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The Students Federation for Free Eelam is planning to petition the city police commissioner to urge him not to grant permission for the IPL cricket matches in Chennai, if Sri Lankan players are participating. The first IPL match this season is to be played between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians at the M.A. Chidambaram stadium on April 6. The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association’s application seeking a public resort licence to conduct the match is pending with the city police.
The federation’s state coordinator, V. Prabhakaran, said letters would be written to the Board of Control for Cricket in India, IPL team owners as well as stadium authorities to not permit Sri Lankans to play in Chennai as it would hurt the sentiments of Tamils in the State. “A decision to this effect was taken after a majority of youth, who responded to a questionnaire in Chennai on Sunday, concurred with our view that Sri Lankan players should not be allowed to play in Chennai,” he said. Earlier in the day, several teams of students went around distributing hundreds of questionnaires to youth in the city. Some of the questions were – are you aware of the Sri Lankan issue? Should Sri Lankan players be allowed to play IPL in Chennai? Do you support the ongoing students’ protests? Read the rest of this entry ?
Cheerleader Percy Abeysekera holds the Sri Lankan flag as Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews, front right, and Lahiru Thirimanne walk back to pavilion after winning the second cricket Test against Bangladesh in Colombo’s R. Premadasa Stadium, Tuesday, March 19. Sri Lanka won by seven wickets. In the match, Mathews led Sri Lanka for the first time in Test cricket. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
Way back in those halcyon days Pissu Percy used run round the boundary every time a Ceylonese and thereafter Sri Lankan batsman scored a four. He is now more sedate but… …..remains sharp=tongued …. and, like Peter Sellars, he is STILL THERE.
Sri Lankan women cricketers beat England in a thriller at Mumbai
- Sri Lanka won by one wicket off the last ball of the match – both are firsts in Women’s World Cup.
- Sri Lanka‘s total of 244 is the highest by any team batting second in the World Cup.
- It’s only the second successful run-chase of a target of 190 or more in 79 attempts in a World Cup game. The previous one was by New Zealand against India in 2009.
- Sri Lanka struck five sixes, including the final hit of the match. It’s the first time any side has struck more than four sixes in a World Cup game against England, and the second time in any ODI against them.
Woman of the Match = LE Kaushalya ++
|End of over 48 (16 runs) Sri Lanka Women 226/7 (13 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 4.70, RRR: 6.50)
|48.1||Hazell to Kaushalya, no run, plays and misses.|
|48.2||Hazell to Kaushalya, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off.|
|48.3||Hazell to Rasangika, 1 run, to the sweeper cover.|
|48.4||Hazell to Kaushalya, 1 run, hit down the ground to long on.|
|48.5||Hazell to Rasangika, OUT, hit in the air behind point and Elwiss takes the catch.|
|HMD Rasangika c Elwiss b Hazell 9 (8b 1×4 0×6) SR: 112.50|
|48.6||Hazell to Surangika, 1 run, played to deep midwicket.|
|End of over 49 (4 runs) Sri Lanka Women 230/8 (9 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 4.69, RRR: 9.00)
|49.1||Elwiss to Surangika, 1 run, gets it to short fine leg.|
|49.2||Elwiss to Kaushalya, SIX, goes all the way over the fence for a six, over square leg.|
|49.3||Elwiss to Kaushalya, 1 run, oh! Elwiss has dropped the match, as Kaushalya miscues it high in the air.|
|49.4||Elwiss to Surangika, OUT, driven to mid-off, and what do we have now, a run out as Kaushalya takes off from the non-strikers end for a non-existant single.|
|LE Kaushalya run out 56 (41b 5×4 3×6) SR: 136.58|
|49.5||Elwiss to Surangika, no run, driven straight to backward point.|
|49.6||Elwiss to Surangika, SIX, hit well in the air and over the midwicket fence and Sri Lanka win.|
|Sri Lanka Women win by 1 wicket, a historic win and a thrilling finish. Thanks for tuning in, do join us again on Sunday.Pat: “Get the boys… Who says women cricket is boring. Excellent chase by Sri Lanka and keeping cool under pressure.”|
|End of over 50 (12 runs) Sri Lanka Women 244/9
Alison Mitchell 9 hours, 45 minutes ago in ICC Women’s World Cup 2013
I can’t think of a bigger upset in 40 years of Women’s World Cup cricket than Sri Lanka’s win over England. The defending champions lost to a side that had never beaten them before, and who didn’t win a single game at the last World Cup in 2009. It was a match that defied expectations and Sri Lanka have improved beyond recognition from the side I watched in both the 2005 and 2009 tournaments. There was a strength and sense of fight in this team built on a trust of their instincts and ability.
After the game, Sri Lanka players and friends lingered long on the verandah of the dressing rooms at the Cricket Club of India, while small square tables and wicker chairs began to be set out on the edge of the outfield for club members to enjoy dining in the evening sun. It was a happy melee, with team captain Shashikala Siriwardene grinning from ear to ear as she was congratulated by passers-by doing their nightly exercise on the walking track around the boundary.
A chat with team manager and selector ARM Aroos helped to shed some light on just how Sri Lanka have transformed themselves in the last couple of years. He pointed firstly to Sri Lanka Cricket contracts and match fees, which are now awarded at a rate of US$100 for an ODI and US$50 for a T20. The fees aren’t much, but the contracts provide a monthly income.
They were only introduced in 2011 and the injection of spending by SLC appears only to have started in earnest since then, even though SLC had responsibility for the women’s cricket in the country from as early as 2005, when the International Women’s Cricket Council merged with the ICC. Prior to that, women’s cricket on the island was coordinated by Gwen Herath, a tireless former president of the country’s Women’s Cricket Association. She ensured Sri Lanka became a member of the IWCC following the men’s World Cup win of 1996, and in 1997 Sri Lanka’s women played their first international matches. Victory over England is by far their biggest moment since then.
Besides the contracts, the women’s game has a strong domestic structure, based around schools and provincial tournaments. The country’s military plays a huge part in nurturing the best players, as the Sports Clubs of the Sri Lanka Navy and Air Force run teams that feature most of the players in the side that beat England. Players are contracted for up to five years at a time, not to work in the military but to play cricket, and those contracts could be worth 35,000 rupees per month (US$277 or £175). It is enough to make a difference.
As for the team’s celebrations after beating the reigning World Champions, Mr Aroos, who sees himself as something of a proud father figure to the players, declared “tonight, dinner is hosted by me!”
|England Women innings (50 overs maximum)||R||B||4s||6s||SR|
|CM Edwards*||b Kaushalya||9||15||2||0||60.00|
|4.5 the ball was heading down the leg side, the ball deflects off the boots of Edwards onto the stumps. 22/1|
|DN Wyatt||lbw b Seneviratna||15||18||3||0||83.33|
|5.4 pitches outside the off stump and spins in to strike the pad in line and Wyatt is gone. 26/2|
|A Brindle||run out (SS Weerakkody/Dolawatte)||31||64||3||0||48.43|
|24.3 from Dolawatte, driven through the off side to extra cover, misfield and a chance for a run out and Brindle is out. 93/4|
|LS Greenway||lbw b Seneviratna||2||7||0||0||28.57|
|7.5 pitches on leg and middle and strikes the pad in line, another one bites the dust. 29/3|
|HC Knight||b Dolawatte||38||62||2||0||61.29|
|30.1 sweeps from outside the off stump and drags it back onto the stumps. 114/5|
|JL Gunn||c †Surangika b Kaushalya||52||71||4||0||73.23|
|46.6 Gunn makes room and edges to the keeper. 197/6|
|A Jones†||b Siriwardene||41||49||4||0||83.67|
|47.5 comes down the track and the ball goes through the gap and hits the stumps. 203/7|
|KH Brunt||c Mendis b Siriwardene||12||5||1||1||240.00|
|49.1 mishit in the air to mid-off. 223/8|
|D Hazell||not out||19||8||3||0||237.50|
|HL Colvin||not out||4||1||1||0||400.00|
|Extras||(lb 3, w 12)||15|
|Total||(8 wickets; 50 overs)||238||(4.76 runs per over)|
|Did not bat GA Elwiss|
|Fall of wickets 1-22 (Edwards, 4.5 ov), 2-26 (Wyatt, 5.4 ov), 3-29 (Greenway, 7.5 ov), 4-93 (Brindle, 24.3 ov), 5-114 (Knight, 30.1 ov), 6-197 (Gunn, 46.6 ov), 7-203 (Jones, 47.5 ov), 8-223 (Brunt, 49.1 ov)|
|4.5 to Edwards, the ball was heading down the leg side, the ball deflects off the boots of Edwards onto the stumps. 22/146.6 to Gunn, Gunn makes room and edges to the keeper. 197/6|
|5.4 to Wyatt, pitches outside the off stump and spins in to strike the pad in line and Wyatt is gone. 26/27.5 to Greenway, pitches on leg and middle and strikes the pad in line, another one bites the dust. 29/3|
|47.5 to Jones, comes down the track and the ball goes through the gap and hits the stumps. 203/749.1 to Brunt, mishit in the air to mid-off. 223/8|
|30.1 to Knight, sweeps from outside the off stump and drags it back onto the stumps. 114/5|
|Sri Lanka Women innings (target: 239 runs from 50 overs)||R||B||4s||6s||SR|
|AC Jayangani||c Hazell b Brindle||62||72||7||1||86.11|
|23.1 hits in the air straight to Hazell at mid-on. 103/1|
|BYA Mendis||c Colvin b Brunt||46||90||6||0||51.11|
|32.2 mistimes the short ball in the air and Colvin at midwicket takes the catch. 142/2|
|HASD Siriwardene*||c Greenway b Elwiss||34||45||4||0||75.55|
|35.5 hit in the air behind point and Greenway takes the catch. 153/4|
|PM Weerakkody||b Elwiss||1||5||0||0||20.00|
|33.5 plays across the line and gets bowled. 145/3|
|SK Dolawatte||c Greenway b Brunt||4||10||0||0||40.00|
|38.1 cut in the air straight to Greenway. 157/5|
|LE Kaushalya||run out (Elwiss)||56||41||5||3||136.58|
|49.4 Elwiss to Surangika, driven to mid-off, and what do we have now, a run out as Kaushalya takes off from the non-strikers end for a non-existant single. 238/9|
|CR Seneviratna||b Gunn||14||23||1||0||60.86|
|44.6 full and in the block-hole, Seneviratna is gone. 197/6|
|SS Weerakkody||c †Jones b Brindle||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|45.5 drives and finds the edge, Jones takes a good catch. 206/7|
|HMD Rasangika||c Elwiss b Hazell||9||8||1||0||112.50|
|48.5 hit in the air behind point and Elwiss takes the catch. 229/8|
|MADD Surangika†||not out||8||5||0||1||160.00|
|S Ravikumar||not out||0||0||0||0||-|
|Total||(9 wickets; 50 overs)||244||(4.88 runs per over)|
|32.2 to Mendis, mistimes the short ball in the air and Colvin at midwicket takes the catch. 142/238.1 to Dolawatte, cut in the air straight to Greenway. 157/5|
|33.5 to PM Weerakkody, plays across the line and gets bowled. 145/335.5 to Siriwardene, hit in the air behind point and Greenway takes the catch. 153/4|
|48.5 to Rasangika, hit in the air behind point and Elwiss takes the catch. 229/8|
|23.1 to Jayangani, hits in the air straight to Hazell at mid-on. 103/145.5 to SS Weerakkody, drives and finds the edge, Jones takes a good catch. 206/7|
|44.6 to Seneviratna, full and in the block-hole, Seneviratna is gone. 197/6|
|Toss Sri Lanka Women, who chose to field
Points Sri Lanka Women 2, England Women 0
|Women’s ODI debut A Jones (England Women)
Player of the match LE Kaushalya (Sri Lanka Women)
|Umpires GO Brathwaite (West Indies) and BB Pradhan (Nepal)
TV umpire VA Kulkarni
Match referee DT Jukes (England)
Reserve umpire Sarika Prasad (Singapore)
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