Saturday, 2nd August 2014



Niluka  Karunaratne
Niluka Karunaratne went down to India's Srikanth Kidambi 2-1 during their men's badminton singles round of 16 game at the Emirates Arena on Thursday night, dashing hopes of another medal for Sri Lanka. Karunaratne was well ahead of the Indian who is ranked 29th in the World Badminton Men's Singles Rankings during the first set. The eldest of the Karunaratne brothers, Niluka showed signs of extreme concentration and determination during the first set and was quick and efficient to match the skills of his Indian counterpart and eventually went on to win the set 22-20. The second set was a...
Hashim Amla
Hashim Amla of South Africa has returned to the top three, Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews has achieved a career-best ranking and Ian Bell of England has earned a place in the top 20 of the latest Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen, which were released on Friday morning. Amla, who scored 139 not out and 25 in Colombo to inspire his side back to the number-one Test ranking, has earned 34 ratings points for his achievement, which has help him leapfrog Australia's David Warner and Shivnarine Chanderpaul of the West Indies into third position. He now trails second-ranked Kumar Sangakkara by...