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IPL: Sanju Samson Is Rajasthan Royals' Long-term Leader, Says Kumar Sangakkara

IPL: Sanju Samson Is Rajasthan Royals' Long-term Leader, Says Kumar Sangakkara

Ahead of the IPL 2022 auction, Rajasthan Royals retained two Indians and one overseas player in the form of their influential skipper Sanju Samson, uncapped young batter Yashasvi Jaiswal and star Englishman Jos Buttler.

02 December 2021
'Rajasthan Royals Batsmen At Fault, Not Toss Or Pitch,' Fumes Sangakkara After Loss Vs Mumbai Indians

'Rajasthan Royals Batsmen At Fault, Not Toss Or Pitch,' Fumes Sangakkara After Loss Vs Mumbai Indians

Asked to bat first, Rajasthan Royals managed just 90/9 in 20 overs which Mumbai Indians chased down in just 8.2 overs. This was also the lowest total batting...

06 October 2021

Clare Connor Becomes First Female MCC President In Club's 234-year-old History

Clare Connor's nomination was announced by her predecessor and Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara at the Annual General Meeting last year.

IPL 2021: Kumar Sangakkara Admits To Errors, Says 'We Don't Play Blame Game In RR'

IPL 2021: Kumar Sangakkara Admits To Errors, Says 'We Don't Play Blame Game In RR'

The former Sri Lankan captain heaped high praise on Sanju Samson. He stated that Samson will be selected in the Indian team for a longer run.

30 September 2021

India Legend Vinoo Mankad Among 10 ICC Hall Of Fame Special Inductees Ahead Of WTC Final

Vinoo Mankad is one of only three cricketers to have batted in every position during his Test career. Later, he also coached another legendary cricketer and...

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23 April 2021
IPL 2021: Kumar Sangakkara Says, 'One In Top Four Has To Score Big' For Rajasthan Royals To Bounce Back

IPL 2021: Kumar Sangakkara Says, 'One In Top Four Has To Score Big' For Rajasthan Royals To Bounce Back

Rajasthan have managed just one win from four matches so far. The most recent debacle came against Royal Challengers Bangalore as they went down by 10 wickets


13 April 2021
Kumar Sangakkara Defends Sanju Samson's Decision Not To Rotate Strike In Rajasthan Royals' Defeat

Kumar Sangakkara Defends Sanju Samson's Decision Not To Rotate Strike In Rajasthan Royals' Defeat

Needing five off the last two balls, Sanju Samson had refused to take a single, sending back Chris Morris on the penultimate ball


11 April 2021
IPL 2021: Young Indian Pacers Kartik Tyagi, Chetan Sakariya Will Rise To The Occasion - Kumar Sangakkara

IPL 2021: Young Indian Pacers Kartik Tyagi, Chetan Sakariya Will Rise To The Occasion - Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara admitted that Jofra Archer's absence is a big blow, but Rajasthan Royals' Director of Cricket has faith in young Indian pacers


01 April 2021
IPL 2021: Shivam Dube Eager To Learn From Kumar Sangakkara

IPL 2021: Shivam Dube Eager To Learn From Kumar Sangakkara

India all-rounder Shivam Dube was brought by Rajasthan Royals for a whopping Rs 4.40 crores during the IPL auction


19 February 2021
Strike A Balance Between Franchise Leagues And International Cricket, Says Kumar Sangakkara

Strike A Balance Between Franchise Leagues And International Cricket, Says Kumar Sangakkara

Confrontations between home boards and players participating in franchise leagues, often forcing them to retire, can leave international cricket a lot poorer.


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19 February 2021
Kumar Sangakkara Defends Rajasthan Royals' Over-The-Top Bid For Chris Morris In IPL 2021 Auction

Kumar Sangakkara Defends Rajasthan Royals' Over-The-Top Bid For Chris Morris In IPL 2021 Auction

Rajasthan Royals paid a record Rs 16.25 crores to Morris and Sangakara admitted that the South African all-rounder was a must have!


25 January 2021
Watching Joe Root Knock 'Was A Great Learning Experience, Says Kumar Sangakkara

Watching Joe Root Knock 'Was A Great Learning Experience, Says Kumar Sangakkara

After notching up a double century in the series opener, Root continued his brilliant run by hitting 186 in the second Test


24 January 2021
Kumar Sangakkara To Be Rajasthan Royals Cricket Director For IPL 2021

Kumar Sangakkara To Be Rajasthan Royals Cricket Director For IPL 2021

Kumar Sangakkara, the current MCC president, will be responsible for overseeing the entire cricketing ecosystem of former IPL champions Rajasthan Royals


26 November 2020
ICC Opens Fan Voting For Awards Of The Decade - Check How To Vote And Win Prizes; Complete List Of Nominees

ICC Opens Fan Voting For Awards Of The Decade - Check How To Vote And Win Prizes; Complete List Of Nominees

The top fan prize for voters is a once in a lifetime experience at the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 in India, including flights, accommodation, and pitch-side...


23 July 2020
Kumar Sangakkara On Racism: Teach Real History Instead Of A Sanitized Version

Kumar Sangakkara On Racism: Teach Real History Instead Of A Sanitized Version

Offering his views on the 'Black Lives Matter' movement, Kumar Sangakkara said, "It doesn't matter if you are educated or not. I have seen some of the worse...


03 July 2020
2011 World Cup Final Fixing Claims: No Evidence Found, Sri Lanka Police Calls Off Probe

2011 World Cup Final Fixing Claims: No Evidence Found, Sri Lanka Police Calls Off Probe

Former Sri Lanka sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage had alleged that the 2011 World Cup final, which India won, was fixed by "certain parties" leading to...


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02 July 2020
Sri Lanka's 2011 WC Final Probe: Kumar Sangakkara Spent Nearly 10 Hours Recording Statement

Sri Lanka's 2011 WC Final Probe: Kumar Sangakkara Spent Nearly 10 Hours Recording Statement

An investigation was started into the 2011 World Cup final by the Sri Lankan Ministry of Sports, following former minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage's fixing...


01 July 2020
Kumar Sangakkara Asked To Give Statement In Sri Lanka's 2011 World Cup Probe: Reports

Kumar Sangakkara Asked To Give Statement In Sri Lanka's 2011 World Cup Probe: Reports

Sri Lanka's sports ministry last month ordered an investigation into the allegation that the national cricket team's loss to India in the 2011 World Cup final...


24 June 2020
Kumar Sangakkara Nominates Clare Connor To Become First Female MCC President In Its 233-year History

Kumar Sangakkara Nominates Clare Connor To Become First Female MCC President In Its 233-year History

Clare Connor's nomination was announced by incumbent MCC president Kumar Sangakkara. She will take up the post on 1 October 2021, pending approval by the...


02 June 2020
Black Lives Matter: Cricketers Speak Up Against Racism Amid George Floyd Protests

Black Lives Matter: Cricketers Speak Up Against Racism Amid George Floyd Protests

George Floyd died last week gasping for breath while a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, pressed his knee on the handcuffed man's neck, leading to violent...


02 June 2020
Political Leadership Is A Reflection Of The Society: Kumar Sangakkara On Racism

Political Leadership Is A Reflection Of The Society: Kumar Sangakkara On Racism

George Floyd's Killing: Kumar Sangakkara said political leadership is nothing but a reflection of what a society is and to ensure that better people take that...


31 May 2020
Playing Cricket Under ICC Guidelines Will Look Really Weird: Kumar Sangakkara

Playing Cricket Under ICC Guidelines Will Look Really Weird: Kumar Sangakkara

The ICC recently come out with comprehensive guidelines to get the sport up and running around the world while at the same time maintaining the highest safety...


30 May 2020
MCC President Kumar Sangakkara Wants 'Iron Clad' Plan Before Holding T20 World Cup, Tells ICC To 'Wait And See'

MCC President Kumar Sangakkara Wants 'Iron Clad' Plan Before Holding T20 World Cup, Tells ICC To 'Wait And See'

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) president Kumar Sangakkara feels that postponing the 2020 T20 World Cup would be a wiser option


11 May 2020
Alastair Cook Names Virat Kohli In List Of Five All-time Greats

Alastair Cook Names Virat Kohli In List Of Five All-time Greats

Apart from Virat Kohli, the other players who found a spot in Alastair Cook's list were Brian Lara, Ricky Ponting, Jacques Kallis and Kumar Sangakkara


06 May 2020
MCC To Offer President Kumar Sangakkara Second Term Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

MCC To Offer President Kumar Sangakkara Second Term Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

The recommendation for Kumar Sangakarra's extension will be sent for approval to the club's members at the Annual General Meeting, which has been scheduled for...


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