Sri Lanka recall Chandimal for South Africa series

Sri Lanka on Monday recalled former skipper Dinesh Chandimal into a 22-member squad led by Dasun Shanaka for a six-match series against South Africa. Chandimal, 31, was dropped after a disappointing tour of the West Indies in March. He missed series against England and India. Sri Lanka have also added the uncapped Pulina Tharanga and […]


Dhawan-led India’s first practice session under lights

Head coach Rahul Dravid did the talking as the Indian team had their first practice session under lights in Colombo on Thursday to prepare for the upcoming limited overs series against Sri Lanka. “Time to hit the nets. Our first practice session under lights begins now,” BCCI tweeted. The Shikhar Dhawan-led Indian team will take […]


Dhawan-led Indian team departs for Sri Lanka tour

The Indian led by Shikhar Dhawan departed for Colombo on Monday for their limited overs against Sri Lanka next month. “All set. Sri Lanka bound,” BCCI captioned the photo of the Indian squad ahead of their departure from Mumbai. The Sri Lanka series starts with the ODIs from July 13, followed by T20s from July […]


Rajapaksa pardons 16 ‘political prisoners’

Murder convict also freed on the day marking the arrival of Buddhism to Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday pardoned 94 persons, including 16 ‘political prisoners’ and one prominent murder convict on death row, on the occasion of the ‘Poson Poya [full moon]’ day that bears religious significance, marking the arrival of Buddhism to […]


India vs Sri Lanka | Five newcomers who made it

Padikkal, Gowtham, Sakariya, Ruturaj and Rana get a chance With the big guns busy in England, there was room for fresh faces to be included in the Indian team for the limited-over tour of Sri Lanka. The selectors thus handed maiden India call-ups to five players — Devdutt Padikkal, K. Gowtham, Chetan Sakariya, Ruturaj Gaikwad […]