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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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The iconic cricket cheerleader of Sri Lanka, Percy Abeysekera, will be 78 not out today, July 30. He proudly says he is only two days younger to Sri Garfield Sobers who was born on 28th July, 1936. "My best birthday presents were our glorious victories at cricket in Bangladesh and U....
Hilal
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Star batsman Kumar Sangakkara has opened out saying that a ‘powerful’ cricket official has been victimising him. The former captain had several run ins with this ‘powerful’ official during his tenure as national captain and after that, and yesterday alleged that the individual had a...
AmilaSaman
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Lasith Malinga has opted to play for Mumbai Indians instead of Southern Express in the 2014 edition of the Champions League Twenty20, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) confirmed on Tuesday (July 29).
Island Cricket
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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A classy, orthodox batsman who persuades the ball rather than hitting it shouldn't have succeeded in limited-overs cricket, but Jayawardene's razor-sharp cricketing brain and eye for improvisation allowed him to adapt his style of play to short-form requirements of limited-overs...
Hilal
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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India will host the sixth edition of the world's premier domestic T20 competition from 13 September 2014 to 4 October 2014. The tournament will follow a format similar to the three previous editions, with a Group Stage preceded by a Qualifier. A total of 29 matches will be played in...
Hilal
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Sri Lanka dominated the second Test in Colombo from day one, and yet they could not take all 20 South African wickets and level the series. Their spinners were impressive, and Mahela Jayawardene's ton was the highlight, but they could not breach the visitors' defenses.
Daniel Alexander
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Lasith Malinga will represent Mumbai Indians at the Champions League T20 over the Southern Express side he led to the Super Fours title in Sri Lanka. Although he will not turn out for them, Malinga has over the past few days negotiated higher pay for the Express side, for their...
Daniel Alexander
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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A break out series, in which he was easily the most menacing Sri Lanka bowler on two spin-friendly tracks. There were occasional poor overs in Galle, but at the SSC, Perera's lines and lengths were impeccable. The deliveries to dismiss AB de Villiers and Vernon Philander in the first...
Daniel Alexander
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Malinga's local team Southern Express team manager Shane Fernando said that Malinga had indicated his decision to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Chief Executive Ashley de Silva yesterday, the last day of the deadline given to Sri Lanka T20 captain to decalre his decision...
Siyadoris
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Sri Lanka A and New Zealand A, who are currently on tour in England, will play each other in a 50-over fixture on Saturday and will feature in a triangular series involving hosts England, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced in a change to the previously published itinerary.
Island Cricket
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Often Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews plays his cards close to his chest at media briefings, but yesterday, after his side lost their first home series to South Africa in 21 years, he criticized spinner Ajantha Mendis, who failed to make an impact.
AmilaSaman
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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After announcing his Test retirement, Mahela Jayawardene reflected back on some of the highs and lows of his career and revealed the reasons to retire. Jayawardene, 37 will play his last Test against Pakistan on his home ground, Sinhalese Sports Club.
Jagath Perera
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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The fifteen members of Southern Express team captained by Malinga would thus be paid a ten percent of the SLC nett income from the tournament which totals to around US $ 390,0000 (Rs. 51.48 million) after the deduction of taxes and other expenses from the gross income US $ 500,000.
Siyadoris
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Mathews acknowledged they did not have the ruthless streak required to clean up the tail, and knows they must improve in that area in the future. "We found it really hard to get the tailenders out," said Mathews. "They all can bat and hang around."
AmilaSaman
Monday, July 28, 2014
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Pakistan cricket team's head coach and former Pakistani pace bowler, Waqar Younis, has said in a statement that he is hopeful that Pakistan cricket team will defeat Sri Lanakan team during the upcoming series of two test matches and three one day matches in Sri Lanka.
WZRD
Monday, July 28, 2014
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The South Africans were booed by the small but noisy crowd at the SSC ground after Tahir indulged in some time wasting tactics towards end of play.
Island Cricket
Monday, July 28, 2014
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Angelo Mathews heaped praise on Sri Lanka’s spin twins – Rangana Herath and Dilruwan Perera – for nearly bowling the team to a dramatic win on the final day of the second Test against South Africa at the Sinhalese Sports Club on Monday (July 28).
Ryan
Monday, July 28, 2014
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Traditions are the ties that connect groups of people even when individuals change. It is also how sports teams define a philosophy. An hour-and-a-half after play in Colombo, once the presentation, media engagements and autograph signing was done, the South Africa team walked down the...
Neil Weerasekara
Monday, July 28, 2014
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Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews on Monday lavished praise on his ace spinners for nearly winning his team the second Test against South Africa with their lion-hearted effort. The hosts were agonisingly close to victory, having taken eight wickets in the second innings, but South Africa...
Daniel Alexander