Island Cricket - Home of the Sri Lanka Cricket Fan http://www.islandcricket.lk/rss.xml Home of the Sri Lanka cricket fan en Who is the world's best batsman under 30? http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/who-is-the-worlds-best-batsman-under-30 <!-- 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/screenshot058.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"> A golden run with the bat for Sri Lanka has Mathews rounding out the top five highest ranked Test batsmen. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/who-is-the-worlds-best-batsman-under-30#comments Angelo Mathews Sun, 24 May 2015 07:32:14 +0000 Short-Leg 42809 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Should Kusal Perera be included in the Test squad? http://www.islandcricket.lk/poll/srilankacricket/should-kusal-perera-be-included-in-the-test-squad-0 <!-- 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 class="form-item" id="edit-choice-0-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-0"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-0" name="choice" value="0" class="form-radio" /> Yes</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1" name="choice" value="1" class="form-radio" /> No</label> </div> </div> </div> <input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-vote" value="Vote" class="form-submit" /> </div> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-b5f9733dc531518dc16cffb7f440eaaf" value="form-b5f9733dc531518dc16cffb7f440eaaf" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-poll-view-voting" value="poll_view_voting" /> </div> </div></form> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/poll/srilankacricket/should-kusal-perera-be-included-in-the-test-squad-0#comments Kusal Janith Perera Pakistan A in Sri Lanka 2015 Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2015 Sun, 24 May 2015 05:26:10 +0000 Daniel Alexander 42808 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Did Pakistan A tamper with ball? http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/did-pakistan-tamper-with-ball <!-- 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/screenshot054.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"> Incident occurred just before Mir Hamza started the fifth over of the day, when umpires, Prageeth Rambukwella and Deepal Gunawardane intervened and changed the ball after they found that it was heavil </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/did-pakistan-tamper-with-ball#comments Pakistan A in Sri Lanka 2015 Sun, 24 May 2015 04:55:32 +0000 AngeloP 42807 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Lankan cricket on chopping block or at crossroads? http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/lankan-cricket-on-chopping-block-or-at-crossroads <!-- 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/screenshot005_3.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"> Once again de Silva explained that the membership in one voice expressed their view and said that they would not wait till next January and wanted us to request for elections by August 31. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/lankan-cricket-on-chopping-block-or-at-crossroads#comments ICC Mohan de Silva Navin Dissanayake SLC Sun, 24 May 2015 00:15:01 +0000 WZRD 42806 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Quarter-finalists to battle in September - Red Bull Campus Cricket 2015 http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/quarter-finalists-to-battle-in-september-red-bull-campus-cricket-2015 <!-- 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/rain20mars20third20day20of20red20bull20cricket_47df5fbb-2d90-404b-9a4c-ee4e9da1daf51.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"> The preliminary round matches of the Red Bull Campus T20 Cricket 2015 which was played for the last three days came to end yesterday at the Thurstan College grounds in Bauddaloka Mawatha. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/quarter-finalists-to-battle-in-september-red-bull-campus-cricket-2015#comments Domestic Cricket Sun, 24 May 2015 00:05:49 +0000 WZRD 42805 at http://www.islandcricket.lk National cricketers must live by example http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/national-cricketers-must-live-by-example <!-- 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/cwc2015-srilanka1.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"> Their priorities become different, they need time for advertisements, endorsements, Social Functions and everything else and there is no time to play in the SLC organized Premier tournaments despite b </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/national-cricketers-must-live-by-example#comments Angelo Mathews Domestic Cricket Kumar Sangakkara Lasith Malinga Mahela Jayawardena SLC Tillakaratne Dilshan Sun, 24 May 2015 00:00:13 +0000 WZRD 42804 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Kithruwan Vithanage and Kusal Perera hammer tons to save Sri Lanka A http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/kithruwan-vithanage-and-kusal-perera-hammer-tons-to-save-sri-lanka <!-- 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/87311.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"> On a day where Royal College regained the Bradby Shield after 4 years, two former Royalists – Kithruwan Vithanage and Kusal Janith Perera saved the day for Sri Lanka A scoring fabulous tons as the 3rd </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/kithruwan-vithanage-and-kusal-perera-hammer-tons-to-save-sri-lanka#comments Kithuruwan Vithanage Kusal Janith Perera Pakistan A in Sri Lanka 2015 Sat, 23 May 2015 20:08:36 +0000 Cricket StatsGuru 42803 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Usual suspects CSK and MI in dream final http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/usual-suspects-csk-and-mi-in-dream-final <!-- 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/prv_e2569_14323645321.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"> As the dust settles on another frenetic season of Indian Premier League (IPL), the usual suspects - Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians - remain the last teams standing. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/usual-suspects-csk-and-mi-in-dream-final#comments Chennai Super Kings IPL 2015 Lasith Malinga Mumbai Indians Sat, 23 May 2015 18:03:02 +0000 Ryan 42802 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Vithanage, Perera tons in drawn game http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/kusal-perera-and-kithuruwan-vithanages-centuries-helped-sl-secure-draw <!-- 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/155320.31.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 A 273 (Kusal Perera 90, Gamage 76, Alam 4-40) and 411 for 5 (Vithanage 136, Kusal Perera 102*, Azam 2-63) drew with Pakistan A 580 for 8 (Masood 182, Amin 127, Lahiru Gamage 4-112) </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/kusal-perera-and-kithuruwan-vithanages-centuries-helped-sl-secure-draw#comments Kithuruwan Vithanage Kusal Janith Perera Pakistan A in Sri Lanka 2015 Sri Lanka A team Sat, 23 May 2015 13:50:58 +0000 Cricket StatsGuru 42801 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Bittersweet return for Sri Lanka's 2009 bus hero http://www.islandcricket.lk/videos/sri-lanka/cricket/bittersweet-return-for-sri-lankas-2009-bus-hero <!-- google_ad_section_start --><!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/videos/sri-lanka/cricket/bittersweet-return-for-sri-lankas-2009-bus-hero#comments Meher Mohammad Khalil Pakistan Terror Attacks 2009 Sri Lanka in Pakistan 2009 Sat, 23 May 2015 11:20:43 +0000 Viraj Kohlitha 42800 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Sussex vs Somerset, NatWest T20 Blast, 2015 - Highlights http://www.islandcricket.lk/videos/sri-lanka/cricket/sussex-vs-somerset-natwest-t20-blast-2015-highlights <!-- google_ad_section_start --><!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/videos/sri-lanka/cricket/sussex-vs-somerset-natwest-t20-blast-2015-highlights#comments Mahela Jayawardene Sussex Sat, 23 May 2015 11:14:27 +0000 Viraj Kohlitha 42799 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Sri Lanka Women take lead with D/L win against West Indies Women http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/sri-lanka-take-lead-with-dl-win <!-- 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/145109.31.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 Women beat West Indies Women by five runs in a rain- affected game in Colombo to lead the three-match T20 series 1-0. West Indies, after being inserted to bat, put up 109 for 6 in 2 </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/sri-lanka-take-lead-with-dl-win#comments West Indies Women in Sri Lanka 2015 Women's Cricket Sat, 23 May 2015 10:16:47 +0000 WZRD 42798 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Women's cricket team players forced to perform sexual favours, probe finds http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/427970523/womens-cricket-team-players-forced-to-perform-sexual-favours-probe-fi <!-- google_ad_section_start --><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-ic-news-photo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/icnews/000_ic156195262.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Women&#039;s cricket team players forced to perform sexual favours, probe finds" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sri Lanka&#39;s sports ministry said on Friday that an investigation had found evidence that members of the national women&#39;s cricket team had been forced to perform sexual favours for officials in order to earn or keep their places in the squad. </p> <p><a href="http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/427970523/womens-cricket-team-players-forced-to-perform-sexual-favours-probe-fi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/427970523/womens-cricket-team-players-forced-to-perform-sexual-favours-probe-fi#comments Navin Dissanayake SLC Women's Cricket Sat, 23 May 2015 06:59:06 +0000 Island Cricket 42797 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Jayasuriya, Mahanama to play for charity in aid of victims of Nepal earthquake http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/jayasuriya-mahanama-to-play-for-charity <!-- 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/sanath-jayasuriya-roshan_201505220959261.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"> Retired Sri Lankan cricketers Sanath Jayasuriya and Roshan Mahanama have expressed willingness to play a charity cricket match in aid for the victims of Nepal earthquake. Malaysian cricket bo </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/jayasuriya-mahanama-to-play-for-charity#comments Roshan Mahanama Sanath Jayasuriya Sat, 23 May 2015 01:34:04 +0000 WZRD 42796 at http://www.islandcricket.lk ICC sceptical about Sri Lankan government http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/icc-sceptical-about-sl-govt <!-- 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/10icc12.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"> International Cricket Council (ICC) has questioned if Sri Lanka’s new government is acting in the best interest of cricket, after SLC Interim Committee member Nuski Mohamed informed ICC of the actions </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/icc-sceptical-about-sl-govt#comments ICC Mahinda Rajapaksa Navin Dissanayake Nuski Mohamed SLC SLC Elections 2015 Fri, 22 May 2015 07:49:33 +0000 WZRD 42795 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Sports Minister blundered retaining SLC treasurer Nuski Mohamed – Arjuna Ranatunga http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/sports-minister-blundered-retaining-slc-treasurer-nuski-mohamed-arjuna-ranatung <!-- 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/screenshot182.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"> Former Sri Lanka cricket captain Arjuna Ranatunga says that Minister of Sports Navin Dissanayake had blundered in appointing the treasurer of the previous committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Nuski Mo </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/sports-minister-blundered-retaining-slc-treasurer-nuski-mohamed-arjuna-ranatung#comments Arjuna Ranatunga Navin Dissanayake Nuski Mohamed SLC SLC Elections 2015 Fri, 22 May 2015 07:24:31 +0000 Neil Weerasekara 42794 at http://www.islandcricket.lk IPL 8: T20 is not a bowler's nightmare, says Shane Bond http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/ipl-8-t20-is-not-bowlers-nightmare-says-shane-bond <!-- 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/21shane-bond-11.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"> &quot;I don&#039;t think these rules are against bowlers. It is a challenge for the players to reinvent their game ... </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/ipl-8-t20-is-not-bowlers-nightmare-says-shane-bond#comments IPL 2015 Lasith Malinga Mumbai Indians Fri, 22 May 2015 07:19:04 +0000 Neil Weerasekara 42793 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Man who saved Sri Lankan team from 2009 attack in Pakistan still in trauma http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/man-who-saved-sri-lankan-team-from-2009-attack-in-pakistan-still-in-trauma <!-- 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/svdriver_gallery_600x3951.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"> Meher Khalil earned fame and success after saving Sri Lanka&#039;s cricket team from a deadly 2009 attack in Pakistan, but the bus driver calls the incident &quot;tragic&quot; and says it is best forg </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/man-who-saved-sri-lankan-team-from-2009-attack-in-pakistan-still-in-trauma#comments Meher Mohammad Khalil Pakistan Terror Attacks 2009 Fri, 22 May 2015 07:01:10 +0000 Neil Weerasekara 42792 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Kumar Sangakkara hits ton in Surrey draw http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/kumar-sangakkara-hits-ton-in-surrey-draw <!-- 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/_83147082_sangakkaraempics21.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"> Kumar Sangakkara scored his second Championship century for Surrey as their Division Two match with Northants ended, as expected, in a draw. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/kumar-sangakkara-hits-ton-in-surrey-draw#comments Kumar Sangakkara Surrey Fri, 22 May 2015 06:51:48 +0000 Neil Weerasekara 42791 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Sri Lanka to discipline officials over harassment of women cricketers http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/sri-lanka-to-discipline-officials-over-harassment-of-women-cricketers <!-- 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/360087-sri-lanka-ckt-fans2-7001.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"> &quot;The Committee report found evidence of sexual harassment by members of the Sri Lanka Cricket Women&#039;s management team against several members of the Sri Lanka Cricket women&#039;s team and t </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/sri-lanka-to-discipline-officials-over-harassment-of-women-cricketers#comments Navin Dissanayake SLC Women's Cricket Fri, 22 May 2015 06:49:11 +0000 Neil Weerasekara 42790 at http://www.islandcricket.lk