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Tillakaratne Dilshan acknowledges his fans, Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd T20I, Colombo, September 9, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Tillakaratne Dilshan ended his international career with a wicket off his last ball, Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd T20I, Colombo, September 9, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Seekkuge Prasanna gave Glenn Maxwell a send-off, Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd T20I, Colombo, September 9, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Kusal Perera tries to get under a skier, Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd T20I, Colombo, September 9, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Dhananjaya de Silva smokes one through the covers, Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd T20I, Colombo, September 9, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Dhananjaya de Silva avoids a run-out off a Glenn Maxwell direct hit, Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd T20I, Colombo, September 9, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Kusal Perera drives en route to his 22, Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd T20I, Colombo, September 9, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Tillakaratne Dilshan is given a guard of honour by team-mates ahead of his last international innings, Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd T20I, Colombo, September 9, 2016 (ESPNCI)

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* Nick Lee appointed Sri Lanka's trainer

Sept 26 (ESPNCI) Nick Lee, the 32-year-old former right-hand batsman from Kent, has been appointed Sri Lanka's trainer, the SLC announced on Sunday. Lee will replace Michael Main, the former Hampshire strength and conditioning coach, who was initially appointed for a two-year term in May last year but quit from his post at the end of the home series against Australia. Lee will assume his role from October.
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* Sri Lanka to host Under-19 Asia Cup in December

Sept 25 (ESPNCI) Sri Lanka will host the Under-19 Asia Cup between December 8 and 22, Sri Lanka Cricket has announced. After a meeting of the SLC's executive committee on September 24, the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota, the Galle International Cricket Stadium and Matara Uyanwatte Stadium were approved as venues for the tournament.
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* Gavaskar, Kapil Dev voice issues with Lodha recommendations

Sept 26 (ESPNCI) Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev have joined the list of prominent commentators fielded by the BCCI to challenge some recommendations made by the Lodha panel. While Kapil expressed concern about the wisdom of the "one state, one vote" system, Gavaskar said that the blueprint already existed in the BCCI's structure for the state associations to follow with regard to their office bearers.
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* We haven't countered Pakistan's spin plan - Radford

Sept 25 (ESPNCI) West Indies' batting coach Toby Radford rued another poor batting display from his side in their 16-run loss to Pakistan in the second T20I in Dubai. Having lost the series, Radford said that West Indies couldn't counter Pakistan's game plan of spin on a ground with a slow track and big boundaries. Poor starts in the Powerplay didn't help their cause, he added.
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