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Udeshika Prabodhani took two wickets, South Africa v Sri Lanka, Women's World T20 2016, Group A, Bangalore, March 28, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Chamari Atapattu celebrates a wicket her team-mates, South Africa v Sri Lanka, Women's World T20 2016, Group A, Bangalore, March 28, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Chamari Atapattu celebrates her fifty, South Africa v Sri Lanka, Women's World T20 2016, Group A, Bangalore, March 28, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Chamari Atapattu hits out, South Africa v Sri Lanka, Women's World T20 2016, Group A, Bangalore, March 28, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Jeffrey Vandersay leaps for a catch, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World T20 2016, Group 1, Delhi, March 28, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Jeffrey Vandersay was bowled for 3, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World T20 2016, Group 1, Delhi, March 28, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Tillakaratne Dilshan executes a sweep shot, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World T20 2016, Group 1, Delhi, March 28, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Lahiru Thirimanne fell for a first-ball duck, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World T20 2016, Group 1, Delhi, March 28, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Dinesh Chandimal plays one into the leg side, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World T20 2016, Group 1, Delhi, March 28, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Tillakaratne Dilshan shadow-practices on the pitch ahead of the game, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World T20 2016, Group 1, Delhi, March 28, 2016

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* Kusal Perera hires UK-based law firm to defend doping charges

May 04 (PkO) Mumbaió Sri Lankaís Kusal Perera, who has been suspended for the alleged doping offence has hired a team of UK lawyers, it is learnt here. According to the sources in England, the 26-year-old left-handed batsman and wicket-keeper has sought the services of a law firm called Morgan Sports Law.
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* Sri Lanka Cricket need a high-profile tournament, says Jehan Mubarak

May 03 (CC) Sri Lanka player Jehan Mubarak on Monday opined that Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) need a domestic limited-over format tournament in order to find the talents scattered in the country. Mubarak arrived Mumbai to take part in the Mitsui Shoji T20 League for the team Ghatkopar Jets.
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* Thankful for my time as Pakistan Captain: Afridi

May 03 (ICC) Shahid Afridiís international career has been a rollercoaster ride. Known for his aggressive batting style and wicket-taking abilities, Afridi has scored 1,716 runs and taken 48 wickets in 27 Tests. Making his One-Day International debut in 1996, Afridi amassed 8,046 runs and took 395 wickets in 398 games. He holds a record of taking most Twenty20 Internationals wickets (97) and has won the most Player of the Match awards (six) in the format.
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* State associations will have to fall in line with Lodha reforms - Supreme Court

May 03 (ESPNCI) India's Supreme Court, on Monday, made it clear that all state cricket associations will have to "fall in line" with the recommendations of Justice RM Lodha led-panel on structural reforms in the BCCI. The court had tasked a three-member committee with recommending changes to the BCCI's constitution
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* Mathews hints at giving Dickwella chance at No. 3

May 03 (ESPNCI) Sri Lanka Test captain Angelo Mathews has hinted that they might give wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella a chance at No. 3 during the Tests in England. Sri Lanka's tour begins at the end of this week, with a three-day game against Essex in Chelmsford, before they head to Leicester for their second warm-up match. The first Test starts on May 19 at Headingley.
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* Selectors will 'have to start from the bottom' - Jayasuriya

May 03 (ESPNCI) Sri Lanka's new selectors will have to "start from the bottom", chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya has said, after selection strategy between his two stints had set the team back. Jayasuriya was chief selector from February 2013 to March 2015, before his panel was succeeded by one headed by Kapila Wijegunawardene. After that committee was ousted, Jayasuriya helped select the Test squad to England and is now back as chief selector, since May 1.
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* Mark Selby beats Ding Junhui to win World Snooker Championship

May 03 (BBC) England's world number one Mark Selby beat China's Ding Junhui 18-14 to win his second World Championship title. Selby, the 2014 winner from Leicester, led throughout Sunday and went into Monday's final session leading 14-11. Ding, who was bidding to become the first Asian player to win the world title, claimed three frames in a row.
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