COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's batting legend Kumar Sangakkara Monday said he had no intention of making a foray into politics after local media reported he was eyeing next year's presidential elections. Sangakkara's comments came amid a media frenzy comparing him to Imran Khan, the cricketing great who is set to be sworn in as Pakistan's prime minister on Saturday. "I would like to put to rest speculation and rumour once and for all, confirming that I do not harbour any ambitions for political office," Sangakkara, 40, said in a…
LONDON: Sri Lankan cricketing legend Kumar Sangakkara said Monday he will retire from first-class cricket at the end of the present English county championship season in September. The 39-year-old -- fifth in the list of all-time Test run scorers averaging more than 57 runs in 134 Tests, making 11 double centuries -- is still in prime form having scored two centuries for Surrey in their match with Middlesex which finished on Monday. However, Sangakkara -- also one of the all-time great limited overs batsmen and a…
ISLAMABAD: The trophy of the second edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) unveiled in Dubai in a ceremony on Monday, ARY News reported. President of PSL's Governing Council Najam Sethi alongside with captains and owners of all five franchises of the league -- Karachi Kings, Islamabad United, Quetta Gladiators, Peshawar Zalmi and Lahore Qalandars -- were present in the colourful ceremony. The Captains with the Chairman PSL at #TheSpiritTrophy reveal! pic.twitter.com/cgN89zqsC2 — PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20)…
MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM: England coach Trevor Bayliss reckons Joe Root is well on the way to rivalling the likes of Sri Lanka star Kumar Sangakkara as one of the best number three batsmen he has seen.
NEW YORK: Cricketing legends from across the world will once again be seen in action as the three-match Cricket All Stars series kicks off here in New York on Saturday (today), ARY News reports.
COLOMBO: Retiring home hero Kumar Sangakkara featured in a brief rebuilding act in his final test as Sri Lanka reached 140-3 in reply to India's first innings total of 393 on day two of the second test on Friday.
GALLE: Rangana Herath picked up seven wickets in a sublime display of left-arm spin bowling to power Sri Lanka to a spectacular comeback win by 63 runs against India on the fourth day of the opening test at Galle on Saturday.