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Minister stops Sri Lanka cricket team leaving for India

Sri Lankan Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera stopped nine cricketers leaving for India on Tuesday to take part in a one-day series because he was unhappy with the team choice, sources said.   The nine players were on their way to Colombo airport late Monday for the overnight flight when they …

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SL players struggle due to Delhi pollution; wear face masks

Delhi pollution has become a menace for the residents of Delhi in recent months. And on Sunday, it came to affect the Sri Lankan players during the Test against India at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium. Coming back from lunch, several Sri Lankan cricketers including captain Dinesh Chandimal, Suranga Lakmal and …

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Indian scored 610 and declared

India 610 for six wickets declared in the 1st innings of the 2nd test against Sri Lanka,lead by 405 runs. Kohil 213, Pujara 143 runs, Vijay 128 Sharma scored 102 not out. Dilruwan took three wickets for 202 runs.

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Dasun Shanaka fined for ball tampering

Sri Lanka fast bowler Dasun Shanaka was Saturday fined 75 percent of his match fee for ball tampering, cricket authorities said, in the ongoing second Test against India in Nagpur. According to the International Cricket Council, Shanaka was charged by match officials for “changing the condition of the ball”, after …

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Chandika Hathurusinghe for post of National Head Coach

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), the cricket authority Wednesday confirmed that it would explore the possibility of recruiting Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusingha for the post of National Head Coach. President of Sri Lanka Cricket, Thilanga Sumathipala has written to the Bangladesh Cricket Board informing them that SLC is in discussion …

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Sri Lanka squad named for Indian tour

Sri Lanka’s selectors have axed opening batsman Kaushal Silva and top-order batsman Kusal Mendis from the 15-member squad named for the three-match Test series against India that gets underway later this month. Silva, who made a comeback in the two Test series in UAE against Pakistan, made 67 runs in …

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Thilan Samaraweera appointed as batting coach

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has signed up former Test cricketer Thilan Samaraweera as the batting coach of the senior team. Samaraweera will be contracted with SLC until the 2019 World Cup. The solid former middle order batsman migrated to Australia after retiring in 2013 and has had several coaching experience …

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Pakistan beat Sri Lanka

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by two wickets in a sensational last over finish in the second Twenty20 international in Abu Dhabi on Friday, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Fast bowler Faheem Ashraf became the first Pakistan bowler to achieve a hat-trick which reduced Sri Lanka to …

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