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Friday, April 18, 2014
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Welcome back, then, the Indian Premier League. As of Wednesday morning the IPL is among us again, busily re-establishing itself as cricket's whizziest, gaudiest pop-up western town of a sporting sideshow, not to mention – by its own figures – the second most lucrative sports...
Friday, April 18, 2014
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The ECB will announce a new England head coach on Saturday with Peter Moores, who was sacked from the role five years ago, set for a second chance at the job with Paul Farbrace, the recently appointed Sri Lanka coach, tipped to come on board as Moores' assistant.
Friday, April 18, 2014
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Sri Lanka's head coach Paul Farbrace has been interviewed for the role of assistant-coach by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and is contemplating a move back to his native England after serving only four months of his two-year contract with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC).
Friday, April 18, 2014
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Chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya said the players had been asked to inform about their availability for the twin tours beginning May 6 and ending on June 28. Sri Lanka will engage Ireland in two ODIs in Dublin on May 6 and 8 before starting the England tour with two T20 matches.
Friday, April 18, 2014
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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) officially stated that former skipper Kumar Sangakkara has officially announced his willingness to retire from Twenty20 International cricket today (18). “SLC wishes to announce that Mr. Kumar Sangakkara has tendered his resignation from T20 International cricket...
Friday, April 18, 2014
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Chief national selector Sanath Jayasuriya said yesterday that he had asked all Sri Lanka players to inform him of their availability for the Ireland and England tours by last night in order to pick the final squads for the tour which begins with two One Day Internationals against Ireland...
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.