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World Twenty20 scoreboard: Zimbabwe vs South Africa


September 21st, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Hambantota, Sep 20 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the World Twenty20 match between Zimbabwe and South Africa at the Mahinda Rajapakse Stadium here Thursday.Zimbabwe:Hamilton Masakadza c Levi b ... Read more...

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Scorecard: India vs. Sri Lanka, second ODI


July 24th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Hambantota, July 24 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the second ODI between India and Sri Lanka at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium here Tuesday.India: Gautam Gambhir c ... Read more...

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India bowled out for 138 in second ODI


July 24th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Hambantota, July 24 (IANS) India were bundled out for 138 runs against Sri Lanka in the second One-day International (ODI) here Tuesday.Opener Gautam Gambhir top-scored with 65 and was ... Read more...

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India opt to bat in second ODI


July 24th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Hambantota, July 24 (IANS) India won the toss and decided to bat against Sri Lanka in the second One-day International here Tuesday.TeamsSri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, ... Read more...

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India looking to extend lead against Sri Lanka


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 23 (IANS) India will look to building up on their 1-0 lead when they take on Sri Lanka in the second One-day International Tuesday at Mahinda Rajapaksa ... Read more...

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India bat against Sri Lanka in first ODI


July 21st, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Hambantota, July 21 (IANS) India won the toss and decided to bat against Sri Lanka in the first One-day International of the five-match series here Saturday.Teams: Upul Tharanga, Tillakaratne ... Read more...

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India need a whitewash of Sri Lanka to be No. 1 ODI team


July 19th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 19 (IANS) India go into the five-match series in Sri Lanka with a chance to leap from their current fourth place to number one in the ICC One-day ... Read more...

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Important to start well, says Dhoni


July 17th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 17 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Tuesday said it was important to be on the mark at the start of the season beginning with the One-day series ... Read more...

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Irfan Pathan replaces injured Vinay Kumar for Sri Lanka tour


July 13th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) All-rounder Irfan Pathan has replaced injured fast bowler R.Vinay Kumar in India's squad for the upcoming Sri Lanka tour."R. Vinay Kumar suffered a right hamstring ... Read more...

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ICC launches spot-fixing probe against Kenyan player


May 24th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 24 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has launched an investigation into fresh match-fixing claims involving a Kenyan player during a 2011 World Cup match against Pakistan at ... Read more...

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Pakistan cricketers starts preparations for upcoming Sri Lanka tour


May 17th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 17 (IANS) Pakistan's national cricket team has started preparations for their upcoming Sri Lanka tour starting this month-end with a 10-day training session under Australian coach Dav Whatmore. ... Read more...

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World Cup T20 ticket sales rise


April 3rd, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 3 (IANS) Ticket sales for the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka this year are on the rise after just one week of their start. More than 25 percent ... Read more...

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Indian firm to invest in Sri Lanka


December 1st, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 1 (IANS) Three foreign companies, including an Indian sugar manufacturer, will set up factories at an economic zone in southern Sri Lanka that is centered around a $361 ... Read more...

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Australia’s Gold Coast to host 2018 Commonwealth Games


November 12th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Basseterre (St. Kitts), Nov 12 (IANS) Australia's Gold Coast has been chosen to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games, beating the bid of Sri Lanka's Hambantota in the process.The Commonwealth Games ... Read more...

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Malaysian Tunku Imran is Commonwealth Games Federation’s new president


November 12th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Basseterre (St. Kitts), Nov 12 (IANS/CMC) Malaysian HRH Tunku Imran has been elected the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) president following the retirement of long-serving Jamaican Mike Fennell earlier this year. Imran, ... Read more...

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Muralitharan to play crucial role in Sri Lanka’s CWG bid


November 4th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 4 (IANS) Spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan is expected to play a key role in Sri Lanka' s bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games, the Sri Lankan government ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka one gold behind leader India in South Asian Beach Games


October 13th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 13 (IANS) Sri Lankan swimmers swept all the gold medals in the life-saving event at the first South Asian Beach Games allowing the hosts to almost catch up ... Read more...

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Maldives to host second South Asian Beach Games


October 13th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 13 (IANS) Maldives will host the second South Asian Beach Games in 2013, the South Asian Olympic Council (SAOC) confirmed.The decision was taken at the SAOC meeting at ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka confident of securing bid for 2018 Commonwealth Games


October 12th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 12 (IANS) With one month to go before the host city is selected, Sri Lanka Wednesday said it was confident of winning the bid to host the 2018 ... Read more...

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India win gold in South Asian Beach Games


October 10th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 10 (IANS) India won all six games in addition to grabbing a gold and a silver on the second day of the first South Asian Beach Games in ... Read more...

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Indian bags first gold in South Asian Beach Games


October 9th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 9 (IANS) India started its medal hunt in the inaugural South Asian Beach Games in Hambantota, claiming both the gold and silver medals in equestrian-tentpegging event.Nepal won the ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka seek Asian support for hosting Commonwealth Games


October 7th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 7 (IANS) Sri Lanka have sought support from Asian countries to secure the rights to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games.A delegation from Asia arrived in the country Friday ... Read more...

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Gold Coast has edge over Hambantota in 2018 CWG bid


September 10th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 10 (IANS) Australia's Gold Coast appears to have an edge over Sri Lanka's Hambantota in playing host to the 2018 Commonwealth Games, according to a report released by ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to relocate 200 elephants for CWG


July 7th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 7 (IANS) Sri Lanka will relocate over 200 wild elephants to develop a new airport and massive games city in the south of the country in a bid ... Read more...

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Cash strapped Sri Lanka board reduces budget for Australia’s tour


June 26th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 26 (IANS) Cash-strapped Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has slashed its budget for Australia's tour in August-September, with the security bill being trimmed from $445,000 to just $81,000.Sri Lanka ... Read more...

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Sri Lankans view Buddhist relics from Pakistan


June 21st, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of people paid homage to sacred Buddhist relics from Pakistan during a 17-day exposition in Sri Lanka, the Associated Press of Pakistan reported.The ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan Cricket left with huge 23 m dollar debt after World Cup


April 12th, 2011 - 7:52 am ICT by ANI
Colombo, Apr. 12 (ANI): Being a finalist in the cricket World Cup for a second consecutive time has not helped Sri Lanka financially, it seems.Sri Lanka Cricket today said it has to ... Read more...

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Australia lose first World Cup match under Ponting


March 20th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 20 (IANS) Australia's loss to Pakistan here ended their 34-match winning streak in the World Cup and is the first one under Ricky Ponting's captaincy.Other highlights:* Australia posted ... Read more...

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Sangakkara, Jayawardene complete 9,000 ODI runs (Lead)


March 19th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara and teammate Mahela Jayawardene crossed the 9,000-run milestone in One-day Internationals (ODI) in their team's biggest World Cup win over ... Read more...

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Sangakkara, Jayawardene complete 9,000 ODI runs in Sri Lanka’s biggest WC win over Kiwis


March 19th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara and teammate Mahela Jayawardene crossed the 9,000-run milestone in One-day Internationals (ODI) in their team's biggest World Cup win over ... Read more...

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Black Caps set bench mark for batting powerplay


March 14th, 2011 - 4:30 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) New Zealand'S 74 runs for the loss of two wickets against Canada is the highest by any team in the batting powerplay in this World ... Read more...

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Afridi is seventh to pick three consecutive four-wicket hauls (Statistical Highlights)


March 4th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 4 (IANS) Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi with his match winning five for 23 against Canada became the seventh bowler to pick up three consecutive four-wicket hauls in ODIs.Afridi ... Read more...

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Irish fiery: O’Brien scores fastest 2011 World Cup century


March 2nd, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 2 (IANS) Irish middle-order batsman Kevin O'Brien Wednesday set a 2011 World Cup record by hitting the fastest 100 in just 50 balls, with six mighty sixes and ... Read more...

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Pak will “have to give more than 100 per cent effort” to beat mighty Sri Lanka: Afridi


February 25th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Hambantota, Feb 25(ANI): Pakistan limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi has said that the comfortable win against Kenya gave Pakistan's World Cup crusade a good start, but they will have to give "more than ... Read more...

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Ponting backs ICC on keeping minnows out of next World Cup


February 21st, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Australian captain Ricky Ponting has supported the International Cricket Council's decision to leave minnows out of the 2015 World Cup.The ICC said unlike the current 14-nation format, the ... Read more...

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