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Cricket bats to be thin

The MCC World Cricket Committee has responded to growing concerns about the size of bats by proposing new limits on their dimensions, in a bid to reduce the number of mis-hits off the edge or the toe of the bat flying over the boundary for sixes. The size of bats has been a constant matter of debate at MCC meetings.

In July 2014, the cricket committee had discussed the issue at length, debating the benefit of a greater number of boundaries for television viewers against the fairness of the balance between bat and ball. At that point, the members could not reach consensus, and the law was left as it was. Now, however, the committee believes that enough is enough, and has recommended a new limit of 40 millimeters for the edge of the bat, and 67 millimeters to the spine.

Bolt says 200-meter world record is now likely beyond him

Usain Bolt has stated again he does not plan to run the 200 meters in his final season, realizing that his world record of 19.19 seconds is now likely beyond him.


Football world rallies around Brazilian club team

The football world has rallied around a Brazilian club which lost most of its players in a plane crash in Colombia. Only six of the 77 people on board the charter plane, carrying members of the Chapecoense team, survived the crash. The team was flying to what was billed as the biggest match in their history, the final of the  
Copa Sudamericana. Their opponents, Colombian team Atletico Nacional, have offered to concede the game to ensure Chapecoense are declared the champions. In a tweet, the club also asked that fans to turn up to their stadium at the time which the game was scheduled, dressed in white.

Sri Lanka won the Match against West Indies by one run.

Sri Lanka won the Match against West Indies by one run. The match ended in a nail biting finish. West Indies once again showed its weakness on the middle order collapse. Sri Lanka batted first and made 330 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in their allotted 50 overs. West Indies in reply made 329 runs for the loss of nine wickets in 50 overs. With this win Sri Lanka reached the finals without any trouble.

Australia suffers 5th consecutive Test defeat this year

South Africa beat Australia by an innings and 80 runs to claim its third successive Test series Down Under today, bowling the home side out for just 161 before lunch on the fourth day. The South African pace duo of Kyle Abbott who took 6 wickets for 77 runs and Kagiso Rabada who bagged 4 wickets for 34 runs did all the damage, with the last eight Australian wickets falling for 32 runs.

This win followed a 177-run victory against Steven Smith's team in the first Perth Test, with South Africa emulating the West Indies teams of the 1980-1990s with three straight series wins in Australia. Kyle Abbot who took 9 wickets for 118 runs in the match was named as the man of the match.

Sri Lanka records 8 wicket victory against Zimbabwe.

Sri Lanka won the OID against Zimbabwe in tri series played in Harare today by 8 wickets. Batted first Zimbabwe scored 154. Sri Lanka passed the victory target in 24.3 overs for the loss of two wickets. Dhananjaya de Silva 78 not out.


Australians score lowest total in a home test in 32 years

Australia have been bowled out for just 85 runs on the first day of the second Test against South Africa at Hobart which is their lowest total in a home test in 32 years.


Sri Lanka wins men's team event in World Carrom Championship


Sri Lanka's Chamil Cooray and Nishantha Fernando have won the men's group event of the 2016 World Carrom Championship. It is being held at Badshah Palace in Birmingham UK. A total of 23 countries are taking part in the event.


Zimbabwe's fight ends in 225-run SL win

Sri Lanka ended Zimbabwe’s day-long resistance seven overs from the end of play to grab victory by 225 runs on the final day of the first test at the Harare Sports Club on yesterday. Zimbabwe were bowled for 186 runs in their second innings within sight of what would have been a morale boosting draw.


Sri Lanka were 247 runs for 6 wickets of the 4th day in the 2nd innings of the 1st test against Zimbabwe being played in Harare.

Sri Lanka were 247 runs for 6 wickets of the 4th day in the 2nd innings of the 1st test against Zimbabwe being played in Harare. The match was halted due to rain Zimbabwe were 373 runs in the first innings. Sri Lanka lead by 411 runs by wickets 4 remaining.


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