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Kumar Sangakkara is congratulated by AB de Villiers, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney, March 18, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Kumar Sangakkara shakes hands with Vernon Philander, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney, March 18, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Mahela Jayawardene gets a hug from AB de Villiers, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney, March 18, 2015 (ESPNCI)


ahela Jayawardene acknowledges the crowd, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney, March 18, 2015 (ESPNCI)


The final goodbye: Kumar Sangakkara waves to the crowd, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney, March 18, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Duplicate Murali: Tharindu Kaushal's in his delivery stride, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney, March 18, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Where did it go wrong? Kumar Sangakkara makes the long walk back, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney, March 18, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Tharindu Kaushal made a duck on his ODI debut, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney, March 18, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Mahela Jayawardene cuts the ball, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney, March 18, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Lahiru Thirimanne was quick onto the cover drive, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney, March 18, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Kyle Abbott had Kusal Perera caught behind, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney, March 18, 2015 (ESPNCI)

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* Proteas coach clarifies his comments of political interference in team selection

Apr 18 (Times) In a bizarre u-turn on Saturday, Proteas High Performance Coach, Mike Horn, claims his comments were taken out of context and that he is not aware of any political interference in the selection of the team for the World Cup semi-final match against New Zealand. The Times broke the story that the Proteas selection panel "had to okay four players of colour" for the match, in which Vernon Philander, who played alongside Hashim Amla, Imran Tahir and JP Duminy, was chosen in place of an in-form Kyle Abbott as a move to meet apparent ‘quota’ requirements.
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* Sri Lanka mulls options as ICC threatens to stop funds

Apr 18 (DT) COLOMBO- The appointment of an interim body to run Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC) is in tune with laws governing the island nation, the country's sports minister said on Friday. The move came a day after the International Cricket Council (ICC) decided to investigate possible ministerial interference following the government's decision last month to dissolve the SLC board. Sri Lanka's Sports minister - Navin Dissanayake - appointed a nine-member interim committee, headed by former Test opener Sidath Wettimuny, to run the sport from April 1.
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* ICC Chairman Lauds Cricket Australia And New Zealand Cricket

Apr 17 (CW) International Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman Narayanaswami Srinivasan lauded the efforts of Cricket Australia and New Zealand Cricket for their impeccable hosting of the 2015 World Cup. Terming the tournament as the "most popular in history", Srinivasan spoke highly about the organizing skills of the two boards at the second quarterly meeting of the ICC that was held in Dubai on Wednesday.
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* Kumar Sangakkara and Kevin Pietersen to unleash greatness on Glamorgan

Apr 18 (Guardian) Cardiff is the place to be on Sunday. One of the greatest cricketers of this generation will be making a return to county cricket against Glamorgan. A treat is on the horizon for all cricket lovers and the press box will be unusually full for this Second Division contest. Yes, Kumar Sangakkara is making his debut for Surrey at the start of a season when an unusually high proportion of international stars are dipping into domestic cricket. Sangakkara is expected to bat at three.
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* Sri Lanka defend interim body after ICC threat

Apr 17 (IBN) Colombo- Sri Lanka's sports minister Navin Dissanayake on Friday defended his decision to appoint an interim committee to oversee cricket, saying it was his "sovereign right". The comments came after the International Cricket Council said the move may amount to government interference, and that it would withhold payments to Sri Lanka unless the matter was resolved.
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* South African cricket administrators still ducking beamers

Apr 17 (Daily Maverick) Another day, another tough slog for South Africa’s cricket administrators. If they had hoped that the question marks surrounding Vernon Philander’s selection during the Cricket World Cup semi-final would just go away, they were sadly mistaken. For the first time since the furore unfolded, somebody in South Africa’s management team has categorically stated there was interference with the team.
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