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From joining protests to serving tea, how Sri Lanka’s cricketers won a million hearts amid crisis
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From joining protests to serving tea, how Sri Lanka’s cricketers won a million hearts amid crisis

Cricketing great Sanath Jayasuriya has been empathic toward the everyday Sri Lankan throughout the crisis. On Wednesday, he lambasted the ruling dispensation after embattled President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to the Maldives

IPL 2022: R Ashwin needs to bowl more off-spinners, says Kumar Sangakkara
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IPL 2022: R Ashwin needs to bowl more off-spinners, says Kumar Sangakkara

Ashwin is a legend in his own right but he still needs to think about improvement and bowl the conventional off-break deliveries more frequently, feels Kumar Sangakkara.

IPL 2022: Sanju Samson has been exceptional as player and skipper, says RR's Kumar Sangakkara
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IPL 2022: Sanju Samson has been exceptional as player and skipper, says RR's Kumar Sangakkara

Sangakkara finds Sanju Samson 'exceptional' as the Kerala man has been able to perform triple roles of wicket-keeping, captaincy and batting with aplomb in a tournament of IPL's magnitude.

Sri Lanka needs your love and support to bounce back: Chef Dharshan Munidasa
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Sri Lanka needs your love and support to bounce back: Chef Dharshan Munidasa

The celebrated chef-restaurateur with Japanese-Sri Lankan roots wants to get the best of export back onto home plates. He chats on new hopes for his country, his passion for crustaceans and creating a crab biryani, at the anniversary of his Mumbai restaurant, Ministry of Crab

Arjuna Ranatunga, Sanath Jayasuriya demand Sri Lanka president resign over economic crisis
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Arjuna Ranatunga, Sanath Jayasuriya demand Sri Lanka president resign over economic crisis

Cricket is avidly followed in the Indian Ocean island nation and the pair called on other former players to support attempts to oust President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

IPL 2022: It was the right time for R Ashwin to retire out, says RR Director of Cricket Kumar Sangakkara
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IPL 2022: It was the right time for R Ashwin to retire out, says RR Director of Cricket Kumar Sangakkara

"Ashwin himself was asking from the field as well and we had discussed just before that as to what we would do," said Sangakkara.

On this day in 2014: Sri Lanka clinch maiden T20 World Cup title by beating India
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On this day in 2014: Sri Lanka clinch maiden T20 World Cup title by beating India

On 6 April 2014, Sri Lanka lifted their maiden ICC T20 World Cup trophy after beating India at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, in Dhaka.

IPL 2022: Availability of full-strength attack a 'great plus' for Rajasthan Royals, says Kumar Sangakkara
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IPL 2022: Availability of full-strength attack a 'great plus' for Rajasthan Royals, says Kumar Sangakkara

Boasting one of the best attacks of IPL 15 in Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal, the Royals began their campaign in style, crushing Sunrisers Hyderabad by 61 runs.

IPL 2022:  Shimron Hetmyer wants to pick Kumar Sangakkara's brains to get better as all-format cricketer
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IPL 2022: Shimron Hetmyer wants to pick Kumar Sangakkara's brains to get better as all-format cricketer

The 25-year-old left-handed batter was bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 8.5 crore during the IPL mega auction after not being retained by Delhi Capitals.

IPL 2022: Rajasthan Royals appoint Steffan Jones as high-performance fast bowling coach
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IPL 2022: Rajasthan Royals appoint Steffan Jones as high-performance fast bowling coach

Jones will be responsible for providing high quality training, guidance and support to all bowlers throughout the year, with a focus on the off-season and in the build up to the IPL season.

Sanju Samson's retention was no-brainer, he is Rajasthan Royals' long-term leader, says Kumar Sangakkara
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Sanju Samson's retention was no-brainer, he is Rajasthan Royals' long-term leader, says Kumar Sangakkara

Having appointed Samson as their captain before the 2021 season, the Royals have chosen the batter as the first retained player for Rs 14 crore

World T20 2014 recap: Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara bid farewell with title for Sri Lanka
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World T20 2014 recap: Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara bid farewell with title for Sri Lanka

The title win was a fitting goodbye to Jayawardene and Sangakkara who announced their retirement from the format after the edition. Even more fitting considering the two legends had lost four finals previously.

IPL 2021: ‘Fault lies more with us, than just pitch or toss,’ says RR’s Kumar Sangakkara after heavy defeat to MI
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IPL 2021: ‘Fault lies more with us, than just pitch or toss,’ says RR’s Kumar Sangakkara after heavy defeat to MI

Put into bat, Rajasthan could manage only 90 for nine, which Mumbai chased down in just 8.2 overs, with young Ishan Kishan blazing his way to an unbeaten 50.

Former England captain Clare Connor takes charge as MCC's first female president
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Former England captain Clare Connor takes charge as MCC's first female president

Clare takes over from the former Sri Lanka captain after his term was extended to two years because of the pandemic. MCC is the custodian of cricket's laws.

IPL 2021: Kumar Sangakkara blames batsmen's 'careless approach' in first 10 overs for RR's loss
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IPL 2021: Kumar Sangakkara blames batsmen's 'careless approach' in first 10 overs for RR's loss

Rajasthan Royals Director of Cricket Kumar Sangakkara on Saturday blamed the "careless" approach of his batting unit in the first 10 overs for the 33-run loss against Delhi Capitals

T20 World Cup: Sri Lanka Cricket appoint Mumbai Indians coach Mahela Jayawardene as consultant for first round
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T20 World Cup: Sri Lanka Cricket appoint Mumbai Indians coach Mahela Jayawardene as consultant for first round

The decision by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has been taken keeping in mind Jayawardene's tremendous track record with Mumbai Indians and his ready-made inputs post-Indian Premier League stint with most of the top international stars on the same UAE tracks where the T20 World Cup will be played.

Indian cricket legend Vinoo Mankad, iconic wicketkeepers Kumar Sangakkara, Andy Flower among ICC’s Hall of Fame inductees
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Indian cricket legend Vinoo Mankad, iconic wicketkeepers Kumar Sangakkara, Andy Flower among ICC’s Hall of Fame inductees

The latest batch of players to be accorded the honour were unveiled just days before next week's inaugural World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand at Southampton.

Left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat 'more motivated than ever' despite repeated snubs from India selectors
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Left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat 'more motivated than ever' despite repeated snubs from India selectors

The 29-year-old, whose only Test appearance came in 2010 and last played for India in 2018, had led Saurashtra to their maiden Ranji Trophy title in 2020 with a record-breaking 67 wickets in the season.

IPL 2021: Hosting remaining games a real challenge, says Rajasthan Royals owner Manoj Badale
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IPL 2021: Hosting remaining games a real challenge, says Rajasthan Royals owner Manoj Badale

Rajasthan Royals owner Manoj Badale feels hosting the remaining games of the season will be a "real challenge" given the strain of a packed calendar among other factors.