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Anil Chaudhary, Virender Sharma set to debut as umpires in Tests

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced appointments of home umpires for the first two Tests between India and England, and Nitin Menon, the lone Elite panel umpire from India, will be an on-field umpire in both the games.

“International Panel umpires officiate in Tests too. Recent appointees to the Elite panel – Joel Wilson, Michael Gough and Nitin Menon — had all officiated in Tests before making it to the Elite panel. India presently has four on the International Panel,” the ICC told Cricbuzz implying that international umpires too can be considered for officiating in the Tests.

The ICC has offered Test debuts for Anil Chaudhary and Virender Sharma, both international panel umpires. While Chaudhary will be officiating in the first Test, Sharma will stand alongside Menon in the second Test.

C Shamshuddin will be the third umpire in the first Test. The 50-year-old Hyderabad umpire has also not officiated in a Test so far but television duty is not considered for official records. So, his Chennai assignment will not be counted as Test debut. Chaudhary will be the third umpire for the second Test.

Javagal Srinath is the match referee for both the games, which run from February 5 to 9 and then from February 13 to 17. The officials for the third and fourth Tests in Ahmedabad (February 24-28 and March 4-8) will be announced later, the ICC said. For all white ball games (five T20Is and three ODIs) that follow the Tests, will also have Indian umpires and appointments for these games will be made later.

The world body normally prefers neutral umpires for bilateral games but in the current situation of global pandemic and restricted travel facilities, the world body has temporarily suspended the ‘neutral umpires’ policy. For the ongoing Bangladesh-West Indies series, English umpires were flown in because of lack of sufficient qualified umpires in Bangladesh. (Cricbuzz)



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Navy men and women record wins at Inter Club rugby matches

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The men’s and women’s rugby teams of the Navy secured two more wins in their encounters over the Air Force in the Sri Lanka Rugby Nippon Paint Inter Club League Rugby Tournament at the Navy Rugby Ground, Welisara.

Navy men scored a thrilling 32-31 victory over Air Force where T.M. Weerasinghe added points through three conversions and two penalties. Further, S.J.F. Gregory, R.A.N.U. Perera, M.A.F.M. Mushin and G.D.J. Laksara also made a try each.

In the meantime, Navy women recorded a comprehensive 55-0 win over their Air Force counterparts. In this encounter, A.H.S. Madumali scored three tries and collected points through five conversions. In addition, R.S.H. Kumari scored two tries and P. Dilani, M.R. Kumudumalee, G.G. Randunu and W.R.W. Vithana too scored a try each.

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Dinara, Sajida win first-round matches

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ITF Junior Circuit Week I Tournament

Dinara de Silva and Sajida Razick won their respective first-round matches of the ITF Junior Circuit Week I tournament which commenced at the Sri Lanka Tennis Association courts on Monday.

De Silva beat Silvia Caliman of Spain 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the second round and Sajida Razick overcame India’s Gagana Mohal with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 win in her match.

The tournament is set to conclude on February 5.

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St. Anthony’s in command against Ananda

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Under 19 Cricket

Kaveesha Piyumal and Induwara Galapitage shocked Ananda sharing six wickets between them as St. Anthony’s, Katugastota contained the home team to 56 for eight wickets at stumps after posting a commanding 268 on day one of the Under 19 traditional match at Ananda Mawatha on Monday.

Mohomed Aaqil (73) and Kavindu Shehan (46) gave the hosts an ideal start adding 90 runs for the first wicket after they decided to bat first. Lahiru Abeysinghe, Rayan Anthonyzs and Janith Rathnasiri then made vital contributions for them to reach 268 runs.

In their essay home team were rocked by the visitors as Piyumal grabbed for wickets for 17 runs to rattle the middle order.

Scores:

St. Anthony’s

268 all out in 54 overs (Mohomed Aaqil 73, Kavindu Shehan 46, Lahiru Abeysinghe 47, Rayan Anthonyzs 27, Janith Rathnasiri 36, Charuka Ekanayake 21; Kithma Sithmal 3/86, Ashinsa Nainayake 2/57, Ayesh Shashimal 5/40)

Ananda

56 for 8 in 32 overs (Kaveesha Piyumal 4/17, Induwara Galapitage 2/11) (RF)

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