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Who is the best “Lankaputhra” cricket coach Chandika or Jerome?

When the Minister of Sports Faiszer Mustapha was being grilled in parliament by members of the opposition over the country’s cricketing woes last week, he was seen waxing eloquent on why the country should give every possible chance to a Lankaputhra coach to succeed. He was also seen bandying around statistics to show that Chandika Hathurusingha had a much higher win ratio than the preceding foreign coaches. This is after the ‘Daily News’ had shown that all previous successes that the Sri Lanka team achieved were under foreign coaches who focussed on coaching without getting themselves embroiled in team selections.

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Shahzad’s blistering century highlights Afghanistan’s innings

DUBAI, Tuesday: Mohammad Shahzad the stocky Afghan opener had never scored a ODI century against an established Test side, but yesterday he put that record straight with a blistering innings of -124-- off 116– balls against defending Asia Cup champions India in a Super Four match played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

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ICC Cricket WC Trophy Tour arrives in SL

The ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour, which arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday was exhibited during a special ceremony at the Independence square. Here Sri Lanka’s World Cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga and the Minister of Sports Faiszer Musthapha with the trophy (left). School Children gets a glimpse of the trophy

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All eyes on ‘Slinga Malinga’

DUBAI, Friday – Past feats like having won the 50-over Asia Cup on five occasions which puts Sri Lanka on par with India won’t come into play when the 14th edition gets under way at the Dubai Sports Complex with Sri Lanka taking on Bangladesh in the curtain-raiser of the six-nation tournament.

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