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Shashikala Siriwardene signed off with a Player of the Match performance, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Women’s T20 World Cup, Melbourne, March 2, 2020 (ESPNCI)

Achini Kulasuriya is congratulated by her team-mates, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Women’s T20 World Cup, Group A, Melbourne, March 2, 2020 (ESPNCI)

Sri Lanka wins 3rd ODI for series sweep against West Indies in Pallekele, Sri Lanka, Sunday, March 1, 2020

Mathews steps up for injury-hit Sri Lanka to secure series whitewash 3rd ODI, Pallekele, March 1, 2020

Angelo Mathews is a key figure for his team, Sri Lanka v West Indies, 3rd ODI, Pallekele, March 1, 2020 (ESPNCI)

Dhananjaya de Silva goes over the top, Sri Lanka v West Indies, 3rd ODI, Pallekele, March 1, 2020 (ESPNCI)

Dimuth Karunaratne is a reliable presence at the top of the order, Sri Lanka v West Indies, 3rd ODI, Pallekele, March 1, 2020 © AFP

Avishka Fernando is a proper power hitter, Sri Lanka v West Indies, 3rd ODI, Pallekele, March 1, 2020 (ESPNCI)

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* Sri Lanka Police SIU ends investigation into World Cup match fixing allegation

July 03 (CP) Colombo- The Sri Lankan Police on Friday ended its investigation into allegations made by former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage that the 2011 World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka was ‘sold’ to India for money.
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* ICC says no evidence of corruption in 2011 World Cup final

July 03 (AP) The International Cricket Council will not be launching a formal investigation into alleged corruption around the 2011 World Cup final following claims by a former Sri Lanka sports minister that the national team deliberately lost the match to India for money.
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* ‘They recognised this years ago’: Ian Bishop says India are at forefront of fast bowling renaissance

July 03 (HT) The fast bowling unit of Team India has been hailed as one of the best in modern cricket. India’s pace attack comprising of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have bulldozed past opposing batsmen with their line and length.
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* A Sri Lanka T20 tie played near Mohali, cops probe wrong ’un

July 03 (IE) “News from the centre here is Monaragala Hornets have won the toss and decided to bat first. Live action is coming up all the way from Badulla Cricket Ground…” The commentary on YouTube on June 29 morning was purportedly of a cricket match of the Uva T20 league being played in Badulla in Sri Lanka. Only, it wasn’t.
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* Babar Azam confident Pakistan will bounce back in T20Is

July 04 (ICC) Babar Azam, the Pakistan limited-overs skipper, put his team’s dwindling T20I fortunes in recent times down to experimentation with their combinations, and hopes the experience in the team management will benefit them in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
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* Black Lives Matter: England players to have logo on shirts v West Indies

July 03 (BBC) England will join West Indies in having a Black Lives Matter logo on their shirts for this month Tests. CEO Tom Harrison said the England and Wales Cricket Board "fully support the message that Black Lives Matter" and "there can be no place for racism in society or our sport".
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* Sangakkara records statement over 10 hours as part of Sri Lanka’s 2011 World Cup final fixing probe

July 03 (HT) Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara on Thursday spent 10 hours recording his statement to a Special Investigation Unit probing allegations by the country’s former sports minister that the team’s 2011 World Cup final against India was fixed by “certain parties”.
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