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Sri Lankan cricketer Rangana Herath unsuccessfully appeals for a Leg Before Wicket (LBW) decision against unseen South Africa cricketer AB de Villiers during the fourth day of the opening Test match between Sri Lanka and South Africa at the Galle Internat
Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath calls time on limited-overs career
Sri Lanka veteran Rangana Herath announces his limited-overs international retirement in the hope of prolonging his Test career.
Apr 17, 13:45
England's David Willey appeals for a wicket during the ODI with Australia on September 11, 2015
England's Jason Roy, David Willey receive fines
England's Jason Roy and David Willey lose 30% and 15% of their respective match fees for their conduct during the 10-run win over Sri Lanka.
Mar 27, 11:16
:England cricketer Eoin Morgan plays a shot during the fourth One Day International (ODI) match between Sri Lanka and England at the R. Premadasa Cricket Stadium in Colombo on December 7, 2014
England in group with holders Sri Lanka, West Indies, South Africa at World T20
England will face holders Sri Lanka, West Indies and South Africa in the group stage of next year's World Twenty20 in India.
Dec 11, 10:04
Sri Lankan cricketer Kusal Perera plays a shot during the first Twenty20 International cricket match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele on November 9, 2015
Kusal Perera fails drugs test
Sri Lanka's Kusal Perera returns home from New Zealand after it is confirmed that he failed a recent drugs test.
Dec 7, 20:25
Lasith Malinga of Sri Lanka celebrates dismissing Jos Buttler of England during the 4th Royal London One Day International match between England and Sri Lanka at Lord's Cricket Ground on May 31, 2014
Jerome Jayaratne appointed interim Sri Lanka coach
Sri Lanka appoint Jerome Jayaratne as interim head coach for the home series against the West Indies.
Sep 8, 10:15
West Indies' Jason Holder prepares to bowl on day three of the second cricket Test between Australia and the West Indies at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica on June 13, 2015
West Indies name Jason Holder as new Test captain
Jason Holder replaces Denesh Ramdin as the West Indies' Test captain.
Sep 5, 00:14
Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara celebrates reaching a century (100 runs) during the third day of the opening Test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on August 8, 2014
Nasser Hussain pays tribute to retired Kumar Sangakkara
Nasser Hussain describes Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara as "a great of world cricket" after his retirement from the international game.
Aug 25, 05:43
Mahela Jayawardena of Sri Lanka bats during the 2nd One Day International match between Sri Lanka and England at R. Premadasa Stadium on November 29, 2014
Mahela Jayawardene in talks with England over short-term role
Former Sri Lanka batsman Mahela Jayawardene is in talks about becoming a batting consultant for England's tour of the UAE to face Pakistan later this year.
Aug 5, 04:41
Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara celebrates reaching a century (100 runs) during the third day of the opening Test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on August 8, 2014
Kumar Sangakkara announces retirement
Kumar Sangakkara confirms that he will play his last Test for Sri Lanka this summer.
Jun 27, 14:24
Detailed view of a cricket ball in a puddle as play is abandoned due to rain during the Natwest T20 Blast match between Worcestershire Rapids and Nottinghamshire Outlaws at New Road on June 27, 2014
Sri Lanka, Pakistan opening Test in Galle delayed by rain
The opening Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Galle is delayed by heavy rain.
Jun 17, 07:33
Sri Lankan bowler Sachithra Senanayake delivers a ball during a practice session at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo on July 5, 2014
Sachithra Senanayake joins Worcestershire Rapids
Worcestershire Rapids sign Sachithra Senanayake ahead of the T20 Blast season as a replacement for Saeed Ajmal, who is likely to miss the start of the campaign.
Apr 4, 09:04
Martin Guptill of New Zealand celebrates after scoring 200 runs during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and the West Indies at Wellington Regional Stadium on March 21, 2015
Five Kiwis in ICC Cricket World Cup Team of the Tournament
Brendon McCullum is named captain of the ICC Cricket World Cup Team of the Tournament which includes five New Zealanders.
Mar 30, 14:17
Sri Lanka's captain Angelo Mathews plays a shot during the first One Day International (ODI) match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Suriyawewa Mahinda Rajapakse International Cricket Stadium in the southern district of Hambantota on August 23, 2014
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews blames nerves for poor batting display
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews believes that nerves were behind his side's "worst" World Cup performance as they suffered a nine-wicket loss to South Africa.
Mar 18, 09:56
Sri Lankan cricketer Rangana Herath unsuccessfully appeals for a Leg Before Wicket (LBW) decision against unseen South Africa cricketer AB de Villiers during the fourth day of the opening Test match between Sri Lanka and South Africa at the Galle Internat
Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath "50-50" for World Cup quarter-final against South Africa
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews says that Rangana Herath has a "50-50" chance of playing against South Africa in their World Cup quarter-final.
Mar 17, 08:12
Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene raises his bat in celebration after scoring a century (100 runs) during the second day of the second cricket Test match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on January 9,
Sussex Sharks sign Mahela Jayawardene for T20 campaign
Sri Lanka batsman Mahela Jayawardene joins Sussex for the first half of their 2015 T20 Blast campaign.
Mar 13, 22:10
Sri Lanka batsmen Kumar Sangakkara and Lahiru Thirimanne wave to fans after hitting the winning runs against England during their 2015 Cricket World Cup Group A match in Wellington on March 1, 2015
Kumar Sangakkara rules out retirement U-turn
Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara insists that he will stick to his plan of retiring from ODI cricket at the end of the World Cup, despite being in fine form.
Mar 11, 15:03
Sri Lanka's captain Angelo Mathews plays a shot during the first One Day International (ODI) match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Suriyawewa Mahinda Rajapakse International Cricket Stadium in the southern district of Hambantota on August 23, 2014
Angelo Mathews suffers Achilles injury
Angelo Mathews confirms that he suffered an Achilles problem during Sri Lanka's 148-run win over Scotland.
Mar 11, 11:57
Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara celebrates reaching a century (100 runs) during the third day of the opening Test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on August 8, 2014
Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara to retire from Test cricket in August
Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara announces that he will retire from Test cricket "by the end of August".
Mar 8, 09:12
Sri Lanka bowlers Rangana Herath celebrates the wicket of New Zealand batsman Trent Boult with teammates during the ICC World Twenty20 tournament cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at The Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on March 3
Sri Lanka lose Dimuth Karunaratne, Rangana Herath in further injury blows
Sri Lanka batsman Dimuth Karunaratne is ruled out of the rest of the World Cup after breaking a finger, while Rangana Herath will miss the showdown with Australia.
Mar 6, 22:28
England's Joe Root gestures to the crowd as he walks off having lost his wicket for 113 during the fifth one-day international (ODI) cricket match between England and India at Headingley in Leeds, northern England, on September 5, 2014
Joe Root: 'England bowlers must improve'
Batsman Joe Root says that England's bowlers "leaked too many boundaries" in their nine-wicket Cricket World Cup defeat to Sri Lanka on Sunday.
Mar 3, 01:45
Sri Lanka bowlers Rangana Herath celebrates the wicket of New Zealand batsman Trent Boult with teammates during the ICC World Twenty20 tournament cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at The Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on March 3
Rangana Herath a doubt for Australia clash with finger injury
Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath is doubtful for next Sunday's World Cup game against Australia after injuring his finger in the win over England.
Mar 1, 21:15
Sri Lankan cricketer Suranga Lakmal celebrates with teammates the dismissal of England cricketer Eoin Morgan during the sixth One Day International (ODI) match between Sri Lanka and England at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele on De
Sri Lanka bowler Suranga Lakmal fined by International Cricket Council
The ICC fines Sri Lanka bowler Suranga Lakmal for bowling two beamers during his side's nine-wicket victory over England at the World Cup.
Mar 1, 12:03
Sri Lankan cricketer Lahiru Thirimanne plays a shot during the fourth One Day International (ODI) match between Sri Lanka and England at the R. Premadasa Cricket Stadium in Colombo on December 7, 2014
Lahiru Thirimanne: 'Facing England was easy'
Sri Lanka batsman Lahiru Thirimanne says that it was "very easy" to score his unbeaten century in the team's nine-wicket win over England at the World Cup.
Mar 1, 10:18
Steven Finn of England during the tour match between between Sri Lanka A and England at Sinhalese Sports Club on November 21, 2014
Steven Finn: 'England will thrive under pressure'
Steven Finn believes that England are capable of handling the pressure against Pool A rivals Sri Lanka on Sunday.
Feb 27, 04:59
Sri Lanka's captain Angelo Mathews plays a shot during the first One Day International (ODI) match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Suriyawewa Mahinda Rajapakse International Cricket Stadium in the southern district of Hambantota on August 23, 2014
Angelo Mathews "relieved" by Sri Lanka win over Afghanistan
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews admits that he is "relieved" by his side's four-wicket win over Afghanistan at the World Cup.
Feb 22, 10:15
New Zealand's Martin Guptill in action against West Indies during their One Day International match on January 4, 2013
New Zealand, Sri Lanka ODI hit by rain
The third one-day international between New Zealand and Sri Lanka is rained off.
Jan 17, 06:32
Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara celebrates reaching a century (100 runs) during the third day of the opening Test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on August 8, 2014
Kumar Sangakkara joins Surrey for 2015 season
World number one Test batsman Kumar Sangakkara joins Surrey on a two-year deal.
Jan 16, 08:15
Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga reacts after taking the wicket of India batsman Sachin Tendulkar during the ICC Cricket World Cup Final on April 2, 2011
Fitness doubt Lasith Malinga named in Sri Lanka World Cup squad
Sri Lanka provisionally name feared paceman Lasith Malinga in their 15-man World Cup squad despite doubts over his fitness, but Ajantha Mendis is left out.
Jan 7, 15:18
England batsman Alex Hales leaves the field after his 94 during the 2nd NatWest series T20 match between England and Australia at Emirates Durham on August 31, 2013
England make two changes for final ODI against Sri Lanka
England make two changes for their seventh ODI against Sri Lanka, with Alex Hales and Harry Gurney coming in for Ravi Bopara and Steven Finn.
Dec 16, 08:42
Mahela Jayawardena of Sri Lanka bats during the 2nd One Day International match between Sri Lanka and England at R. Premadasa Stadium on November 29, 2014
Mahela Jayawardene relishing final match on home soil
Sri Lanka batsman Mahela Jayawardene reveals that he plans to live every moment of his final international match on home soil ahead of his retirement next year.
Dec 16, 02:19
Sri Lanka cricketer Kumar Sangakkara leaps into the air as he celebrates the victory during the ICC World Twenty20 cricket final match between India and Sri lanka at The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on April 6, 2014
Kumar Sangakkara fined for dissent in win over England
Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara is fined by the International Cricket Council for showing dissent in Saturday's win over England.
Dec 14, 19:22
Alastair Cook of England speaks at a press conference after defeating Australia during game four of the One Day International series between Australia and England at WACA on January 24, 2014
Sir Ian Botham: 'Alastair Cook can't play in World Cup on current form'
Sir Ian Botham doesn't believe that England captain Alastair Cook should play for England at next year's World Cup based on current form and feels that his captaincy isn't secure.
Dec 13, 17:49
Sri Lankan cricketer Ajantha Mendis celebrates after dismissing England cricketer Ravi Bopara during the second One Day International (ODI) match between Sri Lanka and England at the R. Premadasa Cricket Stadium in Colombo on November 29, 2014
Sri Lanka drop Ajantha Mendis, Kusal Perera for sixth ODI
Sri Lanka leave Ajantha Mendis and Kusal Perera out of their squad for the sixth ODI with England in Pallekele, with Dinesh Chandimal among the players recalled.
Dec 12, 22:59
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Bob Willis: 'England should beat Sri Lanka'
Bob Willis backs England to beat Sri Lanka in the fifth ODI when the match resumes.
Dec 10, 17:04
England's Joe Root gestures to the crowd as he walks off having lost his wicket for 113 during the fifth one-day international (ODI) cricket match between England and India at Headingley in Leeds, northern England, on September 5, 2014
England innings against Sri Lanka postponed by rain
Heavy rain postpones England's run chase in the fifth ODI against Sri Lanka.
Dec 10, 15:27
Chris Woakes of England grimaces in the field during day one of the 5th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at the Kia Oval on August 21, 2013
Sri Lanka, England reduced to 35-over match after rain delay
The third one-day international between Sri Lanka and England is reduced to 35 overs after a lengthy rain delay in Hambantota.
Dec 3, 12:35
Chris Woakes of England grimaces in the field during day one of the 5th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at the Kia Oval on August 21, 2013
Rain delays England's third ODI with Sri Lanka
England's third one-day international with Sri Lanka is stopped for rain after just two overs of play in Hambantota, after the tourists had made an early breakthrough.
Dec 3, 11:17
England captain Alastair Cook during a nets session at the WACA on October 27, 2013
England win toss and choose to bat after rain delay in Sri Lanka
England win the toss and decide to bat after rain delays their second ODI with Sri Lanka.
Nov 29, 07:12
Phil Hughes pictured in 2010
England, Sri Lanka to hold minute's silence for Australia's late Phil Hughes
England and Sri Lanka will pay their respects to Australia batsman Phil Hughes by holding a minute's silence prior to their second ODI on Saturday.
Nov 27, 11:59
England cricketer Moeen Ali raises his bat and helmet in celebration after scoring a century (100 runs) during the first One Day International (ODI) match between Sri Lanka and England at the R. Premadasa Cricket Stadium in Colombo on November 26, 2014
Moeen Ali targets improvement after maiden one-day international century
England all-rounder Moeen Ali claims that he can play even better after hitting his maiden one-day international century in the loss to Sri Lanka.
Nov 27, 02:41