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newscricket2 months ago

Kumar Sangakkara in self-quarantine following trip back from UK

Former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara has put himself in quarantine following his return from the United Kingdom following his work with MCC. Despite not showing any symptoms, he has registered himself with the police and put himself in self-quarantine, with travel between March 1 to 15.
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newscricket5 months ago

Would not want any change to the longest format, shares Mahela Jayawardene

Mahela Jayawardene is the latest player to join the long list of greats of the game who have played down the proposal of four-day Test matches as he shared he doesn’t want any changes to the format. Tendulkar, Ponting, Kohli and Lyon are amongst others who have rejected the proposal.
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newscricket5 months ago

Mahela Jayawardene and Muttiah Muralitharan roped in by Team Rugby for Black Clash T20

Sri Lankan maestros Mahela Jayawardene and Muttiah Muralidharan have signed up to represent Team Rugby in the second Black Clash T20 match. Team Rugby go into the clash in Napier looking to repeat history having flattened Team Cricket by five wickets in the previous fixture which was a year ago.
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newscricket5 months ago

IPL 2020 | Mumbai Indians have built a good bowling unit around Jasprit Bumrah, believes Mahela Jayawardene

Mahela Jayawardene believes that Mumbai Indians has built a good bowling unit around their star bowler Jasprit Bumrah ahead of the upcoming IPL season. Jayawardene also understands the importance of managing the workloads of Bumrah and Hardik Pandya, given their importance to the Indian team.
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newscricket5 months ago

IPL 2020 | Inter-team loans of capped players set to be introduced

The upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will see a new set of rules being implemented with the latest addition being the allowance of inter-team loans between capped players. The rule is extended to the loans of both Indian and overseas players participating in the tournament.
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newscricket9 months ago

The Hundred | Mahela Jayawardene and Charlotte Edwards appointed Southampton coaches

The Southampton-based team participating in the league has named Mahela Jayawardene and Charlotte Edwards as the head coaches for the men’s and women’s teams respectively. The two expressed their excitement regarding the innovative format of the tournament and the potential it has to make an impact.
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newscricket10 months ago

BCCI receives 2000 applications from aspirants for the role of Indian head coach

Despite CAC member Anshuman Gaekwad's suggestion that Ravi Shastri will remain in office, the BCCI has received as many as 2000 applications for the position of head coach of the Indian team. Ever since India lost the WC semifinal match, there have been numerous speculations about the position.
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newscricketa year ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Don’t think Sri Lanka were consistent enough at WC, says Mahela Jayawardene

Mahela Jayawardene admitted that Sri Lanka weren’t consistent enough at this year’s ICC World Cup which ultimately saw them finish sixth with three wins and four losses from nine games. Sri Lanka ended their World Cup campaign with a seven-wicket loss to India in Leeds on Saturday.
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newscricketa year ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | I hope win against England boosts Sri Lanka’s confidence, writes Mahela Jayawardne

Mahela Jayawardene has stated Sri Lanka’s win over England will give them the freedom to play their natural game in the future matches instead of getting intimidated by them. He went on to talk about the performances of some of the players and how he sees the rest of the World Cup panning out.
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newscricketa year ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Mahela Jayawardene declines SLC World Cup offer

Mahela Jayawardene has stated that everything is done and dusted in Sri Lanka’s World Cup preparation and thus he declined SLC’s offer to be with the team during the World Cup. Jayawardene in the past produced plans to overhaul Sri Lanka's domestic system, only for those to be rejected by SLC.
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