Misbah, Younis get dramatic farewell

Pakistan clinched their first ever series win in the Caribbean when they beat West Indies in a thrilling finish to the third test in Dominica on Sunday, giving Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq a perfect retirement present. A valiant, unbeaten century by Roston Chase almost staved off defeat for West Indies, who were all out for 202 in their second innings with only one over remaining at Windsor Park in Roseau. Chase and the West Indies tail made the Pakistan bowlers sweat after the visitors took the new ball with 17 overs remaining, still needing two more wickets. With a draw tantalizingly close, Read more...

Manohar to remain ICC chairman until June 2018

The uncertainty over whether ICC will have a new Chairman in June has been brought to an end by the man who started it in the first place. Shashank Manohar has decided to complete his elected term as ICC Chairman, which is due to end in June 2018, the ICC confirmed. The decision represents a second change of heart in his tenure. In March, Manohar had opted to step down for ‘personal’ reasons, but was persuaded quickly by a host of ICC Directors – both Full Members and Associates – Read more...

‘Battle of Golds’ on 24th and 25th March

The 11th ‘Battle of the Gold’s big match between Mahanama College and D.S.Senanayake College will be played on 24 and 25 March at P. Sara Oval. This was revealed at the press conference held at the same venue on Monday. The one-day encounter will be played on 9 April at R. Premadasa International Stadium. DSS will host the limited over’s encounter this year and to celebrate their 50th anniversary the game will be played under lights for the first time. The DSS-Mahanama big match Read more...

SL fall short despite Tharanga century

A Sri Lankan line-up that was dismissed for under 190 in the first three ODIs and had not topped 300 in any format on the current tour of South Africa made a fist of chasing a record total at Newlands, but eventually fell 40 runs short. South Africa’s batsmen filled the boots by posting the highest total at the ground, overtaking the 354 for 3 they put on against Kenya in 2001. It proved enough to extend their winning streak at home to 13 matches and put them one win away from the No.1 ODI rankings. Quinton Read more...

2020 Olympics medals to be made from mobile phones

Olympic and Paralympic medals for the Tokyo 2020 Games will be made from recycled mobile phones. The Japanese public will be asked to donate old phones and small appliances to gather two tonnes of gold, silver and bronze for the 5,000 medals. The project hopes to promote sustainability and reduce costs. “A project that allows the people of Japan to take part in creating the medals is really good,” said Tokyo 2020 sports director Koji Murofushi. “There’s a limit on the resources Read more...

Chandimal to lead in final T-20, Tharanga to captain in ODIs?

Dinesh Chandmal is likely to lead Sri Lanka in the third and final T-20 match against South Africa, according to sources at Sri Lanka Cricket. The team will be led by Upul Tharanga in the five-match ODI series, sources say. Meanwhile, Lahiru Madhusanka and Sandun Weerakkody are due to join the team in South Africa.  Read more...

Sri Lanka loses advantage in South Africa Test

Sri Lanka’s advantage disappeared rapidly in the first test against South Africa on Tuesday as it struggled to 181-7 at stumps on Day 2, still 105 runs behind the Proteas’ mediocre 286. Sri Lanka had wrapped up South Africa’s first innings swiftly in the morning, taking four wickets for 19 runs in less than 10 overs, with Suranga Lakmal claiming a first career five-wicket haul. But the batsmen didn’t follow the lead of their bowlers as Sri Lanka tottered on 22-3 before captain Angelo Mathews, Read more...

Keep off Test cricket format-Mahela

Sri Lankan cricketing great Mahela Jayawardena has urged cricket officials to resist tinkering with the longer format of the game. Jayawardena is currently playing with the Central Stags in the Twenty20 Super Smash competition. And despite his days as an international cricketer being long gone, Jayawardena said that Test cricket wasn’t broken so there was no need to fix it. “I’m not a huge fan of having a lot of day night [Tests] but they may be a one off here and there which gives Read more...

Mumbai Indians retain Malinga

IPL franchise – Mumbai Indians has retained Lasith Malinga ahead of the 2017 IPL season. Malinga was retained for Rs. 7.5 crores. Former Australian cricketer Shane Watson was the costliest overseas player retained. He was bought for Rs 9.5 crores by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). All the eight franchises had a window to retain and release certain players from their squad ahead of the 10th season.  Read more...

Angelo Mathews wins Cricketer of the Year award

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has been named as Cricketer of the Year 2015 while T M Dilshan was voted Dialog People’s Player of the year 2016 at the Dialog Cricket Awards on Wednesday (30). Mathews also won the award for ODI All Rounder of the Year 2015 while Vice Captain Dinesh Chandimal was named declared Test Batsman of the Year 2015. Young Sri Lankan batsmen Kusal Mendis, who won the Man of the Final and also the Man of the Series awards at the recent tri-series, took home the award for Read more...

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