Archive for September, 2015

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Profound Thoughts on Kumar Sangakkara as Cricketer and Thoughtful Man

September 17, 2015

Harendra Alwis, courtesy of Groundviews, 24August 2015, where the title reads “Kumar Sangakkara: The greatest hero of our time” … in blue to match his image:kumar glances

The Cricketing world will pause for a moment, to celebrate the legendary career of Kumar Sangakkara that draws to a close, and then move on; a bit richer for the legacy he leaves behind, for the standards he raised, expectations he upheld and for his story being entwined with the story of Cricket. He has already confirmed his place among the greatest test batsmen the game has ever seen. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Roshan Mahanama calls Time on the Match-Referee Tasks

September 17, 2015

Courtesy of The Island, 15 September 2015, where the title reads “Roshan Mahanama to step down”

The International Cricket Council (ICC) yesterday announced that Roshan Mahanama will step down from the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees at the end of the year. Mahanama joined the elite panel in 2004 and has refereed in 58 Tests, 222 ODIs and 35 T20Is to date, including refereeing in three ICC Cricket World Cups and the ICC Champions Trophy 2009. He has made the decision to step down six months ahead of the expiry of his contract so that he can spend more time with his family and also focus on the development of his business activities in Sri Lanka.

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Sanga scoops a Coup for Surrey

September 8, 2015

and guides them into the English County ODI finals … details courtesy of ESPNcricinfo.com

<> at The Kia Oval on September 7, 2015 in London, England.

Knowing Kumar Sangaakkara’s work ethic, his use of the unorthodox scoop would have entailed assiduous practice beforehand.
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