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Merchants of corruption ruin cricket as Sanga chooses to play the game

And it’s not for the sake of a ribboned coat/ Or the selfish hope of a season’s fame,/But his captain’s hand on his shoulder smote/”Play up! Play up! And play the game!” – Sir Henry Newbolt
Cricket, they say, is a gentleman’s game. The traditions that it has created and preserved, discipline that it has instilled in […]

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The game’s afoot: Was a powerful hand behind rugby fiasco at Nittawela?

Nearly two weeks ago on Sunday July 3, the Nittawela Rugby Stadium erupted not with cheers but with gunfire and mayhem as rugby supporters clashed in one of the sports worst incidents of violence.
The Kandy Air force game screeched to a halt as several busloads of allegedly air force personnel in blue trousers, shirts and […]

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Sangakkara stands tall as Rajapakse destroys Sri Lanka cricket

The prestigious Colin Cowdrey lecture delivered by the Sri Lankan star cricketer Kumar Sangakkara has ignited the sports
and political spheres in Sri Lanka. His speech was based on the history of Sri Lanka’s Cricket and its present situation. In this finely compiled courageous speech Kumar Sangakkara made some important revelations before an elite crowd gathered at Lords to […]

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‘Eliyantha White is dangerous as he deals with spirits’ – Mahinda Rajapakse

Despite President Mahinda Rajapakse distributing countless letters of referral to his personal shaman Eliyantha White, he told a friend the controversial healer was a dangerous man as he dabbled in the spirit world.
In a recent conversation with a Colombo businessman and a close friend of slain editor Lasantha Wickrematunge, Rajapakse confided that even he (Rajapakse) […]

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Sports Ministry orders report as Sangakkara slams Sri Lanka Cricket at Lords

Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage today (July 5) instructed Mr. Upali Dharmadasa, the new Chairman of the Sri Lanka Cricket Interim Committee to submit his observations on the lecture delivered by Sri Lanka’s former cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara yesterday (4) at Lords.
The Ministry said it called for the report as Sangakkara had criticized the sports administration […]

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Fallen heroes in South Asian cricket

 
As Sri Lanka continues to grapple with match fixing controversies, former Sri Lankan skipper Hashan Thilakaratne is still to go public or before Colombo’s Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and actually spill the beans.
Just as he says, names of Sri Lankan cricketers have been linked many times to match fixing controversies. Only nothing has so far […]

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Rajapakse’s interference lost us the world cup – Arjuna

Former Sri Lankan Cricket captain Arjuna Ranatunge lashed out at President Mahinda Rajapakse accusing him of interfering in Sri Lanka’s cricket. The cricketer turned politician told Lanka Independent, it was petty politics that has ruined the game of cricket in the country and this year dashed the nation’s hope of winning the world cup for […]

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Merchants of corruption ruin cricket as Sanga chooses to play the game

And it’s not for the sake of a ribboned coat/ Or the selfish hope of a season’s fame,/But his captain’s hand on his shoulder smote/”Play up! ...

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The game’s afoot: Was a powerful hand behind rugby fiasco at Nittawela?

Nearly two weeks ago on Sunday July 3, the Nittawela Rugby Stadium erupted not with cheers but with gunfire and mayhem as rugby supporters clashed ...

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Sangakkara stands tall as Rajapakse destroys Sri Lanka cricket

The prestigious Colin Cowdrey lecture delivered by the Sri Lankan star cricketer Kumar Sangakkara has ignited the sports His father named him Michael Colin Cowdrey, to ...

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‘Eliyantha White is dangerous as he deals with spirits’ – Mahinda Rajapakse

Despite President Mahinda Rajapakse distributing countless letters of referral to his personal shaman Eliyantha White, he told a friend the controversial healer was a dangerous ...

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Sports Ministry orders report as Sangakkara slams Sri Lanka Cricket at Lords

Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage today (July 5) instructed Mr. Upali Dharmadasa, the new Chairman of the Sri Lanka Cricket Interim Committee to submit his observations ...

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Fallen heroes in South Asian cricket

Sri Lankan players celebrate during the test series against Pakistan in 2009   As Sri Lanka continues to grapple with match fixing controversies, ...

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Rajapakse’s interference lost us the world cup – Arjuna

Former Sri Lankan Cricket captain Arjuna Ranatunge lashed out at President Mahinda Rajapakse accusing him of interfering in Sri Lanka’s cricket. The cricketer turned politician ...