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Iyer, bowlers place India on top of day-night Test against Sri Lanka

Iyer, bowlers place India on top of day-night Test against Sri Lanka

BANGALORE AFP: Shreyas Iyer’s attacking 92 and inspired bowling put India in command of the pink ball Test against Sri Lanka on Saturday’s opening day. Iyer made India, who lead the two-match series 1-0, claw back to 252 all out from a precarious 86-4 after they elected to bat first in Bangalore. Sri Lanka finished [...]

Shiraz steers Colts CC to fourth successive win

Right-arm pacie Mohamed Shiraz ended with a match bag of 9 for 79 as Colts CC coasted to an innings and 128-run win over Ace Capital CC with a day to spare in the Major Club Emerging  Cricket Tournament encounter concluded at the Colts ground yesterday. On the second day Ace Capital CC replied with [...]

Chameera ruled out of Test for several months

Seamer Dushmantha Chameera is likely to miss red-ball cricket in the foreseeable future following medical advice to skip the longer format to manage his workload until an operation is performed to sort out a long-time ankle niggle. He has been cleared to play the two shorter formats. Chameera was expected to take the field in [...]

Randul, Sasindu shine in Dharmasoka MV’ s win

Randul Samarahewa and Sasindu Malshan hit half tons as Dharmasoka MV Ambalangoda cruised to a 179 run win on the Parabola Method against Zahira Colombo in the Under 19 limited over tournament encounter played at Maradana. The rain affected match saw Dharmasoka MV making a formidable score of 254. Zahira was stranded on 110 / [...]

St Joseph’s dominate drawn match

St Joseph’s College dominated proceedings in their drawn Under 19 inter-school cricket encounter against Mahinda College Galle at Darley Road yesterday. A ton by Sadeesh Jayawardena(104) and an allround performance by Sri Lanka youth skipper Dunith Wellalage were the highlights of the match. At Darley Road – Match drawn St Joseph’s: 293 for 6 decl. [...]

Draw at Kandy’s Battle of the Maroons

Dharmaraja College grabbed major honours in their drawn 114th big match against Kingswood College played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium yesterday. This encounter, which was played for T.B. Tennekoon Memorial Challenge Shield, was interrupted by rain costing nearly two hours of play.  Rajans scored 201 for the loss of four wickets in response to [...]

Kandy survive Army slaughter

Kandy Sports Club recorded their sixth successive win of the SLR Nippon Paints Club Rugby League, after a brilliant comeback win of 21-17 against the marauding Army Sports Club at Havelock Park yesterday. The win places Kandy SC on top of the points table, as they dismantle Havelocks SC from the leadership with 35 points [...]

Wanindu, Chameera earn SLC top contracts

Wanindu, Chameera  earn SLC top contracts

Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera are among the four male cricketers to receive Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) top category (A1) contracts for the ensuing year. SLC has finalised a list of 20 players in the national contracts and 10 in the domestic player contracts. However, with seamer Suranga Lakmal retiring from international cricket at the [...]

Retiring Lakmal ready to give back to the game

Retiring Lakmal ready to  give back to the game

Retiring speedster Suranga Lakmal said after crediting it’s the game that made him who he is today, is ready and willing to give back to the game and country in the foreseeable future. “Anytime if I’m needed for the future of Sri Lanka Cricket, I’m available. Call me. I will inculcate all what I know, [...]

Battle of the batters heading to a dull draw

A four-dayer turned out to be batting practise as both the teams piled tons of runs with batters from both the sides amassing big scores at the other National Super Provincial four day between Dambulla and Galle, at Dambulla, yesterday. At an early day-three stumps, Galle had racked up a near-500, leading by 81. The [...]

Colombo on course for another win

Despite Colombo given a flying start by their openers, bad light forcing an early stump made the hosts wait for its second successive win versus Kandy yesterday at the R. Premadasa Stadium. Chasing 260 for win, hosts were sitting pretty at 114 for no loss, with both the openers, Nipun Dananjaya and Krishan Sanjula, notching [...]

Sri Lanka Badminton: Trouble-Free or Love All?

Sri Lanka Badminton: Trouble-Free or Love All?

A recent demystifying feature in a weekend paper had many sports bodies rudely surprised by the innuendo it liberally conveyed to sing the praises of one sports body. The article zooms in on the Badminton supremo Rohan de Silva, going on to claim that corruption and swindling is eschewed by this business icon who stands [...]

RTC successfully conducts Mock Raceday

RTC successfully conducts Mock Raceday

Jockey L. Dayalan had a perfect field day, winning two out of three races of the Mock Raceday conducted by the Royal Turf Club (RTC) at the Racecourse in Nuwara Eliya. The Mock Raceday was condcuted by the RTC after a lapse of seven months with the pandemic and bad weather preventing events that were [...]

Construction Consultancy wins Lexduco cricket title

Construction Consultancy wins Lexduco cricket title

Construction Consultancy team won the championship with an unbeaten record to annex the Lexduco Annual Cricket Tournament title. The sporting event was successfully held at the S. de S. Jayasinghe Stadium in Dehiwala. Lexduco (Pvt) Ltd, the pioneers in Design and Build Consultancy, dominating its respective spectrum for over a decade, organised its annual staff [...]

7th CSFC West Coast Troll today

7th CSFC West Coast Troll today

The Ceylon Sport Fishing Club (CSFC) will again organise its coveted 7th Open West Cost Trolling Competition 2022 at Kinross in Colombo. It is the most sought-after event currently in Sri Lanka’s angling calendar, to be held on March 13, which will be flagged of from Wellawatta. The event will see Sri Lanka’s top Anglers [...]

Ravindu, aiming to be Sri Lanka’s next sprinting sensation

Ravindu, aiming to be Sri Lanka’s next  sprinting sensation

Aspiring young track athlete Ravindu Jayasundara, a noteworthy recipient of the Next Champ Scholarship Programme jointly initiated by Crysbro and the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka (NOCSL) to enable and empower aspiring young athletes, is looking forward to returning to the World Junior Athletic Championship 2022 and bringing home a coveted medal. Jayasundara, who [...]

Asitha Wanninayake – breaking the shackles

Asitha Wanninayake – breaking the shackles

When the Sri Lanka Under-19 national squad was announced at the end of last year, it was a historic occasion for St. Anthony’s College, Kandy. To have four Antonians in a national squad is unprecedented but it could have easily been five if this prodigiously talented all-rounder as a junior had progressed to the next [...]

Sri Lanka Cricket donates 200 mattings to develop school cricket

Sri Lanka Cricket donates 200  mattings to develop school cricket

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) donated 200 cricket mattings to Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association (SLSCA) to be distributed among schools in the country. The donated mattings are now being distributed to schools playing Under-15, Under-17 and Under-19 cricket. Accordingly, schools in Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Galle, Matara, Hambantota, Kandy, Kegalle, Nuwara Eliya, Matale, Kurunegala, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, [...]

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