Lest We Forget: That Day at Lahore on 3rd March 2009 When Cricket was Assailed – by Michael Roberts “Test cricket returned to Lahore on Monday for the first time since a horrific attack in 2009 saw the venue … shunned by nations …,” says Peter Lalor in his article on the Lahore Test Match in today’s (22 March 2022) AUSTRALIAN newspaper. Lalor, perhaps deliberately (?,) avoids reference to the team that underwent this terrorist attack on 3rd March 2009: Sri Lanka. He did not need to go far to seek the horrendous details about that attack. Ahsan Raza is umpiring the present match. He was reserve umpire for the Lahore match in March 2009 and received a bullet in his guts when the mini-van bearing officials was embraced in the terrorist assault. The mini-van driver was killed and this vehicle remained on the road as a sitting duck.** No one knows why the officials in the van ...

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Seven former Sri Lankan stars to play for Asia team-by Dhammika Ratnaweera Source:Dailynews Seven former star Sri Lankan cricketers Sanath Jayasuriya, Muttiah Muralitharan, Chaminda Vaas, Romesh Kaluwitharana, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Nuwan Kulasekara and Upul Tharanga have been drawn in to the Asia team for the Legends Cricket League 2022, which is set to begin from January 20th at the Oman Cricket Stadium.In addition some legendary names will confirm their participation in the tournament which is going to be keen tussle. All seven players were involved the first tournament held last year . Two Pakistan star players paceman Shoaib Akhtar and all-rounder Shahid Afridi also among the Asian team with Sri Lanka players. However, the tournament will not see Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar, who was a major attraction in the first edition of the tournament held in Ranchi last year. Even though the tournament promo included the name of Tendulkar, the master ...

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Russel Arnold: Sri Lanka’s Forgotten ODI Star By Michael Roberts Source:cricketique.live During the course of the World Cup 2015 watchers were occasionally served up statistical tables of leading run-scores in the history of World Cup or ODI cricket. Sri Lankan fans would have been especially attentive to those featuring Sangakkara’s stellar career and record breaking levels. On one such occasion I was intrigued to see Russel Arnold’s statistics appear at the tail-end of an august list of names. Primed by Arnold’s appearance as a TV commentator and his impeccable performance in this role, I proceeded to do some research on the topic and began with a statistical picture of a comparative kind that is quite revelatory. This picture raises issues about media-hype and our very own memory banks.   It would be fair to say that the batsmen stars in the ODI memory store of Sri Lankan cricket enthusiasts over the ...

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Eagles ready to soar in Subbies-By Nick Creely Tillakaratne Dilshan sends one down in Premier Cricket last season. 225296 Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS Source:Dandenong.starcommunity Off the back of a disappointing 2020/21 Subbies season, there is renewed optimism down at Syd Pargeter Reserve for Endeavour Hills. It’s an exciting time for a club that has faced its fair share of challenges in recent years. The Eagles will be looking to bounce back from their last-placed finish last season, and will have former Sri Lankan captain Tillakaratne Dilshan at their disposal as captain. The 44-year-old, who was originally signed up to line up with Mulgrave in the two clubs’ joint venture, played 87 Test matches, 330 ODIs and 80 Twenty20s for his country, scoring over 15,000 international runs. ...

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T20 World Cup Winners List Year Wise Source:cricfann.com The Men’s T20 World Cup is a tournament organized by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in which cricket teams from all around the world compete. Basically, there are 16 teams in which ten teams are selected from the top 10 rankings of the teams while the rest six are from the qualifiers of the previous World Cup. Generally, the T20 World Cup Winners List is held every two years but due to Covid-19 issues, the World Cup of 2020 couldn’t take place. Also in the year 2018, the World Cup was not played as ICC Championship Trophy took place in 2017. So, the idea of the World Cup for the next year dropped. The next T20 World Cup is scheduled to be played in 2021 in UAE and Oman. The matches will be played in October and November. Earlier India was confirmed ...

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Dilshan to lead Australian club Tillakaratne Dilshan Source:Sundayobserver Former Sri Lanka captain who led the Sri Lanka Legends team recently, Tillekaratne Dilshan has been named as captain of the Australian club team Mulgrave Cricket Club for the 2020/21 season. Mulgrave Cricket Club plays in A Turf or Division 3, of Victoria’s Eastern Cricket Association. “Tillakaratne played for the club last season during its T20 campaign, helping us to the Grand Final and has been one of the finest players that Sri Lanka has ever produced, averaging over 40 in Test cricket, as well as being a former national captain.” Mulgrave Cricket Club announced on Thursday. ...

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Dilshan to lead Australian club Tillakaratne Dilshan Source:Sundayobserver Former Sri Lanka captain who led the Sri Lanka Legends team recently, Tillekaratne Dilshan has been named as captain of the Australian club team Mulgrave Cricket Club for the 2020/21 season. Mulgrave Cricket Club plays in A Turf or Division 3, of Victoria’s Eastern Cricket Association. “Tillakaratne played for the club last season during its T20 campaign, helping us to the Grand Final and has been one of the finest players that Sri Lanka has ever produced, averaging over 40 in Test cricket, as well as being a former national captain.” Mulgrave Cricket Club announced on Thursday. ...

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Dilshan leads Lanka Legends Source:Dailynews Former Sri Lankan all-rounder Tillakaratne Dilshan will lead the Sri Lanka Legends team for the ‘The Road Safety World Series’ Twenty20 extravaganza featuring the global superstars of cricket from 5 to 21 March in Raipur, India.The Lankan squad will leave on 1 March. These legends will not only be playing cricket, but they will also be lending their might towards a greater cause – creating awareness about road safety in India. The ‘Road Safety World Series’ has got the blessings and approval of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), and will feature some of the biggest names in the game from Australia, India, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies. ...

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Dilscoop Down Under: Sri Lanka legend’s quiet return by Louis Cameron One of Sri Lanka’s best ever batters has settled with his family in Melbourne’s outer suburbs, and has made a low-key cricket comeback source:-cricket.com.au   Tillakaratne Dilshan laughs when he explains what the young players he coaches most want to be taught. “When I am training all the kids, they want to learn how to play the ‘Dilscoop’,” says the former Sri Lankan captain, who now lives in Beaconsfield in Melbourne’s outer southeastern suburbs. Most presumed Dilshan’s famed ‘Dilscoop’ had been retired when he called time on a 17-year international career following a 2016 limited-overs series against Australia. But having politely declined offers to play for local clubs that had gotten wind a man with 39 international centuries to his name had moved to town along with his wife Manjula Thilini and their four children, Dilshan finally relented when ...

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Panthers downed by impressive Swans (Sri Lankan’s ex International Tillakaratne Dilshan in action!) Dandenong champion Brett Forsyth struck his 8000th Premier Cricket run on Saturday. 225296 Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS Source:Dandenong What an impressive showing from Casey-South Melbourne. From a strong bowling display led brilliantly by an array of spinners, to a customary flashy display from a highly-anticipated debutant and classy hands from the club’s youth and leaders, it was a performance worth sitting up and taking notice of. ...

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