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Dimuth wants effective alternative following spit-ban

Dimuth wants effective  alternative following spit-ban

The proposed ban on the age-old practice of using saliva to shine the ball may make cricket dull and boring, says Sri Lanka cricket Test and ODI skipper Dimuth Karunaratne. He urged cricket administrators to find an alternative other than sweat to find a balance between the bat and the ball. The ICC cricket committee, [...]

SLC TV bids close on June 15

Bids for international media rights contract for Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for the three years starting from April 2020 is due on June 15. The board is now selling media rights as one package combining television, radio and digital platforms as opposed to their previous attempt to sell it as two packages – one for [...]

Sri Lanka still hopeful of rescheduling India and Bangladesh tours

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have not given up hopes of playing India and Bangladesh at home on a rescheduled date this year after country’s cricket calendar was put on complete jeopardy following COVID-19 outbreak. The Indians are due to play three ODIs and three T20s from June 24 to July 11 in Sri Lanka followed [...]

SLR aims to give back clubs ‘recognition’ despite opposition

Sri Lanka Rugby’s (SLR) attempt to rush through a key constitutional amendment to give clubs direct voting rights ahead of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held in August has run into opposition from the Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPRFU) which represents seven of the eight ‘A’ division clubs. It is also not [...]

Rugby clubs find it tough to pay salaries of players

With the globe under attack by COVID-19 so did the sports in Sri Lanka which came to a complete stop from March onwards. The Inter-Club rugby league was suspended with the Super Round matches not taking place along with the oldest knock out rugby tournament in South Asia, Clifford Cup which is more than 100 [...]

Maharoof joins chorus to reform school cricket

Maharoof joins chorus to reform school cricket

As an individual who successfully came through the pipeline of the once globally acclaimed ‘best school cricket structure of the world’ former Sri Lanka allrounder and current Sri Lanka Under-19 Manager, Farveez Maharoof joined his former seniors at national level, calling school cricket badly needs a new ‘strategy’. Maharoof, who captained the Sri Lanka Under-19s [...]

Motorsports fans remember racing legend Ananda Wedisinghe

Motorsports fans remember racing legend Ananda Wedisinghe

“Racing is in my blood, and I will compete until my last breath,” was the mantra the energetic and legendary motorcross rider Ananda Wedisinghe uttered until he lost his life as a result of a fatal crash during the Nuwara Eliya Road Race in 2017. He was 47 at the time of his untimely demise, [...]

Disappointing end for Sri Lanka at Asian Online Chess

Uzbekistan and China grabbed major honours by emerging champions at the Asian Junior Boys/Girls online Rapid Chess Championships 2020 conducted by the Asian Chess Federation worked off from May 27 to June 4 at the site. The boys finals which was worked off on Thursday turned out to be an absorbing game and after [...]

AFC announce revised dates for FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers

After the improvement of COVID-19 pandemic over the world and in new preparation of ‘New Normal’ the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) in consultation with FIFA, has been making plans  to reorganise the postponed matches in the FIFA international window in October and November. Accordingly Sri Lanka will most likely resume its international schedule with the [...]

The Invincible 1967 Trinity ‘Lions’ began without a coach

Trinity College one of the core schools to produce some outstanding rugby players for both the Kandy school and country had some outstanding outfits. A few of them were the 56, 67, 69, 77 and 87 outfits. But in the recent past they have lost the grip which made them fall down the ladder for [...]

Martis, Marija laud Webinar for Lankan rugby coaches

Two leading rugby coaches in the country Sanath Martis and Fazil Marija have lauded the Webinar series on coaching organised by London-based former Kingswood and Police player Bandara Wekadapola the influential Sri Lankan member of the London Society of Rugby Football Union Referees. The Webinar conducted by Coach Educator RFU/London Irish Jack Pattinson on ‘Developing [...]

COVID funds aplenty for sports! Is it blessing in disguise or a charm display!

COVID funds aplenty for sports! Is it blessing in disguise or a charm display!

Reports of funds for sportsmen from premier global sport organisations is praiseworthy! Unlike the superstars of the world’s most prosperous sports with multi-billion dollar budgets and pay-cheques, most Asian and local sportsmen are not in that cozy framework. The world’s superstars have made magnanimous overtures and very generous donations to support national programmes supporting needy [...]

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