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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Board eases Danushka Gunathilaka's ban; all-rounder set to play T20 series
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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Board eases Danushka Gunathilaka's ban; all-rounder set to play T20 series

The board's decision clears Gunathilaka to play in the three-match T20 series in the United Arab Emirates, though the final squad of 15 will not be announced until Friday.

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: SLC reconsidering playing final T20I in Lahore due to security concerns
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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: SLC reconsidering playing final T20I in Lahore due to security concerns

Sri Lanka's cricket board is reconsidering plans to play a match against Pakistan in Lahore later this month after its players expressed security concerns, officials said on Saturday.

SLC bans Chamara Silva for two-year from all cricket-related activities for manipulating domestic match result
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SLC bans Chamara Silva for two-year from all cricket-related activities for manipulating domestic match result

Former Sri Lanka batsman Chamara Silva has been handed a two-year ban from cricket-related activities for breaching the spirit of the game during a Tier-B first class match earlier this year, which was probed for alleged match-fixing.

Arjuna Ranatunga skips brainstorming session organised to probe into Sri Lankan cricket's decline
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Arjuna Ranatunga skips brainstorming session organised to probe into Sri Lankan cricket's decline

Former Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga skipped a brainstorming session, organised to probe into Sri Lankan cricket's decline, because it wasn't a sports ministry exercise but something done by the current cricket administration itself

Sri Lanka to play their first day-night Test, against Pakistan in United Arab Emirates
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Sri Lanka to play their first day-night Test, against Pakistan in United Arab Emirates

Sri Lanka will play its first day-and-night Test match later this month when they meet Pakistan for a two-match series in the United Arab Emirates, the cricket board said Monday.

India vs Sri Lanka: SLC chief Thilanga Sumathipala rejects call for his resignation from Arjuna Ranatunga
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India vs Sri Lanka: SLC chief Thilanga Sumathipala rejects call for his resignation from Arjuna Ranatunga

Sumathipala said his administration has laid long term plans to resurrect the country's cricket but it will take 3-4 more years to yield results.

India vs Sri Lanka: Arjuna Ranatunga slams hosts' cricket board, renews calls to sack Thilanga Sumathipala
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India vs Sri Lanka: Arjuna Ranatunga slams hosts' cricket board, renews calls to sack Thilanga Sumathipala

Ranatunga said Sri Lanka's XI could not be faulted for the humiliating 3-0 drubbing but squared the blame entirely with management.

Sri Lanka Cricket approves return to Pakistan to play three T20 internationals after eight year hiatus
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Sri Lanka Cricket approves return to Pakistan to play three T20 internationals after eight year hiatus

Sri Lanka's cricket board has approved a tour to Pakistan, eight years after a deadly militant attack against the team brought top international games there to a standstill, officials said on Monday.

India vs Sri Lanka: Arjuna Ranatunga slams SLC chief Thilanga Sumathipala over hosts' decline
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India vs Sri Lanka: Arjuna Ranatunga slams SLC chief Thilanga Sumathipala over hosts' decline

Former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga has blamed Sri Lanka's string of humiliating defeats on the country's cricket chief and demanded his investigation by the International Cricket Council.

Sri Lanka Cricket offers formal apology, cash and new clothes to 'inhumanly' treated groundsmen
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Sri Lanka Cricket offers formal apology, cash and new clothes to 'inhumanly' treated groundsmen

The Sri Lanka Cricket board on Wednesday offered cash and new clothes to temporary groundsmen who were forced to hand in the uniforms they were wearing before being paid their wages.

Dinesh Chandimal appointed as Sri Lanka's new Test captain; Upul Tharanga to lead team in ODIs and T20Is
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Dinesh Chandimal appointed as Sri Lanka's new Test captain; Upul Tharanga to lead team in ODIs and T20Is

Sri Lanka's new Test captain Chandimal said he will put his heart and soul to improve the team's standards in the longest format of the game.

Sri Lanka promote Nic Pothas to interim coach after Graham Ford's departure
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Sri Lanka promote Nic Pothas to interim coach after Graham Ford's departure

Nic Pothas will be responsible for preparing the Sri Lankan team for two upcoming tours by Zimbabwe and India.

Sri Lanka's cricket coach Graham Ford steps down after underwhelming Champions Trophy campaign
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Sri Lanka's cricket coach Graham Ford steps down after underwhelming Champions Trophy campaign

Graham Ford, who has also coached South Africa, Surrey and Kent, ended his first spell in Sri Lanka in 2014 when his two-year contract expired.

Aravinda de Silva steps down as chairman of Sri Lankan Cricket Committee
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Aravinda de Silva steps down as chairman of Sri Lankan Cricket Committee

Former Sri Lanka captain Aravinda de Silva has stepped down as chairman of the national board's cricket committee for personal reasons after roughly a year.

Sri Lanka bowling consultant Wasim Akram demands swing from pacers
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Sri Lanka bowling consultant Wasim Akram demands swing from pacers

Legendary Pakistani paceman Wasim Akram said that Sri Lanka had a promising crop of fast bowlers despite their traditional reliance on spin after holding a coaching session with the islanders Thursday.

Sri Lanka Cricket thanks BCCI for supporting its stand against two-tier Test system
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Sri Lanka Cricket thanks BCCI for supporting its stand against two-tier Test system

The long-standing bonhomie between sub-continental cricket boards again came to the fore as SLC acknowledged the much needed support from BCCI, which has vehemently opposed the proposed 'two-Tier' Test system by the ICC.

Sri Lanka cricket appoints former South Africa wicketkeeper Nic Pothas as fielding coach
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Sri Lanka cricket appoints former South Africa wicketkeeper Nic Pothas as fielding coach

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Friday appointed former South Africa wicketkeeper Nic Pothas as the national cricket team's fielding coach.

Inderjeet Singh, India's Olympic bound shot putter, fails dope test
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Inderjeet Singh, India's Olympic bound shot putter, fails dope test

Just a few days after wrestler Narshing Yadav was caught for doping, another Rio Olympics qualified athlete Inderjeet Singh, a shot putter, has failed a dope test as his 'A' sample returned positive for a banned substance.

Why ICC’s proposed two-tier system is not good for Test cricket
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Why ICC’s proposed two-tier system is not good for Test cricket

The International Cricket Council's (ICC) proposed two-tier Test system will not save cricket, because “context”, the latest buzzword among cricket administrators, is not Test cricket’s biggest problem, but quality is.

Sri Lanka board seek compensation from WADA for wrongful suspension of Kusal Perera
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Sri Lanka board seek compensation from WADA for wrongful suspension of Kusal Perera

Sri Lanka's cricket board said it will seek compensation from the world anti-doping agency (WADA) over the wrongful suspension of wicket keeper Kusal Perera.