• Former Sri Lankan chief cricket selector charged

    Former Sri Lankan cricket captain and former chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged by the International Cricket Council (ICC) under its Anti-Corruption Code, the world body said on Monday. The ICC in a statement said that Jayasuriya was charged under Article 2.4.6 for his failure or refusal, without compelling justification, to...
  • India claim Asia Cup in last-ball thriller

    India retained the Asia Cup with a three-wicket win off the last ball against a fighting Bangladesh who were anchored by a maiden hundred from opener Liton Das in Dubai on Friday. India made heavy weather of a modest 223-run target as Bangladesh fought for every run before the...
  • Sri Lanka prove too strong for Singapore in Asian Championship final

    A rampant Sri Lanka outplayed Singapore 69-50 on Sunday (Sept 9) in the final of the M1 Asian Netball Championship at the OCBC Arena to win their first Asian title since 2009. The young Sri Lankan side showed that they had the depth to complement their 2.08m goal-shooter Tharjini...
  • China will help train Sri Lankan athletes for international meets following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the heads of the two National Olympic Committees on the sidelines of the 18th Asian Games on Thursday. Suresh Subramaniam, president of the NOC of Sri Lanka, and his...
  • Golf to be promoted in Sri Lanka

    With three 18-hole golf courses including two in the hill country and an old-established one in Colombo, Sri Lanka presents an exciting challenge for every ardent golfer. It’s with this in mind that Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) hosted a tour for golf journalist representing international publications for...
  • Vietnam hopes to bag pencak silat golds at ASIAD 2018

    Vietnamese pencak silat athletes will compete at the 2018 Asian Games (ASIAD) for the first time and are expected to bring home gold medals. Tran Duc Phan, head of the Vietnamese delegation to ASIAD 2018, said over the past 20 years, Vietnam has proven its strength in the sport...
  • Former Sri Lanka cricket captain says no to politics

    Former Sri Lanka cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara on Sunday insisted he will never enter politics. Sangakkara said in a statement that he believes that politics and public service is a very serious responsibility. There have been reports that Sangakkara may contest as a common candidate at the 2020 Presidential elections in Sri...
  • Sri Lanka skipper, officials banned for 2 Tests, 4 ODIs

    The International Cricket Council on Monday banned Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal and two top officials for two Tests and four one-day internationals for breaching the spirit of the game. Coach Chandika Hathurusingha, manager Asanka Gurusinha and Chandimal refused to take to the field for two hours during the...
  • ndia can build on T20 success: All-rounder Pandya

    Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya says his team’s win in the T20 international series against England is a stepping stone for the upcoming 50 over series. Pandya played a major role in Sunday’s deciding match at Bristol with bat and ball taking four for 38 and scoring a rapid 33...