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Lahiru Thirimanne, Dasun Shanaka

Lahiru Thirimanne – Dasun Shanaka to Captaincies

Lahiru Thirimanne has been named as captain of the One Day International squad for the tour of Pakistan while Dasun Shanaka has been named captain of the T20 squad. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has sent a second-class squad to Pakistan after 10 senior players refused to travel to Pakistan. Kusal Mendis was not included in …

Lasith Malinga

President approves Malinga as Captain for NZ Tour

Lasith Malinga has been appointed as the Captain of the Sri Lanka ODI and T20I teams for Sri Lanka’s tour in New Zealand, stated Sri Lanka Cricket. President Maithripala Sirisena has approved the squad for the Tour in the absence of a functioning Sports Minister. Accordingly, the following 17 players have been approved to represent …

Sri Lanka Cricket team, Dinesh Chandimal

Sri Lanka Cricket team off to New Zealand

The Sri Lanka Cricket team departed to New Zealand where they will play two Tests. Sri Lanka Test squad: Dinesh Chandimal (capt), Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Roshen Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dilruwan Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Dushmantha …

The probable Sri Lanka squad for New Zealand Tests

After suffering a disappointing 3-0 whitewash at the hands of England at home, Sri Lanka will be on the road for more than 100 days, in what is sure to be a challenging period for the lions. The islanders will be travelling to the Southern Hemisphere during their summer, starting off in New Zealand, to …

Danushka Gunathilaka

Danushka Gunathilaka given six-match ban

Sri Lanka Cricket has decided to suspend Danushka Gunathilaka from six international matches for breaching the Player Code of Conduct and Contractual Obligation. Gunathilaka was quizzed by the police on Wednesday over the alleged rape of a Norwegian woman in a hotel room where he was present, officials said. The police, however, said the evidence …

Danushka Gunathilaka

Gunathilaka ‘innocent’ of rape charges: Police

Sri Lankan batsman Danushka Gunathilaka, who has been suspended by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), has been declared ‘innocent’ of any allegations of rape. This was revealed by the Officer-In-Charge (OIC) of the Kollupitiya Police Station. He said: “We are not holding any further inquiries against this cricketer.” Gunathilaka’s name came into light when his friend …

Danushka Gunathilaka

Sri Lanka Cricket to probe Danushka Gunathilaka incident

Danushka Gunathilaka’s suspension from all forms of cricket, pending inquiry, is related to an alleged sexual assault that occurred in the team hotel in the early hours on Sunday (July 22), according to an AFP report. The alleged incident reportedly involves Gunathilaka’s acquaintance – a 26-year-old British passport-holder of Sri Lankan origin – who was …

Dinesh Chandimal

Can Chandimal-less Sri Lanka turn things around?

Sri Lanka came in-to this series as firm favorites after showing good form in Test cricket, but it seems a distant thought at present after a loss in the opening Test, players returning home due to personal reasons, injuries and more recently their captain being handed a one match ban after being found guilty of …

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