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Shashikala Siriwardene signed off with a Player of the Match performance, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Women’s T20 World Cup, Melbourne, March 2, 2020 (ESPNCI)

Achini Kulasuriya is congratulated by her team-mates, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Women’s T20 World Cup, Group A, Melbourne, March 2, 2020 (ESPNCI)

Sri Lanka wins 3rd ODI for series sweep against West Indies in Pallekele, Sri Lanka, Sunday, March 1, 2020

Mathews steps up for injury-hit Sri Lanka to secure series whitewash 3rd ODI, Pallekele, March 1, 2020

Angelo Mathews is a key figure for his team, Sri Lanka v West Indies, 3rd ODI, Pallekele, March 1, 2020 (ESPNCI)

Dhananjaya de Silva goes over the top, Sri Lanka v West Indies, 3rd ODI, Pallekele, March 1, 2020 (ESPNCI)

Dimuth Karunaratne is a reliable presence at the top of the order, Sri Lanka v West Indies, 3rd ODI, Pallekele, March 1, 2020 © AFP

Avishka Fernando is a proper power hitter, Sri Lanka v West Indies, 3rd ODI, Pallekele, March 1, 2020 (ESPNCI)

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* Umar Akmal’s appeal against ban to be heard on June 11: PCB

June 06 (HT) Pakistan Cricket Board has announced that wicket-keeper batsman Umar Akmal’s appeal against his three-year ban will be heard on June 11 by a former Supreme Court judge Justice. We have seen in the past that controversy and Umar Akmal go hand in hand. For the past several years, Akmal has been involved in a variety of controversial incidents
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* ICC discussing COVID-19 substitutes for test matches, says ECB official

June 05 (HT) The International Cricket Council (ICC) is discussing the possibility of introducing substitutes if a player tests positive for COVID-19 during a test match, England and Wales Cricket Board director of special projects Steve Elworthy said.
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* Will be very clinical: Sangakkara on players following new cricket guidelines

June 05 (HT) The coronavirus pandemic has turned most activities in the world upside down and sports is one f the worst hit. Cricket has always been a game where players share a lot camaraderie and come in close physical contact with each other.
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* Michael Jordan: NBA legend to donate $100m to racial equality fight

June 06 (BBC) Michael Jordan says he will donate $100m (£78m) to groups fighting for racial equality and social justice. The NBA legend said in a statement that he and his Jordan Brand would distribute the money over 10 years.
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* ‘I don’t think it’s a good idea,’ Akram on hosting T20 World Cup as per schedule

June 05 (HT) Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram believes that the International Cricket Council should wait for a more suitable time to host the T20 World Cup. The global tournament, which was last held in 2016, is scheduled to take place in Australia between October and November this year.
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