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Pakistan to host Sri Lanka for two-Test series in December

Pakistan are set to host a Test series for the first time in ten years, against Sri Lanka next month. The two-match series will be played in Rawalpindi and Karachi, on December 11 and 19 respectively. The Test series was originally scheduled to be played in October – with the …

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Breaking down the new Sri Lankan bill against match-fixing

Sri Lanka’s parliament criminalised a wide swathe of corruption-related activity in sports on Monday. This was in the wake of the ICC anti-corruption unit’s investigation into the country’s cricket over the past two years. Below is a rough guideline to the punishments, and a list of many of the new …

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Sri Lanka passes bill criminalising match-fixing

Sri Lanka has become the first South Asian nation to criminalise several offences related to match-fixing, after its parliament passed all three readings of a bill entitled “Prevention of Offences Related to Sports” on Monday. Offences related to corruption in sports will carry a prison term of up to 10 …

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Sri Lanka must prepare better for T20 World Cup – Ratnayake

Interim coach Rumesh Ratnayake believes Sri Lanka must have better preparation on fast pitches prior to next year’s T20 World Cup in Australia if they are to be competitive in the tournament. Sri Lanka were beaten out of sight by Australia in the three-match T20I series that concluded on Friday …

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SLC ‘very positive’ about touring Pakistan in December

Sri Lanka are likely to become the first team to resume Tests in Pakistan, in December. This time, they appear prepared to send what will be very close to a full-strength team. Two Sri Lanka Cricket officials described progress on the tour as “very positive”. Board CEO Ashley de Silva …

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Match Preview Australia vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I 2019

Big Picture An upbeat Sri Lanka went to Australia threatening to continue their outstanding Pakistan form, but like a skyrocket that veers off and flies through the neighbour’s open window, they only managed to wreak the most alarming – though spectacular – type of damage. It is difficult to imagine …

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Sri Lanka must dig deep after record defeat

Almost everything that could go wrong, did go wrong for Sri Lanka in Adelaide. And the one thing that went right for them, turned out badly. Lasith Malinga called correctly at the toss and put Australia in. Twenty overs later they had 233 against them. The chase was equally, if …

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Match Preview Australia vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I 2019

Big Picture Australia’s men begin their international summer with eyes firmly on a year from now: the T20 World Cup on home soil. It is the global prize that has eluded them, in a format they have struggled to grasp. With the next 50-over World Cup four years away and …

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Malinga’s return a rejuvenation for upbeat Sri Lanka

A coach not quite sacked, a raft of player withdrawals, a typically chaotic nexus between cricket administration and government: all scenarios not uncommon when it comes to the endlessly fascinating story of Sri Lankan cricket. And yet amid all these 2019 misadventures there have been remarkable, even transcendent moments: A …

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