Kumar Sangakkara spoke to Durham TV's Rob Scanlon after signing for the county champions
Sri Lanka's star batsman Kumar Sangakkara arrived in the UK on April 29, 2014, to play for Durham in the County Championships to prepare for Sri Lanka's tour of England in May. Watch the videos below courtesy of Durham CC.
What do you think of Sri Lanka's ICC World Twenty20 2014 kit? Here are some photos of the jersey, let us know what you think.
Sri Lankan cricket greats Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene will be on the TV show Who Wants to be a Millionaire on Thursday, November 28, 2013, on MTV Sports.
Suraj Dandeniya was appointed tournament director for the ICC World Cup 2011 in Sri Lanka at a time when his uncle DS De Silva (aka Somachandra De Silva) was the chairman of the interim committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). Dandeniya came under intense media pressure and criticism and allegations of nepotism were raised.
When Mahela took over from Marvan as captain and Sangakkara was his deputy, the pair were determined to infuse youth into the side and show the door to the seniors. Mahela was only handed captaincy because Marvan was injured but after Marvan recovered he found it tough to even get a game. Remember the 2007 World Cup?
Sri Lanka lost the final of the ICC World Twenty20 last Sunday, and it was a massive disappointment to thousands of Sri Lankan fans.
Brian Thomas, who was Sri Lanka Cricket's media manager from 2009 until his contract was not renewed earlier this year, has written an article on The Island paper today which I highly recommend everyone read.
I won't ruin it for you. Watch the video. It's hilarious!
Prior to the first Test against Pakistan at Galle this week, Tillakaratne Dilshan had been in woeful form. Along with his inexperienced partner at the other end, Sri Lanka's openers were often exposing their middle order to the new ball over the last 12 months, which resulted in them being blown away for less than 250 more often than not.
This was posted on Roshan's Twitter.
Kumar Sangakkara talks about his his unbeaten century (161) v Pakistan, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 21 October 2011.
Audio courtesy of Osman Samiuddin. Please follow him on Twitter: http://twitter.com/OsmanSamiuddin
When your captain urges patience before a tour, it is a sign that all is not well. That's the message Sri Lankan captain Tillakaratne Dilshan had for supporters, the media and presumably also the selectors before leaving for the UAE.
Unless an absolute miracle transpires, when we go out to bat during our second innings, Sri Lanka are all set to lose the first Test against Australia at Galle. It seems inevitable given our batsmen's recent record.
It has become quite fashionable these days to pin everything on the all powerful Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). But let's face it; the failure of the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL), which has been postponed less than two weeks before the start of the T20 tournament, was destined to fail.