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Thursday, April 24, 2014
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It used to not mean much that Eshani Lokusuriyage, 29, was a senior member of the Sri Lankan national women’s cricket team. “In the past, when we said that we played professional cricket, people would laugh or say, ‘As if girls can play cricket,’” Lokusuriyage says.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Alastair Cook believes there will be no animosity between England and Sri Lanka this summer following Paul Farbrace's defection. Farbrace resigned after just four months as Sri Lanka head coach earlier this week, and he has now been appointed as assistant coach to new England boss...
Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Paul Farbrace was today confirmed as England's Assistant Coach by Paul Downton, the Managing Director England Cricket, and he will begin work with immediate effect. Following negotiations between the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) an agreement was...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Hameedia, Sri Lanka’s leading menswear brand, has been involved with the Sri Lankan Cricket team for decades. According to a statement released by the company, Hameedia stated, was quoted as saying “We at Hameedia’s are always behind the Sri Lankan Cricket team and are very proud of...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket Nishantha Ranatunga has bought a house in Australia, reports say. A Sri Lankan expatriate, Manjula Munasinghe, has facilitated the buying of the house by Ranatunga. The person who had sold the house had received half of the payment through an Indian account..
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Paul Farbrace comes to the role of England’s assistant coach with a reputation for being well grounded, so it is typical that his first thought when asked about the terrorist attack he and the Sri Lanka team endured in Lahore five years ago is not about how it affected him but with the...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Wednesday dropped plans to take disciplinary action against senior players Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara. "We have sorted out the matter by talking to the two players," SLC Chairman Jayantha Dharmadasa said. The SLC was responding to public...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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There were rumours Farbrace had encountered issues with delays in pay during his 15-week tenure with Sri Lanka, and the past three months had also been characterised by upheaval around the team, thanks largely to a contracts dispute between the board and the players.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Ed Joyce believes Ireland will never have a better chance of toppling world champions Sri Lanka than when the two sides meet in a fortnight’s time in the RSA Insurance ODI Series.The Bray native is named in a 13-man squad for the games at Castle Avenue,Clontarf on Tuesday May 6 and...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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A timeline of the Sri Lanka players' run-in with Sri Lanka Cricket over their contracts: 2003 - SLC agrees to share a percentage of ICC event fees with players. 2010-11 - SLC runs up debts of almost $70 million as it constructs stadiums for the 2011 World Cup...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Sri Lanka have rested a clutch of big names for their two-match One-Day International series in Ireland, starting at the Clontarf Cricket Club Ground in Dublin on May 6. Apart from squad for the two ODIs against Ireland, the selectors on Wednesday (April 23) also announced a 15-strong...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Ireland's two ODIs against Sri Lanka will be streamed live via YouTube after an agreement was struck with Irish online TV provider Aertv. The broadcast, which will be supported by the ICC's Development Programme, will make use of four high-definition cameras as well as replays...