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Sachin and Sanga in their Twilight Phase in the Test Arena: What a Contrast!

March 16, 2015

In his last 40 INNINGS Sangakkara accumulated 9 centuries ……. Whereas Sachin Tendulkar secured NO CENTURIES.

Sachin-Tendulkar-India-So-007  Pic from www.theguardian.com

Sachin Tendulkar did not score a test century since 02 January 2011 (that is for more than 1200 days till he was dropped from the Indian XI. ….. In fact Sachin scored only 1243 runs in his last 40 inns with an average of 32.71 (no centuries only 9 fifties) Read the rest of this entry ?

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Kiwi Prop Forward befuddles Police at World Cup Cricket Match

February 15, 2015

 

Courtesy of Daniel Prescott and/at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/cricket/article-2953491/Valentines-Day-streaker-entertains-Cricket-World-Cup-fans-New-Zealand-s-easy-win-Sri-Lanka-Christchurch.html

STREAKER 2-AFP GETTY Pic from Getty

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An Amateur Cricket Lover’s Recipe for a Lankan Cakewalk at the World Cup 2015

February 11, 2015

A Cricket Lover, from The Island, 12 February 2015

There is a lot of cricket talent in Sri Lanka and they are being coached and guided well at school and at Club levels. But once they progress to the national level most of them lose track simply because they are mismanaged by the authorities. The reason for this is that there is no sound programme to carefully nurture them up to the expected level and sustain them there. As a result, SL has lost so many talented players in the past. They have come and gone. The authorities, in the past and present, are solely responsible for the downfall of these talented players.

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Sri Lanka’s Cricketing feats 2014 … an ISLAND Capsule

December 29, 2014

SL CKT -ISLAND

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When Moeen Ali was the target of racial taunts from Indian Brits

December 17, 2014

The Guardian’s Sports Staff, 9 September 2014, http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/sep/08/moen-ali-family-booing-england-india-edgbaston-police, where the title is Moeen Ali’s family appalled by booing of England player against India”

Moeen Ali was booed during England's T20 match against India but does not want to pursue the matterThe family of Moeen Ali have called the booing of the England player at Edgbaston “disgraceful” after a complaint from a spectator resulted in police classing it as a ”non-crime hate-related incident”. An accusation of racially motivated abuse was made by a member of the crowd watching the one-off Twenty20 international between England and India but, after an investigation, the police concluded that no crime had been committed. They are unable to take further action without a complaint from Moeen, who does not want to pursue the matter.

Instead the police have recorded the episode as a “hate-related incident” and suggested they would need more evidence. The spokesman confirmed that police officers did not review TV footage. “If further action was to be taken, the victim would need to make a complaint,” a spokesman for West Midlands police told ESPNcricinfo. “While the booing was perceived by the complainant as being racially motivated, booing is not in itself a crime. Had someone been shouting an offensive term, it would be different.” Read the rest of this entry ?

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Australian People Honour Phil Hughes at Adelaide Oval Test Match

December 13, 2014

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Arjuna Ranatunga under Siege

December 2, 2014

HIRUNIKA or WARNE? Kavuda Piliganney?

HIRUNIKA and arjuna warne and arjuna

What’s in A Twosome?

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