DailyFT and Skanda Applaud the Khettarama Fans Yellow Gesture-by Michael Roberts Source:Thuppahis DailyFT  …. https://www.ft.lk/sports/Cricket-fans-take-a-bow/23-736808 ….. & …. https://www.ft.lk/sports/Cricket-fans-take-a-bow/23-736808 … with photo by Kushan Pathiraja S. Skandakumar The recent support and solidarity of our cricket fans throughout the T20 and One Day series, that inspired our youthful national team to great heights may well go down in history as unprecedented. The fact that it came at the most challenging time ever in their own personal lives spoke volumes for their love for the game and our talented youth. Their sincere acknowledgement of the role of Australia in the advancement of our cricket since attaining Test status in 1982, reflected a nation’s gratitude. ...

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Sri Lankan Gullivers facing Cricketing Goliaths in 1975 Source:Thuppahis Nicholas Brookes, in The Cricket Monthly, …. where the title is “Brave As Loons, Poor as Mice,” …. with highlighting emphasis inserted by The Editor, Thuppahi In 1975 the Sri Lankan cricket team had never toured outside Asia. But those who’d been paying attention would have known that their inclusion as one of the eight teams competing in the World Cup that year was well earned. In the past 18 months they’d dismissed West Indies for 119, fallen 17 runs short of victory in Pakistan and had the better of a drawn game against India. ...

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Remembering Aubrey Kuruppu, the all-rounder-by Upananda Jayasundera Aubrey Kuruppu Pic by Upananda Jayasundera, Kandy Sports Special Corr Source:Dailynews The late Aubrey Kuruppu, an old boy of S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia was a talented cricketer, coach, commentator and sports writer who obtained a Degree at the University of Peradeniya and ended up as a Lecturer of the English Department of the University of Peradeniya for more than three decades. Aubrey passed away nearly two years back and his death is a great loss for cricket lovers. He was in the school cricket team and was involved in the staff cricket team of the University for a number of years. ...

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