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Sunday, April 20, 2014
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World's newest Twenty20 champions Sri Lanka were in for a major shock yesterday when England Cricket Board appointed Peter Moores as England's head coach and was all set to make Paul Farbrace his deputy. Englishman Farbrace, 46, came in as Sri Lanka coach in January this year...
Sunday, April 20, 2014
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There was intense speculation last week that England were lining up Sri Lanka’s World Twenty20 winning coach Paul Farbrace for a senior role within the new coaching set-up, which wasfinalisedon Saturday with the appointment of Peter Moores as Head Coach.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
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What will be the Selectors' approach when it comes to the T20 captaincy? That is obviously the question of many people. With the selectors somewhat embarrassed by the sudden lack of form the official skipper Chandimal showed in the Last World T20 and with a standing skipper Lasith...
Saturday, April 19, 2014
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If one thought that Twenty20 was all about slam-bang cricket, one has to take a closer look at how Sri Lanka bowled in the final of the recently concluded ICC World T-20 to figure out that it is, in fact, not so.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
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ECB has let down SLC badly. After all the assurance that the Big Three will play a crucial role in protecting the game and helping the lesser affluent boards, ECB has gone back on its words. Farbrace’s defection is a massive setback for SLC. Finding a successor for Graham Ford proved to...
Saturday, April 19, 2014
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A much talked about school cricketer in Kandy is Hansamal Perera, the tall, upright, stylish batsman from St. Sylvester’s College. He enjoyed his most successful season in 2013/14 when he accumulated nearly 800 runs, which included two big hundreds and five fifties.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Some Sri Lankan fans had left the ground by that stage as there was going to be only one winner. But some die-hard fans remained hoping for a miracle to happen. That exactly was what took place that night at MCG. That was also the night where Mathews emerged as a star in the making.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Star batsman Kumar Sangakkara has conquered tough conditions all over the world. His magnificent 192 in Hobart in 2007 against an attack that comprised Brett Lee, Mitchell Johnson and Stuart MacGill is the highest individual score by a Sri Lankan against Australia...
Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Now the cricket summer is over. Here in Sri Lanka it is cricket autumn. Till the IPL rain is over, the majority of the cricketers will take a well-earned break, after three months of continuous hard work. After the summer’s activity where they won the hearts of the cricketing world...
Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Sri Lanka Cricket’s strong man and secretary Nishantha Ranatunga says national cricketers who are in a standoff with the authorities will have to sign their annual central contracts on offered terms, even though they are on a high winning the T-20 World Cup.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Farbrace who was Sri Lanka’s Assistant coach to Trevor Bayliss earlier was brought down mainly by the efforts of chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya, after incumbent batting coach Marvan Atapattu was hotly tipped to take over the job from Graham Ford who quit at the end of 2013.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Ranjit Fernando: Former Sri Lanka vice-captain: Sri Lanka’s Twenty20 World Cup victory epitomizes the true spirit and character of our cricket. Great team spirit and enjoying each other’s success was the feature which was projected to the world. Sri Lanka showed that natural skills, grit...