Once again CEAT and Sri Lanka Cricket join forces to showcase and reward the legends of Sri Lanka Cricket at the prestigious annual awards ceremony.
This clash lacks the intensity of the do or die type clashes.
Fittingly the iconic Muttiah Muralitharan gets to perform in front of his adoring masses at the picturesque Pallekele Stadium in Kandy today. As part of his farewell tour
This is a match up between the heavy weights in Group A.Both still with desires to finish the group on top. So what can we expect in this much touted clash? Here are my keys:
The curse and beauty of the Sri Lankan Team is they rarely get recognition for not only the fine Team they are but also the very talented individuals in the Team. Like the classic example is Kumar Sangakkara.... Answer this...... If a question was asked on a global cricket site about who is the World best batsman? How many would say Sanga - I dare say very few..... But this is more about the lack of coverage he gets rather than his record which pretty much dwarfs everyone else.
When I was aged six, I started my school life journey with my massive friend called 'Train'. I lived in Gampaha. Gampaha is also major district in Sri Lanka. It is situated 32km away from Colombo in Western Province in Sri Lanka. I saw lots of things through this journey. But one thing to me was very special. It’s a river called Kelani, which is one of the major rivers in Sri Lanka. In the morning & evening when it is sparkling with sun rays.It is a majestically beautiful sight to see. I think no one in trains ever experienced a sight as beautiful as this. Or the people in the river bank, I think they never took in this sight that is so part of the rich culture of my beloved Nation. This river is the life blood of Sri Lanka for many. For it gives water to drink, electricity for power. Sadly people neglect this river in regard to never full appreciating its meaning to Sri Lanka. It carries their tears, laughs and also sadly their wastes. Though it never blames them. It carries all these heavy burden & flows very calm & quiet to the sea. I remembered that a local cricket commentator said that there is a cricketer just like this river. When he scored nothing in a match all criticized him (especially journalists), but when he scored massive runs no one talked about that, only “a good work”! But all cricketers honor him . He is well known as Mahela.
In the past few days I've come across many forums which have been posting gossip about Tillakaratne Dilshan and three other players of our team involved in a misbehaviour incident while touring Zimbabwe this June. There were also rumours that Dilshan has been banned from entering Zimbabwe in future.
Meanwhile, it was also reported that unofficial reports from the Sri Lankan government state that, the Sri Lankan President had been aware of the incident from top to bottom.
Here's some exciting news for cricket fans in Canada! Soon you may be able to see the likes of legendary players like Sanath Jayasuriya, Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Shahid Afridi, Graeme Smith and Mike Hussey playing alongside local cricketers and representing their respective home countries in the Canada Cup T20 this summer.
Veteran cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya returned to form as Ruhuna humiliated Sri Lanka Cricket Combined XI in the BOC Inter - Provincial Cup match here today.
So the big Indian Premier League Auction 2010 is over and Thissara Perera was the only Sri Lankan who was auctioned, Chennai buying him for $ 50,000.
20 years ago a young gun called Sanath Teran Jayasuriya made his debut for Sri Lanka and today he holds numerous records in the game being one of the most feared batsman even today.
World Cricket Watch is currently conducting a poll on various cricketing websites for their Cricket Website Awards 2009 (The Cricketing Oscars).
Islandcricket.lk has been nominated in the 'The Best Cricket Forum' award section, and we urge our readers to kindly give the site a look and vote for your favourite cricket forum / website.
As far back as I recall, since my childhood, I remember just one name which means "Cricket" to me. Being an Indian by birth, it's obvious cricket is one sport we all Indians die for, and I was not an exception.
Sanath Jayasuriya was invited as the Chief guest during the recently held CricFest 2009 at Colombo University.