History at Asgiriya- Sri Lanka’s first Test win against Australia

It was a happening Saturday afternoon at the picturesque Asgiriya stadium in Kandy. The ground was filled with spectators, the club house was a beehive of activity and in the middle were Aravinda De Silva and Arjuna Ranatunga. The...

Was the 2011 World Cup Final fixed?

The 2011 World Cup final between Sri Lanka and India will remain a conspiracy theorists' beehive, a cricket fan's conundrum, more than any of the above it will remain a wound that will fail to heal and hurt equally...

The day the Lankans made the mighty Aussies wobble

"Done well there Bichel, Ohh.. He has hit the stumps. Well, I tell you what, he has just won the game for Australia I reckon. Andrew Bichel has runout Aravinda de Silva.” That Mark Taylor commentary will always be...
Kumar Sangakkara

Brain drain, self-exile and cricket at crossroads

St. Eugene’s Cup basketball tournament was dominated by University of Moratuwa a few years ago, who swept all trophies. Not only did they play some outstanding basketball, but they won the Spirit of Basketball medal as well for their...
Sri Lanka v England

Ferocity in Faisalabad- Sanath’s forgotten gem

When thinking of Sanath Jayasuriya's Test career, it wouldn't be inaccurate to say that it was underwhelming compared to his performance in limited overs cricket. This however wouldn't be a surprise since his technique was unorthodox and it’s rare...

Who are the best batsmen in the Sri Lankan Domestic circuit?

Stats on Sri Lanka domestic cricket are as rare as hens' teeth. However, these stats, when found, always fascinate us.  Free hit contributor - Thushan Perera We always worry about the leading run-scorers and wicket-takers in Sri Lanka domestic cricket, and...

Branded a Rebel

A rare video clip during Sri Lanka’s ill-fated rebel cricket tour of South Africa was circulating in social media earlier this week. Many of us have read about what took place on that tour during the apartheid in South...

When Vivian Richards devastated the English bowlers

Many cricket pundits have argued about who played the greatest ODI innings in limited overs history, spanning more than forty years.  Free Hit Contributor - Dilan Gunasekara  Why are they arguing? They need to stop that argument because the cricketing world witnessed...
Sri Lanka Cricket

Let’s move on from 2011 World Cup conspiracy theories

So the conspiracy theories are circulating again. Former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage's stunning claims that the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup was rigged has made the headlines all over the world. Now then, Aluthgamage was the Sports Minister for...

Racism in cricket, a Sri Lankan perspective

Much has been said and written about racism in sport these days and comments of former England batsman Michael Carberry opened a can of worms.  Born in Croydon, in the southern part of London, Carberry, a black cricketer claimed, 'Cricket...

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