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The Sri Lankan players celebrate after securing the gold medal in the Asian Games, Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, Final, Asian Games, Incheon, October 3, 2014 (ESPNCI)

Ranjan Madugalle mentors Sri lanka Under 19 players

Saveen Nanayakkara receives his cap on Under-19 debut from Ranjan Madugalle, Colombo, October 3, 2014

Thiran Dhanapala gets his Under-19 cap from Ranjan Madugalle, Colombo, October 3, 2014

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* WICB must tread on eggshells with care

Oct 23 (ESPNCI) Backed into the tightest of corners by its disgruntled players and then scolded publicly by the BCCI, the WICB had few attacking shots left to play to get it out of its latest crisis. So it has decided, for the moment, to be conservative and play from the crease. At an emergency meeting in Barbados on Tuesday, because the team it sent to India walked off the job and the BCCI flexed its muscles by declaring a suspension of bilateral tours and threatening legal action
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* Lahiru Gamage picked to tour India

Oct 22 (ESPNCI) Sri Lanka have left out Lahiru Thirimanne, vice-captain in their previous ODI series against Pakistan in August, from their squad for the first three games of the five-ODI series in India in November. Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Chandimal, spinner Rangana Herath, and he injured fast bowler Lasith Malinga were the others omitted. Uncapped fast bowler Lahiru Gamage, wicketkeeper-batsmen Kusal Perera and Niroshan Dickwella, and left-arm allrounder Chaturanga de Silva were their replacements.
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* Kumar Sangakkara Doubtful for India Tour

Oct 22 (NDTV) Experienced Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara has been rendered a doubtful starter for the five-match ODI series against India due to a back injury. Sangakkara, who had questioned the wisdom of the hurriedly arranged series in the wake West Indies' sudden end to their India tour, has developed a slight back injury, team sources said.
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