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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When Sri Lanka made their ODI debut at 1975 Prudential World Cup-by Chris Dhambarage The Sri Lanka World Cup Squad Source:Dailynews Sri Lanka began their campaign towards achieving International Cricket Council (ICC) Test status when they made their One Day International (ODI) debut in England on this day (June 7), exactly 46 years ago. Sri Lanka captained by Anura Tennekoon made an inauspicious start to their goal of achieving international recognition as they were beaten by the ultimate champions West Indies by nine wickets in the fourth match of the Prudential World Cup at Manchester. ...

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D. D. P. Alwis – a fine all-round sportsman and cricket coach-by Upananda Jayasundera D. D. P. Alwis Source:Dailynews D. D. P. Alwis is a fine all-round sportsman who excelled in cricket, football and hockey for Dharmaraja College and is currently a senior cricket coach at the SSC School of Cricket. He has been working at the SSC Cricket Academy under Chief Coach Carlton Bernardus as the Senior Coach. Alwis has been involved in coaching in the academy for the last 16 years. After leaving school he continued playing cricket and his cricket career spanned over 45 years and during this period he represented his alma mater, Sri Lanka Schools and Kandy Cricket Club in the Donovan Andrew Trophy Cricket Tournament. ...

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