Author Archive for Sports

‘Dhoni Review System’: A misnomer to mislead the cricket world when all evidence points to DRS as a Sri Lankan invention

Thursday, May 2nd, 2024

Cricket Observer https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/ipl/top-stories/dhoni-review-system-ms-dhonis-knack-on-drs-delivers-again-in-lsg-vs-csk-clash/articleshow/109547130.cms The Decision Review System ( DRS ) is a Sri Lankan achievement.  Invented by a Sri Lankan lawyer Senaka Weeraratna and originally termed ‘ Player Referral ‘ it has transformed the game of cricket beyond imagination, by empowering dissatisfied players to appeal against wrong decisions of the on – field umpire.   This revolutionary […]

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What is the Origin of DRS ? Instant Replay demanded by a Coach Referral in Baseball or Player Referral demanded by a dissatisfied Player under DRS in Cricket ?

Thursday, January 25th, 2024

Sports The Decision Review System (DRS), formerly known as the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS), is a technology-backed system used in cricket to assist the match officials in their decision-making. On-field umpires may choose to consult with the third umpire (known as an Umpire Review), and players may request that the third umpire consider a decision of the on-field umpires (known as a Player Review). […]

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DRS in Cricket: Enhancing Decision-Making Through Technology

Friday, January 19th, 2024

By: Salman Khan Courtesy bnn Breaking News The Decision Review System (DRS), a technology-based aid used in cricket, was conceived by Senaka Weeraratna in 1997. Initially known as the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS), DRS combines television replays, ball-tracking technology, microphones, and infra-red imaging to assist match officials with decision making. It comprises both Umpire Reviews […]

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ICC does not take SL Parliament seriously: Harin

Wednesday, December 13th, 2023

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Parliament, Dec. 13 (Daily Mirror) – The International Cricket Council (ICC) does not consider what is said in Parliament on Sri Lanka’s cricket as they have a certain way of doing things, Minister of Sports Harin Fernando told Parliament today. Minister Fernando was responding to a question raised by Opposition Leader […]

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Sports Minister scraps SLC Interim Committee, writes to ICC on audit report

Tuesday, December 12th, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana Minister of Sports Harin Fernando on Tuesday (Dec.12) signed a new gazette notification to revoke the decision appointing an Interim Committee for Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), the national governing body of the sport. Taking to X (formerly Twitter), the lawmaker said the move is an effort to lift the suspension imposed by the […]

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Catholic Action Movement and Decline of Sri Lanka Cricket

Tuesday, December 5th, 2023

Namal Perera Catholic action movement; groups found in government institutions and mercantile organisations, directed and guided by the Catholic hierarchy to promote the interests of Catholics through the use of their positions. Although the norm during colonial occupation, one would have expected the influence of the Catholic church to die out post independence given that […]

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Sri Lanka cricket: what ails thou?

Saturday, December 2nd, 2023

By a Sports Aficionado Courtesy The Island This cricket-mad nation was appalled by the pathetic and blatantly disgraceful performance of its National Cricket Team at the premier event of the game, the World Cup. Even before the event ended, heads rolled over here on the cricket board. Such action should have been taken long ago […]

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Court orders Sachithra Senanayake to assist in investigations into match-fixing allegations

Friday, December 1st, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana The Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court on Friday (01 Dec.) ordered for former Sri Lankan cricketer Sachithra Senanayake to assist in the ongoing investigations concerning his match-fixing allegations. Accordingly, Senanayake was ordered to assist the Government Analyst, when requested by the police to do so. The order was issued when a complaint filed by […]

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රිකට් නීති පොත් වෙනස් කල නව සොයාගැනීම කලේ මමයි.ගෞරවය මට ලැබෙනවට කැමති නැහැ

Thursday, November 30th, 2023

Chamuditha News Brief

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අධිකරණය අවසර දුන්නොත් දිගටම ක‍්‍රිකට් අතුරු කමිටුව..- හරීන්..

Wednesday, November 29th, 2023

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් රිකට් අතුරු කමිටුවක් පවත්වාගෙන යාමට අධිකරනයෙන් බාධාවක් නොවන්නේ නම් හිටපු ඇමති රොෂාන් රණසිංහ මහතා විසින් පත්කර ඇති අතුරු කමිටුව දිගටම පවත්වාගෙන යාමට තම අනුමැතිය ලබාදෙන බව ක්‍රීඩා ඇමැති හරීන් ප්‍රනාන්දු මහතා සඳහන් කරයි. අධිකරණයේ තීරණයට ගරු කරමින් ක්‍රිකට් ගැටළුවට තමන් මැදිහත් වීම සිදු කරන බවද හෙතෙම පැවසීය. වත්මන් ක්‍රිකට් අර්බුදය […]

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Sports Minister reveals SLC corruption exposed by resigned secretary

Sunday, November 26th, 2023

By DARSHANA SANJEEWA BALASURIYA Courtesy The Daily Mirror Kandy, Nov 26 (Daily Mirror) – Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe said the recently resigned Sri Lanka Cricket Board Secretary Mohan de Silva contacted him from Australia, exposing corruption within the SLC. “Mohan de Silva called me from Australia revealing his attempts to steer the SLC in the right […]

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Parliamentary caucus on cricket to be formed: Speaker

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023

BY YOHAN PERERA AND AJITH SIRIWARDANA Courtesy The Daily Mirror PARLIAMENT (Daily Mirror)- A special parliamentary Caucus will be appointed to revive cricket in Sri Lanka, Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena announced today. He told Parliament that it will be appointed following a request by Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa.

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USD 55,000 given by Jay Shah, Siraj for ground staff yet to be paid: Sajith

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023

BY YOHAN PERERA AND AJITH SIRIWARDANA Courtesy The Daily Mirror PARLIAMENT (Daily Mirror)- A sum of USD 50,000 donated by Asian Cricket Council chief Jay Shah and USD 5,000 given by Indian cricket star Siraj for the ground staff of Pallekele and R. Premadasa stadiums have not been paid yet, Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa told […]

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President assures to look into three letters sent by SLC to ICC

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023

BY AJITH SIRIWARDANA AND YOHAN PERERA Courtesy The Daily Mirror PARLIAMENT (Daily Mirror)- President Ranil Wickremesinghe said today that he will look into the three letters that were sent by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to the International Cricket Council (ICC). The President requested Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa to send him the three letters and assured […]

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Parliamentary Select Committee to probe irregularities in SLC

Monday, November 20th, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana The Committee on Parliamentary Business has agreement to appoint a Special Parliamentary Select Committee to investigate the irregularities in Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC), under a co-chairmanship of the ruling parties and the opposition. This was decided on during the meeting of the Committee on Parliamentary Business this evening (20) chaired by Speaker Mahinda […]

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ක්‍රීඩා ඇමති වෙනුවෙන් ප්‍රබලයින් එළියට එයි අර්ජුන වෙනුවෙන් සාලිය අධිකරණයට “කරුණු වසන් කරලා”

Monday, November 20th, 2023

Ada Derana

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මුළු රටක් ආදරය කරන ක්‍රිකට් පාවා දුන්න හැටි රොෂාන් රණසිංහ කියයි – Hiru News

Monday, November 20th, 2023

Hiru News

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Sports Minister tables letters sent to ICC by SLC to Parliament

Monday, November 20th, 2023

Courtesy Hiru News Colombo, November 20, 2023 – The ongoing crisis within Sri Lanka Cricket took center stage in Parliament today as Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe tabled three letters sent by Cricket President Shammi Silva to the International Cricket Council (ICC). These letters, requesting the suspension of Sri Lanka Cricket’s membership, have sparked a public […]

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Sports Minister exposes three more letters from SLC to ICC

Sunday, November 19th, 2023

Courtesy The Daily Mirror (Daily Mirror) – Three more leaked letters addressed to ICC Chairman Greg Barclay by SLC president Shammi Silva detailing Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe’s interference in decision-making processes as Sport Minister have resurfaced as part of the latest saga in the Sri Lanka Cricket situation. During a media briefing today, Sports Minister […]

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SLC forced ICC to suspend Sri Lanka – Sports Minister

Sunday, November 19th, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe claims that Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) forced the International Cricket Council (ICC) to suspend Sri Lanka from international cricket. Ranasinghe made this accusation while quoting a letter allegedly sent by SLC to the ICC on 07 November 2023, during a media briefing which is currently being held in Colombo. […]

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Sajith tables SLC letter to ICC over undue interference

Saturday, November 18th, 2023

 By AJITH SIRIWARDANA  Courtesy The Daily Mirror PARLIAMENT (Daily Mirror)- Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa today revealed that Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) president Shammi Silva had sent a letter to the International Cricket Council (ICC) alleging that the Sports Ministry had made undue interferences in its activities and claimed that this had paved the way for the […]

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ශම්මි ICCයට යැවූ ලිපිය සජිත් සභාගත කරයි… බරපතළ කරුණු 5ක් ගැන විශේෂ අවධානය යොමු කරලා…

Saturday, November 18th, 2023

Ada Derana

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ක්‍රිකට් තහනමට පසුබිම හැදුවේ ශ්‍රීලංකා ක්‍රිකට් එකෙන්මයි -ශම්මි චෝදනා 6ක් ICCයට බාර දීලා 

Saturday, November 18th, 2023

Hiru News

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ක්‍රිකට් නීති පොත වෙනස් කළ සේනකගේ DRS සංකල්පය අයිසීසී ය හොරෙන් ඉස්සුවාද?

Friday, November 17th, 2023

Fawz Mohammed  (Dinamina)  Courtesy:  ‘Silumina’ December 17, 2022 ඔහු නමින් සේනක වීරරත්නය. ‍හෙතෙම ප්‍රවීණ නීතිඥයෙකි. ලේඛකයෙකි. චින්තනවාදියෙකි. ජාත්‍යන්තර ක්‍රිකට් පිටියේ දැඩි අවධානයට ලක් වූ ලිපියක් වසර 1997 මාර්තු මාසයේ 25 වැනිදා ‘දි ඔස්ට්‍රේලියන්‘ පුවත්පතේ පළ විය. ‘third umpire should perform role of appeal judge‘ ශීර්ෂ පාඨය යටතේ පළ වූ එම ලිපියෙහි සඳහන් වූයේ ඒ වන විට […]

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Just not cricket

Friday, November 17th, 2023

Daily News Editorial ( Feb. 11, 2010} In 1997 a Sri Lankan lawyer Senaka Weeraratna proposed the use of aThird Umpire in an appellate capacity with powers to entertain anddecide upon appeals from a player dissatisfied with the decision of anon-field umpire. Twelve years later after much debate and discussion in the cricketworld, the ICC […]

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President talks to Jay Shah over cricket crisis in Sri Lanka: Kanchana

Friday, November 17th, 2023

BY YOHAN PERERA AND AJITH SIRIWARDANA COLOMBO (Daily Mirror)- President Ranil Wickremesinghe had a discussion with Asian Cricket Council president Jay Shah on Thursday to discuss the cricket crisis in Sri Lanka, Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said today. He told this in Parliament while responding to a claim by Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa alleging that Jay […]

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Sri Lankan govt. expresses regret over comments targeting BCCI Secretary Jay Shah

Friday, November 17th, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana The Sri Lankan government, expressing its regret, has condemned the statements targeting the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) President and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary Jay Shah, ICC officials and other ICC member countries.  Taking into X (formerly Twitter), Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said the government is committed to hosting and […]

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Is our cricket going the same way as West Indies cricket?

Tuesday, November 14th, 2023

By Sanjeewa Jayaweera Courtesy The Island Until 1977, when Kerry Packer set up the World Series Cricket (WSC) tournament, Australia and England took turns to hold the mantle of being the world’s top test-playing team; during this period, the West Indies did, on occasions, challenge the order of supremacy but were never able to be […]

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Former captain Arjuna Ranatunga blames Jay Shah for ruining Sri Lanka Cricket

Monday, November 13th, 2023

RAJENDRA PRASAD MOHAPATRA Courtesy OdishaTV Ranatunga’s comment came days after the International Cricket Council (ICC) suspended SLC for excessive political interference. Former Sri Lanka World Cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga has blamed BCCI secretary Jay Shah for running and ruining Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). Ranatunga’s comment came days after the International Cricket Council (ICC) suspended […]

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Sports Minister files motion seeking lifting of stay on SLC’s interim committee

Monday, November 13th, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana Minister of Sports Roshan Ranasinghe has filed a motion requesting the lifting of the stay order issued by the Court of Appeals preventing the operation of the seven-member Interim Committee appointed by him for the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and the relevant gazette notification issued by him in this regard. The motion including […]

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