Sri Lanka

Having cut salaries last year, a now-financially stable SLC will return player payments to just above their previous levels. Some national players had had their earnings trimmed by as much as 30%, when SLC moved to a performance-based model of remuneration in 2017. But the board has now announced a raise of 34%, after posting
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Sri Lanka will have two of their senior players Angelo Mathews and Suranga Lakmal fit and available for the Test series in West Indies in June. Both players had been named in the travelling squad, but the selectors were concerned with their match fitness. However, following an eight-day training camp, SLC now believe both players
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Sri Lanka Cricket’s board elections will be held on May 31 after the country’s sports ministry gave its go-ahead following consultation with the Attorney General’s department. SLC elections had initially been announced for May 19, but were postponed on April 27 on technical grounds. SLC contested that they had received permission from previous Sports Minister
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Roshen Silva‘s extended his stretch of outstanding batting form, hitting 168 and a 112-ball 89 for Galle in the third and final round of Sri Lanka’s Super Fours Provincial first-class tournament. Those runs, against Kandy, brought his tournament tally to 535 from five innings. He finished 220 run clear of the next best batsman, Niroshan
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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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Fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera is in doubt for Sri Lanka’s Test tour of the West Indies in June, due to a back complaint. He has also been ruled out of at least the first three weeks of the IPL, and remained in Colombo instead of joining the Rajasthan Royals squad. Further medical tests will determine
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Russel Arnold, the former Sri Lanka batsman, and commentator, has been appointed tournament director for the Lankan Premier League, to be played in August and September. Having officially signed on several days ago, Arnold’s work begins in earnest in May. Although planning remains in the early stages, Sri Lanka Cricket is also attempting to lure
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The first round of Sri Lanka’s Super Four Provincial Tournament – the first of its kind since 2013 – produced two draws, with Roshen Silva, Lahiru Thirimanne, Ashan Priyanjan, Niroshan Dickwella, Mahela Udawatte and Sachithra Senanayake making hundreds in batting-friendly conditions. Among the major criticisms of Sri Lanka’s club-based first-class tournaments is that bowlers are
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Pakistan women 215 (Nahida 46, Kanchana 2-35, Siriwardene 2-40) beat Sri Lanka women 107 (Hansika 35, Mir 4-27, Sandhu 3-18) by 108 runs Sana Mir celebrates a wicket International Cricket Council Spinners Sana Mir, Nashra Sandhu, Nida Dar and Bismah Maroof claimed all ten wickets between them to roll over Sri Lanka women for 107 in
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Pakistan women 250 for 6 (Maroof 89, Dar 38, Weerakkody 2-46) beat Sri Lanka women 156 (Weerakkody 29*, Mir 4-32) by 94 runs Sana Mir catches Chamari Atapattu at midwicket Getty Images/ICC Pakistan climbed to the top half of the ICC Women’s Championship table with a resounding 94-run win against Sri Lanka in Dambulla, on the
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Pakistan 250 for 6 (Javeria 113*, Siriwardene 2-40) beat Sri Lanka 181 (Atapattu 46, Siriwardene 44, Maroof 3-17) by 69 runsScorecard Javeria Khan celebrates her century Getty Images Batsman Javeria Khan struck her second ODI century to help Pakistan go 1-0 up in their three-match series, part of the ICC Women’s Championship, against Sri Lanka in
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The enemy of my enemy is my friend. So goes the ancient Sanskrit proverb that for Sri Lankan cricket fans has probably, during the better part of the last two decades, been exhaustively internalised when it comes to drawing allegiances in neutral contests involving India. Exactly how that became the case though is unclear. Circa
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Aggressive bodily contact, shoving, agitated yelling, pointed fingers and a shattered dressing room door, all marred the rancorous finish and the immediate aftermath, of the Nidahas Trophy match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The shattered door was likely the doing of somebody inside the Bangladesh dressing room in the moments after victory was sealed –
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