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Action is what we need, not words says Dilshan
"We talked a lot before the Test match; we have to bowl this perfect line and length, and so on. But it never took place". "I think we have to be consistent. Our bowling and batting was far from it. That's the main reason why we a lost few series during the last few months,"
2012-01-10 08:50:58
Can Sri Lanka Make History In The One-Day Series?
In fact on two previous occasions the Lankans have been embarrassed by massive margins of five games to one in 2001 and four games to one in 2003. The Sri Lankans had their revenge when the South Africans were bashed five games to nil in 2004 when they toured this country.
2012-01-10 08:45:23
SLC election an ‘eyewash’ states Mohan de Silva
It was evident that they were going to induct another interim committee. It appeared to be a camouflage, an eye wash to meet the requirements of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and to show the world that there is democracy here. It’s sad to state but we have lost confidence in the system,” a depressed de Silva told
2012-01-10 14:29:15
Tillakaratne calls for ICC to hold inquiry into Sri Lanka Cricket elections
Due to political interference the membership of SLC have been deprived of an opportunity to have free and fair elections. The Government appointed returning officer ignored valid objections based on the Constitution of SLC and also permitted the list of delegates to be amended at the last minute to include high ranking and powerful politicians to attend the purported Annual General Meeting to put pressure on the clubs to vote for particular candidates.
2012-01-10 15:11:10
Sri Lanka cricket in 'crisis': Aluthgamage
"The Sri Lanka cricket team is in a crisis situation. It is very unfortunate," Aluthgamage told reporters in Colombo. "The team is not clicking together off-field and it has shown in the results on the field."
2012-01-10 15:13:05
Poor team spirit blamed for Sri Lanka loss-Sri Lankan Media Minister
Sri Lankan Media Minister slammed the country's cricket team
2012-01-12 04:49:37
Humiliating defeat to Sri Lanka as the tourists skittled to lowest 43
Sri Lanka were skittled for a humiliating 43 as South Africa cruised to a mammoth 258-run victory in the first one-day international in Paarl.
2012-01-12 14:31:53
Dilshan lost for words after embarrassing defeat
"This is my worst game ever," a crestfallen Dilshan told journalists
2012-01-12 14:49:41
Sri Lanka batting too slow at start - Dilshan
"The wicket was slow but we tried to get to 250," Dilshan said. "In the first 20 overs, we did not get enough runs. They bowled and fielded really well."
2012-01-16 22:37:54
Sri Lanka on the verge of fourth successive series defeat
The series is at stake for the tourists having suffered losses in Paarl and East London and if Sri Lanka lose here, it will be their fourth successive series defeat following earlier losses to England, Australia and Pakistan. "We need to try and avoid another series loss. We haven’t had a good series since the World Cup.
2012-01-16 22:50:14
South Africa clinch ODI series against Sri Lanka
South Africa sneaked a four-run win over Sri Lanka on the Duckworth/Lewis method in a rain-affected third one-day international on Tuesday to clinch the five-match series 3-0.
2012-01-17 19:16:34
Sri Lanka government orders probe after defeats
The Sri Lankan government has ordered a probe into the national cricket team’s “crisis situation” after they fell to another defeat in their one-day series in South Africa, an official said on Wednesday.
2012-01-18 04:56:36
Sri Lanka sneak past Proteas
Sri Lanka beat South Africa by two wickets with a ball to spare in the final one-day international (ODI) at the Wanderers on Sunday, though the Proteas still win the series 3-2.
2012-01-22 19:28:24
Tillakaratne Dilshan has resigned as Sri Lanka's captain
Tillakaratne Dilshan has resigned as Sri Lanka captain in all three formats of the game, a day after his team's tour of South Africa. Tillakaratne Dilshan has resigned as Sri Lanka's captain in all three formats of the game, and the former skipper Mahela Jayawardene has been reappointed to the role. Angelo Mathews has been named vice-captain.
2012-01-23 19:22:33
Sri Lanka make two changes for Australia one-dayers
All-rounder Farveez Maharoof and left-arm paceman Chanaka Welegedara have been recalled to the Sri Lanka one-day side for the tour of Australia next month, returning to the side for the first time since June 2010.
2012-01-24 19:29:40
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“That was pathetic. No excuse at all. The whole team is responsible. Whoever the captain is, we have to back him and try and support him. The captain has to do so many other stuff. All the 11 guys must back him and support him.” “We have addressed the issue of finishing off the overs on time in the past as well, but it cropped up again. It’s so unfortunate to see Upul going out as he is a crucial player in our set up. He batted well against South Africa and it’s so unfortunate. This can’t happen again,” - Angelo Mathews

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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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