SRI LANKAN CRICKETERS

  • Sri Lanka's tour of Pakistan hangs in balance May 25, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has already sent an official invitation to the Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC) for a short series but the probability of the tour taking place is 5050 chance. "The chances that Sri Lankan board will accept our invitation is 5050 to be honest. Because we know...
  • SLC asks PCB to pay USD 30K incurred during March 2009 attack November 9, 2013

    Karachi: Sri Lankan Cricket Board is still waiting for its Pakistan counterpart to pay an amount of USD 30,000 incurred while hiring a chartered airplane to fly their players out of Lahore after militants attacked them in March 2009. According to sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board, the Sri Lankans have...
  • Sri Lanka pick strong squad for series against New Zealand November 1, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC) selectors on Thursday picked a strong 16member squad for the limited overs series against New Zealand, starting November 10. This is despite the tourists having one of the most depleted squads ever to tour the island since 1984. New Zealand have rested both Brendon McCullum and...
  • JP Duminy elevation bears fruit, Morne Morkel injured in Sri Lanka July 17, 2013

    Colombo: JP Duminy struck a fluent 92 after being elevated to number three in the batting order for South Africa's 73run victory over a Sri Lankan Cricket Board President's XI on Wednesday. But fast bowler Morne Morkel pulled up after bowling three overs with the recurrence of a groin injury and...
  • Sunrisers will be hit big time by SL players' ban in TN: Jamie Alter March 30, 2013

    Will the pullout of Sri Lankan players from Chennai matches affect their IPL teams? Cricketnext editor Jamie Alter joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Hi Jamie! A few players are critical to fortunes of sides like Mumbai Indians, Puen warriors, How will they proceed against CSK...
  • Full text: Jayalalithaa's letter to PM on SL players in IPL March 26, 2013

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh demanding that the Indian Premier League matches with Sri Lankan players should not be played in Chennai. She has written that no Sri Lankan player, umpire or other officials should take part in matches in Tamil Nadu, in...
  • Atapattu named assistant coach of SL, Vaas the new bowling coach February 12, 2013

    Colombo: Former Sri Lankan star players Marvan Atapattu and Chaminda Vaas have been named assistant coach and fast bowling coach in the latest shake up of Sri Lanka Cricket set up, SLC officials said Tuesday. Atapattu, 42, a former captain and opening batsman has been promoted to be the assistant...
  • Pak: Terrorist behind attack on SL team killed August 2, 2012

    Lahore: A terrorist wanted for alleged involvement in the 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team was killed in a shootout with police in Pakistan's Punjab province, officials said on Wednesday. Law enforcement agencies started checking vehicles near Ghazi Ghat bridge in Multan, 400 km from Lahore, after getting a...
  • SL drop plan to host PakAus series May 12, 2012

    Karachi: Sri Lanka has dropped plans to host a limited overs series between Pakistan and Australia in August as it clashes with the Sri Lankan Premier League, Pakistani cricket officials said on Saturday. "It's disappointing," Pakistan Cricket Board's chief operating officer, Subhan Ahmed, told AFP. "Initially the Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC)...
  • SLC plans to keep bookies out of T20 WC May 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Amidst reports of bookies planning to target the Twenty20 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka later in the year, the Sri Lankan Cricket Board on Monday said that it would take "maximum precautions" to ensure that "unwanted elements" were not involved in the game. Reports in the media said...
  • ICC pays part of fees due to Sri Lankans December 20, 2011

    Colombo: The ICC has paid 46 per cent of the fees due to Sri Lanka's cricketers for the 2011 World Cup after the country's cashstrapped cricket board failed to pay their salaries. Instead of routing it through Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), the payment of USD 2 million was made directly into...
  • Lankan group behind SL cricket team attack: Pak September 6, 2009

    New Delhi: After suspecting an Indian hand in the terror attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team, Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani on Sunday revealed that the attack may have been funded by the LTTE. Speaking about the attack on Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore in March this year, Gilani...
  • Tribunal blames cops for attack on Lankan cricketers April 25, 2009

    Lahore: A judicial tribunal that probed last month's terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore has concluded that it was caused by "laxity" among police officers guarding the visiting players. The report of the tribunal headed by Justice Shabbar Raza Rizvi of the Lahore High Court, submitted...
  • Lahore attack: Report points to security lapses March 7, 2009

    Islamabad: A probe into the terror attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore has attributed the assault to security lapses and has also identified its perpetrators, a media report said. An interim report on the incident, Geo TV said, points to "very vivid" security lapses which allowed 12 terrorists...