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Kumar Sangakkara, Muttiah Muralitharan and Mahela Jayawardene at the launch of the Murali Harmony Cup 2014, October 24, 2014

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* ICC Chairman N. Srinivasan congratulates Nepal and Uganda for qualifying for Pepsi ICC WCL Div 2

Oct 31 (ICC) ICC Chairman Mr N. Srinivasan has congratulated Nepal and Uganda for qualifying for Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 2 (WCL Div.2), which will be played in Namibia from 17 to 24 January 2015. Nepal and Uganda sealed their progression after reaching the final of Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 3 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Thursday. In the final, Nepal defeated Uganda by 62 runs and the two sides will now join host Namibia, Canada, Kenya and the Netherlands in WCL Div.2.
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* Rohit and Pandey flay Sri Lankans

Oct 30 (ESPNCI) Rohit Sharma, Manish Pandey and Karn Sharma made the most of their opportunities for India A while the Sri Lankans didn't have much to gain from the warm-up one-dayer at the Brabourne Stadium. With Sri Lanka deciding to give all fifteen members of their squad a go, the match didn't have any statistical relevance. Still Rohit's innings showed that he has recovered from his injuries while Pandey's and Karn's efforts in the comprehensive 88-run victory will help push their case for national selection.
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* Nepal, Hong Kong to tour Sri Lanka in November

Oct 31 (ESPNCI) The top four Asian Associates - Nepal, Afghanistan, Hong Kong and UAE - are set to tour Sri Lanka after the SLC approved a request from the ACC development manager Bandula Warnapura. Nepal and Hong Kong will be the first two teams out of the four to tour Sri Lanka in November. The decision was taken "to support the region's non-Test playing countries," the SLC said. "It's a very beneficial offer by Sri Lanka," Warnapura said.
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* SLC ropes in sports psychologist

Oct 30 (ESPNCI) Sri Lanka have enlisted the help of sports psychologist and former England offspinner Jeremy Snape for their upcoming home series against England. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) made the decision with a view to having a performance coach on board for ther 2015 World Cup campaign. The board is also understood to be in talks with former India fielding coach Trevor Penney about a full-time position with the Sri Lanka side.
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