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The Sri Lankan players celebrate after securing the gold medal in the Asian Games, Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, Final, Asian Games, Incheon, October 3, 2014 (ESPNCI)

Ranjan Madugalle mentors Sri lanka Under 19 players

Saveen Nanayakkara receives his cap on Under-19 debut from Ranjan Madugalle, Colombo, October 3, 2014

Thiran Dhanapala gets his Under-19 cap from Ranjan Madugalle, Colombo, October 3, 2014

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* Kumar Sangakkara Doubtful for India Tour

Oct 22 (NDTV) Experienced Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara has been rendered a doubtful starter for the five-match ODI series against India due to a back injury. Sangakkara, who had questioned the wisdom of the hurriedly arranged series in the wake West Indies' sudden end to their India tour, has developed a slight back injury, team sources said.
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* Dhoni opts out of first three Sri Lanka ODIs

Oct 21 (ESPNCI) MS Dhoni has opted out of the first three ODIs against Sri Lanka, citing the need for a break to freshen up ahead of the tour of Australia and the World Cup. Virat Kohli will stand in as captain, and Wriddhiman Saha, who scored a century in the IPL final earlier this year, will take care of wicketkeeping duties. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been rested, making way for Varun Aaron.
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* Roshan Mahanama is Fourth Match Referee to Officiate in 200 ODIs

Oct 21 (NDTV) A former captain and member of the Sri Lanka squad that won the 1996 ICC Cricket World Cup, Mahanama represented his country in 52 Tests and 213 ODIs between 1986 and 1999, in which he scored 2,576 and 5,162 runs, respectively. Roshan Mahanama became the latest member of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) elite panel of match referees to reach the 200-mark milestone in One-Day Internationals (ODI) when he officiated the first ODI between New Zealand and South Africa in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, Tuesday.
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* Lahiru Gamage picked to tour India

Oct 22 (ESPNCI) Sri Lanka have left out Lahiru Thirimanne, vice-captain in their previous ODI series against Pakistan in August, from their squad for the first three games of the five-ODI series in India in November. Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Chandimal, spinner Rangana Herath, and he injured fast bowler Lasith Malinga were the others omitted. Uncapped fast bowler Lahiru Gamage, wicketkeeper-batsmen Kusal Perera and Niroshan Dickwella, and left-arm allrounder Chaturanga de Silva were their replacements.
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* Pacers, Chetty give SA Women series 2-1

Oct 21 (ESPNCI) A sharp performance from South Africa Women's pacers, combined with a fifty from opener Trisha Chetty gave the team a 2-1 series win in the fourth and final ODI of the series against Sri Lanka Women in Colombo. Sri Lanka were dismissed for 137 after they were put in to bat and South Africa chased the total down with five wickets in hand, and more than 15 overs to spare.
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