Mahela Jayawardena

  • IPL franchises may want key matches out of Chennai March 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Franchises with a strong Sri Lankan presence are slowly building up pressure on the Governing Council of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to shift their play-off and knockout matches out of Chennai. Four franchises IANS spoke to were confident that the issue would be sorted out by the time...
  • Sammy dedicates World T20 win to fans back home October 7, 2012

    Colombo: West Indies skipper Darren Sammy on Sunday dedicated their World Twenty20 triumph to fans back home and said it is a step in the "right direction" and will usher in a new beginning for cricket in the Caribbean islands. An inspired West Indies clinched the crown with a comfortable 36-run...
  • New T20 league to give Sri Lanka global reach August 3, 2012

    London: The inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) represents a golden chance to showcase the island nation to the world, said one of the organisers of this month's Twenty20 tournament. Sandeep Bhammer, chief executive of the little-known Somerset Entertainment Ventures group that has been given the rights to run the event...