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  • Shane Warne's critisicm personal, says England captain Alastair Cook June 19, 2014

    Alastair Cook has said "something needs to be done" about the barrage of criticism he has received over his captaincy of the England team from the likes of Australia great Shane Warne. During England's 50 Ashes series loss 'Down Under', Cook's generally conservative approach came under fire from legendary legspinner Warne. Regarded...
  • Tamil Nadu: CM Jayalalithaa urges centre to secure release of Indian fishermen June 19, 2014

    Chennai: Urging the centre to secure the release of 46 Indian fishermen from Sri Lankan jails, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday said that the international maritime boundary line (IMBL) with Sri Lanka should not be taken as settled. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the text...
  • 2nd Test: England look to seal Sri Lanka deal June 19, 2014

    Leeds(UK): England will hope to go one wicket better when they face Sri Lanka in the second and final Test of their series at Headingley on Friday. Alastair Cook's newlook side were denied victory in the first test at Lord's on Monday after Sri Lanka No 11 Nuwan Pradeep got through...
  • Ian Bell 'amazed' to join England's 100club June 19, 2014

    England batsman Ian Bell said on Wednesday it felt "amazing" to be on the verge of his 100th Test. The 32yearold Warwickshire righthander is in line to become only the 12th England player to complete a century of Test appearances when the team face Sri Lanka in the second and final...
  • Sri Lankan Navy arrests 47 Indian fishermen June 19, 2014

    Chennai: The Sri Lankan Navy on Wednesday arrested as many as 47 Indian fishermen and seized 11 of their boats. All the arrested fishermen are from Tamil Nadu and have alleged that they were arrested on false grounds as they were fishing in Indian waters and had not trespassed into...
  • Tamil Nadu: 36 fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy June 18, 2014

    Rameswaram: Thirty six fishermen from a village in Pudukottai district and this coastal town were arrested by Sri Lankan naval personnel on Wednesday in two separate incidents while fishing near Neduntheevu and Katchatheevu islet, a fisheries department official said. While 24 fishermen in six boats...
  • Sri Lanka survive dramatic session to save Lord's Test June 17, 2014

    Number 11 Nuwan Pradeep survived five dramatic balls from Stuart Broad to help Sri Lanka avoid defeat after James Anderson ripped through the visitors to almost force an England win in the first Test at Lord's on Monday. Pradeep survived the final five balls, including successfully reviewing an lbw decision on...
  • UN rights chief concerned over Sri Lanka violence June 16, 2014

    Colombo: The UN human rights chief Navi Pillay has expressed concern over the ethnic violence in Sri Lanka and demanded that Colombo immediately bring the perpetrators to justice. "The Government must urgently do everything it can to arrest this violence, curb the incitement and hate speech which is driving it,...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 5 June 16, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Prematch: Gary Ballance hit an unbeaten 104 for his first Test century as England fought back to finish the fourth day on 267 for 8 and lead Sri Lanka by 389 runs. With one day left, the Sri Lankans will have...
  • 1st Test: England lead Sri Lanka by 389 runs on Day 4 June 15, 2014

    London: Gary Ballance hit an unbeaten 104 on Sunday for his first Test century as England fought back to finish the fourth day on 267 for 8 and lead Sri Lanka by 389 runs in the first Test at Lord's. With one day left, the Sri Lankans will have to pass...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 4 June 15, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Prematch: Kumar Sangakkara's first century at Lord's led Sri Lanka to 415 for 7 at stumps and within 160 of England's first innings. Sangakkara cruised to his 36th Test century, and helped Sri Lanka sail past the followon mark after England...
  • 1st Test: Kumar Sangakkara's ton leads Sri Lanka to 4157 on Day 3 June 14, 2014

    Kumar Sangakkara's first century at Lord's led Sri Lanka to 415 for 7 at stumps and within 160 of England's first innings after three days of the first Test on Saturday. Sangakkara cruised to his 36th Test century, and helped Sri Lanka sail past the followon mark after England declared at...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 3 June 14, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Prematch: Joe Root scored a careerbest 200 not out and England immediately declared their first innings at 575 for 9 against Sri Lanka. But Sri Lanka replied strongly, with Kaushal Silva leading the visitors to 140 for 1 at the close...
  • 1st Test: Sri Lanka in control despite Root's doubleton June 14, 2014

    London: Joe Root scored a careerbest 200 not out and England immediately declared their first innings at 575 for 9 against Sri Lanka on Friday, the second day of the first Test at Lord's. But Sri Lanka replied strongly, with Kaushal Silva leading the visitors to 140 for 1 at the...
  • Sri Lanka keeper Prasanna Jayawardene injures hand in warmup June 13, 2014

    Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Prasanna Jayawardene was taken to hospital for a scan after injuring his hand while warming up for the second day of the opening Test against England at Lord's on Friday. Jayawardene, who took two catches on the first day but was generally untidy behind the stumps, missed the...
  • 1st Test, Eng vs SL Day 2: as it happened June 13, 2014

    PreMatch: Joe Root's second hundred in as many Lord's Tests was the cornerstone of England's recovery on the first day of their series opener with Sri Lanka on Thursday. Root's 102 not out helped take England to 344 for 5 at stumps on the first day of the first Test after...
  • 1st Test: Root's century puts England on top on day one June 13, 2014

    London: Joe Root's second hundred in as many Lord's Tests was the cornerstone of England's recovery on the first day of their series opener with Sri Lanka on Thursday. Root's 102 not out helped take England to 344 for 5 at stumps on the first day of the first Test after...
  • 51 Indian fishermen repatriated June 12, 2014

    Rameswaram : A batch of 51 Indian fishermen, who were released by Sri Lanka after being arrested on the charge of poaching fish in the island waters, on Thursday arrived at Mandapam. All the 51 fishermen along with a boat were received by the Indian Coast Guard ship ICGS Rajkamal near...
  • 1st Test, Day 1 Eng vs SL: as it happened June 12, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) England will look to put the memory of their 50 Ashes drubbing in Australia behind them and prove there is Test life beyond Kevin Pietersen when they face Sri Lanka in the first of a twomatch series at Lord's on...
  • Sri Lanka releases 51 Indian fishermen June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Sri Lankan government has released 51 Indian fishermen and they were on their way back home. The fishermen were arrested for allegedly poaching in Sri Lankan waters. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa had ordered the release of the fishermen as a good will gesture ahead of his attending Prime...
  • Angelo Mathews wary of England's hostility ahead of Test series June 11, 2014

    Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews did his best to play down any lingering discontent surrounding the controversial runout of Jos Buttler, but admits to expecting some hostility when his side's twomatch test series with England begins at Lord's on Thursday. The visitors won the oneday international series 32, but their final...
  • England's Gary Ballance to bat at three against Sri Lanka June 11, 2014

    Yorkshire's Gary Ballance is set to bat in England's problem position of number three in the first Test against Sri Lanka at Lord's on Thursday. England captain Alastair Cook said the Zimbabweborn lefthander would come in at first wicket down when speaking to reporters at Lord's on Wednesday. When Ballance made his...
  • Ireland, Sri Lanka's tour to Pakistan uncertain June 11, 2014

    Karachi: Uncertainty looms over the planned tours by Ireland and Sri Lankan cricket teams to Pakistan this year following the terrorist attacks at the Karachi airport. "We were going to sign an agreement with the Ireland cricket body on the sidelines of the ICC executive board meeting in Melbourne this month....
  • England debutant Moeen may unveil doosra at Lord's June 10, 2014

    London: England newcomer Moeen Ali is preparing to unveil a surprise should he make his Test debut against Sri Lanka at Lord's on Thursday his doosra. The Worcestershire allrounder is set to play in the opening game of the twomatch series, with captain Alastair Cook likely to call on Moeen's...
  • Sachithra Senanayake to undergo tests for suspect bowling action June 9, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lankan offspinner Sachithra Senanayake will undergo a biomechanical test after being reported by the ICC for a suspect action. He will be sent to the Cardiff Metropolitan University for biomechanical tests, Sri Lanka Cricket announced on Monday. Senanayake was reported for a suspect action by the on field umpires Marias...
  • Sri Lankan government will release 78 Indian fishermen: Mahinda Rajapaksa June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Sri Lankan government on Monday said that it will release 78 Indian fishermen who were arrested by the Navy for illegally poaching in Sri Lanka's waters on Saturday. The move came a day after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding...
  • Andre Russell's whirlwind century blows Bangladesh away June 9, 2014

    Bridgetown, Barbados: Andre Russell's astonishing 47ball hundred has powered West Indies High Performance Centre (HPC) to an emphatic 117run victory over Bangladesh A in the first onedayer here. The allrounder, already a senior West Indies player, finished unbeaten on 132 from a mere 56 deliveries, as HPC piled up 327 for...
  • Sri Lanka warmup match against Northampton ends in draw June 9, 2014

    Northampton: Rob Keogh's century ensured Sri Lanka encountered determined Northamptonshire resistance as their final match before next week's first Test against England at Lord's ended in a draw. That was always the most likely outcome after Saturday's third day of four was washed out without a ball bowled and became all...
  • Jayalalithaa writes to Modi on fishermen issue, demands strict action June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa continues her opposition to the Sri Lankan government. She wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday demanding action against the Mahinda Rajapaksa government for capturing 82 fishermen from Tamil Nadu and seizing 18 boats. She said that India must deal decisively...
  • Prasanna Jayawardene ready for England backlash June 8, 2014

    Northamptonshire: Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Prasanna Jayawardene said he expected England to "come hard" at them during this month's twoTest series. The tourists took a fivematch ODI series 32 with a sixwicket win at Edgbaston on Tuesday a result overshadowed by the controversy surrounding the run out backing up or...