Sanath Jayasuriya

  • Sri Lanka selectors ask players to clear availability for England April 18, 2014

    Colombo: With the contract dispute between Sri Lanka Cricket and the players yet to resolved, the selectors have asked players to come clear on their availability for the forthcoming tour of Ireland and England. Chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya said the players had been asked to inform about their availability for the...
  • I feel very let down by Sangakkara and Jayawardene: Jayasuriya March 18, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya has expressed disappointment at not being kept in the loop as far as the retirement plans of Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene from T20 Internationals were concerned. "I feel very let down by them. I've been very transparent with them. If they're even...
  • Sri Lanka cricketers refuse to sign new contracts March 6, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lankan players have refused to sign the new payment contracts as their demands of a share from the income derived through ICC events haven't been met by the cricket board (SLC). "The national players have refused to sign the contracts forwarded to them in Bangladesh," reported Daily Mirror quoting...
  • Sri Lanka Cricket wants Big Bash stars for national duty January 20, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has asked two of its three national squad members playing in the ongoing Australian Big Bash to return home immediately. Chairman of selectors, Sanath Jayasuriya said he had asked the SLC to summon back Lasith Malinga and Ajantha Mendis in view of the packed schedule ahead...
  • Sachin Tendulkar the best cricketer I've seen: Sanath Jayasuriya November 30, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former Sri Lankan explosive batsman Sanath Jayasurya said on Saturday that Sachin Tendulkar is the best player he has seen. "Everyone knows what Sachin has done for cricket and for India. He is one player who is dedicated, committed and played with passion. I had played along with him for...
  • Sri Lankans will target Indian bowling: Jayasuriya June 19, 2013

    Cardiff: Former captain Sanath Jayasuriya said Sri Lanka will target the Indian bowlers during the Champions Trophy semifinal slated for Thursday at the Sophia Gardens here. "Their (India) bowling isn't the best, so we need to have a very good plan. The goal was to make the semifinals. Anything can happen...
  • Don't mix sports and politics, says Jayasuriya May 13, 2013

    Former Sri Lankan cricketer who is in India to promote Sri Lanka Tourism said that he is missing the IPL. ...
  • Only Sachin can decide on his retirement: Jayasuriya May 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya on Friday said senior India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar should be allowed the freedom to take a call on his retirement from the Test format. "It's an individual decision. Sachin should decide on that. Nobody can decide. In India a lot of opinions are there....
  • Jayasuriya concerned after Pune axed Mathews as captain May 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Sri Lanka's national chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya on Friday said he was concerned after Angelo Mathews was dropped as skipper of struggling Pune Warriors in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). "It is unfortunate that Angelo was dropped as a captain. I think this was a concern for myself being...
  • Thilan Samaraweera retires after Bangladesh axe March 6, 2013

    Colombo: Middle-order batsman Thilan Samaraweera on Wednesday said his omission from the Test squad for the series against Bangladesh forced him to retire from international cricket. The 36-year-old, who played 81 Tests and 53 ODIs, announced his retirement following a meeting with the national selectors. "I was shocked with my omission...
  • Sanath Jayasuriya intervenes to defuse contract dispute March 4, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya has stepped in to resolve the contact deadlock between players and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) which has rocked the nation since Saturday. The former allrounder held a meeting with a few concerned players on Sunday and indicated that they had agreed to bring...
  • No major overhaul in Sri Lanka team: Jayasuriya December 11, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's new chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya on Wednesday denied plans to target senior players in a major overhaul of the national team. "Straight away you can't make big changes," Jayasuriya said at his first meeting with reporters here after he was made the chief selector Monday, leading a...
  • Tillakaratne replaces Wickramaratne in Lanka's selection panel January 30, 2013

    Colombo: Just two days after the naming of Sri Lanka's new cricket selectors' panel, Hashan Tillakaratne has been included as a new member, the sports ministry announced on Wednesday. Tillakaratne would replace Hemantha Wickramaratne who has said that he would not be able to function as a full time selector. Tillakaratne...
  • Jayasuriya new SL selection chairman January 28, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lanka has revamped its cricket selection panel with a new team under its new chairman, Sanath Jayasuriya, the country's Sports Ministry announced here on Monday. Jayasuriya, a former national captain and a current government parliamentarian, will have Hemantha Wickramaratne, Pramodaya Wickremasinghe, Chaminda Mendis and Eric Upashantha as comembers...
  • Sri Lankan cricketers mourn Greig's death December 29, 2012

    Colombo: Sri Lankan cricketers on Saturday mourned the death of cricket commentator Tony Greig, who was a promoter of Sri Lankan cricket. The former England captain died at age 66 after being diagnosed with lung cancer, reports Xinhua. Former Sri Lankan captain Sanath Jayasuriya said he was saddened by the death...
  • Words not enough to describe Sachin's greatness: Jayasuriya December 24, 2012

    New Delhi: They have been fierce onfield competitors but like a true champion, former Sri Lankan captain Sanath Jayasuriya acknowledged that Sachin Tendulkar was a "true champion on and off the field." "I don't have words to express Sachin's greatness. I have had good experience while playing against him for Sri...
  • International cricket should return to Pakistan October 23, 2012

    Karachi:Players from the visiting International World XI on Monday said overseas teams should return to tour Pakistan soon, after two Twenty20s against an allstar home side passed off successfully at the weekend. The exhibition games were the first appearances by highprofile foreign players in Pakistan since deadly militant attacks on...
  • Pakistan safe for touring sides, says Jayasuriya October 18, 2012

    Islamabad: Former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya believes Pakistan is safe enough to host international cricket again. Jayasuriya arrived in the southern port city of Karachi on Thursday to lead an International World XI in two exhibition Twenty20 matches against the Pakistan All Stars this weekend. Teammates from South Africa and...
  • ICC wants World XI name to be changed October 17, 2012

    Islamabad: The International Cricket Council has told the Pakistan Cricket Board that a team comprising of international players cannot call itself a World XI in Karachi this weekend. ICC spokesman Samiul Hasan told The Associated Press in a text message that it "doesn't permit the names of World or World XI...
  • Sehwag is an impact player: Jayasuriya September 20, 2012

    Colombo: Virender Sehwag's prolonged form slump has become a cause of concern but the struggling opener on Thursday received the backing of another swashbuckler Sanath Jayasuriya, who said India needed an "impact player" like him to win matches. "I find it difficult to understand why people criticise a match-winner like Sehwag....
  • Archana eliminated from 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5' July 15, 2012

    Mumbai: Popular anchor Archana Vijaya became the latest contestant to be eliminated from dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5. She was paired with choreographer Sanam Johar for the show, aired on Colors. Archana was an average performer, but tried hard to get her moves right. She impressed judges Madhuri Dixit,...
  • Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5: Talat Aziz eliminated July 1, 2012

    Mumbai: Ghazal singer Talat Aziz was the first celebrity contestant to be eliminated from the fifth season of dance reality show 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa'. Talat was among TV hosts Archana Vijaya and Shibani Dhandekar to get minimum scores after combining audience votes and the judges' scores. Talat was competing alongside Gurmeet Chowdhary,...
  • Jhalak 5: Sanath Jayasuriya, Madhuri's 'Baila' jig June 30, 2012

    Mumbai: Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit matched steps with legendary cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya as they grooved together to popular Sri Lankan dance form Baila on the dance reality show 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa'. Last week, Madhuri requested Sanath to sing a Sri Lankan song for her, and this time around it was Madhuri's...
  • Is 'Jhalak' season 5 really bigger and better? June 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian version of television show ‘Dancing with the Stars’, ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ is back with its fifth season. Actress Madhuri Dixit, director Karan Johar and choreographer Remo D’Souza have been chosen to judge the contestants this time. There are 13 contestants on the show which includes, Darsheel Safary,...
  • I am a Rajinikanth fan: Sanath Jayasuriya June 14, 2012

    Former Sri Lankan captain, Sanath Jayasuriya is all set to put on his dancing shoes by participating in the latest season of 'Jhalak Dikhla Ja'. ...
  • Jayasuriya, Boucher unpaid after Canada farce May 15, 2012

    Toronto: Sanath Jayasuriya and Mark Boucher are among a group of international cricketers yet to be paid for their participation in a friendly Twenty20 in Canada this past weekend. A one-off match between an International XI and Asia XI in Toronto's Rogers Centre, home of Major League Baseball's Toronto Blue...
  • 'Not worried about Kambli's comments' November 18, 2011

    Jayasuriya, who was part of the 1996 World Cup-winning Sri Lankan side, said the semi-final against India was won fairly. ...
  • Jayasuriya to juggle cricket, Lanka politics February 18, 2010

    Colombo: Sri Lanka cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya will embark on a political career by taking part in the upcoming parliamentary polls on April 8. Jayasuriya is seeking to become a Member of Parliament under the ruling coalition United People Freedom Alliance (UPFA) in the south coast district of Matara, his hometown. The 40-year-old...