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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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Sri Lankan cricket fans struggle to wake up at 3.30am but, like their faltering cricket team, they go about it manfully. Those who woke in time to see Angelo Mathews win the toss should have been forgiven for thinking that, in overcast conditions, Lasith Malinga would rip through Afghanistan...
Daniel Alexander
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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It has been notified that Jeevan Mendis has sustained an injury at practices and is presently awaiting the ICC’s doctors to visit and asses him and his medical reports will be forwarded to the ICC Technical Committee for a replacement.
Daniel Alexander
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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Sri Lanka and Bangladesh were dealt injury blows ahead of Thursday's World Cup clash at the Melbourne Cricket Ground with both Jeevan Mendis and Mushfiqur Rahim taken to hospital for assessment.
AmilaSaman
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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The grounds are small. The bats heavy. The batsmen strong. The balls forever new. The pitches flat. The fielders in the circle. The spectators impatient. There is glory in boundaries. The stage is set. And ICC’s World Cup formula — for better or worse, for entertainment or disaster — is in place.
Dias
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara is often described as a fox on the field who has several tricks up his sleeve. Off the field, he is one of the gentlest cricketers around. After scoring his triple century against Bangladesh early last year, Sangakkara following the post-match press conference, patiently
Jagath Perera
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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Dav Whatmore, now the coach of Zimbabwe, was born in what was then Ceylon, now Sri Lanka. Whatmore emigrated to Australia as a child and played seven Tests for his adopted country. But it was as a coach that Whatmore, 60, sealed his reputation in cricket, guiding Sri Lanka to the 1996 World Cup...
Jagath Perera
Monday, February 23, 2015
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After Angelo Mathews saw the coin turn his way and like in Christchurch where he asked the opponents to bat, what one saw after that was some poor and unimaginative cricket from the more experienced Lankan Lions.
WZRD
Monday, February 23, 2015
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Bangladesh on Monday were granted permission to call-up Shafiul Islam to replace fast bowler Al-Amin Hossain who was kicked out of the ICC Cricket World Cup squad for breaking a curfew. Al-Amin, 25, was booted out of the tournament for returning to the team hotel in Brisbane after the 10pm deadline.
Hilal
Monday, February 23, 2015
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While Pakistan and England have an almighty mess to sort out in their remaining group games of the World Cup, the Associates continue to impress through a refreshingly tenacious approach.
abcofcric
Monday, February 23, 2015
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The tranquil nature of Dunedin in the South Island of New Zealand is a far cry from the hustle and bustle of Colombo. But it is a city that Sri Lanka have been in twice over the last month in a country they’ve been in for nearly two months now.
Daniel Alexander