Sri Lanka Cricket defends decision to tour India
Sri Lanka Cricket defends decision to tour India

 Sri Lanka Cricket on Monday defended its decision to send the national team for a tour of India next month amid criticism coming from certain quarters, saying that it was taken at the best interest of the game.

Lasith Malinga opts for Mumbai Indians over Sri Lankan team in CLT20

Lasith Malinga has chosen Mumbai Indians over his Sri Lankan side, Southern Express in the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament, scheduled to be played in September.

Sri Lanka to coach banned spinner Senanayake

Sri Lanka`s cricket authorities decided Sunday to send off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake for intense coaching after the International Cricket Council (ICC) ruled his bowling action illegal and banned him from international matches.

Sanga, Mahela made correct decision to retire, says Arjuna Ranatunga

It triggered quite a furore in Sri Lankan cricket but the country`s first World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga has backed Mahela Jayawrdene and Kumar Sangakkara`s decision to call it quits from Twenty20 Internationals, saying the duo`s timing was correct.

Asia Cup organisers rule out Bangladesh switch

Organisers of cricket`s Asia Cup insisted the tournament would go ahead in troubled Bangladesh next month, even if one of the teams pulled out on safety grounds, as they unveiled the schedule Thursday.

Sri Lanka says Bangladesh tour still on

Sri Lanka is to go ahead with a tour to Bangladesh later this month after carrying out its own security assessment in the violence-plagued country, cricket board officials said Wednesday.

SLC to make security assessment ahead of Bangladesh tour

Two senior Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) officials are all set to visit Bangladesh to make a security assessment there ahead of their national cricket team`s tour to the country.

SL can send team to Pak if proper security is assured: Report

Sri Lankan cricket board is ready to send its team to Pakistan again if the hosts can provide proper security assurances to them, a report said on Saturday.

Sri Lanka`s tour of Zimbabwe cancelled

Sri Lanka`s tour of Zimbabwe has been cancelled due to "issues facing Zimbabwe Cricket", said SLC Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga on Friday.

Protests in Sri Lanka over Hindi song at ICC Champions Trophy

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has sent a letter of apology to Sri Lanka for the country`s cricket team being greeted by a Hindi song at the ICC Champions Trophy opening ceremony June 6 while all other teams were represented with music from their own countries. The faux pas sparked protests in the Sri Lankan capital Monday.

We`ve zero tolerance policy towards corruption: SLC secretary

Sri Lanka Cricket secretary Nishantha Ranatunga insisted that SLC has "zero tolerance" policy towards corruption in the wake of reports emerging that some Indian bookies are benami owners of franchises in the Sri Lanka Premier League.

Asian Boards back BCCI over Siva`s appointment to ICC Cricket Committee

Even as the controversy over Laxman Sivaramakrishnan`s appointment to the ICC Cricket Committee raged on, the BCCI on Monday received support from its Asian allies Sri Lanka and Pakistan who claimed allegations of the Indian Cricket Board forcing a re-vote were baseless.

Sri Lankan players win their contract battle against SLC

With the limited overs series against India about to start in another three days time, the Sri Lankan cricketers finally won their four-month long battle against their employers Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and will be signing the annual contracts by on Thursday