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Sri Lanka to boost domestic cricket


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 3 (IANS) The Sri Lankan Cricket Board Monday said it will take measures to boost their domestic cricket after its first ever Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) concluded ... Read more...

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Pakistan delegation to visit India for hockey revival


August 28th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 28 (IANS) A two-member delegation of the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) will visit India next month to discuss the revival of bilateral series, official said Tuesday.Secretary of PHF ... 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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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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Pakistan pitches for reviving cricketing ties (Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Pakistan Thursday pitched for resuming bilateral cricket ties with India but New Delhi maintained it was for the two boards to decide.During their two-day talks ... Read more...

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Sanath Jayasuriya in “Na Bole Tum…’


June 27th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) After a reality show, Sri Lankan cricket legend Sanath Jayasuriya is set to enter a daily soap. He will be seen doing a cameo in ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to ban sportsmen refusing to represent country


June 11th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 11 (IANS) Sri Lanka is considering imposing a temporary ban on national athletes who refuse to represent the country at any given time.Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage told Xinhua ... Read more...

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Sanath Jayasuriya grooves to ‘Tama tama loge’


June 8th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 8 (IANS) International cricket star Sanath Jayasuriya performed on a different pitch -- he took to the dance floor for forthcoming reality show "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa" and ... Read more...

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Pakistan builds new stadiums to draw international cricket


May 9th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 9 (IANS) In a bid to revive international cricket at home, Pakistan has decided to establish new stadiums in the most secured areas of the country like Islamabad, ... Read more...

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PCB still hopeful about Bangladesh series


April 25th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, April 25 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has not given up its hope for a home series against Bangladesh.The PCB Tuesday asked the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to ... Read more...

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Pakistan out of sight, Bangladesh look to South Africa


April 23rd, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi/Dhaka, April 23 (IANS) Bangladesh have approached South Africa for a series in May after the postponement of a series in Pakistan. Due to its prior commitments, the Bangladesh Cricket ... Read more...

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Dhaka High Court postpones Bangladesh’s cricket tour to Pakistan


April 19th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 19 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) suffered a huge set-back Thursday when, citing security concerns, the Dhaka High Court ordered the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to postpone ... Read more...

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Pakistan is safe place for cricket: PCB chairman


April 19th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, April 19 (IANS) Stating that Pakistan was a safe place for cricket, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf has said the success of the upcoming Bangladesh series in ... 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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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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Ranatunga says SL selectors must resign over team’s poor performance


January 16th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 16 (IANS) Former Sri Lankan cricket captain-turned-politician Arjuna Ranatunga says the current national cricket selection panel should be sacked following the national team's poor performance in the United ... Read more...

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Pakistan make clean sweep of China hockey series


December 26th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 26 (IANS) Pakistan has made a clean sweep of the four-match friendship hockey series against China, clinching the last game 2-1 in Lahore.Pakistan won the fourth and the ... Read more...

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Pakistani hockey team leads China 3-0 in international series


December 25th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 25 (IANS) Pakistan registered its third straight victory to lead China 3-0 in the four-match series, the first international hockey competition held in this country since 2004.Pakistan won ... Read more...

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Pakistan hopes to lure cricket teams with foolproof security


December 10th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Dec 10 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reportedly finalized foolproof security plans for the visiting cricket teams, official sources revealed here Saturday.The first step for the PCB ... Read more...

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Ashraf confident Pakistan will host visitors in 2012


November 29th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, Nov 29 (IANS) Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) newly-appointed chairman Zaka Ashraf is confident of hosting international cricket teams in the strife-torn country and hoped neighbours India to tour soon ... Read more...

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Pakistan leave for UAE to play against Sri Lanka


October 15th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Oct 15 (IANS) The Pakistani cricket team departed for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Saturday to play a bilateral series against Sri Lanka, starting with the first Test Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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Repairing country’s cricket image new PCB chief’s top priority


October 13th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 13 (IANS) Zaka Ashraf, the newly appointed chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), said his top priority is to uplift the national team's status in the world ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan team attack accused granted bail


October 8th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 8 (IANS) An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has released on bail a man accused of being involved in the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team squad in ... Read more...

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Test cricket here to stay: Sri Lankan cricket novelist


October 4th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 4 (IANS) Test cricket is here to stay despite the swing in its fortunes brought on by the growing popularity of the shorter ties and the Twenty20 ... Read more...

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Geoff Marsh ends IPL stint to coach Sri Lanka


September 23rd, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 23 (IANS) Former Australia batsman Geoff Marsh has been named the new coach of the Sri Lankan cricket team for a two-year term beginning Tuesday.Marsh is the sixth ... 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 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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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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SLC hopes to convince BCCI to allow participation of Indian cricketers (Lead)


June 19th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 19 (IANS) Surprised and hurt, the Sri Lankan cricket board said Sunday that it will take up with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) the ... 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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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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Sri Lankan cricketers will be monitored during England tour


May 18th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 18 (IANS) In the wake of the allegations of match-fixing made by former captain Hashan Tillakaratne last month, Sri Lankan cricket officials will be watching the activities of ... Read more...

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Lankan cricket board meeting today in wake of match fixing allegations


April 30th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 30 (ANI): The Sri Lanka cricket authorities are having a special meeting on Saturday to discuss match-fixing allegations made by former captain Hashan Tillekaratne, who threatened to reveal the names ... Read more...

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