Four players sanctioned for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during Colombo Test


Three Sri Lanka players and India’s Ishant Sharma have been found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct in two separate incidents during the penultimate day’s play in the third Test against India at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) in Colombo. Dinesh Chandimal has been handed one Suspension Point* for breaching Article 2.2.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct, which relates to “inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with a Player”. This means Chandimal will miss Sri Lanka’s next One-Day International, which will be against the West Indies on 1 November at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The incident happened in the 76th over when Chandimal made deliberate physical contact with Sharma when India’s number-11 batsman was in the middle… Read More →

Ishant, Ashwin bowl India to rare series victory

Virat Kohli after winning the test series in Sri Lanka

Test match victories, especially overseas, don’t always come easy. Test series wins away from home come even harder. India walked the hard road to success at the SSC ground, quelling formidable resistance from the indefatigable Angelo Mathews to script a come-from-behind series win on Sri Lankan soil. Not since Mohammad Azharuddin’s Class of 1993 had an India side returned home from the Emerald Isle with a series win to its name. Not since Sourav Ganguly’s Class of 2001 had India fought back from 0-1 down to emerge victorious in a three-Test series. Both boxes were ticked emphatically, Virat Kohli crowning his first full series as captain by leading India to a hard-earned 117-run victory in the final Test on a… Read More →

Prima Champions Cup 2015 – Under 15 Inter District/Provincial Tournament


Tournament Schedule – 32 Teams Starting date – 1st Sep 2015 to 12th Sep 2015  Western Province North & Western Province North Outer Colombo North Zone – l Colombo North Zone – ll Gampaha District Zone – l Gampaha District Zone – ll Puttalam District No Date Home Away Venue 01 01.09.2015 Gampaha Zone – l Colombo North Zone – ll De Mazenod College 02 01.09.2015 Colombo North Zone – l Gampaha Zone – ll Ananda Shasthalaya MV Gr 03 03.09.2015 Gampaha Zone – l Puttalam De Mazenod College 04 04.09.2015 Colombo North Zone – ll Colombo North Zone – l Moratu Vidyalaya Gr 05 07.09.2015 Colombo North Zone – l Gampaha Zone – l Thurstan College 06 07.09.2015 Puttalam… Read More →

Sri Lanka Development Squad left for Moin-Ud-Dowlah Gold Cup


Sri Lanka Development squad led by Milinda Siriwardena left the country today to participate in the Moin-Ud-Dowla Gold Cup tournament in Hyderabad, India from September 1-16. Sri Lanka Development Squad: Milinda Siriwardana (captain), Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Minodh Bhanuka, Angelo Jayasinghe, Lihiru Milantha, Romesh Buddhika, Lasith Abeyratne, Kasun Rajitha, Nisala Tharaka, Vishwa Fernando, Lahiru Madushanka, Jeffrey Vandersay, Amila Aponso, Akhila Dhananjaya.

India strikes thrice as Sri Lanka stutters in chase of 386


After the madness of the previous day when 15 wickets tumbled for no discernible reason, a semblance of normalcy returned to the SSC ground on Monday (August 31). India took a giant stride towards registering its first away series win in four years, and its first series triumph on Sri Lankan soil since 1993. With a display of great character from the middle and lower orders that were determined to build on a crucial half-century from Rohit Sharma, India exorcised the ghosts of the previous evening to bat Sri Lanka out of the game. Overnight 21 for 3 when the fourth day’s play in the final Test began, India tided over a testing early period courtesy Virat Kohli and Rohit,… Read More →

India 132 ahead after eventful day of Test cricket


If you were looking for an eventful day’s Test cricket, you needn’t have looked beyond the SSC ground on a dramatic, action-packed Sunday (August 30). India and Sri Lanka played equal part in making the third day of the deciding final Test a cracker, not so much through exceptional cricket as with a slew of mistakes. The fall of 15 wickets in the 65.1 overs of play that was possible before the rain arrived in sudden and great fury to rule out any further twists in the tale might seem suggestive of a pitch from where demons reared their heads just more than occasionally. That wasn’t necessarily the case. There still was some help for the quicker bowlers, especially with… Read More →

Imperious Pujara fights Sri Lanka fire with commanding ton


29 August 2015 By R Kaushik in Colombo In searing heat and with the humidity stifling, this was a classic confrontation between fire and ice. Inevitably, given the conditions, the fire would lose its sting; also inevitably, you would think, the ice would melt at some stage. Fortunately from an Indian perspective, while the heat and the workload gradually took the sting out of from Dhammika Prasad, Cheteshwar Pujara was not to be halted at the SSC ground. Pujara, only playing the final Test because of the injuries that have laid first-choice openers M Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan low, produced the most courageous and laudable of his seven hundreds, an innings of outstanding concentration and great skill on a most… Read More →