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  • South Africa mull extra pace option against Sri Lanka in 2nd Test 21 hours 32 minutes 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 22 hours 1 minutes 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 22 hours 14 minutes 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 23 hours 38 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Jos Buttler 'Mankading' fine by MCC 1 week ago

    London: Some of cricket's greatest names insisted England's Jos Buttler had only himself to blame for his 'Mankad' dismissal against Sri Lanka. The issue of players being run out backing up was in the spotlight when Buttler was dismissed in such a fashion by bowler Sachithra Senanayake during Sri Lanka's 3-2...
  • Do not follow UPA line on Sri Lankan issues, PMK urges NDA government 1 week ago

    New Delhi: A delegation led by PMK MP Anbumani Ramadoss on Wednesday met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and demanded that the NDA government should not toe the line which was adopted by the previous UPA regime on issues concerning Sri Lanka. "NDA should change its policy towards Sri Lanka and...
  • Akhtar snubs PCB for sending too many support staff on Lanka tour 1 week ago

    Karachi: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for deciding to send 10 officials with the national team for their upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. "I don't know what they are trying to do but this board is full of ignorant people and...
  • 1st Test: Late wickets hurt South Africa on Day 1, bring Sri Lanka back July 16, 2014

    Galle: Opener Dean Elgar notched a superb 103 on Wednesday as South Africa reached 268 for 5 on the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka. Elgar dominated both pace and spin bowling to smash 11 fours and three sixes during his 187-ball knock and was supported well by...
  • Hamstrung De Villiers to play as specialist batsman in 1st Test against Sri Lanka July 15, 2014

    AB de Villiers will avoid putting extra stress on a hamstring injury by playing as a batsman only in the first Sri Lanka Test with Quinton de Kock taking over wicketkeeping duties, South Africa captain Hashim Amla said on Tuesday. "De Villiers unfortunately has being struggling with a hamstring, he hasn't...
  • Hashim Amla poised to lead South Africa into new Test era July 15, 2014

    South African Test cricket will usher in a new era under captain Hashim Amla on Wednesday when the country's first permanent non-white skipper leads the side out against Sri Lanka in Galle. Top order batsman Amla replaces the colossus Graeme Smith, who led the side for a decade and elevated them...
  • 1st Test: Sri Lanka plan winning farewell for Jayawardene July 15, 2014

    Sri Lanka are hoping to give former captain Mahela Jayawardene a memorable farewell by winning the last four Tests of his career against South Africa and Pakistan, skipper Angelo Mathews said on Tuesday. "We sent both Sanga (Kumar Sangakkara) and Mahela off (from the Twenty20 format) in a magnificent way in...
  • Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene to retire from Tests next month July 14, 2014

    Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene will retire from Test cricket following the home series against South Africa and Pakistan, the country's cricket board said on Monday. "It was not an easy decision to make given that it has been a great privilege and honour representing my country during the past...
  • Sri Lanka to send banned spinner Sachithra Senanayake for coaching July 14, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's cricket authorities decided on Sunday to send off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake for intense coaching after the International Cricket Council (ICC) ruled his bowling action illegal and banned him from international matches. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) secretary Nishantha Ranatunga said the coaching team was being asked to study reports from...
  • Sri Lanka spinner Sachithra Senanayake banned over action July 12, 2014

    Off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake has been banned from international cricket for an illegal bowling action, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said on Saturday. Senanayake, 29, was reported during his side's five-match one-day international series in England in June and his action underwent assessment in Cardiff. Tests revealed he exceeded the allowed 15-degree flex in...
  • Upul Tharanga recalled to Sri Lanka Test squad July 12, 2014

    Opening batsman Upul Tharanga is in line for his first Test appearance in seven years after being named in the Sri Lanka squad for the two-match series against South Africa, starting at Galle on July 16. Left-hander Tharanga's last Test was against England in 2007 but he has been out of...
  • CSA congratulates South Africa on historic Sri Lanka win July 12, 2014

    Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Saturday congratulated its national cricket team on the first-ever one-day international series triumph in Sri Lanka. "This is a highly impressive performance as I believe our team is still developing under (coach) Russell Domingo and (captain) AB de Villiers in this World Cup year," said...
  • 3rd ODI: De Kock, De Villiers star in South Africa's series win over Sri Lanka July 12, 2014

    Hambantota: South Africa rode on aggressive hundreds from Quinton de Kock and AB de Villiers to beat Sri Lanka by 82 runs in the third and final one-day international on Saturday. Left-hander De Kock smashed a 127-ball 128 while skipper De Villiers hit a fiery 71-ball 108, making a century off...