Friday, 31st October 2014

Sports

Centurion Azhar Ali
Frazzled Michael Clarke was under fire on all fronts on Thursday as his leadership was questioned by legend Allan Border and Australia faced series defeat to Pakistan in Abu Dhabi. Lumbered with a side he didn't want and power he no longer has, it was a day to forget for Clarke with Australia trailing the host 1-0 in the series. Pakistan was 2-304 after 88 overs and in total control at stumps with century kings Younis Khan (111) and Azhar Ali (101) posting an unbeaten 208-run, third wicket stand. The Australian skipper resorted to both contentious and 'hyperactive' field placings in a bid for...
Rugby legend Summa Navaratnam, the oldest living member of CR and FC(extreme left) being presented a memento by the president of CR and FC Christopher Jordashe at a ceremony held at the club pavilion on Wednesday. Also in the picture are Secretary of the Club Ransiri Sahabandu and Deputy President of CR and FC Thushara Weerasuriya. Picture by Siripala Halwala.
The Ceylonese Rugby and Football Club felicitated their oldest living member double international Summa Navaratnam and handed over their new jersies for the rugby season to their ruggerites at a ceremony held at the club house on Wednesday. The president of the club Christopher Jordashe speaking on the occasion said that Summa Navaratnam was a rugby legend who had contributed immensely for the development of rugby at CR and FC and Sri Lanka. Navaratnam, is a double international in athletics and rugby who was then known as the fastest man in Asia. He said that 89 year old Navaratnam had...