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Uphill task for Upul and his men
“This is the time for us to prove a point to the world, prove that we have the talent and ability regroup and win matches,” he said ” We want to win. We have a good opportunity given that we have beaten them during the Champions Trophy.”
2017-08-20 14:40:32
Wimalasena stresses the need for proper trials
“If you look at our history, we have produced marathoners consistently who are cable of competing at world meets including Olympics and World Championships. But sadly, we have not won a single medal beyond the South Asian level. It’s not that we have talented marathon runners in this country but lack of planning,” said Perera who competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico.
2017-08-20 14:55:38
Dananjaya – the offspinner picking wickets with leg-breaks and googlies
The youngster ran riot with a string of googlies to fox the Indian side. If it was not for a masterful run chase from MS Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sri Lanka would have levelled the series. But for a few moments, Dananjaya gave Sri Lankan fans something to cheer about by picking up six carefully constructed scalps.
2017-08-26 11:18:10
Tricks SL are missing in the ODI format
Catches win matches and every run saved is a run gained. These clichéd statements define the torturous run for Sri Lanka of late. Too many catches missed, and very average fielding has compounded the woes for Sri Lanka.
2017-08-27 13:46:40
National Volleyball Convention a boost for the sport
The Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation commenced its National convention yesterday at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute in the presence of Minister of Sports Dayasiri Jayasekera. The theme for this year’s convention will be ‘Fostering the National Sports’ with the ‘Vision to enrich Volleyball as the National Sport in Sri Lanka’ through a visible development plan with the aspiration of the Volleyball Fraternity in the Island.
2017-08-27 14:03:04
65 dropped catches by Sri Lanka in 2017, read who dropped how many
Catches Win Matches is an old adage in cricket, and as Sri Lanka team have dropped more than two dozen catches in 2017, no surprise that they have lost 70 percent of their matches, so far. As much as 65 catches have been dropped by Sri Lanka so far, and all in all 26th players across all three formats have dropped the catches.
2017-09-03 15:55:52
The long path to potential greatness for Kusal Mendis
There are 26,634 reasons to think not, but some, including Sangakkara himself, believe that there is a young batsman of precocious talent who could. Kusal Mendis is the man, and he has been one of Sri Lanka’s finest finds in increasingly distressing times.
2017-09-03 15:58:20
Sri Lanka’s gross disregard for public opinion
The perception among the general public is that the players simply don’t care about the rot cricket is in at the moment. Given last week’s angry crowd reaction at Pallekele, Sri Lanka Cricket should have sent a stern warning to the players to watch their status in public domain.
2017-09-03 16:14:41
A proper structure could save the game of cricket - Carlton Bernadus
Talking about the much flaunted Provincial system, Bernadus says looking at needs of today and how modern international cricketers see it, he feels one also should get serious about provincial cricket. “They not only have a wealth of experience after playing at the highest level, but they have to see how it is done in other countries. You must put out what is best for your country”.
2017-09-03 16:19:18
Is it the end of the inning for Sumathipala at SLC?
Mr Sumathipala has repeatedly denied involvement in the gaming industry but it was well-known that his family owned Sporting Star, a leading betting company. Mr Ranatunga managed to establish Mr Sumathipala’s connection with the business in court, thus making him ineligible to hold office in national sports bodies under the National Associations of Sports Regulations No. 1 of 2016.
2017-09-03 16:30:25
What Sri Lankan cricket needs right now: nurture, patience and a rear-view mirror
By Kanishkaa Balachandran.They lost the Test series to India 3-0, they conceded the subsequent one-day series 5-0; they lost the only Twenty20, thereby losing all matches played through the series; their designated captain for the one-dayers was suspended for two matches due to a slow over-rate and his replacement had to be replaced after just one game, making it three captains in the space of four games
2017-09-09 22:57:22
Sri Lanka hockey in dire straits
Ceylon Today learns that the Sri Lanka hockey team who were set to participate in the forthcoming Asian Hockey Championship to be held from 25 November – 3 December 2017 at Yangon, Myanmar, has not been approved by the Minister of Sports Dayasiri Jayasekara.
2017-10-15 15:42:18
Rugby 7s: Two wins and a loss; marauding Muthuthanthri’s men impressed
Yesterday’s performance, in which Sri Lanka ended up second in Group ‘A’, next to Korea, put them in the quarter-final stage of the Cup Championship. Sri Lanka will meet Malaysia today at 12.30pm after the first three qualifiers. Action will kick off today at 11.25am with the game between China and Japan, followed by the games of Korea vs Philipines and Chinese Taipei vs Hong Kong.
2017-10-15 15:46:51
Why Test cricket still needs its fifth day
That’s about to change. Cricket South Africa wants to stage a four-day day-night Test against Zimbabwe this winter. They’re going to petition the ICC for permission at the Chief Executives Conference in New Zealand next week. And given that the game’s many mandarins have been talking up four-day Tests for some time now, it seems CSA is likely to get its way. Officials from England, South Africa, Sri Lanka and New Zealand have all spoken out in support of the idea in the last year or so. Their thinking is that since so few games last more than 400 overs, you can squeeze them down by stretching play later into the evening and making the players get through more overs in the day. This game is likely to be the first of many.
2017-10-15 15:59:11
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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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