Sports http://www.sumercopywriting.com/taxonomy/term/7/all en India’s cricketing shame http://www.sumercopywriting.com/2020/12/27/sports/india%E2%80%99s-cricketing-shame <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="og:image rdfs:seeAlso" resource="http://www.sumercopywriting.com/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/2020/12/25/pg23-4.jpg?itok=T-FTyEs-"><a href="/2020/12/27/sports/india%E2%80%99s-cricketing-shame"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.sumercopywriting.com/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/2020/12/25/pg23-4.jpg?itok=T-FTyEs-" width="270" height="155" alt="" /></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>There are times, it’s good for the mighty cricketing giant to be reminded of the glorious uncertainties of the game. Even more profound for India to be brought to their knees! They never had it so bad and humiliating.</p> <p>To be routed, disgraced and dismantled for 36 in their second innings is simply shocking. They gifted Australia with an eight wicket victory in the first of four Test matches.</p></div></div></div><span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_24 a2a_target addtoany_list" id="da2a_1"> <a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_email"></a> <a class="a2a_button_facebook_messenger"></a> <a class="a2a_button_whatsapp"></a> <a class="a2a_button_viber"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> <!--//--><![CDATA[//><!-- if(window.da2a)da2a.script_load(); //--><!]]> </script> Fri, 25 Dec 2020 16:59:18 +0000 malinga 42957 at http://www.sumercopywriting.com Online chess to be worked off http://www.sumercopywriting.com/2020/12/27/sports/online-chess-be-worked <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The Chess Federation of Sri Lanka (CFSL) is to conduct their Online Chess Event, the president of the CFSL Lakshman Wijesuriya said.</p> <p>He said the CFSL Online Team Chess Cup 2020 will be contested by 95 chess teams from all over the country to be staged in six categories.</p> <p>The teams are divided in to five categories giving with the top categories and the top three teams advance to the next category. The fifth category will be a round robin seven rounds with the top five teams and the advanced three teams from the fourth category to be played on December 29.</p></div></div></div><span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_24 a2a_target addtoany_list" id="da2a_2"> <a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_email"></a> <a class="a2a_button_facebook_messenger"></a> <a class="a2a_button_whatsapp"></a> <a class="a2a_button_viber"></a> </span> Fri, 25 Dec 2020 16:57:36 +0000 malinga 42956 at http://www.sumercopywriting.com LPL to name sixth team honouring the east http://www.sumercopywriting.com/2020/12/27/sports/lpl-name-sixth-team-honouring-east <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="og:image rdfs:seeAlso" resource="http://www.sumercopywriting.com/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/2020/12/25/pg24-2.jpg?itok=ePWJ9BsA"><a href="/2020/12/27/sports/lpl-name-sixth-team-honouring-east"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.sumercopywriting.com/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/2020/12/25/pg24-2.jpg?itok=ePWJ9BsA" width="270" height="155" alt="The champion Jaffna Stallions team celebrate with their trophy" /></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has decided to add one more team to the existing five which will be named in honour of the eastern province at the next Lanka Premier League (LPL) tournament to add more glamour and scheduled to be played from July 27 to August 19, an official of SLC said.</p> <p>They also hope to make some changes to include what they call icon A grade players like Chris Gayle, Kane Williamson, Faf Du Plessis and more foreigners ti lift the LPL to greater heights while the prize money will also be increased.</p></div></div></div><span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_24 a2a_target addtoany_list" id="da2a_3"> <a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_email"></a> <a class="a2a_button_facebook_messenger"></a> <a class="a2a_button_whatsapp"></a> <a class="a2a_button_viber"></a> </span> Fri, 25 Dec 2020 16:56:51 +0000 malinga 42955 at http://www.sumercopywriting.com Jura left the country after raw deal http://www.sumercopywriting.com/2020/12/27/sports/jura-left-country-after-raw-deal <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="og:image rdfs:seeAlso" resource="http://www.sumercopywriting.com/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/2020/12/25/pg24-1.jpg?itok=Aw0MQSDa"><a href="/2020/12/27/sports/jura-left-country-after-raw-deal"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.sumercopywriting.com/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/2020/12/25/pg24-1.jpg?itok=Aw0MQSDa" width="270" height="155" alt="The 1986 Observer Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year Roshan Jurangpathy - a raw deal from the selectors with only two Tests" /></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>We spoke about one of the promising cricketers of yesteryear who had been unfortunate not to go beyond the top prize of school level - Rohan Buultjens last week. The outstanding cricketer from St. Peter’s College, Colombo, was only the third cricketer to win the Observer Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year title after Ranjan Madugalle (1979 in the inaugural year) and Arjuna Ranatunga (second winner in 1980), both went on to captain Sri Lanka with distinction.</p></div></div></div><span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_24 a2a_target addtoany_list" id="da2a_4"> <a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_email"></a> <a class="a2a_button_facebook_messenger"></a> <a class="a2a_button_whatsapp"></a> <a class="a2a_button_viber"></a> </span> Fri, 25 Dec 2020 16:54:48 +0000 malinga 42954 at http://www.sumercopywriting.com MOSCOW OLYMPICS AN EXTRAVAGANZA, POLITICAL SPECTACLE AMID COLD WAR TENSIONS http://www.sumercopywriting.com/2020/12/27/sports/moscow-olympics-extravaganza-political-spectacle-amid-cold-war-tensions <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="og:image rdfs:seeAlso" resource="http://www.sumercopywriting.com/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/2020/12/25/pg23-1.jpg?itok=YCdzx8m-"><a href="/2020/12/27/sports/moscow-olympics-extravaganza-political-spectacle-amid-cold-war-tensions"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.sumercopywriting.com/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/2020/12/25/pg23-1.jpg?itok=YCdzx8m-" width="270" height="155" alt="The opening ceremony" /></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The Moscow 1980 Summer Olympic Games were the first to be staged behind the Iron Curtain in a socialist country. The Games were the first to be held in Eastern Europe, and remain the only Summer Olympics held there, as well as the first Olympic Games to be held in a Slavic language-speaking country. They were also the only Summer Olympic Games to be held in a communist country until 2008 in China.</p></div></div></div><span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_24 a2a_target addtoany_list" id="da2a_5"> <a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_email"></a> <a class="a2a_button_facebook_messenger"></a> <a class="a2a_button_whatsapp"></a> <a class="a2a_button_viber"></a> </span> Fri, 25 Dec 2020 16:43:24 +0000 malinga 42952 at http://www.sumercopywriting.com Sri Lanka to host beach volleyball for military http://www.sumercopywriting.com/2020/12/27/sports/sri-lanka-host-beach-volleyball-military <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The International Military Sports Council (IMSC) has decided to stage the third World Military Council (WMC) Beach Volleyball Games from July 16 to 23 next year in Negombo, Sri Lanka.</p> <p>The third WMC Beach Volleyball Championship was earlier scheduled to be held last July but because of the coronavirus pandemic all international military games were postponed.</p></div></div></div><span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_24 a2a_target addtoany_list" id="da2a_6"> <a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_email"></a> <a class="a2a_button_facebook_messenger"></a> <a class="a2a_button_whatsapp"></a> <a class="a2a_button_viber"></a> </span> Fri, 25 Dec 2020 16:31:31 +0000 malinga 42951 at http://www.sumercopywriting.com Lawyer cricketers escape surgeon’s knife http://www.sumercopywriting.com/2020/12/27/sports/lawyer-cricketers-escape-surgeon%E2%80%99s-knife <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The Lawyers XI beat the Doctors X1 by one wicket in their 13th annual Law-Medical 40 overs cricket encounter played at the SSC ground last Sunday (20).</p> <p>The doctors batted first and were bowled out for 167 in 39 overs and the lawyers in their run chase escaped by the skin of their teeth as they reached the target by a hair’s breadth losing nine wickets in the process.</p> <p>Akila Jayasundara of the Lawyers XI was adjudged the man of the match while ex-Sri Lankan player Jehan Mubarak was the chief guest at the awards ceremony.</p></div></div></div><span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_24 a2a_target addtoany_list" id="da2a_7"> <a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_email"></a> <a class="a2a_button_facebook_messenger"></a> <a class="a2a_button_whatsapp"></a> <a class="a2a_button_viber"></a> </span> Fri, 25 Dec 2020 16:30:31 +0000 malinga 42950 at http://www.sumercopywriting.com Call to ban tackling in children’s rugby http://www.sumercopywriting.com/2020/12/27/sports/call-ban-tackling-children%E2%80%99s-rugby <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="og:image rdfs:seeAlso" resource="http://www.sumercopywriting.com/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/2020/12/26/pg16-1111.jpg?itok=kVK4_F98"><a href="/2020/12/27/sports/call-ban-tackling-children%E2%80%99s-rugby"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.sumercopywriting.com/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/2020/12/26/pg16-1111.jpg?itok=kVK4_F98" width="270" height="155" alt="" /></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Tackling in children’s rugby should be banned to prevent potentially devastating head injuries, a group of academics at British universities said, calling for government intervention on the issue.</p> <p>Academics from Oxford Brookes, Newcastle and Winchester universities have written an open letter to all four chief medical officers in the UK calling for an end to tackling for school-aged children.</p> <p>“Concern about injuries and traumatic brain injury in youth sport is of growing international concern, including in rugby union and rugby league,” the letter said.</p></div></div></div><span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_24 a2a_target addtoany_list" id="da2a_8"> <a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_email"></a> <a class="a2a_button_facebook_messenger"></a> <a class="a2a_button_whatsapp"></a> <a class="a2a_button_viber"></a> </span> Fri, 25 Dec 2020 16:29:51 +0000 malinga 42949 at http://www.sumercopywriting.com Sri Lanka banks on bowlers to deliver against South Africa http://www.sumercopywriting.com/2020/12/27/sports/sri-lanka-banks-bowlers-deliver-against-south-africa <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="og:image rdfs:seeAlso" resource="http://www.sumercopywriting.com/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/2020/12/25/pg16-5.jpg?itok=sOsYiVW3"><a href="/2020/12/27/sports/sri-lanka-banks-bowlers-deliver-against-south-africa"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.sumercopywriting.com/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/2020/12/25/pg16-5.jpg?itok=sOsYiVW3" width="270" height="155" alt="Mickey Arthur" /></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Sri Lanka head coach Mickey Arthur said that as a South African he was looking forward to the challenge in the two-Test cricket series which started yesterday.</p> <p>Arthur is hopeful that his knowledge of the local conditions in South Africa can come in handy for Sri Lanka and has backed his pace attack to deliver the goods.</p></div></div></div><span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_24 a2a_target addtoany_list" id="da2a_9"> <a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_email"></a> <a class="a2a_button_facebook_messenger"></a> <a class="a2a_button_whatsapp"></a> <a class="a2a_button_viber"></a> </span> Fri, 25 Dec 2020 16:28:43 +0000 malinga 42948 at http://www.sumercopywriting.com Sri Lanka sends world record backstage team to South Africa http://www.sumercopywriting.com/2020/12/27/sports/sri-lanka-sends-world-record-backstage-team-south-africa <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Sri Lanka may have entered the book of world records with an unprecedented 32 member contingent sent to South Africa for just two cricket Tests.</p> <p>Crowding, over-crowding and social distancing means nothing to Sri Lanka Cricket as long as they can tell the Media you cannot enter the Press Box and report on the action like it happened at the LPL and now likely to be the same at the home Test series against England in Galle.</p></div></div></div><span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_24 a2a_target addtoany_list" id="da2a_10"> <a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_email"></a> <a class="a2a_button_facebook_messenger"></a> <a class="a2a_button_whatsapp"></a> <a class="a2a_button_viber"></a> </span> Fri, 25 Dec 2020 16:27:36 +0000 malinga 42947 at http://www.sumercopywriting.com Sri Lanka to limit pro football to ten teams http://www.sumercopywriting.com/2020/12/27/sports/sri-lanka-limit-pro-football-ten-teams <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL) is planning to conduct a semi-professional football tournament by the end of January with ten teams billed to enter at the Sugathadasa Stadium and Race Course.</p> <p>The last time a top level football tournament was held was in 2018 which was named as the Championship League. This tournament was contested by 17 club teams that qualified from the inter-club tournament.</p> <p>“We will limit the number of teams to ten for the semi-pro tournament,” said Anura de Silva the president of the FFSL.</p></div></div></div><span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_24 a2a_target addtoany_list" id="da2a_11"> <a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_email"></a> <a class="a2a_button_facebook_messenger"></a> <a class="a2a_button_whatsapp"></a> <a class="a2a_button_viber"></a> </span> Fri, 25 Dec 2020 16:26:55 +0000 malinga 42946 at http://www.sumercopywriting.com Ranatunga re-elected Colts chief with plans for major developments http://www.sumercopywriting.com/2020/12/27/sports/ranatunga-re-elected-colts-chief-plans-major-developments <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="og:image rdfs:seeAlso" resource="http://www.sumercopywriting.com/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/2020/12/25/pg16-2.jpg?itok=Wuxt6i46"><a href="/2020/12/27/sports/ranatunga-re-elected-colts-chief-plans-major-developments"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.sumercopywriting.com/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/2020/12/25/pg16-2.jpg?itok=Wuxt6i46" width="270" height="155" alt="Nishantha Ranatunga" /></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Nishantha Ranatunga was unanimously re-elected as the president of Colts Cricket Club at its annual general meeting held on December 12 while the club drew up plans to celebrate its 150th year in 2023 with a state of the art sports facility that would included a gymnasium, swimming pool, streamlined dining and bar facilities, dressing rooms and other additions.</p> <p>Eastman Narangoda, Chaminda Vaas and K. Shakthidasan were elected as vice presidents while Trevor Rajaratnam was re – elected patron.</p></div></div></div><span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_24 a2a_target addtoany_list" id="da2a_12"> <a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_email"></a> <a class="a2a_button_facebook_messenger"></a> <a class="a2a_button_whatsapp"></a> <a class="a2a_button_viber"></a> </span> Fri, 25 Dec 2020 16:26:10 +0000 malinga 42945 at http://www.sumercopywriting.com No funds for national sport volleyball, players sent home http://www.sumercopywriting.com/2020/12/27/sports/no-funds-national-sport-volleyball-players-sent-home <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="og:image rdfs:seeAlso" resource="http://www.sumercopywriting.com/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/2020/12/25/pg16-1.jpg?itok=YGqqo9VV"><a href="/2020/12/27/sports/no-funds-national-sport-volleyball-players-sent-home"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.sumercopywriting.com/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/2020/12/25/pg16-1.jpg?itok=YGqqo9VV" width="270" height="155" alt="" /></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Volleyball, branded as the national sport of Sri Lanka, a declaration that even cricket does not have, has been thrown into cold stage and its players disbanded from training and ordered to go home.</p> <p>The governing body of the sport, the Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation, has decided not to take part in any tournaments conducted by the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) in 2021 which means the national team will not contest as many as eight international competitions in the new year.</p></div></div></div><span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_24 a2a_target addtoany_list" id="da2a_13"> <a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_email"></a> <a class="a2a_button_facebook_messenger"></a> <a class="a2a_button_whatsapp"></a> <a class="a2a_button_viber"></a> </span> Fri, 25 Dec 2020 16:24:54 +0000 malinga 42943 at http://www.sumercopywriting.com Sri Lanka gears for heavy sports schedule in 2021 http://www.sumercopywriting.com/2020/12/27/sports/sri-lanka-gears-heavy-sports-schedule-2021 <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="og:image rdfs:seeAlso" resource="http://www.sumercopywriting.com/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/2020/12/26/pg15-111.jpg?itok=cpQOATu-"><a href="/2020/12/27/sports/sri-lanka-gears-heavy-sports-schedule-2021"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.sumercopywriting.com/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/2020/12/26/pg15-111.jpg?itok=cpQOATu-" width="270" height="155" alt="Kimiko Raheem-Matthew Abeysinghe-Indika Dissanayake-Dinesh Priyantha" /></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The Olympic Games in Tokyo and the T20 World Cup in India will be the two of the main events among a heavy schedule for Sri Lankan sportsmen and women in the year 2021.</p> <p>The Olympics will have 50 disciplines with 206 nations contesting the 32nd edition from July 23 to August 8.</p> <p>It will also mark the second time the Olympic Games is held in Japan after the country hosted its first in 1964 which marked the first time an Asian city hosted the event.</p></div></div></div><span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_24 a2a_target addtoany_list" id="da2a_14"> <a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_email"></a> <a class="a2a_button_facebook_messenger"></a> <a class="a2a_button_whatsapp"></a> <a class="a2a_button_viber"></a> </span> Fri, 25 Dec 2020 16:00:05 +0000 malinga 42937 at http://www.sumercopywriting.com Ex-Sri Lanka full back Zubair Doray no more http://www.sumercopywriting.com/2020/12/20/sports/ex-sri-lanka-full-back-zubair-doray-no-more <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="og:image rdfs:seeAlso" resource="http://www.sumercopywriting.com/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/2020/12/19/pg16-3.jpg?itok=Gqo8bkZc"><a href="/2020/12/20/sports/ex-sri-lanka-full-back-zubair-doray-no-more"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.sumercopywriting.com/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/2020/12/19/pg16-3.jpg?itok=Gqo8bkZc" width="270" height="155" alt="" /></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Former Sri Lanka and CR and FC full back Zubair Doray died on Friday at the age of 58.</p> <p>“We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Zubair Deen Doray. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends”, Sri Lanka Rugby secretary Jude Pillai said in a media statement yesterday.</p> <p>Sri Lanka Rugby president Rizly Illyas and Council Members also expresses their sincere condolences on the death of Doray who also a Sevens exponent and was one of the mentors in the rise of Wesley College that he represented in rugby, cricket and hockey.</p></div></div></div><span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_24 a2a_target addtoany_list" id="da2a_15"> <a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_email"></a> <a class="a2a_button_facebook_messenger"></a> <a class="a2a_button_whatsapp"></a> <a class="a2a_button_viber"></a> </span> Sat, 19 Dec 2020 12:45:18 +0000 malinga 42792 at http://www.sumercopywriting.com 成版人性视频app-亚洲做性视频在线观看