Sports News

Sunday’s Sports News Round Up

Sports Minister celebrates the birthday

The young Sri Lanka Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa celebrated his 35th birthday yesterday (10). He holds the rare distinction of being a Sports Minister who has representing and captaining the country at the international level. “It has been a pleasure to witness your potential as a young politician, and I look forward to continue serving Sri Lanka with your support,” said a Tweet of one of his followers.

 

 

 

 

Dilshi Kumarasinghe sets new SL record in 800m

Dilshi Kumarasinghe set a new Sri Lanka record on Friday (9) in women’s 800m, with a timing of 2.02:52 seconds, at the SL National Athletic Trials at Sugathadasa Stadium, Colombo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tigers announce Test squad for SL

Bangladesh on Friday announced a 21-member preliminary squad for the SL Test series, beginning on 21 April. The uncapped pace trio of Shoriful Islam, Mukidul Islam Mugdho, and Shohidul Islam had earned their maiden call-ups.

County Championship begins

The 2021 England County Championship of cricket began on Thursday (8) with nine four-day matches played across venues among 18 participating counties. Yesterday was the third day of those games. This league round will go on till the 11 July’s final weekend of matches.

Mumbai Indians lose in first game again

Mumbai Indians’ (MI) jinx in their tournament openers continued on Friday too as they lost the IPL 2021 curtain-raiser against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Pacer Harshal Patel starred in RCB’s two-wicket victory. Chennai Super Kings met Delhi Capitals in last night’s second match.

More international cricket

Australia Women beat New Zealand Women by 21 runs at Mount Maunganui to whitewash the hosts 3-0 after squaring the preceding T20s at 1-1. South Africa men meanwhile met their Pakistan counterparts at Johannesburg in their first T20I. Pakistan won the ODIs 2-1 earlier.