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Kevin Roberts pitches in –within Galle Fort

October 9, 2018

Open season –Kevin as non-striker

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Tamil Union’s Mixed Bag recalls its Season Coup of 1982/83

September 11, 2018

Somachandra Skandakumar, presenting this tale under the title “When agony followed ecstasy!”

S. SKANDAKUMAR, a former Secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka and skipper of the Tamil Union Cricket Club recounts their key game against Bloomfield and how Tamil Union won the game and ultimately lost the trophy on re-scrutiny.

Seated L to R– Athula Samarasekera, S. Skandakumar , Kushil Gunasekera
Standing- Ashley De Silva, Wayne Jansz, Dushan Soza, Sittampalam Shivaraj, Channa Wijemanne, Sudath Munaweera, Sujeeva Rajapakse, Chandika Hathurusinghe, Lakshman Aloysius
Absent – Indrajit Coomaraswamy (overseas), Upul Sumathipala (Overseas)  Nirmalal Perera (USA) Walter Fernando and Upul Gunasena (Australia) Shantha Jayasekera (Canada )
A.J Samarasekera (Indisposed )

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Savin Perera of Middlesex and England U19

January 15, 2018

Data from ESPNcricinfo

Full name Savin Perera

Born May 3, 1999, Colombo

Current age 18 years 257 days

Major teams England Under-19s, Middlesex 2nd XI

Playing role Opening batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Savin Perera A compact left-handed opener, Perera is strong square of the wicket and elegant all around the ground. He earned his Under-19 chance after impressing as an over-age player in the Super Fours series last year and then seized that opportunity with a good showing on tour in South Africa in December 2017. Perera moved over to the UK from Sri Lanka as a teenager and has since become a regular in the Middlesex 2nd XI side.

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Sri Lankan Cricketers to miss Virat’s Wedding

December 23, 2017

Bipin Dani, courtesy of Observer, 23 December 2017, where the title is Visiting Sri Lankan players to miss Kohli’s wedding reception

Members of the visiting Sri Lankan team is unlikely to attend Virat Kohli’s wedding reception in Mumbai on 26th December, it is learnt here.  It is not that the Indian skipper Virat Kohli would not want to invite them but the Sri Lankan players are scheduled to fly back home immediately after the match (24th December) from Mumbai.


Kohli has arranged a second grand wedding reception (the first one was held in Delhi on Thursday) for the members of the Indian team.  Read the rest of this entry ?

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Millionaire Cricketers: The Top Ten

December 2, 2017

SEE https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/16016600b592c39f?projector=1

1. Sachin Tendulkar  = US$ 118 million

2. Mahendra Singh Dhoni = US$ 103 million

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Forces and Strands in Sri Lanka’s Cricket History

November 24, 2017

Binod Kumar Mishra — reviewing Forces and Strands in Sri Lanka’s Cricket History, by Michael Roberts, Colombo, Social Scientists’Association, 2006, 64 pp., 21 photographs, bibliography, Rs. 300 (paperback), ISBN 9559102826

Cricket brought to Sri Lanka the reputation of, and a genuine recognition as, a nation. The rationale for such an observation is the infamous reputation Sri Lanka has earned due to decade-old ethnic rivalry and insurgency that has threatened the concept of nationhood in the country. The World Cup triumph in1996 and the heroic performances before and after that event have put Sri Lanka prominently not onlyo n the sports map, but also on the political map of the world in a positive sense. But the story of the rise of Sri Lankan cricket is not a normal rags-to-riches story but is filled with events that in some sense correspond to its political history.
Arise Deshamaanya Davenel !!

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Sri Lanka Cricket Squad is Injury-free!!!

November 16, 2017

Sa’adi Thawfeeq, in Daily News, 16 November 2017,

Injuries have been part and parcel of the Sri Lanka cricket team in recent years contributing largely to the poor standard of fielding. To say that injuries have been eradicated calls for some sort of appreciation. “Everyone is talking about injuries in cricket now finally after about 10-15 years we have zero injuries going into the Indian tour,” Prof. Arjuna de Silva told the Daily News. “Today’s Test series Sri Lanka is going into against India we have zero injuries. There are 42 players in the squad and all of them are available for selection.”

Dr Arjuna de Silva

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