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Kithuruwan Vithanage opened and made a brisk 34, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Colombo, 5th day, June 29, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Angelo Mathews prepares to reverse-sweep, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Colombo, 5th day, June 29, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Angelo Mathews congratulates Lahiru Thirimanne, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Colombo, 5th day, June 29, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Dimuth Karunaratne steered Sri Lanka's chase, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Colombo, 5th day, June 29, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Dinesh Chandimal whips the bails off to have Azhar Ali stumped for 117, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day, June 28, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Dhammika Prasad dismissed Sarfraz Ahmed for 16, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day, June 28, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Dushmantha Chameera is congratulated on the wicket of Asad Shafiq, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day, June 28, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Dhammika Prasad celebrates the wicket of Misbah-ul-Haq, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day, June 28, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Angelo Mathews is elated after having Younis Khan nicking behind, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day, June 28, 2015 (ESPNCI)

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* SLC reiterates commitment to January elections

July 01 (ESPNCI) Sri Lanka Cricket has reiterated its commitment to holding elections before the end of January next year, in the wake of the ICC's warning that "further non-compliance" could result in more sanctions. SLC interim committee chairman Sidath Wettimuny, who recently attended the ICC annual conference as an observer, maintained that while the ICC had publicly urged SLC to hold elections before the end of October, that date served only as a soft deadline.
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* Kumar Sangakkara: not many compare to Sri Lankaís selfless statesman

June 30 (Guardian) I remember very well the moment I first fell for Kumar Sangakkara. It wasnít at Lordís, or any other cricket ground, but in a sideroom at the offices of the Terrence Higgins Trust in Kingís Cross. And he wasnít playing a cover drive, or diving to take a catch, but interviewing HIV and Aids workers about their day jobs. Sangakkara was, still is, an ambassador for the ICCís Think Wise campaign, run in partnership with Unaids and Unicef. He had asked the ICC to arrange a roundtable chat with experts in the field.
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* Tharanga replaces Sangakkara for third Test

June 30 (ESPNCI) Sri Lanka batsman Upul Tharanga will replace Kumar Sangakkara for the third Test against Pakistan starting Friday in Pallekele. Sangakkara made himself unavailable for the last Test of the series because of commitments with Surrey. He will also not play the third Test against India in August, having already announced his international retirement. Tharanga's last Test was also against Pakistan, in Colombo last year, where he made 92 and 45.
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* Sri Lanka players shine in second Test victory in Colombo

June 30 (ICC) A fine all-round display inspired Sri Lanka to a seven-wicket victory over Pakistan in the second Test which concluded in Colombo on Monday. In the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen, Sri Lankaís Kumar Sangakarra has dropped one place to fourth, but the biggest mover inside the top 10 is Angelo Mathews who has climbed three places to fifth after scoring 77 and 43 not out. Mathews now holds a 32-point advantage over Englandís Joe Root.
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* Siriwardene reappointed SL Women captain

June 30 (ESPNCI) Sri Lanka Cricket has reappointed allrounder Shashikala Siriwardene captain of the women's ODI and T20I teams, while batsman Chamari Atapattu has been named vice-captain. Siriwardene, 30, previously led Sri Lanka in 80 limited-overs matches between 2005 and 2014 before giving up the captaincy in April last year over administrative hassles. As captain, Siriwardene guided Sri Lanka to their maiden T20 series win, against India in January 2014, and also to a memorable upset of England during the 2013 World Cup.
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