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January 15, 2018 12:00 AM Lakmal named SL vice-captain for Test squad

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka have named Suranga Lakmal vice-captain for the upcoming two-match Test series in Bangladesh, the island’s cricket board said on Sunday. Lakmal, 30, replaces Lahiru Thirimanne, who was dropped from the squad after Chandika Hathurusingha took over as head coach last month.Dinesh Chandimal remains captain for the Test series, which follows 1

January 9, 2018 12:00 AM TDAP’s Colombo expo from 12th

ISLAMABAD: The Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) is organising an exclusive three-day trade-promotion expo in Sri Lankan capital, starting from January 12, a statement said on Monday. “The Pakistan Single Country Exhibition, to be held in Colombo, aims to provide a platform to the local companies for showcasing their range of products and services 4

December 14, 2017 12:00 AM SLC look to relaunch T20 league

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) hopes to revive the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) — or a similar showpiece T20 tournament — by the end of 2019. The board has not begun planning the event yet, but according to the latest version of the FTP, it has taken the preliminary step of blocking out a three-week slot in August and September 2019. This will give SLC the option 1

December 7, 2017 12:00 AM Asim ton steers Pakistan Veterans to win

KARACHI: Asim Jah struck a brilliant 100-run knock off only 71 balls to help Pakistan Veterans beat Sri Lankan Veterans by 38 runs at P Sara Oval Cricket Ground in Colombo on Wednesday. Electing to bat first, Pakistan Veterans posted 269 for the loss of six wickets in the allotted 35 overs.Asim and Dastageer Butt shared a fourth-wicket partnership of 134 runs. Dastageer

November 29, 2017 12:00 AM Smith extends lead as No1 Test batsman

DUBAI: Australia captain Steven Smith’s unbeaten 141 in the Brisbane Test earned him five points and helped consolidate his position at the top of the ICC Rankings for Test batsmen. The other big movement on the batting charts was India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara’s rise to No 2: he reclaimed the second spot after 143 against Sri Lanka in the Nagpur Test, moving 2

November 29, 2017 12:00 AM Smith consolidates top spot in batting rankings

DUBAI: Australia captain Steve Smith has extended his lead at the top of the ICC player rankings for Test batsmen, but the next four batsmen are separated by just 11 points in the latest rankings which were released on Tuesday following the conclusion of the Brisbane and Nagpur Tests, says an ICC release. Smith stroked a magnificent unbeaten 141, his 21st century 3

November 21, 2017 12:00 AM Lanka PM appears before bond probe panel

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe appeared voluntarily before a panel investigating alleged irregularities in government bond sales on Monday to clear his name. It marked the first time a Sri Lankan prime minister has appeared before an investigation panel and responded to questions raised by the Attorney General’s Department. Appointed 4

November 21, 2017 12:00 AM Sri Lankan PM appears before bond sale probe panel

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe appeared voluntarily before a panel investigating alleged irregularities in government bond sales on Monday to clear his name. It marked the first time a Sri Lankan prime minister has appeared before an investigation panel and responded to questions raised by the Attorney General´s Department. Appointed 3

November 20, 2017 12:00 AM 19 held after Buddhist-Muslim violence in S Lanka

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan police arrested 19 people after a clash between “extremists” from the majority Buddhist and minority Muslim communities in which four people were injured, a spokesman said on Saturday. Tension has been growing between the two communities this year, with some hardline Buddhist groups accusing Muslims of forcing people to convert to Islam 5

November 1, 2017 7:07 PM India's Nehra says goodbye to international cricket

NEW DELHI: World Cup winning fast bowler Ashish Nehra ended his career with India's Twenty20 win over New Zealand on Wednesday. Now 38, Nehra bid farewell at his home Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in New Delhi after not being part of the team for a T20 series against Australia last month. The left-arm quick had been in and out of skipper Virat Kohli's T20 plans 11