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IPL 2020: Inconsistent top-order could cost Delhi Capitals play-off berth, says Kumar Sangakkara
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IPL 2020: Inconsistent top-order could cost Delhi Capitals play-off berth, says Kumar Sangakkara

After a dominating show in the first phase, the Capitals suffered three straight defeats to slip to the third spot with 14 points, making their last two league games crucial for their qualification in the last-four stage.

England vs Pakistan: One record that will be ‘Jimmy’s alone’, says Kumar Sangakkara on James Anderson’s 600-wicket feat
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England vs Pakistan: One record that will be ‘Jimmy’s alone’, says Kumar Sangakkara on James Anderson’s 600-wicket feat

MCC president Sangakkara, in an email to club members published Saturday, said Anderson's feat was a "joyful moment for the ages" and "an exceptional achievement".

Kumar Sangakkara backs Sourav Ganguly for ICC chairman's role, says BCCI boss' astute cricket brain makes him a suitable candidate
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Kumar Sangakkara backs Sourav Ganguly for ICC chairman's role, says BCCI boss' astute cricket brain makes him a suitable candidate

Admitting that he is a big fan of Ganguly, Sangakkara said the former India captain has an international mindset which is necessary to remain unbiased in an important position.

Modern-day bowlers are up against better batsmen, says former Sri Lanka cricketer Mahela Jayawardene
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Modern-day bowlers are up against better batsmen, says former Sri Lanka cricketer Mahela Jayawardene

At the peak of Jayawardene's career, international cricket was flooded with world-class bowlers, something many feel is not the case now.

Ex-England captain Clare Connor set to become MCC's first female president in 233-year history
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Ex-England captain Clare Connor set to become MCC's first female president in 233-year history

Former England women’s captain Clare Connor will become the first female president of the 233-year-old Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), it was announced at an historic AGM on Wednesday.

Kumar Sangakkara says it will be interesting to see how players deal with new ICC guidelines
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Kumar Sangakkara says it will be interesting to see how players deal with new ICC guidelines

With government restrictions owing to the health crisis easing, the ICC has come out with guidelines for the safe resumption of the sport which was shutdown in March due to the outbreak of the contagious disease.

Virat Kohli more consistent than Rohit Sharma in big run chases, says former Australia bowler Brad Hogg
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Virat Kohli more consistent than Rohit Sharma in big run chases, says former Australia bowler Brad Hogg

Former Australian spinner Brad Hogg has picked Virat Kohli over Rohit Sharma due to the Indian skipper’s consistency while chasing big runs.

George Floyd death: Activism in America against systemic racism and injustice is a powerful lesson to us all, says Kumar Sangakkara
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George Floyd death: Activism in America against systemic racism and injustice is a powerful lesson to us all, says Kumar Sangakkara

Offering his views on racism after an African-American man George Floyd was killed last week while a white police officer pressed his knee on the handcuffed man's neck in the USA, Sangakkara urged people to create a better society.

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are a defining pair in modern era, says Kumar Sangakkara
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Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are a defining pair in modern era, says Kumar Sangakkara

Kohli and Rohit have aggregated nearly 36,000 runs (35,930 runs) across three formats and Sangakkara feels the duo has the same aura which Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid had in the late '90s and early 2000s.

Coronavirus Outbreak: 'It's going to look really weird and off-putting', says Kumar Sangakkara on playing cricket under ICC guidelines
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Coronavirus Outbreak: 'It's going to look really weird and off-putting', says Kumar Sangakkara on playing cricket under ICC guidelines

Sri Lankan batting great Kumar Sangakkara says it will look really weird and off-putting to play cricket under the strict guidelines laid down by the ICC but he understands that there is no better option.

Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara says Angelo Mathews' injury ahead of 2011 World Cup final was decisive
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Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara says Angelo Mathews' injury ahead of 2011 World Cup final was decisive

Reflecting on the six-wicket loss to India, Sangakkara said Mathews' injury forced him to opt for a 6-5 combination and was also the reason behind his decision to bat first after winning the toss.

Coronavirus Outbreak: MCC to offer chairman Kumar Sangakkara one-year extension amid COVID-19 crisis
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Coronavirus Outbreak: MCC to offer chairman Kumar Sangakkara one-year extension amid COVID-19 crisis

Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara will be offered a one-year extension as president of the Marylebone Cricket Club in the “extraordinary circumstances” resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the MCC said

MCC president Kumar Sangakkara wants England, Australia to tour Pakistan
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MCC president Kumar Sangakkara wants England, Australia to tour Pakistan

England and Australia must tour Pakistan to facilitate regular international cricket in the South Asian country, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) president Kumar Sangakkara has said.

Former England spinner Monty Panesar rates Sachin Tendulkar, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene as best batsmen he played against
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Former England spinner Monty Panesar rates Sachin Tendulkar, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene as best batsmen he played against

Panesar, who played 50 Tests, got the better of Tendulkar in his debut game in Nagpur in 2006 before dismissing him twice in the Mumbai Test of 2012 when England won a rare series in India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Kumar Sangakkara in self-quarantine after returning from UK
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Kumar Sangakkara in self-quarantine after returning from UK

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara has said he is currently in self-quarantine, following his government's guidelines for those recently returning from Europe, which has now become the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic.

India vs New Zealand: More substance, less flamboyance, BJ Watling's way to play five days of Test cricket
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India vs New Zealand: More substance, less flamboyance, BJ Watling's way to play five days of Test cricket

While batting in the lower middle-order, Watling's rearguard actions have bailed the Blackcaps out of a hole on many occasions

India vs New Zealand: Why Mitchell Santner’s omission from Black Caps squad for home Tests is baffling
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India vs New Zealand: Why Mitchell Santner’s omission from Black Caps squad for home Tests is baffling

Santner has the second best average of any New Zealand spin bowler in the country to have bowled at least 100 overs in the past 50 years. He also has the second best economy rate (minimum: 200 overs.) As a result, New Zealand have never lost a home match featuring Santner, and have only had three rain-affected draws.

Kumar Sangakkara-led MCC to play one 50-over game, 3 T20 matches in Pakistan
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Kumar Sangakkara-led MCC to play one 50-over game, 3 T20 matches in Pakistan

The MCC tour to Pakistan will take place from 13 to 19 February and all matches will be played in Lahore

Kumar Sangakkara-led 12-member MCC team announced for Pakistan tour next month
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Kumar Sangakkara-led 12-member MCC team announced for Pakistan tour next month

The MCC will play two PSL teams Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans in the T20 format and will also face Pakistan's domestic T20 champions Northern.

Revenue comes from men's cricket, unfair if women ask for same pay, says Smriti Mandhana
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Revenue comes from men's cricket, unfair if women ask for same pay, says Smriti Mandhana

Star Indian woman cricketer Smriti Mandhana is not bothered by a paycheque lower than her male counterparts as she understands that the "revenue which we get is through men's cricket".