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Sunday, July 27, 2014
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Sri Lanka Cricket’s hierarchy is clearly of the view that a high profile foreign coach should take them to the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next February-March.In that aspect two names that have been thrown up for the post of either consultant coach or head coach are that...
Hilal
Sunday, July 27, 2014
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Amid the gunshots and landmines of Sri Lanka's 26-year civil war, cricket managed to stay alive: The first time M Kandeepan visited the emigration centre in his city in 1993, the man in combat gear behind the desk asked why he wanted to leave.
Hilal
Saturday, July 26, 2014
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There are 29 controlling clubs out of which only seven play Division III cricket, the lowest level. They play only about six one-day matches a year. But some clubs playing in the Premier, Emerging or Sara tournaments who are not Controlling or Affiliated members, do not get any money...
Hilal
Saturday, July 26, 2014
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For the first time a Chinese Company has come forward to sponsor the Mercantile Cricket Association’s Under-13 and Under-15 Inter-Academy Cricket Tournament for 2014. This was revealed at the presentation of the sponsorship package by Chinese Machinery Engineering Corporation to...
Hilal
Saturday, July 26, 2014
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It is learned that the dressing room does not enjoy the presence of a certain official who is supposed to be the chief reporter of the in-house gossip paper, where the man who matters get the gen of what’s going on – not in the middle. We feel the politicisation of the dressing room has...
Hilal
Saturday, July 26, 2014
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They did it in Adelaide, when they batted out 124.3 overs in a match they were never trying to win. They did it again in Johannesburg, when they saw off 136 overs and surprised everyone by getting within eight runs of a huge target. Now South Africa are gearing up for Survivor 3: SSC.
Daniel Alexander
Saturday, July 26, 2014
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Most declarations aren’t quite as complicated as they might be perceived from outside the dressing room, but the one Angelo Mathews is likely to have to make on the fourth day of the ongoing Test match will be trickier than most.
Hilal
Saturday, July 26, 2014
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Rangana Herath was in the Sri Lanka dressing room when his destiny two days into the future began to materialise. On the first morning of the Test, Vernon Philander bustled in from the SSC's South End and sent his first one down, full and wide for Upul Tharanga to leave alone.
Daniel Alexander
Saturday, July 26, 2014
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The Proteas' reputation for cheating has been established, but the fact that it has happened twice brings up the question: is the punishments for such corrupt acts severe enough to deter players?
Island Cricket
Saturday, July 26, 2014
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Tillakaratne Dilshan and Jason Roy will be among the star attractions when Surrey begin their Royal London One-Day Cup Group B campaign against Glamorgan at Guildford tomorrow. Dilshan is in the twilight of a career that has seen him amass more than 8,000 runs in 285 one-day...
Viraj Kohlitha
Saturday, July 26, 2014
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Sri Lanka secured a 150-run lead against South Africa at the close of play on day three of the second Test in Colombo on Saturday after dismissing the Proteas for 282 in their first innings.
Island Cricket
Saturday, July 26, 2014
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Sri Lanka batsman Mahela Jayawardene feels South Africa's batsmen have made their chase look a lot tougher than it needed to be, and have increased the value of Sri Lanka's first innings score. Sri Lanka made 421 in Colombo, all out in the afternoon on day two, and the Proteas...
Ryan
Saturday, July 26, 2014
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South Africa need only a draw at the SSC to regain the coveted No. 1 Test ranking and they batted as if that was their sole objective. Since the start of the innings midway through the second day, their batsmen have only been bothered about consuming time, deeming run-scoring as an...
Daniel Alexander
Saturday, July 26, 2014
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Star bowler Lasith Malinga had told Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) officials yesterday that he has still not decided whether he would represent the local Southern Express team or the IPL team Mumbai Indians at the forthcoming Champions League tournament.
WZRD
Friday, July 25, 2014
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Sri Lankan skipper Ashan Priyanjana top scored with 111, and received excellent support from Chathuranga de Silva, Mahela Udawatte, and Danushka Gunatilleke.
AmilaSaman
Friday, July 25, 2014
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Sri Lanka learned of the perils of defensive cricket earlier in the year in Sharjah, when they batted cautiously through the Test, as they aimed to preserve their 1-0 series lead. On that occasion, Pakistan blew them away on the final day, wiping out four days of Sri Lanka's slow...
Hilal
Friday, July 25, 2014
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Sri Lanka tightened their grip on the second Test with South Africa on day two as they made 421 before reducing the visitors to 98-3 at the close. Resuming on 305-5, and Mahela Jayawardene looking to kick on having reached his 34th Test century on the first day...
Jagath Perera
Friday, July 25, 2014
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Among the prominent NDC programmes later this year would be the planned disbursement of this huge amount of money among stakeholders and it appears obvious that the massive money donation campaign is likely to be financed by the bank overdraft from the Bank of Ceylon.
Siyadoris
Friday, July 25, 2014
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Ashan Priyanjan scored 111 off 70 balls as Sri Lanka A romped to a 107-run victory over Ireland at Stormont. The result gave the tourists an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-game series, which concludes at Coleraine on Sunday. Sri Lanka A posted 329-8 off 50 overs after winning the toss...
Hilal