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Australia set to tour Sri Lanka for the first time in six years, play all-format series
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Australia set to tour Sri Lanka for the first time in six years, play all-format series

Australia will play two Tests, five one-day internationals and three Twenty20 matches starting 7 June, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said in a statement.

Ashian Daniel lone new face in Sri Lanka squad for India T20Is; Avishka Fernando among regulars missing out
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Ashian Daniel lone new face in Sri Lanka squad for India T20Is; Avishka Fernando among regulars missing out

Daniel has been rewarded by the Sri Lankan selectors for his excellent List A form, though his inclusion is subject to ministerial approval

Uncapped Sri Lanka pacer Nuwan Thushara tests positive for COVID ahead of Australia tour
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Uncapped Sri Lanka pacer Nuwan Thushara tests positive for COVID ahead of Australia tour

The 27-year-old was a part of the 20-member Sri Lanka Squad to tour Australia for a five-match T20 International Series between 11 to 20 February.

Sri Lanka Cricket lift one-year suspensions on Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Mendis and Danushka Gunathilaka
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Sri Lanka Cricket lift one-year suspensions on Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Mendis and Danushka Gunathilaka

"Sri Lanka Cricket has decided to lift the one-year suspension imposed on the three players from playing International Cricket, across all three formats, with immediate effect," SLC stated in a press release.

Sri Lanka Cricket appoints Mahela Jayawardene as consultant coach for national teams
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Sri Lanka Cricket appoints Mahela Jayawardene as consultant coach for national teams

The former Sri Lanka captain and batting legend was appointed to the latest role, which starts next year, by the SLC executive committee

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.

Sri Lanka all-rounder Isuru Udana retires from international cricket
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Sri Lanka all-rounder Isuru Udana retires from international cricket

The 33-year-old, who was part of the limited overs series against India that ended on Thursday, will, however, continue to play domestic and franchise cricket. He had represented Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL couple of seasons back.

Sri Lanka Cricket announces USD 100,000 cash reward to team for T20I series win over India
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Sri Lanka Cricket announces USD 100,000 cash reward to team for T20I series win over India

Sri Lanka won the three-match series against a severely depleted Indian team 2-1 on Thursday night.

SLC hands Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka one-year bans, fine for bio-bubble breach in UK
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SLC hands Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka one-year bans, fine for bio-bubble breach in UK

The trio was caught on camera on the streets of Durham during the limited-overs series, which was a bio-bubble breach and they were sent back home midway into the tour and were suspended.

SLC's disciplinary committee recommends two-year bans for Gunathilaka, Mendis, 18-month sanction for Dickwella
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SLC's disciplinary committee recommends two-year bans for Gunathilaka, Mendis, 18-month sanction for Dickwella

Additionally, they have been imposed a hefty fine of USD 25,000. In late June, they were found to have breached the COVID safety bio-bubble in Durham ahead of the three-match ODI series against England.

Spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan slams seniors in Sri Lanka team over contract dispute with SLC
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Spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan slams seniors in Sri Lanka team over contract dispute with SLC

Many players, including seniors such as ex-captains Angelo Mathews and Kusal Perera, have been involved in a long-standing dispute with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) over central contracts.

India vs Sri Lanka: Hosts' first team set to enter bio-bubble after testing negative for COVID-19
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India vs Sri Lanka: Hosts' first team set to enter bio-bubble after testing negative for COVID-19

It is now expected that the players would be allowed to enter the bio-bubble by Monday as they complete a week-long hard quarantine after their arrival from the United Kingdom.

Firstpost Explains: How the start to India's limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka got postponed
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Firstpost Explains: How the start to India's limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka got postponed

Multiple cases of COVID-19 in the Sri Lankan bio-bubble has led to the organisers of the series' postponing the start of the ODI series against India.

India vs Sri Lanka: Start of India's limited-overs tour postponed to 17 July due to COVID-19 cases in hosts' camp
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India vs Sri Lanka: Start of India's limited-overs tour postponed to 17 July due to COVID-19 cases in hosts' camp

Thanks to the two positive cases in the home team's camp, India will now play their first ODI against Sri Lanka on 17 July

Lanka Premier League: SLC postpones 2nd edition of its premier T20 event citing unavailability of foreign players
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Lanka Premier League: SLC postpones 2nd edition of its premier T20 event citing unavailability of foreign players

The T20 league was scheduled to begin from 29 July but has been postponed to a 19 November-12 December schedule.

Sri Lanka Cricket forms five-member panel to probe bubble breach in England
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Sri Lanka Cricket forms five-member panel to probe bubble breach in England

The SLC probe panel comprises Justice Nimal Dissanayaka (Retired Judge of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka), Panduka Keerthinanda (Attorney-at-Law), Asela Rekawa (Attorney-at-Law), Uchitha Wickremasinghe (Attorney-at-Law), and Major General (Retd) MRW De Zoysa.

Sri Lanka squad to enter bio-bubble upon arrival from England ahead of home series against India
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Sri Lanka squad to enter bio-bubble upon arrival from England ahead of home series against India

The latest development comes after three England players and four members of the support staff tested positive for the virus after the last ODI against Sri Lanka in Bristol on Sunday.

SLC gives cricketers 8 July deadline to end contract row, threatens exclusion from India series if not complied with
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SLC gives cricketers 8 July deadline to end contract row, threatens exclusion from India series if not complied with

The two sides had earlier declared a temporary truce with players agreeing to sign a tour contract to undertake the tour of England last month.

England vs Sri Lanka: Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka suspended for breaching bio-bubble
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England vs Sri Lanka: Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka suspended for breaching bio-bubble

The trio were seen roaming the streets of Durham after the final T20 international on Sunday night, which Sri Lanka lost by a massive 89 runs.