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Ranatunga’s take on IPL his own, says Mahela


April 20th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils vice-captain Mahela Jayawardene Friday brushed off former Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga's take on the Indian Premier League (IPL) as being his own ... Read more...

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IPL a monster that will destroy international cricket: Ranatunga


June 1st, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 1 (IANS) Former Sri Lanka cricket captain Arjuna Ranatunga has described the Twenty20 Indian Premier League (IPL) as a "monster that will go on to destroy international cricket".Ranatunga ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka have a side to win the World Cup (Team Profile, World Cup Countdown)


February 6th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Avishek Roy New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) A star-studded line-up and a shrewd captain make Sri Lanka favourites to win the World Cup a second time in the sub-continent, having done ... Read more...

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World Cup winning captains relive historic moments


December 9th, 2010 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) They ushered cricketing renaissaince in the sub-continent leading their teams to World Cup victories in 1983, 1992 and 1996. The legends -- Kapil Dev, Imran Khan and ... Read more...

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India strong favourites to win World Cup: Cricketing legends


December 9th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Cricketing legends and past World Cup winning captains Imran Khan, Arjuna Ranatunga and Kapil Dev believe India are strong favourites to win next year's tournament in ... Read more...

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Sehwag is the most destructive batsman, says Richards


December 9th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) West Indian legend Vivian Richards feels that India's opener Virender Sehwag is the most destructive batsman in world cricket today and India needs him to click ... Read more...

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Ranatunga blames Modi for India’s World T20 woes


December 17th, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka's world cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga has blamed Lalit Modi for India's disappointing World Twenty20 campaign earlier this year and warned that growth of Twenty20 ... Read more...

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ICC board to discuss World Cup and ICL


April 15th, 2009 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 15 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) at its two-day board meeting Saturday will discuss the feasibility of holding the 2011 World Cup in the terror-hit subcontinent and the demand ... Read more...

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First time India is playing so well here: Ranatunga


February 8th, 2009 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 7 (IANS) Giving full credit to the Indian cricket team for taking an unbeatable 4-0 lead in the hurriedly organised five match one-day series, Sri Lanka's World Cup winning captain ... Read more...

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Pakistan trying to make ends meet for Sri Lanka series


December 30th, 2008 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Dec 30 (IANS) Pakistan is willing to pay Sri Lanka up to $1.5 million to play a hastly arranged series here in January-February. According to sources in the Pakistan Cricket ... Read more...

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PCB happy after Sri Lanka clears cricket tour


December 26th, 2008 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Dec 26 (IANS) Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials Friday heaved a sigh of relief when the Sri Lankan government cleared its cricket team's proposed tour of Pakistan.A PCB official told IANS ... Read more...

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PCB to request Zardari to save home series against Sri Lanka


December 24th, 2008 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Dec 24 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is considering requesting President Asif Ali Zardari to help save the proposed home series against Sri Lanka in January-February next year.A source in ... Read more...

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Lorgat denies making statement over Pak security: PCB


December 23rd, 2008 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Dec 23 (IANS) International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat has "categorically denied" remarks he is reported to have made about a security assessment of Pakistan ahead of its home ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka Cricket led by Ranatunga dissolved


December 23rd, 2008 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 23 (IANS) Sri Lanka Sports Minister Gamini Lokuge Tuesday dissolved the interim committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) headed by former world-cup winning cricket team captain Arjuna Ranatunga. Minister Lokuge ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka confirm tour to Pak in Jan 2009


December 19th, 2008 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 19 (ANI): Sri Lankan Cricket Board has confirmed today that its team would tour Pakistan in the third week of January. Director media Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Asif Sohail, ... Read more...

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PCB chief invites Sri Lanka for series, response positive


December 18th, 2008 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Dec 18 (IANS) Ijaz Butt, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, Thursday called Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) chief Arjuna Ranatunga to line up a home series against Sri Lanka after ... Read more...

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India should act responsibly, says Speed


December 5th, 2008 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 5 (IANS) Former International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Malcolm Speed said that India is a growing power in cricket and should "act responsibly." Speed said that India's growing clout ... Read more...

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Asian Cricket Council to meet in Colombo Friday


December 4th, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 4 (IANS) Members of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) are meeting in Colombo Friday to discuss the development of the game among the member countries, even as India and the ... Read more...

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Mafia inside Sri Lanka Cricket working against me: Ranatunga


November 7th, 2008 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 7 (IANS) Chairman of interim governing body of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Arjuna Ranatunga made strong allegations, saying that a 'mafia' within the board was working against him."There ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka cricket board ordered to release IPL-contracted players


October 9th, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 9 (IANS) Sri Lanka's sports minister has ordered the interim governing body of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to leave out the IPL-contracted players while selecting a team for the England ... Read more...

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Pawar to head ICC’s Finance and Commercial Affiars Committee


October 5th, 2008 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Oct 5 (IANS) President-elect of International Cricket Council (ICC) Sharad Pawar will head its Finance and Commercial Affairs Committee.ICC president David Morgan Sunday announced details of the ICC committee structure for ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan minister allows players to play in IPL


September 26th, 2008 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 26 (IANS) Sri Lankan sports minister has allowed players to play in the second season of million-dollar Indian Premier League (IPL) even if it meant sending a weakeened team to ... Read more...

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Canada offers to hold India-Australia series if Aussies cancel India tour


September 18th, 2008 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 18 (IANS) Canadian cricket authorities have offered Toronto as an alternative venue for the India-Australia series if Ricky Ponting-led Aussie team does not visit India because of security concerns."We hope ... Read more...

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Ranatunga boiling hot over IPL, England tour controversy


September 7th, 2008 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 7 (IANS) Getting tough with the national players who are refusing to compromise with the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) for the proposed England tour, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Interim ... Read more...

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Tillakaratne continues as cricket manager


July 18th, 2008 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 18 (IANS) Former Sri Lanka captain Hashan Tillakaratne will continue as the manager of the national cricket team despite the sports minister's vehement opposition to his appointment. Tillakaratne, a veteran ... Read more...

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Ashraf bats for inclusion of cricket in 2012 London Olympics


July 6th, 2008 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, July 6 (IANS) Immediately after taking over as Asian Cricket Council (ACC) chairman, Nasim Ashraf vowed to pave the way for cricket's inclusion in the 2012 London Olympics. Ashraf, the Pakistan ... Read more...

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Sports museum at Melbourne has much for India


March 23rd, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by admin
(Feature) By Neena Bhandari Melbourne, March 23 (IANS) In a country smitten by sports, a new state-of-the art National Sports Museum at the Melbourne Cricket Ground seeks to capture 150 years of Australian sporting ... Read more...

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Ranatunga bats for `old enemy’ Darrel Hair


March 23rd, 2008 - 10:28 am ICT by admin
Colombo, Mar.23 (ANI): Sri Lankan Cricket Board chairman Arjuna Ranatunga has said that controversial Australian umpire Darrell Hair should be allowed to umpire all international matches. "At the ICC meeting (in Dubai ... Read more...

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Ranatunga wants Hair to umpire


March 21st, 2008 - 11:26 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, March 21 (IANS) Sri Lankan Cricket Board chairman Arjuna Ranatunga might have had problems with controversial umpire Darrell Hair during his playing days but now he is ready to accept the ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka confirms one-day series in Pakistan


March 20th, 2008 - 9:59 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, Mar 20 (ANI): Sri Lanka will play a five-match one-day international (ODI) series in Pakistan following the postponement of Australia's tour over security fears.We are thankful to the Sri ... Read more...

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PCB confident of sorting money issues with Sri Lanka


March 19th, 2008 - 6:48 pm ICT by admin
Karachi, March 19 (IANS) Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials are confident that they would confirm a five-match one-day series at home against Sri Lanka later this week despite money being a problem. ... Read more...

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Pakistan confident of hosting Sri Lanka for ODI series


March 19th, 2008 - 2:08 pm ICT by admin
Karachi, Mar.19 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has expressed confidence about hosting a five-match one-day series at home against Sri Lanka later this week, though their a still some financial ... Read more...

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Twenty20 like `three-minute Maggie noodles’, IPL bad for cricket: Ranatunga


March 17th, 2008 - 11:11 am ICT by admin
(Interview) By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, March 17 (IANS) Sri Lankan World Cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga thinks Indian selectors are right in axing Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid from One-Day Internationals (ODI). He says ... Read more...

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Sangakkara’s ton sets many milestones


February 19th, 2008 - 11:46 pm ICT by admin
Adelaide, Feb 19 (IANS) Kumar Sangakkara registered his seventh century in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) - his third against India and his first in Australia - but Sri Lanka still ended up on ... Read more...

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PCB approaches India, Sri Lanka for ODIs if Australia pulls out


February 16th, 2008 - 4:27 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, Feb 16 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is planning a three-match One-Day International (ODI) series with India and Sri Lanka if Australia cancels its Pakistan tour in March-April.According to ... Read more...

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