back rules out Lawson from Sri Lankan tests
ST. JOHN'S, Antigua, June 14 (Reuters) - West Indies fast bowler
Jermaine Lawson has been ruled out of the two tests against Sri
Lanka with a troublesome back injury, the West Indies Cricket Board
said on Friday. The 21-year-old Lawson has been out of cricket for
almost a month recovering from bulging discs in his lower back.
problems have also set back remedial work on his bowling action,
which is under review by the International Cricket Council (ICC)
after umpires David Shepherd and Srinivas Venkatraghavan reported
him during the fourth test against Australia last month.
make much progress while the injury to the back remains a concern,"
said Dr. Michael Seepersaud. Seepersaud, who is the West Indies
Cricket Board's Chief Cricket Development Officer, is supervising
the review process of Lawson's bowling action.
(been) informed that Jermaine has worked almost daily over the last
couple of weeks doing core strengthening and has been undergoing
tests to determine the state of the back injury," said Seepersaud.
he had some stiffness, but now is devoid of pain. "We are pleased
to see Jermaine's response to the treatment, but believe that the
rigours of test cricket would likely overwhelm his back.
can start the remedial work on his bowling action next week, if
it initially involves activities of little intensity."
said the WICB had received an assessment of Lawson and had studied
video footage of the bowler's action. Lawson has captured 29 wickets
at 24.31 runs apiece in seven tests. During the series against Australia,
Lawson claimed a hat-trick in the third test at Bridgetown and career-best
figures of seven wickets for 78 runs at St. John's. West Indies'
first test against Sri Lanka starts on June 20.
Siriwardena slams career best 297
Fifteen-year-old Dimitri Siriwardena of Royal College Colombo slammed
a career best 297 in just 149 balls in an Under 16 Division One
inter-school cricket match against St John's Panadura. His knock
consisted of 18 boundaries and 24 sixes. Though the record in junior
cricket stands at 318, his innings is a new record in the Under
16 category which was introduced this year.
a talented cricketer having represented the college senior team
this season with top scores of 155 against Richmond and 157 against
Ananda. He scored over 600 runs representing the senior team with
an average of 30.00. His 297 helped his side score a massive 405
for 2 in 45 overs. -MSA
soldiers take on Havies
The Sri Lankan Army led by flanker Colin Rodrigo will be going all
out to be on the rampage and remain unbeaten when they lock horns
with the Havies today at Havelock Park in their Caltex 'A' Division
first round match.
who are unbeaten this season have scored 446 points and given away
36 points in their 6 encounters. Their biggest victory this season
was against wooden spoonist Old Zahirians whom they defeated by
145 points to nil. Army's closest game was against the gutsy Navy
side which was played at Welisara. -SJ
officials examination today
All arrangements have been finalised to conduct the Class Four Technical
Officials Examination of the Athletic Association of Sri Lanka today
(June 15) at 2.30 P.M. states Mr. P.H.D. Waidyatilaka, Chairman
Technical Committee of the AA of Sri Lanka.
wide examination will be held at six centres. They are as follows:
Colombo - Royal College; Kandy - Vidyartha College; Matara - Ruhunu
University; Jaffna - Hindu Ladies College; Kalmunai - Al Hilal Vidyalaya;
Vauvniya - College of Education.
have been posted to individual candidates and if any candidate has
not received the admission card he or she may proceed to the examination
centre and check with the Chief Supervisor. If the name appears
in the list of candidates he or she will be allowed to take up the
Air Force outclass
Air Force 54
Old Zahirians 14
By Shamseer Jaleel
Sri Lanka Air Force tasted their second victory this season when
they had a fine victory over the Old Zahirians by 54 points (4 goals,
4 tries, 2 penalties) to 14 (2 goals) in their Caltex 'A' Division
match played at Katunayake yesterday.
outclassed their opponents in all departments as the Old Zahirians
lacked basics of the game. The Old Zahirians missed at least four
scoring opportunities. Most of the Airmen are playing rugby after
joining the Air Force. They gave a good account of themselves.
For the Airmen
their skipper and former Isipathana player Sanjaya Fernando and
their reliable place kicker Ranjith Anthony had an outstanding game.
Air Foirce skipper Sanjaya Fernando playing for the 13th year was
excellent in the loose play. Ranjith Anthony with his place kicking,
booming kicks to touch and with his safe pair of hands, was in good
For Air Force
Suranga Arunshantha (2), Ajith Prtasanna, Rohan Fernando, Ruwan
Chandrasekera, Indunil and Seneviratne scored one try each. Ranjith
Anthony goaled four and put over three penalties as well. For the
Old Zahirians skipper Mannan and Rinoz scored the tries which were
goaled by Mannan.
It was sad
to note that there were no Touch Judges available from the Referees
Society for this 'A' Division match. Former Air Force player Harsha
Fernando and another Airman did the relief job. The match was refereed