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
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.