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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs SL 2022 | Kusal Mendis still not fit, Niroshan Dickwella returns for the first Test, says Dimuth Karunaratne

Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne has informed that Kusal Mendis still not fit and will miss the game while Niroshan Dickwella will return to the squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka will play the first Test of the two-match series against India, scheduled to begin from Friday.
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newscricket4 months ago

Sri Lanka Cricket lift suspension on Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Friday, January 7, lifted the bans imposed on Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka for breaching the Covid-19 bio-bubble in England in July last year. The trio will now be eligible for Sri Lanka's upcoming white-ball series against Zimbabwe.
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newscricket7 months ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | Adversity has brought a lot of good for the team as we have found players who can fit in, says Mickey Arthur.

Sri Lanka head coach Mickey Arthur has said that the team has found players who can fit in despite facing adversities this year. The team has gone through some off-field dramas after three players were banned for one year for breaking biosecurity protocols and players threatening to go on strike.
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newscricket7 months ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | Sri Lanka can go a long way in the tournament despite lack of experience, feels Dasun Shanaka

Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka feels that the team can go a long way at the T20 World Cup 2021, despite the lack of experience in their setup. Shanaka drew parallels of his team with the 2014 T20 World Cup winning side, saying that the squad has the depth and variety just like seven years ago.
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newscricket7 months ago

Reports | Angelo Mathews willing to return to the Sri Lanka squad

According to reports, Sri Lanka cricketer Angelo Mathews is interested to make a comeback for the national squad and the all-rounder has mailed Sri Lanka Cricket of his intentions to do so. Sri Lanka Cricket will take a final decision on the matter at a meeting on Tuesday, October 13.
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newscricket9 months ago

Sri Lanka players sign national contracts till end of 2021, Angelo Mathews misses out

After citing ‘lack of transparency' and strong refusal to renew the contract, the Lankan players have finally signed the national contract which is valid till December 2021. Notable omissions from the contract list include Angelo Mathews, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, and Niroshan Dickwella.
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newscricket10 months ago

SLC hand Gunathilaka, Mendis and Dickwella one-year ban from international cricket

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have suspended the trio of Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka and Niroshan Dickwella for one year from international cricket, with them also ineligible to play domestic cricket for the next six months. In addition, the trio have also been fined USD 50,000 each.
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newscricket10 months ago

Handed Mendis, Dickwella and Gunathilaka harsh punishments to teach them a lesson, says Aravinda de Silva

Aravinda de Silva has claimed that SLC erred in the past by not dealing with player misconducts harshly, and insisted that the bio-bubble breach incident needed to be dealt with seriously in order to send the culprits a message. Three SL cricketers are currently suspended indefinitely.
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newscricket10 months ago

Sri Lanka Cricket appoints 5-member committee to probe bio-bubble breach incident

On Thursday, Sri Lanka Cricket announced that they have appointed a five-member committee to probe the players accused of breaching bio-bubble in Durham last month. The board also confirmed that a temporary ban has been placed on the trio until investigation against them is completed.
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newscricketa year ago

Reports | Mendis, Dickwella, and Gunathilaka likely to be suspended for one-year

As per latest reports, the under-fire Sri Lankan trio of Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella, and Danushka Gunathilaka are likely to be handed over at least a one-year suspension. The trio are already set to be dropped from the white-ball series against India, that will commence in the month of July.
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