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Feb 21

Shehan Madushanka suffers hamstring injury

Media Release
20th February, 2018
Fast bowler Shehan Madushanka suffered a hamstring injury during the 2nd T20 match, Sri Lanka played against Bangladesh in the concluded series.
The extent of his injury will only be ascertained following a MRI scan, w…

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Feb 20

Rain washes out Ireland warm-up clash with Scotland

Rain intervened to end play early today, as Ireland XI took on Scotland XI in a 50-over warm-up match in Pretoria, ahead of next month’s ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers.

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Feb 20

Alex Hales: England ODI opener to play only white-ball cricket for Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire’s England ODI opener Alex Hales is to follow Adil Rashid’s lead and give up red-ball cricket.

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Feb 20

I do have a dream to get up there among the top ten batsmen in world cricket – Kusal Mendis

The defining slogan, ‘born with a silver spoon in the mouth’ does befit Sri Lanka’s latest batting star, 23-year old Kusal Mendis whose natural flair has propelled the lad from Moratuwa from a bad patch back to his element. Blessed with a willow work from his childhood days when he swished a bat as a 7-year old at Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa, Mendis does certainly air about business with the bat when he says, “I do have a dream of achieving the targeted goal of becoming among the top ten batsmen in world cricket.” Fresh from his batting exploits in Sri Lanka’s clean sweep of Bangladesh, Balapuwaduge Kusal Gimhan Mendis, hailing from Rawathawatte, Moratuwa, in an interview on Monday,… Read More →

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Feb 20

ලෝකයම ගරු කරන අපේ ක්‍රිකට් අනන්‍යතාවය දැන් නැවත දකින්න පුළුවන් – ක්‍රිකට් සභාපති

“ශ්‍රී ලාංකිකයන්ටම ආවේණික වූ ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩා විලාශයක් අතීතයේ සිටම අපසතුයි.  ලොව අපට ගරු කරන්නේ මේ ක්‍රීඩා රටාවටයි.  වත්මන් ක්‍රිකට් කණ්ඩායම මේ තත්ත්වයට ළගාවි සිටීම සතුටට කරුණකැයි ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් ආයතනයේ සභාපති තිලංග සුමතිපාල මහතා ප්‍රකාශ කරයි.  සුමතිපාල මහතා එසේ පැවසුවේ බංග්ලාදේශයේ ක්‍රිකට් සංචාරය සාර්ථකව නිම කර ආපසු සියරට පැමිණි ශ්‍රී ලංකා කණ්ඩායම පිළිගැනීම සඳහා ක්‍රිකට් ආයතනයේ පැවැති උත්සව සභාව අමතමිනි.” “ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩාව ශ්‍රී ලාංකිකයන්ගේ සිතටත් ගතටත් ඉතාම සමීප සැවොම ළැදි ක්‍රීඩාවක්.  මහජනතාවගේ අපේක්ෂාව වූයේ සම්පූර්ණ ප්‍රතිසංවිධානයකින් ක්‍රීඩකයන්ගේ සහජ දක්ෂතා ඔපමට්ටම් කරගෙන දක්ෂ කණ්ඩායමක් බිහිවනවා දැකීමයි.   මේ සඳහා පසුගිය දිනවල අපගත් ක්‍රියාමාර්ගයන්හි ප්‍රතිඵල දැන් ඵල ගැන්වෙනවා.  චන්දික හතුරුසිංහ, තිලාන් සමරවීර හා රුමේෂ් රත්නායක පුහුණුකරුවන් ලෙස පත්කිරීමෙන් පසු කණ්ඩායම අද විශාල ප්‍රගතියක් ලබා ඇතැයි ද සුමතිපාල මහතා ප්‍රකාශ කළේය.” රංගන හේරත්ට ලොව… Read More →

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Feb 19

Trevor Bayliss calls on ECB to hire Paul Farbrace as England’s T20 coach

• Head coach feels his role should not be across all three formats• England begin five-match ODI series in New Zealand on SundayTrevor Bayliss, England’s head coach, has urged the England and Wales Cricket Board to consider hiring a specialist coach fo…

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Feb 19

Bayliss makes his point over T20 but the accountants’ minds are made up | Vic Marks

The England coach wants to keep international cricketers fresh but the decision-makers are more concerned with income than careers – Twenty20 Internationals are here to stayFrom somewhere deep in New Zealand on England’s never-ending tour Trevor Baylis…

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Feb 19

Ireland XI to take on Sussex in T20 to honour career of Ed Joyce

Cricket Ireland and Sussex Cricket have today confirmed that they will honour the long-service and career achievements of one of their most successful players, Dublin-born Ed Joyce, by playing a T20 match between Sussex Sharks and an Ireland XI at Arun…

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Feb 19

Sam Northeast: Hampshire sign Kent batsman on a four-year contract

Hampshire win the race to sign Kent batsman Sam Northeast on a four-year contract.

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Feb 19

Chilaw Marians CC, Sri Lanka Ports Authority, BRC and NCC win

MAJOR LEAGUE SUPER 8 TOURNAMENT: Chilaw Marians CC, Sri Lanka Ports Authority, BRC and NCC won their matches in the final round of Major League Super 8 Tournament played last week. At the CCC grounds, Chilaw Marians CC registered a massive 264-run win over SSC.  Put into bat, Chilaw Marians set about in typical rollercoaster fashion with both openers Shehan Jayasuriya and Ashen Silva hammering centuries. The duo shared in a record 245-run alliance with Jayasuriya striking 146 off 159 balls inclusive of 19 boundaries and Silva 105 off 227 balls containing 15 boundaries in a total of 372. SSC was bowled out for 232 with Jayasuriya capping a superb all-round performance claiming 4 wickets for 48 and going on… Read More →

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Feb 19

දෙවන 20-20 තරගයත් ජයගත් ශ්‍රී ලංකාව අභිමානවත් ලෙස සංචාරය නිමකරයි

බංග්ලාදේශයේ පැවැති ශ්‍රී ලංකා-බංග්ලාදේශ දෙවන හා අවසාන 20-20 තරගයෙන් ලකුණු 75ක පහසු ජයක් අත්කරගත් ශ්‍රී ලංකාව තරග දෙකකින් සමන්විත වූ තරගාවලිය ජයගත්තේ 2-0ක් ලෙසිනි.  ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ඕවර 20 අවසානයේ කඩුලු හතරකට ලබාගත් ලකුණු 210ට පිළිතුරු ලෙස බංග්ලාදේශයට ඕවර 18.4ක දි සියලු ක්‍රීඩකයන් දැවී ලබාගත හැකි වූයේ ලකුණු 135ක් පමණෙකි. මේ ජයග්‍රහණයත් සමඟ මෙවර බංග්ලාදේශ සංචාරයේ සීමිත ඕවර පණහ, ටෙස්ට් හා 20-20 තරගාවලි තුනේ ම ජය අත්වූයේ ශ්‍රී ලංකා කණ්ඩායමට ය.  20-20 තරගාවලියේදීත් ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රීඩකයන් පන්දුවට පහරදීම, පන්දු යැවීම, හා පන්දු රැකීම යන අංශ තුනෙන් ම බංග්ලාදේශයට වඩා බෙහෙවින් ඉදිරියෙන් සිටීමට සමත් ව සිටි බව පැහැදිලි ය.  ශ්‍රී ලංකා කණ්ඩායම සංචාරය ආරම්භයේ මඳක් දුර්වල තත්ත්වයක් පෙන්නුම් කළත්, තරගාවලිය නිම වනවිට ඔවුන් පසුවූයේ දැඩි ආත්ම විශ්වාසයක, සටන්කාමී ක්‍රීඩා විලාශයක හා ජයග්‍රහණ… Read More →

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Feb 18

Shaun Marsh: Glamorgan boost as Ashes star Marsh starts season

Australian star Shaun Marsh will start the 2018 season for Glamorgan, who have announced a pre-season trip to Dubai.

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Feb 18

Man of the Match Kusal Mendis parties with big 70 as Lankans bash Bangladesh in clean sweep

Twenty three-year old Kusal Mendis, earmarked as Sri Lanka’s little prince of batting on the blocks, bludgeoned 70 off 42 balls to steer his side to a-75 run triumph over   Bangladesh in the final T 20 at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. It was the perfect Sunday best scripting the Lankans yearned for as Mendis set the tone reeling 6 boundaries and 3 sixes in a total of 210 for 4 wickets after being put into bat. Sri Lanka maintained a run rate of 10.5 an over. Mendis  put on 98 for the first wicket in 11 overs with Dhanushka Gunathilaka who clobbered 42 off 37 inclusive of 3 boundaries and 2 six. Mendis, who progressively reached his element from… Read More →

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Feb 18

Twenty20 internationals should be abolished, says England’s Trevor Bayliss

• England coach concerned about exhausting schedule• ‘I’d just let the franchises play. There’ll be blowout’Trevor Bayliss used his post-match debrief to call for an end to international Twenty20 matches. Speaking after England had secured a two-run wi…

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Feb 18

England miss out on T20 tri-series final despite narrow win over New Zealand

• New Zealand 192-4, England 194-7; England win by two runs• Black Caps seal final against Australia after passing 174 runsA match that summed up England’s disastrous Trans-Tasman tri-series saw victory sealed off the final ball but the game effectivel…

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Feb 18

New Zealand v England: Twenty20 tri-series – live!

Over-by-over report from the sixth match in the tri-seriesStokes will not be risked too early, says Eoin MorganFeel free to email your thoughts to Adam, or tweet @CollinsAdam 9.28am GMT Eoin Morgan up now on TV. “I thought we fought really well but it’…

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