Tri Series ScheduleCANCELLED
- August 14, Sri Lanka vs South Africa at R Premadasa Stadium (D/N)
- August 16 Sri Lanka vs India at R Premadasa Stadium (D/N)
- August 19 India vs South Africa at Sinhalese Sports Club
- August 21 Sri Lanka vs South Africa at Sinhalese Sports Club
- August 24 Sri Lanka vs India at R Premadasa Stadium (D/N)
- August 26 India vs South Africa at R Premadasa Stadium (D/N)
- August 29 Final at R Premadasa Stadium (D/N)
Asian Cricket News May 2006
England wins 2nd test by six wickets
May 29, 2006England beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in the second cricket test at Birmingham with a day to spare yesterday to go one up in the three-match test series. England bowled out the visitors for 231 in their second innings just before lunch after stiff resistance from opener Michael Vandort who scored 105 before falling, the last man out, to Liam Plunkett. England lost Marcus Trescothick, Andrew Strauss, first-innings centurion Kevin Pietersen and Paul Collingwood on the way to its target of 78.
Second Test, Edgbaston (day four): England 295 & 81-4 bt Sri Lanka 141 & 231 by 6 wkts
England have Sri Lanka against wall on day one of second Test
May 26, 2006England had an excellent opening day in the Edgbaston Test against Sri Lanka to be 138-3 at stumps replying to the tourists' inadequate 143 all out. Mahela Jayawardene's decision to bat first backfired spectacularly as Sri Lanka were reduced to 82-8 before producing a dogged ninth-wicket stand. Liam Plunkett was the pick of the England attack with figures of 3-43.
Second Test, Edgbaston: England 138-3 v Sri Lanka 141 (day one, stumps)
Sri Lanka-England first Test ends in a draw
May 15, 2006Sri Lanka made an amazing 537-9, their highest ever second-innings score, to earn a draw in the first Test at Lord's as England paid for missing chances. Building on Tillakaratne Dilshan's 69 earlier in the day, Chaminda Vaas and Nuwan Kulasekara shared a record Sri Lankan ninth-wicket partnership of 105. Kulasekara (64) and Vaas (50no) were both dropped before bad light ended the match with Sri Lanka 178 runs ahead. Interruptions for poor weather also conspired against the frustrated hosts.
First Test, Lord's, day five: England 551-6 dec drew with Sri Lanka 192 & 537-9
Sri Lanka Cricket makes $35 million profit
May 10, 2006Sri Lanka Cricket said Tuesday its finances were on a good wicket after clinching commercial sponsorships for the sale of television rights and ongoing tournaments. Net profits for 2005 were $35 million compared to a loss of $32 million in the previous year. The governing body of the islands most profitable and popular sport saw its total income jump to $88 million from $28 million in 2004. Nearly 80 percent of our revenues came from selling television rights, the boards finance manager Upali Seneviratne said. Sri Lanka Cricket signed a record $50-million television deal last year with Taj Television, the Dubai-based owners of TEN Sports. Visiting teams from the West Indies, Bangladesh and a tri-series between the West Indies, India and Sri Lanka had also helped swell coffers. However, the December 2004 tsunami left the board with a 52.43 million rupee bill as giant tidal waves flooded and destroyed the Galle International Cricket Stadium, the statement said. Sri Lanka pays a frenzied, cross-cultural obeisance to cricket that is worshipped like a national religion rather than merely a game.