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When Wettimuny drove and Mendis hooked

Jun 13, 2014: England expected to bounce Sri Lanka out in the Lord's Test in 1984. Instead they were met with a defiant side whose batsmen put on a show to remember

Interviews by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Wettimuny proposes revamp of Sri Lankan cricket

Dec 26, 2011: Sidath Wettimuny, the former Sri Lanka batsman, has suggested a radical restructuring of the country's domestic cricket structure, which involves promoting provinces over clubs

Vithushan Ehantharajah

1984

Sri Lanka's impressive Lord's debut

Jun 4, 2011: On paper, when England and Sri Lanka met for the first time in England at Lord's in the late summer of 1984, there should have only been one winner ... but Sri Lanka had other ideas

Martin Williamson

Sidath Wettimuny

'Our early 80s line-up was better than today's'

Aug 13, 2010: The former Sri Lanka opener on playing in the pre-commercialisation era, making a hundred at Lord's, the 1996 World Cup, Ranatunga, and more

Interview by Sidharth Monga

Sri Lanka v Pakistan 1985-86

Scrappy in Sri Lanka

Jul 23, 2009: Sri Lanka and Pakistan may get along just fine these days, but back in 1985-86 it was knives out all the time

Interviews by Sidharth Monga

Sri Lankan cricket

Sri Lanka players' contract issue resolved

Jul 10, 2008: SLC agreed to back date the players' contract payments from March 1, 2008. The players will sign their contracts next week

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Inter-provincial Twenty20 tournament

Sri Lankan schools team find sponsors for Twenty20 series

Apr 9, 2008: East West Marketing have agreed to sponsor the Schools Invitation XI, which has enabled them to participate in the inaugural Sri Lanka Telecom inter-provincial Twenty20 tournament

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Seven-member interim body in place

Sri Lanka expands committee

Jul 9, 2007: Gamini Lokuge, the sports minister, has expanded the interim committee of Sri Lanka Cricket from its present size of five members to seven

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Former opener named president of SLCA

Wettimuny excited by new challenge

Dec 3, 2006: Sidath Wettimuny, the former Sri Lanka opener and chairman of selectors, has been named as the new president of the Sri Lanka Cricketers' Association (SLCA)

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lankan cricket

Ranatunga nominated to run SLC

Jul 15, 2006: Arjuna Ranatunga, the former Sri Lankan captain, is among four cricketers recommended by ex-players to run cricket in Sri Lanka

ESPNcricinfo staff

June 2006

Bounce back inability

Jun 2, 2006: Sri Lanka arrived at Lord's in 1984 for a one-off Test match. It was a chance for England to restore some pride and pick up a straightforward victory. At least that was the plan...

Interviews by Simon Lister

ICC Awards 2004

ICC name first 12 for voting academy

Jul 19, 2004: The ICC has named Kapil Dev, Michael Holding and Ian Healy among 12 former players and media representatives for the voting academy to select the world's best players of the past 12 months at the ICC Awards in September

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Panel of cricketers voice their opinion

Let on-field umpires rule on chucking

Jun 8, 2004: The issue of chucking divides opinions, but a clear verdict emerged from apanel of former cricketers instituted by Wisden Asia Cricket: five out ofseven members came out in favour of handing the matter back to the umpires

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Interim Committee Chairman plans to reorganise the board

Jun 9, 2001: The chairman of the Interim Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka, Vijaya Malalasekara, said yesterday in a media briefing in Colombo that he wants to reorganise the Cricket board

Rex Clementine Fernando

CRICKETER OF THE YEAR - 1985

Sidath Wettimuny

1985: Had cricket followers known in advance that the record for the longest Test innings ever played at Lord's was to be broken last summer by an opening batsman, most would have assumed that Gordon Greenidge would be the man to take that honour, or

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