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Out-of-FTP Bangladesh tour in March-April

Out-of-FTP Bangladesh tour in March-April

By S.R. Pathiravithana A home series against the invigorated Bangladesh outfit is thought provoking. Yes, the SLC administration has now lined-up just this, out of the ICC Future Tours Programme and the Bengali cricketers will be engaged in a full tour that will take them through Two Test matches, Three ODIs and two T-20 matches [...]

Why can’t the Aussies play cricket anymore?

Why can’t the Aussies play cricket anymore?

It was a run of the mill day ‚Äď hot, humid and a day that no one would go for the sweep stakes without a personal reason. Nevertheless there was some anticipation about the start of the first day‚Äôs play in the first Test between Sri Lanka and Australia ‚Äď an event that does not [...]

ATP and WTA as world ‚ÄėTennis indicators‚Äô

ATP and WTA as world ‚ÄėTennis indicators‚Äô

What is the ‚Äėindicator‚Äô to confirm that a nation or an individual is in the Tennis-map of the world? It is the end of the Tennis season for 2016 and this aspect has become a hot topic. The prospects of recognition as a Tennis-nation do not seem to be good for most of the countries [...]

Kandy falls early leaving the league fully open

Kandy falls early leaving the league fully open

Following the defeat of Kandy at the hands of Air Force the league competition will be for anybody as the weeks progress. While games will be closely fought it will only be a drizzle that wets the dry grounds of rugby.  The way the game is played and scrappy at most times there will not [...]

FIFA green-light for FFSL own stadium project

FIFA green-light for FFSL own stadium project

The world football governing body, FIFA, has responded positively to a request made by the Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL) to build a fully-fledged stadium, which will be a first-ever in the country. FIFA, granting the green light for the project means that FFSL will get its first fully-owned ground with other facilities in [...]

Sri Lanka to face Uzbekistan in AHFC Cup today

Sri Lanka to face Uzbekistan in AHFC Cup today

Sri Lanka will play their first match in the Fifth Men’s Asian Hockey Federation Cup (AHFC) Tournament when they face Uzbekistan in Hong Kong today. The tournament commenced November 19 and will conclude on November 27. The tournament is being conducted by the Asian Hockey Federation. Anuruddha Herath Bandara, the Sri Lanka coach told the [...]

Let’s have a peek into the world of WADA

Let’s have a peek into the world of WADA

This is relatively a new concept, never the less, Anti Doping has come to stay. The aim of this perception is to keep sport and its stakeholders clean and keep it above board. In the recent past there have been some high profile individuals who have been brought down to earth after the authorities discovered [...]

ICPL T20 will be in Colombo

ICPL T20 will be in Colombo

All plans have been made afoot to hold the second edition of International Cricket Premier League (ICPL) Twenty20 Championship in Colombo, Sri Lanka in January, 2017. According to the Organising Committee of ICPL eight teams run by Cricket Academies from different countries are expected to compete in the seven-day event scheduled to be held at [...]

The hour to save our Football has arrived

The hour to save our Football has arrived

Reference to an article that appeared in the Sunday Times of 16th of October 2016 with a picture of the Immediate Past President, Ranjith Rodrigo (who is the current chairman of the Finance/Media/ International relation Committees of the FFSL) with the present FIFA President Gianni Infantino taken at a luncheon of the AFC in May [...]

Old Bens Veterans win Soccer Masters Sevens on penalties

Old Bens Veterans win Soccer Masters Sevens on penalties

Old Bens Veterans Sports Club won the Sri Lanka Soccer Masters Association 7 – a – side 15th annual over 40 soccer tournament on a penalty shootout in the final between Old Bens Veterans Sports Club and Badulla District Veterans Sports Club. The match could not be played due to bad light at Cooray Park [...]

Over 317 participants expected at Junior Squash C’ship

Over 317 participants expected at Junior Squash C’ship

The 27th edition of the Sri Lanka Junior Squash Championship conducted by Sri Lanka Squash Federation and sponsored by Ritzbury, will be worked off from November 26 to December 3 at Tamil Union Squash Courts Complex. Then the  Under-19 final matches followed by the awards ceremony will be held at Air Force Courts Complex at [...]

FFSL looking inwards to elevate standards

FFSL  looking inwards to elevate standards

In the aftermath of Sri Lanka’s disastrous campaign at the AFC Solidarity Cup Football Championship held in Kuchin, Malaysia, the Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL) is planning on making radical changes mainly focusing on Youth Development. The intended changes were discussed and finalised at the FFSL’s recent Executive Committee meeting and they will be [...]

Lankan slicers create history in Carrom World Cup

Lankan slicers create history in Carrom World Cup

History making Sri Lanka Men’s and Women’s Carrom teams returned to Sri Lanka as World Champions and runners-up respectively at the 7th Carrom World Championships held in Birmingham, United Kingdom last weekend. The significance of this historic win was that Sri Lanka defeated the reigning champions India 2-1 in the finals. In the South Asian [...]

Trinity and St. Anthony‚Äôs to celebrate ‚Äúcentenary Big Match‚ÄĚ next year

Trinity and St. Anthony‚Äôs to celebrate ‚Äúcentenary Big Match‚ÄĚ next year

The most popular big match in the hill capital also known as the ‚ÄėBattle of the Blues in Kandy‚ÄĚ the Trinity ‚ÄďAntonian will be reaching its 100th encounter next year.¬† This much awaited 100th Cricket encounter will¬† be played on the 10th and 11th of March 2017 at the Pallekelle International Cricket Stadium. A Joint [...]

BRC successfully defend title after two decades

BRC successfully defend  title after two decades

Host Burgher Recreation Club popularly known as BRC emerged champions of their own BRC Six a Side Cricket tournament which was revived after two decades when they defeated neighbouring club Colts by 11 runs in the final played at the BRC ground. It was celebration for BRC who were the champions when the tournament was [...]

Singing Fish emerge champions

Singing Fish emerge champions

Singing Fish emerged champions of the 4th Milo Challenge Trophy football tournament when they defeated St Anthony’s Club by two goals to nil in the final played at the Durraiappah Stadium in Jaffna.  The two teams qualified to the final by recording wins with Singing Fishing getting the better of St Mary’s 2-0 and St [...]

CEAT Super Series Final on Dec. 4

CEAT Super Series Final on Dec. 4

The competition for the CEAT Sri Lanka Super Series 2016 Championship will conclude with the final races to determine the true champions on December 4 at the Pannala Racing Track. This will be followed by the awards ceremony to recognise the overall champion driver and the overall champion rider. The Pannala race track is Sri [...]

Devapathiraja through without any blemish

Devapathiraja through without any blemish

Rathgama Devapathiraja College — the defending champions advanced without any blemish to the pre-quarter finals of the ongoing Singer Cup Under 19 Girls School Cricket Tournament. In this Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association conducted tournament sponsored by Singer Sri Lanka 26 girls schools participated in this season‚Äôs edition. Devapathiraja College Rathgama Girls played four matches [...]

Brandix make it four-in-one

Brandix make it four-in-one

It’s a rare occurrence to see four teams from one establishment qualifying to play in six finals in any championship. Four teams from Brandix Group will appear in this rare occurrence and will be seen in action at the Maharagama Youth Services Centre courts on November 25 and 27 when the Mercantile Volleyball Championship 2016 [...]

Travel Trade Pool Championships from Nov. 25

The Travel Trade Sports Club will conduct two tournaments on two successive days ‚Äď the third Pool Championships and the third Beach Tag Rugby Championships 2016. The Yenesha Travels, Seeduwa sponsored, Pool Championships will take place on Friday, November 25 at the ‘Shotz’ Pool Lounge, Excel World, Colombo 10, commencing 3.00 pm. Entries have been [...]

Two huge wins for Thotagamuwa Christ Church, Matale

Led by Manisha Rukshan and coached by A.S Thotagamuwa Christ Church College Matale advanced to the second round of the SLSCA Singer trophy U/13 division 3 schools cricket tournament 2016, when they ended the preliminary round stage with two wins and two no decisions from the four matches they played. They recorded a 121 run [...]

Seetha Devi wins U-13 Hockey title

Seetha Devi Girls school Kandy Under-13 hockey team competing in group ‘A’ excelled to bag the Golden Awards for the fourth consecutive year at the all island schools U/13 hockey carnival 2016 concluded recently at Mahinda College ground in Galle. The Junior hockey carnival conducted by SLSHA saw 34 boys and 16 girls teams across [...]

Sachini guides SAGS

St. Anthony’s Girls School Katugastota posted a massive 207-run win over Pindeniya National School in Kegalle in their U/19 Girls Inter-school limited overs cricket tournament fixture played last week at Sri Rahula College grounds, Katugastota. Made to bat first St. Anthony’s girls cruised to 230 for two wickets in their allotted 20 overs. Sachini Dayarathna [...]

Company of Master Marines through

The Company of Master Marines of Sri Lanka (CMM) led by Nandika Peiris scored a thrilling two run victory over Engineers led by Chaminda de Silva at the 11th Annual Master Marines and Marine Engineers 2016 cricket encounter at the Bloomfield Grounds. In this fun filled day, the main event was the match between the [...]

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