Anika Seneviratne created a major upset when she beat fifth seed and top 500-ranked Sara Nayar of Malaysia 6-4 6-2 to enter the quarterfinals of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Under-18 competition, which is being conducted at the SLTA this week.
Former president of the Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL) Ranjith Rodrigo said that former national captain E.B. Channa was a good player and earned well, but mismanaged his funds. He made this observation at a media briefing held on August 31 at the Football House to express the plight of E.B. Channa the former national footballer who led the country and is now said to be digging graves for a living.
By Sanjeev Bernard Sanath Jayasuriya’s handling of two young batsman, Avishka Fernando and Anjelo Perera, also raises serious concern. Avishka was selected after a sterling performance with the under 19 side. Anjelo had done all the hard work to earn a recall after almost three years. To drop both of these players after only one match goes to show the delusional thinking of selectors and no fault of the player!
Should Dilshan have continued until Cricket World Cup 2019?
"It was quite an embarrassing defeat. It was pure poor batting and the execution. You have to be really skillful to bat against these guys, especially in these conditions. Anderson once again showed his class. Stuart Broad was brilliant as well. One or two of our guys needed to raise our hands and put up a good score, particularly in the first innings. We failed to do that in the first innings, and once again in the second innings, so that's a pretty obvious reason for our defeat." - Angelo Mathews
Cricket is a game of fine margins and Mathews is set to be a modern great. Hang in their Angie, this team can achieve something on this tour. Thirimane and the youngsters form was a real positive. Prasad was missed. Chameera should be persisted with. If Bairstow was our early outcome could have been very different.
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