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Sri Lanka-Windies Test series falls victim to IPL


September 12th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 12 (IANS/CMC) The International Cricket Council persistent refusal to provide a separate window for the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) is taking a toll on Test cricket.For the ... Read more...

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SLC provides ICC with cricket corruption tapes


August 13th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 13 (IANS) The Sri Lankan cricket board Monday handed over a taped conversation to the International Cricket Council (ICC) which surrounds allegations of an alleged corruption attempt.Sri Lanka ... Read more...

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Mahindra to sponsor Sri Lanka Premier League


August 8th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Utility vehicle major Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M;) Wednesday announced its partnership with the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) cricket tournament as their title sponsors.SLPL kicks off ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka cricket appoints Lorgat as advisor


July 31st, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 31 (IANS) The Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC) Tuesday appointed former International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat as a special advisor to the board.Lorgat, who concluded his ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka cricket board assures integrity of SLPL


July 21st, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 21 (IANS) The Sri Lankan cricket board Saturday assured the integrity of the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL), a cricket league based on the Indian Premier League (IPL), ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka cricketers end battle for contracts


July 18th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan cricketers have ended their battle against the authorities over signing of the contracts for the year 2012, an official said Wednesday."The contracts have been ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan cricketers want contract issue settled early


July 17th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka cricketers demanded that if they are to sign contracts to take part in a cricket tournament next month, the issue should be settled by ... Read more...

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ICC calls for worldwide life ban on Kaneria, Westfield


June 27th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 27 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board Wednesday called for a life-time ban on Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria and England bowler Mervyn Westfield, who were punished ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka T20 League attracts bids over $30 mn


June 26th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 26 (IANS) In a major breakthrough for Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), all seven Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) franchises have been snapped up with bids worth over $30 ... Read more...

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ICC asks Bangladesh, Sri Lanka to have anti-graft code


June 25th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 25 (IANS) Taking strong note of reports of corruption in domestic cricket, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has asked Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to have an anti-corruption ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka Cricket to trim staff by 60 percent


June 7th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 7 (IANS) Sri Lanka's cricket governing board has decided to reduce its staff by 60 percent to reduce losses and improve management, the sports ministry said here Thursday.Sri ... Read more...

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Gibbs to feature in Sri Lanka Premier League


May 19th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 19 (IANS) South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs, who is playing for Mumbai Indians in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), has confirmed that he will be taking part ... Read more...

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Matthews fails fitnes test, dropped from Sri Lanka squad


March 23rd, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 23 (IANS) All-rounder Angelo Matthews failed a fitness test Friday and was left out from Sri Lanka's 14-member squad for the first cricket Test against England in ... Read more...

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Asia Cup: Eranga replaces Matthews in Sri Lanka squad


March 14th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mirpur (Dhaka), March 14 (IANS) Sri Lanka suffered a major setback Wednesday after star all-rounder Angelo Mathews Wednesday ruled out of the ongoing Asia Cup with a calf injury. He ... Read more...

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Sangakkara wants an urgent review of Sri Lanka cricket


February 13th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Adelaide, Feb 13 (IANS) Former captain and star batsman Kumar Sangakkara wants an urgent review of Sri Lankan cricket, and has said first class structure should be overhauled on ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan cricket board backs sacking of Australian coach


January 28th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 28 (IANS) Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board president Upali Dharmadasa Saturday backed the board's decision to sack Geoff Marsh as coach of the national team.Dharmadasa said that some ... Read more...

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Graham Ford confirmed as new Sri Lanka cricket coach


January 24th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 24 (IANS) South African Graham Ford has been named Sri Lanka's new coach in a series of changes aimed at improving the standard of the national cricket team, ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to sack Dilshan, Marsh for South African debacle


January 19th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 19 (IANS) Stung by the series loss in Tests and ODIs in South Africa, the Sri Lankan sports ministry is planning a wide-ranging overhaul in Sri Lanka Cricket ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan sports minister orders report on cricket crisis


January 17th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has sought a report from the country's cricket board on the issues plaguing the national team.The sports minister Tuesday ordered ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka selectors must go, says Ranatunga (Lead)


January 16th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 16 (IANS) Sri Lanka's cricket selection panel should be axed following the team's shabby showing in South Africa and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), former captain Arjuna Ranatunga ... Read more...

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ICC pays delayed salaries of Sri Lankan cricketers


December 20th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 20 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has paid 45 percent of delayed salaries of Sri Lankan cricketers, a senior official said here Tuesday.Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) confirmed ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s bankrupt cricket board dissolved


November 15th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 15 (IANS) Sri Lanka's bankrupt cricket board has been dissolved and a new authority has been appointed, the sports ministry said Tuesday.Sri Lanka Cricket has been beleaguered in ... Read more...

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Sinking emotional quotient: A suicide attempt every 4 minutes (Feature) (Oct 10 is World Mental Health Day)


October 10th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) The tattered printout of an email, a blood-soaked bedsheet and the laptop screen flashing an image from the Facebook account left open is all ... Read more...

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ICC warns Sri Lanka over ‘poor’ Galle pitch


October 7th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 7 (IANS) Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has been officially warned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for preparing a poor quality pitch for the first Test between Sri ... Read more...

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Galle pitch not dangerous, says Sri Lanka cricket chief


September 7th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 7 (IANS) The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) president does not consider the pitch for the first Test against Austrlia at Galle was dangerous as none was injured during ... Read more...

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Poor: Match referee Chris Broad on Galle pitch


September 5th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 5 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Monday announced that the pitch for the Galle Test between Sri Lanka and Australia has been rated as poor by match ... Read more...

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No DRS for Australia-Sri Lanka series for lack of sponsor


July 15th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 15 (IANS) The much debated Umpires' Decision Review System (UDRS) won't be available for Sri Lanka's forthcoming Test series against Australia due to lack of a sponsor.Sri Lanka ... Read more...

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Rumesh Ratnayake is Sri Lanka coach for Australia series


July 15th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 15 (IANS) Former fast bowler Rumesh Ratnayake has been appointed Sri Lanka's chief cricket coach for the home series against Australia next month.Rumesh will work as an interim ... Read more...

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Sangakkara slams Sri Lankan cricket administration


July 5th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) SrI Lanka's senior batsman Kumar Sangakkara has lashed out at the cricket administration back home, saying their "corrupt" practices have tarnished the image of the ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka forms new interim cricket committee


July 2nd, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 2 (IANS) Sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has set up a four-member Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) interim committee and vowed to save the game from the mafia.The new committee ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka interim cricket board dissolved


July 1st, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 1 (IANS) Sri Lanka's sports ministry has dissolved the interim committee running the country's cricket board and will be announcing a new panel.Sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage took the ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka slash budget, put Australia tour in doubt


June 28th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 28 (IANS) Australia's tour to Sri Lanka in August is in doubt after Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) trimmied its budget, specially the security bill which was slashed from ... Read more...

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Law set to join Bangladesh after England tour


June 27th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 27 (IANS) Sri Lanka's head coach Stuart Law is likely to resign from his post after the team's cricket tour of England to take up a coaching job ... 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 Lanka cricket officials rush to meet BCCI


June 21st, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 21 (IANS) Sri Lankan cricket officials will meet Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) bosses in Mumbai Wednesday to convince them to allow Indian players to ... Read more...

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