Archive for July, 2013
Kevin Naughton, at Indaily, 30 August 2013,
Adelaide Oval will host four matches in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, including a quarter final. If Australia qualifies for the quarter final, its match is guaranteed to be played in Adelaide. The draw – released today by the International Cricket Council – has India playing its opening match in the tournament in Adelaide against their traditional rivals Pakistan on Sunday February 15, 2015.India will also use Adelaide as its home base for the warm-up matches.
Melbourne will host the day-night final of the World Cup at the MCG on 29 March 2015. The semi-finals for the tournament, to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, will be played at Auckland’s Eden Park on March 24 and at the Sydney Cricket Ground on March 26. Read the rest of this entry ?
Saroj Pathirana of BBC, 19 July 2013 …. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/multimedia/2013/07/130719_sonia_ashton_pirith_kiribath.shtml
සිය දෙටු පුතා ඕස්ට්රේලියානු කණ්ඩායමට තේරීමත් සමගම යළිත් වරක් ශ්රී ලංකාවේ සංචාරය කිරීමට හැකි වනු ඇතැයි සෝනියා විශ්වාසය පළ කරන්නීය. (සෝනියා සහ ජෝන් ඒගාර් ග්ලෙන් මැක්ග්රාත් සමඟ) Read the rest of this entry ?
SEE http://www.ozlanka.com/2013/jul/islanders.html for details of tour
To say Dilhara Fernando was destiny’s child, would be a gross understatement. Tall and adequately-built, Fernando took to basketball — a sport that probably suited him better. And then came his first tryst with cricket in 1995. He was 16 when he was roped in to play for his school, De Mahenod. The team was short of a player and needed someone to fill in and they picked Fernando due to lack of options. “One day, on the morning of a match, my school team had only 10 players. They wanted an extra guy. So I was in,” he recalled in an interview with the Hindu in 2001.
But, as fate would have it, he proved to be more than just filler. When his school’s main bowlers were getting plastered all over the park, his captain threw the ball to him in a bid to try something different. Fernando, whose only experience at cricket was with tennis ball on the beaches of Kandana, dismissed half the opposition team. Read the rest of this entry ?