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The venue of the 2022 Commonwealth Games to be announced within the next four weeks

Commonwealth Games-Birmingham may need to wait until next year to find out if it will host the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The Commonwealth Games Federation said today that they are "confident" a city will be chosen in the next four weeks and they "will remain flexible". Birmingham was the only interested city before the 30th September deadline, but was deemed "not fully compliant". Last week,

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Strict regulations to be enforced against the use of banned substances in sports

Minister Mahinda Amaraweera joining in the discussion in parliament today stated that the task being fulfilled by the Minister of Health in eradicating the drug menace in the country is praiseworthy.
Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera expressing his views stated that the programme to salvage the citizens of this country from alcohol needs to be expedited. He also stated that strict regulations need to be enforced against the use of banned substances for performance enhancement in sports. He observed that such substances are widely used among rugger players.

India slashes Sri Lanka by securing a win of an innings and 239 runs.

Sri Lanka suffered their heaviest defeat in Test history as they lost by an innings and 239 runs to India in the second Test in Nagpur. In the 1st innings Sri Lanka were restricted to 205 runs, while India scored 610 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. In the 2nd innings Sri Lanka were able to score 166 runs only.
Indian Captain Virat Kohli scored a double century for his home side and three other batsmen scored tons during India's innings. R Ashwin, who took 4 for 63, became the fastest to hit 300 Test wickets, reaching the milestone in 54 Tests.

The 2nd test between Sri Lankan and India will begin today.

The 2nd test between Sri Lanka and India will begin in Nagpur today. Captain Dinesh Chandimal says his players are confident with pressurizing Indian team in this game. Our fielding also has made a huge difference there’s a lot of energy. We have looked at a six-five combination or six-four plus all-rounder he said. India will be without two of their top players opener Shikhar Dhawan and fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar who was man of the match at Kolkata after having a match bag of eight wickets. Both have opted out on personal grounds.

Sri Lanka has finally confirmed their interest in having Chandika Hathurusingha as head coach

Sri Lanka has finally confirmed their interest in having Chandika Hathurusingha as head coach, with the president of the SLC Thilanga Sumathipala saying he would be "a great fit for us".

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Tonia Couch retires

Three-time Olympian Tonia Couch has announced her retirement from diving, after a 12-year senior career. Couch, is one of Britain's most decorated female divers having won silver at Glasgow's Commonwealth Games in 2014 and three European medals. She last competed at the World Championships in July. She will now take up a coaching role in her home city of Plymouth.

Sri Lanka tour of India ends in a draw due to bad weather

The first test match between Sri Lanka and India that was played at Eden Gardens in Kolkata resulted in a draw, due to bad weather. In the 1st innings India were all out for 172 runs, while Sri Lanka had scored 294 runs.  In the 2nd innings, India scored 352 runs. In reply Sri Lanka were 75 runs, for the loss of 7 wickets.

Today is the 4th day of the 1st test between Sri Lanka and India.

Today is the 4th day of the first test match between Sri Lanka and India which is being played now at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

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Today is the 4th day of the 1st test against India.

Today is the 4th day of the first test match between Sri Lanka and India being played at the Kolkata. Sri Lanka has scored runs 165 for 4 wickets in their first innings, at the end of play yesterday.

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Sri Lanka resume search for first Test win in India. The first test match commences today in Kolkata Eden Gardens.


Sri Lanka resume search for first Test win in India. The first test match between Sri Lanka and India will begin today at Kolkata , eden gardens ground. Dinesh Chandimal will lead the Sri Lankan team while Virat Kohli will lead the Strong Indian team. However india is under pressure to maintain its no 01 position in the test cricket ratings. Sri Lanka are a young side with some hope of toppling the top side with the confidence of winning the previous test series against Pakistan away from home.

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