Sri Lanka

6:19 AM GMT Andrew Fidel Fernando Sri Lanka Cricket has decided to terminate Chandika Hathurusingha‘s contract as head coach, while Hathurusingha has moved for compensation through the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), following months of deadlock. Although SLC had suspended Hathurusingha as far back as August last year, they had continued to pay him
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10:46 AM GMT Deivarayan Muthu Sri Lanka allrounder Isuru Udana has been sidelined from the team’s must-win third T20I against India in Pune on Friday with a back injury. The 31-year had injured himself during India’s chase in the second T20I on Tuesday night, while attempting to stop the ball at short third man. Udana
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3:54 PM GMT April 6, 2014, Dhaka: Lasith Malinga and Nuwan Kulsekara combine to straitjacket India’s batting line-up. Kumar Sangakkara says he has never seen anything like it. Sri Lanka seal the World T20 title under Malinga. Nearly six years later, Kulasekara is no longer active in international cricket, but Malinga, now 36, is still
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11:20 AM GMT Senior players failed to take responsibility. The bowlers were impatient in the second innings. And Sri Lanka gave up their good match position too readily. These were Dimuth Karunaratne‘s verdicts following Sri Lanka’s 263-run defeat in Karachi. The visitors had had a first-innings lead of 80, but allowed openers Abid Ali and
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11:02 AM GMT Andrew Fidel Fernando Fast bowler Kasun Rajitha has been ruled out of the second Test against Pakistan due to a hamstring strain. Rajitha had bowled only six overs on day five in Rawalpindi, owing to the injury he had picked up during his new-ball spell. He took the wicket of Shan Masood,
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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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