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Allegations, interrogations and boomerangs!

Allegations, interrogations and boomerangs!

Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage made several false claims to justify his allegation of a fixed 2011 World Cup final, investigations have revealed. This is a punishable offence under the recently enacted Prevention of Offences Related to Sports, as the Sunday Times first pointed out on June 21. The Sunday Times last week provided documentary evidence to [...]

Battle lines drawn in SLR hustings between ‘Dida’ and ‘Bonza’

The daggers have been drawn in what could turn out to be a bitter power struggle in Sri Lanka Rugby (SLR) between the incumbent president Lasitha Gunaratne and deputy president Rizly Illyas who have been wooing the provincial unions long before nominations for office-bearers were called yesterday. “The annual general meeting will be held on [...]

School rugby body in quandary as A/L exam likely to be postponed

The Sri Lanka Schools Rugby Football Association (SLSRFA) is in a quandary as to when it will get the green light to recommence the stalled Dialog Schools Rugby League, after the virtual shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier, the SLSRFA was optimistic of recommencing the Dialog Schools League Tournament by end of July before [...]

Asia Cup 2020 unlikely?

The Asia Cup 2020 is likely to be postponed due to the current global health crisis, the Sunday Times learns. Sri Lanka is tipped to host the tournament after Pakistan– the designated host for the 2020 edition offered it to Sri Lanka with India-Pakistan relations being sour at present. However latest reports suggest that there’s [...]

A new ‘duel’ for cricket team sponsorship

Dialog Axiata PLC and ITW India Pvt Ltd are vying to grab national cricket team sponsorship rights for the next three years, but the Sunday Times learns national team former sponsor Dialog has the edge with a substantially high offer compared to the other party. Saying that, even Dialog’s offer this time around is at [...]

Phantom ‘Uva T20 Premier League’ played in India

Phantom ‘Uva T20 Premier League’ played in India

After an epic plot of events which finally materialised in the ‘Uva Twenty20 Premier League 2020′ on June 29 at the Badulla Cricket ground, the fantasy tournament was wrapped up a day after by a team of Mohali Police officers in India. This may sound like a fiction but it is true. Mohali Police barged [...]

The ‘Cricketing’ Madness

The ‘Cricketing’ Madness

Politics in Sri Lanka seems to play the same melody from time to time. If there is nothing else to gain publicity, lets attack the cricketers! In 2015 when Kusal Janith Perera was allegedly approached, and such approach was informed to the then captain of the team, Angelo Mathews and was reported to the ICC [...]

Players must not be tagged to one format – Avishka Gunawardane

Players must not be tagged to one  format – Avishka Gunawardane

From the day Sri Lanka got Test status in 1982 cricket has been the most popular sport in the country. Those were the days that many of the youngsters began to fall in love with the sport. Avishka Gunawardane is a prime example of a versatile player who had to adjust his game plan according [...]

Sri Lanka targets South Asian gold medal in table tennis

Sri Lanka targets South Asian  gold medal in table tennis

A South Asian gold medal in table tennis is within reach of Sri Lanka having closed the gap considerably over the years to be second only to India, says a former national table tennis star Manzil Muthalib. Our mission is to win a South Asian gold medal in the sport. We were next to India [...]

Chess GP from July 11

The Chess Federation of Sri Lanka will commence its activities after the long break due to the spread of coronavirus by conducting the Sri Lanka Grand Prix 2020 from July 11 to 19. The top 12 seeded players will compete for supremacy in this mega event to be played on a round robin basis. Eleven [...]

MVP Murali – another feather on the cap

Muttiah Muralidaran’s cricket career has been beset with controversy. He was called a ‘chucker’ due to his elbow being congenitally crooked. Thereafter, experts analyzed (mainly experts in this field from Australia) his arm and finally conceded that the problem was congenital. Many experts both locally and internationally have assisted Murali in this regard. Today, the [...]

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