Panaji, Feb 13 (IANS) Three outstation cricket teams, including a Sri Lankan outfit, will be the highlight of the Goa Professional League (GPL) which will kick off here Feb 23, the organiser said. Speaking to reporters, Goa Cricket Association chief Vinod Fadke said playing with international players would give exposure to Goan cricketers, very few of whom get opportunities to play with top-grade players
Sydney, Feb 12 (IANS) Australia captain Michael Clarke said that he would be fit in time for the first Test against India starting Feb 22 but doubt still remains on his participation in the warm-up game that starts this weekend in Chennai. Before leaving for India Tuesday morning, Clarke said he feels much better now.
Brisbane, Feb 12 (IANS/CMC) Captain Darren Sammy wants the West Indies to play like world champions when they meet Australia in a one-off Twenty20 international Wednesday. West Indies are the Word T20 champions and their match against Australia is coming on the heels of a dreaded whitewash in a five-match ODI series, reports CMC. Sammy says his men have not played like the team that won the T20 title in Sri Lanka last year and is therefore promising the Aussies a show at the Gabba.
Colombo, Feb 12 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government Tuesday announced it would not to pursue a new funding program with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) after the IMF refused to accept conditions put forward by the government. A statement by Sri Lanka's central bank said that the Sri Lankan authorities had expressed their interest in a future IMF program only if such program entailed support to finance the budget within the announced fiscal consolidation process by which the government has already committed to bring down the fiscal deficit to 5.8 percent of the GDP in 2013 and below 5 percent of the GDP in the medium term.
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) The central government will ask the Medical Council of India (MCI) to ensure that under-graduate and post-graduate medical curriculum includes autism, a development disorder in children, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Monday. During a discussion at a conference of the South Asian Autism Network here, Azad said he would also try to ensure that there is increased collaboration between ministries and different departments of the ministries in compiling data and training practices for professionals
Mumbai, Feb 11 (IANS) Sri Lankan-born Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez, who was last seen in "Race 2", has a set plan for herself.
Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) Australia continued their winning ways at the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women's World Cup India 2013 here Sunday securing a nine-wicket win against Sri Lanka and a place in their eighth Women's World Cup final. Win or lose against the West Indies, slated for Feb 13, Jodie Fields' team will appear in the final to be held at the Cricket Club of India on Feb
Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) Australia's Ellyse Perry will not play the ICC Women's World Cup Super Six tie against Sri Lanka due to an ankle injury, Cricket Australia (CA) announced Sunday. CA physiotherapist Claire Stokes said: "Perry has suffered an exacerbation of a pre-existing ankle impingement injury.
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 10 (ANI): Sri Lankan Minister for Public Administration and Home Affairs, W D J Senevirathene, who is currently on a visit to Thiruvanthapuram has said that Sri Lanka is determined to devote all resources in developing Tamil dominated areas in the Emerald Island at social and infrastructural levels. Commenting on the issue of trade, he said that commerce between the two countries is strengthening day by day
Tirupati, Feb 09 (ANI): Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, his wife Shiranthi and members of the Sri Lankan delegation today returned Colombo after offering prayers to Lord Venkateswara in Tirupati. According to reports the President was in the shrine for about 40 minutes
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