Island Cricket - Home of the Sri Lanka Cricket Fan http://www.islandcricket.lk/rss.xml Home of the Sri Lanka cricket fan en UK visa issue prevents club from signing Sri Lankan player http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/uk-visa-issue-prevents-club-from-signing-sri-lankan-player <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/screen_shot_05-06-16_at_08.48_am.png" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PENRITH Cricket Club has abandoned its plans to bring Harsha Vithana from Sri Lanka to be its professional this season. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/uk-visa-issue-prevents-club-from-signing-sri-lankan-player#comments Harsha Vithana Fri, 06 May 2016 12:49:57 +0000 Ryan 48058 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Points system in cricket is 'nonsense', says Michael Vaughan http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/points-system-in-cricket-is-nonsense-says-michael-vaughan <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/1098273-michaelvaughanreuters-1462518832-379-640x4801.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> “It’s an over-complication that is not needed,” he told BBC. “I think it is nonsense. Sometimes too many brains around the room complicate it. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/points-system-in-cricket-is-nonsense-says-michael-vaughan#comments Sri Lanka in England 2016 Fri, 06 May 2016 12:45:32 +0000 Ryan 48057 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Cook, Sangakkara and Warne - Ian Bell's All Time XI http://www.islandcricket.lk/videos/sri-lanka/cricket/cook-sangakkara-warne-ian-bells-all-time-xi <!-- google_ad_section_start --><!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/videos/sri-lanka/cricket/cook-sangakkara-warne-ian-bells-all-time-xi#comments Kumar Sangakkara Fri, 06 May 2016 11:35:46 +0000 WZRD 48056 at http://www.islandcricket.lk ODI GOAT: Warne v Murali - Your Vote Counts http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/odi-goat-warne-v-murali-your-vote-counts <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/05warne-v-murali.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Two masters of the art of spin go head-to-head in the round of 16 - who gets your vote? </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/odi-goat-warne-v-murali-your-vote-counts#comments Muttiah Muralitharan Fri, 06 May 2016 10:02:35 +0000 Straight Drive 48055 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Jeffrey Vandersay off the playing field http://www.islandcricket.lk/albums/photos/srilankacricket/48054 <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-imagealbum"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/image_albums/screen_shot_05-06-16_at_05.39_am.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket photo" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/image_albums/10957751_10206784464992023_4575566342679362164_n.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket photo" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/image_albums/10570272_10204525141830356_794534804691162987_n.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket photo" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/image_albums/61006_10203179618513114_876230449_n.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket photo" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/image_albums/12278627_10208369998589372_6624743314704731666_n.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket photo" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Photos of Jeffrey Vandersay off the cricket field. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/albums/photos/srilankacricket/48054#comments Jeffrey Vandersay Off the field Fri, 06 May 2016 09:45:15 +0000 Natz 48054 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Niroshan Dickwella on vacation with friends http://www.islandcricket.lk/albums/photos/srilankacricket/48053 <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-imagealbum"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/image_albums/13010614_878426662268068_4875317873490216152_n.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket photo" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Niroshan Dickwella enjoying Sinhala and Tamil New Year holidays with friends on April 14, 2016. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/albums/photos/srilankacricket/48053#comments Niroshan Dickwella Off the field Fri, 06 May 2016 09:32:52 +0000 Natz 48053 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Danushka Gunathilaka with his mum on Mother's Day http://www.islandcricket.lk/albums/photos/srilankacricket/48052 <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-imagealbum"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/image_albums/0555169691.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket photo" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Danushka Gunathilaka at a restaurant with his mum on Mother&#039;s Day. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/albums/photos/srilankacricket/48052#comments Danushka Gunathilaka Off the field Fri, 06 May 2016 09:22:24 +0000 Natz 48052 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Sri Lanka cricket team's arrival in the UK for 2016 tour http://www.islandcricket.lk/videos/sri-lanka/cricket/sri-lankan-cricket-team-arrives-in-london <!-- google_ad_section_start --><!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/videos/sri-lanka/cricket/sri-lankan-cricket-team-arrives-in-london#comments Sri Lanka in England 2016 Fri, 06 May 2016 07:54:33 +0000 AmilaSaman 48051 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Perera wallops Tahir for two match-changing 6s in IPL http://www.islandcricket.lk/videos/sri-lanka/cricket/match-changing-66-perera-wallops-tahir-for-two-sixes <!-- google_ad_section_start --><!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/videos/sri-lanka/cricket/match-changing-66-perera-wallops-tahir-for-two-sixes#comments IPL IPL 2016 Rising Pune Supergiants Thisara Perera Fri, 06 May 2016 05:30:12 +0000 AmilaSaman 48050 at http://www.islandcricket.lk ශ්‍රී ලංකා "ඒ" පිලට එංගලන්ත ජාතික කණ්‌ඩායම නියෝජනය කළ ප්‍රාන්ත පුහුණුකරුවෙක්‌ http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket-156 <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/screen_shot_05-06-16_at_06.12_am.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ලබන සතියේදී අපි පුහුණුකරුවා කවුද කියල ස්‌ථිරව දන්වන්නම්. මොකද තවම ඒ පුහුණුකරුවාට එංගලන්ත ප්‍රාන්ත බළධාරීන් දැනට තියෙන ගිවිසුමෙන් නිදහස්‌ වීමට අවස්‌ථාව දීල නැහැ. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket-156#comments SLC Sri Lanka A Fri, 06 May 2016 02:32:56 +0000 AmilaSaman 48049 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Perfection requires time and planning - Muralitharan http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/perfection-requires-time-and-planning-muttiah-muralitharan <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/maxresdefault_1.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> “Perfection doesn’t just happen to you, perfection needs to be planned,” said Muttiah Muralitharan, the legendary and highest wicket-taker in Test cricket. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/perfection-requires-time-and-planning-muttiah-muralitharan#comments Muttiah Muralitharan Thu, 05 May 2016 21:11:54 +0000 Sujan 48047 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Sri Lankan team arrives in England http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/sri-lankan-team-arrives-in-england <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/1462469502_sri20lanka20cricket20team20welcomed20in20london21.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Sri Lanka Cricket Team received a warm welcome at the London Heathrow Airport as they embarked on a two-month tour of England and Ireland. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/sri-lankan-team-arrives-in-england#comments Sri Lanka in England 2016 Thu, 05 May 2016 20:19:29 +0000 Jagath Perera 48046 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Thirimanne joins Sri Lanka team in UK after getting visa http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/thirimanne-joins-team-after-getting-visa <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/screen_shot_05-05-16_at_04.15_pm.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lahiru Thirimanne, who was named as a last minute inclusion for Sri Lanka&#039;s upcoming tour to England flew one day after the team left today (5) with team official Dupil Samarasekara according to </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/thirimanne-joins-team-after-getting-visa#comments Lahiru Thirimanne Sri Lanka in England 2016 Thu, 05 May 2016 20:17:03 +0000 Jagath Perera 48045 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Legends knocked out of ODI GOAT http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/legends-knocked-out-of-odi-goat <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/ponting.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In one of the closest match-ups so far, Sri Lanka legend Sanath Jayasuriya took down Australia&#039;s three-time World Cup-winning batsman Ricky Ponting with 52 per cent of the more than 24,000 votes. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/legends-knocked-out-of-odi-goat#comments Sanath Jayasuriya Thu, 05 May 2016 14:43:07 +0000 Daniel Alexander 48044 at http://www.islandcricket.lk "SLC can get inspired by Leicester City, anything is possible" – Wettimuny http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/slc-can-get-inspired-by-leicester-city-anything-is-possible-sidath-wettimuny-vi <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/untitled_5.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In a special Around The Wickets segment, former Sri Lanka Test &amp; ODI opening batsman, Sidath Wettimuny talks on how to cope with English conditions, the most feared bowlers in his time and how T20 </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/slc-can-get-inspired-by-leicester-city-anything-is-possible-sidath-wettimuny-vi#comments Roshan Abeysinghe Sidath Wettimuny SLC Sri Lanka in England 2016 Thu, 05 May 2016 13:59:20 +0000 AmilaSaman 48043 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Cork expects England to dominate Sri Lanka http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/dominic-cork-england-strong-favourites <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/angelo-mathews-sri-lanka-test-cricket_3461015.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sri Lanka have touched down in England as they look to back up their Test-series victory over Alastair Cook&#039;s side in 2014 - but can Angelo Mathews&#039; team win again? </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/dominic-cork-england-strong-favourites#comments Sri Lanka in England 2016 Thu, 05 May 2016 13:34:45 +0000 AmilaSaman 48042 at http://www.islandcricket.lk ලක් කණ්ඩායමට එරෙහිව එංගලන්ත මාධ්‍ය වැඩ අරඹයි http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket-155 <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/6d4c7918-d7f8-4af3-a15a-45d9c6cfb947.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> බ්‍රිතාන්‍ය ජනමාධ්‍ය මේ වනවිට ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රීඩකයින්ගේ මානසිකත්වය දුර්වල කිරීමට සුපුරුදු ක්‍රියාවලිය ආරම්භ කර තිබේ. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket-155#comments Angelo Mathews Dinesh Chandimal Sri Lanka in England 2016 Thu, 05 May 2016 08:42:21 +0000 AmilaSaman 48041 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Should Kapugedera be included in the Test squad? http://www.islandcricket.lk/poll/srilankacricket/should-kapugedera-be-included-in-the-test-squad <!-- google_ad_section_start --><form action="/rss.xml" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="poll-view-voting"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="vote-form"> <div class="choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div 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claims allegedly involving India's Raina http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/slc-to-investigate-match-fixing-claims-allegedly-involving-indias-raina <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/srilanka_cricket_board-621x414_01.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Executive Committee (EC) of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will commence a fresh investigation into the scandal involving India&#039;s Suresh Raina entertaining a woman, who had been linked to a bookie a </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/slc-to-investigate-match-fixing-claims-allegedly-involving-indias-raina#comments Asia Cup 2010 Match Fixing Allegations SLC Thu, 05 May 2016 07:39:06 +0000 Neil Weerasekara 48039 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Is Thirimanne the best batsman in the SL team? http://www.islandcricket.lk/blogs/srilankacricket/mahela-fan/is-thirimanna-the-best-batsman-in-srilankan-team <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>Yesterday, just Prior to the departure ,Anjelo mathews said , thirimanna is the best batsman of srilankan team and he further said that thirimanna is well equipped with a good batting technique.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.islandcricket.lk/blogs/srilankacricket/mahela-fan/is-thirimanna-the-best-batsman-in-srilankan-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.islandcricket.lk/blogs/srilankacricket/mahela-fan/is-thirimanna-the-best-batsman-in-srilankan-team#comments Lahiru Thirimanne Thu, 05 May 2016 05:01:20 +0000 Mahela Fan 48037 at http://www.islandcricket.lk