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Rangana Herath urges for patience from Sri Lanka’s cricket administrators as country continues search for next spin ace
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Rangana Herath urges for patience from Sri Lanka’s cricket administrators as country continues search for next spin ace

Sri Lanka have lost three of four home Tests since Herath hung up his boots with visiting teams increasingly becoming more adept at thwarting the threat of their spinners in helpful conditions.

Sri Lankan spinner Akila Dananjaya banned from bowling for one year for suspect action
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Sri Lankan spinner Akila Dananjaya banned from bowling for one year for suspect action

Dananjaya was assessed after his bowling action came under scrutiny by the match officials in the first Test against New Zealand in Galle from 14-18 August.

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Lahiru Thirimanne to lead visitors in ODIs in absence of Dimuth Karunaratne; Dasun Shanaka named T20I captain
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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Lahiru Thirimanne to lead visitors in ODIs in absence of Dimuth Karunaratne; Dasun Shanaka named T20I captain

Lahiru Thirimanne has replaced one-day international skipper Dimuth Karunaratne, who refused to join the tour along with Twenty20 skipper Lasith Malinga.

Ten Sri Lankan players including Lasith Malinga and captain Dimuth Karunaratne refuse to travel to Pakistan
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Ten Sri Lankan players including Lasith Malinga and captain Dimuth Karunaratne refuse to travel to Pakistan

The Sri Lanka Cricket board said in a statement that players in a preliminary squad were briefed on security arrangements for the six-match limited over series, and given the freedom to decide if they wanted to travel.

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: Lasith Malinga's five-wicket haul including hat-trick floors Black Caps in 3rd T20 as hosts claim consolation win
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Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: Lasith Malinga's five-wicket haul including hat-trick floors Black Caps in 3rd T20 as hosts claim consolation win

Malinga now has five hat-tricks in international cricket to his name, with three in one-day internationals and two in T20Is.

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, Highlights, 3rd T20I at Pallekele, Full Cricket Score: Lasith Malinga fires hosts to consolation win
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Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, Highlights, 3rd T20I at Pallekele, Full Cricket Score: Lasith Malinga fires hosts to consolation win

Follow live updates on the third T20I between Sri Lanka and New Zealand, taking place at the Pallekele International Stadium, on our live blog here.

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: BJ Watling feels Blackcaps' past record at Oval motivating but team needs to be switched on for second Test
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Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: BJ Watling feels Blackcaps' past record at Oval motivating but team needs to be switched on for second Test

In the last 10 years, Sri Lanka have played seven games at The Oval and lost five, including once to New Zealand. In that game seven years ago, Southee claimed eight wickets while Boult finished with seven.

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Kane Williamson, Akila Dananjaya reported for suspect bowling action during first Test
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New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Kane Williamson, Akila Dananjaya reported for suspect bowling action during first Test

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya have been reported for suspect bowling action after the first Test between the two sides in Galle, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, Highlights, 1st Test Day 5 at Galle, Full Cricket Score: Hosts beat Black Caps by six wickets
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Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, Highlights, 1st Test Day 5 at Galle, Full Cricket Score: Hosts beat Black Caps by six wickets

Catch all the latest updates from Day five of the first Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand being played at Galle in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, Highlights, 1st Test Day 4 at Galle, Full Cricket Score: Hosts in driver's seat, reach 133/0 at stumps chasing 268
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Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, Highlights, 1st Test Day 4 at Galle, Full Cricket Score: Hosts in driver's seat, reach 133/0 at stumps chasing 268

Catch all the latest updates from Day four of the first Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand being played at Galle in Sri Lanka.

Highlights, Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, 1st Test Day 3 at Galle, Full Cricket Score: Latham, Watling lead Black Caps' fightback
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Highlights, Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, 1st Test Day 3 at Galle, Full Cricket Score: Latham, Watling lead Black Caps' fightback

Catch all the latest updates from Day three of the first Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand being played at Galle in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: Black Caps' spinner Ajaz Patel's impressive five-wicket haul restricts hosts to 227-7 on Day 2 of first Test
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Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: Black Caps' spinner Ajaz Patel's impressive five-wicket haul restricts hosts to 227-7 on Day 2 of first Test

From 143 for two, Sri Lanka slumped to 161 for seven before an unfinished 66-run stand for the eighth wicket between Niroshan Dickwella and Suranga Lakmal stopped the rot. Sri Lanka trail New Zealand by 22 runs.

Highlights, Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, 1st Test Day 2 at Galle, Full Cricket Score: Sri Lanka recover late on from Ajaz Patel's fifer
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Highlights, Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, 1st Test Day 2 at Galle, Full Cricket Score: Sri Lanka recover late on from Ajaz Patel's fifer

Catch all the latest updates from Day 2 of the first Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand being played at Galle in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: Ross Taylor defies Akila Dananjaya's charge to steer Black Caps to safety on Day 1 of Galle Test
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Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: Ross Taylor defies Akila Dananjaya's charge to steer Black Caps to safety on Day 1 of Galle Test

Ross Taylor hit an unbeaten half-century to keep New Zealand afloat after Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya claimed five wickets on a rain-hit day one of the first Test on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: Former skipper Dinesh Chandimal back in 15-member squad for first Test
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Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: Former skipper Dinesh Chandimal back in 15-member squad for first Test

Sri Lanka on Friday recalled former skipper Dinesh Chandimal to the 15-member squad for the first Test against New Zealand, ending a six-month exile for the wicketkeeper-batsman.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Avishka Fernando's 82 off 75 balls powers hosts to series victory with clinical seven-wicket win
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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Avishka Fernando's 82 off 75 balls powers hosts to series victory with clinical seven-wicket win

Fernando and skipper Dimuth Karunaratne set the tone for Sri Lanka’s run chase with a 71-run stand before Bangladesh had their first success through off-spinner Mehidy Hasan

ICC lifts bowling ban on Akila Dananjaya after clearing Sri Lanka spinner's remodelled action
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ICC lifts bowling ban on Akila Dananjaya after clearing Sri Lanka spinner's remodelled action

The International Cricket Council (ICC) Monday cleared spinner Akila Dananjaya to resume bowling in international cricket following the Sri Lankan's remedial work and a subsequent remodelling of suspect action.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Lasith Embuldeniya's arrival a huge positive for visitors but the spinner should be preserved for Tests
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South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Lasith Embuldeniya's arrival a huge positive for visitors but the spinner should be preserved for Tests

There’s been few positives in Sri Lankan cricket over the last 24 months. The arrival of Embuldeniya has been a need of the hour after many setbacks.

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne admits difficulty in tackling recent upheaval; says team will give its best
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New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne admits difficulty in tackling recent upheaval; says team will give its best

Sri Lanka's bowling coach Nuwan Zoysa was suspended by the International Cricket Council in October after he was accused of match-fixing and off-spinner Akila Dananjaya was suspended this month for having an illegal bowling action.

Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya suspended by ICC from bowling in international cricket due to illegal action
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Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya suspended by ICC from bowling in international cricket due to illegal action

Akila Dananjaya was reported over a suspect bowling action during last month's first Test of the England series in Sri Lanka, which the tourists won by 211 runs on their way to a 3-0 whitewash.