Sanath Jayasuriya has been banned for two years by ICC for obstructing anti-corruption probe. He, however, termed the decision as ‘unfortunate’, adding the ICC has no evidence of corruption against him.
During the course of the fifth and final one-dayer against Pakistan, Sri Lankan veteran Tillakaratne Dilshan became the latest batsman to enter the 10,000 run club. Dilshan now has 10,007 runs in 319 matches at an average of 39.7 with 22 hundreds and 45 fifties
Sri Lankan great Mahela Jayawarende is playing in his final Test at his favourite SSC in Colombo. He made only 4 in the first innings, but he still has one innings to make a stirring impact in his farewell Test.
During the course of his 109 in the tri-series opening encounter between West Indies and Sri Lanka, explosive Caribbean opener Chris Gayle became the third batsman in the history of one-day cricket to slam more than 200 sixes.