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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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Sri Lanka news

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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Sri Lanka cricket

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 news

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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Sri Lanka news

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 news

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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India v Sri Lanka, World T20, final, Mirpur

Can Sri Lanka lay to rest ghosts of finals past?

Apr 5, 2014: India are in top form going into the World T20 final, but the on-field challenges they pose are not the only ones Sri Lanka will have to contend with; they must also shed the mental baggage of many global finals lost

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Sri Lanka cricket

T20's old-world poster boy

Apr 5, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene's T20 career is testament to an innate cricketing intelligence that has allowed him to freely adapt his game for the shorter formats

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Sri Lanka v West Indies, World T20, semi-final, Mirpur

Sri Lanka book another final spot; holders out

Apr 3, 2014: West Indies banked on a frenetic finish, but Sri Lanka's bowlers had choked the chase to suffocation-point before heavy rain, then marble-sized hail, cut the innings short and sent Sri Lanka to yet another major final

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v West Indies, World T20, semi-final

Malinga to lead SL in semi after Chandimal opts out

Apr 2, 2014: Lasith Malinga has been confirmed captain, but memories of the 2012 World T20 final will hang over Sri Lanka ahead of their semi-final against a dangerous West Indies side

The Preview by Andrew Fidel Fernando

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong

More to Herath than meets the eye

Mar 31, 2014: With one of the great T20 spells, Rangana Herath ensured Sri Lanka's hopes for that elusive World T20 title would not wither just yet

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NZ v SL, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong

Herath spins New Zealand out of WT20 with 5 for 3

Mar 31, 2014: Rangana Herath sprung from Sri Lanka's dugout, watched his team-mates collapse, then crafted a Twenty20 spell of astounding quality to slam New Zealand into a wall, claiming five wickets for three runs, as Sri Lanka defended 119

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

NZ v SL, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong

Dew may define sudden-death match

Mar 30, 2014: ESPNcricinfo previews the crunch Group 1 match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka with a semi-final place at stake

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Netherlands v NZ, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong

McCullum steers NZ's best World T20 chase

Mar 29, 2014: Netherlands competed gamely for 34 overs in Chittagong, but Brendon McCullum struck an unruffled 65 from 45 to drive New Zealand's highest successful World Twenty20 chase, which was completed with six wickets and an over to spare

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England v Sri Lanka, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong

Mendis - bird of prey or sitting duck?

Mar 27, 2014: Batsmen have often struggled to figure out Ajantha Mendis' bowling, but now it is time for Sri Lanka to figure out whether the spinner should be persisted with

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