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Hathurusingha to ban music at cricket training

New Sri Lanka cricket coach Chandika Hathurusingha pledged to get tough with the under-performing national team, including banning music in training, while demanding “full control” over selection, the Daily Mail reported today. Asked about reports that players were admonished for listening to music in practice, Hathurusingha said after his first training …

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Murali no-balling ‘disrespectful’-Waugh

Former Australian captain Steven Waugh has said that the no-balling Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan during the famous Boxing Day Test match in MCG back in 1995 was ‘disrespectful’ and ‘should have been sorted out beforehand.’ “I just felt it was a bit unfair the way it unfolded. We all knew …

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India to series win

India opener Rohit Sharma hit a century off just 35 balls in Indore to help his team post an incredible 260 for 5. Thisara Perera won the toss and put India in to bat reasoning that the small boundaries made chasing easier but he hadn’t factored in some explosive batting. …

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India beat Sri Lanka

India beat Sri Lanka by 93 runs in the first T20 International in Cuttak. Indian scored 180/3 in their 20 overs and Sri Lanka all out in 16 overs. Upual Tharanga scored 23 runs and Kusal Perera 19 runs.

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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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