India, Sri Lanka 4th ODI to be played amidst tight security

India, Sri Lanka 4th ODI to be played amidst tight security

Colombo, Aug 31 (newsin.asia) - Over 1000 police personnel will be deployed at the 4th One Day International cricket match which will be played between India and Sri Lanka in Colombo on Thursday, police said. Police Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara told reporters here that in addition to the deployment of security personnel, CCTV camera surveillance will also be utilized to maintain...

Sri Lanka selectors resign after defeats to India

Sri Lanka selectors resign after defeats to India

Colombo, Aug 29 - The Sri Lanka selection committee headed by Sanath Jayasuriya has decided to resign following the recent sequence of poor results. As they had already picked the squads for the last two ODIs and sole T20 of the India tour, they will remain in force in case any additions need to be made. The committee will step down...

Sri Lanka Police launch probe against unruly spectators at India Vs SL match

Sri Lanka Police launch probe against unruly spectators at India Vs SL match

Colombo, Aug 29 (newsin.asia) - Sri Lankan Police, on Tuesday said it had launched an investigation to identify suspects who had stirred trouble at an international cricket match played between Sri Lanka and India on Sunday. Police Chief, Pujitha Jayasundara told local reporters that police had commenced a special probe to identify suspects who had thrown water bottles onto the field forcing...

Sri Lanka hopes to play in Lahore, security assessments done

Sri Lanka hopes to play in Lahore, security assessments done

Colombo, Aug 15 - Sri Lanka is committed to playing at least one Twenty20 International against Pakistan in Lahore in September if all logistical and operational plans fall in place. Thilanga Sumathipala, the chairman of Sri Lanka Cricket, at the conclusion of the Asian Cricket Council Annual General Body meeting in Colombo on Sunday (August 12) said that his cricket board had...

Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews resigns, new captains named

Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews resigns, new captains named

Colombo, July 12 (newsin.asia) - Sri Lanka's national cricket captain, Angelo Mathews, on Wednesday announced his resignation as captain from all three forms of cricket - One Day International's, Test Cricket and T20's after Sri Lanka suffered a loss against Zimbabwe in a recently concluded ODI series. In a media briefing held in capital Colombo, Mathews said the loss suffered...

Sri Lanka eyes elephant menace at Hambantota cricket stadium

Sri Lanka eyes elephant menace at Hambantota cricket stadium

Colombo, July 4 - Sri Lanka is to deploy game wardens to stop wild elephants straying onto the pitch when the country hosts Zimbabwe for a series of one-day internationals at the Hambantota stadium. Experts will be on hand for all three ODI games at the 35,000-capacity stadium, which is next to an elephant sanctuary, a wildlife official told AFP...

Sri Lanka Cricket’s Head Coach quits

Sri Lanka Cricket’s Head Coach quits

Colombo, June 24 (newsin.asia) - The Head Coach of the Sri Lanka national cricket team, Graham Ford, on Saturday announced he would be stepping down from his post, Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement. The 56 year old South African, who was more popularly known as ‘Fordy’ was appointed as the Head Coach in February 2016. Under him, Sri Lanka...

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