Sri Lanka sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has defended the decision to undertake the unscheduled tour to India. "Some say we were attracted to the 6-7 million dollars that we will be making. It was not the reason," Aluthgamage told reporters.
Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage on Monday asked Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board to appoint an investigative committee, led by a retired female judge, to probe into allegations that officials in women's cricket administration demanded sexual bribes to give places in the national team.
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.
After agreeing to tour India from Nov 1 following the the West Indies' refusal to complete the tour, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Sunday said it will host India in a Test series instead of travelling to India in August 2015.
Sri Lanka Cricket's (SLC) chairman of selectors Sanath Jayasuriya on Sunday said the upcoming five-match One-Day International (ODI) series against India will help their team in trying out their fringe players before the World Cup.
The second one-day international between Sri Lanka and Pakistan has been advanced by a day to Tuesday and will be held at Hambantota due to heavy rain in Colombo, the Sri Lanka cricket board (SLC) said.
Sad news for cricket fans as they will miss another legend of the game in the longer format. After an outstanding career of over 17 years, former Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene is set to bid adieu to Test cricket.
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.