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Saturday, 18 August 2018 09:04

84 players, four teams

Captains Thisara Perera (Dambulla), Angelo Mathews (Kandy), Suranga Lakmal (Galle) and Dinesh Chandimal (Colombo) pose with the SLC T20 Trophy that will be awarded to the winners of the tournament.

Sri Lanka Cricket launched their T20 League and finalized the 84 players for the tournament at a special media conference held at Jaic Hilton yesterday.

MUMBAI, Wednesday - Ajit Wadekar, the man who led India to their first series triumphs in England and the West Indies, died on Wednesday at the age of 77, the Press Trust of India reported. Wadekar died at a hospital in Mumbai after battling a prolonged illness, the news agency said.

Injury management at Sri Lanka Cricket has tremendously improved over the last six months and it is a good sign for the team, head coach Chandika Hathurusingha said.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 09:42

Sri Lanka wins by three wickets in tight chase

Sri Lankan spinners wrought havoc amongst the South African batting ranks dismissing them for their lowest ever T20I total to set up a thrilling three-wicket win in the one-off match played in front of a jam-packed R Premadasa Stadium yesterday.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018 08:36

Akila bamboozled us says De Kock

South Africa’s acting captain Quinton de Kock under whose leadership his team suffered back to back defeats in the fourth and fifth ODIs against Sri Lanka admitted that they were ‘bamboozled’ by the spin bowling of Akila Dananjaya.

Akila Dananjaya produced one of his most destructive spells of spin bowling taking a career best six wickets for 29 runs to rout South Africa for 121 and give Sri Lanka an overwhelming win by 178 runs in the fifth and final ODI played under lights at the R Premadasa Stadium yesterday.

Sudarshana Muthuthanthri will lead Sri Lanka rugby team at the Asian Games in Jakarta.

Friday, 10 August 2018 09:00

Thisara and Shanaka redefine roles for WC

PALLEKELE, Thursday: Two players who could play key roles in the World Cup squad next year Thisara Perera and Dasun Shanaka redefined themselves with all-round performances that contributed to Sri Lanka breaking a losing streak of 11 consecutive losses to South Africa.

PALLEKELE, Wednesday: Sri Lanka ended their 11-match losing streak to South Africa when they pulled off a nail-biting three-run win under the Duckworth and Lewis rain rule in the fourth ODI played under lights at the Pallekele International Stadium yesterday.

PALLEKELE, Tuesday: With the five-match ODI series already lost Sri Lanka will try to salvage something from the wreck when they take on the high riding South Africans in the fourth match at the Pallekele International Stadium today.

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