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Gurusinha to head SLC's High Performance Unit
SLC hopes to utilise the former batsman's expertise to bridge the gap between the national team and its talent production line

Sri Lanka Cricket elections set for May 19
Incumbent President Thilanga Sumathipala confirmed that he would run for another two-year term following recent changes to Sri Lanka's Sports Law

SLC begin search for new staff after Pothas' exit
Former Pakistan legspinner Mushtaq Ahmed is among those being considered for the position of spin bowling coach. The board is also on the hunt for a new fielding coach

Asia Cup 2018 moved from India to UAE
The six-team tournament is slated for September; PCB to co-host Emerging Team's Asia Cup with Sri Lanka in December

Chameera in doubt for West Indies tour, IPL
The Sri Lanka fast bowler has not joined the Rajasthan Royals squad because of a back complaint, and is set to undergo further tests

Arnold appointed Lankan Premier League director
With the tournament scheduled to run from August 18 to September 10, SLC is also attempting to lure second-string India players to participate

SL to play ODI series, one-off T20I instead of third SA Test
The revised tour will begin with Tests in Galle and at the SSC - which had also been the venues of South Africa's most-recent Tests on the island - before moving to Dambulla, Pallekele and finally Khettarama for the limited-overs leg

Batsmen dominate opening round of Super Four Provincial Tournament
Roshen Silva produces the standout performance with 231 not out, but there were several other notable knocks as both matches tapered into draws

Javeria, spinners help Pakistan seal 2-1 series win
Sana Mir, Nashra Sandhu, Bismah Maroof and Nida Dar returned combined figures of 15-0-41-3 as Pakistan, defending 113, restricted Sri Lanka to 75 for 8

Siriwardene leads rout of Pakistan in record SL win
Sri Lanka posted their first home win in a T20I against Pakistan as Shashikala Siriwardene's four-for flattened the visitors to 72 all out in Colombo

Javeria's record fifty helps Pakistan clinch thriller
Pakistan lose 6 for 38 in small chase before No. 11 debutant Fatima hits boundary off the penultimate delivery to seal one-wicket win

Sri Lanka Super Four Provincial Tournament to start this week
The tournament, which will consist of four provincial teams based around SLC Centres of Excellence in Colombo, Galle, Kandy and Dambulla, will also serve as a testing ground for Sri Lanka's tour of the West Indies in May

Spinners lead Pakistan women to 3-0 sweep
Sana Mir, Nashra Sandhu, Nida Dar and Bismah Maroof claimed all ten wickets among them to roll over Sri Lanka women for 107 in their pursuit of 216

Maroof, Mir seal ODI series for Pakistan
Pakistan climbed to the top half of the ICC Women's Championship table with a resounding win against Sri Lanka in Dambulla, on the back of a half-century from captain Bismah Maroof and a four-for from offspinner Sana Mir

Javeria's ton puts Pakistan 1-0 up
Bismah Maroof helped Pakistan bowl out Sri Lanka for 181 with figures of 3 for 17, completing a 69-run win in Dambulla

SL pick teenager Dilhari for ODIs; Atapattu returns as captain
Atapattu will take over the captaincy from Inoka Ranaweera for the upcoming home ODIs against Pakistan

Colombo awash with massive support for India
When Dinesh Karthik scythed that final delivery for six, the release from the fans was one of unbridled ecstasy. Sri Lankan and Indian fans were embracing each other in kinship

Bangladesh's dressing room door damaged in Colombo
Aggressive bodily contact, shoving, agitated yelling, pointed fingers and a shattered dressing room door, all marred the rancorous finish and the immediate aftermath, of the Nidahas Trophy match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

Ugly scenes mar Bangladesh's dramatic win
For a few moments, play came to a halt with players from both sides having to be restrained from each other. Then Mahmudullah struck a six to seal Bangladesh's place in the final

'If Shakib is not fit, it is a desperate measure' - Hathurusingha
Sri Lanka coach Chandika Hathurusingha has not been shaken by Shakib Al Hasan's surprise re-entry in to Bangladesh's squad

'Haven't bowled as well as we can' - Walsh
Bangladesh's interim head coach hopes for a big performance from Mustafizur Rahman and his spinners; says Shakib's inclusion subject to a fitness test

England's full tour of Sri Lanka begins October 10
England will play their first three-Test series in Sri Lanka in 11 years, but the tour - which also features five ODIs and a T20I - may also clash with the island's northeast monsoon

Advantage Bangladesh as Shakib returns for do-or-die
The home side's batting holds the key for them; the bowling remains their big worry

Rambukwella back playing cricket after arrest
Arrested on Friday night for assault and drunk driving, Rambukwella has since had the assault charges dropped, having come to a settlement with the complainant

Thakur, Pandey fashion India's emphatic win
Thakur's career-best restricted Sri Lanka after Kusal's half-century; Pandey and Karthik's unbroken 68-run stand steered India home after a top order wobble

Bruised attacks seek respite as teams scrap for advantage
Sri Lanka would still be hurting after the hiding their bowlers were handed by Bangladesh, but their in-form top-order is capable of testing India's resolve

Dinesh Chandimal handed two-match over-rate ban
Thisara Perera will captain Sri Lanka in their Nidahas Trophy matches against India on Monday and Bangladesh on Friday

Mushfiqur pulls off record Bangladesh chase
Uncowed by their recent history, a blazing Bangladesh top order ran down a target of 215, the wicketkeeper-batsman's audacious 72 off 35 balls building upon terrific work from openers Liton Das and Tamim Iqbal

Rambukwella arrested on assault and drunk driving charges
This is the Sri Lanka cricketer's second arrest in 18 months, after having been taken into custody following a car accident in Colombo in September 2016

Sri Lanka's revival 'all about smart options'
Where in the past Sri Lanka sides have sworn that positivity and fearlessness mark their route out of a bad stretch of results, it is smarts that has produced improvements, according to bowling coach Rumesh Ratnayake

Can Bangladesh turn their form around against resurgent Sri Lanka?
Bangladesh have lost 13 of their last 14 T20Is, and will need to resolve their batting issues, particularly their difficulty with rotating the strike

Powerplay woes cost India - Dhawan
Kusal Perera's 27-run over off Shardul Thakur helped Sri Lanka set the early tempo in their chase

Kusal Perera's assault helps Sri Lanka hunt down 175
The batsman marked his return from injury with a 22-ball fifty, while Shikhar Dhawan's 49-ball 90 went in vain

Kusal understands himself better now - Hathurusingha
Sri Lanka's head coach said the batsman's mental state was the biggest contributor to his recent form

Can Sri Lanka, India cope with absence of key players?
India have rested several first-choice players, including Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni, while Sri Lanka will miss Angelo Mathews and Asela Gunaratne, who are unavailable through injury

Lakmal, Pradeep return to bolster SL T20 pace ranks
The two fast bowlers recovered from injuries, but wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella was omitted in favour of Dhananjaya de Silva

Mathews sidelined from Nidahas Trophy
Dinesh Chandimal, who had led Sri Lanka in six limited-overs matches during the tour of Bangladesh, is likely to take charge in the T20I tri-series, also involving India and Bangladesh

Sri Lanka women to host Pakistan in March for ODIs, T20Is
All three ODIs will take place in Dambulla and will count for the ICC Women's Championship. The T20 series will shift the action to Colombo for the three matches

Asela Gunaratne ruled out of T20 tri-series
The batsman sustained an injury on his right arm while diving during a fielding drill on the Bangladesh tour

Hathurusingha keen on expanding Sri Lanka's player pool
The head coach wants to build a side that can compete in all conditions and to that end he said, "with me, I don't think you will see the same team too often."

Mendis has grabbed all opportunities as opener - Chandimal
Sri Lanka's captain was pleased with Kusal Mendis' form and the team's tour sweep in Bangladesh

Mendis stars in thumping win as SL sweep tour
Sri Lanka ended their Bangladesh tour in style, crushing the hosts by 75 runs to wrap up the T20 series 2-0

Sri Lanka's rare chance to cap successful tour
In five matches against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh have lost four and drawn one, but Sunday is their last chance to restore a degree of respectability to the affair

Sri Lanka capitalise on coach Hathurusingha's insider information
Having been Bangladesh's head coach - a role he had held since 2014 - the current Sri Lanka coach was privy to information on individual players' games. Sri Lanka have used that effectively to gain a substantial edge

New Lankan Premier League set to clash with CPL and T20 Blast
The six-team tournament is scheduled from August 18 and September 10, while the CPL is set to be played from August 8 to September 16 and the English domestic season ongoing throughout

Kusal Mendis, Thisara Perera overpower Bangladesh
Dasun Shanaka and Thisara Perera ransacked Bangladesh's bowlers, after a fifty from opener Kusal Mendis, to help Sri Lanka chase down 194 - their highest in T20Is

Sri Lanka eye tour sweep against injury-hit Bangladesh
Last year in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh enjoyed, perhaps, their best-ever away tour. Fast forward to the return series in 2018 and the tables have turned, across formats. Can the hosts halt Sri Lanka's charge?

Kusal Mendis to replace injured Kusal Perera in T20s
Kusal Mednis will come into the Sri Lankan T20I squad in place of the injured Kusal Perera

Simon Willis resigns as SL high performance manager
The former Kent batsman has stepped down from his role, less than two years into a three-year contract

'Feel like we've started another journey' - Herath
Veteran spinner sees a "proper" team with youth and experience in equal measure following three years of rebuilding

Dananjaya takes five as Sri Lanka clinch series
Akila Dananjaya recorded the best figures for a Sri Lanka bowler on debut as the visitors sealed a 215-run win after lunch on the third day

'I don't know why they gave a wicket like this' - Roshen Silva
The Sri Lanka batsman expressed surprise over the rank turner in Mirpur based on how his team had "very experienced bowlers" capable of exploiting it

Malinga mulling his playing future
The 34-year old fast bowler intends to play the domestic one-day tournament to test his fitness and insists he hasn't "made a decision on anything yet"

Roshen Silva's fifty puts SL in firm control
Debutant Akila Dananjaya ransacked Bangladesh's lower-middle order in the morning, and Roshen Silva compiled a second high-quality fifty in the match, as Sri Lanka claimed a 312-run lead and took iron-grip of the Test

IPL-style T20 League in Sri Lanka slated for 2018
SLC is looking at next month's Nidahas Trophy as a testing ground of sorts for maximising Sri Lankan cricket's international exposure, ahead of the launch of any domestic T20 league

Sri Lanka on top after 14-wicket first day
On a treacherous day-one Mirpur surface, Sri Lanka hit back with four wickets to soar ahead in the Test match after being wiped out for 222 by the spin duo of Abdur Razzak and Taijul Islam

Mumbai Indians appoint Malinga as bowling mentor
After going unsold in the IPL auction last month, the Sri Lanka fast bowler will join Mumbai Indians' support staff headed by his former captain Mahela Jayawardene

Bangladesh face Sabbir v Mosaddek dilemma
Sabbir Rahman's aggressive style of batting could tip the balance in his favour on what is expected to be a turning pitch in Mirpur

Sterner tests await batsmen as teams move to Mirpur turner
Sri Lanka are no strangers to playing on dustbowls, but Bangladesh can only hope their familiarity with Mirpur, where they recently picked up wins over Australia and England, gives them an edge

Sri Lanka pick Asitha for T20 series, Jeevan Mendis returns
The first T20 squad of Chandika Hathurusingha's tenure features a preponderance of youth

Kensington Oval to host first day-night Test in the Caribbean
West Indies will host their first day-night Test match on June 23 when they play Sri Lanka in Barbados

Angelo Mathews sidelined for remainder of Bangladesh tour
As has often been the case with Mathews, his recovery from a hamstring injury is taking longer that what the team management had initially forecast

Players offer contrasting views on Chittagong pitch
The Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium can now be added to the list of recent venues (the others being the MCG and the Wanderers) in which either the batsmen or the bowlers had absolute advantage over the other

Mominul 105, Liton 94 end run-fest in draw
During the course of his 180-run stand with Liton Das, Mominul Haque became the first Bangladesh batsman to score centuries in each innings of a Test

Bangladesh's batsmen pay for defensive mindset
"They went into a negative position to save their wickets and defend the balls. The ball is turning from the rough. I think positive approach is the best way to play on this wicket," Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella said

Late wickets leave Bangladesh in trouble after Sri Lanka's 713
The fall of three late Bangladesh wickets lent hope the Chittagong Test may yet produce a result, after Sri Lanka had secured a first-innings lead of 200, amassing 713 for 9

Want to give Kusal Mendis every opportunity - Samaraweera
Sri Lanka's batting coach said the 23-year-old's ability was the reason he was pushed up to open the batting

Sri Lanka pile on the runs and eye big lead
Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis and Roshen Silva combined to grind the Bangladesh attack into the dust

Northants turn to legspin with Prasanna recall
Legspin is all the rage in T20 and Northants think they have one of the most dangerous performers around

Technical change brings prolific run for Mominul
The small change with coach Mohammad Salahuddin has made a big difference in Mominul's approach against spinners, as he can now move forward and back more swiftly

Dhananjaya, Mendis lead strong Sri Lanka reply
After Sri Lanka lost a wicket before they had even scored a run, Dhananjaya de Silva and Kusal Silva wiped 187 runs off Bangladesh's 513

Mominul 175*, Mushfiqur 92 flatten Sri Lanka
Mominul Haque brought up the second-fastest century for a Bangladesh batsman as Sri Lanka endured a tiring day

Sri Lanka, Bangladesh resume rivalry in spin-friendly Chittagong
In the absence of the injured Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh have recalled Abdur Razzak after four years and have five other spinners in their squad. The visitors are likely to hand Akila Dananjaya a Test debut

Mashrafe fined 20%, Gunathilaka receives official reprimand
As a result, one demerit point has been added to each player's disciplinary records

We knew 220-230 would be enough - Chandimal
While the stand-in captain praised Sri Lanka for their series turnaround, Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza said his team could not execute their plans despite doing 'some homework' before the final

Madushanka's debut hat-trick seals tri-series title
Dushmantha Chameera blasted out the top order, Akila Dananjaya squeezed through the middle overs, and debutant Shehan Madushanka closed out the tournament with a hat-trick as Sri Lanka defended 221 to win by 79 runs

Sri Lanka put their faith in Hathurusingha
Riding on the confidence gained from two massive wins, Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal is hopeful his team can continue what has been a bright start under the new coach in the tri-series final

Mercurial SL seek an encore in scrap for title
Bangladesh have been a powerhouse this tri-nation series, but if Sri Lanka show up in the same form that they did on Thursday, the hosts will need fresh answers quickly

Sri Lanka dismantle Bangladesh for 82 and storm into final
Suranga Lakmal decked the Bangladesh top order, Thisara Perera struck blows in the middle, before Dushmantha Chameera and Lakshan Sandakan wiped out the tail and a hail of sixes carried Sri Lanka's openers to a paltry target of 83

Bangladesh seniors boosting their side - Chandimal
While the likes of Shakib, Tamim and Mushfiqur are taking up responsibility, Mathews keeps getting injured, Chandimal himself is often not in good form and Thisara hasn't quite racked up the best numbers in the tri-series

Sri Lanka seek lifeline against rampaging Bangladesh
Now Tigers - capital T - in home ODIs, Bangladesh have not just won their first three matches, they have preyed ruthlessly on their oppositions taking a bonus point from each game

Boyagoda's 191 leads 311-run rout of Kenya
Opener Hasitha Boyagoda racked up the highest score in Youth ODIs, 191 off 152 balls, as he took Sri Lanka to their highest-ever Under-19 total of 414

Dhananjaya to replace injured Kusal Perera
A side strain has ruled Kusal Perera out of the remainder of the Tri-Nation Series in Bangladesh

Mathews in doubt for Tests against Bangladesh
Sri Lanka's limited-overs captain is recovering from a hamstring injury that is neither a strain nor a tear, according to the team management, but an irritation of the scar tissue sustained from previous injuries

Chandimal wants more from his batsmen
Sri Lanka's stand-in captain was pleased to take points from the game, but felt his side could have taken the bonus point too if only his batsmen did not waste the starts they got

Thisara Perera's all-round brilliance keeps Sri Lanka alive
The allrounder followed figures of 4 for 33 - his best since 2012 - with an unbeaten 39 off 26 balls to give Sri Lanka their first points in the tri-series

Ervine credits Vikings for Raza's hot streak
Sri Lanka must contend with Sikandar Raza's contentment in Bangladesh conditions after his success in the BPL

Bruised Sri Lanka battle to stay alive
Sri Lanka's dire start to the new year has made Zimbabwe unlikely favourites, and another defeat will see Dinesh Chandimal's team crash out of the tri-series

Coach can't do miracles, SL have to step up - Thisara
Getting Chandika Hathurusingha on board was a "positive," Thisara Perera said but added that won't change Sri Lanka's fortunes overnight

Shakib, Tamim fire Bangladesh to their biggest ODI win
Bangladesh's four seniormost cricketers came to the fore to deliver them a 163-run win - their biggest in ODIs - over Sri Lanka in Mirpur

Injury sidelines Mathews for two ODIs
Mathews suffered a right hamstring tightness while he was batting against Zimbabwe earlier in the series. Chandimal will lead Sri Lanka in his absence

Pakistan seal quarter-final berth, Sri Lanka knocked out
A slim and slightly tense chase helped Pakistan seal a three-wicket win and a quarter-final berth, led by a combined five wickets between their quick bowlers Shaheen Afridi and Suleman Shafqat

SL in trouble, Mathews under injury cloud
Bangladesh would view that as an excellent opportunity to put one over the team that is now under the charge of their former coach Chandika Hathurusingha

Afghanistan beat Sri Lanka to seal quarter-final berth
The victory was set up by a trio of half-centuries from Ibrahim Zadran, Ikram Ali Khil, and Darwish Rasooli, to set up an imposing total of 284 for 7

Zimbabwe overcome Thisara blitz in thrilling win
Sikandar Raza, Hamilton Masakadza and Tendai Chatara combined to lead Zimbabwe to a 12-run win over Sri Lanka, their first victory against a Full Member at a neutral venue in 15 years

Zimbabwe look to revive happy times against Sri Lanka
Zimbabwe have already lost one game in this series, but they have good memories from their last meeting against Sri Lanka to draw inspiration from

Hathurusingha plays it cool on Mirpur return
The teams set to start the tri-series are Bangladesh and Zimbabwe but much of the focus in Mirpur on Sunday was on Hathurusingha who returned to Dhaka after his acrimonious exit as Bangladesh coach last year

Lakshan, Mendis steer Sri Lanka to seven-wicket win
Dhananjaya Lakshan's 120-ball 101 and captain Kamindu Mendis all-round show took Sri Lanka to a win over Ireland in their opening match

Lakmal named Sri Lanka's Test vice-captain
He will be Dinesh Chandimal's deputy in Bangladesh, where the team will be play a two-match series starting on January 31

Sports ministry slow to act on former SL players' report
The five-member committee featuring the likes of Aravinda de Silva, Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara had suggested plans for domestic cricket in the first report








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