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Thursday, April 17, 2014
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After forming the Cricket Board the first ever tour by a visiting team was undertaken by the West Indies on 12th February 1949. In 1948 the Australian invincible captained by Sir Don Bradman toured Ceylon (as Sri Lanka was then known) and played a whistle stop match at Colombo Oval.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Sri Lanka's cricketers have not signed their contracts yet and so far they have not given any reason for it nor issued any official explanations for not doing so."Various people say different things about the contract but we have not received any intimation from the cricketers...
Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Former Sri Lanka captain and ex-ICC Director Arjuna Ranatunga has expressed his disappointment that no objections were raised against the presence of sidelined President of BCCI N. Srinivasan at a recent International Cricket Council meeting.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
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England are lining up Sri Lanka's World Twenty20 winning coach Paul Farbrace for a senior role within the new coaching set-up, which will be finalised over the next few days. Farbrace has been interviewed this week by the England and Wales Cricket Board and is pondering a move back...
Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh on Thursday said it was difficult to cope with the World Twenty20 final defeat against Sri Lanka but he was learning to take disappointments in his stride. "As a team we played a fantastic tournament and displayed emphatic cricket all around. But in the...
Thursday, April 17, 2014
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The following year he brought the curtain down on his Test career with a fairytale finish, taking his 800th wicket, the last of the Indian innings, in a win for Sri Lanka in Galle.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Lasith Malinga's unplayable toe-crushers have made him a Twenty20 superstar, and a rich man. It took him only four balls to show off that ability and an already struggling Gautam Gambhir had no clue against it. The Kolkata captain, who had scored nothing in seven deliveries, managed...
Thursday, April 17, 2014
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For those cricket watchers who take a cynical view of the world game - one that regards the various national governing bodies as spanning a wide spectrum of (in)competence and being motivated more by self-interest than an overwhelming deference towards the greater good - 2014 is shaping...
Thursday, April 17, 2014
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The seventh season of Pepsi Indian Premier League was flagged off in Abu Dhabi with an opening event rich in cricketing pedigree as well as a generous dose of fun and frolic. It began with a welcome note by Sheikh Nahayan Mubarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community...
Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Lasith Malinga came up with a fine performance with the ball but the Mumbai pacer felt he was responsible for his team's loss as Kolkata began their campaign with a 41-run win against the defending champions in Abu Dhabi.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Cricket is a game of innovation as much as it is of tradition and class.You need to keep growing; stagnation will lead to the opposition cracking the code to break you and defeat you. However,there are some weapons that never go blunt. One of them is the perfect yorker. Lasith Malinga...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Sri Lanka Under-17 will meet England Under-17 in three ODI matches and a three-day match at Colombo and Kalutara from April 17 to 26. Charith Asalanka of Richmond College Galle will lead Sri Lanka Under-17. Kaveen Bandara of D.S. Senanayake College is his deputy.