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Sri Lanka coach quits after losing Tests COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's coach Marvan Atapattu has quit following the team's defeat by India which recorded its first Test series win on the island after 22 years, it was announced Thursday.Atapattu, 44, the seventh Sri Lanka head coach in the past five years, had tendered his resignation which was accepted, the cricket board said in a statement."Sri Lanka Cricket thanks Mr. Atapattu for his efforts as Head Coach and Batting Coach of the Sri Lanka cricket team, and we wish him every success in all his future endeavours," the statement said.It did not say why he resigned four weeks before his one-year contract was due to expire. Atapattu was also not immediately available for comment.His resignation followed India's 2-1 win of a Test series in Colombo on Monday. India's last series success in Sri Lanka came under Mohammad Azharuddin's captaincy in 1993 when they won 1-0.Atapattu took over the team ...

Shehzad Seeks Support from Cricket Fans On Thursday, Pakistani cricketer Ahmed Shehzad said that Pakistani cricket fans should start supporting their ‘own cricket’.He took to twitter to forward his support to the efforts made by Pakistan Cricket Board to hold the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Doha, Qatar, and He admired PCB and former chairman Najam Sethi to hold the series in Qatar.In the Srilanka tour in the first Twenty20 International, Ahmed Shehzad put-up outstanding performance, he was the notable contributor ...
Waugh backs Ponting, Holding call to dump Test toss SYDNEY: Steve Waugh has backed calls from fellow former Australia captain Ricky Ponting and West Indies great Michael Holding for cricket chiefs to rid Test cricket of the toss.Under Ponting's proposal, suggested during the recent Ashes series in England, the away side would choose who bats first in order to counteract any advantage the hosts may gain from preparing a pitch that suits them best.Waugh said he was open to the radical idea."I don't mind ...
Lillee quits as Tests moved away from WACA SYDNEY: Dennis Lillee quit as president of the Western Australia Cricket Association (WACA) as a new plan unveiled Thursday showed Tests against India, England, and South Africa will move to the new Perth Stadium.The cricket legend abruptly resigned ahead of the release of the WACA's Vision 2030 report, telling the West Australian newspaper: "I cannot stand by and watch what is happening at the WACA. I do not wish to be part of it any ...
Ban Salman Butt for Life; Ijaz Butt Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt has demanded a life time ban on playing cricket for spot-fixing hit Salman Butt.According to local media reports former chairman said, “Salman should not be allowed to play cricket in any case while the other two cricketers, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, should be kept under strict check before they could return to competitive cricket”.He further added, “Although the trio has served their sentence in England, but ...
Ajmal Seeks Clear Answer from PCB Pakistan off spinner Saeed Ajmal has stated that he is ready to retire from international cricket if the Pakistan cricket authorities tell him clearly that he is no longer a part of their plans.According to local media reports Ajmal said, “I have always played on merit and my performances but if the Pakistan cricket board feels I can't play for the national team anymore, I would request them to let me know so that I ...
Shahid Afridi to feature in charity match at Oval ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's T20 captain Shahid Khan Afridi will participate in a charity match at the Oval on September 17 called Cricket for Heroes.The swashbuckling all-rounder will also be joined by India's MS Dhoni and Virender Sehwag for the fundraising match for Help for Heroes, the charity organisation based in the United Kingdom, according to a report on Help for Heroes team will be led by former England captain Andrew Strauss and besides the trio ...


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