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The perfect advertisement for Test match cricket

Sell-out crowds, home team’s early dominance, woeful slip catching, injury issues, visitors fighting back, runs on the board – first day of the Galle Test on Tuesday had almost everything you need in Test match cricket. Reporting from Galle You don’t...

Know your Schools Cricket Captains 2018/19 – Part 2

With the 1st XI season gaining moment with every passing day, here is the 2nd installment of ThePapare.com’s Know your Schools Cricket Captains for the Singer U19 division 1 cricket tournament 2018/19.Ranmith Jayasena - St. Peter’s College, ColomboA...

The tale of the water boy; why we can’t hate Malinga

At a time this country is badly looking for heroes, this story touched ThePapare.com reporters at the grounds yesterday. It was the first water break of the final ODI in England’s tour of Sri Lanka 2018. The stands were unfamiliarly...

Know your Schools Cricket Captains 2018/19 – Part 1

With the Schools 1st XI cricket for the 2018/19 season underway, we take a look at the guys who will be leading their respective teams in a 3-part series. 1.Thaveesha Abhishek - Richmond College, Galle Abhishek is a right-handed batsman and...

The heartening story behind Sri Lanka’s first YOG medal

At the 3rd Youth Olympics Games 2018 (YOG 2018), which was held in Buenos Aires, Steeple Chaser, 17-year-old Parami Wasanthi Maristella of Kuliyapitiya Central College claimed the unbreakable record of becoming the first Sri Lankan to win a Youth...

Stylish Satha’s legacy

“I have bowled to Bradman, Hutton, Denis Compton, Keith Miller, Weekes, Worrell and Wolcott. If you ask me who is the most difficult batsman I have bowled to, I will mention a name that you might not know.” These...
Akalanka Peiris

Olympic medalist in the making?

Sri Lanka’s star-quality youth swimmer, Akalanka Peiris of St. Peter’s College was a revelation at the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games 2018, held in Argentina recently.Also Read: Akalanka tackles Youth Olympic GamesIt is safe to say that this was...

Sri Lanka v England World Cup memories

With England and Sri Lanka starting their ODI series tomorrow, we look back at some standout moments from their ICC Cricket World Cup meetings. The sides have met on 10 occasions at the Cricket World Cup, with England holding the...
Mahela Jayawardena, Kumar Sangakkara

The Sri Lanka – England ODI which made Colombo weep

“So that’s the end, and Mahela Jayawardena has got a wicket, stumped by Sangakkara. How ironical is that!” – Ranjith Fernando commentating in the last game of the 7-match ODI series between England and hosts Sri Lanka. The dead rubber...

Zahira and Shamly; A story for the ages

A Coach, mentor and friend. How often do you see such qualities in one person that could not only bring out the best in one player but rebuild a lost culture in an entire school that once was rich...

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