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Sri Lanka and Aussies in first super-six match
[
March 7, 2003 - 10.00 GMT] Sri Lanka and Australia meet today at Centurion in their first match of the Super Sixes. [Full Report]

Sri Lanka tie with South Africa; qualify for super sixes [March 4, 2003 - 9.45 GMT] Sri Lanka qualified for the ICC World Cup 2003 Super Six Monday, after a rain-affected tie with host South Africa at Durban. [Full Report] 

Kenya 210 for 9 
[
February 24, 2003 - 11.00 GMT] Kenya made 210 runs for 9 wickets when they took on Sri Lanka at the Nairobi Gymkhana Ground today. [Full Report] 

Sri Lanka: Third win in a row 
[
February 20, 2003 - 9.30 GMT] Sri Lanka beat Canada by nine wickets in the ICC World Cup 2003 Pool B match yesterday at Boland Park, Paarl. Playing in their third match, Sri Lanka restricted the Canadians to just 36 runs, the lowest total in any one-day international. [Full Report] 

Sri Lanka look for second win today 
[
February 14, 2003 - 8.30 GMT] Having won their first match of the 2003 World Cup against New Zealand by 47 runs, Sri Lanka will play their second Group B match against Bangladesh at the Pietermaritzburg Oval today. [Full Report] 

Sri Lanka wins World Cup opener 
[
February 11, 2003 - 10.45 GMT] Sri Lanka began the World Cup tournament on a winning note when beating New Zealand by 47 runs at Goodyear Park yesterday. [Full Report] 

Sri Lanka play New Zealand today 
[February 10, 2003 - 9.30 GMT] Sri Lanka is playing their opening Group B match against New Zealand at Goodyear Park today. [Full Report] 

World Cup: Count down ends tomorrow
[February 7, 2003 - 11.00 GMT] The eighth ICC Cricket World Cup will begin tomorrow in Cape Town with 14 teams vying for the coveted title. [Full Report] 

The world’s cricketing greats meet in Colombo [September 10, 2002  - 9.00 GMT] Twelve international sides, a gallery of cricketing superstars, 15 games in just 18 days...It all happens in Sri Lanka when the ICC Champions Trophy begins next Thursday, September 12. [Full Report] 

Murali ruled out of first Test
[May 10, 2002 - 11.30 GMT]  Off-spinner Muttaiah Muralitharan has been ruled out of the first Test match against England on May 16.  Muralitharan is currently in Australia under treatment after tearing ligaments in his left shoulder during the Sharjah Cup final against Pakistan in April.  [Full Report]

Sri Lankan team leaves for England tomorrow
[April 20, 2002 - 10.00 GMT] 
The Sri Lanka cricket team led by Sanath Jayasuriya will leave for England on Sunday for a 3-test, 10-week tour. The first test will begin on May 16 at Lord’s. [Full Report]

Pakistan take home Sharjah Cup: Murali injured [April 18, 2002 - 11.30 GMT] Pakistan routed Sri Lanka in the Sharjah Cup 2002 Final winning by 217 runs in a day-night match at the Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium Wednesday. [Full Report]

Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan in Sharjah Cup final today [April 17, 2002 - 10.30 GMT] Sri Lanka play Pakistan in the Sharjah Cup 2002 Final today.
[Full Report]

Thrilling victory for Kiwis at Sharjah
[April 10, 2002 - 9.00 GMT] 
New Zealand recorded an exciting 11-run win over Sri Lanka Tuesday in the second match of the Sharjah Cup 2002.
[Full Report]

Sri Lanka meet New Zealand today with one victory in the bag  [April 9, 2002 - 9.00 GMT]
Complementary half-centuries by Skipper Sanath Jayasuriya and Russel Arnold helped the Sri Lankans to a 41-run win over Pakistan in the opening match of the Sharjah Cup yesterday. [Full Report]

Sri Lankan cricketers leave for Sharjah
[April 4, 2002 - 7.00 GMT] 
The Sri Lanka cricket team will leave for Sharjah today to participate in the Sharjah Cup 2002. [Full Report]

Four Sri Lankan athletes for Asian Grand Prix
[
March 26, 2002 - 11.00 GMT] Four of Sri Lanka’s leading athletes have been selected to compete in the inaugural Asian Grand Prix series to be worked off in India, Philippines and Thailand. [Full Report]

Ceat International Cricketer for 2000/2001: Muttiah Muralitharan [March 23, 2002 - 7.00 GMT]
Spin wizard Muttaiah Muralitharan will be crowned Ceat International Cricketer for 2000/2001 in Mumbai today. [Full Report]

Come September; ICC Champions Trophy in Colombo [March 20, 2002 - 5.00 GMT] Sri Lanka has been selected to host the ICC Champions Trophy 2002 the International Cricket Council announced on Monday. [Full Report]

Asoka De Silva in ICC Elite Umpires Panel
[
March 14, 2002 - 10.00 GMT]  Sri Lankan Asoka de Silva is one of eight selected to the International Cricket Council’s (ICC’s) full-time Elite Umpires Panel.
[Full Report]

Sri Lanka win Asian Test Championship
[
March 11, 2002 - 6.30 GMT]  Sri Lanka won the Asian Test Championship by eight-wickets defeating defending champions Pakistan at the Gadaffi Stadium in Lahore Sunday. [Full Report]

Sangakkara joins cricket greats in Lahore
[
March 8, 2002 - 6.00 GMT] Sri Lanka wicket keeper Kumar Sangakkara strode into the record books, becoming the highest individual run-getter ever between Pakistan and Sri Lanka and only the sixth wicket-keeper batsman to score a double century.
[Full Report]

ATC - Sri Lanka dominates day one
[
March 7, 2002 - 9.00 GMT]  Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttaiah Muralitharan snapped up four wickets for 55 runs as Sri Lanka dominated the first day of the Asian Test Championship final at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Wednesday. [Full Report]

Sri Lanka to host Asian Athletics Championship in August  [March 7, 2002 - 7.45 GMT]
The Sri Lanka will be the venue for the Asian Track and Field Championship from the 12th to the 19th of August. [Full Report]

Sri Lankan cricketers retain their rankings
[
March 5, 2002 - 10.10 GMT]  Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttaiah Muralitharan has maintained his number one rating in the latest Pricewaterhouse Coopers ratings of Test Match bowlers. [Full Report]

Sri Lankan moves closer to qualify for Futures Tennis  [March 5, 2002 - 9.10 GMT]
Young Sri Lankan Oshada Wijemanne proceeded to the finals of the qualifying rounds of the Futures Tennis Championships when he beat Ankur Singla of India in straight sets on Sunday at the Sri Lanka Tennis Association grounds Colombo. [Full Report]

Two-mile sea swim attracts over 500
[
March 4, 2002 - 11.15 GMT] The 65th annual two-mile sea swim conducted by the National Amateur Aquatic Sports Union (NAASU) of Sri Lanka was held off the coast of Mount Lavinia Sunday, with a record number of 583 swimmers taking part in the event. [Full Report]

Sri Lankan take wing for Asian Test championship in Lahore  [March 4, 2002 - 9.30 GMT]
The Sri Lanka cricket team left for Pakistan Sunday, for the final of the Asian Test Championship beginning March 6. [Full Report]

Pakistan to host Asian Cricket Test Final 
[
February 23, 2002 - 7.15 GMT] The final of the Asian Test Championship will be played in Lahore, Pakistan from March 6 to 10. [Full Report]        

Sri Lanka to meet Pakistan and New Zealand in Sharjah  [February 13, 2002 - 10.15 GMT]
Sri Lanka will meet Pakistan and New Zealand in the Sharjah Cup ODI tournament from April 8 to 17.
[Full Report]

Muralitharan: Cricketer of the Year 2001
[
February 06, 2002 - 10.00 GMT] CricketNext.com has declared Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttaiah Muralitharan Cricketer of the Year 2001.The selection was based on a poll conducted among its readers. [Full Report]

Indoor cricket world champs due in Colombo
[January 21, 2002
- 9.30 GMT] The Australian Indoor cricket team will arrive in Colombo today. Australia, the current indoor cricket world champions will play three international Test matches against the Sri Lankan team beginning Tuesday. [Full Report]

Udanthi crowned girls’ singles tennis champ 
[January 19, 2002
- 9.00 GMT] Unseeded Udanthi Narahenpitage of France won the girls’ singles of the 19th ITF Junior Tennis Championship, in Colombo on Friday. [Full Report]

Udanthi in ITF Junior Tennis girls’ finals
[January 18, 2002
- 9.00 GMT] Sri Lankan born Udanthi Narahenpitage of France entered the girls’ finals At the Nineteenth ITF Junior Tennis Championship at the Sri Lanka Tennis Association Courts at Greenpath, Colombo, Wednesday. [Full Report]

Murali youngest to join the 400 club
President says “You’ve gladdened the hearts of Sri Lankans everywhere”
[January 15, 2002
- 7.30 GMT] In a congratulatory message despatched to Galle within minutes of Muralitharan reaching the record, President Kumaratunga said, ‘You have brought fame to the motherland and gladdened the hearts of Sri Lankan everywhere’  [Full Report]

Michael Tissera heads new Selection Committee [January 11, 2002 - 10.15 GMT] Sports Minister Johnston Fernando has appointed former Sri Lankan cricket captain Michael Tissera as the new chairman of the four-man Selection Committee for the national team. [Full Report]

Sri Lankan Under 19 cricket squad leaves for World Cup  [January 11, 2002 - 8.00 GMT]
The Sri Lanka squad will leave today to participate in the ICC Under 19 World Cup 2002 in New Zealand.
[Full Report]

Sri Lanka to host ICC Mini World Cup in September  [January 10, 2002 - 11.30 GMT] 
Sri Lanka is preparing to stage the International Cricket Council (ICC) Knockout Trophy in September after India's decision not to host the popular ten-team tournament. [Full Report]

19th ITF Junior Tennis Tournament in Sri Lanka
[January 10, 2002
- 10.30 GMT] The 19th International Tennis Federation [ITF] Junior Tennis Tournament will be held in Sri Lanka form 14th to 20th January 2002 at the Sri Lanka Tennis Association Courts at Greenpath, Colombo. [Full Report]

19th ITF Junior Tennis Tournament in Sri Lanka
[January 9, 2002
- 11.30 GMT] The 19th International Tennis Federation [ITF] Junior Tennis Tournament will be held in Sri Lanka form 11th to 20th January 2002 at the Sri Lanka Tennis Association Courts at Greenpath, Colombo. [Full Report]

Murali tops world bowling ratings
[January 9, 2002
- 11.00 GMT] Off spinner Muttiah Muralitharan’s 13-wicket haul in the second Test against Zimbabwe put him on top of the world bowling ratings for the first time on Monday. [Full Report]

Sri Lanka wins second Test; Muralitharan sets new world record [January 7, 2002 - 11.15 GMT]
Sri Lanka defeated Zimbabwe today to secure their third consecutive series win. [Full Report]

Murali continues top form in New Year 
[January 5, 2002
- 9.45 GMT] The dazzling ace-spinner Muttaiah Muralitharan continued to display his outstanding bowling skills in the second Test against Zimbabwe. [Full Report]

Sri Lanka to host Men’s Futures Tennis Championship in March
[January 1, 2002
- 9.30 GMT] Sri Lankan Tennis Association [SLTA] for the first time in its history has been chosen to host the Men’s Futures Tennis Championship in Sri Lanka. [Full Report]

Sri Lanka win first Cricket Test by a record margin  [January 1, 2002 - 9.00 GMT]
Spearheaded by the off-spin of Muttiah Muralitharan, Sri Lanka recorded its sixth consecutive Test victory – the first such run of victories by a sub-continental side –The local side has now taken an early lead the three test rubber. [Full Report]

 

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