Cristiano Ronaldo’s World Cup ends as Uruguay beats Portugal

The two greatest players of this generation have been sent packing from Russia in the same day. Just hours after Lionel Messi and Argentina were eliminated from the World Cup by France, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal fell to a 2-1 defeat against two-time champions Uruguay in the last 16. Two goals from Edinson Cavani, the second a stunning strike into the far corner, either side of Pepe’s equalizer consigned the reigning European champions to defeat and set up a quarterfinal tie with France on July 6. Cavani at the double Ronaldo was in the tunnel before kick-off bouncing on his toes and grinning Read more...

Defending Champions Germany Out Of FIFA 2018: Shocking Defeat To South Korea

Defending world champions Germany crashed out of the World Cup after a shock 2-0 loss to South Korea on Wednesday, courtesy of two stoppage-time goals. South Korea’s Kim Young-gwon scored in added time following a video review and Son Heung-min added another goal just before the final whistle. The four-time winners, who had not been eliminated in a World Cup first round since 1938, were a shadow of their once dominant selves, managing only two goals in their three group games. – Times Read more...

Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 4 wickets to level series

Sri Lanka beat West Indies by four wickets Tuesday on the fourth day of the third and final test at Kensington Oval to draw the three-match series 1-1. Sri Lanka sealed a historic four-wicket win in Barbados in the third and final Test to level the series against Windies on Tuesday (June 26). The visitors chased down 144, after plenty of drama with Dilruwan Perera and Kusal Perera guiding the team over the line in the first session on the fourth day. Imran Khan-led Pakistan failed in 1988. Wasim Read more...

Sri Lanka face battle to stay alive in Test

A three-wicket burst at the start of the day’s final session put the West Indies in the ascendancy before heavy rain washed out the remainder of play with Sri Lanka at 99 for five in reply to the home side’s first innings total of 204 after two days of the day/night third and final Test. Shannon Gabriel, the wrecker of the Sri Lankans in the drawn second Test when he claimed a 13-wicket match haul, made up for a wayward and wicketless first spell with two successes while captain Jason Read more...

Chandimal found guilty, suspended for one Test

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has been suspended from his side’s third and final Test against the Windies after he was found guilty of changing the condition of the ball during the second day’s play of the second Test, which concluded at Gros Islet on Monday. During a hearing held at the end of the St Lucia Test, in which video evidence was used in the presence of the Sri Lanka team management as well as the match officials, Chandimal admitted putting something in his mouth but wasn’t Read more...

Mahela Flatly Turns Down Offer To Join Cricket Administration Saying He No Longer Has Faith In System

Former Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardena flatly turned down the Sports Minister’s request to join Sri Lanka’s cricket administration. In a hard-hitting tweet, the former captain said he no longer had faith in the country’s cricket administration. “With all due respect to the selectors & the sports minister i have spent 1 year in the cricket committee & 6 months in a special advisory committee & no recomendations were implimented. I dont have any trust in the Read more...

Angelo Mathews and Lahiru Gamage return from West Indies

Angelo Mathews, who went on tour with the national team for West Indies will be returning back to the country, due to a personal reason, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced today. Meanwhile, bowler Lahiru Gamage, who suffered an injury (fractured finger), while batting in the first test match also returns back. Both players will arrive today, the statement said. Dasun Shanaka and Danushka Gunathilaka will go in as replacements. The duo will leave the country tonight. West Indies beat Sri Lanka by 226 Read more...

SLC National Selection Committee appointed

Sports Minister Faiszer Musthapha has appointed the five-member National Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). Graeme Labrooy was appointed as the Chairman of the Committee while Gamini Wickremasinghe, Eric Upashantha, Jeryl Woutersz and Chandika Hathurusinghe (Selector on Tour) were appointed as members for a period of one year. The Sports Ministry stepped in to manage the Sri Lanka Cricket Board last week, after an Appeals Court suspended elections for the presidency to consider whether Read more...

Buttler equals Sehwag’s IPL fifty record

Jos Buttler said he was revelling in his run of form after cracking a fifth consecutive half-century to equal Virender Sehwag’s Indian Premier League record. The England wicketkeeper-batsman’s unbeaten 94 off 53 balls against the Mumbai Indians kept his Rajasthan Royals in the IPL playoff race and matched Sehwag’s mark set in 2012. Buttler hit nine fours and five sixes as the Royals romped home by seven wickets in the cash-rich Twenty20 league. “I’m really enjoying it, Read more...

139th Royal-Thomian ‘BATTLE OF THE BLUES’ rescheduled

Sri Lanka’s blue ribbon cricket encounter, the ‘Battle of the Blues’ between Royal College, Colombo, and St. Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia, for the prestigious Rt. Hon. D. S. Senanayake Memorial Shield, 2018 has been rescheduled to Friday (9) , Saturday (10) and Sunday (11). The decision has been taken as a mark of respect for the Late Venerable Daranagama Kusaladhamma Thero’s funeral arrangement which is set to take place at Independence Square on Thursday(8), announced Chairman of Joint Read more...