Archive for the ‘murali’ Category

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Murali celebrated in Sri Lankan Musical Rhythms via Alston Koch

October 11, 2019

Murali the official music video & song

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Pinnacles, Troughs and Trends in Sri Lanka’s Cricketing History

June 6, 2019

Michael Roberts, reprint from Lions of Lanka, produced by the Lanka Monthly Digest, 2019, to coincide with the 2019 Cricket World Cup …. http://www.lionsofsl.lk/article2.html

Cricket was one channel of Westernisation during British colonial rule. But it was also a medium for Ceylon to challenge the ideas of racial superiority so prevalent among the island’s ruling Britons. By the 1920s the Ceylonese team were proving their superiority over the Europeans in annual matches. The Maharaja of Vizianagram was so captivated by all-rounder Edward Kelaart in the early 1930s that he invited him to play for his Indian team. Meanwhile, F. C. de Saram made the headlines when he scored 128 runs out of a total of 218 for an Oxford University side that faced the touring Australians in May 1934.

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In Memoriam for Bruce Yardley: A Man for All Seasons & Sri Lanka’s Cricket Coach

March 30, 2019
Heyday: Former Australian offspinner Bruce Yardley.
Heyday: Former Australian offspinner Bruce Yardley.CREDIT:ARCHIVES

ONE: Associated Press Notice in https://beyondthedash.com/obituary/bruce-yardley-1947-2019-1073700248 entitled Yardley, ex-Australia player and Sri Lanka coach, dies at 71″

PERTH, Australia — Bruce Yardley, who played test cricket for Australia and coached Sri Lanka’s national team, has died after a long struggle with cancer. He was 71. Yardley died Wednesday in a hospital in Western Australia state. He played 33 tests, starting in 1978 during the split in Australian cricket amid the World Series era, after converting from a medium pacer to off-spin bowling. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Murali Musuem of Cricket Trophies at FOG in Seenigama

March 14, 2019

Bipin Dani, in Daily Observer, 14 March 2019, where the title is “Murali donates all his trophies and awards for a noble cause”

World’s highest international wicket taker Muttiah Muralitharan (1347 wickets- 800 in Tests, 534 in ODIs and 13 in T20Is) has donated all his Man of the Match awards and trophies he won in his 19-years of international cricket to Foundation of Goodness, Sri Lanka’s premier charity organisation of which he is one of the trustees.

This was revealed by his manager and another trustee Kushil Gunasekera.  Speaking exclusively over telephone from Sri Lanka, he said, “The Murali Museum (new adventure of the organisation) will be situated at the Foundation of Goodness’ Sports Academy premises in Seenigama”. 

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Dilruwan Perera beats Lyon and Rabada to 50 wickets within the Year 2018

December 27, 2018

47.6 Perera strike, Raval fails to reach his century once again. Length on middle and leg, Raval was looking to work it on the leg side, gets an inside edge on to the pads that lobs towards short leg, Mendis accepts it gleefully, tumbling to his right 121/1

An English wicket in 2018– Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP)– (Photo credit should read ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Adieu Rangana. Fare Thee Well say a Range of Cricketing Connoisseurs

November 23, 2018

Andrew Fidel Fernando …. assembling Evaluations of Rangana Herath on his Retirement for ESPNcricinfo

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Cricketers snapped Extraordinary

October 30, 2018

Rangaiyaa! Rangaaiyya! Budu Ammo! Herath raised aloft after securing a match fo Sr Lanka … or so one can imagine

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