Sri Lanka clinches historic 2-0 series win in South Africa

Sports 02/23/19, 05:22

Sri Lanka clinched the first-ever series victory for an Asian team in South Africa after sweeping the Proteas 2-0 with an eight-wicket win in the second test on Saturday.Sri Lanka's stunning success came against all expectations after arriving for the two-test series with a new captain and a patched-up team ...

Sri Lanka makes strong start to 2nd test in South Africa

World 02/21/19, 05:52

Sri Lanka took four wickets in the first session to make a strong start to the second and final test against South Africa on Thursday and boost its chances of an historic series victory.No Asian team has won a test series in South Africa but Sri Lanka looked capable of ...

PSL: A pathway to revive international cricket in Pakistan

Sports 02/12/19, 01:11

The Pakistan Super League is not like any other Twenty20 cricket competition. It can't compete financially with the lucrative Indian Premier League in terms of player payments, yet it's a dream for some cricketers just to be playing in it.For the Pakistan Cricket Board, it's considered a pathway to resuming ...

R. Kelly plans tour for Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand

Entertainment 02/05/19, 21:17

R. Kelly is announcing a new tour, but it won't be in the United States.The embattled entertainer announced on social media Tuesday that he'll be going to Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka."See y'all soon" the post said, accompanied by a picture of Kelly and the declaration "The King of ...

Customs strike cripples businesses in Sri Lanka’s capital

Business 02/05/19, 07:31

Food importers and wholesalers shut their shops in Sri Lanka's capital on Tuesday to demand the government resolve a "work to rule" action by custom officials at the island nation's main seaport.The Essential Food Commodities Importers and Traders Association said it is suffering huge losses because of the trade union ...

Sri Lanka drops captain Chandimal for South Africa tests

Sports 02/05/19, 06:31

Sri Lanka has dropped captain Dinesh Chandimal from the test squad for the upcoming tour of South Africa.The selectors have asked him to play domestic games to regain his form.Sri Lanka Cricket says on Tuesday opening batsman Dimuth Karunaratne is the stand-in captain of a 17-man squad for the two-test ...

Starc has 5 wickets, Khawaja 101 for Australia vs Sri Lanka

Sports 02/03/19, 04:06

Mitchell Starc took five wickets and Usman Khawaja looks to have retained his Ashes spot with a century as Australia set Sri Lanka a victory target of 516 runs late on the third day of the second test on Sunday.Sri Lanka was 17 without loss at stumps, still needing 499 ...

Sri Lanka seeks $1 billion loan from China amid debt woes

World 02/02/19, 02:48

Sri Lanka is negotiating a $1 billion loan from China to construct a highway linking the capital Colombo to the hilly resort city of Kandy, even as the heavily-indebted South Asian island nation makes arrangements to pay down $5.9 billion in foreign loans this year.Finance Ministry spokesman M.R. Hasan said ...

West Indies women beat Pakistan in Super Over in Twenty20

Sports 02/01/19, 07:59

The West Indies women's team defeated Pakistan in a Super Over tiebreaker on Friday to take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match Twenty20 series.The Pakistan Cricket Board is staging the series in a bid to showcase its ability to host international matches following a deadly 2009 terrorist attack against ...

Australia loses 3 wickets in 1st session vs Sri Lanka

Sports 01/31/19, 20:40

Australia captain Tim Paine uncharacteristically won the toss and decided the home side would bat first in the second cricket test against Sri Lanka.Within 45 minutes of first session Friday at Manuka Oval, he may have wished he'd lost it.Australia lost three wickets and at one point was 28 for ...

West Indies women win 1st match in Pakistan without problems

Sports 01/31/19, 07:22

The West Indies women's first cricket match in Pakistan was a 71-run victory that passed without incident on Thursday.Pakistan has staged only short limited-overs series against Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, a World XI, and the West Indies since a deadly terrorist attack in March 2009 against the Sri Lanka test team ...

West Indies women’s team in Pakistan for cricket series

Sports 01/30/19, 08:06

The West Indies women's team arrived in Karachi on Wednesday to play three Twenty20 matches as Pakistan once again bids to showcase its ability to host international cricket.There was a heavy security presence between the airport and the team hotel, and traffic on one of Karachi's busiest roads was halted ...

20-year-old newcomer in Australia squad for Sri Lanka tests

Sports 01/08/19, 21:55

Shaun Marsh, Mitch Marsh, Peter Handscomb and Aaron Finch have all been axed from the Australia squad for a two-test series against Sri Lanka after struggling in the four-test series against India.Twenty-year-old Will Pucovski was included Wednesday in the 13-man squad after just eight first-class games, while openers Joe Burns ...

Pujara’s 150 lifts India to 389-5 in 4th test vs Australia

Sports 01/03/19, 20:42

Chesteshwar Pujara's master-class of Australian conditions continued as he reached his highest score outside India and lifted the tourists into a dominant position of 389-5 at lunch on day two of the fourth and final test against Australia on Friday.At the interval, Pujara was 181 not out with Rishabh Pant ...

Sri Lanka president reinstates Wickremesinghe as premier

World 12/16/18, 02:06

Sri Lanka's president has reappointed Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister, nearly two months after firing him and setting off weeks of political stalemate.Wickremesinghe's United National Party says on its official Twitter account that Wickremesinghe took oath before President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday.The move promises to ease 50 days of political ...

Sri Lanka’s disputed prime minister resigns to end impasse

World 12/15/18, 03:01

Sri Lanka's disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned, saying he wants to end a political impasse over his appointment.Rajapaksa signed his letter of resignation Saturday, flanked by lawmakers of his party and blessed by Buddhist and other religious leaders in the presence of media.It is not immediately clear if ...

Explains: Sri Lanka crisis persists despite court ruling

World 12/14/18, 08:13

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has declared President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve Parliament unconstitutional. Sirisena's opponents and rule-of-law activists hailed the unanimous ruling, but it did not end a months-long political stalemate that has kept Sri Lanka without a functional government.Here's a look at how Sri Lanka has plunged into ...

Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court says president’s actions unlawful

World 12/13/18, 08:38

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that President Maithripala Sirisena's order to dissolve Parliament and hold new elections was unconstitutional, a much-anticipated verdict that further embroils the Indian Ocean nation in political crisis.A seven-judge bench of the highest court said the president lacks the power to dissolve Parliament at ...

Sri Lanka court orders prime minister to refrain from duties

World 12/03/18, 07:13

A Sri Lankan court on Monday ordered disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his ministers to refrain from carrying out their duties as it hears an appeal against them.While the ruling by the Court of Appeal is an interim order, it is yet another setback for Rajapaksa, who has held ...

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