newscricket8 months ago

Narendra Modi helped me contact CBI to combat match-fixing, reveals Arjuna Ranatunga

Former Sri Lankan captain, Arjuna Ranatunga, has thanked Indian PM Narendra Modi, who helped the former contact the CBI to combat match-fixing allegations. The CBI named Ranatunga and vice-captain Aravinda de Silva in a match-fixing investigation in 2000 but the pair were cleared of any wrongdoing.
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featurecricketa year ago

Will BCCI’s over-reliance on Yo-yo test bid well for Indian cricket’s future

BCCI’s decision to replace an in-form Ambati Rayudu on the back of a failed yo-yo test after his brilliant 2018 IPL season would force one to ask whether the board has been giving way more important to fitness than skill. Being a hotbed of cricketing talent, BCCI might have got its focus all wrong.
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newscricketa year ago

Corruption in Sri Lanka cricket goes beyond Al Jazeera claims, says Arjuna Ranatunga

Arjuna Ranatunga on Wednesday said "corruption goes right to the top" in Sri Lanka and held the International Cricket Council responsible failing to check match-fixing. Sri Lankan players and umpires including Jayananda Warnaweera have been accused of match-fixing in the past.
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newscricket2 years ago

Arjuna Ranatunga tells Sri Lankan fans not to behave like Indian spectators

Former Sri Lankan skipper Arjuna Ranatunga has condemned the behavior of Sri Lankan fans and asked them not to behave like their Indian counterparts. The 1996 World Cup winner was referring to the way the home crowd reacted to Sri Lanka’s defeat in the third ODI in Pallekele on Sunday.
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newscricket2 years ago

Arjuna Ranatunga: Angelo Mathews is the best captain I have seen after Ranjan Madugalle

Arjuna Ranatunga has stated that the board should not have allowed Angelo Mathews to step down as the skipper despite following a humiliating home series loss to Zimbabwe last month. Meanwhile, Sanath Jayasuriya added that Mathews will play the role of main all-rounder for the Lankan team.
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newscricket2 years ago

People talk when they have grudges against other people, says Aravinda de Silva on Arjuna Ranatunga's accusations

Sri Lankan batting legend Aarvinda de Silva indirectly slammed Arjuna Ranatunga suggesting that the latter held grudges against the Lankan cricket administration and the allegations were just a result of the same. Silva further called out the accusers for proof of corruption in Sri Lanka cricket.
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newscricket2 years ago

Arjuna Ranatunga blames Sri Lanka's cricket chief for the defeats

Former Sri Lanka skipper Arjuna Ranatunga has held Sri Lanka’s cricket chief responsible for the defeats and demands an investigation by the International Cricket Council. However the chief, Thilanga Sumathipala denied such accusations and alleged that Ranatunga wishes to take charge of the board.
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newscricket2 years ago

Arjuna Ranatunga : Prefer watching England-South Africa series rather than Sri Lanka in action

Arjuna Ranatunga has stated that he is not following Sri Lanka's series against India and prefers watching the England-South Africa Test series. The former Lankan skipper has further added that he has given up watching the team play owing to the disgusting administration of cricket in the country.
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newscricket2 years ago

Sri Lanka prepares to investigate 2011 WC final loss to India

Sri Lanka sports minister Dayasiri Jayasekera has stated that he is open to ordering an investigation into the 2011 World Cup final played between India and Sri Lanka. Earlier, Arjuna Ranatunga had accused the country’s players of performing below par and demanded an investigation into the same.
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newscricket2 years ago

Gautam Gambhir and Ashish Nehra dismiss Arjuna Ranatunga’s allegation claims

Gautam Gambhir and Ashish Nehra have rubbished Arjuna Ranatunga’s claims as they feel the Sri Lankan should back his allegations with evidence. Earlier, Ranatunga had accused Sri Lanka of playing below par against India in the final of the 2011 World Cup and demanded an investigation into the same.
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