Sri Lanka

6:44 PM GMT Mickey Arthur is set to take over as Sri Lanka’s head coach. SLC has agreed a two-year contract with Arthur, the former South Africa, Australia and Pakistan coach, with a formal announcement to be made shortly. Joining his backroom staff will be Grant Flower as batting coach, David Saker as bowling coach,
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2:33 PM GMT Andrew Fidel Fernando Sri Lanka has become the first South Asian nation to criminalise several offences related to match-fixing, after its parliament passed all three readings of a bill entitled “Prevention of Offences Related to Sports” on Monday. Offences related to corruption in sports will carry a prison term of up to
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12:53 AM GMT Almost everything that could go wrong, did go wrong for Sri Lanka in Adelaide. And the one thing that went right for them, turned out badly. Lasith Malinga called correctly at the toss and put Australia in. Twenty overs later they had 233 against them. The chase was equally, if not more,
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7:00 AM GMT Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bowl against Australia Sri Lanka’s captain Lasith Malinga won the toss and sent Australia in to bat in the first T20I at Adelaide Oval. Malinga’s decision meant David Warner would walk out to open for his first home international since the end of the
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4:51 AM GMT A coach not quite sacked, a raft of player withdrawals, a typically chaotic nexus between cricket administration and government: all scenarios not uncommon when it comes to the endlessly fascinating story of Sri Lankan cricket. And yet amid all these 2019 misadventures there have been remarkable, even transcendent moments: A Test series
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12:52 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Batsmen Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Oshada Fernando have been retained in Sri Lanka’s full-strength squad for the T20I tour of Australia. Lasith Malinga (capt.), Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dasun Shanaka, Shehan Jayasuriya, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Oshada Fernando, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Kumara,
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3:00 AM ET Toss Pakistan chose to bat v Sri Lanka Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat first, with batsman Iftikhar Ahmed coming into the ODI XI for the first time since 2015. Iftikhar’s inclusion means there is no room for Asif Ali, who had played two matches during the World Cup. Pakistan’s
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3:00 AM ET Karachi’s first ODI in over 10 years didn’t even get as far as the toss. Heavy rain in the days leading up to this match was already proving a challenge, with doubts arising over whether the outfield would dry in time. Then, on Friday, more rain was delivered by towering dark clouds,
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9:41 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya has been banned from bowling in international cricket for 12 months due to an illegal bowling action. Dananjaya’s suspension is a result of the ICC’s automatic penalty for bowlers who have twice failed an assessment inside a two-year period. Dananjaya was assessed after he was
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7:54 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Lahiru Thirimanne and Dasun Shanaka have named Sri Lanka’s ODI and T20I captains respectively for the limited-overs tour of Pakistan. The announcement comes two days after Dimuth Karunaratne and Lasith Malinga, the incumbents, informed the Sri Lanka Cricket of their unwillingness to tour Pakistan, along with eight others, citing security
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