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Sri Lanka batsmen start off well on tour match in India
Dinesh Chandimal, the Sri Lanka captain, retired after a patient 29. Mathews, who missed the entire series against Pakistan due to a calf strain, got some much-needed time out in the middle as he scored 54 off 93, with six fours, before retiring at tea with Sri Lankans on 254 for 2.
2017-11-12 23:57:31
Sri Lanka finally hosts international Karting with season opener
Sri Lanka will finally host an international Karting event when next season’s opening X30 Asia Cup Challenge will be held at the Sri Lanka Karting Circuit in Bandaragama, on Jan.13-14, 2018. David Peiris Racing & Leisure (Pvt) Ltd (DPRL) will sponsor the 2-day competition.
2017-11-13 00:04:44
NOCSL gets new constitution with more transparency and accountability
The 23 member associations who attended also decided on the date of election of office bearers. It will be held on January 9, 2018, nine years after the last election in 2009. The NOCSL elections were due in 2013 but were postponed till a fresh constitution was drawn up and amendments to the restrictive Sports Regulations introduced that year. The regulations were amended in October 2016 in line with the Olympic Charter but there was an inordinate delay in finalizing the NOC constitution.
2017-11-13 00:07:12
Chandimal hints at going back to four-bowler strategy
“We have never won a Test in India, it’s a dream for everyone. This is a first game we are playing in Kolkata. It’s always a pleasure playing in front of Kolkata spectators. We need to start well as a team and looking forward.”
2017-11-13 00:13:51
Lakmal blitz (6-6-0-3)leaves India in trouble
On the eve of India’s opening Test against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, Virat Kohli had spoken of embracing playing in difficult conditions and being put in uncomfortable situations. At a delayed toss that took place at 1pm local time instead of the scheduled 9am, the Indian captain reiterated that sentiment when Dinesh Chandimal chose to bowl on one of the greenest pitches in India in recent memory, with rain in the air and clouds hovering.
2017-11-16 23:01:00
Rain saves the Indians from Sri Lankan torture
Play had begun 15 minutes earlier on Day 2, at 9.15am, but half an hour before the scheduled lunch break, a drizzle forced the players off to bring an early end to the session. The drizzle only intensified into a downpour, and no further play was possible. Stumps were called at 2.30pm with the whole ground under covers.
2017-11-17 23:28:30
Umesh, Bhuvneshwar strike, but Sri Lanka has the advantage
“A Test has to be won over five days, but it can be lost in a session.” India faced the truism of this saying on a fluctuating third day’s play in the opening match against Sri Lanka, with the visiting side finishing on 165 for 4 after 45.4 overs, behind by only seven runs, when play was called off for bad light.
2017-11-18 23:27:16
Rajeew Perera appointed Junior Rugby coach
Former Havies and Sri Lanka hooker Rajeew Perera has been appointed Sri Lanka head coach for the Junior Sri Lanka Under-19 XV-a-side rugby team ahead of the Junior Asian Rugby Championship to be held next month. Former Sri Lanka sevens player and Isipathana Coach Lasintha De Costa will assist Perera.
2017-11-19 20:02:56
Javelin thrower Waruna off to Finland for training
Waruna cleared 80m mark twice earlier this year with a best of 82.19m to gain qualification for the concluded IAAF World Championship 2017 in London. Waruna's performance also put him as one of the only two athletes in SL with their performance inside medal prospect at the Commonwealth Games.
2017-11-19 20:04:28
Indian openers wipe off deficit as Herath top scores to gain 122 run lead.
The surface and conditions changed character at the Eden Gardens as the clouds disappeared and the sun broke through. KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan made the most of the improved batting conditions as India, trailing by 122 runs on the first innings, reached 171 for 1 in its second innings when bad light ended play. Dhawan was dismissed late in the evening for a 116-ball 94. Keeping Rahul (73) company at the close was Cheteshwar Pujara.
2017-11-19 20:06:33
Top international stars to descend on Sharjah for T10 Cricket League
Several current and former international stars will assemble in Sharjah for the T10 Cricket League set to be played from December 14 to December 17. The six teams - Maratha Arabians, Pakhtoon, Punjab Legends, Kerala Kings, Bengal Tigers and Team Sri Lanka Cricket - will compete to win the inaugural edition.
2017-11-19 20:09:29
Gusty Sailors halt Havelocks’ winning run
Havelocks docked into Welisara with the spirit and hope of going back with a third win but Navy upset their plans and turned tables with a commanding 25 points to 14 points win, to end the Park Clubs’ unbeaten record.
2017-11-19 20:11:28
Sri Lanka holds on for draw after Kohli’s 50th international ton
Virat Kohli let out a roar, Niroshan Dickwella provided feisty needle, and a fired-up Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar showed fine fast-bowling skills, as a Test that had been mightily affected by rain ended in a thrilling draw at the Eden Gardens on Monday (November 20).
2017-11-20 19:55:39
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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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