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New selection committee of Sri Lanka cricket announced.

The new selection committee of Sri Lanka cricket has been announced with the approval of Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera. Graham Labroy is the new Chairman of the section committee and other members are  Gamini Wickrmasinghe, Gerry Vowters , Sajith Fernando and Asanka Gurusinghe. The new selection committee will nominate the Sri Lanka pool for the test tournament with the Pakistan team that will commence in the UAE next week.

Chamara Silva has been banned for 2 years from all cricket-related activities

Former Sri Lanka player Chamara Silva has been slapped with a two-year ban from all "cricket-related activities" for his supposed role in a Tier B first-class match that featured unusual scoring rates. The ruling comes after a seven-month inquiry into events of the third day of the match between Panadura Cricket Club and Kalutara Physical Culture Club, played in January.

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Pakistan beat the World XI by 20 runs in an exciting finish to the first Twenty20 match in Lahore yesterday.

Pakistan beat the World XI by 20 runs in an exciting finish to the first Twenty20 match in Lahore yesterday, celebrating the return of international cricket to the country amid tight security.It is only the second time Pakistan has hosted an international match since a 2009 terror attack on the Sri Lankan team bus, also in Lahore.

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North Italian city of Bolzano bans cricket in parks

The mayor of Bolzano in northern Italy has banned cricket in the city's parks after a ball struck a two-year-old boy in the head. The boy, who was on the family's balcony at the time, recovered from concussion. He was about 100m (330ft) away from the cricket game. Italy's small Afghan and Pakistani migrant communities are keen on cricket, but very few Italians play it. Bolzano is now restricting cricket to tennis courts and a baseball field.

Blood instead of urine for banned substance tests

The National Anti Doping Agency has decided to take blood samples instead of urine for banned substance test from beginning of next year. NADA’s President Professor Arjuna de Silva said that the banned substance test was done by taking players’ urine samples, but World Anti Doping Agency has decided to do it by taking blood samples in the future.

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World XI squad in Pakistan

South African Test and T20 Captain Faf du Plessis, who is leading the World XI squad in the Independence Cup 2017, said that the international cricketers on his team were "playing for something bigger than the game itself". Faf du Plessis and World XI coach Andy Flower were addressing a press conference in Lahore today, following the arrival of the World XI cricket team.

Mahaweli Sports festival ends today.

 

Today is the 2nd and final day of the Mahaweli Sports Festival which is being held at the Polonnaruwa Gallella sports complex. Two new records were set yesterday. The award ceremony will be held this afternoon under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.

Mahaweli sports will be held today and tomorrow

 

The 29th Mahaweli Sports Festival will be held at the Polonnaruwa sports complex today and tomorrow. Ministers Dayasiri Jayasekara and Mahinda Amaraweera will be the chief guests at the opening ceremony. The award ceremony will be held tomorrow with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena. Over 5,000 sportsmen and women from all 10 Mahaweli zones are due to participate.

T20 against India and Sri Lanka will be played in R. Premadasa stadium in Colombo at 7.00 pm.

The first and only T20 international against India and Sri Lanka of the current series will be played in R. Premadasa stadium in Colombo at 7.00 pm. India whitewashed Sri Lanka in the ODI series.

The 5th and final ODI between Sri Lanka and India will be played this evening.

The 5th and final ODI between Sri Lanka and India of the current series will be played at the R. Premadasa stadium in Colombo this evening. It is important to Sri Lanka to win this match to qualify World Cup Tournament without playing the selection matches. India is now lead the series 4.0.

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