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Few can adjust their game like Thirimanne - Jayasuriya

Apr 24, 2014: Sri Lanka chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya made a resounding endorsement of Lahiru Thirimanne's temperament and talent, one day after his panel had appointed the 24-year-old batsman vice-captain across all formats

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Atapattu tipped to coach SL in England

Apr 24, 2014: Sri Lanka's chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya issued the strongest indication yet that Marvan Atapattu would be appointed coach for the tour of Ireland and England, following Paul Farbrace's resignation on Tuesday.

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SL in 'difficult place' after Farbrace exit

Apr 23, 2014: Sri Lanka have been rendered "helpless" by Paul Farbrace's sudden exit, weeks from their biggest overseas tour of the year, chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya has said

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SL players, board break contracts impasse

Apr 23, 2014: Sri Lanka's cricketers have agreed to sign the board's annual contracts after SLC decided to award the players a 10% cut of the ICC and ACC-events participation fee for the next five years, bringing the seven-week dispute to a close

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Chandimal relieved of T20I captaincy

Apr 23, 2014: Sri Lanka's selectors have relieved Dinesh Chandimal of the Twenty20 captaincy, and the ODI vice-captaincy, appointing Lasith Malinga and Lahiru Thirimanne in those roles, ahead of Sri Lanka's tour of Ireland and England

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Has the ECB played an unfair game?

Apr 22, 2014: Money talks, and in light of the current shake-up of the ICC, the ECB's act of poaching another team's coach deteriorates from free-market aggression to oligarchic hypocrisy

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Farbrace quits as Sri Lanka coach

Apr 22, 2014: Paul Farbrace, the Sri Lanka coach, has resigned with immediate effect in order to take up a role with the ECB, Sri Lanka Cricket has confirmed

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Farbrace torn over England role

Apr 21, 2014: Paul Farbrace has said he has not yet made a commitment to England, and remains conflicted over whether to become England's assistant coach or remain head coach of Sri Lanka,

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'Sri Lankan fans embrace the team, not just icon players'

Apr 21, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara go over their World T20 win, and feel grateful to have fans whose support remains unwavering in victory and defeat

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Jayasuriya unhappy at Farbrace conduct

Apr 20, 2014: Sri Lanka chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya has joined SLC in expressing dismay at news of head coach Paul Farbrace's possible move to England, citing the cost the board bore to have Farbrace released from his Yorkshire contract

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Chaos threatens to engulf SL again

Apr 20, 2014: The possible departure of Paul Farbrace will cause fresh tumult for Sri Lanka, just two weeks after their World T20 win sparked scenes of jubilation

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SLC surprised by Farbrace's possible move

Apr 19, 2014: SLC has expressed surprise and disappointment "in no uncertain terms" at the news that Sri Lanka head coach Paul Farbrace may be recruited as England's new assistant coach, after the ECB confirmed their interest in Farbrace to SLC

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County news

Durham enlist Sangakkara on short-term contract

Apr 15, 2014: Kumar Sangakkara has confirmed he will represent Durham for two to three County Championship Division One matches in preparation for Sri Lanka's tour of England

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Sri Lanka set to host Pakistan for Tests in August

Apr 11, 2014: Pakistan will play two Tests and three ODIs in Sri Lanka in August, officials from both boards have confirmed

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Ranatunga lauds 'special team effort'

Apr 9, 2014: Sri Lanka's first World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga lauded the team's World T20 win as a "special effort", which bodes well for their future

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World T20 2014

Jayawardene, Sangakkara lash out at board

Apr 8, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara have lashed out at SLC secretary Nishantha Ranatunga for his handling of the news of their retirement, soon after they landed in Sri Lanka following a victorious World T20 campaign

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World T20 2014

Stars greeted by Colombo revelry

Apr 8, 2014: Thousands flocked the streets and the airport to get a glimpse of their heroes in what was probably the grandest public occasion since the end of the war eased bomb-blast fears

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World T20 2014

Playing for the people

Apr 7, 2014: When Sri Lanka's players are marginalised by the board, or are on a poor run, they feel the fans are all they have left. There will be love, respect and admiration flowing in both directions when they take their trophy to the people on Tuesday.

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Sri Lanka set for heroes' welcome

Apr 7, 2014: Sri Lanka's returning World T20 champions will have an open-top parade from the Katunayake Airport to Colombo, upon their arrival from Dhaka on Tuesday, SLC has confirmed

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World T20 2014

A night to remember in Colombo

Apr 6, 2014: To have been at the Shere Bangla for the final would have been great, but to see Colombo come together and roar in wild, unbridled, joy was something else

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