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The playing surface at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium is covered with plastic sheeting as rain showers delay the start of play on the second day of the third and final Test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Pallekele on July 9. AFP
Australian umpires Steve Davis (R) and Simon Taufel inspect The Pallekele International Cricket Stadium after rain showers delayed the start of play. AFP

Play on the third day? Your guess is as good as mine:

Not a ball bowled in Sri Lanka-Pakistan Test

After an interesting first day’s play where the teams were on even terms, with Pakistan making 226 and Sri Lanka 44 for three, another exciting second day’s cricket was in the offing. It was overcast from morning and with about half an hour to the start, a heavy cloud cover formed and a few minutes later it came down heavily and it left a lot of water on the covers.

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Lankan slicers off to Bangladesh

The eight member Sri Lanka carrom team will leave the island on July 11 to participate in the 16th SAARC Carrom Championships which is scheduled to be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from July 11 to 14. There will be three men and three women slicers along with a stand by player in both gender included in the local team.

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King Federer back on Wimbledon throne

When Roger Federer last strode off Centre Court as Wimbledon champion it must have seemed impossible to the Swiss great that it would take another three years of frustration and angst before he would reclaim his crown. Fededer's 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Andy Murray in Sunday's final secured a record-equalling seventh title at the All England Club and returned him to the top of the world rankings after a two-year absence.

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CR field a young side

The CR and FC, which was in the forefront of the club rugby during the last 15 years will field a fresher laden side this year. The club has been compelled to field a young side due to an exodus of their senior players to other clubs. Five of their players have joined Havelock Sports Club while another five players have crossed over to the newly formed Up Country Lions Sports Club.Last year’s skipper Dushanth Lewke has joined Kandy Sports Club while Full back Reza Mubarak has thrown in his lot with the Navy Sports Club.

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