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One day matches of the Super Four Provincial Cricket Tournament, begin on Wednesday.

One day matches of the Super Four Provincial Cricket Tournament, begin on Wednesday. The Colombo Team, Galle Team, Kandy Team and the Dambulla team will be participating. Dinesh Chandimal will captain the Colombo Team, while Upul Tharanga will lead the Galle Team. Angelo Mathews will be the Captain of the Kandy Team, and Kusal Janith Perera will provide leaderships for the Dambulla Team.

The match between Colombo and Dambulla will be played at the R. Premadasa Stadium on Wednesday.

Seven records established today at the 56th Junior National Championship

Pasindu Malshan of St. Joseph's College Colombo 10, placed new record in the under-16 triple jump event. S. Safraz representing Hartley College of Point Pedro placed a new record in the under-20 hammer throw. His competency was 39.7 meters. F.P.D. Perera from the Sri Lanka Air Force placed a new record in the under- 23 men's hammer throw, with a competency of 42.81 meters.

Kavindi Sanjana Edirisinghe of President's Girls College in Nawala placed a new record in the under-16 four-into-100-meters women's event, with a competency of 57.48 seconds. Aruna Dharshana of Akuramboda Weera-keppetipola Vidyalaya placed a new record in the under-20 four-into-100-meters men's event, with a competency of 46.59 seconds. Isuru Kaushalya Abeywardane representing the Ananda Shastralaya National School in Matugama completed the under-16 four-into-100-meters event within 49.14 seconds, placing a new record. Shyamali Kumarasinghe from the Walala A. Rathnakaye Vidyalaya placed a new record in the under-20 women's four- into-100-meters.

Dilantha Malagamuwa will take part in the first class motor race event in Italy.


Sri Lanka's Motor racing Ace Dilantha Malagamuwa will take part in the Lambogini Super Crossio first class international motor racing competition to be held in Monza Track in Italy on Saturday and Sunday. This is the 1st international event where Malagamuwa participates in. He secured the 3rd place in the same event last year.

4,500 athletes, 71 nations & territories, 275 golds - Commonwealth Games to begin on Gold Coast

More than 4,500 athletes from 71 nations and territories will compete for 275 gold medals at the Commonwealth Games, which begin today. There will be the same number of men's and women's medal events for the first time at a major multi-sport event.

Gold Coast 2018 also includes the largest ever programme of disability sport at a Commonwealth Games. More than 2.4 billion people - nearly a third of the world - will be represented over 12 days in Australia.

Commonwealth Games begin today

More than 4,500 athletes from 71 nations and territories will compete for 275 gold medals at the 21st Commonwealth Games, which begin in Gold Coast in Queensland - Australia, today.

The opening ceremony takes place today at around 2.30pm Sri Lankan time.

The first gold medal will be contested in the Women's Triathlon, tomorrow.

Morkel takes South Africa closer to 3-1 series win after du Plessis's ton.

South Africa eyeing for a great series victory against Australia.
This was a magical day of Test cricket - and not in the mere figurative sense of the word. What sorcery was behind South Africa's amazing, never-ending innings,

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England lose by an innings and 49 runs to New Zealand, in the first Test at Auckland,

England lost by an innings and 49 runs to New Zealand in the first Test at Auckland, despite the efforts of all-rounder Ben Stokes on the final day. Stokes made a patient 66 from 188 balls, as he and Chris Woakes helped the team recover after early wickets. They will get a chance to level the two-match series, in the second Test which starts on Thursday.

Australia captain Steve Smith is banned for one match and fined his entire match fee over ball-tampering.

Australia captain Steve Smith has been banned for one match and fined his entire match fee by the ICC after a ball-tampering incident in the third Test against South Africa. Smith said that the team's "leadership group" had a plan, carried out by batsman Cameron Bancroft,

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Major League Baseball games most probably in London in June 2019.

The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are "very close" to agreeing on a deal to play two Major League Baseball regular season games in London in June 2019. The venue would be London Stadium, which is home to Premier League football club: 'West Ham United'. Details are still to be agreed, but if the fixtures take place, they would be the first Major League Baseball Games hosted in Europe.

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India has qualified into the finals of the Nidahas trophy T20 tournament.

India beat Bangladesh by 17 runs in another T20 match played last night at the R. Premadasa stadium. India batted first and made 176 for 3 in 20 overs. In Reply Bangladesh managed to score only 159 for 6 in 20 overs. Incidentally, this is the first match in the series where the team batting second lost the match. With this win, India has qualified into the finals.

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