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Sangakkara on a record breaking spree, beats Bradman


July 4th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 4 (IANS) Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara has been on a record-breaking spree in the second Test against Pakistan here at the SSC grounds in the capital.Sangakkara ... Read more...

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Swann jumps to fourth in Test rankings


April 8th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 8 (IANS) Off-spinner Graeme Swann's 10-wicket haul not only helped England to a Test victory in Colombo but also lifted him six places to fourth spot in ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka squad for Australia ODIs, Twenty20 announced


July 21st, 2011 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka Wednesday announced a 20-member squad to play in the five One-Day Internationals (ODI) and two Twenty20 cricket matches against Australia next month without ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka recall veteran Jayasuriya for ODIs and Twenty20 in England


June 9th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 9 (IANS) In a stunning decision, the Sri Lankan cricket selectors Thursday recalled 41-year-old former captain Sanath Jayasuriya for the ODIs and the Twenty20 internationals against England ... Read more...

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Panel selects ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 team of the tournament


April 3rd, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Apr. 3 (ANI): Finalists India and Sri Lanka contribute a total of seven players to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 team of the tournament, which was announced today in ... Read more...

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Gilchrist asks ICC to act tough against match-fixers or cricket will be dead


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 4 (ANI): Australian legend Adam Gilchrist has said that match-fixing is the biggest issue confronting cricket, and has asked the International Cricket Council to show more leadership on fixing the ... Read more...

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Bengaluru prepares to host LG ICC Awards 2010


October 5th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by ANI
Bengaluru (Karnataka), Oct. 5 (ANI): The seventh annual LG ICC Awards will be hosted tomorrow at Grand Castle, Bengaluru, with South Africa batsman AB de Villiers and his band providing some of ... Read more...

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Tendulkar shortlisted for three categories in ICC Awards


September 20th, 2010 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 20 (IANS) India's Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag are in the running for the International Cricket Council's 'Cricketer of the Year' award. South Africa's Hashim Amla and England's Graeme Swann ... Read more...

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Cricket World Cup’s mascot Stumpy unveiled


August 2nd, 2010 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 2 (IANS) With 200 days to go for the 2011 cricket World Cup, the event's mascot 'Stumpy' was unveiled at a simple but impressive ceremony at the P. Saravanamuttu ... Read more...

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Murali’s perfect eight in 10-wicket Sri Lanka win (Lead)


July 22nd, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Galle (Sri Lanka), July 22 (IANS) Sri Lanka off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan rolled his golden arm over for one last time in Test cricket, claiming his 800th wicket in his side's 10-wicket victory ... Read more...

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Swann break into top-five in ICC rankings


December 31st, 2009 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Dec 31 (IANS) England off-spinner Graeme Swann has capped off a memorable year by breaking into the top five of the Reliance Mobile International Cricket Council's rankings for Test bowlers. Swann ... Read more...

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Australia needs to beat Pakistan convincingly to retain third position


December 24th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Dec. 24 (ANI): Australia will need to beat Pakistan comprehensively in the three-Test series starting in Melbourne on Saturday if it is to retain its third position in the Reliance ... Read more...

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Tendulkar returns to top 10 of Reliance Mobile ICC Player Rankings


September 15th, 2009 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Sep.15 (ANI): Indian opening bat Sachin Tendulkar has returned to the top 10 of the Reliance Mobile ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen for the first time in 10 months ... Read more...

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Swann enters top 10 Reliance Test bowlers list


August 24th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Aug.24 (ANI): England off-spinner Graeme Swann has jumped no fewer than 17 places and into the top 10 in the Reliance Mobile ICC Player Rankings for Test bowlers for the ... Read more...

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SL can move to 2nd place in ICC Test


August 17th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by IBNS
Dubai, Aug 17 (IBNS) As Sri Lanka prepares to host New Zealand for the first of their two-match Test series in Galle and Colombo, Kumar Sangakkara’s men will want to keep a ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka can move to second place in Reliance Mobile ICC Test Championship


August 17th, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Aug.17 (ANI): If Sri Lanka wins its series against the Black Caps 2-0 it has the opportunity to go second in the Reliance Mobile Test Championship. This can only happen ... Read more...

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Sangakkara returns to top of Test ranking


July 25th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, July 25 (ANI): Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has toppled Gautam Gambhir from number-one Test batsman spot.Sangakkara has returned to the top of the Reliance Mobile ICC Player Rankings for ... Read more...

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Oz batsmen move up Reliance Mobile ICC player rankings


July 13th, 2009 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, July 13 (ANI): Australia's batsmen are on the move in the ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen with three of them achieving career-best rankings after a nail-biting finish in the ... Read more...

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Laxman climbs six places in ICC rankings


March 31st, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 31 (IANS) India's V.V.S Laxman climbed six places to 15th in the Reliance Mobile International Cricket Council's (ICC) rankings for Test batsmen after his good show in the second ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka condemns terror attack on cricketers, Rajapaksa cuts Nepal visit (Third Lead)


March 3rd, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 3 (IANS) The terror attack on Sri Lankan cricketers in Pakistan's Lahore city Tuesday led to outrage in the island nation, with President Mahinda Rajapaksa instructing that the players be ... Read more...

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Younis tops Test rankings for the first time


February 26th, 2009 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 26 (IANS) A triple century by the newly appointed Pakistan captain Younis Khan against Sri Lanka has perched him atop the latest International Cricket Council's (ICC) Test rankings, for the ... Read more...

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IPL ideal preparation for Twenty20 World Cup: Jayawardena


February 9th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 9 (IANS) Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardena said Monday that the forthcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) would be an "an ideal opportunity" for international cricketers to prepare for the International ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka fined for slow over-rate


October 14th, 2008 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Oct 14 (IANS) The Sri Lanka cricket team has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its five-wicket victory over Pakistan in the final of the Twenty20 International tournament in ... Read more...

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Dhoni nominated in two categories for ICC awards


September 8th, 2008 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) India's one-day cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is in line for dual honours in the International Cricket's Council's (ICC) annual awards scheduled to be held in Dubai ... Read more...

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Jayawardena, Yuvraj to hold media conferences in Dubai on Tuesday


September 8th, 2008 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Sept.8 (ANI): Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardena and Indias Yuvraj Singh will hold media conferences ahead of this years LG ICC Awards 2008 at the Dubai Room, The Westin Hotel, ... Read more...

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Chanderpaul, Jayawardena, Steyn all vying for bumper night at LG ICC Awards 2008


September 8th, 2008 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Sept.8 (ANI): Three players Shivnarine Chanderpaul of the West Indies, Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardena and South Africas Dale Steyn could enjoy a bumper night in Dubai on Wednesday. Each is ... Read more...

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Dhoni knocks Smith off the perch in ICC rankings


August 30th, 2008 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 30 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's excellent performance in Sri Lanka has taken him to the top spot in the International Cricket Council's ODI rankings for batsmen, displacing South ... Read more...

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Kings XI rout Royal Challengers by six wickets


May 6th, 2008 - 9:03 am ICT by admin
Bangalore, May 5 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab registered their fifth consecutive victory in the Indian Premier League (IPL), defeating Bangalore Royal Challengers comprehensively by six wickets in a round robin match at ... Read more...

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Champions Trophy: India, Pakistan, Australia in same group


March 13th, 2008 - 6:21 pm ICT by admin
Dubai, March 13 (IANS) After stunning Australia in their backyard, India will get another chance to battle it out with the World Champions as both teams are in the same group at ... Read more...

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Kumble only Indian bowler in the top ten ICC rankings


February 20th, 2008 - 7:10 pm ICT by admin
Dubai, Feb 20 (IANS) Anil Kumble is the lone Indian to make the cut among the 10 ten bowlers in the LG ICC Test Player rankings while no batsmen from the famed ... Read more...

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