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Monday, February 1, 2016
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Whilst Woodhall Spa CC commenced pre-season training at the weekend, overseas player Malinga Bandara will be able to loosen up for the new campaign in warmer climes when he takes part in the inaugural Masters Champions League in the United Arab Emirates.
Jagath Perera
Monday, February 1, 2016
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Former England Cricket team captain David Gower today suggested reducing the test matches to four days, limiting the first innings to certain time and keep the pace of the game up to make test cricket more interesting.
Jagath Perera
Monday, February 1, 2016
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Sport has always played a large part in the life of students at Trinity College Kandy. There is evidence to show that both cricket and tennis were played in this institute. However, cricket was not looked at seriously at Trinity in the early years due to want of a ground.
Jagath Perera
Monday, February 1, 2016
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Sangakkara is so serious about his game that he even admitted that he still gets nervous before the start of any innings despite it not being an international match. “The nervous(ness) come in, you want to get off strike and you want to start getting good rhythm and struggle for about 20 balls...
Short-Leg
Monday, February 1, 2016
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Sri Lankan great Kumar Sangakkara laughed off talk of coming back from retirement and said that his main focus was to go out there and give his best every time. The elegant southpaw got the Masters Champions League off to a blistering start by smacking 86 for the Gemini Arabians.
Jagath Perera
Monday, February 1, 2016
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Avishka Gunawardene stood bang in the middle of two nets, his muscular figure tall and straight. His position was such that he had the perfect view of the action. He didn’t speak much. His focus unwavering. And, every now and then, he exclaimed and barked out orders, then reverted to quiet...
Jagath Perera
Monday, February 1, 2016
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Earlier this week, we said that Sri Lanka Cricket has become a laughing stock. On Thursday they proved that they are off their heads too. They recalled misfiring fast bowler Dilhara Fernando to T-20 side for the three match series against India.
Short-Leg
Monday, February 1, 2016
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The much-awaited Masters Champions League has finally taken off. The question in everyone’s mind is: whether this tournament will be a success or not? Being skeptical about the success of any event is human. Even when the once popular Cricketers Benefit Fund Series (CBFS) was launched in Sharjah...
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Monday, February 1, 2016
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Brad Hodge and Kumar Sangakkara added 105 runs for the unbroken third wicket stand as Gemini Arabians notched up their second successive victory in the Masters Champions League T20 tournament beating Leo Lions by eight wickets, here today.
Jagath Perera
Monday, February 1, 2016
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Among the four CSN directors arrested on Saturday is Nishantha Ranatunga, a younger brother of Sri Lanka's World Cup winning cricket captain Arjuna Ranatunga who is the Ports minister under Sirisena. The arrests followed months of investigations into the CSN station...
Jagath Perera
Monday, February 1, 2016
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We Lankans will have to grow bigger than petty politicians who have no vision for the sport other than their own vested interests. We need a better tournament which could develop cricketers who will be as effective as the Burns of Australia. If not we all could end up at the FCID the very moment...
Jagath Perera
Monday, February 1, 2016
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India, who are also leading the rankings table in Tests, overtook West Indies to reach the top rank in the shortest format with 120 rating points, two more than the Caribbean unit. Sri Lanka, ICC World Twenty20 defending champions, are currently ranked third.
Jagath Perera