Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka urges for throw down coach like India’s ‘Bawwa’- The New Indian Express

Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka urges for throw down coach like India's 'Bawwa'- The New Indian Express

By IANS COLOMBO:  Ahead of Thursday’s first ODI against South Africa, Sri Lankan white ball cricket captain Dasun Shanaka has made a special request to provide some ‘throw down’ coaches to the young team, just like Sri Lankan ‘Bawwa’ in the Indian team. Dasun has made this special request from the cricket management to provide … Read more

BCCI plans two U-19 teams to play Bangladesh, Sri Lanka | Cricket News

BCCI plans two U-19 teams to play Bangladesh, Sri Lanka | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: With the U-19 World Cup barely four months away, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) has planned a resumption of U-19 international cricket in November. There has been no U-19 cricket since the Covid-19 pandemic broke out in March 2020. TOI has learned that the BCCI is working on hosting a tournament in which … Read more

Lutho Sipamla added to Proteas squad as Junior Dala withdraws- The New Indian Express

Lutho Sipamla added to Proteas squad as Junior Dala withdraws- The New Indian Express

By ANI CAPE TOWN: Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday confirmed that Junior Dala has been withdrawn from the team squad for the upcoming limited-overs series against Sri Lanka. “Lutho Sipamla has joined the squad as Junior Dala has been withdrawn due to medical reasons,” Cricket South Africa tweeted. On August 12, CSA had announced … Read more

Sri Lanka batsman Kusal Perera tests COVID positive ahead of South Africa series- The New Indian Express

Sri Lanka batsman Kusal Perera tests COVID positive ahead of South Africa series- The New Indian Express

By IANS COLOMBO: Former Sri Lanka captain Kusal Janith Perera has tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the series against South Africa starting next month. Wicketkeeper-batsman Perera tested positive in a RT-PCR test carried out on the players before the commencement of training for the upcoming series against South Africa in Colombo. Perera, who led … Read more

Did BCCI medical officer in Sri Lanka delay Krunal Pandya’s Covid test despite player red-flagging symptoms? | Cricket News

Did BCCI medical officer in Sri Lanka delay Krunal Pandya's Covid test despite player red-flagging symptoms? | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: The Covid-19-positive case of Krunal Pandya during the white-ball tour of Sri Lanka has raised questions about BCCI‘s medical officer on tour delaying RT-PCR test by a day, leading to eight players missing out on two T20I games. It has now emerged that Krunal, after sensing symptoms like throat pain, had immediately red-flagged … Read more

COVID: Sri Lankan Army offers help to ease burden on crematoriums, morgues

The Sri Lankan Army said on Sunday it was ready to offer help to ease the burden on the country’s crematoriums and morgues that are working overtime to deal with an increasing number of deaths reported due to COVID-19. The Sri Lankan government on Saturday warned its people to stay indoors to curb the highly … Read more

Sri Lanka pacer Isuru Udana announces retirement from international cricket- The New Indian Express

Sri Lanka pacer Isuru Udana announces retirement from international cricket- The New Indian Express

By ANI COLOMBO: Sri Lanka pacer Isuru Udana on Saturday announced his retirement from international cricket. “I believe the time has come for me to make way for the next generation of players,” said Udana whilst notifying his decision to Sri Lanka Cricket. “It is with immense pride and passion, and unfathomable commitment that I … Read more

India vs Sri Lanka: Eyes on Sanju Samson and Hardik Pandya in second T20I | Cricket News

India vs Sri Lanka: Eyes on Sanju Samson and Hardik Pandya in second T20I | Cricket News

Will the in-form Suryakumar Yadav and Prithvi Shaw, who are set to join the Test team in England, play on Tuesday night? It’s a major question doing the rounds as India look to wrap up the series when they take on Sri Lanka in the second T20 International at the R Premadasa stadium in Colombo. … Read more

India vs Sri Lanka: VVS Laxman calls for more ‘constancy’ in India’s bowling department | Cricket News

India vs Sri Lanka: VVS Laxman calls for more 'constancy' in India's bowling department | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: “We have got six changes, and five debutants.” That’s what India skipper Shikhar Dhawan informed at the toss for the third ODI against Sri Lanka in Colombo. India’s limited-over squad is in Sri Lanka for a series of three ODIs and as many T20Is. The visitors won the first two ODIs to clinch … Read more

Sri Lanka is getting better but need depth in batting, says coach Mickey Arthur- The New Indian Express

Sri Lanka middle order big worry for coach Mickey Arthur- The New Indian Express

By PTI COLOMBO: Sri Lanka head coach Mickey Arthur on Saturday said his team is improving fast but needs to have depth in batting as they gear up for the Twenty20 series against India. Sri Lanka lost the ODI series 1-2 to India but the win in the final ODI gave confidence to Arthur. “We … Read more