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Shaminda Eranga’s bowling action cleared

The International Cricket Council (ICC)  confirmed that the bowling action of Sri Lanka’s Shaminda Eranga has been found to be legal, and the player can now resume bowling in international cricket. Eranga underwent a re-assessment of his bowling action at the ICC accredited testing centre in Chennai with the assessment …

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Angelo Mathews steps down as captain from all formats

Sri Lanka’s skipper Angelo Mathews has stepped down as Sri Lanka captain in all three formats, following his Sri Lanka’s 3-2 ODI series loss to Zimbabwe. Mathews, who called the defeat “one of the lowest points” of his career and said in its aftermath that he would discuss his captaincy …

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Zimbabawe beat SL to secure series win

Zimbabwe beat Sri Lanka by three wickets to win the series, 3-2. Sri Lanka scored a grand total of 203 for 8 wickets, in the space of 50 overs, while Zimbabwe who batted second, finished the match with a score of 204 for 7 wickets in 38.1 overs. The match …

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Sri Lanka beat Zinbabwe

Openers Danushka Gunathilaka and Niroshan Dickwella completed maiden international centuries as Sri Lanka chased down a record target of 311 to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series against Zimbabwe at the Mahinda Rajapakasa Stadium in Suriyawewa yesterday. Sri Lanka cruised to victory with eight wickets and 16 balls …

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Term of SLC’s Sanath led Selection Committee extended

The term of the Sri Lanka Cricket’s National Selection Committee Chaired by Sanath Jayasuriya had been extended by six month, the Sri Lanka Cricket announce today. “Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera had extended the term of the Committee till December 31, 2017,” the SLC said. The Committee is comprised of Sanath …

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Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe

Debut at home ground and then a hat-trick to make the occasion special; it doesn’t get better than that as Richmond College’s Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva announced his arrival at the world stage as Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by seven wickets in the second ODI here in Galle yesterday.   …

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Malinga to miss 2nd ODI due to viral influenza

Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga has been ruled out of the second one-day international against Zimbabwe today as he is suffering from viral influenza, SLC announced . Malinga who is just short of his 300th ODI scalp, has been diagnosed with a viral influenza while medical reports have ruled …

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Zimbabwe chase down 317 to stun Sri Lanka

Solomon Mire smashed 112 off 96 balls as Zimbabwe scored a historic six wicket win over Sri Lanka in their opening one-day international in Galle on Friday. Zimbabwe hit 322-4 as they passed Sri Lanka’s 316 with more than two overs to spare. It was the first time a visiting …

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PAFFREL to receive MP dual citizen list

Immigration and Emigration Department officials have informed People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) that they would be able to provide the names of Members of Parliament who are holders of dual citizenship and the relevant details of such citizenships within the next two to three weeks, PAFFREL Executive …

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