Mahela Jayawardene

  • Sri Lankan board not to take action against Jayawardene, Sangakkara 23-04-2014 09:29 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Wednesday dropped plans to take disciplinary action against senior players Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara. "We have sorted out the matter by talking to the two players," SLC Chairman Jayantha Dharmadasa said. The SLC was responding to public pressure as the decision to put...
  • Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene face disciplinary action 22-04-2014 11:59 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka stars Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene are facing disciplinary action for their public criticism of cricket board officials in a dispute over their retirement from Twenty20 internationals. Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement on Tuesday that it decided to refer the "unsubstantiated statements" of the players...
  • Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara could face disciplinary action 21-04-2014 11:30 PM

    Senior Sri Lankan players Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara could face disciplinary action over remarks made by them on their arrival in Colombo after winning the ICC World Twenty20 title. At an executive committee meeting of the governing body on Monday, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said that it has been...
  • Sanga, Mahela made correct decision to retire: Ranatunga 10-04-2014 10:35 AM

    Colombo: It triggered quite a furore in Sri Lankan cricket but the country's first World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga has backed Mahela Jayawrdene and Kumar Sangakkara's decision to call it quits from Twenty20 Internationals, saying the duo's timing was correct. Jayawardene and Sangakkara were criticised by Sri Lanka Cricket for...
  • Sri Lanka board hits back at Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara 09-04-2014 07:13 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's cricket board and two senior players were locked in a war of words on Wednesday, a day after the World Cup-winning Twenty20 team returned home as national heroes. Former skippers Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara sparked the row by criticising cricket officials during a red-carpet reception at...
  • Sri Lankan WT20 party marred by players dispute 09-04-2014 08:59 AM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's team flew home in triumph Tuesday to a huge street party after winning the world Twenty20 tournament, but celebrations were marred by controversy over the retirements of Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara. Tens of thousands of fans lined the street from the main international airport to downtown...
  • World Twenty20 champion Sri Lanka return to warm welcome 08-04-2014 11:59 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's World Twenty20 champions returned home to a heroes' welcome on Tuesday with tens of thousands of fans lining up to greet the players on an open top bus, lighting firecrackers and dancing to drumbeats. The players were welcomed with flower garlands as they left the plane and...
  • Jayawardene, Sangakkara slam officials over Twenty20 retirement controversy 08-04-2014 10:30 PM

    Sri Lanka's team flew home in triumph on Tuesday to a huge street party after winning the world Twenty20 tournament, but celebrations were marred by controversy over the retirements of Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara. Tens of thousands of fans lined the street from the main international airport to downtown...
  • World T20: Sri Lanka celebrate biggest win in 18 years 07-04-2014 08:26 AM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka fans at home burst firecrackers and danced on the streets as the national team won the T20 WC title beating India by six wickets in Dhaka on Sunday. Instant celebrations broke out at cricket grounds and public parks in the capital Colombo as well as in suburban...
  • I don't think game of cricket owes us anything: Kumar Sangakkara 07-04-2014 12:27 AM

    Mirpur: Kumar Sangakkara's eloquence is unquestionable and he was grace personified on the final day of his T20 International career stating that it was a privilege to play the sport and it "does not owe anything to the players". It turned out to be a fitting farewell for Sangakkara and...
  • Sri Lanka dedicate World T20 title to Jayawardene and Sangakkara 06-04-2014 11:45 PM

    Mirpur: It was a fitting farewell for Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara who pulled the curtains on their T20 careers with a memorable triumph at the ICC World Twenty20, and their team-mates dedicated it to the two retiring legends of Sri Lankan cricket. A gutsy Sri Lanka produced a clinical...
  • Man of the Series Virat Kohli pleased with World T20 outing 06-04-2014 11:03 PM

    Mirpur: Virat Kohli, who won the World Twenty20 player of the tournament award, said that India reaching the final was the most pleasing thing for him. Sri Lanka beat India in the final to win the 2014 World T20 title for the first time after reaching the finals in the...
  • World T20 Final: Lots at stake for Team India and Sri Lanka 06-04-2014 10:05 AM

    India vs Sri Lanka match-ups haven't generated much interest of late, but the one on Sunday is different - it's for the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 trophy. From farewells to history to breaking jinx, the 40-over slugfest will have lots at stake when the two subcontinent giants meet. Here's what...
  • Cricket T20: Malinga wants WT20 farewell gift for departing greats 05-04-2014 08:01 PM

    Mirpur: Winning the World Twenty20 title will be a perfect farewell gift for the departing Sri Lankan greats Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, stand-in skipper Lasith Malinga said on Saturday. Sunday's final against India will be the last Twenty20 international for both former captains who have played a combined 265...
  • Almighty wants Sangakkara, Mahela to win a World Cup: Darren Sammy 03-04-2014 11:34 PM

    Mirpur: The affable Darren Sammy was graceful in defeat and said that may be God wants Sri Lankan legends Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara to get a chance to savour the taste of winning a World Championship trophy in their swansong T20 international event. "Today, there were two gentlemen (Sangakkara...
  • Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 27 runs (D/L) to enter World T20 final 03-04-2014 10:05 PM

    Mirpur: A dominant Sri Lanka on Thursday made it to the ICC World T20 final for the third time knocking out defending champions West Indies by 27 runs via the Duckworth Lewis method after thundershowers stopped proceedings in the 14th over of the second innings. Batting first in the first...
  • Sangakkara, Mahela have never let their country down: Farbrace 02-04-2014 06:16 PM

    Mirpur: They have decided to call time on their Twenty20 International careers after the ongoing World T20 here but Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene are still the players who can be the difference between winning and losing for Sri Lanka, coach Paul Farbrace said on Wednesday. "Mahela played a fantastic...
  • This day, three years back, India won their second World Cup 02-04-2014 03:39 PM

    This day, three summers back, India joined Australia and West Indies to become only the third team to win the coveted ICC World Cup twice. It was April 2, 2011, when a six from skipper MS Dhoni fulfilled the dream of a nation and that man Sachin Tendulkar. India first...
  • Sri Lanka eye revenge as West Indies aim for encore in WT20 semis 02-04-2014 03:19 PM

    Mirpur: In a bid to reach their second successive World T20 final, defending champions West Indies will on Thursday lock horns with Sri Lanka, who in turn would be hoping to avenge their loss in the last edition's summit clash. One can expect a good encounter as both teams have...
  • WT20: Sri Lanka storm into the semis as Herath's five-for demolishes New Zealand 31-03-2014 10:19 PM

    Chittagong: Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath produced a dream spell of five wickets for just three runs as Sri Lanka recorded a crushing 59-run victory over New Zealand in a dramatic Super 10 match to qualify for the semi-finals of the World Twenty20. Herath turned the virtual knock-out match on its...
  • World T20: Ton-up Hales powers England to victory over Sri Lanka 27-03-2014 11:09 PM

    Chittagong: Alex Hales hit a sensational unbeaten hundred as England pulled off a dramatic six-wicket win over Sri Lanka to throw open the Group 1 for semifinal places at the World Twenty20 on Thursday. Chasing a huge 190-run target, England rode on Hales' magnificent maiden T20 hundred to overhaul the...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Sri Lanka, World Twenty20 Game 14 22-03-2014 01:54 PM

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Toss and team news: Sri Lanka have won the toss and opted to bat. South Africa's regular T20 skipper Faf du Plessis misses out due to injury while Dale Steyn is fit to play. South Africa are in Group...
  • T20I retirement not for 'financial gain', says Jayawardene 20-03-2014 10:00 AM

    Colombo: The former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene has dismissed the allegations against him by a Sri Lankan publication that he chose to announce his T20I retirement to an Indian newspaper because it was more 'financially rewarding'. According to Sri Lanka's Daily Mirror daily, Jayawardene chose not to divulge the...
  • I feel very let down by Sangakkara and Jayawardene: Jayasuriya 18-03-2014 10:36 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya has expressed disappointment at not being kept in the loop as far as the retirement plans of Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene from T20 Internationals were concerned. "I feel very let down by them. I've been very transparent with them. If they're...
  • After Sangakkara, Jayawardene also to quit T20Is 17-03-2014 01:24 PM

    Dhaka: Sri Lankan batting stalwart Mahela Jayawardene will retire from Twenty20 Internationals after the conclusion of the ongoing T20 World Cup in Bangladesh. International Cricket Council announced the news of Jayawardene's decision on Twitter. "SL legend @MahelaJay to join @KumarSanga2 in T20I retirement after the #wt20 2014," a tweet from...
  • World T20 warm-up: Chance to check combination as India take on Sri Lanka 16-03-2014 04:50 PM

    Mirpur: Their confidence at its lowest ebb after continuous failures, a beleaguered India would look to pick up the pieces and make a fresh start when they take on an upbeat Sri Lanka in their first warm-up game of the ICC World Twenty20 on Monday. While the tournament proper will...
  • World Twenty20 records: Suresh Raina only Indian to score a century 12-03-2014 11:10 AM

    Suresh Raina will make a comeback to Team India at the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, and talking about records in the four-edition-old tournament, Raina is the only Indian and among the only four batsmen to have scored a century. The fifth edition of the World T20 commences March 16,...
  • I'm sure Mahela Jayawardene will deliver in the final: Angelo Mathews 07-03-2014 10:47 PM

    Mirpur: Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews today threw his weight behind an out-of-form Mahela Jayawardene and expressed confidence that the veteran batsman would deliver the goods in the Asia Cup summit showdown against Pakistan on Saturday. "I am confident he will come out tomorrow and take the Pakistani attack apart....