The MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai is nestled in one corner of a vast playing field that belongs to the Madras Christian College. Inside its compound wall, eight aspiring fast bowlers are huddled together, their attention focussed on the inputs they are receiving. Students from the nearby school that belongs to the MCC trust also try to get a glimpse of what is happening. It is evident that they are under the guidance of a pace bowling legend.
“I’m glad the fans voted for me and I’m extremely proud and honoured to have won that.” Sangakkara on Dialog People’s Player award.
The Sri Lanka Cricket conducted inter-club under 23 division 1 cricket tournament was won by one of the most prestigious clubs in Sri Lanka, Sinhalese Sports Club. We took a closer look at the success story of the players and championship winning team.
The ICC’s recent headhunt for illegal bowling actions snared its most high profile victim today, as Saeed Ajmal, one of the best spin bowlers in the world currently, was banned from bowling following biomedical analysis.
In a series that bid goodbye to stalwart Mahela Jayawardena’s test career, the Sri Lanka Cricket team struck together a resounding sendoff and more over displayed staying, fighting, promising qualities, giving fans swelling hope of things to come in the recently concluded tour against the visiting Pakistan team.
They came from all around Harare. From the high-density areas of Highfield in the southwest and Mabvuku in the east, to the larney, leafy suburb of Borrowdale. As the winter sun faded into a golden light and Zimbabwe edged closer to a most implausible victory, they sang the national anthem, cheered every run and bounced to the DJ’s beats.
Earlier this week, Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera picked up yet another Man-of-the-Match award for his swashbuckling 65 and three wicket haul that helped the hosts to win the second ODI against Pakistan by 77 runs and square the three match series.
As the top brass of the International Cricket Council assembled for a chief executives’ meeting on June 25 in Melbourne, little would have the five offspinners currently under the body’s scanner known that the legality of their bowling would be questioned.
The phrase “two sides of the same coin” was never more apt than on the Independence Day weekend for India. As the country celebrated its 68th year of independence over a long holiday weekend, cricket fans watched the team’s abysmal surrender at The Oval in horror.