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Court allows fresh SLC elections

The Appeal Court lifted the stay order issued preventing the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) election from being held and allowed the calling of nominations for fresh elections, today. Sports Minister Faiszer Musthapha and the Secretary to the Ministry has informed the court that steps will be taken to hold fresh …

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West Indies crush Sri Lanka by 226-runs in first Test

West Indies completed a crushing 226-run victory over Sri Lanka just after lunch on the final day of the first Test on Sunday (Jun 10) as the tourists surrendered meekly following the demise of century-maker Kusal Mendis and captain Dinesh Chandimal. Set a daunting target of 453, the Sri Lankans …

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Tendulkar’s son to play against Sri Lanka

Arjun Tendulkar, son of the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, was named in the India under-19 squad that’ll tour Sri Lanka next month. India are due to play two four-day and five one-day matches against the island nation. However, Arjun has only been picked to feature in the two four-day ties. Delhi’s …

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Labrooy re-appointed Chairman of selectors

Sri Lanka Cricket named a new selectors panel for the national cricket team Monday after gambling allegations against the sport’s National Board President prompted government intervention. The Sports Ministry stepped in to manage the Sri Lanka Cricket Board last week, after an Appeals Court suspended elections for the presidency to …

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SLC’s AGM postponed, EGM cancelled following stay order

Sri Lanka Cricket  announced the indefinite postponement of SLC’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) and the cancellation of the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM), which was planned to be held today (31), following the ‘Stay Order’ given by the Court of Appeal. The Court of Appeal today issued a stay order preventing …

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SLC to come under Bribery Act – Sarath Jayamanne

Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) Director General Sarath Jayamanne, PC, yesterday said that the Bribery Act would be amended to include match fixing as a punishable offense.   President’s Counsel Jayamanne said that Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) would come under the Bribery Act.   Responding to …

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ICC conducting full investigation into pitch-fixing allegations

A full investigation led by the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit, is working with full cooperation from all Member countries identified in the Al Jazeera programme, is now underway to examine each claim made, according to Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager – Anti-Corruption Unit. Issuing a statement on Sunday, he said that …

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Sri Lanka Cricket to support ICC match fixing probe

Sri Lanka’s cricket board today said it will extend its fullest cooperation to the International Cricket Council to investigate the latest allegations levelled via media reports, over ‘match fixing’. It has been reported that a documentary by Al Jazeera on match-fixing in the highest level of international cricket to be …

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Second Sri Lankan conquers Mt Everest

Johann Peiris became the second Sri Lankan to conquer the highest peak in the world when he successfully summited Mount Everest at 5.55 a.m. Nepal time yesterday (22).   Johann was a part of the expedition that helped Jayanthi Kuru Uthumpala to become the first Sri Lankan to conquer Mount …

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