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Sri Lanka announces squad for women’s ODI series against West Indies

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COLOMBO: (ePRESS) – Sri Lanka Cricket has announced the 16-member squad for the upcoming three-match One Day International (ODI) series against the West Indies Women’s cricket team. The matches will take place on June 15, 18, and 21 at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota. The Sri Lankan team is excited to play at…

Deneth Priyanga Peiris: St John’s cricket star smashes 1,000 run milestone

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PANADURA: (ePRESS) – Deneth Priyanga Peiris, the cricket captain of St John’s College Panadura, has achieved a remarkable milestone in the 2023-2024 Under-19 Two-day School Cricket Tournament season. He scored a whopping 1,000 runs, making him the second batsman in the school’s history to cross this mark. At just 18 years old, Peiris, a right-handed batter,…

Sri Lanka’s stunning comeback sees Bangladesh series leveled

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Chattogram, Mar 15 10.45PM – Sri Lanka clinched a thrilling victory against Bangladesh in the second Dutch-Bangla Bank One Day International match. With a remarkable partnership, Pathum Nissanka and Charith Asalanka led their team to victory. Scoring a whopping 185 runs together, they secured a three-wicket win with 17 balls remaining. This victory leveled the…

Nalanda College’s captain scripts history with century in Battle of the Maroons

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Colombo, Mar 2, 7.55PM – Nalanda College’s captain, Sajitha Vithanage, made history on the first day of the 94th Battle of the Maroons cricket match against Ananda College. He scored a century, becoming the first captain in nine years to achieve this feat in the match’s history. The match, played for the Dr NM Perera Memorial…

Sri Lanka sets sail: Minister unveils ambitious plans for sports tourism

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Colombo, Feb, 7.30PM – Sri Lanka’s Sports and Tourism Minister, Harin Fernando, announced the initiation of comprehensive plans aimed at promoting sports tourism in the country. Speaking on a TV show, Minister Fernando highlighted the positive impact of these measures on both tourism and sports. “We have initiated a lot of plans to promote sports tourism….

Sri Lanka’s Dambulla Stadium sets a new cricket standard

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Colombo, Feb 4, 4.30PM – In a big step forward, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is set to reveal some awesome new features at the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium (RDICS) on February 5, with the President of Sri Lanka, Honorable Ranil Wickremesinghe, as the Chief Guest. The President, along with Honorable Harin Fernando, the Minister of…

Test cricket’s newbies: Milan and Chamika join Sri Lanka’s squad against Afghanistan

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Colombo, Jan 31, 8.50PM – In preparations for the upcoming one-off Test match against Afghanistan, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has introduced two new and promising bowlers into their 16-man Test squad. The match is set to kick off on Friday at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC). The debutants in the squad are Milan Rathanayake and Chamika…

Aritha Fernando’s 10-wicket haul leads British School triumph

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Colombo, Jan 21, 1PM – In a stellar display of spin bowling mastery, right-arm off-spinner Aritha Fernando orchestrated a cricketing spectacle, claiming 10 wickets and propelling the British School in Colombo to a resounding innings victory over Science College, Mount Lavinia ‘B’ Team. The clash unfolded in the Inter-Schools Under-13 Division Three Cricket Tournament first-round battle…

Hasaranga’s tactics questioned as Zimbabwe clinches victory with one ball to spare

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Colombo, Jan 17, 7.15AM – Zimbabwe pulled off a thrilling victory against Sri Lanka in their second Twenty20 match at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Tuesday night. Despite facing a challenging situation, all-rounder Luke Jongwe and wicketkeeper-batsman Clive Madande guided Zimbabwe to a memorable win with 178/6, securing the victory with just one ball…

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