ICC launches probe into Sri Lanka cricket

ICC launches probe into Sri Lanka cricket

Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has launched an anti-corruption investigation in Sri Lanka but did not specify if any particular series involving the country is under the scanner. The ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) officers had recently visited the country as part of the probe, the world body said in a statement. “The ICC Anti-Corruption […]

India begin search for World Cup core, take on Sri Lanka

India begin search for World Cup core, take on Sri Lanka

DAMBULLA: The Tests clinched without much of a strain, India will begin the journey to identify the core of their 2019 World Cup squad when they square off against a low-on-confidence Sri Lanka in a five-match ODI series, starting here tomorrow. The visitors won the three-Test series by a comfortable 3-0 margin and will look […]

The worst series of my career, says Chandimal

The worst series of my career, says Chandimal

Pallekele: At a loss to explain Sri Lanka’s dismal performance against India, skipper Dinesh Chandimal said on Monday that the 0-3 thrashing was the “worst” Test series of his career and his team has no excuses to offer. The hosts were bowled out for 181 in their second innings, after following on post their 135-run […]

Jadeja’s fifer spins India to innings-win over Sri Lanka

Jadeja’s fifer spins India to innings-win over Sri Lanka

COLOMBOI: India buried Sri Lanka under a mountain of runs as they cantered to a comprehensive innings and 53-run victory in the second Test, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series here on Sunday. The hosts, who put up their best batting show in the series so far were all-out for 386 in […]

Batsmen put India in the driver’s seat on day two

Batsmen put India in the driver’s seat on day two

COLOMBO: India virtually batted Sri Lanka out of the second Test by crossing the 600-run mark for the second game in a row, setting themselves up for another big win on a pitch that is offering plenty to the spinners. India, resuming the day at 344 for three, went on to declare at 622 for […]

I don’t watch Sri Lanka national team anymore: Ranatunga

NEW DELHI: The 1996 World Cup winning skipper Arjuna Ranatunga is ‘so disgusted’ at the way the Sri Lankan cricket is administered that he has stopped watching the national team playing cricket. “Sri Lanka Cricket and the manner in which it is being administered and managed is so disgusting that I don’t watch our national […]

Sri Lanka’s worst-ever dengue outbreak kills 225

Sri Lanka’s worst-ever dengue outbreak kills 225

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka is suffering its worst-ever dengue outbreak, with the mosquito-borne virus killing 225 people and infecting more than 76,000 this year. Alarmed by the magnitude of the crisis, the government deployed 400 soldiers and police officers today to clear away rotting garbage, stagnant water pools and other potential mosquito-breeding grounds. Dr Ruwan Wijayamuni, […]

Confident India aim to seal semi-final berth

Confident India aim to seal semi-final berth

LONDON: A near flawless demolition of Pakistan achieved, India will eye another dominant performance to seal a semifinal berth when they take on Sr Lanka in the ICC Champions Trophy here today. Having pulverised Pakistan by 124 runs, India will start as overwhelming favourites against Sri Lanka, who looked in total disarray during their 96-run […]

Sangakkara wants Sri Lanka to play with arrogance against India

Sangakkara wants Sri Lanka to play with arrogance against India

LONDON: Sri Lanka must defy favourites India with grit and arrogance of youth in their must-win ICC Champions Trophy match, former captain Kumar Sangakkara has said. After being thrashed by South Africa, Sri Lanka find themselves in a do-or-die situation ahead of the match on Thursday. “I would personally like this young Sri Lanka side […]

India can retain CT, pace attack has real firepower: Sanga

India can retain CT, pace attack has real firepower: Sanga

LONDON: Former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara today said defending champions India were capable of retaining the Champions Trophy title as they were a better balanced unit with “real firepower in their fast bowling”. “This year we have four Asian teams in the tournament and clearly India is current the pack-leaders in the region. It […]