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Atapattu eyes transparency in SL job

Sep 26, 2014: Transparency will be a hallmark of his tenure as Sri Lanka coach, Marvan Atapattu has said, as he sought to alleviate concerns that local coaches are vulnerable to manipulation in an environment fraught with politics

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SLC allows Senanayake to play domestic cricket

Sep 25, 2014: Sachithra Senanayake has been green-lighted to play in Sri Lanka's Mercantile Cricket tournament, after Sri Lanka Cricket analysed a report by the experts with whom the offspinner reworked his action

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Atapattu appointed SL head coach

Sep 24, 2014: Marvan Atapattu's appointment as Sri Lanka's first full-time local coach in 15 years has been confirmed by Sri Lanka Cricket, following a six-week vetting process, and his three-month tenure as interim coach

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Atapattu still in line for SL job

Sep 23, 2014: Marvan Atapattu is still in line to become Sri Lanka's head coach, as the search for the job moves to its final stages, amid controversy

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Malinga to have ankle surgery in Australia

Sep 21, 2014: Lasith Malinga has suggested Sri Lanka would be wise to groom another bowler as a World Cup failsafe as he prepares to undergo surgery on Monday that will keep him out for around 16 weeks

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Malinga to have consultation on ankle in Australia

Sep 20, 2014: Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga has left for Australia to consult with doctors on his ankle

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Champions League T20 2014

Champions League T20 still battling for meaning

Sep 16, 2014: The thrills are rather low-octane, the skills are a bit lightweight, and the tournament overly India-centric

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Vithanage placed on probation for a year

Sep 15, 2014: Kithuruwan Vithanage has been docked his full match fee and been placed on probation for one year, after he had left the team hotel overnight during the recent Test in Galle against Pakistan, SLC has said

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Champions League 2014

Southern Express dealt Dilshan blow

Sep 11, 2014: Tillakaratne Dilshan will not play for Southern Express in the Champions League, due to a family commitment, Sri Lanka Cricket has said

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Premadasa stadium set for massive upgrade

Sep 7, 2014: Sri Lanka Cricket is in the early stages of planning a upgrade to training facilities at the Premadasa Stadium, with indoor nets, a swimming pool and a dormitory for the cricket academy all being considered

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Ramprakash, Atapattu in race to coach SL

Sep 6, 2014: Middlesex batting coach Mark Ramprakash is among the front runners to become Sri Lanka's head coach, and he will be interviewed by SLC over the next few days

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Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2014

SL play down Shehzad-Dilshan incident

Sep 4, 2014: Tillakaratne Dilshan and Sri Lanka Cricket are unconcerned about religion-focused comments Ahmed Shehzad had supposedly made to Dilshan following the third ODI, although the PCB have issued Shehzad an official reprimand

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Mathews named SLC Cricketer of the Year

Sep 3, 2014: An outstanding year as a Test batsman, ODI allrounder and captain saw Angelo Mathews reap the Cricketer of the Year prize at the Sri Lanka Cricket awards

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Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Dambulla

Thisara will be major part of World Cup squad - Mathews

Aug 30, 2014: For months Sri Lanka's selectors and captain have been speaking of developing pace stocks for the World Cup, and they appear to have lurched closer to that goal in the series against Pakistan

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Mathews puts faith on versatile XI

Aug 29, 2014: Angelo Mathews has had his sights set on the World Cup for some time now, and as the build up begins in earnest, he hopes to make adaptability a cornerstone of Sri Lanka's bid

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Vithanage to face disciplinary inquiry

Aug 29, 2014: Kithuruwan Vithanage will face a disciplinary inquiry over leaving the team hotel overnight during the first Test against Pakistan at Galle, Sri Lanka Cricket has confirmed

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Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Hambantota

Sri Lanka seek to stall Hambantota slide

Aug 25, 2014: Sri Lanka do not have the best of records in Hambantota, but they will need to beat Pakistan - who are minus Younis and Ajmal - on Tuesday to keep the series alive

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Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2014

Second ODI moved to Hambantota

Aug 23, 2014: The second ODI between Sri Lanka and Pakistan has been moved to Hambantota and brought forward to 26 August, after the Premadasa Stadium outfield was left waterlogged by 48 hours of continuous heavy rain

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Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Hambantota

World Cup prep priority for Mathews

Aug 22, 2014: Angelo Mathews has expressed his desire to build a team and hone a World Cup strategy ahead of the ODIs against Pakistan

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Senanayake returns after remedial work on action

Aug 21, 2014: SLC hopes to have Sachithra Senanayake cleared by the ICC over the next few months, after biomechanics experts were confident his action had been remedied

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