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Batsman's fault if mankaded - MCC

Jul 17, 2014: Stay in the crease, the MCC has once again reiterated to the batsmen, and avoid being 'mankaded'. That missive was sent by the MCC's World Cricket Committee at the conclusion of its two-day meeting at Lord's

Nagraj Gollapudi

Sri Lanka news

SLC confident of Senanayake return

Jul 15, 2014: Sri Lanka Cricket remained confident that their spinner Sachithra Senanayake's action could be remedied, and that he could be reintroduced to international cricket before the World Cup, despite a harsh biomechanical assessment

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Senanayake banned from bowling due to action

Jul 12, 2014: Sachithra Senanayake has been banned from bowling in international cricket, after his action was found to be illegal following bio-mechanical assessment in Cardiff

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka in England 2014

No involvement in reporting Senanayake - Cook

Jun 19, 2014: Alastair Cook has denied suggestions that the England camp played any part in Sri Lankan spinner Sachithra Senanayake being reported as having a suspected illegal bowling action

George Dobell and Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka tour of England 2014

Senanayake's action to be tested in Cardiff

Jun 8, 2014: Offspinner Sachithra Senanayake is set to return to the UK, days after he arrived in Sri Lanka, following SLC's decision to send him to the newly-accredited Cardiff Metropolitan University for the biomechanical testing of his action

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Edgbaston

Emboldened Sri Lanka keep their cool

Jun 3, 2014: It may have been tempting for Sri Lanka to hide Sachithra Senanayake in this match, in hope the furore would blow over. But emboldened by the added pressure instead, they made his role in the match more prominent

Andrew Fidel Fernando

England v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Edgbaston

Senanayake catches Buttler dozing

Jun 3, 2014: Jos Buttler should have known better when Sachithra Senanayake warned him about backing up too far - the bowler does not deserve criticism for 'Mankading'

George Dobell at Edgbaston

England v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Edgbaston

SL claim series amid Senanayake controversy

Jun 3, 2014: Figures of 1 for 36 were just one thread of Sri Lanka's series-clinching six-wicket win but, by running out Jos Buttler while the batsman was backing up, Sachithra Senanayake ensured that the narrative would be wound around him

The Report by Alan Gardner

Sri Lanka in England 2014

Buttler would get Test chance... if he were Sri Lankan

Jun 2, 2014: Would Jos Buttler play Test cricket this summer if he was Sri Lankan? According to one adversary the answer goes without saying. "Obviously," said Sachithra Senanayake

Tim Wigmore

Sri Lanka in England 2014

Senanayake's action reported

Jun 2, 2014: Sachithra Senanayake, the Sri Lanka offspinner, has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during the fourth one-day international against England at Lord's which Sri Lanka won by seven runs

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Chester-le-Street

Sri Lanka skittle England for 99 in huge win

May 25, 2014: Sri Lanka skittled England for a paltry 99, as Nuwan Kulasekara knocked off the top order and Sachithra Senanayake improved his career-best for the second match running, to secure a crushing 157-run victory

The Report by Andrew McGlashan at Chester-le-Street

Statsguru Awards

A South Africa show

Mar 14, 2014: The players of 2013, as decided by the numbers. Also starring George Bailey, Saeed Ajmal, and Virat Kohli

S Rajesh

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Mirpur

Senanayake relishes batting responsibility

Feb 19, 2014: Sri Lanka are aware of Sachithra Senanayake's value as a spinner and a lower-order batsman, and have persisted with him despite other options

Mohammad Isam

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20, Chittagong

Sri Lanka take series after another final-ball win

Feb 14, 2014: Sri Lanka sealed the two-match Twenty20 series 2-0 after beating Bangladesh by three wickets in Chittagong

The Report by Mohammad Isam

Pakistan v Sri Lanka 2013-14

Prasanna Jayawardene returns to Sri Lanka Test squad

Dec 23, 2013: Wicketkeeper-batsman Prasanna Jayawardene has been named in Sri Lanka's 16-man Test squad for the upcoming series against Pakistan, having last played a Test against Australia last year

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Dambulla

Bad light gives Sri Lanka win, series squared

Nov 16, 2013: Fading light cut New Zealand's feisty middle order short in Dambulla, as they pursued an unlikely 90 runs from the last eight overs with four wickets in hand

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando in Dambulla

Board XI v SL A, four-day tri-series, 2nd day

Sri Lanka A capitulate against spin

Oct 24, 2013: A dismal first-innings for Sri Lanka A may not necessarily end in defeat at SSC, as Board XI batted again at the end of penultimate day at SSC, perhaps in an effort to give key batsmen time in the middle

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Board XI vs Development XI, four-day tri-series, 4th day

Development XI succumb meekly to Senanayake

Oct 11, 2013: Development XI collapsed for the second time in as many days to hand Board XI an innings and 108-run victory in the four-day match at the P Sara Oval

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Board XI vs Development XI, four-day tri-series, 3rd day

Perera hits belligerent 150 as team folds

Oct 10, 2013: On the day Tillakaratne Dilshan officially announced his retirement, Kusal Perera made a play at his vacated opening position, slamming 150 from 142 balls on a rain-effected day three of the four-dayer at the P Sara Oval

Andrew Fidel Fernando

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy, Group A, Cardiff

NZ can be more than quietly confident

Jun 8, 2013: The phrase "quietly confident" captures New Zealand's approach to almost any international assignment but on the surface, this time there is perhaps no reason to be so quiet about it

Andrew Fidel Fernando
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