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Nov 23

දෙවැනි ටෙස්ට් තරගය 24 දා නාග්පූර් හි දී

ඉන්දියාවේ නාග්පූර් නගරයේ දී මේ මස 24 සිට 28 දක්වා ඉන්දියා – ශ්‍රී ලංකා දෙවන පස්දින ටෙස්ට් ක්‍රිකට් තරගය ආරම්භ වන අතර, ඊට ඉන්දිය කණ්ඩායමේ ප්‍රබලම ක්‍රීඩකයන් දෙදෙනෙකු සහභාගි නොවේ.  මේ ක්‍රීඩකයන් දෙදෙනා වනුයේ ආරම්භක පිතිකරු ශිකර් ධවාන් සහ ප්‍රබල වේපන්දු යවන්නා වන බුවනේෂ්වර් කුමාර්ය. බුවනේෂ්වර් කුමාර් සිය විවාහ මංගලෝත්සවය වෙනුවෙන් නාග්පූර් සහ නවදිල්ලියේ දෙවන හා තෙවන ටෙස්ට් තරග දෙකට ම සහභාගි නොවන අතර, ශිකර් ධවාන් පෞද්ගලික හේතුන් මත දෙවන ටෙස්ට් තරගයට පමණක් සහභාගි නොවන බව ප්‍රකාශ කර තිබේ.   කල්කටාවේ ඊඩ්න් ගාඩ්න්ස් ක්‍රීඩාංගණයේ පැවැති ප්‍රථම ටෙස්ට් තරගයේ දෙවන ඉනිමේ දී ධවාන් ලකුණු 94ක් රැස්කළ අතර, බුවනේෂ්වර් කුමාර් ප්‍රථම ඉනිමේ දී හා දෙවන ඉනිමේ දී කඩුලු හතර බැගින්  දවා තරගයේ වීරයා ලෙස ද නම් කැරිණි.  බුවනේෂ්වර් දෙවන ඉනිමේ දී ලකුණු අටකට… Read More →

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Nov 23

James Vince puts to bed memories of Ashes opening-day horror show | Ali Martin

There was nothing scary under the duvet for England fans at home and satisfaction for the selectors after James Vince’s 83 prevented a repeat of Australia’s rampant start in 2013It was the actor Hugh Laurie who perhaps best summed up the mood back in E…

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Nov 23

Ashes: England close day one of first Test against Australia on 196-4 – video report

England finished day one of the first Ashes Test at 196-4 after a tight affair at the Gabba. Alastair Cook was caught in the day’s third over but Mark Stoneman and James Vince dug in for the tourists and partnered for 125 before being dismissed. Captai…

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Nov 23

Australia’s pace attack off to slow start as Gabba fails to live up to reputation | Adam Collins

A wicket more comparable to England’s pastures green initially muted the hosts’ fearsome quicks as the Ashes got underwayOpening days are overrated. In an Ashes context, we happily forget that they are rarely oracular but it doesn’t stop us retrofittin…

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Nov 23

England’s James Vince says Matthew Hayden will know who he is now

• ‘Comments like that give you extra incentive,’ batsman says of critic after 83• Australia’s Pat Cummins says Root dismissal ‘pretty much the dream wicket’James Vince said that if Australia did not know some of England’s less-vaunted names before the …

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Nov 23

Australia rally as England’s Joe Root falls late on even Ashes opening day

• First Test, day one: England 196-4 at stumps• James Vince makes 83, Alastair Cook out in third overFor a while it all went quiet out there, too damn quiet – at least for the Australians. After all the braggadocio in the build-up to this series, the a…

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Nov 23

ජාතික කාන්තා ක්‍රිකට් පිලට තරුණ ක්‍රීඩිකාවන් ලබාදීමේ වැඩපිළිවෙලක්

ශ්‍රී ලංකා කාන්තා ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩාවේ සංවර්ධනයට මෙතෙක් විශාල අඩුපාඩුවක්ව පැවැති ජාතික කණ්ඩායමට තරුණ ක්‍රීඩිකාවන් ඇතුළත් කිරීමේ වැඩ පිළිවෙල නොබෝදා සාර්ථකව ආරම්භ වූයේ අවුරුදු 23න් පහළ සංවර්ධන කණ්ඩායමක් සකස් කර ඔවුනට එතෙර දී හා මෙතෙර දී තියුණු තරගවලට සහභාගි වීමට අවස්ථාව ලබාදීමෙනි. ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් ආයතනයේ සභාපති තිලංග සුමතිපාල මහතාගේ අදහසක් අනුව ක්‍රියාත්මක වූ මේ ව්‍යාපෘතියේ දී අන්තර් පළාත් හා අන්තර් දිස්ත්‍රික්ක මට්ටමින් දක්ෂතා දැක් වූ අවුරුදු 23න් පහළ ක්‍රීඩිකාවන්ගෙන් තිස්දෙනෙකුගෙන් සමන්විත සංචිතයක් සකස්කර එහි විශේෂ දක්ෂතා පෙන් වූ ක්‍රීඩිකාවන් 16 දෙනෙකු 23න් පහළ ජාතික සංචිතයට තෝරා ඔවුනට මනා පුහුණුවක් ලබාදෙන බව කාන්තා ක්‍රිකට් කැඳවුම්කාරිනිය අප්සරා තිලකරත්න ප්‍රකාශ කරයි. පාසැල් ක්‍රීඩිකාවන් හතරක් සහ අන්තර් සමාජ ක්‍රීඩිකාවන් 12ක් මේ සංචිතයට නම් කැරුණු අතර ඔවුනට දීමනාවක් හා ඇඳුම් පැළඳුම් ක්‍රිකට් උපකරණ ක්‍රිකට් ආයතනය… Read More →

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Nov 23

Sri Lanka Women’s Under-23 Development Squad lose to Thailand Women in first ever tour

The mooting of the Sri Lanka Women’s Under-23 Development Squad’s recent tour of Thailand recently is viewed as a window to boosting the island nation’s women’s cricket. A 16 member squad drawn from the cream of the domestic structure in that age group played three T20 matches against a comparatively experienced Thailand national team that got the better of the exchanges. But the bottom line from a Sri Lankan perspective was that at long last the structure had been put in place by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for lower rung youth teams to gain international exposure to feed the national team like in the men’s cricket. As the Head of Operations of Domestic Cricket, Chinthaka Edirimanne, and the Convener of… Read More →

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Nov 23

Ashes 2017-18: Australia v England: first Test, day one – as it happened

England finished the opening day of the Ashes on 196 for four, with James Vince making a lovely 83 before a strong Australian fightback 9.08am GMT Related: Australia rally as England’s Joe Root falls late on even Ashes opening day 8.19am GMT That was…

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Nov 22

Ashes call would be sweet for Mark Wood after pain of sugar injection

• Lions paceman has radical treatment on problem left ankle• ’I’ve never lived up to my own expectations or other people’s’Mark Wood has been told he could yet feature in the Ashes, with the fast but fragile Durham seamer having had sugar injections in…

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Nov 22

‘Tourism gold’: Australian business expects big wins from the Ashes

Start of men’s series heralds $400m boost to local economy with 30,000 England fans expected to travel for Tests Most people think of the Portuguese explorer when they hear the name Magellan. They’ve never heard of the global equities fund manager that…

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Nov 22

Joe Root: England due an Ashes win at the Gabba – video

Joe Root says it is about time England were victorious at the Gabba, the venue for the first Ashes Test. Australia boast a formidable record at the ground having not lost a Test in Brisbane since 1988, and England last won there in 1986. ‘I think we’re…

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Nov 22

SLC to enter discussions with Hathurusighe

Colombo, 22nd November 2017, Sri Lanka Cricket today (22) confirmed it would explore the possibility of recruiting Chandika Hathurusighe for the post of National Head Coach. President – Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala has written to the Bangladesh Cricket Board informing them that SLC is in discussion with Hathurusighe’s attorneys and would offer him the position subject to the full release of his contractual obligations of the BCB. Speaking on the probable appointment, SLC President said “There’s no doubt that Hathuru would be a great fit for us with the direction of both our short and long terms goals” “I have written personally to the BCB President – Mr. Nazmul Hassan informing him of our intentions.” “The Executive Committee is both convinced… Read More →

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Nov 22

BT and Sky battle to keep England’s Ashes Unnameables anonymous | Marina Hyde

Joe Root is light years away from the visibility David Gower enjoyed and, away from terrestrial TV, some team-mates in Australia might as well be in a witness protection programmeAt the risk of making myself a hostage to fortune, it is very possible th…

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Nov 22

Test Ticket Update

APOLOGIES: Cricket Ireland have had to put the sale of Test Tickets on hold temporarily due to a technical issues.

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Nov 22

Ashes first Test dos and don’ts: what England can learn from Gabba in 1986-87 | Rob Smyth

In Test cricket there is always a precedent to inspire hope. In this case it’s the first Test at the Gabba in 1986-87 when an England team given no chance won so emphatically all the doom was transferred to AustraliaThe last one-off Ashes Test took pla…

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