What made Shashank Manohar take back his resignation as ICC chairman? He likes to tell people that, once he has made up his mind, he does not change it. Indeed, after his resignation, he told ESPNcricinfo he would not reconsider his decision. Yet, less than 10 days later, Manohar is back, ultimately persuaded by a vast majority of the ICC Board directors to return.
Andrew Fidel Fernando at ESPNcricinfo on Saturday 25 March 2o17
Big picture: Bangladesh have exulted, the Sri Lanka team have been verbally flagellated, and after Sunday’s result, a tour that had been flying under the radar on the island has suddenly sparked widespread interest.
While Bangladesh’s second major Test victory in the space of a few months has been interpreted as a another sign of the team’s arrival at the top level, Sri Lanka’s loss has split opinion at home. Some have suggested Sri Lankan cricket has entered a death spiral; others have argued that while there is cause for significant concern, there is hope yet. Whatever the case, the limited-overs series have become doubly important for Sri Lanka now. If they lose here as well, there may not be many rushing to defend this team. Read the rest of this entry »
Karthik: “Can’t get a better Sunday than this. Test cricket at its best. Ind v Aus” … A COMMENT from a Bangla cricket fan … JUST AFTER the first ball over 112 of the Sri Lankan second innings
112.1 — Miraz to Lakmal, 1 run, tossed-up offbreak, worked on the back foot to the right of midwicket”
Courtesy of ESPNcricinfo
10.57am The 80-run stand for the ninth wicket between Dilruwan and Lakmal has lifted Sri Lanka’s lead to 190. Bangladesh need 191 in a minimum of 74 overs to square the series. Be back for the last innings.
10.57am The 80-run stand for the ninth wicket between Dilruwan and Lakmal has lifted Sri Lanka’s lead to 190. Bangladesh need 191 in a minimum of 74 overs to square the series. Be back for the last innings
ANOTHER FAN’S COMMENT: Jugnoo: “What a coincident Suranga Lakmal was the last wicket in first inning at over 113.3 and second inning 113.2 scoring 35 and 42 respectively. Both are on his top scores. Keep it up Suranga Lakmal”
I. Andrew Fidel Fernando: “Herath a fourth innings force of nature” in ESPNcricinfo, 10 March 2017,