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Gayle wants birthday win against Australia


September 21st, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 21 (IANS/CMC) One of the most feared batsmen in the shortest form of cricket, Chris Gayle wants to celebrate his 33rd birthday with a victory when the West Indies ... Read more...

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World T20: Dwayne Bravo welcomes favourite tag


September 20th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 20 (IANS/CMC) All-rounder Dwayne Bravo has welcomed comments from some pundits who consider the West Indies to be among favourites to win the ICC world Twenty/20 tournament underway in ... Read more...

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Unimpressive India beat Afghanistan by 23 runs


September 20th, 2012 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 19 (IANS) India survived a scare to beat Afghanistan by 23 runs in their opening match of the World Twenty20 at the R. Premadasa Stadium here Wednesday.Chasing a ... Read more...

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Windies will be gunning for Australia: Edwards


September 19th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 19 (IANS/CMC) Confident strike bowler Fidel Edwards says the West Indies will be firing from all cylinders in an effort to win their opening game against Australia in the ... Read more...

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We can go all the way: Chris Gayle


September 13th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 13 (IANS/CMC) Talismanic opener Chris Gayle has backed the West Indies to reach the final of the World Twenty20 Championship beginning Sep 18.The big-hitting left-hander, the hottest commodity in ... Read more...

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Upbeat West Indies geared up for World Twenty20


September 12th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 12 (IANS/CMC) West Indies cricket captain Darren Sammy said the team was looking forward to winning the World Twenty20 Championship and bringing back the smiles of fans in the ... Read more...

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World T20: Gibson upbeat on Windies chances


September 11th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), Sep 11 (IANS/CMC) West Indies coach Ottis Gibson has expressed confidence in his side's chances in the World Twenty20 Tournament beginning Sep 18 in Sri Lanka. Gibson said the ... Read more...

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ICC confirms squads for World Twenty20


August 25th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 25 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) here Saturday confirmed the squads of the 12 participating teams for the ICC World Twenty20 which gets underway in Sri ... Read more...

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India beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets


July 29th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 28 (IANS) India beat Sri Lanka by five wickets in the third one-day international cricket match at the R Premadasa stadium here Saturday to lead the five-match ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka bat in third ODI


July 28th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 28 (IANS) Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat against India in the third One-day International at the Premadasa Stadium here Saturday.Teams: Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, ... 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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Pakistan captain Misbah suspended from Galle Test


June 19th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 19 (IANS) Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has been suspended from this week's Galle Test after his side was found guilty of a serious over-rate offence during the fifth and ... Read more...

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Sachin’s 100 international hundreds


March 16th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Following is the list of 100 international centuries hit by Sachin Tendulkar. Tendulkar has 51 Test centuries.List of Test centuries: 1.119n.o. vs.England, Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester, Aug 14, 1990 2.148n.o. vs. ... Read more...

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ICC announces 2012 World T20 schedule


September 21st, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 21 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Wednesday announced the match schedule and unveiled the event logo of the World Twenty20 to be staged in Sri Lanka from ... Read more...

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‘Twenty20 league owned by Sri Lankan board, not private body’


June 19th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 19 (IANS) The Sri Lankan cricket board is hurt after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) prevented its players from participating in the Sri Lanka ... Read more...

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12 Indians sign up for Sri Lankan Premier League


May 16th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 16 (IANS) Twelve Indian players have signed up for the inaugural Sri Lankan Premier League (SLPL), beginning July 19, according to a report in the media.Munaf Patel, ... Read more...

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No farewell match for Shoaib Akhtar


April 14th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, April 14 (IANS) The Pakistan team management is averse to the idea of playing a 'farewell match' for controversial fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar. The News reported that Pakistani ... 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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Match referee falters as Sangakkara wins bizarre toss in second attempt


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Apr 2 (ANI): Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara won a bizarre toss in his second attempt at the start of today's World Cup final against India.Match referee Jeff Crowe couldn't ... Read more...

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World Cup final: Sri Lanka wins toss, elects to bat first


April 2nd, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Apr 2 (ANI): Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara won the crucial toss and elected to bat first in the high-profile clash against India in the World Cup final match being ... Read more...

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President Rajapaksa prays for Lankan team ahead of WC final


April 2nd, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Tirupati, Apr 2 (ANI): Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited the renowned Tirupati temple to pray for the success of his team ahead of the 2011 World Cup cricket final to be ... Read more...

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PM hopes Indian team will keep up good work in WC final


April 1st, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 1 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Friday said he hoped the Indian team would keep up the good work in the World Cup cricket final ... Read more...

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Indo-Lankan final: Maha Govt. declares Apr. 2 a holiday


March 31st, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Mar 31 (ANI): Maharashtra Government has declared a holiday in government and semi-government offices in Mumbai and suburbs on April 2 on the occasion of the World Cup final to be ... Read more...

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Tendulkar, Muralitharan raise the stakes


March 31st, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The World Cup final in Mumbai Saturday will be the perfect backdrop for the greatest batsman and the greatest bowler of this era to ... Read more...

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World Cup scoreboard: Sri Lanka vs. New Zealand


March 30th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 29 (IANS) Scoreboard of the first 2011 World Cup semifinal between Sri Lanka and New Zealand at the R. Premadasa Stadium here Tuesday.New Zealand: Martin Guptill b ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by five wickets, enter final


March 30th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 29 (IANS) Sri Lanka entered their second successive World Cup final, defeating New Zealand by five wickets at the R. Premadasa Stadium here Tuesday.Set to score 217, ... Read more...

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Muralitharan’s last hurrah at home


March 29th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 29 (IANS) Muttiah Muralitharan could not have hoped for a better way to end his final One-day International at home. He claimed a wicket Tuesday with the ... Read more...

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New Zealand lose plot, bowled out for 217 (Lead)


March 29th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 29 (IANS) Scott Styris made a fighting 57, but New Zealand lost the plot at the death and were rolled over for 217 by Sri Lanka in ... Read more...

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New Zealand all out for 217 against Sri Lanka


March 29th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 29 (IANS) New Zealand were all out for 217 against Sri Lanka in the first World Cup semifinal at the R. Premadasa Stadium here Tuesday.All-rounder Scott Styris top-scored ... Read more...

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Flashback to 1996, and that joint India-Pakistan team


March 29th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Cricket pitch or battleground? As excitement builds up to a frenzy ahead of the India-Pakistan World Cup semifinal and aggressive patriotism rises to the ... Read more...

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Vaughan wants Stuart Broad as England one-day captain


March 29th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 29(ANI): Former England captain Michael Vaughan has said that fast bowler Stuart Broad should be appointed as the next one-day captain if Andrew Strauss steps down from the role."I just ... Read more...

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WC 2011: Black Caps keen to avenge humiliating loss to Lanka


March 29th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Mar. 29 (ANI): Black Caps skipper Daniel Vettori has admitted that his team-mates and he have a score to settle with Sri Lanka in tonight's World Cup semi-final.Less than two weeks ... Read more...

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Vettori ’surprised’ at ‘used’ pitch for semifinal


March 28th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 28 (IANS) New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori said he is "surprised" that their World Cup semifinal against Sri Lanka will be played on a "used" wicket and not ... Read more...

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Vaughan expects Strauss to quit one-day cricket following England’s World Cup exit


March 28th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 28(ANI): Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes that Andrew Strauss may quit one-day cricket following the team's World Cup quarterfinal exit.England was knocked out of the World Cup following their ... Read more...

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Flower denies ’slow’ Trott behind England’s World Cup quarterfinal exit


March 28th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 28(ANI): England manager Andy Flower has rebutted suggestions that Jonathan Trott, who was the team's leading run-scorer in the World Cup, had scored too slowly in their quarterfinal against Sri ... Read more...

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