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BCCI declares open tender for IPL broadcast rights
Saturday, 24 September 2016 - 9:49 AM SL Time

NEW DELHI, September 23: Promising a `historic` new beginning, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today announced an open tender process for allocating the cash-rich Indian Premier League s (IPL) global broadcasting rights for 10 years, a move that conforms to the Lodha Committee recommendations on transparency in business deals.

`We are happy to announce the tender process for IPL Global Media Rights (TV and Digital) for next 10 years,` BCCI President Anurag Thakur announced in a press conference here.
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Dialog felicitates national para team
Friday, 23 September 2016 - 10:03 AM SL Time

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe handing over the Rs.1 million cash award to Dinesh Priyantha Herath. Also in picture are Karunasena Hettiarachchi, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Amali Nanayakkara, Group Chief Marketing Officer - Dialog Axiata PLC, Dayasiri Jayasekara, Minister of Sports, H.M.M. Harees, Deputy Minister of Sports, and Dr. D.M.R.B. Dissanayake, Secretary, Ministry of Sports.

The proud sponsor of the national paralympic contingent, Dialog Axiata PLC, felicitated the team after their spirited performance at the Rio Games.
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Harin s All Blacks jersey sold for over five million
Thursday, 22 September 2016 - 10:40 AM SL Time

A New Zealand All Blacks jersey, personally signed by players from the 2015 Rugby World Cup champion team was auctioned by Hon. Harin Fernando MP, during the Sri Lanka Super 7s, and was snapped up for Rs. 5.1 million by an undisclosed buyer.

The proceeds from the auction will be forwarded for the development of rugby at Isipathana College, Colombo. Isipathana won the Rugby League and Knockout this year.

The All Blacks jersey was presented by the New Zealand Prime Minister as a token of appreciation to Minister Harin Fernando during an official visit. The All Blacks jersey has signatures of the New Zealand world cup winning squad.
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Australian bowlers blow away Sri Lanka women in first ODI
Monday, 19 September 2016 - 9:50 AM SL Time

Holly Ferling finished with figures of 3 for 4 in four overs (File)

Australia s bowlers created the platform for an emphatic first victory again Sri Lanka in Dambulla, in the first of four one day internationals yesterday.

Holly Ferling and Megan Shutt wreaked havoc early, with the Sri Lankan top order left reeling. Half of the Sri Lankan side was dismissed with just three runs on the board as the scoreboard read three for five at one stage. Shutt took two quick wickets and Ferling three more, including the Sri Lankan captain Chamari Atapattu.
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Aus Women look to qualify for ICC Women s WC in SL series
Saturday, 17 September 2016 - 10:46 AM SL Time

Australia is only one point away from gaining automatic qualification for next year s ICC Women s World Cup but captain Meg Lanning is not taking the upcoming ICC Women s Championship matches against Sri Lanka lightly.

`We go out there to win every game we play in, and this series is no different. We ve been in pretty good form in one-day cricket, so we re looking forward to testing ourselves in different conditions against a good team,` the top-ranked ODI batter said of the series in Dambulla on September 18, 20 and 23.
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Nishadi breaks triple jump record with impressive feat
Thursday, 15 September 2016 - 9:51 AM SL Time

Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda athlete Ridma Nishadi joined a limited number of athletes to have cleared the 12 metres mark in the triple jump at school level when she cleared 12.21 metres to establish a new meet record on day two of the Sir John Tarbet Senior Athletics Championship at Diyagama on Wednesday.

The Under-18 girls triple jump meet record had stood at 11.67 metres since 2007. Nishadi broke the record held by P.V.D. Priyadharshani of St. Thomas College, Matara to win the gold.
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Thivanka, Madusanka break longstanding records
Wednesday, 14 September 2016 - 11:04 AM SL Time

Maris Stella College s Ushan Thivanka and Malinda Madusanka of St. Rita s College, Thaldeka erased records that had stood for more than a decade on day one of the Sir John Tarbet Senior Athletics Championship which commenced at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium on Tuesday.

Thivanka cleared a height of 2.17 metres to break the Under-20 high jump record established by Rangana Sigera in the year 2001 (2.16 metres). Except for Royal College Colombo athlete Thilina Karunaratne, who equaled the record in 2013, no one had come closer to the mark before Thivanka finally erased it on Tuesday.
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St Joseph s to meet St Patrick s, Jaffna at cricket
Tuesday, 13 September 2016 - 5:06 PM SL Time

St Joseph s College will meet St Patrick s College Jaffna in the inaugural Under 19 Cricket match to be played on September 16 and 17 at St Patrick s College grounds, Jaffna.

St Joseph s College and St Patrick s College are Premier Catholic schools in the country with over a century of existence.

According to the Rector St Joseph s College Rev. Fr. Travis Gabriel it is a healthy precedent to play with a school in the North and this should be extended to other sports as well. Rev. Fr. Jero Selvanayagam, Rector St Patrick s College, readily agreed and looks forward to hosting the Josephians Cricket team on the September 16 and 17.
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Australia beat Sri Lanka, sweep series
Monday, 12 September 2016 - 10:29 AM SL Time

Australia overcame a late challenge by hosts Sri Lanka to win the second T20 by four wickets, at the R. Premadasa Stadium, and win the two-match series. Chasing 129, Australia lost six wickets for the addition of 27 runs going from 93 for no loss to 120 for six but held on as Travis Head finished the game with a six with three overs left in the game. T. M. Dilshan, playing in his last international game, picked up two wickets for eight runs in two overs, while Sachith Pathirana took two for 23 in his three overs. Earlier, Dhananjaya de Silva top scored for Sri Lanka with 62, as they were restricted to 128 for the loss of nine, in their 20 overs. James Faulkner and Adam Zampa took three wickets each. Full Story     Post Reply To This

Dilshan set for grand farewell at RPS
Friday, 9 September 2016 - 11:23 AM SL Time

Sri Lanka Cricket will give a grand send off to their former captain Tillekeratne Dilshan who will retire from international cricket with today s second T-20 International against Australia at R. Premadasa Stadium.

Tickets were sold out two weeks prior to what was expected to be an epic encounter, but after Sri Lanka s meek surrender at Pallekele, in the first T-20 International, where they conceded a World Record 263 runs, interest has dwindled significantly. However, over the years, Sri Lankans have turned up in their numbers to farewell their cricketing legends and it will be no different today.
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The Carnage at Pallekele
Thursday, 8 September 2016 - 11:14 AM SL Time

Let s rewrite history said a billboard at Pallekele, the venue for the first T-20 International between Australia and Sri Lanka. That s exactly what Sri Lanka did conceding a World Record 263 on Tuesday night. Sri Lanka s record for most runs in an innings in T-20s had stood for nine years and it was snatched away by Glenn Maxwell.

The heavy defeats in first T-20 International and the ODI series have brought some people back to earth after the euphoria of the Test series win. The 3-0 whitewash in Tests was great, but intoxicated by the rare achievement, some were wandering around two feet above the ground level. The stark reality of our cricket has brought them to ground level. The great game of ours is a fine leveler.
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Maxwell ton fires Aussies to 85-run win in 1st T-20
Wednesday, 7 September 2016 - 9:56 AM SL Time

Opener Glenn Maxwell s blistering century in Australia s world record 263 powered the visitors to a comprehensive 85-run win over Sri Lanka in the first Twenty20 international in Pallekele on Tuesday.

Australia, who broke Sri Lanka s nine-year record of 260/6 against Kenya in 2007, restricted the hosts to 178 for nine in 20 overs to take the lead in the two-match series.

Maxwell destroyed the Sri Lankan bowling attack with his unbeaten 145 off 65 balls, which was laced with 14 fours and nine sixes, after the visitors were invited to bat first.
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Sri Lanka seek revival of fortunes in Dilshan s swansong
Tuesday, 6 September 2016 - 10:14 AM SL Time

Following their 3-0 whitewash of World Champions Australia, Sri Lanka were exposed to harsher realities as they slumped to a heavy 4-1 defeat in the five match ODI series that concluded at Pallekele on Sunday. Their heavy reliance on spin bowling backfired as Australia s ODI squad with more experienced batsmen such as Aaron Finch, George Bailey and Mathews Wade put up a better show. Sri Lanka do have an opportunity to redeem themselves when the two match T-20 series gets underway at Pallekele today.
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Nuwanindu scripts Sebs Under-17 title victory
Saturday, 3 September 2016 - 10:57 AM SL Time

Nuwanindu Fernando struck a match-defining century, laced with 17 fours and six sixes, as St. Sebastian s College, Moratuwa lived up to their favourites tag to comprehensively beat Thurstan College, Colombo in the Inter School Under-17 Division I cricket final played at the Moors Ground on Friday.

Chasing a rather difficult target of 263 runs, Thurstan were bowled out for 121 as Vinuja Ranasinghe and Tharusha Fernando shared five wickets between them.
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