Asanka Gurusinha, the former batsman and member of the 1996 World Cup winning team, has been appointed as Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) new Chief Cricket Operations Officer. SLC hopes this move will bridge the gap between the national team and its talent production line. Gurusinha will relinquish his duties as manager of the national team
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Sri Lanka Cricket’s elections will be held at the board’s Annual General Meeting on 19th May, SLC has announced, with the deadline for nominations set for April 27. Incumbent President Thilanga Sumathipala confirmed that he would run for another two-year term following recent changes to Sri Lanka’s Sports Law. “The Minister of Sports recently changed
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Ed Smith, the former Kent and England batsman turned journalist and commentator, has been confirmed as England’s national selection. His first task will be to select a squad to face Pakistan next month. Here are some of the issues he needs to answer Stick or twist England were thwarted by New Zealand’s lower order in
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Mohammad Mithun and Mosaddek Hossain hit centuries to help South Zone secure a draw against Central Zone, after they had conceded a 111-run first-innings lead in Rajshahi. After being sent in, South Zone collapsed to 191 all out in 49.5 overs, with only opener Fazle Mahmud (40) passing 30. Seamer Ebadat Hossain and left-arm spinner
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Australia will tone down their sledging under new Test captain Tim Paine as the team try to repair their damaged reputation following the ball-tampering controversy in South Africa which led to three players being handed significant bans. Paine was named the new Test captain when Steven Smith was suspended for the final Test in Johannesburg
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Virat Kohli remains eager for a spell in county cricket ahead of India’s tour of England later this year after it was confirmed last month that the BCCI had granted permission for him to seek a deal. Test success in England remains the one major missing piece to Kohli’s stellar career after he endured a
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The Law Commission of India has recommended bringing the BCCI under the Right to Information (RTI) Act since it performs the functions of a public body. And should the government approve and follow through on this view, the board could be grappling with far-reaching consequences. Several members of the ruling dispensation in Delhi currently hold
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Ed Smith has emerged as the favourite to be appointed as England’s new head selector. While the ECB have not confirmed the appointment, Smith is understood to have been preferred from a shortlist that also included Andy Flower, Derek Pringle, Mike Selvey and one of the current selectors, Mick Newell. Angus Fraser, another of the
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Surrey head coach Michael Di Venuto has left the door ajar for David Warner and Steven Smith to play for the county during their ball-tampering bans if the ECB were to permit the pair to be available for the English domestic game. Di Venuto is a former Australia batting coach, having held the role from
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The Irani Cup may not be part of the 2018-19 Indian domestic calendar, and the Ranji Trophy could instead feature an additional knockout round. These changes will come into effect if the Supreme-Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) approves a list of proposals drafted by the BCCI’s technical committee during a meeting on Monday. The technical
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There are some enduring mysteries in international cricket, those that produce no satisfactory answer. Why the Lord’s ground slopes precipitously from north to south, whether WG Grace was a deity or a dirtbag, and how cricket can claim to be a global sport when next year’s World Cup will have fewer participants than its kabaddi
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Colin Bland, the Bulawayo-born allrounder who played 21 Tests for South Africa between 1961 and 1966, died at his home in London on Saturday night, aged 80. Bland suffered from colon cancer for several years. Bland played first-class cricket for Rhodesia, including fixtures against New Zealand in 1961. He impressed with an innings of 98,
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