Nicholas Brookes, in CRICKET MONTHLY, 6 May 2019, where the title is “The story of De Saram and Satha: batting geniuses who went to jail”
Category Archives: cricket for amity
Champika Fernando has served Sri Lanka’s cricketing world well by conducting a revealing interview with Ashantha De Mel, the Chief Selector for Sri Lanka Cricket, for the Daily Mirror. Ashantha not only represented Sri Lanka at cricket, but also was a leading bridge player in competitive tournaments. His acumen shines through in the analysis he has provided. While I have met him in passing in the distant past, I have had limited interaction with him: those brief occasions indicated to me that he is a no-nonsense person and would not suffer fools gladly.
In these shallow times, walking away from sport is seen as a tool of war.
Arun Venugopal, in The Hindu, 30 December 2012, …. https://www.thehindu.com/sport/cricket/a-rewind-of-indiapak-matches-in-chennai/article4256150.ece
A generous portion of the magic that resides within storied sporting encounters is churned out by the venues that host them. Like The Championships at Wimbledon, for instance. The unique character of each venue — its look and feel — and the varied influence it has on sportsmen adds to the multi-layered narrative of a contest.
Editor, Thuppahi: There is an ISSUE here: does cricket encourage jingoism?
ONE = Item in TimesNewsNow.com, 28 February 2019, entitled “Aakash Chopra, Irfan Pathan laud Indian pilot Abhinandan’s calm demeanour despite being in Pakistan’s custody”
Abhinandan Varthaman, who is in Pakistan’s captivity after his MiG 21 crashed in Pakistan’s territory, has been lauded on social media for his calmness.
Andrew Fidel Fernando, in ESPNcricinfo, February 2019, with this title “Sri Lanka rediscover the taste of freedom”
If the players are good enough to play here and compete, that’s what we’re looking to do- Sri Lanka coach Chandika Hathurusingha, two days out from the series.
Not “they are good enough”; if. Not “win” the series, or a Test; compete.
“We are very green,” Hathurusingha says.
Nirgunan Tiruchelvam, in ESPNcricinfo in 2013 — 14 August 2013 to be precise — with this heading “When the Lankans won a ‘Test’ in India”
Sri Lanka’s rise in Test cricket is one of the finest underdog stories in the game’s history. England have played Test cricket for 126 years, while Sri Lanka have only competed for 31. Yet Sri Lanka has two batsmen with 10,000 Test runs while England have none. Sri Lanka have also produced the game’s highest wicket-taker: Muttiah Muralitharan’s career haul of 800 is more than double the tally of England’s leading bowler (Ian Botham with 383).