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newscricketa month ago

Kumar Sangakkara’s work ethic and determination stood out for me, recalls Tanmay Mishra

Tripura batsman Tanmay Mishra has recalled the time he spent with Kumar Sangakkara in nets of Deccan Chargers, stating that the work ethic and determination of Sri Lankan stood out to him. He added that great players pay attention to the smallest details and put in extra yards to reach that level.
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newscricket2 months ago

Mr.600 Jimmy Anderson’s record might never be broken, suggests Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara is of the opinion that Jimmy Anderson’s tally of 600 Test wickets, due to the sheer absurdity of the record, might never be broken in the future. Sangakkara, who is the incumbent MCC President, claimed that it was a privilege for him to have played against Anderson.
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newscricket2 months ago

Legends react to 'forever friends' Dhoni and Raina bowing out of international cricket on same day

MS Dhoni's retirement took the cricket world by surprise on Saturday when he made the announcement on his official Instagram handle and, within minutes, Raina too, announced his retirement. Reactions started pouring in from the cricketing fraternity soon after the duo made their big announcement.
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newscricket3 months ago

Faced difficulty while batting against Zaheer Khan and Wasim Akram, reveals Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara, in a Q&A session with Marylebone Cricket Club, revealed that he faced difficulties facing two left-arm pacers - Zaheer Khan and Wasim Akram - during his playing days. The southpaw also hailed Sir Vivian Richards and Brian Lara as his favourite batsmen in world cricket.
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newscricket3 months ago

Sourav Ganguly can make the switch to ICC Chairman, believes Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara has put his support behind Sourav Ganguly to be picked as the next ICC Chairman stating that the Indian has a very astute cricket brain. The former Sri Lankan skipper also pointed to all the positions that Ganguly has held in his career as evidence for his support.
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newscricket4 months ago

Had no reason or evidence to doubt integrity of 2011 WC final, states Alex Marshall

Alex Marshall, ICC's Anti Corruption Unit General Manager, has stated that the ICC ACU had no reason whatsoever to doubt the integrity of the 2011 World Cup Final. On Friday, Sri Lankan police called off the probe into the said game, which began on the back of Mahindananda Aluthgamage’s allegations.
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newscricket4 months ago

Sri Lanka police closes 2011 WC fixing case due to lack of evidence

After carrying out a detailed investigation to 2011 WC final fixing claims, the Sri Lankan police has closed the matter citing the lack of evidence. The police has also thanked the former cricketers for giving reasonable explanations about the changes made to the final Playing XI.
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newscricket4 months ago

Sangakkara, Jayawardene summoned to appear for 2011 WC match-fixing investigations

Sri Lankan Government’s special inquiry committee have summoned Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Aravinda de Silva and Upul Tharanga for the 2011 WC match-fixing investigations which happened on Wednesday. Earlier, Mahindananda Aluthgamage had alleged that the final was fixed.
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newscricket4 months ago

Request ICC, BCCI, SLC to investigate 2011 World Cup final fixing claims, urges Aravinda de Silva

Refuting the claims of minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage, former Lankan cricketer Aravinda de Silva has urged the ICC, BCCI and SLC to look into the 2011 World Cup final fixing claims. De Silva also reckoned that getting everything cleared would be ideal for the greater good of the game.
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newscricket4 months ago

Sri Lanka government to launch investigation into 2011 World Cup final fixing charge

The Sri Lankan sports ministry has filed a probe into the 2011 World Cup final fixing allegation raised by Mahindananda Aluthgamage. The former Lankan sports minister has accused ‘certain parties’ of being involved in the fixing of Sri Lanka’s World Cup final loss against India in 2011. 
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