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LPL 2020: Sri Lanka Cricket tightens anti-corruption measures for league's inaugural edition
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LPL 2020: Sri Lanka Cricket tightens anti-corruption measures for league's inaugural edition

Sri Lanka Cricket's Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) in collaboration with the ICC is administering the initiatives at the LPL

Lanka Premier League postponed yet again due to strict quarantine rules for foreign players
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Lanka Premier League postponed yet again due to strict quarantine rules for foreign players

Sri Lanka's insistence on two weeks' quarantine for any visitor to the country forced the Bangladesh national team to call off its three-Test tour of the island due to start next month.

Bangladesh's tour of Sri Lanka postponed again after disagreement over quarantine period
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Bangladesh's tour of Sri Lanka postponed again after disagreement over quarantine period

The Sri Lankan health authorities wanted Bangladesh to undergo a 14-day quarantine after touching base, something which the Bangladesh Cricket Board didn’t agree.

Lanka Premier League's inaugural edition to be held from 28 August to 20 September
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Lanka Premier League's inaugural edition to be held from 28 August to 20 September

The Sri Lankan cricket board gave its approval to the tournament during its executive committee meeting on Monday. Five teams will compete for the title over 23 games.

Bangladesh mull rescheduling Sri Lanka tour in October following World Cup postponement
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Bangladesh mull rescheduling Sri Lanka tour in October following World Cup postponement

The Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh series was originally scheduled in July-August but had to be postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic which also derailed the World Cup which was to begin on 18 October.

Sri Lanka Cricket considering hosting five-team T20 league in August aside from Asia Cup, bilateral plans
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Sri Lanka Cricket considering hosting five-team T20 league in August aside from Asia Cup, bilateral plans

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is considering hosting a T20 tournament, Lankan Premier League, in August, despite uncertainty looking over the home series against India and Bangladesh due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus Outbreak: India not to tour Sri Lanka for ODIs, T20I series in June, confirms SLC
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Coronavirus Outbreak: India not to tour Sri Lanka for ODIs, T20I series in June, confirms SLC

India were scheduled to play Sri Lanka for three ODIs and three T20Is in June but that has been scrapped for now.

Sri Lanka Cricket set to suspend Shehan Madushanka's contract after he was arrested for possessing heroin
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Sri Lanka Cricket set to suspend Shehan Madushanka's contract after he was arrested for possessing heroin

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is planning to suspend the contract of medium pacer Shehan Madushanka after he was arrested for possessing heroin.

SLC reacts to criticism over building new stadium, says they want to boost Sri Lanka’s chances of hosting ICC events
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SLC reacts to criticism over building new stadium, says they want to boost Sri Lanka’s chances of hosting ICC events

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Monday said the country needs to build a new stadium to strengthen its bid to host ICC events in the 2023 to 2031 cycle.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Fate of India, Bangladesh tours to be decided later this week, says Sri Lanka Cricket
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Fate of India, Bangladesh tours to be decided later this week, says Sri Lanka Cricket

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Wednesday said it will take a call on India and Bangladesh's upcoming tours to the island nation later this week.

IPL 2020: No proposal received from Sri Lanka Cricket to host tournament, says BCCI official
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IPL 2020: No proposal received from Sri Lanka Cricket to host tournament, says BCCI official

The IPL, scheduled from 29 March - 24 May, has been postponed indefinitely by the BCCI in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Board will only conduct the tournament when normalcy returns.

Sri Lanka becomes first South Asian nation to criminalise match fixing, sports betting; to carry maximum jail time of 10 years
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Sri Lanka becomes first South Asian nation to criminalise match fixing, sports betting; to carry maximum jail time of 10 years

Sri Lanka's Sports Minister Harin Fernando presented the bill in the parliament and former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga who is a now a cabinet minister supported the new legislation during parliamentary debates.

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Visitors will take call on playing World Test Championship in Pakistan based on availability of top players
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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Visitors will take call on playing World Test Championship in Pakistan based on availability of top players

The PCB had initially invited Sri Lanka to play two Tests of the ICC Test Championship in Pakistan but the Islanders instead opted to play a series of three ODIs and as many T20Is

BCCI names Sri Lanka as replacement for suspended Zimbabwe for T20I series against India
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BCCI names Sri Lanka as replacement for suspended Zimbabwe for T20I series against India

The BCCI on Wednesday named Sri Lanka as Zimbabwe's replacement for a short three-match T20 International series to be held in January next year.

Sri Lanka sports minister Harin Fernando says people involved in betting firms will be barred from SLC
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Sri Lanka sports minister Harin Fernando says people involved in betting firms will be barred from SLC

Sri Lanka's cricket has been mired in corruption scandals in recent years, including claims of match fixing ahead of an international Test against England last year.

Sri Lanka Cricket's security delegation set to visit Pakistan to find out feasibility of Test series
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Sri Lanka Cricket's security delegation set to visit Pakistan to find out feasibility of Test series

A high-level security delegation of Sri Lanka Cricket Board, led by its secretary Mohan de Silva, will reach Karachi on Tuesday to find out if it is safe to send its team for a Test series against Pakistan later this year,

Sri Lanka sports minister to discuss reforms in SLC's administrative structure with ICC chairman Shashank Manohar
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Sri Lanka sports minister to discuss reforms in SLC's administrative structure with ICC chairman Shashank Manohar

Sri Lanka sports minister Harin Fernando had presented in parliament a paper submitted by the former greats such as Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene and Sidath Wettimuny on a new Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) constitution.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: SLC to honour recently-retired pacer Nuwan Kulasekara in 3rd ODI at Colombo
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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: SLC to honour recently-retired pacer Nuwan Kulasekara in 3rd ODI at Colombo

Sri Lanka will dedicate Wednesday's third one-day international against Bangladesh to fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara who recently announced his retirement from international cricket.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga will fly home to attend mother-in-law’s funeral
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga will fly home to attend mother-in-law’s funeral

Lasith Malinga will fly home for his mother-in-law’s funeral after Sri Lanka’s World Cup match against Bangladesh on Tuesday but the team are confident he will be back to face Australia at The Oval on Saturday.

ICC charges Sri Lankan performance analyst Sanath Jayasundara for involvement in corruption
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ICC charges Sri Lankan performance analyst Sanath Jayasundara for involvement in corruption

The International Cricket Council (ICC) Saturday charged Sri Lankan performance analyst Sanath Jayasundara with two counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.