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Malinga likely to miss Champions League

Aug 25, 2013: Lasith Malinga is almost certain to miss both Sri Lanka's tour of Zimbabwe and the Champions League, due to personal commitments

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Sri Lanka tour of Zimbabwe 2013

Boards add T20s to SL's Zimbabwe tour schedule

Aug 23, 2013: Sri Lanka Cricket has confirmed its national team will travel to Zimbabwe for a full, 35-day tour, which begins on October 3. The boards have added two Twenty20s to the Future Tours Programme's schedule of two Tests and three ODIs

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Champions League T20 2013 news

Champions League to benefit SLC directly

Aug 17, 2013: Sri Lanka Cricket will be the only home board to directly receive the participation fee for the Champions League Twenty20, tournament technical committee member Sundar Raman has said

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Kandurata Maroons v Basnahira Greens, Super 4's T20, Colombo

Kandurata make it to Champions League T20

Aug 17, 2013: Kandurata Maroons will represent Sri Lanka in the Champions League T20 qualifiers next month in India, after they overcame a meandering Basnahira Greens by seven wickets in the Super Fours final

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Sri Lanka tour of UAE 2013-14

SLC declines PCB's offer to play day-night Test

Aug 16, 2013: Sri Lanka have declined Pakistan's proposal to play a day-night Test during their December-January tour to the UAE

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Sri Lankan cricket

Botham to set off on eight-day walk for charity

Aug 16, 2013: Ian Botham will walk from Killinochchi to Seenigama in Sri Lanka to raise money to provide sports equipment and facilities for youngsters in the north and east of the country.

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Super 4's T20 tournament 2013

Kulasekara powers Basnahira to final

Aug 14, 2013: An early rolling collapse did not prevent Basnahira Greens from progressing to the Super Fours final, as they defended a modest total to defeat Ruhuna Reds by nine runs at R Premadasa Stadium.

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Kandurata v Basnahira, Super 4's Twenty20, Colombo

Spinners set up narrow win for Kandurata

Aug 12, 2013: An eleventh-hour surge put Basnahira Greens in touching distance of victory, but ultimately Kandurata Maroons' 124 for 8 proved just enough on a used Premadasa pitch that has steadily deteriorated

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Sri Lanka news

Won't consider Surrey option until January - Ford

Aug 9, 2013: Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford has said he will not consider a coaching position with Surrey until his contract with Sri Lanka expires in January next year

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Sri Lanka cricket

Selectors must manage Chandimal's captaincy workload

Aug 8, 2013: Sri Lanka's selectors must decide whether the burden of captaincy and high expectations are hampering Dinesh Chandimal's growth as a batsman

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Sri Lanka news

SLC confirms provincial T20 tournament

Aug 7, 2013: The four-team provincial Twenty20 tournament that replaces this year's cancelled Sri Lanka Premier League, will run from August 10 to 17

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Sri Lanka v South Africa, 3rd T20, Hambantota

Dilshan keeps faith in young batsmen

Aug 7, 2013: Sri Lanka's misfiring middle order has been the cause of most concern in the 2-1 Twenty20 series loss to South Africa, but Tuesday's Man of the match Tillakaratne Dilshan has said the youngsters' failures do not necessarily bode ill for the team's future

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Sri Lanka v South Africa, 3rd T20, Hambantota

Dilshan powers Sri Lanka to consolation win

Aug 6, 2013: Sri Lanka's batsmen found fluency for the first time in the Twenty20 series, as the hosts rode a furious start and a fast finish to a conciliatory six-wicket win in Hambantota

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 3rd Twenty20, Hambantota

Sri Lanka look to avoid 0-3 drubbing

Aug 5, 2013: Sri Lanka's players might have often heard that the sport they play is a great leveller, but they might not have thought the highs and lows could come in such quick succession

The Preview by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd T20I, Hambantota

Sri Lanka's next generation need to stand up

Aug 3, 2013: Sri Lanka's youngsters were found out again in the last T20 and have long since been due while South Africa's batting needs more muscle as the action shifts to a more seamer-friendly Hambantota

The Preview by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Twenty20, Colombo

'Feels nice for us to put pressure on them' - du Plessis

Aug 3, 2013: South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said the plans his attack had drawn up for Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Thisara Perera, whom they had identified as key batsmen, were vital to South Africa's 12-run victory in the first Twenty20

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Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Twenty20, Colombo

'Nothing in pitch warranted scores that low' - Chandimal

Aug 3, 2013: A succession of rash strokes and an inability to handle pressure brought Sri Lanka's downfall in the first Twenty20 in Colombo, captain Dinesh Chandimal has said

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Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st T20I, Colombo

Du Plessis' latest spin tangle

Aug 2, 2013: Plays of the Day from the first Twenty20 international between Sri Lanka and South Africa in Colombo

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South Africa in Sri Lanka 2013

Deferred Tests a lost opportunity for Sri Lanka

Aug 2, 2013: The indecision over the Tests between Sri Lanka and South Africa, in the wake of the SLPL's cancellation, has robbed cricket of a interesting contest. The worrying thing is that it may lead Sri Lanka down a path of Test mediocrity

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Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Twenty20, Colombo

South Africa hope change of format brings change of form

Aug 1, 2013: South Africa have a task on hand, facing up to the No. 1 Twenty20 side and their much-vaunted short-format attack so soon after the ODI series thumping

The Preview by Andrew Fidel Fernando
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