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  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, World Twenty20 March 27, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: England opted to field. Playing XIs: England: Michael Lumb, Alex Hales, Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler (wk), Ravi Bopara, Chris Jordan, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad (c), James Tredwell, Jade Dernbach. Sri Lanka: Kushal Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara (wk),...
  • India abstains from voting against Sri Lanka at UNHRC March 27, 2014

    Geneva: India on Thursday abstained from voting on the US-backed resolution seeking probe into Sri Lankan war crimes at the UN Human Rights Council. Even as India refrained from voting against its neighbour, the resolution was passed with the support of 23 nations. A tweet from the Ministry of External Affairs...
  • 50 fishermen injured as Lankan naval personnel attack them March 27, 2014

    Rameswaram: Fifty fishermen from this coastal town were injured when Sri Lankan Navy personnel allegedly attacked them with stones and bottles after firing in the air early this morning off Katchathivu islet. The Lankan naval personnel also damaged 30 boats and cut fishing nets, police said. One boat sank as it rammed...
  • England ready for Malinga and Mendis threat, says Bopara March 26, 2014

    Dhaka: England's batsmen are adequately prepared for the challenge of facing maverick Sri Lankan bowlers Lasith Malinga and Ajantha Mendis in Thursday's vital World Twenty20 match, all-rounder Ravi Bopara said on Wednesday. England were unfortunate to lose to New Zealand om the Duckworth-Lewis scoting method in Saturday's rain-ruined super 10 match...
  • England face uphill task against Sri Lanka in World Twenty20 March 26, 2014

    Chittagong: Their campaign opener against New Zealand spoilt by rain, 2010 champions England face a difficult task of taming table-toppers Sri Lanka to keep their semi-final hopes alive in the ICC World Twenty20 here on Thursday. England were left ruing the weather after their effort of posting 172/6 went in...
  • India lose by 22 runs to Sri Lanka in Women's World T20 March 25, 2014

    Sylhet: India put up a listless batting display to suffer a 22-run defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka in its opening Group B match of the ICC Women's World Twenty20, here on Monday. Asked to bowl first after losing the toss, the Indian bowlers did a reasonable job to...
  • World T20: Sri Lanka hammer Netherlands by nine wickets March 24, 2014

    Chittagong: Sri Lanka recorded the fastest ever victory in a Twenty20 International as they thrashed a hapless Netherlands by nine wickets in just five overs in a Group 1 Super 10 match of the ICC World T20 here on Monday. Put into bat, minnows Netherlands could survive just 10.3 overs as...
  • Sri Lanka shoot out Netherlands for record lowest T20I total March 24, 2014

    Chittagong: Sri Lanka shot out a hapless Netherlands for just 39, the lowest ever T20 International innings total, in a Super 10 match of the World Twenty20 with Angelo Mathews and Ajantha Mendis wrecking havoc with three-wicket burst each on Monday. Put into bat, the Netherlands could survive for just 10.3...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Netherlands, World T20 March 24, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka have opted to field won against the Netherlands. Probables: Netherlands: 1 Michael Swart, 2 Stephan Myburgh, 3 Wesley Barresi (wk), 4 Peter Borren (capt), 5 Tom Cooper, 6 Ben Cooper, 7 Mudassar Bukhari, 8 Logan van Beek, 9...
  • India to take on Sri Lanka in women's World Twenty20 March 24, 2014

    Sylhet: Indian women would look to begin their World Twenty20 campaign on a positive note when they take on Sri Lanka in a Group B league match on Monday. Indian women have not played against top oppositions in recent times and their performance has been a mixed one in the the...
  • World T20: Sri Lanka sink South Africa in close contest March 22, 2014

    Chittagong: Opener Kusal Perera smashed 61 runs to steer Sri Lanka to a five-run win over South Africa in a tight contest in their World Twenty20 opener on Saturday. Sri Lanka put up a respectable 165 for 7 and in response South Africa were restricted to 160 for 8. Perera gave...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Sri Lanka, World Twenty20 Game 14 March 22, 2014

    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 One of...
  • World Twenty20: Serious business begins with the Super10 stage March 21, 2014

    As the 2014 World Twenty20 moves into the business end in Bangladesh, ten top teams will sweat it out for the coveted trophy in round two called the Super10, with Asian rivals India and Pakistan playing the opener at Mirpur's Shere Bangla National Stadium on Friday. The expanded 16-nation tournament saw...
  • Karunanidhi doubts Lanka's intention to solve fishermen issue March 20, 2014

    Raising doubt over Sri Lanka's intention to solve fishermen issue, DMK President M Karunanidhi on Thursday slammed the latest incident of arrest of Indian fishermen by the island navy, saying if it wants a solution for the matter it should not indulge in such acts. Referring to Wednesday's arrest of 75...
  • Sri Lanka arrests 75 Indian fishermen just days ahead of crucial meet March 20, 2014

    Chennai: The Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday arrested 75 Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu for allegedly trespassing into its waters. The Sri Lankan Navy also seized around 17 boats belonging to the fishermen. The arrests come ahead of a scheduled meeting between fishermen from both the countries on March 25 in Colombo. ...
  • T20I retirement not for 'financial gain', says Jayawardene March 20, 2014

    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 details...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs SL, World Twenty20 warm-up March 19, 2014

    (Australia beat New Zealand by three runs. Also, Sri Lanka lost to the defending champions West Indies by 33 runs at Dhaka. ) 6:05 p.m. ALL OVER! WEST INDIES BEAT SRI LANKA BY 33 RUNS. Dwayne Bravo takes the last wicket of Senanayake to earn a comprehensive win for his side. 6...
  • I feel very let down by Sangakkara and Jayawardene: Jayasuriya March 18, 2014

    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 even...
  • World T20: MS Dhoni and Co. ignore media once again March 18, 2014

    Mirpur: Indian cricket team yet again avoided interaction with the media as none of the players turned up for the post-match press conference after their five-run defeat against Sri Lanka in a warm up match for the ICC World Twenty20 in Mirpur on Monday. Team India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni had...
  • World T20 warm-up: Malinga's four-for hands SL five-run win over India March 18, 2014

    Mirpur: Indian team's batting woes continued in the familiar sub-continental conditions as they lost their opening warm-up tie of the ICC World T20 against Sri Lanka by five runs on Monday. Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 153 for six and then bowled out India for 148 in exactly 20 overs. Needing 12...
  • As it happened: World T20 warm-up, India vs Sri Lanka March 17, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: India opt to field against Sri Lanka. 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...
  • 2015 will be my last World Cup: Kumar Sangakkara March 17, 2014

    Dhaka: Having announced his retirement from T20 internationals, Kumar Sangakkara on Monday said that he would like to call time on his ODI career after the 2015 ICC World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The veteran Sri Lankan batsman termed it a "natural progression". "As far as ODI and Test...
  • After Sangakkara, Jayawardene also to quit T20Is March 17, 2014

    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 the ICC...
  • Team India goes 'CSK way' as training jersey turns yellow March 16, 2014

    Fatullah: To put it mildly, the colour of their recent performances has been dull but that didn't deter the BCCI from trying to add a dash of brightness ahead of Holi. The Indian team on Sunday sported a bright canary yellow training jersey on the eve of their first warm-up match...
  • World T20: Indian pacers do not warm-up to 'mannequin training' March 16, 2014

    Fatullah: India's bowling coach Joe Dawes has been under-fire for quite sometime as his 'out of the box' coaching methods are simply not working and there was a distinct lack of energy evident among the Indian players ahead of their opening warm-up tie against Sri Lanka on Sunday. None of the...
  • Kumar Sangakkara to retire from T20Is after World Twenty20 March 16, 2014

    Colombo: Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara has announced that he will retire from Twenty20 Internationals after the conclusion of the ongoing ICC World T20 tournament in Bangladesh. The 36-year-old Sangakkara, who has featured in all the five World T20 tournaments so far, said the event that gets underway on Sunday...