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West Indies to host the T-20 Women's World Cup, this year.

The West Indies has been selected to host the T-20 Women's World Cup, this year. The matches will be played from the 9th to the 24th of November. West Indies won the previous T-20 Women's World Cup.

In Cricket, Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by five wickets to register their first win in the tri nation tournament

 

Sri Lanka overcame Zimbabwe by five wickets to record their first win in the tri nation one day tournament in Dhaka today. Batting first, Zimbabwe were bowled out for 198 off 44 overs. Brendon Taylor top-scored with 58. In bowling, Thisara Perera claimed four for 33 and Nuwan Pradeep bagged three for 28. Sri Lanka replied with 202 for five off 44.5 overs. Kusal Janith Perera made 49, while Thisara Perera and Dinesh Chandimal contributed 39 and 38 runs respectively to carry their team to victory.

The International Olympic Committee steps up drug tests ahead of Winter Games

The International Olympic Committee says more than 14,000 anti-doping tests on more than 6,000 athletes have been conducted in the lead up to the Winter Games scheduled in Pyeongchang next month.

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The Fifa Challenge Trophy to be on display at the BMICH

The Fifa Challenge Trophy that will be awarded to the champions at the Fifa World Cup to be held in Russia this July, will be exhibited across 54 countries. Sri Lanka has been chosen as the first country for its display. Thereby, a delegation bearing the trophy will visit Sri Lanka next Tuesday and present it to President Maithripala Sirisena. The trophy will be on display at the BMICH.

Zimbabwe beat Sri Lanka in the 2nd match of the Tri-Nation Series

Sri Lanka played Zimbabwe today in the 2nd match of the Tri-Nation Series, in Dhaka.  Zimbabwe scored 290 runs, for the loss of 6 wickets, in their allotted 50 overs. Sri Lanka were all out for 278 runs. Zimbabwe won the match by 12 runs.

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe match of the tri series in Bangladesh will be played in Dhaka.

The Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe match of the tri nation ODI series in Bangladesh will be played today in Shere Bangla stadium in Dhaka. It is significant that this is the 100th ODI match playing in this ground.

Sri Lanka Cricket invests 60 million rupees to provide ‘Ground Equipment’ for 14 of its member clubs.


Sri Lanka Cricket has invested 60 million rupees to provide ‘Ground Equipment’ for 14 of its member clubs. The project, which is conducted by the National Development Center of Sri Lanka Cricket provided ground equipment for 10 ‘Tier A clubs’ and 5 ‘Tier B clubs’.

Five clubs, namely; SSC, NCC, Bloomfield, Tamil Union and CCC have been given Two-ton Double Drum Rollers, each. The rest, will be given the Two-ton Double Drum Rollers, within the next few weeks.

In addition, Sri Lanka Cricket will also provide Pitch Covers for all the 14 clubs

Sri Lanka secures victory over Ireland in a match of the ICC Under 19 World Cup

 

Sri Lanka posted a seven wicket victory over Ireland in a match of the ICC Under 19 World Cup at Whangarei in New Zealand. Batting first Ireland made 207 for six, with J. Grassi scoring 75. In bowling, skipper Kavindu Mendis captured three wickets for 35 runs. Sri Lanka reached 208 for the loss of only three wickets off 37.3 overs to seal the match. Dhananjaya Lakshan made an unbeaten 101, and skipper Mendis also shone with the bat with an unbeaten 74.

A tri nation ODI will begin in Dhaka on Wednesday

 

Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe Tri nation cricket tournament will begin on Wednesday in Bangladesh. Sri Lanka will meet Zimbabwe on the 17th and the match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will be played on the 19th in Dhaka.

Again Sri Lanka will be played a match with Zimbabwe on the 21st and with Bangladesh on the 25th of this month. The final match will be played on the 27th of this month. All the ODIs are day and night encounters.

After the one day series Sri Lanka will play two tests and two T-20s against Bangladesh as the part of the Bangladesh tour

Angelo Mathew has been named as the ODI and T-20 captain.

Anjelo Mathew has been named to lead the Sri Lanka ODI and T-20 cricket teams.  At a press briefing held in Colombo today, the Sri Lanka Cricket Board says he will lead the team during the Bangladesh tour.  The team is included with Upul Tharanga, Niroshan Dickwella, Dinesh Chandimal,  Danuska Gunatilleke, Kushal Mendis, Kushal Janith Perera, Asela Gunaratne,  Thisara Perera and Suranga Lakmal. New players Lakshan Sandakan, Sehan Madusanka, Nuwan Pradeep,  Dushmantha Chameera and Akila Dananjaya and Vanidu Hasaranga are also in the pool.

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