Mar 20 (NIE) Some 135 years after English cricket was declared dead and the Ashes shipped to Australia, Sri Lankan cricket was killed off by a newspaper mourning the loss to Bangladesh, the youngest test-playing nation.
The Island newspaper on Monday published an obituary for Sri Lankan cricket following the loss. “RIP Sri Lanka,” read the headline.
The paper carried a notice saying, “In affectionate remembrance of Sri Lankan cricket which died at the Oval on 19, March 2017.”
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