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Sri Lanka’s Thisara Perera retires from international cricket; SLC hails ‘brilliant all-rounder’ for immense contribution
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Sri Lanka’s Thisara Perera retires from international cricket; SLC hails ‘brilliant all-rounder’ for immense contribution

Perera, in his letter submitted to Sri Lanka Cricket, said that he feels the time is right for him to step aside and pave the way for the younger crop.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Praveen Jayawickrama shines on debut with six-for, hosts in driver’s seat on Day 3 of 2nd Test
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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Praveen Jayawickrama shines on debut with six-for, hosts in driver’s seat on Day 3 of 2nd Test

The 22-year-old's six for 92 bettered Upul Chandana's record of six for 179 in 1999 when he won his first cap against Pakistan in Dhaka.

Highlights, Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 2nd Test, Day 3 in Pallekele, Full Cricket Score: Hosts 17/2 at stumps, lead by 259
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Highlights, Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 2nd Test, Day 3 in Pallekele, Full Cricket Score: Hosts 17/2 at stumps, lead by 259

Follow live score and commentary from Day 3 of the second Test between Sri Lanka and Bangaldesh.

Highlights, Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 2nd Test, Day 1 at Pallekele, Full Cricket Score: Hosts 291-1 at stumps
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Highlights, Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 2nd Test, Day 1 at Pallekele, Full Cricket Score: Hosts 291-1 at stumps

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Former Sri Lanka cricketer Nuwan Zoysa banned for six years for breaching ICC anti-corruption code
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Former Sri Lanka cricketer Nuwan Zoysa banned for six years for breaching ICC anti-corruption code

The ban on Zoysa, a left-arm seamer, is backdated to 31 October 2018, when he was provisionally suspended.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Big-scoring Pallekele Test ends in stalemate after rain washes out final session on Day 5
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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Big-scoring Pallekele Test ends in stalemate after rain washes out final session on Day 5

After Sri Lanka declared their first innings on 648 for eight at lunch on the final day, Bangladesh, who made 541 for seven in their first innings, reached 100 for two, with Tamim Iqbal on 70, in their follow-up when play was called off in Pallekele.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Dimuth Karunaratne posts maiden double ton as first Test heads towards high-scoring draw
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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Dimuth Karunaratne posts maiden double ton as first Test heads towards high-scoring draw

Karunaratne and De Silva were involved in a 322-run partnership for the fourth wicket on a wicketless day dominated by the Sri Lankans.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Najmul Shanto, skipper Mominul Haque share record stand as Tigers end Day 2 on 474/4
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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Najmul Shanto, skipper Mominul Haque share record stand as Tigers end Day 2 on 474/4

Shanto took his maiden Test century to 163 while Mominul weighed in with 127 as they shared Bangladesh's best-ever partnership for the third wicket in Tests.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Hosts embrace pace strategy for Test lift
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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Hosts embrace pace strategy for Test lift

Sri Lanka have embraced pace strategy for the two-Test series against Bangladesh, to be held in a bio-secure bubble at the Pallekele ground.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Dimuth Karunaratne and Co aim to end long drought in Test format
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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Dimuth Karunaratne and Co aim to end long drought in Test format

Sri Lanka will start a two-match series against Bangladesh on Wednesday, aiming for their first Test win since January 2020.

Scientists in India, Sri Lanka to collaborate on a range of science, technology research themes
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Scientists in India, Sri Lanka to collaborate on a range of science, technology research themes

The call for proposals were issued after years of intergovernmental science & technology meetings, which began in 2008.

Teams visiting England to play intra-squad warm-up matches instead of facing County sides; India ‘A’ tour gets postponed
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Teams visiting England to play intra-squad warm-up matches instead of facing County sides; India ‘A’ tour gets postponed

New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Pakistan all had county fixtures scheduled, while India 'A' were meant to play two four-day matches against India in England.

Bangladesh Test captain Mominul Haque says there's no room for experimentation ahead of Sri Lanka tour
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Bangladesh Test captain Mominul Haque says there's no room for experimentation ahead of Sri Lanka tour

The Tigers will leave home Monday with an inflated squad for the two-Test series, beginning on 21 April in Kandy.

All-rounder Thisara Perera becomes first Sri Lankan to hit six sixes an over
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All-rounder Thisara Perera becomes first Sri Lankan to hit six sixes an over

Perera's knock had eight sixes in it, was also the second-fastest half-century by a Sri Lankan in List A cricket, after former Sri Lanka all-rounder Kaushalya Weeraratne's 12-ball fifty in 2005.

Sri Lanka's bowling coach Chaminda Vaas returns to job after quitting over pay dispute
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Sri Lanka's bowling coach Chaminda Vaas returns to job after quitting over pay dispute

Former Test player Vaas, 47, quit on the eve of the national team's departure to the West Indies last month. He stepped down days after replacing Australian David Saker.

Tom Moody vows to bring cultural shift into Sri Lankan cricket after being hired by SLC
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Tom Moody vows to bring cultural shift into Sri Lankan cricket after being hired by SLC

He said his observation so far was that Sri Lankan players were "just holding on" without making an extra effort and were merely trying to "survive".

West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Fernando, Thirimanne lead fightback as hosts take control on Day 3 of first Test
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West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Fernando, Thirimanne lead fightback as hosts take control on Day 3 of first Test

Oshada Fernando and Lahiru Thirimanne's 162-run second wicket partnership helped Sri Lanka take 153-run lead.

Highlights, West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 3 at Antigua, Full Cricket Score: Visitors lead by 153 runs
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Highlights, West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 3 at Antigua, Full Cricket Score: Visitors lead by 153 runs

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