Free Press Journal
  • ‘I’ve been made a scapegoat’, says sacked Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews

    Colombo: Sri Lanka’s sacked skipper Angelo Mathews accused the country’s cricket board Monday of blaming him solely for the island’s humiliating exit from the Asia Cup. The 31-year-old all-rounder has threatened to retire from the two shorter formats of the game after being dumped on Sunday as captain of Sri Lanka’s one-day international and twenty20 teams.

  • Sri Lanka vs South Africa: Akila Dananjaya bags 6 wickets to lead Sri Lanka to victory in 5th ODI

    Colombo: Akila Dananjaya claimed six scalps and picked up widespread tributes as Sri Lanka hammered South Africa by 178 runs in the final one-day international on Sunday. While the result did not stop South Africa taking the series 3-2, Dananjaya’s performance established the pint-sized 24-year-old as one of the most threatening spinners on the international circuit.


    Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka suspended for 6 months

    London: Opening batsman Danushka Gunathilaka has been suspended for six international matches by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for breaching the player code of conduct and contractual obligation. As per, the decision was taken following an initial inquiry conducted by Sri Lanka Cricket after the team management reported that the player has violated the ”code of conduct.’ SLC, reportedly, attributed the six-match suspension to two code violations.


    Suspended Sri Lanka opener Danushka Gunathilaka out of South Africa ODIs

    Colombo: Sri Lanka’s suspended opening batsman Danushka Gunathilaka was left out Tuesday from the 15-man squad to play the five-match one-day international series against the touring South African side. Gunathilaka, 27, was suspended on Sunday by Sri Lanka Cricket over a “misconduct” charge after a close associate of his was arrested for allegedly raping a Norwegian woman in the team hotel in Colombo.

  • Sri Lanka batsman Danushka Gunathilaka suspended over charges of misconduct

    Colombo: Batsman Danushka Gunathilaka has been suspended over a misconduct charge in the middle of Sri Lanka’s second Test against South Africa, the country’s cricket board said today. The 27-year-old opener will be barred from all forms of the game pending the outcome of an investigation, the board said, without specifying the alleged misconduct. The suspension will go into effect after the Test is concluded in Colombo, it added.

  • Sri Lanka Cricket president unhappy with government action against board

    Colombo: The Sri Lanka Cricket president Thilanga Sumathipala is unhappy that the government has decided to hand over the cricket board’s administration in hands of Competent Authority (CA). “I am saddened by the action of an individual, which has led to cricket being run by the government like nowhere else in the world,” Sumathipala said after his term ended yesterday without an election to appoint office bearers.

  • SLC releases book on Dalmiya

    Kolkata : Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), on the occasion of the 70th independence of the island nation, paid a glowing tribute to former BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya by releasing a book, titled ‘A Tribute to Jagu’.

  • Simon Willis resigns as Sri Lanka’s high-performance manager

    Colombo: Simon Willis has stepped down from the post of Sri Lanka Cricket’s high-performance manager, less than two years into a three-year contract. It is learnt that Willis has decided to hand his resignation due to personal reasons and, now he would serve a six-month notice period.

  • Angelo Mathews re-appointed Sri Lanka’s limited-overs captain

    Colombo: Experienced all-rounder Angelo Mathews has been re-appointed as the limited-overs captain of the national team, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced on Tuesday. The upcoming tri-nation One Day International tournament in Bangladesh will be Mathews first assignment as the skipper.

  • 18-year-old spinner Kevin Koththigoda could be Sri Lanka’s Paul Adams; read details

    Spinners with weird bowling actions have always been a talking point in cricketing arena. From Proteas’ Paul Adams’ to IPL franchise Gujarat Lions’ Shivil Kaushik, the game of cricket has seen many whacky actions that have amazed both players on the field and fans off the field. Sri Lanka’s 18-year-old spinner, Kevin Koththigoda, is the latest entrant to this list of bowlers trying to bamboozle batsmen with a weird action. Sri Lanka

  • ICC launches probe into Sri Lanka Cricket

    Dubai : The International Cricket Council (ICC) has launched an anti-corruption investigation in Sri Lanka but did not specify if any particular series involving the country is under the scanner.

  • Sri Lanka secure World Cup 2019 berth post WIndies defeat against England

    Manchester: Sri Lanka qualified for the ICC World Cup 2019 after West Indies lost the opening ODI of the five-match series against England on Tuesday. Earlier, Jonny Bairstow smashed his maiden ODI century, hitting 100 not out off 97 balls to lead England to an easy seven-wicket win against Windies at the Old Trafford.