A lack of funding has forced Cricket Hong Kong to postpone its two major world-class events – the World Sixes and Hong Kong T20 Blitz – but the governing body says it will bring both back in autumn 2019 for a week-long festival of cricket that would raise the...
The Pakistan players celebrate after a dismissal on day one of the 1st Test.Photo:AP Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood has expressed disappointment at his bowlers' failure to pack off Sri Lanka cheaply on the opening day of the first Test at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Sri Lanka rode on the duo...
Sri Lanka will be the first major international team to return to Pakistan since the 2009 attack on their team bus left eight dead and nine injured. The attack, which saw 12 gunmen fire AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and hand grenades at the convoy and bus carrying the Sri Lanka team,...
Roger Federer says becoming the oldest world number one in tennis history - 14 years after he first topped the rankings - is a "dream come true". The 36-year-old beat Robin Haase 4-6 6-1 6-1 in the last eight of the Rotterdam Open to replace Rafael Nadal, 31, at the...
Security will be beefed up at the 4th ODI between Sri Lanka and India at R. Premadasa Stadium Colombo tomorrow (31). Police said close to 1,000 police personnel will be on duty at the venue and CCTV cameras will be operational throughout the game. Police have been instructed to take adequate measures against those...
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka on Thursday ousted Thisara Perera as one-day captain and said it would announce a replacement next week. Perera took on the job in late November, succeeding Upul Tharanga, who was sacked after a series of losses. Sri Lanka Cricket said it would name a successor after consulting new coach...
On occasions, the traditional format seems to be played at a leisure pace. The batsmen take their own time to gauge conditions. The fielders amble around on the ground, as it turns out to be a game of patience. But over five days, the plot thickens and the pace...
Considered the easybeats of world cricket, Sri Lanka have found new direction and timely confidence in Bangladesh, under new coach Chandika Hathurusingha. Recent drubbings by the Indians in all formats of the game and then early setbacks to Zimbabwe and hosts Bangladesh in a tri-series suggested things were bleak for...
Pakistan women's cricket team captain Sana Mir, who has been under criticism following team's dismal performance in the recently concluded ICC Women's World Cup, has said that she doesn't "intend to continue" under the current circumstances. Pakistan coach Sabih Azhar, in a report, had described Mir as "self-centered, egotistical...
Upul Tharanga opting out of the scheduled third Twenty20 International in Lahore due to security reasons meant that Sri Lanka needed another captain given their insistence of playing the same team for all games of the three-match series. Thisara Perera, thus, on Saturday (October 21) was named skipper for...
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