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Dushmantha Chameera ruled out of Asia Cup?

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Sri Lankan fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera has been reportedly ruled out of the upcoming Asia Cup.

Although an official announcement is yet to be made, he will miss the entire tournament, according to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) sources.

Dushmantha had sustained a shoulder injury during the recently concluded Lanka Premier League (LPL) and has been advised to rest.

The SLC source has added that they want Chameera to be fit for the World Cup and therefore has been dropped from the Asia Cup squad.

“If he is able to move his hands freely, will be considered for the World Cup”, the source has further sai.

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New record for Tharushi

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Tharushi Karunarathna set an Asian Continental record in the Women’s 600m event at the Bilbao International Invitational Track and Field Athletic Meet in Spain.  

Karunarathna, participating in a Women’s 600m event for the first time, returned a time of 1:24.84s and went on to secure second place in this event.   

The meet was held targeting the 2024 Paris Olympic Games in France. The previous Women’s 600m Women’s Asian Continental record of 1:28.06s was held by Ayano Shomi of Japan in 2022.  

Bender Oboya of Australia with a time of 1:24.53s won first place while Maria de Lima of Brazil clocked 1:25.34s to claim third place.  

Meanwhile,  Kalinga Kumarage, participating in the Men’s 400m event, came third, clocking 45.91s. 

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SL cricket team returns

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The Sri Lanka cricket squad returned to the island this morning after a disappointing run at the ICC T20 World Cup.

The team reached the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake.

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Wedding bells for Tharjini

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Sri Lanka’s former star netball player – Tharjini Sivalingam has entered wedlock.

Fans have been delighted as photos of her wedding had made rounds on social media.

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