eLanka Newsletter – 22nd November 2023 – 7th Edition Sri Lankans in Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter Australia produce the unthinkable to stun India in the World Cup final. Bowlers do a superb demolition job on star studded Indian batters. – BY TREVINE RODRIGO IN MELBOURNE. (eLanka Sports editor). Health & views November 3rd issue 2023 – Dr harold Gunatillake Australia’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 winning captain Pat Cummins in front of the Atal Pedestrian Bridge at the Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad ICC Hall of Fame Class of 2023 Celebration Dinner (Aravinda De Silva amongst the legends of the game) Players from five teams have been named in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 Team of the Tournament The International Cricket Council (ICC) has thanked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the successful hosting ...

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ICC Hall of Fame welcomes De Silva, Edulji and Sehwag as Class of 2023 inductees   The International Cricket Council (ICC) has revealed the latest cricketing icons that are to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame as the Class of 2023. © ICC 2023 Source: Courtesy of ICC (Sent to eLanka by Trevine Rodrigo – eLanka Sports editor accredited by ICC media zone) Iconic former Men’s Cricket World Cup winners Aravinda de Silva and Virender Sehwag become inductees in the Class of 2023 Pioneering figure Diana Edulji becomes first Indian woman inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame The three legends will be honoured at the Wankhede Stadium during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup semi-final at the Wankhede Stadium Following a voting process conducted among existing Hall of Famers, media representatives and senior executives from FICA and the ICC, three new names will be added to the ...

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ICC Hall of Fame Class of 2023 Celebration Dinner (Aravinda De Silva amongst the legends of the game) Aravinda de Silva . Inducted into the ICC’S HALL OF FAME Virenda Shewag. India’s prolific opener inducted into the ICC’S HALL OF FAME. Ian Bishop (West Indies commentator) interviewing Virenda Shewag former Indian batters who was inducted into the ICC’S HALL OF FAME. Diana Fram Indulji. Former Indian Women cricketer inducted into ICC’S HALL OF FAME © ICC 2023 Source: Courtesy of ICC ( Sent to eLanka by Trevine Rodrigo – eLanka Sports editor accredited by ICC media zone ) ...

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An evening with Aravinda De Silva – Heart of Love Foundation – Special Event – Saturday 4th March 2023 (Sydney event) Date : Saturday 4th March 2023 Time : 6 pm To 9 pm  Venue : Glenwood Community Hub , Lotus Hall ,  Located At 72 Glenwood Park Drive , Glenwood 2768 , NSW   Registrations to the event can be made either via  Heart of Love Foundation website www.heartoflove.org.au Directly through the eventbrite link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-aravinda-de-silva-tickets-535486252797 Heart of Love Foundation Australia has partnered with Sri Sathya Jai Karuna Nilayam Foundation Sri Lanka to make a positive change to the community in need. During the late 2023, a new Super Specialty Hospital was inaugurated in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. The Sri Sathya Jai Sanjeevani Super Specialty Hospital is a state of the art, 75 bed hospital offering five specialties in Ophthalmology, Dentistry, Gastroenterology, Gynecology and Pediatrics. One floor of the hospital will be a surgical ward ...

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When your best brains call the shots-by Rex Clementine Source:Island There’s a feeling that the national cricket team has turned things around in white ball cricket after some humiliating experiences in the last seven years where there were whitewashes in plenty and failure to earn automatic qualifications for ICC events. Sri Lanka’s come from behind win in the Asia Cup in UAE is definite indication that the team has certainly made a leap forward. A few people were quick to take credit for the team’s success. As they say, victory has thousand fathers but defeat is an orphan. There are some individuals who have enjoyed Sri Lanka’s recent success but haven’t gone onto claim credit. Former captain Aravinda de Silva and his Cricket Advisory Committee comprising Roshan Mahanama, Kumar Sangakkara and Muttiah Muralitharan certainly deserves much credit for revamping the cricket structure and introducing some drastic change. ...

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SLC Director of Cricket Tom Moody resigns-by Dhammika Ratnaweera Source:Dailynews Sri Lanka Cricket’s Executive Committee mutually agreed with Tom Moody, who was functioning as the “Director of, Cricket” to terminate his contract with immediate effect said senior official of the Sri Lanka Cricket(SLC). The Executive Committee of the SLC, after much deliberation, was of the opinion that Tom Moody’s services are no longer required as he was directly reporting to the Technical Advisory Committee, which has ceased to exist now. Moody’s appointment as the Director of Cricket, effective from March 1, 2021, was based on a recommendation by the Technical Advisory Committee of the SLC and Aravinda de Silva was the technical committee chairman those days . Sri Lanka Cricket, while thanking Tom for his contribution to the game of cricket in Sri Lanka during his tenure, wishes him very best for his future endeavours. ...

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Sri Lanka on the up again in world cricket – by Trevine Rodrigo   Sri Lanka and the rest of the world have dawned on the realization that the Island nation are no quitters. Written off, and supposedly resigned to a clean sweep again, and against a sub par Australian line-up, the Lankans showed spirit and grit to reverse the tide leaving with a unlikely win in the final game throwing Win-Wiz and all betting agencies into turmoil. What is most pleasing is that the cricketing world is seeing a resurgence of Sri Lanka cricket which has deteriorated to a point of concern recently. Yes, they beat an unconcerned Australia who had already clinched the series and more, but from a Sri Lankan perspective, it was a small step towards getting back to the pedestal of world cricket where they were not so long ago. Dasun Shanaka is a revelation ...

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Sri Lanka in search of acquiring Justin Langer’s services as head coach Justin Langer had stepped down as Australia’s head coach earlier this month. Source:crictracker.com Former Test opener Justin Langer shockingly stepped down as the Australian cricket team’s head coach earlier this month after it was reportedly decided that he would be given an extension till the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Down Under later this year where Australia would be defending their title. After his resignation, Langer did go on to mention that senior players and a couple of staff members were not convinced with having him as a result of which he decided to step down from the position. Now, it has been reported that Sri Lanka are looking forward to hiring the ex-opening batter as their next head coach with Sri Lankan cricket legend Aravinda de Silva who is also is a member of the country’s cricket technical advisory ...

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Veteran coach W.A.N. Silva dies in NZ Source:Dailynews Former Sri Lanka cricket coach W.A.N Silva (91) passed away in Auckland, New Zealand yesterday. He had been one of the mentors of leading former SL cricketers including Aravinda de Silva. He did coaching with love and not for money. We have lost a great man’ said former National player Asanka Gurusinha on his Twitter message. (D.R) ...

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