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Sri Lanka plays its first day and night test cricket match from today against Pakistan.

Spinners will have a key role to play in the second Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan – the first to be played by Sri Lanka under lights with a pink ball at the Dubai International Stadium today. Play is due to commence at 3.30 pm Sri Lankan time and end at 10.30 pm Sri Lankan time.


Herath's 400th wicket seals dramatic victory for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 21 runs in the first Test, which ended at Abu Dhabi a short while ago. Rangana Herath bagged 6 wickets for 43 runs to demolish the Pakistan second innings for 114. However, in the 47th over of the Yasir Shah was caught behind in the 4th ball. But, the review found that Dilruwan Perera had overstepped. The wicket of Mohammad Abbas was Herath's 400 Test wicket.


Kumar Sangakkara names his All Time XI

Kumar Sangakkara currently playing for Surrey in County cricket, recently announced that he will be retiring from first-class cricket at the end of the present English County Championship season. He has announced his ‘All Time playing XI’. His team comprises Matthew Hayden, Rickey Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, Shane Warne from Australia, Brian Lara from West Indies, Rahul Dravid from India, Jacques Kallis from South Africa, Wasim Akram from Pakistan and Aravinda De Silva, Muttaiah Muralidharan and Chaminda Vaas.

The 29th National Youth Sports Festival will held in Anuradhapura from 27th to the 30th of this month.

The 29th National Youth Sports Festival organized by the National Youth Services Council will held at North-Central Grounds, Anuradhapura from September 27 to 30. Nearly 3,000 sportsmen and women representing all districts including Northern and Eastern provinces will participate at the festival.


The laying of a new running track at the Sugathadasa stadium currently underway.

The laying of a new running track at the Sugathadasa stadium is currently underway. It was inaugurated by Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara recently. Since the running track that was laid in the 2012, became dilapidated within a short period of 3 years, the new track had to be laid. The Minister stated that the construction work has been awarded to an organization of international repute. It has been agreed to complete construction work within 3 months.

Anitha Jegadeeshwaren of northern province has made a national record in Poll Walt event.

Anitha Jegadeeshwaren of northern province has claimed a national record in the event of Poll Walt. She has recorded a jump of three meters and 4.8. She held the same record previously. This is the 5th time that she renewed the record. Expressing her views to the SlBC she told that her aim is getting qualified Asian sport festival scheduled to be held next year. Her trainer Sinniah Subakaran said, that the Jaffna is conducive enough for sports training. The government’s support for sport training is commendable.


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.


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.


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.

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