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Today is the final day of the first test against Bangladesh

 

Today is the 5th and last day of the 1st test match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka being played in Chittagong. Sri Lanka declared the innings after 713 runs for the loss of 9 wickets.  Bangladesh scored 81 runs for 3 wickets at the end of the day at their 2nd innings at the close of play yesterday. Bangladesh scored 513 runs for all out in their 1st innings. 

Dates set for the T-20 World Cup to be held in 2020

The dates have been set for the T-20 World Cup to be held in the year 2020. Thereby the men's tournament will be held from the 18th of October to the 15th of November 2020. The women's tournament will be held from the 21st of February to the 8th of March in the same year.
Ten teams will be participating in the tournament which will be held across 13 stadiums in Australia.

A 15-member hockey team and a delegation of 8 inspectors from North Korea, arrive in South Korea

Female ice hockey players and a team of sports officials from North Korea, have arrived in South Korea, to prepare for the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

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West Indies to host the T-20 Women's World Cup, this year.

The West Indies has been selected to host the T-20 Women's World Cup, this year. The matches will be played from the 9th to the 24th of November. West Indies won the previous T-20 Women's World Cup.

In Cricket, Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by five wickets to register their first win in the tri nation tournament

 

Sri Lanka overcame Zimbabwe by five wickets to record their first win in the tri nation one day tournament in Dhaka today. Batting first, Zimbabwe were bowled out for 198 off 44 overs. Brendon Taylor top-scored with 58. In bowling, Thisara Perera claimed four for 33 and Nuwan Pradeep bagged three for 28. Sri Lanka replied with 202 for five off 44.5 overs. Kusal Janith Perera made 49, while Thisara Perera and Dinesh Chandimal contributed 39 and 38 runs respectively to carry their team to victory.

The International Olympic Committee steps up drug tests ahead of Winter Games

The International Olympic Committee says more than 14,000 anti-doping tests on more than 6,000 athletes have been conducted in the lead up to the Winter Games scheduled in Pyeongchang next month.

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The Fifa Challenge Trophy to be on display at the BMICH

The Fifa Challenge Trophy that will be awarded to the champions at the Fifa World Cup to be held in Russia this July, will be exhibited across 54 countries. Sri Lanka has been chosen as the first country for its display. Thereby, a delegation bearing the trophy will visit Sri Lanka next Tuesday and present it to President Maithripala Sirisena. The trophy will be on display at the BMICH.

Zimbabwe beat Sri Lanka in the 2nd match of the Tri-Nation Series

Sri Lanka played Zimbabwe today in the 2nd match of the Tri-Nation Series, in Dhaka.  Zimbabwe scored 290 runs, for the loss of 6 wickets, in their allotted 50 overs. Sri Lanka were all out for 278 runs. Zimbabwe won the match by 12 runs.

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe match of the tri series in Bangladesh will be played in Dhaka.

The Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe match of the tri nation ODI series in Bangladesh will be played today in Shere Bangla stadium in Dhaka. It is significant that this is the 100th ODI match playing in this ground.

Sri Lanka Cricket invests 60 million rupees to provide ‘Ground Equipment’ for 14 of its member clubs.


Sri Lanka Cricket has invested 60 million rupees to provide ‘Ground Equipment’ for 14 of its member clubs. The project, which is conducted by the National Development Center of Sri Lanka Cricket provided ground equipment for 10 ‘Tier A clubs’ and 5 ‘Tier B clubs’.

Five clubs, namely; SSC, NCC, Bloomfield, Tamil Union and CCC have been given Two-ton Double Drum Rollers, each. The rest, will be given the Two-ton Double Drum Rollers, within the next few weeks.

In addition, Sri Lanka Cricket will also provide Pitch Covers for all the 14 clubs

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