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Post Mortem: Sri Lanka’s skipper resigns

Mahela Jayawardene has announced that he will be stepping down as captain of Sri Lanka at the end of the upcoming Test tour of Pakistan.

Mahela addressing the media, stated that the decision was something he had been considering over a period of time, and he always intended for his successor to have at minimum 18 months at the helm prior to World Cup 2011.

India in Sri Lanka, ODI Series 2009 - Series highlights

Game by Game video highlights of the entire series..

1st ODI v Sri Lanka at Dambulla - Jan 28, 2009
India won by 6 wickets (with 11 balls remaining).

Sangakkara - Hutch or Airtel?

I stumbled on a story in the Island publication the other day titled: 'I changed from cricket to marketing. That’s a very easy way out – A mock hero.'

Revata S. Silva puts a nonsensical spin to Kumar Sangakkara switching over as brand ambassador of Hutch to Airtel.

Kumar Sangakkara's official website launched!

Kumar Sangakkara's official website has been launched! The site contains photos, a coaching section, videos, and more.

Testing time for Ajantha Mendis

Ten hours and counting. Sri Lanka play India in the 1st ODI of a five match ODI series. India were in Sri Lanka just five months ago.

Rewind 1999: The birth of Mahela Jayawardene and the demise of Ross Emerson

If there was ever a game of cricket that could give you a sense of both the bitter and the sweet, it would be the encounter between Sri Lanka and England played at the Adelaide Oval on the 23rd of Jan

Has Sri Lanka cricket sold it's soul to India?

Has Sri Lanka sold its soul to India? Really? Come... on? Please…

Lasith Malinga fit and ready for recall

Where is Separamadu Lasith Malinga? When will he return? A common question these days amongst cricket fans. Malinga, recovering from a knee injury that he picked up during the CB Series in Australia has been sidelined from cricket since his last ODI appearance on the 29th of February 2008.

There's something about Mendis

When the words "mesmerise" and "bamboozle" are uttered in the same sentence to a bowler who has just made his international debut, it makes one sit up and take notice. Those where the very words uttered by Tony Becca in the Jamaica Gleaner when Ajantha Mendis made his debut against the West Indies on the 10th of April 2008.

Attackers of Sri Lankan team bus could face hate crime charges in Canada

The York regional police will be conducting investigations into an incident which took place in King city, On

[Video] Sanath Jayasuriya on CNN Talk Asia

CNN: Growing up in a small Sri Lankan fishing town, cricket changed Sanath Jayasuriya's life.

Does Murali Chuck? | Muralitharan debunking the urban legend

Debunking Murali, his action and ICC Chucking laws.

How much has Sri lanka Cricket really lost?

Arjuna Ranatunga took over the helm of Sri Lanka cricket in January of this year. He claimed he would stamp out corruption, audit SLC expenditure and "Be The Man".

Players speaks out on SLC Vs IPL

Arjuna's comments against the players' sports agents, and his suggestion that the SLC will eventually be the sole representative of all national players has not gone down too well with the players.

Arjuna to not renew Cricinfo's website management contract in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Cricket has chosen not to renew Cricinfo's website management contract in Sri Lanka. The contract is to be handed over to PixelTray which is a subsidiary of the Maharaja Group. It is rumoured that Arjuna Ranatunga chairman of Sri Lanka Cricket's interim committee has close ties with the Maharaja Group.