newscricket22 days ago

Axed from captaincy, Angelo Mathews rues for being made a scapegoat

Angelo Mathews has claimed that he has been singled out by the cricket board for what was a collective failure of his team in their Asia Cup campaign. Sri Lanka lost both their group stage matches against Bangladesh and Afghanistan in the ongoing Asia cup to make an early exit from the tournament.
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newscricket2 months ago

Sri Lanka recall Lasith Malinga for upcoming Asia Cup

Veteran pacer Lasith Malinga has received a surprise call-up to the Sri Lankan national team for the upcoming Asia Cup tournament which involves India, Pakistan and Bangladesh as well. Malinga last played for the Lankan Lions back in 2017 in the ODI series against the Indian team on home soil.
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newscricket3 months ago

Dinesh Chandimal banned from national team for two Tests and four ODIs

Sri Lankan skipper Dinesh Chandimal has been banned from playing in two Tests and four ODIs for his involvement in the ball-tampering saga in Windies. With the coach and manager, the skipper has been banned after pleading guilty to “conduct contrary to the spirit of the game”.
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newscricket4 months ago

Chairman of ICC Code of Conduct, Hon. Michael Beloff to hear Dinesh Chandimal's appeal

ICC has confirmed that Michael Beloff QC has been appointed as the Judicial Commissioner to hear Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal’s appeal. Coach Chandika Hathurusinghe and manager Asanka Gurusinha were also charged for their involvement in team’s refusal to take the field as a sign of protest.
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newscricket4 months ago

Dinesh Chandimal appeals against ICC suspension for ball-tampering

Dinesh Chandimal has appealed against match referee Javagal Srinath’s findings that saw him getting a one match suspension for ball-tampering. Srinath stated that player had used an external substance on the ball along with saliva to change the condition of the ball on the second day of the Test.
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newscricket4 months ago

Sri Lanka vs Windies | Dinesh Chandimal suspended for third test for his involvement in ball-tampering

Dinesh Chandimal will miss Sri Lanka’s third Test match against the West Indies after being found guilty of ball tampering by the ICC on Tuesday. Match referee Javagal Srinath stated that Chandimal had used saliva along with an external substance, which is prohibited under the ICC Code of Conduct.
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newscricket4 months ago

ICC charge Dinesh Chandimal after ball-tampering row

The incident involving the Sri Lankan cricket team and the West Indies team resulted in the ICC imposing a sanction on Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal. This was after Sri Lanka refused to take to the field for two hours on day three after the umpires penalised them for alleged ball-tampering.
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newscricket4 months ago

I always back the guys to come in and put up a fight, says Jason Holder

Jason Holder insisted that he always believed in his team and backed them to put up partnerships, after victory in the first Test against Sri Lanka. Shane Dowrich was adjudged as the Man-of-the-Match for his knock of unbeaten 125, which helped his team reach a match-winning total of 414.
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newscricket7 months ago

It was a really good total, but these things happen in cricket, says Dinesh Chandimal

Sri Lankan skipper Dinesh Chandimal was adamant that his side put up a good total in the Nidahas Trophy loss to Bangladesh, who he credited for putting up a strong chase to win the match. Chandimal lauded the efforts of Mushfiqur Rahim as he said that it was one of the best innings he’d seen.
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newscricket7 months ago

India vs Sri Lanka | 1st T20I Preview, Match Predictions, Weather, Line-ups, Live Streaming, Press Conferences

India commence the Nidahas Trophy against hosts Sri Lanka, who will have a massive point to prove in front of the home crowd after India’s whitewash on the last tour. India, on the other hand, are taking a risk playing a second string side who will be motivated to cement a place in the first team.
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