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Witchcraft helped us win, says Sri Lanka captain Chandimal

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's surprise two-match Test cricket win against Pakistan this month was down to witchcraft, captain Dinesh Chandimal said Tuesday, drawing mockery on social media. Chandimal told reporters he had received a special blessing from a meyni, or sorcerer, ahead of the two-match series in the United Arab Emirates. "I am always ready to accept the blessings of anyone -- whether it is a meyni or any clergy," Chandimal told reporters after returning to Colombo. "You can have talent, but without this blessing…

Sri Lanka minister denies using witchcraft for surprise Test series win

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's sports minister Wednesday denied ordering the lowly-ranked national team to use witchcraft to score a surprising two-match Test series win against Pakistan earlier this month. Dayasiri Jayasekara threatened to sue a local sorcerer for claiming that at his request she cast a spell over Pakistan to ensure Sri Lanka's victory. "I told her that if she didn't take down that post, I will complain to the police and also take legal action against her," the minister told reporters. "I did not direct the…