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  • World Cup 2015: Last hurrah for some big names 5 hours 31 minutes ago

    "I've had a tremendous time playing for West Indies. All I ask is, did I entertain?" Brian Lara threw this question to the crowd at the Kensington Oval in Barbados on April 21, 2007, after West Indies lost a thriller to England, the hosts' last game in the World Cup and...
  • Sri Lanka's Sirisena meets China's Xi amid new look at ties Yesterday

    Beijing: Sri Lanka's new president held talks on Thursday with Chinese leader Xi Jinping amid a push to recalibrate his predecessor's strongly pro-China policies and a review of major Chinese projects in the island nation. Maithripala Sirisena and Xi reaffirmed longstanding ties between their countries at the start of their meeting...
  • Tamil Nadu threatens to call off talks if fishermen not released 3 days ago

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government on Monday threatened to call off the bilateral talks between fishermen of India and Sri Lanka on Tuesday if 54 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, arrested recently by the Navy of the island nation, were not released as assured by the Lankan government. An official release here...
  • Sri Lankan President hands back land seized from Tamils in ex-war zone 3 days ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka on Monday took the first step towards handing back military-occupied land in the country's war-ravaged north with President Maithripala Sirisena returning 425 acres to its original Tamil owners. "Every measure will be taken to resolve issues faced by people irrespective of their race or religion under my rule,"...
  • Sri Lanka arrests 54 Indian fishermen 5 days ago

    Colombo: As many as 54 Indian fishermen have been arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly poaching in island's waters off the coast of Kankesanturai and Talaimannar in the north. Sri Lankan Naval spokesman Commander Indika Silva said that 21 fishermen were arrested and five boats were seized at Kankesanturai...
  • 29 Tamil Nadu fishermen detained by Sri Lankan Navy 5 days ago

    Rameswaram (TN): Twenty-nine fishermen from Rameswaram were taken into custody by the Sri Lankan Navy on Saturday night while they were fishing near Katchatheevu. The fishermen, who went out to sea on Saturday morning, were fishing near Katchatheevu in five boats when the Sri Lankan Navy personnel took them into custody...
  • A bridge too far: Special report from Sri Lanka 5 days ago

    In this special show from Sri Lanka, CNN-IBN's Foreign Affairs Editor Anchal Vohra brings all about from the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Sri Lanka and its impact on both the countries. ...
  • Indian, Sri Lankan fishermen to meet to sort out issues 5 days ago

    Colombo: Fishermen's associations of India and Sri Lanka will meet in Chennai next week to resolve the vexed issue of violation the maritime boundary and invading each other's waters. The talks between the fishermen's associations of Sri Lanka and India are to be held in Chennai on March 24 and 25,...
  • World Cup: South Africa's Quinton de Kock emerges from the 'dark spaces' 6 days ago

    Sydney: Quinton de Kock's return to form in South Africa's World Cup quarter-final rout of Sri Lanka was one of the most pleasing aspects of a convincing victory for the Proteas, not least for the talented 22-year-old batsman himself. No one doubts the left-handed opener's talent but producing your best under...
  • Modi's Jaffna visit interference in Sri Lankan affairs: Chinese think tank 1 week ago

    Beijing: Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Tamil-dominated Jaffna as "interference" in Sri Lanka's affairs, an official Chinese thinktank on Friday said the recent "incidents" in Sino-Lankan ties are sufficient to "merit Beijing's attention." "Modi's trip to Sri Lanka has courted attention from media outlets of many countries including...
  • India needs to increase their military presence in Indian ocean: Former Sri Lankan Army Chief General March 19, 2015

    Former Sri Lankan Army chief General Sarath Fonseka said that India needed to increase their military presence in the Indian ocean and felt that the BJP government had tried to maintain good ties with Sri Lanka. ...
  • World Cup: Muralitharan can't overcome Sri Lanka's baffling QF tactics March 19, 2015

    To say the nine-wicket loss to South Africa in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 was a bad day for Sri Lanka cricket is a massive understatement. And although I do not want to be critical, the reality has to be faced. While much of the pre-match talk was of South...
  • World Cup: South Africa delivered their most convincing performance March 19, 2015

    AB de Villiers came out in the pre-match press conference and assured South Africa that the Proteas would be up for the game and they were determined to win it - he was right. Not only did they managed the victory, but they ran out and delivered their most convincing...
  • Hope to be heard during inquiry on alleged war crimes: Former Sri Lankan Army Chief Gen Fonseka March 19, 2015

    Former Sri Lankan Army chief General Sarath Fonseka who demolished the LTTE said that he hopes to be heard when the inquiry on alleged war crimes happens otherwise it will be a one sided inquiry. He added that the commander cannot be punished for the crimes of individuals. ...
  • World Cup 2015: South Africa finally shed their chokers tag March 19, 2015

    Sydney: From the time they made their return to international cricket in 1991, South Africa have been no pushovers. On their first tour of India since being welcomed back, South Africa narrowly went down 1-2 in a three-match One-Day International series. In their first World Cup the following year, they...
  • Watch: South Africa storm into semis, ICC World Cup, Day 30 highlights March 18, 2015

    South Africa stormed into the World Cup semi-finals on Wednesday with a nine-wicket rout of Sri Lanka which brought the curtain down on the ODI careers of Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene. ...
  • World Cup: Twitter bids adieu to Sangakkara, Jayawardene March 18, 2015

    Sri Lankan greats Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene bid farewell to limited overs cricket on Wednesday, disappointed with a World Cup quarter-final defeat but happy that Sri Lanka were in a better place than when he came into the side in 2000. The elegant lefthander scored 45 runs against South Africa...
  • Our worst performance in World Cup, says Angelo Mathews March 18, 2015

    Sydney: Describing their loss to South Africa in the quarter-final as their worst performance in the World Cup, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews on Wednesday thanked old war horses Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara for their contribution to cricket. The islanders were bowled out for a paltry total of 133, which...
  • World Cup 2015: South Africa turn the 'choke' on Sri Lanka March 18, 2015

    South Africa's first knockout win at World Cups came in style as they won their quarter-final by 9 wickets against Sri Lanka. ...
  • World Cup: We were very motivated for the contest, says De Villiers March 18, 2015

    Sydney: On a high after winning their cricket World Cup quarter-final match against Sri Lanka, South Africa skipper AB de Villiers said his team was "very motivated" as they looked to break loose from the tag of "chokers". "I didn't have to say much. We were very motivated for this game....
  • Not an ideal end but Sanga-Jaya had a memorable partnership March 18, 2015

    If they were a law firm, or chartered accountants, they would be called Jayawardene, Sangakkara & Associates. But, because they are merely a cricket team, they call themselves Sri Lanka. To say this is not to disrespect the other members who walk alongside Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, but rather...
  • World Cup: Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara bid adieu to ODI cricket March 18, 2015

    Sydney: Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara might not have got a fairytale ending to their final ODI match of their glorious careers but the veterans smiled through the disappointment as they fondly recounted their respective journeys. The duo had already called time on their respective ODI careers before the 50-over showpiece...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Time to pay back my country, says Imran Tahir March 18, 2015

    Sydney: South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir, who was adjudged Man-of-the-Match for his superlative performance against Sri Lanka in the first cricket World Cup quarter-final on Wednesday, said he feels it is time to pay back his country which has given him everything in life. "I've got everything from South Africa, so...
  • World Cup: South Africa rout Sri Lanka to break knockout jinx and reach semis March 18, 2015

    It was here, at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 1992, that South Africa's World Cup hard luck story began. It was in the fitness of things that their World Cup knockout jinx ended at the same venue. An absurd rain rule had been responsible for South Africa being bundled out of...
  • JP Duminy becomes first South African to bag World Cup hat-trick March 18, 2015

    Sydney: All-rounder Jean-Paul Duminy today became the first South African bowler and ninth overall to notch up a World Cup hat-trick, wrecking the Sri Lankans with his enterprising off-breaks in the mega event's first quarter-final here. Duminy joined Steven Finn in the hat-trick takers' list of this edition, finishing with figures...
  • Kumar Sangakkara joins World Cup 500 club March 18, 2015

    Sydney: Kumar Sangakkara became just the sixth player to score 500 runs at a World Cup when he reached five not out against South Africa in Wednesday's quarterfinal at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The 37-year-old left-hander came into this match on the back of a record run of four successive hundreds...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Kiran More reflects on the quarter-finals line-up March 18, 2015

    (Former India wicketkeeper and selector Kiran More, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for Cricketnext. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) The pool stages of the World Cup had delivered as it promised, with the...
  • World Cup 2015: Can Proteas end the choke? March 18, 2015

    South Africa are taking on Sri Lanka in the first quarter-final of the Cricket World Cup at the Sydney Cricket Ground. ...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st Quarter-final March 18, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) It will be a highly-charged contest between two powerful batting line-ups as former champions Sri Lanka take on superbly talented but traditional under-performers South Africa in the first quarter-final of the cricket World Cup at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). In a quest...