25 years on from one of cricket’s darkest days

A Boxing Day game is something that you very much look forward to. It’s summer in the southern hemisphere and places like Australia, South Africa and New Zealand put out a carnival for the occasion and you really enjoy...

On that Galle’s cricket talent factory called Richmond

Cricketing community in the country was in shock after Royal College had been bowled out for 27 runs in 2010 in a First XI game. That was the first time Richmond College, Galle had beaten Royalists. That win was...

LPL has opened up opportunities for many

Lanka Premier League – the poor man’s IPL - may not have had all the glamour but it has given the fans the thrills, the players and support staff the money and Sri Lanka Cricket a platform from which...

Captains; tactical, inspirational, shrewd and prudent

One of the good things about the Lanka Premier League is that the tournament has brought out leadership skills in several players and it augurs well for Sri Lankan cricket moving forward.  Take the case of KJP - a man...
Kusal Perera

LPL thrills and kills

You could not have wished for a better start in the Lanka Premier League tournament as the curtain-raiser between Kandy Tuskers and Colombo Kings which produced a Super Over with the game going well past midnight.  The organizers have claimed...
Succeeding in South Africa, a lesson from Sanga

Succeeding in South Africa, a lesson from Sanga

There’s been quite a lot said and written about the venues chosen for Sri Lanka’s tour of South Africa for the Boxing Day and New Year Tests. Last time after Dimuth Karunaratne’s side created history over there becoming the...
Santhush Gunathilaka

Watch out for junior Jacques Kallis

Barely a year after leaving school, young Santhush Gunathilaka is potentially set for one of the biggest challenges in cricket – a Test debut on Boxing Day at Centurion facing Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje. The coaching staff of the...

Hasaranga a good fit for CSK in 2021?

It is always good to have a chat about Sri Lankans who can have an impact at the Indian Premier League. This was discussed at one of the most famous Tamil IPL shows with Indian Cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin on...

Cricket, marketing and new opportunities  

Cricket is one brand in Sri Lanka that has been marketed well. The sport brings in millions of foreign exchange through sponsorships and media rights. Yet, there are untapped areas that can make the sport’s finances secure and stronger. ...
Gamini Dissanayake

Gamini – the man who changed Sri Lanka’s cricket fortunes

The 26th death anniversary of Gamini Dissanayake fell last week. His untimely death at the prime age of 52 was a bitter blow for cricket and to a large extent the country as a whole. We dedicate today's column...

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