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BCCI president Sourav Ganguly to deliver Jagmohan Dalmiya Annual Conclave lecture in March
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BCCI president Sourav Ganguly to deliver Jagmohan Dalmiya Annual Conclave lecture in March

The conclave will be held on the eve of India-South Africa third ODI at Eden Gardens slated for 18 March, Avishek said after taking charge as President of the Cricket Association of Bengal.

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 secures release of $ 11.5 million withheld by ICC for eight months
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Sri Lanka Cricket secures release of $ 11.5 million withheld by ICC for eight months

The ICC froze the funds due to Sri Lanka after the country's government last year appointed an unelected official to run the sport following a bitter dispute between rival candidates.

Arjuna Ranatunga loses battle for Sri Lanka Cricket's vice-presidential seat in board's elections
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Arjuna Ranatunga loses battle for Sri Lanka Cricket's vice-presidential seat in board's elections

Ranatunga, 55, contested one of two vice-president posts but only came third in voting. His brother, Nishantha, who was nominated as secretary, was also defeated.

ICC urges Sri Lanka to come clean on corruption before amnesty expires to avoid expulsion from game
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ICC urges Sri Lanka to come clean on corruption before amnesty expires to avoid expulsion from game

The ICC said it had received a "positive response" after granting a 15-day amnesty this month for players, coaches or anyone else linked to the sport to come clean, free of the threat of punishment.

ICC grants 15-day amnesty to whistleblowers to come clean on corruption in Sri Lankan cricket
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ICC grants 15-day amnesty to whistleblowers to come clean on corruption in Sri Lankan cricket

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday announced a 15-day amnesty for whistleblowers who have previously failed to report corruption in the embattled sport in Sri Lanka, warning of five-year bans if they fail to come clean.

Sri Lanka rated most corrupt cricket nation in the world by ICC, says country's sports minister Harin Fernando
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Sri Lanka rated most corrupt cricket nation in the world by ICC, says country's sports minister Harin Fernando

The International Cricket Council feels "Sri Lanka's cricket administration is corrupt from top to bottom", Harin Fernando said, adding that he had been shown a confidential report on the matter at a Dubai meeting.

Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith to deliver lecture at Jagmohan Dalmiya Annual Conclave in November
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Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith to deliver lecture at Jagmohan Dalmiya Annual Conclave in November

The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) will also celebrate the 25 years of installation of floodlights at the Eden Gardens.

Former Sri Lanka skippers Arjuna Ranatunga, Aravinda de Silva deny match-fixing allegations
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Former Sri Lanka skippers Arjuna Ranatunga, Aravinda de Silva deny match-fixing allegations

"We have never taken bribes and we have never fixed matches, Ranatunga told reporters in Colombo in the presence of de Silva. Both denied they had ever taken bribes to throw matches.

As Mahela Jayawardene declines Sri Lanka sports minister's offer, here's a detailed look at the mess SLC is in
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As Mahela Jayawardene declines Sri Lanka sports minister's offer, here's a detailed look at the mess SLC is in

Sri Lankan cricket administration continues to be in a state of deadlock, with the pending elections for the body that governs the sport in the country postponed yet again.

Sri Lanka to enact tougher laws, create special police to deal with match-fixing, says sports minister
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Sri Lanka to enact tougher laws, create special police to deal with match-fixing, says sports minister

Sri Lanka will enact tougher laws and create a special police unit to deal with match-fixing following a TV documentary exposing global corruption in cricket, the sports minister said on Thursday.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister's United National Party wins secret ballot to secure deputy speaker position
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Sri Lankan Prime Minister's United National Party wins secret ballot to secure deputy speaker position

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's United National Party won the secret ballot in parliament today for the deputy speaker's position.

Sri Lanka Cricket names new selectors as government takes over board after gambling allegations on body
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Sri Lanka Cricket names new selectors as government takes over board after gambling allegations on body

The sports ministry stepped in to manage the Sri Lanka Cricket board last week, after an appeals court suspended elections for the presidency to consider whether incumbent Thilanga Sumathipala should be allowed to contest the ballot.

SLC chief Thilanga Sumathipala unhappy with Sri Lanka government handing body over to Competent Authority
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SLC chief Thilanga Sumathipala unhappy with Sri Lanka government handing body over to Competent Authority

The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) president Thilanga Sumathipala is unhappy that the government has decided to hand over the cricket board's administration in hands of Competent Authority (CA).

Nidahas Trophy 2018: Sri Lanka Cricket chief calls Bangladesh's behaviour 'regrettable and unacceptable'
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Nidahas Trophy 2018: Sri Lanka Cricket chief calls Bangladesh's behaviour 'regrettable and unacceptable'

The Bangladesh team claimed that the first two balls of Isuru Udana's final over when Bangladesh needed 12 were no balls and should have been called as such for height

Sri Lanka Cricket pays homage to Jagmohan Dalmiya with release of book 'A Tribute to Jagu'
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Sri Lanka Cricket pays homage to Jagmohan Dalmiya with release of book 'A Tribute to Jagu'

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), on the occasion of the 70th independence of the island nation, paid a glowing tribute to former BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya by releasing a book, titled A Tribute to Jagu.

SLC set to relaunch Sri Lanka Premier League in August 2018; Nidahas Trophy to act as launch pad
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SLC set to relaunch Sri Lanka Premier League in August 2018; Nidahas Trophy to act as launch pad

The previous edition of the SLPL had kicked off in 2012 and ran into immediate problems with cancellations in the next two years due to organisational issues and lack of sponsorship.

Angelo Mathews return as Sri Lanka's limited overs captain just six months after quitting the post
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Angelo Mathews return as Sri Lanka's limited overs captain just six months after quitting the post

The move comes as a surprise after Mathews, 30, quit last July as captain in all three formats of the game following repeated bouts of injury.

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Islanders' safe return to site of 2009 team-bus attack should end host nation's exile from international cricket
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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Islanders' safe return to site of 2009 team-bus attack should end host nation's exile from international cricket

Cricket rivalry took a backseat as a full house at the Gaddafi Stadium celebrated the beginning of the end of exile of Pakistan from hosting international games.

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: SLC vows to play third T20 match in Lahore despite top players pulling out
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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: SLC vows to play third T20 match in Lahore despite top players pulling out

The Twenty20 final in Lahore will be the first time a Sri Lanka squad has played in Pakistan since gunmen staged a deadly assault on their team bus in March 2009.