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Trinity should capitalise on Royal’s uncertainty

Trinity should capitalise on Royal’s uncertainty

The period of inactivity would surely have dulled their enthusiasm. But you can be sure that when the opening leg of the Bradby Shield gets underway on June 1 at Pallekele, both teams will be mentally attuned to the task at hand. Trinity have more at stake. They must terminate a four year losing streak, [...]

Icc cricket world cup 2019

Icc cricket world cup 2019

Indian ‘A’ openers punish Sri Lanka ‘A’ bowlers

Indian ‘A’ openers Priyak Panchal and Abhimanyu Easwaran took the Sri Lanka ‘A’ bowlers by the scruff of their neck and gave it a good shake as they amassed 376 for 1 on the first day of their 4-day Test at Belgaum. The visitors had their bowlers with Test match experience. That hardly mattered to [...]

The battle for Supremacy! Who will be crowned champions of the cricketing world?

Cricket’s showpiece event returns to England as ten teams battle across 11 venues to win the ultimate prize in the world of cricket. This time it will be the 12th edition of the tournament. This will be the fifth time that the World Cup is held in England. The format will be similar to the [...]

Lankan shuttlers riding high

Sri Lanka badminton team defeated Ireland 3-2 to emerge champions in Group C to occupy 21st position in rankings at the Sudirman Cup Badminton Championship being played at the Guangxi Sports Complex, Nanning, China. Both Sri Lanka and Ireland completed the preliminary rounds on an unbeaten note winning all the matches of each’s group. Ireland [...]

Not my Cup of Tea

Not  my Cup of Tea

 Malinga deserves World Cup captaincy  Angelo, Chandimal victims of cricket politics  Sri Lanka’s bowling a big concern at World Cup Weeks after guiding Mumbai Indians to their fourth IPL title–his second in three seasons as head coach, Mahela Jayawardene–the legendary former Sri Lanka skipper says he declined an offer to be a part of Sri [...]

Isuru and Gayani clinch race walking titles

Isuru and  Gayani clinch race walking titles

Isuru Salinda Dunukara of North Central Province and Gayani Prathapasinghe of Southern Province clinched the Men’s and Women’s title respectively in the 45th National Sports Festival (NSF) race walking events worked off in Anuradhapura yesterday. Twenty-seven-year-old Isuru from Sri Lanka Army completed the course of 20km with a time of one hour, 38 minutes and [...]

Sri Lanka and Pakistan prepare for Under-19 World Cup

Hashan Thilakaratne, the head coach of the Sri Lanka Under-19 coaching unit, believes that the series against Pakistan youth would be beneficial for the team to move forward as they are preparing for the ICC Under-19 World Cup in South Africa in 2020. “Our preparation for the Pakistan series has been very good. I would [...]

Old Petes AGM on May 31

The 12th Annual General Meeting of the ‘Old Peterites’ Group of Pre 1970′ will be held on Friday, May 31, at 6.30pm at the St. Peter’s College Old Boys’ Union Secretariat. The election of office bearers for the year 2019/202 will take place a the AGM.  

When two Asian nations met in a World Cup final

When two Asian nations met in a World Cup final

The 10th ICC Cricket World Cup (WC) in 2011 was played in India, Sri Lanka (SL) and in Bangladesh for the first time. Originally, Pakistan was scheduled to be a co-host but, after the 2009 terrorist attack in Lahore, on the bus carrying the SL Cricket team, on tour in Pakistan, the ICC cancelled their [...]

FIFA offers prancing monkeys a step ladder to football notoriety!

There is a saying in pithy Sinhala that ‘panina rilaunta inimaga thibba wage! The expression roughly translates to our Kornerkick headline this Sunday. Indeed, a recent news item that FIFA has offered US$ 500K (LKR 80Mn) to FFSL to conduct a Semi-Pro League has caused more than a flutter in the local football landscape! Only [...]

Even Sangakkara’s four successive 100s could not help in 2015

Even Sangakkara’s four successive 100s could not help in 2015

The 11th Cricket World Cup was jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand from 14th February to March 29th March 2015. Fourteen teams were divided into two Pools of seven each. 49 games were spread out over 14 venues and played on a round-robin and a knock-out basis. Australia staged 26 games while New Zealand [...]

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