Upul Chandana: From buying wickets to selling sports goods

It’s 1992. Upul Chandana is a little nervous. He is a wet-behind-the-ears rookie facing Allan Donald in a three-day game at the Premadasa. Snap. A couple of regulars barge into his sports shop. They discuss lamination, banners, rupees and...
Oldest players in International cricket

The previous segment (Oldest Players in International Cricket – Tests) brought you oldest player records from Test cricket. Continuing with the final episode, let’s take a journey on ODI, World Cup and T20 records for the oldest players. ODIs...
Sri Lanka’s worst year in fielding

Sri Lanka have been well below par in the year 2017 across all formats with just 11 wins in 30 matches; 56 dropped catches inclusive of 6 half chances haven’t helped their cause. The dropped catches recorded are from 16...

The Sri Lanka Cricket Under 23 Provincial Tournament came to a close last evening with Central Province emerging victorious while Western Province North finished as runners-up.  We at ThePapare.com have picked our team of the tournament that comprises of...

The three-match Test series between India and Sri Lanka starts next week in Galle. We went down memory lane to look at the most stunning bowling efforts by Sri Lankans against their rivals, India in Test cricket.Muttiah Muralitharan 8/87...
Zimbabwe’s gain, Sri Lanka’s pain

The Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka started last month with a record ODI run-chase for the visitors and ended with another one, this time in Tests and for the hosts. All in all, the ‘low-budget tour’ was evenly contested...

There has been plenty of hype about player managers and their involvement with local cricketers and Sri Lanka Cricket(SLC) in the recent past. We take a look at the role of a player manager in Sri Lanka to give a...

Chasing 300 or more in an ODI is a colossal task. Despite the advent of power hitting and T20 cricket, scoring more than a run a ball in an ODI is a test of character and perfect execution for...
7 years, 8 coaches, 9 stints, what's this melee?

Over the past weekend, South African born Graham Ford stepped down from the role of head coach of the Sri Lanka Cricket team, 15 months into his 3-year contract. Over the past 7 years (2011-present) Sri Lanka have employed...

With the lovely Indian Ocean on two sides, bordering the famous Dutch Fort and the town of Galle, one of the most picturesque venues in international cricket is a place of deceiving views. >> VISIT THE #SLvZIM HUB << Hidden behind the...