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Angelo Mathews swivels into a pull, India v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy 2017, The Oval, London, June 8, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Danushka Gunathilaka tended to pull off the front foot, India v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy 2017, The Oval, London, June 8, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Kusal Mendis is quick on a pull, India v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy 2017, The Oval, London, June 8, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Did Lasith Malinga mistake the boundary rope for a hammock? India v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy 2017, The Oval, London, June 8, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Yuvraj Singh chopped onto the stumps and it gave Niroshan Dickwella great joy, India v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy 2017, The Oval, London, June 8, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Nuwan Pradeep runs into a sea of Indian support, India v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy 2017, The Oval, London, June 8, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Lasith Malinga had Rohit Sharma caught on the pull, India v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy 2017, The Oval, London, June 8, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Thisara Perera returned to Sri Lanka's attack, India v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy 2017, The Oval, London, June 8, 2017 (ESPNCI)

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* Sri Lanka legends question Ford exit

June 25 (CC) Sangakkara suggests there may not be any 'coaches left to employ' for his former side after highly-rated mentor's departure As Sri Lanka begin their search for a ninth head coach in six years, Test champions Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardena have questioned the circumstances that led to Graham Ford's departure from the role.
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* Ford steps down as Sri Lanka coach

June 24 (ESPNCI) Graham Ford has stepped down as Sri Lanka coach, ending his second tenure with the side after 15 months. SLC president Thilanga Sumathipala said the decision had been arrived at mutually, "after careful consideration and deliberation". Ford's relationship with SLC was understood to have been strained due to what he felt were unacceptable intrusions into team matters by the board.
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* Ford's resignation a possibility after strained relation with SLC

June 24 (ESPNCI) Coach Graham Ford's relationship with Sri Lanka Cricket is understood to have become imperiled due to what Ford believes are unacceptable intrusions into team matters by the board. Neither SLC nor Ford have made any official comments, but Ford's resignation does appear a possibility. Ford is presently out of the island on leave, which is due to end early next week.
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* Sri Lanka v New Zealand, Women's World Cup, Huddleston, Bates star in crushing NZ win

June 25 (ESPNCI) New Zealand had never lost to Sri Lanka in nine previous ODI meetings. They had bowled Sri Lanka out for under 150 in eight of those games. For a while on Saturday in Bristol, they may have wondered if the tide had turned.
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* ICC backs World XI games in Lahore

June 24 (ESPNCI) Pakistan could host a World XI in Lahore for three T20s later this year, if all goes to plan. The ICC Board extended support to such a proposal during its annual conference in London on Saturday, as part of the efforts to take international cricket back to Pakistan.
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