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newscricket2 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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newscricket3 months 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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newscricket3 months ago

Sri Lanka suspend Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka and Niroshan Dickwella following bubble breach

Sri Lanka have suspended Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka and Niroshan Dickwella and have sent the trio back home after all three cricketers were found guilty of flouting COVID norms in Durham. SLC vice-president Mohan de Silva confirmed that the players ‘confessed’ that they went out.
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newscricket6 months ago

Twitter divided over Kieron Pollard’s ‘appeal’ to dismiss Gunathilaka for obstructing the field

When there is Kieron Pollard, there is set to be room for controversy and the first ODI certainly was another example, when the Windies skipper appealed to dismiss Sri Lankan opener Danushka Gunathilaka after his well-settled 55. Twitter certainly stormed their way with opinions of their own.
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newscricket2 years ago

SL vs WI | Thisara Perera and Niroshan Dickwella return for Windies ODIs

Sri Lanka have announced their squad for the three-match ODI series with Dimuth Karunaratne at the helm as Thisara Perera and Niroshan Dickwella return to the squad. Danushka Gunathilaka and Oshada Fernando miss out with injuries as Shehan Jayasuriya and Ishuru Udana take their places in the side.
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newscricket2 years ago

PAK vs SL | Senior players might now be scared after 'B' team's performance, says Danushka Gunathilaka

Sri Lankan opener Danushka Gunathilaka believes that the places of some senior Sri Lankan players might be under threat after the performance of the youngsters against Pakistan. Despite being termed as a 'B' team, the Sri Lankan youngsters put up a flawless display to whitewash Pakistan in the T20s.
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newscricket2 years ago

PAK vs SL | Sarfaraz Ahmed is a confused captain, says Shoaib Akhtar

Shoaib Akhtar has been quite vocal about Pakistan’s failures recently and has once again slammed skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed after the 64-run defeat to an eighth-ranked Sri Lanka in Lahore. He also expressed his concern regarding the skipper’s recent form and urged him to bat up the order.
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newscricket2 years ago

PAK vs SL | Wanted to give youngsters from PSL and domestic cricket a chance, says Sarfaraz Ahmed

Sarfaraz Ahmed has revealed that Pakistan wanted to reward the players who excelled in PSL and domestic cricket and hence made six changes to their side. Despite a stunning Mohammad Hasnain hat-trick, the home team slumped to a 64-run defeat at the hands of a young and determined Lankan team.
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newscricket2 years ago

ICC Rankings Update | Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah maintain numero uno status in ODIs

Indian skipper Virat Kohli and premier fast-bowler Jasprit Bumrah maintained their No.1 rankings in men’s ODI rankings, as of the official update released on Thursday. Riding on their 2-0 home series win against Sri Lanka, Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir rose to seventh in the bowling charts.
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newscricket2 years ago

Sri Lanka name a youthful squad for T20I series against New Zealand

Sri Lanka Cricket have announced the squad for the three-match T20I series against New Zealand on Saturday. The list leaves out names of many veteran players like Thirsara Perera while naming a younger squad who will be lead by Lasith Malinga with Niroshan Dickwella acting as the vice-captain.
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