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Free admission for C&D Lower stands to watch LPL knockout games

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The Lanka Premier League 2022 will open the C and D Lower Stands of the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium for spectators to witness the knock-out stage games, free of charge.

As a result, beginning today, fans can enter the C&D Lower Stands through Gate 06 of the RPICS, Colombo, which will open at 1 p.m.

The tickets of the fans who purchased tickets before this announcement will receive an upgrade at the venue, a statement by the SLC states

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Susanthika joins SLC

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Sri Lanka Cricket has announced the appointment of Olympic Silver Medalist Mrs. Susanthika Jayasinghe as the ‘Consultant – Mentoring and Development of Women’s Cricket.”

Her appointment has taken effect from Feb. 01, 2023.

In a media release, the SLC warmly welcomes Ms. Jayasinghe and expresses confidence that “she will be a valuable asset for the game of women’s cricket in Sri Lanka.”

“I am extremely happy with this new challenge, as it gives me an opportunity to help young women athletes take up the game, cope with the challenges, and go on to become the “stars” they deserve to be in the future,” said Susanthika Jayasinghe.

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Hathurusingha set to return as Bangladesh head coach?

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Chandika Hathurusingha looks set to return as the head coach of the Bangladesh national men’s team with Cricket New South Wales confirming that he is leaving the position of assistant coach with them.

Though it’s yet to be officially announced, ‘espncricinfo’ says that they understand that Hathurasingha would be brought back.

BCB president Nazmul Hassan said on Monday that the new head coach – to replace Russell Domingo – would be appointed between February 18 and 20.

Hathurusingha was with the Bangladesh team from 2014 to 2017, with the famous ODI-winning streak at home starting under his watch. He left unceremoniously after the South Africa tour in 2017, before returning to Bangladesh with the Sri Lanka team as its head coach a few months later. The BCB has, in the past, said it wanted a coach like Hathurusingha, known to be stern and aggressive, and after his departure, both Steve Rhodes (2018 to 2019) and Domingo (2019 to 2022) were thought of as soft by the BCB.

(Source : espncricinfo.com)

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Dasun Shanaka denies political involvement

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Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka insisted that he has no links to any political party in the country.

In a Twitter message, Shanaka said that he has noticed his image being circulated in a political party propaganda.

“I’ve noticed my image circulating in a political party propaganda. I have no inclination with any party or ever have participated as an ambassador. My one true love and passion is playing cricket for my country,” he tweeted.

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