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Kumar Sangakkara is congratulated by AB de Villiers, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney, March 18, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Kumar Sangakkara shakes hands with Vernon Philander, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney, March 18, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Mahela Jayawardene gets a hug from AB de Villiers, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney, March 18, 2015 (ESPNCI)


ahela Jayawardene acknowledges the crowd, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney, March 18, 2015 (ESPNCI)


The final goodbye: Kumar Sangakkara waves to the crowd, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney, March 18, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Duplicate Murali: Tharindu Kaushal's in his delivery stride, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney, March 18, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Where did it go wrong? Kumar Sangakkara makes the long walk back, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney, March 18, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Tharindu Kaushal made a duck on his ODI debut, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney, March 18, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Mahela Jayawardene cuts the ball, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney, March 18, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Lahiru Thirimanne was quick onto the cover drive, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney, March 18, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Kyle Abbott had Kusal Perera caught behind, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney, March 18, 2015 (ESPNCI)

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* ICC warns Sri Lanka Cricket of suspension over appointing interim committee

Apr 01, Colombo: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has warned that Sri Lanka would face suspension from ICC if the government unjustly interferes in the administration of the cricket board.
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* Vernon Manilal Fernando's life ban upheld by CAS

Mar 31 (AS) The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) have upheld Vernon Manilal Fernando's lifetime ban after the former FIFA Executive Committee member lost his appeal on Monday. FIFA imposed a life ban on Fernando in 2013 after the Sri Lankan - a close ally of Qatari football administrator Mohamed bin Hammam - appealed against his initial eight-year suspension for multiple ethics violations, including bribery, conflicts of interest and accepting gifts.
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* oarse tongues leave stain on the cup

Mar 31 (Age) In a corner of the glowing image of Australia's World Cup triumph is a blot that no amount of rubbing ever will remove. It is the disposition of the Australians at the dismissals of three New Zealanders during a largely one-sided final. Brad Haddin mocked Martin Guptill by clapping his gloves in Guptill's face after he was bowled by Glenn Maxwell, while Grant Elliott and Daniel Vettori were sent on their respective ways with volleys of words. It was the sort of ugliness the ICC had promised to crack down on in this tournament.
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* Sidath Wettimuny appointed as head of Interim committee to run Sri Lanka Cricket

Mar 31 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka sports minister Navin Dissanayake has appointed former Test opener Sidath Wettimuny to head a nine-member interim committee to run the cricket board, Sri Lanka Cricket. The committee will be effective from Wednesday (April 1) and function until an election is held or until further notice. The SLC Annual General Meeting to elect office bearers was to be held on April 30 and the nominations for positions were to be accepted from Monday.
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* Jayawardena to build grassroot cricket in Sri Lanka

Mar 31 (PTI) Former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene is set to take over a role with the country's cricket administration to develop the infrastructure of the local game at the feeder level. Sports Minister Navin Dissanayake said that Jayawardene, 37, has consented to a futuristic role in restructuring the schools and junior level cricket.
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