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Former Sri Lanka captain and 1996 World Cup-winning batsman Aravinda De Silva has been investigated over the 2011 World Cup fixing allegations. Along with De Silva, former opener Upul Tharanga, who played in the final, has also been questioned.

Sri Lankan great Mahela Jayawarende is playing in his final Test at his favourite SSC in Colombo. He made only 4 in the first innings, but he still has one innings to make a stirring impact in his farewell Test.

1996 saw a rekindling of my previously waning appetite for the 50-over game. Sri Lanka had made the cricketing world sit up and take notice by its tactics in the One Day Internationals (ODIs) during its 1995/96 tour of Australia.