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  • Jaya writes to PM for immediate release of fishermen Yesterday

    Chennai: A few hours after Sri Lankan Navy arrested 50 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking immediate release of total 93 fishermen and 62 boats, presently in the custody of the neighbouring nation. In her letter to Modi, she referred to...
  • Lasith Malinga opts for Mumbai Indians over Sri Lankan team in CLT20 Yesterday

    Colombo: Lasith Malinga has chosen Mumbai Indians over his Sri Lankan side, Southern Express in the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament, scheduled to be played in September. Nishantha Ranatunga, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Secretary said that the pacer had a talk with the officials and had conveyed his wish to...
  • Sri Lankan Navy arrests 50 Indian fishermen from Nagapattinam and Karaikal Yesterday

    Chennai: Fifty fishermen were arrested from Nagapattinam and Karaikal, towns in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu by the Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday. Reportedly, seven boats have been seized as well. The fishermen have frequently complained about the harassment that they go through without any effective measure being implemented....
  • Angelo Mathews hails Sri Lankan spinners despite draw Yesterday

    Colombo: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews on Monday lavished praise on his ace spinners for nearly winning his team the second Test against South Africa with a lion-hearted effort. The hosts were agonisingly close to victory, having taken eight wickets in the second innings, but South Africa's tailenders hung on to...
  • South Africa draw 2nd Test against Sri Lanka, jump to number one 2 days ago

    Colombo: A gritty South African tail fought off Sri Lanka's spinners to snatch a nerve-jangling draw in the second Test and seal a historic 1-0 series win. The series victory propelled South Africa to the top of world Test ranking ahead of Australia and also ended their 21-year-old jinx on the...
  • Sri Lanka's Test debutant Dickwella fined 2 days ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's debutant wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella was on Sunday fined 10 per cent of his match fee for claiming an unfair catch on day three of the ongoing second Test against South Africa. The 21-year-old player was found guilty of conduct that is either "contrary to the spirit of the...
  • 2nd Test: Sri Lanka on top against South Africa on curtailed Day 4 3 days ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath picked up an early wicket to put South Africa under pressure as the visitors finished day four on 38/1, needing another 331 runs to win the second Test. Opening the bowling, the left-arm spinner had opener Alviro Petersen caught by Kithruwan Vithanage without scoring with the...
  • 2nd Test: Perera gives Sri Lanka big lead despite Amla ton 4 days ago

    South Africa captain Hashim Amla remained unbeaten after his 22nd Test hundred but off-spinner Dilruwan Perera's career best figures gave Sri Lanka a big first innings lead at the end of the third day of the second Test on Saturday. South Africa were dismissed for 282 in reply to Sri Lanka's...
  • 'India told Lanka to resolve Tamil issue for better trade' 4 days ago

    Singapore: India has told Sri Lanka that it needs to resolve the Tamil issue for making progress in bilateral trade and commerce, a senior BJP leader has said. "We have told them (Sri Lanka) that you should resolve the Tamil issue if you want trade and commerce between Colombo and...
  • Mahela Jayawardene cherishes playing against South Africa 4 days ago

    In the twilight of his glorious Test career, Mahela Jayawardene will sign off with a bagful of memories when he hangs up his boots next month. But there is one team he will cherish playing against the most. The stylish right-hander has scored against all-comers but his records against South Africa...
  • Misbah-ul Haq looks to spinners for Sri Lanka tour 4 days ago

    Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq said on Friday spin would be a key factor in his side's upcoming tour of Sri Lanka as he looked to Saeed Ajmal and Abdur Rehman to beat the islanders. The last time the two teams met was in January at the neutral venue of Dubai with...
  • 2nd Test: Sri Lanka spinners keep South Africa in check on Day 2 5 days ago

    Colombo: Hashim Amla led South Africa's recovery to 98 for 3 in reply to Sri Lanka posting 421 on day two of the second cricket Test on Friday. Mahela Jayawardene was run out for 165 on his home ground at Sinhalese Sports Club, hastening a Sri Lanka collapse from 385 for...
  • 2nd Test: Jayawardene ton gives Sri Lanka edge on Day 1 against South Africa 6 days ago

    Colombo: Mahela Jayawardene smashed his 34th Test century as Sri Lanka overcame an early hiccup and scored a healthy 305 for 5 on day one of the second Test against South Africa on Thursday. Jayawardene made a splendid unbeaten 140 off 225 balls with 16 fours and a six on a...
  • South Africa mull extra pace option against Sri Lanka in 2nd Test 1 week ago

    South Africa, on the verge of a rare series win in Sri Lanka, are considering playing an extra fast bowler on the Singhalese SC track which is not as conducive to spin as the one in Galle. South Africa played legspinner Imran Tahir and the off-spin of JP Duminy in...
  • Mahela Jayawardene to end Test career on home ground 1 week ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka have shifted the venue of the second Test against Pakistan next month by request to enable star batsman Mahela Jayawardene to bow out of Test cricket at his club ground in Colombo. Sri Lanka Cricket in a statement on Wednesday says the request was made by Jayawardene's Sinhalese...
  • Sri Lanka to hunt for national coaching staff 1 week ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will soon begin its hunt for a brand new team of coaching staff, including head coach, fielding coach and trainer. SLC will soon advertise calling for applications to appoint a brand new team of coaching staff. The SLC had appointed former captain and batting coach Marvan Atapattu...
  • Amla heaps praise on struggling Tahir before 2nd Sri Lanka Test 1 week ago

    South Africa skipper Hashim Amla on Wednesday backed struggling leg-spinner Imran Tahir to come good, saying he had the qualities to be a match-winning bowler ahead of the second Test against Sri Lanka. The 35-year-old Pakistan-born spinner took just one wicket off 45 overs in the first Test at Galle, raising...
  • Niroshan Dickwella included in Sri Lanka squad for 2nd Test against SA 1 week ago

    Colombo: Uncapped wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella has been included in the Sri Lanka squad for the second and final Test against South Africa which starts at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground here Thursday. "At a selection meeting, it was decided to include Niroshan Dickwella in the Sri Lanka national squad for the...
  • Lahiru Thirimanna to lead Sri Lanka team at Asian Games 1 week ago

    Colombo: Left handed batsman Lahiru Thirimanna will skipper the Sri Lanka cricket team at the Asian Games to be held at Incheon from Sep 19 to Oct 4. The National Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) named a 15-member squad for the 17th Asiad with Thirimanna as the captain and...
  • Jayalalithaa urges PM to secure fishermen's release from Sri Lanka 1 week ago

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and secure the release of Indian fishermen and their fishing boats from Sri Lankan custody. In a letter to Modi on Tuesday, text of which was released to the media on Wednesday, Jayalalithaa said "I once...
  • Sri Lanka pacer Eranga ruled out of second Test against South Africa July 22, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's frontline seamer Shaminda Eranga was Tuesday ruled out of the deciding second Test against South Africa due to a hand injury, dealing a fresh blow to the beleaguered hosts. Eranga, 28, tore the webbing between the thumb and index finger of his right hand while fielding on day...
  • 38 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy July 22, 2014

    Rameswaram: Thirty-eight fishermen have been arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy personnel on Monday. All the fishermen are from villages in Rameswaram and Pudukottai apprehended by Sri Lankan Navy. Nine boats belonging to the Indian fishermen have also been seized. Last month, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa urged the Central government...
  • Steyn thanks Donald, rates Galle heroics among his best July 21, 2014

    Galle: South African fast bowler Dale Steyn rated his match-winning performance in the Galle Test against Sri Lanka among his best and said watching videos of former fast bowling great Allan Donald inspired him ahead of the series-opener. The 31-year-old right-arm fast bowler took a match haul of nine wickets on...
  • Victory vindicates Hashim Amla's declaration gamble July 21, 2014

    Galle: Hashim Amla was probably more relieved than elated after his declaration gamble paid off and the bearded South African began his captaincy tenure with a thumping 153-run win against Sri Lanka on Sunday. South Africa's first permanent non-white skipper made a gamble on the fourth day of the series-opener when...
  • Dale Steyn thanks Allan Donald, rates Galle heroics among his best July 20, 2014

    South African fast bowler Dale Steyn rated his match-winning performance in the Galle Test against Sri Lanka among his best and said watching videos of former fast bowling great Allan Donald inspired him ahead of the series-opener. The 31-year-old right-arm fast bowler took a match haul of nine wickets on a...
  • 1st Test: Steyn, Morkel lead South Africa to 153-run win over SL July 20, 2014

    South Africa pace bowlers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel grabbed four wickets each to lead the tourists to a 153-run win over Sri Lanka on Friday in the first game of their two-Test series. Steyn grabbed 4-45 and Morkel 4-29 as the Proteas bowled out Sri Lanka for 216 on Sunday...
  • South Africa coach defends Philander in ball tampering row July 19, 2014

    Galle: South Africa coach Russell Domingo on Saturday denied his team was earning a reputation for ball tampering after Vernon Philander become the second bowler in the last nine months to be fined for the offence. Philander was on Friday fined 75 per cent of his match fees after footage emerged...
  • Vernon Philander fined by ICC for ball tampering July 19, 2014

    Dubai: South Africa's Vernon Philander has been fined 75 per cent of his match fee after breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the third day's play in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. Philander was charged with an article 2.2.9 offence of the ICC Code of Conduct which...
  • 1st Test: Dale Steyn gives South Africa control at Galle on Day 3 July 18, 2014

    Galle: Pace bowler Dale Steyn grabbed 5 for 50 to help restrict Sri Lanka to 283 for 9 in reply to South Africa's first-innings score of 455 for 9 declared on day three Friday of the first Test. It was the 23rd five-wicket haul in 73 Tests for Steyn, who gained...
  • 1st Test: Sri Lanka end Day 2 trailing South Africa by 425 runs July 17, 2014

    Galle: Jean-Paul Duminy came up with a timely century Thursday that helped South Africa declare their first innings at a formidable 455 for 9 on the second day of the first Test against Sri Lanka. The left-hander was unbeaten on 100 when South Africa captain Hashim Amla declared midway into the...