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At long last. Lasith Malinga lays his hands on the trophy, India v Sri Lanka, final, World T20, Mirpur, April 6, 2014


The Sri Lankan players celebrate with the World T20 trophy, India v Sri Lanka, final, World T20, Mirpur, April 6, 2014


Mahela Jayawardene bids farewell to T20Is, India v Sri Lanka, final, World T20, Mirpur, April 6, 2014


Kumar Sangakkara is carried around the field after winning the World T20, India v Sri Lanka, final, World T20, Mirpur, April 6, 2014


Kumar Sangakkara leaps in joy after winning the World T20, India v Sri Lanka, final, World T20, Mirpur, April 6, 2014


Thisara Perera slams a six, India v Sri Lanka, final, World T20, Mirpur, April 6, 2014


Nuwan Kulasekara dismissed Yuvraj Singh for 11, India v Sri Lanka, final, World T20, Mirpur, April 6, 2014


Rangana Herath is congratulated after dismissing Rohit Sharma, India v Sri Lanka, final, World T20, Mirpur, April 6, 2014


Angelo Mathews celebrates after dismissing Ajinkya Rahane, India v Sri Lanka, final, World T20, Mirpur, April 6, 2014

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* Disciplinary inquiry against Sri Lanka's star cricket players over retirement remarks

Apr 22 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka's star cricketers Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara will face disciplinary action over remarks they made on the cricket authority Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) over their announcement of retirement. The SLC said it has decided to conduct an inquiry on the criticisms made by Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardana after returning to Sri Lanka after winning the ICC T20 world cup.
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* Farbrace quits as Sri Lanka coach

Apr 22 (ESPNCI) Paul Farbrace, the Sri Lanka coach, has resigned with immediate effect in order to take up a role with the ECB, Sri Lanka Cricket has confirmed. The development came a day after Farbrace returned to Colombo and met with SLC officials to discuss his position, following reports that he had been approached by the ECB to become assistant coach to Peter Moores, the new England coach.
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* Farbrace torn over England role

Apr 21 (ESPNCI) Paul Farbrace has told ESPNcricinfo that he has not yet made a commitment to England, and remains conflicted over whether to become their assistant coach or remain head coach of Sri Lanka, after talks with SLC yielded no concrete decisions on Monday. He said there had been "nothing untoward" in his tenure with Sri Lanka that would drive him away from his current position, but admitted the prospect of working with England was an alluring one.
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* Jayasuriya unhappy at Farbrace conduct

Apr 21 (ESPNCI) Sri Lanka's chief selector, Sanath Jayasuriya, has joined the SLC in expressing dismay at news of head coach Paul Farbrace's possible move to England, citing the cost the board bore to have Farbrace released from his Yorkshire contract. Jayasuriya was a member of the panel that vetted applicants and recommended Farbrace for the head coach job.
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* Chaos threatens to engulf Sri Lanka cricket again

Apr 21 (ITN) COLOMBO- For almost 18 years, there was hardly a better time to be a Sri Lanka cricket fan than the past two weeks. The World T20 party hurtled seamlessly into the Sinhala and Tamil New Year in one uninterrupted sequence of exploding firecrackers, and the nation drew deep from the taste and noise of success. But two weeks is all you get. As the head coach contemplates jumping ship, euphoria has begun to dissolve with the onset of monsoon rains, leaving behind hardier features of the Sri Lanka fan’s existence: frustration and uncertainty.
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* Sri Lanka national coach resigns to take up appointment with ECB

Apr 22 (CP) Colombo- National coach of Sri Lanka Cricket Team Paul Farbrace has tendered his resignation today, the cricket authority announced. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said Farbrace tendered his resignation and has indicated to SLC of his unavailability to continue with SLC with immediate effect in order to take up an appointment with the England Cricket Board (ECB).
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* Sri Lanka's T20 stars could face disciplinary action

Apr 21 (ZN) Colombo: Senior players Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara could face disciplinary action over remarks they made on arriving here after winning the ICC World T20 title. At today`s executive committee meeting of the governing body, Sri Lanka Cricket said it has been decided to refer the matter to the SLC`s disciplinary committee, an ex-co source told PTI. After arriving from Bangladesh, the duo had slammed SLC officials for claiming that they had found fault with the way the players announced their retirement from T20 cricket.
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* BCCI reputation lowest in 80 years' - Manohar

Apr 21 (ESPNCI) Former BCCI President Shashank Manohar has said he was "disillusioned" by the happenings at the BCCI's emergent working committee meeting on Sunday, which picked a three-member panel to investigate the IPL corruption scandal as directed by India's Supreme Court. Manohar, who served as BCCI president from to 2008-2011, attended the meeting as a special nominee of the Vidarbha Cricket Association, which is a member of the BCCI working committee.
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* Australian coach joins emerging Afghanistan

Apr 21 (Geo) KABUL- Afghanistan´s new cricket academy coach, Peter Anderson from Australia, has started work in Kabul, officials said Monday, as the fast-developing team prepare for their debut at next year´s World Cup. Anderson coached Papua New Guinea for two years before joining Afghanistan, where cricket is a rare symbol of optimism in a country beset by war, corruption and poverty.
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