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SLC requests report over heavy defeat

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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has directed the Manager of the National Team to submit a report pertaining to Sri Lanka’s heavy defeat faced against India in the 3rd ODI, which was played on the 15th January 2023 at Thiruvananthapuram.

The report should consist of views of the Captain, the Head Coach, and the Selection Panel and also the Team Manager pertaining to the loss.

SLC has requested the Team Manager to submit the ‘Report,’ within a 5-day period.

The report will enable Sri Lanka Cricket to review and understand the background to the team’s dismal performances during the final ODI, which it lost by 317 runs after being bowled out in 22 overs.

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New regulations for appointing selection committee members for all sports

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New regulations will be introduced soon for appointing members to selection committees for all sports including cricket, Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe says.

The new regulations will facilitate the appointment of selection committees with accountability and transparency, the minister remarked.

Applications for the selection committee membership should be forwarded to the Director-General of Sports and copies of the applications should be submitted to the National Sports Selection Committee.

Accordingly, under the observations of the National Sports Selection Committee, selection committees will be appointed to each sport, Minister Ranasinghe explained further.

(adaderana.lk)

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Battle of the Blues postponed by a week

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The 144th Battle of the Blues between St. Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia and Royal College Colombo due to be played on March 9 – 11, has been rescheduled to the immediate next weekend.

This is due to the Local Government polls being scheduled for the same day.

A media communique states : “The match will now be played with spectators on the 16, 17 and 18th of March at the SSC grounds. This is due to the announcement that the planned local government elections are scheduled to take place on 09 March, the Joint Match Organising Committee in concurrence of the two heads of schools decided to reschedule the game for the following week”.

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Foreign spies help Kanjipani escape Sri Lanka!

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Underworld leader Kanjipani Imran alias Mohammad Najeem Mohammad Imran, who escaped the country, had arrived in UAE via Oman and resumed his underworld activities by contacting underworld members remanded in Boossa Prison, it was reported.

Kanjipani, who was released on bail, fled the country with the help of foreign spies.

The Hindu newspaper first reported that he had fled to Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu.

The reports said Kanjipani had gone to Ramanathapuram District by sea on December 25 and the Tamil Nadu Intelligence Service had warned the state police to be on the lookout for him and his associates.

Kanjipani, who is a drug kingpin and an underworld leader, was remanded for crimes such as murder and conspiracy to murder. He was released on bail on December 20.

The suspect was also released on a surety of Rs.5 million in a case filed in the Chief Magistrate’s Court in relation to an incident in which a police officer of the Keselwatta Police was allegedly threatened over the phone during an investigation.

Kanjipani was arrested in Dubai, UAE in 2019 and extradited to Sri Lanka.

‘The Hindu’ reported that Tamil Nadu Intelligence Services had received specific information from other intelligence agencies and reliable sources that Kanjipani was planning to enter India after being released on bail.

Source – Aruna

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