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Sri Lanka’s new spin sensation in Akila Dananjaya, who rose to fame courtesy his jaw-dropping spell of 6/54 against India, provides the Sri Lankan fans a glimmer of hope to bring resurrection in the nation’s declining prowess in the game of cricket.

ICC World T20 winners Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik and Thisara Perera were the first set of players to confirm their participation for the ICC World XI in a T20I against the Windies to be played at Lord’s on 31 May. The match is being organised to raise funds for stadia in the Caribbean that were badly damaged following Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year.

Thursday, 19 April 2018 06:34

Virat Kohli reveals what he learnt from AB

Virat Kohli, who became the leading run-getter of Indian Premier League on Tuesday, talked about how AB de Villiers inadvertently helped him in the recently concluded Test series against South Africa.

NEW DELHI, Tuesday - India’s best-ever boxer Mary Kom said Tuesday she has no plans to retire and is determined to defy her critics by winning an elusive Olympic gold.

MUMBAI: Former ICC chairman Ehsan Mani has heard that the Asia Cup has been moved out of India to UAE, allegedly due to political tensions with Pakistan.

Australia Sri Lankan soldier Ishan Bandara who hails from Minneriya competing in the Commonwealth Games for the first time made his way to the semi-finals of the Fly Weight 52 kg class overcoming Lesotho’s Thabo Molefe thus assuring himself of a medal in the event the third that Sri Lanka will win in the sport at the ongoing Games. Molefe was at his best to give Ishan a tough time in the first bout landing a few punches to gain points and take control. Ishan got into his stride halfway of the bout and was able to halt the barrage from Molefe.

Manjula Kumara Wijesekara performing his 2.21-metre jump which earned him a place in the final round of men's high jump event of the XXI Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. Picture by Prince Gunasekara

Saturday, 07 April 2018 07:25

Weightlifter Dissanayake wins first Silver

Weightlifter Indika Dissanayake on his way to winning a Silver in the 69 kg category.

Two Sri Lankan weight lifters Chathuranga Lakmal and woman weight lifter Dinusha Gomes bagged two bronze medals for the country on the opening day of the XXI Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia yesterday.

Chathuranga Lakmal won the bronze medal for Sri Lanka in weight lifting at the 21st Commonwealth Games held in Australia this morning.

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