Archive for the ‘cricket tamashas’ Category

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West Indies vs Ceylon at the Oval in January 1967

April 19, 2020

Sanjeewa Jayaweera, in Sunday Island, 19 April 2020, with this title “Ceylon vs. West Indies in 1967”

Neil Chanmugam in full flow

I have been fortunate to have watched two World Cup finals at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Australia and Wankhede in India in addition to several matches at Lords and Oval in England and Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Australia. However, my fondest and most precious memory as a spectator was the encounter between West Indies and Ceylon played at the P.Saravanamuttu Stadium in Colombo, then known simply as ‘Oval.’ The three-day match was played between 21 and 23 January 1967.

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A Cricketing Treasure Trove: SLC Museum

March 24, 2020

 

The Sri Lanka Cricket Museum at Maitland Place seemed to attract few visitors even during the Royal-Thomian …. so our sparkling moments in cricket history enshrined in trophies remain buried though not quite dead.

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West Indian Maestros at Whistle-stop Cricket in Ceylon in the 1960s

March 16, 2020

Trevor Jayetilleke, in The Island, 14 March 2020, with this title West Indies cricket teams of the 1960’s and Frank Worrell”

Apropos the letter written by Mr. K. K. S. Perera and published in the Opinion Columns of your journal of the 4th March, please permit me to add my comments/observations to the facts expressed by Mr. Perera.

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Naveed Nawaz: Sri Lankan Coach with All-Conquering Bangladesh U19 Squad

February 11, 2020

Bipin Dani, in bdcricktime, 11 February 2010 where the title is “Sri Lanka hand in Bangladesh U-19 win”

Read the full story here https://www.bdcrictime.com/sri-lanka-hand-in-bangladesh-u-19-win/

Bangladesh’s triumph in the U-19 World Cup has a Sri Lanka connection to it. Former middle order batsman Naveed Nawaz, who played one Test and 3 ODIs’ under Sanath Jayasuriya is the head coach of the victorious Bangla team. Speaking exclusively over telephone from South Africa a day after the Tigers won the U-19 World Cup against India, he said, “Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) invested heavily on these boys. I saw these boys become mature and learn fast. Changing habits and being positive to change was the main slogan I used along with my staff.”

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Monkey-Come, Monkey-Scratch! Fraser-McGurk Go!

January 30, 2020

ESPNcricinfoo News Item = Jake Fraser-McGurk to return home after being scratched by a monkey,”…. https://www.espncricinfo F.com/story/_/id/28589265/jake-fraser-mcgurk-return-home-being-scratched-monkey

Jake Fraser-McGurk will not take any further part at the Under-19 World Cup in South Africa and will return home instead as a precautionary measure after being scratched on the face by a monkey at a nature reserve while on a team outing in Kimberley.

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Princely Flutters to World Super Power in Cricket: India’s Story by Prashant Kidambi

January 27, 2020

Gideon Haigh in Weekend Australian, 24 January 2020, where the title runs

In December 2011, Rahul Dravid delivered a justly celebrated speech at the Australian War Memorial, the Bradman Oration, lyrically evoking the plurality and diversity of cricket in the subcontinent. “The Indian cricket team is in fact, India itself, in microcosm,” he said, describing a dressing room drawn from every corner of the country that spoke 15 different languages and stood “not just for sport, but possibility, hope, opportunities”.

 

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Pissu Percy becomes a Book

December 16, 2019

Dhammika Ratnaweera, in Sunday Observer, 15 December 2019, with this title “Pioneer cheer leader Percy launches book”

The story of one-man cheer squad Percy Abeysekera titled ‘I‘am Percy Cricket Crazy’ was launched yesterday at the newly opened Chance Sports Grand Showroom at Baseline Road Borella. The veteran cheer leader’s biography written by Darrshini Parthepan notes Percy’s unforgettable stories out of the boundary line in this book and the first copy was handed over to 1996 World Cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga from the man himself at the simple ceremony organized by Sportsinfo and Trimo Media.

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MCC Cricket Season to be launched at Galle in late March 2020

November 11, 2019

News Item, 31 October 2019, ….. https://www.lords.org/lords/news-stories/mcc-champion-county-match-to-be-held-in-sri-lanka

The traditional curtain-raiser to the new English domestic season, which dates back to 1970 in its current guise, will be played at the Galle International Stadium between 24th and 27th March 2020. The Champion County match, which sees MCC play the winners of the Specsavers County Championship in a four-day first-class match, was played at Lord’s until 2010 when the match first moved abroad.

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Cricket Squads Feted in Colombo: Monies and Pictorials Galore

October 11, 2019

Pictures from Daily Mirror … and …. Daily News … where the headline = Sri Lanka’s cricketing heroes rewarded with US$ 145,000″

Rumesh Ratnayake, Dasun Shanaka, Lahiru Tirimanne and Asantha De Mel with lesser lights

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Jofra Archer empties the LORD’s Bar

August 18, 2019

A REVIEW from one ERROL in a Note to one GAVIN, 18 August 2019

The message I am receiving is that it is all over and Tim Paine already has the Ashes in his suitcase. Of course, this may well be true. However, I merely want people to hold on a moment because I would always back the side bowling fourth. I would hate to be the side chasing even one hundred to win a match. The nerves and tension are usually unbearable.

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