Kumar Sangakkara

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Kumar Sangakkara told : “Your mindset should be truly international and not just constrained by partisanship in terms of where I come from — am I Indian, Sri Lankan or Australia or English but really understand ‘yes I am a cricketer and what I am doing is what is best for all cricketing countries,” External link

dailytimesPK Sunday, July 26, 2020 5:25:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara asserted ( about Sourav Ganguly ) : “Most importantly, the foundation of this game is children, fans and spectators around the world. I think Sourav can do that very, very well. I have seen his work even before he took over as the BCCI president, even before administration and coaching, and how he has built relationships with players around the world, his standing in the MCC cricket committee. I have no doubt that Sourav will be a very, very suitable candidate to do just that,” External link

dailytimesPK Sunday, July 26, 2020 5:25:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “It is disappointing and also a bit amusing at times. Recently, when the ex-sports minister made quite a frivolous claim and we had to go in and answer questions,” “Actually, to go through and answer those questions, and making those statements was really healthy for the game, whether it was me, the selectors, Mahela or anyone else. I think that process is really important for people to understand what respect for the game means. The game of cricket needs people of integrity and people who are not afraid to speak their minds” External link

expressindia Friday, July 24, 2020 12:43:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told ( about Lives Matter ) : "If you take Black Lives Matter, if you take racism and discrimination in the world, I think one of the most important things is to teach our children history as it should be, and not the sanitised version of it," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said ( about Mahela Jayawardene ) : “Actually, to go through and answer those questions, and making those statements was really really healthy for the game, whether it was me, the selectors, Mahela or anyone else. I think that process is really important for people to understand what respect for the game means,” “The game of cricket needs people of integrity and people who are not afraid to speak their minds,” External link

news18 Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “And also when you have any questions to be answered, you don’t need to hide, you can answer any of those. When it comes to politics, when you have politically and morally corrupt individuals, who are affiliated with the sport even in an official capacity, you understand where all this comes from and you don’t have to be afraid to second guess what their motivations are,” External link

news18 Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “Actually, to go through and answer those questions, and making those statements was really really healthy for the game, whether it was me, the selectors, Mahela or anyone else. I think that process is really important for people to understand what respect for the game means,” “The game of cricket needs people of integrity and people who are not afraid to speak their minds,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “And also when you have any questions to be answered, you don’t need to hide, you can answer any of those. When it comes to politics, when you have politically and morally corrupt individuals, who are affiliated with the sport even in an official capacity, you understand where all this comes from and you don’t have to be afraid to second guess what their motivations are,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “It changes from player to player. Sometimes, retirement does not require an official statement or a press release. Some cricketers just step aside and leave the arguing, speculation and everything else to others” External link

dnaindia Wednesday, July 22, 2020 3:10:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara stated : “For MS, he will leave the decision of him being selected or not to the selectors. He respects the system that he will leave it up to others. He may decide to make a formal statement about his future but I think he is very secure about who he is, his cricket, his family,” External link

dnaindia Wednesday, July 22, 2020 3:10:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “In one-day cricket, the ability to finish, is always to me, very, very tough. So, I would go with MS for sure in limited overs cricket, in white-ball cricket just because he batted at that tougher finisher position, but in Test cricket, without a doubt, Ganguly every day,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “You can be judged on a lot of things but sometimes you have to leave something behind and I think in that sense, Dada did a lot to create a wonderful legacy for others to inherit and MS benefitted from that,” “MS, exceptional player, unbelievable captain, again, has moved Indian cricket forward. But the foundation for all of that was laid by Dada for me” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara added : "In one-day cricket, the ability to finish is always to me, very, very tough. So, I would go with MS for sure in limited-overs cricket, in white-ball cricket just because he batted at that tougher finisher position, but in Test cricket, without a doubt, Ganguly every day," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, July 14, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said ( about Russell Arnold ) : "I remember one very specific incident in a one-day match where he was having this big argument with Russel Arnold. I think Dada was on his final warning and the umpire reported him," External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, July 14, 2020 5:10:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "I did get to know Dada quite well over the years and I really enjoyed speaking to Dada on everything, whether it was about playing cricket or captaincy. I got to know Dada a lot more intimately," "Dada was a very practical man. He understood exactly what he could and how far he could push it on the field. But off the field, he is a fantastic guy. I have had a great time in conversations with him at various times over meals and he was a guy I really respected both on and off the field" External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, July 14, 2020 5:10:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said ( about Russell Arnold ) : "I remember one very specific incident in a one-day match where he was having this big argument with Russel Arnold. I think Dada was on his final warning and the umpire reported him," External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, July 13, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "I did get to know Dada quite well over the years and I really enjoyed speaking to Dada on everything, whether it was about playing cricket or captaincy. I got to know Dada a lot more intimately," "Dada was a very practical man. He understood exactly what he could and how far he could push it on the field. But off the field, he is a fantastic guy. I have had a great time in conversations with him at various times over meals and he was a guy I really respected both on and off the field" External link

news18 Monday, July 13, 2020 8:37:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said ( about Yuvraj Singh ) : “He (Dhoni) did come home in Colombo for a meal with Yuvraj (Singh) one night. We had a great chat. He was very approachable as a person,” External link

india Sunday, July 12, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "I came here to give a statement because of my responsibility to the game and respect for cricket," External link

island Tuesday, July 7, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "I came here to give a statement because of my responsibility to the game and respect for cricket," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "I came here to give a statement because of my responsibility to the game and respect for cricket," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "I came here to give a statement because of my responsibility to the game and respect for cricket," External link

afp-en Thursday, July 2, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "Then no one needs to speculate and can get to the bottom of this. That should be the most prudent course of action," External link

business-standard Thursday, July 2, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "Then no one needs to speculate and can get to the bottom of this. That should be the most prudent course of action," External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, July 1, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “The club has a significant role to play in cricket’s global appeal and with her influence, I am sure she will make a considerable contribution to MCC. With the extended lead-in time until she takes office, she will have an important part to play as President Designate” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 26, 2020 6:14:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told ( about Clare Connor ) : "Clare has done stellar and wonderful work to ensure the game of cricket is for everyone. Her standing in the game is as much for her playing prowess as well for services rendered to the game as an administrator," External link

island Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "The club is fortunate that she agreed to take on this role, and she will play a key role in the forward journey of MCC as it continues to hold sway as the best cricket club in the world, not just through history, tradition, location or ownership, but through action and commitment to excellence. I look forward to working with her and I wish her well," External link

island Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said ( about Clare Connor ) : "I am thrilled that Clare has accepted the invitation to become the next President of MCC. The club has a significant role to play in cricket's global appeal and with her influence, I am sure she will make a considerable contribution to MCC," External link

business-standard Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said ( about Clare Connor ) : "I am thrilled that Clare has accepted the invitation to become the next President of MCC. The Club has a significant role to play in cricket's global appeal and with her influence, I am sure she will make a considerable contribution to MCC," External link

news18 Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said ( about Clare Connor ) : "I am thrilled that Clare has accepted the invitation to become the next President of MCC," External link

srilankasource Wednesday, June 24, 2020 10:48:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said ( about Clare Connor ) : “I am thrilled that Clare has accepted the invitation to become the next President of MCC. The Club has a significant role to play in cricket’s global appeal and with her influence, I am sure she will make a considerable contribution to MCC,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 24, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “Then no one needs to speculate and can get to the bottom of this. That should be the most prudent course of action,” External link

sundaytimes Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : “Then no one needs to speculate and can get to the bottom of this. That should be the most prudent course of action,” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, June 20, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : "It's a very serious allegation," External link

newshub Friday, June 19, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : "It's a very serious allegation," External link

newshub Friday, June 19, 2020 1:05:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : “Then no one needs to speculate and can get to the bottom of this. That should be the most prudent course of action,” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : “It’s a very serious allegation,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : “The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club for which I have extremely high regard belongs to its members and the leasing of which has never arisen even as a thought in my mind let alone in conversation,” External link

srilankamirror Thursday, June 18, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “The project proposal will be available at the relevant government authority for anyone to understand what it includes” External link

srilankamirror Thursday, June 18, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "If you are going to treat Test cricket as a cash cow I don't think it is ever going to work. It's not going to make financial sense," External link

business-standard Tuesday, June 16, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "If you are going to treat Test cricket as a cash cow I don't think it is ever going to work. It's not going to make financial sense," External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “Virat is phenomenally fit. I know, and I have seen and heard of his amazing commitment and dedication to being the best that he can be, both on and off the field physically, mentally and skill-wise. He has the opportunity to become maybe the greatest after the Don,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "There are so many players you can count on. But for me Kusal Mendis is a special player," External link

island Saturday, June 6, 2020 11:40:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "For fast bowlers or spinners, shining the ball is an instinctive thing, they have done it over so many years since they were kids," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, June 5, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “For fast bowlers or spinners, shining the ball is an instinctive thing, they have done it over so many years since they were kids,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 5, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara added : “This will be a very clinical thing, you come ready to play, no warm-ups, you do everything right and you go home. So, it will be interesting to see how the players deal with that,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 5, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : "At the time, when going to Pakistan, security was an issue. We had written about our concerns on security, and were exploring insurance for players if something happened. So, we were refused politely, and we were told that they have done all the groundwork to ensure security, so we went," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, June 4, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : “At the time, when going to Pakistan, security was an issue. We had written about our concerns on security and were exploring insurance for players if something happened. So, we were refused politely, and we were told that they have done all the groundwork to ensure security, so we went,” External link

dnaindia Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “All hell broke loose, we hid at the aisle of the bus, on top of each other, and then the shooting started. They shot the bus as many times they could, and threw grenades, and fired a rocket launcher. And for some reason, I don’t know why, we survived,” “Thilan was injured, I got hit on the shoulder with a lot of shrapnel. Ajantha Mendis was injured. Tharanga Paranavitana gets up bleeding from his chest and collapses saying he’s been shot. We hear ‘oohs and aahs’ from all around the bus. Paul Farbrace has an iron spike through his hand, so we get into the ground, which is 500m from there, very rudimentary security of course. Unfortunately, most of the security personnel guarding us died and that was tragic” External link

dnaindia Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : "Fast bowler, definitely Wasim Akram, without a doubt, when it comes to spin bowling, it would definitely be Shane Warne, I, of course, had the luxury of not facing Muttiah Muralitharan and Chaminda Vaas in international cricket, having kept to Murali, I will always say he is the best spinner to ever play the game," External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, June 2, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “There is something very special about Virat and Rohit. That fact that rules have changed and run-scoring might have become slightly easier in one-day cricket, but it’s incredibly hard, the volume of cricket that India athletes play,” External link

financialexpress Monday, June 1, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “I understand the guidelines are going to restrict players, playing of the game, it’s going to look really weird, and off-putting even for me when I think about it,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 31, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “In that WC final, that’s the biggest thing I look back and think…You can talk about dropped catches and all of that happens. But the composition of the side and the fact that we were forced to make the change was to me the turning point,” External link

sundaytimes Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “We had an opportunity in 2011, opportunity in 2007, then T20 opportunities in 2009 and 2012,” External link

sundaytimes Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “The crowd was huge. It never happens in Sri Lanka. Once I had this at Eden Gardens when I could not talk to the first slip and then of course at the Wankhede. I remember calling on the toss then Mahi wasn’t sure and said did you call tail and I said no I called head,” “The match referee actually said I won the toss, Mahi said he did not. There was a little bit of confusion there and Mahi said let’s have another toss of the coin and heads went up again,” External link

dailynews-lk Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:05:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “Whether we win or lose, we have this equilibrium on how to take a win or loss. The smile hides a huge amount of sadness, of disappointment, of thinking of 20 million people back in Sri Lanka who had been waiting for this for so long, since 1996. We had an opportunity in 2011, opportunity in 2007, then T20 opportunities in 2009 and 2012” External link

dailynews-lk Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:05:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “I understand the guidelines are going to restrict players, playing of the game, it’s going to look really weird, and off-putting even for me when I think about it,” External link

india Sunday, May 31, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “He was 8 wickets away from 800. 800 Test wickets, as we all know is an incredible amount. He said he wanted to retire in the India series and I was the captain. I sat with the selectors and said, he wants to retire after the 1st Test. It’s not going to happen. We got to get him to get those 8 wickets and retire. So we called Murali into a meeting,” External link

news18 Saturday, May 30, 2020 7:40:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara recalled : “Murali looked at us and said ‘you know what? That is not going to work for you or for me. I have always loved challenges and if I am supposed to be the best spinner, I should be able to take 8 wickets at Galle against any side,” External link

news18 Saturday, May 30, 2020 7:40:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “I was seated then and I was thinking, that’s the kind of champion the guy was,” External link

news18 Saturday, May 30, 2020 7:40:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "In that World Cup final, that’s the biggest thing I look back and think...You can talk about drop catches and all of that happens. But the composition of the side and the fact that we were forced to make the change was to me the turning point," External link

island Friday, May 29, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "But for 100 per cent, if Angelo [Mathews] had been fit, I know for sure we would have gone for chase. I’m not sure whether the result would have changed. That balance of team that Mathews would give at seven really was a bonus," "If you take our entire campaign, whatever we did Mathews’ overs and his ability to bat with the tail and read situations was an incredible bonus to us. He was a young chap who came into the side and from day one he could read situations. It’s just instinct, how to up the rate, how to control the bowler, when to accelerate" External link

island Friday, May 29, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "Whether we win or lose, we have this equilibrium on how to take a win or loss. The smile hides a huge amount of sadness, of disappointment, of thinking of 20 million people back in Sri Lanka who had been waiting for this for so long, since 1996. We had an opportunity in 2011, opportunity in 2007, then T20 opportunities in 2009 and 2012," External link

island Friday, May 29, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "In that WC final, that's the biggest thing I look back and think...You can talk about drop catches and all of that happens. But the composition of the side and the fact that we were forced to make the change was to me the turning point," External link

news-yahoo-in Friday, May 29, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "I think it was the crowd.. the crowd was huge (at Wankhede). It never happens in Sri Lanka and it only happens in India, at least to me," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, May 29, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "It Angelo was fit I am hundred percent sure that we would have chased. I am not sure if result would have changed but we would have definitely chased in the match," "That balance of Mathews at seven... If you look at our entire campaign, whatever we did, Matthews' overs and his ability to bat with the tail was an incredible bonus to us," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, May 29, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "The was crowd was huge. It never happens in Sri Lanka. Once I had this at Eden Gardens when I could not talk to the first slip and then of course at the Wankhede. I remember calling on the toss then Mahi wasn't sure and said did you call tail and I said no I called head," "The match referee actually said I won the toss, Mahi said he did not. There was a little bit of confusion there and Mahi said let's have another toss of the coin and heads went up again" External link

dnaindia Friday, May 29, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "We had an opportunity in 2011, opportunity in 2007, then T20 opportunities in 2009 and 2012," External link

dnaindia Friday, May 29, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “In that WC final, that’s the biggest thing I look back and think…You can talk about drop catches and all of that happens. But the composition of the side and the fact that we were forced to make the change was to me the turning point,” External link

expressindia Friday, May 29, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “We had an opportunity in 2011, opportunity in 2007, then T20 opportunities in 2009 and 2012,” External link

expressindia Friday, May 29, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara explained : "It was a case of, I think it was the crowd. The crowd was huge, it never happens in Sri Lanka. It only happens in India to me, once at the Eden Gardens when I couldn't hear myself talk to the first slip and then of course at the Wankhede," External link

news18 Friday, May 29, 2020 9:57:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "Yes, maybe because of the dew. We had played New Zealand earlier at the Wankhede and our spinners really went through and we defended a total. So we weren't really sure and then there was the spray that was sprayed on the ground," External link

news18 Friday, May 29, 2020 9:57:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “The was crowd was huge. It never happens in Sri Lanka. Once I had this at Eden Gardens when I could not talk to the first slip and then of course at the Wankhede. I remember calling on the toss then Mahi wasn’t sure and said did you call tail and I said no I called head,” “The match referee actually said I won the toss, Mahi said he did not. There was a little bit of confusion there and Mahi said let’s have another toss of the coin and heads went up again,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 29, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : ”Whether we win or lose, we have this equilibrium on how to take a win or loss. The smile hides a huge amount of sadness, of disappointment, of thinking of 20 million people back in Sri Lanka who had been waiting for this for so long, since 1996. We had an opportunity in 2011, opportunity in 2007, then T20 opportunities in 2009 and 2012” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 29, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "In that WC final, that's the biggest thing I look back and think...You can talk about drop catches and all of that happens. But the composition of the side and the fact that we were forced to make the change was to me the turning point," External link

firstpost Friday, May 29, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "In that WC final, that's the biggest thing I look back and think...You can talk about drop catches and all of that happens. But the composition of the side and the fact that we were forced to make the change was to me the turning point," External link

timesofindia Friday, May 29, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : “It doesn’t matter an Asian side going there or a secondary side in terms of world prominence when it comes to having security measures in place,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Friday, May 1, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : “It doesn’t matter an Asian side going there or a secondary side in terms of world prominence when it comes to having security measures in place,” External link

india Friday, May 1, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : "It doesn't matter an Asian side going there or a secondary side in terms of world prominence when it comes to having security measures in place," External link

business-standard Friday, May 1, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : “It doesn’t matter an Asian side going there or a secondary side in terms of world prominence when it comes to having security measures in place,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 1, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “I think it will be more a case of you play two Test matches, you take a break, you go back and play three one-dayers,” “It’s not exactly the right time for extended tours but I’m sure that with the right communication and the measures in place that players can go back and play some great quality cricket, have a great time and bring cricket back to Pakistan” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 1, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “I think there were about 18,000-19,000 people there at the ground on that first day. They were in queues just as we got to the ground, waiting to get in,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 1, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : "It doesn't matter an Asian side going there or a secondary side in terms of world prominence when it comes to having security measures in place," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, May 1, 2020 9:06:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "A few dos and don'ts he [the doctor] has asked us to do: simple things like hygiene, keep washing your hands and when it comes to going closer to the fans and all those things, you cannot avoid because they love us, support us," "In the meantime, we can try to be and not say no to them but we can choose not to go much closer to going into the public, so we can avoid as much as we can and keep wearing masks and gloves and all those things" External link

irishsun Monday, April 13, 2020 3:53:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “As a Sri Lankan, it was an absolute privilege to be part of this amazing production of the national carrier. Every time we fly to and from Sri Lanka, our first choice has always been the national carrier, simply for the feeling of home, the warmth and the care that we receive. I cannot forget how SriLankan Airlines brought us home following the unfortunate terror attack in Lohore in 2009, the attention, care and the empathy of the crew were simply overwhelming” External link

tradearabia Sunday, April 12, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "A few dos and don'ts he [the doctor] has asked us to do: simple things like hygiene, keep washing your hands and when it comes to going closer to the fans and all those things, you cannot avoid because they love us, support us," "In the meantime, we can try to be and not say no to them but we can choose not to go much closer to going into the public, so we can avoid as much as we can and keep wearing masks and gloves and all those things" External link

srilankasource Saturday, April 11, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "A few dos and don'ts he [the doctor] has asked us to do: simple things like hygiene, keep washing your hands and when it comes to going closer to the fans and all those things, you cannot avoid because they love us, support us," "In the meantime, we can try to be and not say no to them but we can choose not to go much closer to going into the public, so we can avoid as much as we can and keep wearing masks and gloves and all those things" External link

myanmarnews Saturday, April 11, 2020 4:53:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “As a Sri Lankan, it was an absolute privilege to be part of this amazing production of the national carrier. Every time we fly to and from Sri Lanka, our first choice has always been the national carrier, simply for the feeling of home, the warmth and the care that we receive. I cannot forget how SriLankan Airlines brought us home following the unfortunate terror attack in Lohore in 2009, the attention, care and the empathy of the crew were simply overwhelming” External link

tradearabia Monday, March 30, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : “I have no symptoms or anything like that, but I’m following government guidelines,” External link

dailytimesPK Monday, March 23, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : “I have no symptoms or anything like that, but I’m following government guidelines,” External link

dnaindia Monday, March 23, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : “I have no symptoms or anything like that, but I’m following government guidelines,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 23, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : “I have no symptoms or anything like that, but I’m following government guidelines,” External link

india Monday, March 23, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : "I have no symptoms or anything like that, but I'm following government guidelines," External link

business-standard Monday, March 23, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : “I have no symptoms or anything like that, but I’m following government guidelines,” External link

Hindu Monday, March 23, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : "I have no symptoms or anything like that, but I'm following government guidelines," External link

financialexpress Monday, March 23, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "A few dos and don'ts he [the doctor] has asked us to do: simple things like hygiene, keep washing your hands and when it comes to going closer to the fans and all those things, you cannot avoid because they love us, support us," "In the meantime, we can try to be and not say no to them but we can choose not to go much closer to going into the public, so we can avoid as much as we can and keep wearing masks and gloves and all those things" External link

srilankasource Tuesday, March 17, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “You have done great service to Sri Lanka and the game. Your inspiration will make strong a whole new generation of young girls and boys to follow in your footsteps” External link

Hindu Saturday, March 14, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "We would love for teams to consider coming here so that international cricket can finally come back to Pakistan in full force," External link

myanmarnews Friday, February 21, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "It's been a long time since I came here and it has been even longer for the MCC. For us, it has been about coming here and playing cricket in support of Pakistan's journey of getting international cricket back," "It's important that, when you are in a country on a tour, you're not confined to a hotel, but you can go around and enjoy the city and the country you're in," External link

myanmarnews Friday, February 21, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "We would love for teams to consider coming here so that international cricket can finally come back to Pakistan in full force," External link

srilankasource Friday, February 21, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "It's been a long time since I came here and it has been even longer for the MCC. For us, it has been about coming here and playing cricket in support of Pakistan's journey of getting international cricket back," "It's important that, when you are in a country on a tour, you're not confined to a hotel, but you can go around and enjoy the city and the country you're in," External link

srilankasource Friday, February 21, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “We would love for teams to consider coming here so that international cricket can finally come back to Pakistan in full force” External link

pakobserver Friday, February 21, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “It is important things are put into context, moves are made, minds meet and things are reconsidered because the message that we take back is that Pakistan is a great place to tour,” External link

app-en Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “It is important things are put into context, moves are made, minds meet and things are reconsidered because the message that we take back is that Pakistan is a great place to tour,” External link

tribune Thursday, February 20, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “We are thrilled to be here in Pakistan. The PCB has done a tremendous job in rebuilding the international cricketing landscape here, and for MCC to be touring the country is a momentous occasion for everyone involved” External link

thenews-pk Thursday, February 20, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “We were thrilled to be here in Pakistan. The Pakistan Cricket Board has done a tremendous job in rebuilding the international cricketing landscape here, and for MCC to be touring the country is a momentous occasion for everyone involved” External link

tribune Wednesday, February 19, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “Security is always a major concern everywhere is the world,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, February 18, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “We should not lose sight of the importance. Pakistan’s strength, in the big picture, as far as global cricket is concerned and keeping it strong and healthy and the MCC tour is a part of this puzzle,” External link

dailytimesPK Monday, February 17, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "Cricket belongs to everyone, but for the players to have that platform and display their skills, you need to have that support," External link

island Friday, February 14, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "Rather than a direct message by saying something to them, the best thing that we can do is send that message by the way we play in the field," External link

island Friday, February 14, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “I think the best thing is to send the message by the way we play on the field,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Friday, February 14, 2020 5:50:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "I think the best thing is to send the message by the way we play on the field," External link

newindianexpress Friday, February 14, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : “I don’t think I need any flashbacks, because I remember that day and those moments so very clearly,” External link

dnaindia Friday, February 14, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "I think the best thing is to send the message by the way we play on the field," External link

business-standard Friday, February 14, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "I think the best thing is to send the message by the way we play on the field," External link

afp-en Friday, February 14, 2020 8:15:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "I think everyone deals with it in their own personal way. But at the same time, what really unites us is that you face adversity and you face challenge, and you have to get past it, and you've got to do that successfully. It's about moving forwards and upwards and being part of cricket. Being Sri Lankan you learn those lessons quite well, because, throughout our civil war, cricket was a unique vibe," "We speak about the attack at various times. We even have a laugh about it, in terms of what we went through because it helps sometimes to look at it with a bit of humour, even though there was a tragic loss of life, and other serious injuries within that incident," External link

business-standard Friday, February 14, 2020 7:27:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “Our matches in Pakistan will send a strong message to the world. People in Pakistan are very hospitable and the cuisine here is great. Bowlers face a tough time in Pakistan’s conditions. As a batsman I have always enjoyed playing here,” External link

tribune Thursday, February 13, 2020 1:46:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “If you take into consideration what happened early in 2019 there is a show of support and solidarity with the country in terms of the knock-on benefits like tourism, in raising the profile of Sri Lanka internationally not just as a cricketing destination but everyone who travels to watch the Test series and watch the county game can take it back and hopefully more and more people will come,” External link

sundaytimes Saturday, February 1, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara explained ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “Among all these fixtures that we play traditionally is the MCC versus the reigning county champions, an opening game which is always considered very important and takes pride of place. It has been played in other overseas locations and it is a great privilege and honour for us at the MCC to bring it to Sri Lanka and of course play it between the two Test matches,” External link

sundaytimes Saturday, February 1, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “We will try and select the strongest possible side. We take a lot of pride in our cricket so when we play we want to play with a good side and have a good competition and hopefully win,” External link

sundaytimes Saturday, February 1, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "It is hugely important to support cricket in countries such as Pakistan, and the PCB has done a tremendous job in rebuilding the international cricketing landscape since the tragic events of 2009," External link

srilankasource Wednesday, December 18, 2019 8:47:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "It is hugely important to support cricket in countries such as Pakistan," External link

srilankasource Wednesday, December 18, 2019 8:47:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "It is hugely important to support cricket in countries such as Pakistan, and the PCB has done a tremendous job in rebuilding the international cricketing landscape since the tragic events of 2009," External link

irishsun Wednesday, December 18, 2019 6:03:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “It’s important for someone to talk to him on his batting and keep him off the pressure and let him be free with his game. But as a wicketkeeper, it’s important to be neat and tidy behind the stumps, which will also give him confidence and put him in a better position to help his captain in calling for reviews,” “If you are looking at the World Cup it’s important for him (Pant) to understand what his role is in terms of helping his captain with the right information,” External link

expressindia Friday, November 8, 2019 6:28:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “It’s important for him (Pant) to keep things simple and understand his weakness,” External link

india Friday, November 8, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : “If you are looking at the World Cup it’s important for him (Pant) to understand what his role is in terms of helping his captain with the right information,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, November 8, 2019 2:11:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “It’s important for him to keep things simple and understand his weakness. Once he is able to work on these areas he needs to strategize and plan, because for him right now he needs to keep things simple and not be under pressure,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, November 8, 2019 2:11:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "It is hugely important to support cricket in countries such as Sri Lanka and taking the champion county match to Galle is a fantastic way for the club to provide its backing for the game on a global level," External link

business-standard Friday, November 1, 2019 6:17:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "It is hugely important to support cricket in countries such as Sri Lanka and taking the Champion County match to Galle is a fantastic way for the Club to provide its backing for the game on a global level," "With England touring the country during the same period, this will make for an exciting sequence of events in Sri Lanka and, as one of the best cricketing destinations in the world, it will be a wonderful occasion for all involved. I am looking forward to playing for and indeed captaining the MCC team, which will be full of exciting young talent ready to challenge the County Champions" External link

srilankasource Friday, November 1, 2019 1:12:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said ( about Team ) : “It is a pleasure to see the Sri Lanka team touring Pakistan. The reviews of this tour are very pleasant and the players enjoyed it. Maximum security was provided to the players, including all facilities. They are in discussion to bring back the Pakistan Chief Executive MCC Team to Pakistan. They are currently in the process of providing us various security plans,” External link

srilankamirror Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:40:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara noted : “There are many positive dialogue being presented regarding touring Pakistan. If these issues could be managed, it would be great. In my view, Pakistan is doing a lot in terms of ensuring that the country is safe to tour. I am confident that the Pakistan playerts would soon be able to play cricket at their home,” External link

srilankamirror Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:40:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “I am very confident that tourists who come to Sri Lanka will have a wonderful time. I have seen the country recover very well in terms of ensuring the security of both its nationals and tourists from all over the world. Those who come to Sri Lanka want to experience the country in full” External link

adaderana Wednesday, October 23, 2019 7:59:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "I would always go for a bowler, someone with the experience and the quality of Lasith Malinga or Mitchell Starc," "I would still go for Lasith Malinga, I think. Malinga has really shown, even in the recent past, how skilled he is. He tore through New Zealand in that final T20 game - he took four wickets in four balls again, which was an incredible feat, so I wouldn't look past Malinga," External link

business-standard Friday, October 18, 2019 6:46:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “I am thrilled to hold the prestigious position of MCC President and I look forward to working hard with the MCC to build on this incredible year of cricket. "We have an opportunity to convert more supporters to the game we love and educate them about the fantastic work MCC does locally, nationally and globally for cricket and those communities” External link

srilankamirror Thursday, October 3, 2019 2:20:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “I am thrilled to hold the prestigious position of MCC President and I look forward to working hard with the MCC to build on this incredible year of cricket,” External link

adaderana Tuesday, October 1, 2019 8:11:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “I am thrilled to hold the prestigious position of MCC President and I look forward to working hard with the MCC to build on this incredible year of cricket,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, October 1, 2019 6:40:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “I am thrilled to hold the prestigious position of MCC President and I look forward to working hard with the MCC to build on this incredible year of cricket,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, October 1, 2019 5:44:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "I am thrilled to hold the prestigious position of MCC President and I look forward to working hard with the MCC to build on this incredible year of cricket," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, October 1, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “I am thrilled to hold the prestigious position of MCC President and I look forward to working hard with the MCC to build on this incredible year of cricket,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, October 1, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "I am thrilled to hold the prestigious position of MCC President and I look forward to working hard with the MCC to build on this incredible year of cricket," External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 1, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “I am thrilled to hold the prestigious position of MCC President and I look forward to working hard with the MCC to build on this incredible year of cricket. "We have an opportunity to convert more supporters to the game we love and educate them about the fantastic work MCC does locally, nationally and globally for cricket and those communities” External link

srilankamirror Tuesday, October 1, 2019 3:04:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara pointed out : “It starts with educating the players, making sure everyone hasa a trustworthy system to depend on a support structure that allows them to play this game without fear, in the best spirit of game and with excellent skills,” External link

adaderana Saturday, September 7, 2019 11:26:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "All countries do their independent assessments about security and the level of threat and I feel those questions have been answered very satisfactorily up to now. I don't see that changing for the England tour but we will see discussions going ahead. I played cricket at heightened times of trouble in Sri Lanka and we've had those arrangements in place for teams to tour the country," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:26:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "All countries do their independent assessments about security and the level of threat and I feel those questions have been answered very satisfactorily up to now. I don't see that changing for the England tour but we will see discussions going ahead. I played cricket at heightened times of trouble in Sri Lanka and we've had those arrangements in place for teams to tour the country," External link

business-standard Tuesday, August 13, 2019 8:09:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "All countries do their independent assessments about security and the level of threat and I feel those questions have been answered very satisfactorily up to now. I don't see that changing for the England tour but we will see discussions going ahead. I played cricket at heightened times of trouble in Sri Lanka and we've had those arrangements in place for teams to tour the country," External link

irishsun Tuesday, August 13, 2019 6:40:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "All countries do their independent assessments about security and the level of threat and I feel those questions have been answered very satisfactorily up to now. I don't see that changing for the England tour but we will see discussions going ahead. I played cricket at heightened times of trouble in Sri Lanka and we've had those arrangements in place for teams to tour the country," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, August 13, 2019 6:06:00 AM EAT



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Kumar Sangakkara told : “Your mindset should be truly international and not just constrained by partisanship in terms of where I come from — am I Indian, Sri Lankan or Australia or English but really understand ‘yes I am a cricketer and what I am doing is what is best for all cricketing countries,” External link

dailytimesPK Sunday, July 26, 2020 5:25:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara asserted ( about Sourav Ganguly ) : “Most importantly, the foundation of this game is children, fans and spectators around the world. I think Sourav can do that very, very well. I have seen his work even before he took over as the BCCI president, even before administration and coaching, and how he has built relationships with players around the world, his standing in the MCC cricket committee. I have no doubt that Sourav will be a very, very suitable candidate to do just that,” External link

dailytimesPK Sunday, July 26, 2020 5:25:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “It is disappointing and also a bit amusing at times. Recently, when the ex-sports minister made quite a frivolous claim and we had to go in and answer questions,” “Actually, to go through and answer those questions, and making those statements was really healthy for the game, whether it was me, the selectors, Mahela or anyone else. I think that process is really important for people to understand what respect for the game means. The game of cricket needs people of integrity and people who are not afraid to speak their minds” External link

expressindia Friday, July 24, 2020 12:43:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told ( about Lives Matter ) : "If you take Black Lives Matter, if you take racism and discrimination in the world, I think one of the most important things is to teach our children history as it should be, and not the sanitised version of it," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said ( about Mahela Jayawardene ) : “Actually, to go through and answer those questions, and making those statements was really really healthy for the game, whether it was me, the selectors, Mahela or anyone else. I think that process is really important for people to understand what respect for the game means,” “The game of cricket needs people of integrity and people who are not afraid to speak their minds,” External link

news18 Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “And also when you have any questions to be answered, you don’t need to hide, you can answer any of those. When it comes to politics, when you have politically and morally corrupt individuals, who are affiliated with the sport even in an official capacity, you understand where all this comes from and you don’t have to be afraid to second guess what their motivations are,” External link

news18 Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “Actually, to go through and answer those questions, and making those statements was really really healthy for the game, whether it was me, the selectors, Mahela or anyone else. I think that process is really important for people to understand what respect for the game means,” “The game of cricket needs people of integrity and people who are not afraid to speak their minds,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “And also when you have any questions to be answered, you don’t need to hide, you can answer any of those. When it comes to politics, when you have politically and morally corrupt individuals, who are affiliated with the sport even in an official capacity, you understand where all this comes from and you don’t have to be afraid to second guess what their motivations are,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “It changes from player to player. Sometimes, retirement does not require an official statement or a press release. Some cricketers just step aside and leave the arguing, speculation and everything else to others” External link

dnaindia Wednesday, July 22, 2020 3:10:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara stated : “For MS, he will leave the decision of him being selected or not to the selectors. He respects the system that he will leave it up to others. He may decide to make a formal statement about his future but I think he is very secure about who he is, his cricket, his family,” External link

dnaindia Wednesday, July 22, 2020 3:10:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “In one-day cricket, the ability to finish, is always to me, very, very tough. So, I would go with MS for sure in limited overs cricket, in white-ball cricket just because he batted at that tougher finisher position, but in Test cricket, without a doubt, Ganguly every day,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “You can be judged on a lot of things but sometimes you have to leave something behind and I think in that sense, Dada did a lot to create a wonderful legacy for others to inherit and MS benefitted from that,” “MS, exceptional player, unbelievable captain, again, has moved Indian cricket forward. But the foundation for all of that was laid by Dada for me” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara added : "In one-day cricket, the ability to finish is always to me, very, very tough. So, I would go with MS for sure in limited-overs cricket, in white-ball cricket just because he batted at that tougher finisher position, but in Test cricket, without a doubt, Ganguly every day," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, July 14, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said ( about Russell Arnold ) : "I remember one very specific incident in a one-day match where he was having this big argument with Russel Arnold. I think Dada was on his final warning and the umpire reported him," External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, July 14, 2020 5:10:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "I did get to know Dada quite well over the years and I really enjoyed speaking to Dada on everything, whether it was about playing cricket or captaincy. I got to know Dada a lot more intimately," "Dada was a very practical man. He understood exactly what he could and how far he could push it on the field. But off the field, he is a fantastic guy. I have had a great time in conversations with him at various times over meals and he was a guy I really respected both on and off the field" External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, July 14, 2020 5:10:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said ( about Russell Arnold ) : "I remember one very specific incident in a one-day match where he was having this big argument with Russel Arnold. I think Dada was on his final warning and the umpire reported him," External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, July 13, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "I did get to know Dada quite well over the years and I really enjoyed speaking to Dada on everything, whether it was about playing cricket or captaincy. I got to know Dada a lot more intimately," "Dada was a very practical man. He understood exactly what he could and how far he could push it on the field. But off the field, he is a fantastic guy. I have had a great time in conversations with him at various times over meals and he was a guy I really respected both on and off the field" External link

news18 Monday, July 13, 2020 8:37:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said ( about Yuvraj Singh ) : “He (Dhoni) did come home in Colombo for a meal with Yuvraj (Singh) one night. We had a great chat. He was very approachable as a person,” External link

india Sunday, July 12, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "I came here to give a statement because of my responsibility to the game and respect for cricket," External link

island Tuesday, July 7, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "I came here to give a statement because of my responsibility to the game and respect for cricket," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "I came here to give a statement because of my responsibility to the game and respect for cricket," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "I came here to give a statement because of my responsibility to the game and respect for cricket," External link

afp-en Thursday, July 2, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "Then no one needs to speculate and can get to the bottom of this. That should be the most prudent course of action," External link

business-standard Thursday, July 2, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "Then no one needs to speculate and can get to the bottom of this. That should be the most prudent course of action," External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, July 1, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “The club has a significant role to play in cricket’s global appeal and with her influence, I am sure she will make a considerable contribution to MCC. With the extended lead-in time until she takes office, she will have an important part to play as President Designate” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 26, 2020 6:14:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told ( about Clare Connor ) : "Clare has done stellar and wonderful work to ensure the game of cricket is for everyone. Her standing in the game is as much for her playing prowess as well for services rendered to the game as an administrator," External link

island Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "The club is fortunate that she agreed to take on this role, and she will play a key role in the forward journey of MCC as it continues to hold sway as the best cricket club in the world, not just through history, tradition, location or ownership, but through action and commitment to excellence. I look forward to working with her and I wish her well," External link

island Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said ( about Clare Connor ) : "I am thrilled that Clare has accepted the invitation to become the next President of MCC. The club has a significant role to play in cricket's global appeal and with her influence, I am sure she will make a considerable contribution to MCC," External link

business-standard Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said ( about Clare Connor ) : "I am thrilled that Clare has accepted the invitation to become the next President of MCC. The Club has a significant role to play in cricket's global appeal and with her influence, I am sure she will make a considerable contribution to MCC," External link

news18 Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said ( about Clare Connor ) : "I am thrilled that Clare has accepted the invitation to become the next President of MCC," External link

srilankasource Wednesday, June 24, 2020 10:48:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said ( about Clare Connor ) : “I am thrilled that Clare has accepted the invitation to become the next President of MCC. The Club has a significant role to play in cricket’s global appeal and with her influence, I am sure she will make a considerable contribution to MCC,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 24, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “Then no one needs to speculate and can get to the bottom of this. That should be the most prudent course of action,” External link

sundaytimes Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : “Then no one needs to speculate and can get to the bottom of this. That should be the most prudent course of action,” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, June 20, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : "It's a very serious allegation," External link

newshub Friday, June 19, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : "It's a very serious allegation," External link

newshub Friday, June 19, 2020 1:05:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : “Then no one needs to speculate and can get to the bottom of this. That should be the most prudent course of action,” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : “It’s a very serious allegation,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : “The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club for which I have extremely high regard belongs to its members and the leasing of which has never arisen even as a thought in my mind let alone in conversation,” External link

srilankamirror Thursday, June 18, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “The project proposal will be available at the relevant government authority for anyone to understand what it includes” External link

srilankamirror Thursday, June 18, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "If you are going to treat Test cricket as a cash cow I don't think it is ever going to work. It's not going to make financial sense," External link

business-standard Tuesday, June 16, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "If you are going to treat Test cricket as a cash cow I don't think it is ever going to work. It's not going to make financial sense," External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “Virat is phenomenally fit. I know, and I have seen and heard of his amazing commitment and dedication to being the best that he can be, both on and off the field physically, mentally and skill-wise. He has the opportunity to become maybe the greatest after the Don,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "There are so many players you can count on. But for me Kusal Mendis is a special player," External link

island Saturday, June 6, 2020 11:40:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "For fast bowlers or spinners, shining the ball is an instinctive thing, they have done it over so many years since they were kids," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, June 5, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “For fast bowlers or spinners, shining the ball is an instinctive thing, they have done it over so many years since they were kids,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 5, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara added : “This will be a very clinical thing, you come ready to play, no warm-ups, you do everything right and you go home. So, it will be interesting to see how the players deal with that,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 5, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : "At the time, when going to Pakistan, security was an issue. We had written about our concerns on security, and were exploring insurance for players if something happened. So, we were refused politely, and we were told that they have done all the groundwork to ensure security, so we went," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, June 4, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : “At the time, when going to Pakistan, security was an issue. We had written about our concerns on security and were exploring insurance for players if something happened. So, we were refused politely, and we were told that they have done all the groundwork to ensure security, so we went,” External link

dnaindia Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “All hell broke loose, we hid at the aisle of the bus, on top of each other, and then the shooting started. They shot the bus as many times they could, and threw grenades, and fired a rocket launcher. And for some reason, I don’t know why, we survived,” “Thilan was injured, I got hit on the shoulder with a lot of shrapnel. Ajantha Mendis was injured. Tharanga Paranavitana gets up bleeding from his chest and collapses saying he’s been shot. We hear ‘oohs and aahs’ from all around the bus. Paul Farbrace has an iron spike through his hand, so we get into the ground, which is 500m from there, very rudimentary security of course. Unfortunately, most of the security personnel guarding us died and that was tragic” External link

dnaindia Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : "Fast bowler, definitely Wasim Akram, without a doubt, when it comes to spin bowling, it would definitely be Shane Warne, I, of course, had the luxury of not facing Muttiah Muralitharan and Chaminda Vaas in international cricket, having kept to Murali, I will always say he is the best spinner to ever play the game," External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, June 2, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “There is something very special about Virat and Rohit. That fact that rules have changed and run-scoring might have become slightly easier in one-day cricket, but it’s incredibly hard, the volume of cricket that India athletes play,” External link

financialexpress Monday, June 1, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “I understand the guidelines are going to restrict players, playing of the game, it’s going to look really weird, and off-putting even for me when I think about it,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 31, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “In that WC final, that’s the biggest thing I look back and think…You can talk about dropped catches and all of that happens. But the composition of the side and the fact that we were forced to make the change was to me the turning point,” External link

sundaytimes Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “We had an opportunity in 2011, opportunity in 2007, then T20 opportunities in 2009 and 2012,” External link

sundaytimes Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “The crowd was huge. It never happens in Sri Lanka. Once I had this at Eden Gardens when I could not talk to the first slip and then of course at the Wankhede. I remember calling on the toss then Mahi wasn’t sure and said did you call tail and I said no I called head,” “The match referee actually said I won the toss, Mahi said he did not. There was a little bit of confusion there and Mahi said let’s have another toss of the coin and heads went up again,” External link

dailynews-lk Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:05:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “Whether we win or lose, we have this equilibrium on how to take a win or loss. The smile hides a huge amount of sadness, of disappointment, of thinking of 20 million people back in Sri Lanka who had been waiting for this for so long, since 1996. We had an opportunity in 2011, opportunity in 2007, then T20 opportunities in 2009 and 2012” External link

dailynews-lk Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:05:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “I understand the guidelines are going to restrict players, playing of the game, it’s going to look really weird, and off-putting even for me when I think about it,” External link

india Sunday, May 31, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “He was 8 wickets away from 800. 800 Test wickets, as we all know is an incredible amount. He said he wanted to retire in the India series and I was the captain. I sat with the selectors and said, he wants to retire after the 1st Test. It’s not going to happen. We got to get him to get those 8 wickets and retire. So we called Murali into a meeting,” External link

news18 Saturday, May 30, 2020 7:40:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara recalled : “Murali looked at us and said ‘you know what? That is not going to work for you or for me. I have always loved challenges and if I am supposed to be the best spinner, I should be able to take 8 wickets at Galle against any side,” External link

news18 Saturday, May 30, 2020 7:40:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “I was seated then and I was thinking, that’s the kind of champion the guy was,” External link

news18 Saturday, May 30, 2020 7:40:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "In that World Cup final, that’s the biggest thing I look back and think...You can talk about drop catches and all of that happens. But the composition of the side and the fact that we were forced to make the change was to me the turning point," External link

island Friday, May 29, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "But for 100 per cent, if Angelo [Mathews] had been fit, I know for sure we would have gone for chase. I’m not sure whether the result would have changed. That balance of team that Mathews would give at seven really was a bonus," "If you take our entire campaign, whatever we did Mathews’ overs and his ability to bat with the tail and read situations was an incredible bonus to us. He was a young chap who came into the side and from day one he could read situations. It’s just instinct, how to up the rate, how to control the bowler, when to accelerate" External link

island Friday, May 29, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "Whether we win or lose, we have this equilibrium on how to take a win or loss. The smile hides a huge amount of sadness, of disappointment, of thinking of 20 million people back in Sri Lanka who had been waiting for this for so long, since 1996. We had an opportunity in 2011, opportunity in 2007, then T20 opportunities in 2009 and 2012," External link

island Friday, May 29, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "In that WC final, that's the biggest thing I look back and think...You can talk about drop catches and all of that happens. But the composition of the side and the fact that we were forced to make the change was to me the turning point," External link

news-yahoo-in Friday, May 29, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "I think it was the crowd.. the crowd was huge (at Wankhede). It never happens in Sri Lanka and it only happens in India, at least to me," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, May 29, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "It Angelo was fit I am hundred percent sure that we would have chased. I am not sure if result would have changed but we would have definitely chased in the match," "That balance of Mathews at seven... If you look at our entire campaign, whatever we did, Matthews' overs and his ability to bat with the tail was an incredible bonus to us," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, May 29, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "The was crowd was huge. It never happens in Sri Lanka. Once I had this at Eden Gardens when I could not talk to the first slip and then of course at the Wankhede. I remember calling on the toss then Mahi wasn't sure and said did you call tail and I said no I called head," "The match referee actually said I won the toss, Mahi said he did not. There was a little bit of confusion there and Mahi said let's have another toss of the coin and heads went up again" External link

dnaindia Friday, May 29, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "We had an opportunity in 2011, opportunity in 2007, then T20 opportunities in 2009 and 2012," External link

dnaindia Friday, May 29, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “In that WC final, that’s the biggest thing I look back and think…You can talk about drop catches and all of that happens. But the composition of the side and the fact that we were forced to make the change was to me the turning point,” External link

expressindia Friday, May 29, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “We had an opportunity in 2011, opportunity in 2007, then T20 opportunities in 2009 and 2012,” External link

expressindia Friday, May 29, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara explained : "It was a case of, I think it was the crowd. The crowd was huge, it never happens in Sri Lanka. It only happens in India to me, once at the Eden Gardens when I couldn't hear myself talk to the first slip and then of course at the Wankhede," External link

news18 Friday, May 29, 2020 9:57:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "Yes, maybe because of the dew. We had played New Zealand earlier at the Wankhede and our spinners really went through and we defended a total. So we weren't really sure and then there was the spray that was sprayed on the ground," External link

news18 Friday, May 29, 2020 9:57:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “The was crowd was huge. It never happens in Sri Lanka. Once I had this at Eden Gardens when I could not talk to the first slip and then of course at the Wankhede. I remember calling on the toss then Mahi wasn’t sure and said did you call tail and I said no I called head,” “The match referee actually said I won the toss, Mahi said he did not. There was a little bit of confusion there and Mahi said let’s have another toss of the coin and heads went up again,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 29, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : ”Whether we win or lose, we have this equilibrium on how to take a win or loss. The smile hides a huge amount of sadness, of disappointment, of thinking of 20 million people back in Sri Lanka who had been waiting for this for so long, since 1996. We had an opportunity in 2011, opportunity in 2007, then T20 opportunities in 2009 and 2012” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 29, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "In that WC final, that's the biggest thing I look back and think...You can talk about drop catches and all of that happens. But the composition of the side and the fact that we were forced to make the change was to me the turning point," External link

firstpost Friday, May 29, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "In that WC final, that's the biggest thing I look back and think...You can talk about drop catches and all of that happens. But the composition of the side and the fact that we were forced to make the change was to me the turning point," External link

timesofindia Friday, May 29, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : “It doesn’t matter an Asian side going there or a secondary side in terms of world prominence when it comes to having security measures in place,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Friday, May 1, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : “It doesn’t matter an Asian side going there or a secondary side in terms of world prominence when it comes to having security measures in place,” External link

india Friday, May 1, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : "It doesn't matter an Asian side going there or a secondary side in terms of world prominence when it comes to having security measures in place," External link

business-standard Friday, May 1, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : “It doesn’t matter an Asian side going there or a secondary side in terms of world prominence when it comes to having security measures in place,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 1, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “I think it will be more a case of you play two Test matches, you take a break, you go back and play three one-dayers,” “It’s not exactly the right time for extended tours but I’m sure that with the right communication and the measures in place that players can go back and play some great quality cricket, have a great time and bring cricket back to Pakistan” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 1, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “I think there were about 18,000-19,000 people there at the ground on that first day. They were in queues just as we got to the ground, waiting to get in,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 1, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : "It doesn't matter an Asian side going there or a secondary side in terms of world prominence when it comes to having security measures in place," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, May 1, 2020 9:06:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "A few dos and don'ts he [the doctor] has asked us to do: simple things like hygiene, keep washing your hands and when it comes to going closer to the fans and all those things, you cannot avoid because they love us, support us," "In the meantime, we can try to be and not say no to them but we can choose not to go much closer to going into the public, so we can avoid as much as we can and keep wearing masks and gloves and all those things" External link

irishsun Monday, April 13, 2020 3:53:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “As a Sri Lankan, it was an absolute privilege to be part of this amazing production of the national carrier. Every time we fly to and from Sri Lanka, our first choice has always been the national carrier, simply for the feeling of home, the warmth and the care that we receive. I cannot forget how SriLankan Airlines brought us home following the unfortunate terror attack in Lohore in 2009, the attention, care and the empathy of the crew were simply overwhelming” External link

tradearabia Sunday, April 12, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "A few dos and don'ts he [the doctor] has asked us to do: simple things like hygiene, keep washing your hands and when it comes to going closer to the fans and all those things, you cannot avoid because they love us, support us," "In the meantime, we can try to be and not say no to them but we can choose not to go much closer to going into the public, so we can avoid as much as we can and keep wearing masks and gloves and all those things" External link

srilankasource Saturday, April 11, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "A few dos and don'ts he [the doctor] has asked us to do: simple things like hygiene, keep washing your hands and when it comes to going closer to the fans and all those things, you cannot avoid because they love us, support us," "In the meantime, we can try to be and not say no to them but we can choose not to go much closer to going into the public, so we can avoid as much as we can and keep wearing masks and gloves and all those things" External link

myanmarnews Saturday, April 11, 2020 4:53:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “As a Sri Lankan, it was an absolute privilege to be part of this amazing production of the national carrier. Every time we fly to and from Sri Lanka, our first choice has always been the national carrier, simply for the feeling of home, the warmth and the care that we receive. I cannot forget how SriLankan Airlines brought us home following the unfortunate terror attack in Lohore in 2009, the attention, care and the empathy of the crew were simply overwhelming” External link

tradearabia Monday, March 30, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : “I have no symptoms or anything like that, but I’m following government guidelines,” External link

dailytimesPK Monday, March 23, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : “I have no symptoms or anything like that, but I’m following government guidelines,” External link

dnaindia Monday, March 23, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : “I have no symptoms or anything like that, but I’m following government guidelines,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 23, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : “I have no symptoms or anything like that, but I’m following government guidelines,” External link

india Monday, March 23, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : "I have no symptoms or anything like that, but I'm following government guidelines," External link

business-standard Monday, March 23, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : “I have no symptoms or anything like that, but I’m following government guidelines,” External link

Hindu Monday, March 23, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : "I have no symptoms or anything like that, but I'm following government guidelines," External link

financialexpress Monday, March 23, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "A few dos and don'ts he [the doctor] has asked us to do: simple things like hygiene, keep washing your hands and when it comes to going closer to the fans and all those things, you cannot avoid because they love us, support us," "In the meantime, we can try to be and not say no to them but we can choose not to go much closer to going into the public, so we can avoid as much as we can and keep wearing masks and gloves and all those things" External link

srilankasource Tuesday, March 17, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “You have done great service to Sri Lanka and the game. Your inspiration will make strong a whole new generation of young girls and boys to follow in your footsteps” External link

Hindu Saturday, March 14, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "We would love for teams to consider coming here so that international cricket can finally come back to Pakistan in full force," External link

myanmarnews Friday, February 21, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "It's been a long time since I came here and it has been even longer for the MCC. For us, it has been about coming here and playing cricket in support of Pakistan's journey of getting international cricket back," "It's important that, when you are in a country on a tour, you're not confined to a hotel, but you can go around and enjoy the city and the country you're in," External link

myanmarnews Friday, February 21, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "We would love for teams to consider coming here so that international cricket can finally come back to Pakistan in full force," External link

srilankasource Friday, February 21, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "It's been a long time since I came here and it has been even longer for the MCC. For us, it has been about coming here and playing cricket in support of Pakistan's journey of getting international cricket back," "It's important that, when you are in a country on a tour, you're not confined to a hotel, but you can go around and enjoy the city and the country you're in," External link

srilankasource Friday, February 21, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “We would love for teams to consider coming here so that international cricket can finally come back to Pakistan in full force” External link

pakobserver Friday, February 21, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “It is important things are put into context, moves are made, minds meet and things are reconsidered because the message that we take back is that Pakistan is a great place to tour,” External link

app-en Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “It is important things are put into context, moves are made, minds meet and things are reconsidered because the message that we take back is that Pakistan is a great place to tour,” External link

tribune Thursday, February 20, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “We are thrilled to be here in Pakistan. The PCB has done a tremendous job in rebuilding the international cricketing landscape here, and for MCC to be touring the country is a momentous occasion for everyone involved” External link

thenews-pk Thursday, February 20, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “We were thrilled to be here in Pakistan. The Pakistan Cricket Board has done a tremendous job in rebuilding the international cricketing landscape here, and for MCC to be touring the country is a momentous occasion for everyone involved” External link

tribune Wednesday, February 19, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “Security is always a major concern everywhere is the world,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, February 18, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “We should not lose sight of the importance. Pakistan’s strength, in the big picture, as far as global cricket is concerned and keeping it strong and healthy and the MCC tour is a part of this puzzle,” External link

dailytimesPK Monday, February 17, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "Cricket belongs to everyone, but for the players to have that platform and display their skills, you need to have that support," External link

island Friday, February 14, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "Rather than a direct message by saying something to them, the best thing that we can do is send that message by the way we play in the field," External link

island Friday, February 14, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “I think the best thing is to send the message by the way we play on the field,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Friday, February 14, 2020 5:50:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "I think the best thing is to send the message by the way we play on the field," External link

newindianexpress Friday, February 14, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : “I don’t think I need any flashbacks, because I remember that day and those moments so very clearly,” External link

dnaindia Friday, February 14, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "I think the best thing is to send the message by the way we play on the field," External link

business-standard Friday, February 14, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "I think the best thing is to send the message by the way we play on the field," External link

afp-en Friday, February 14, 2020 8:15:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "I think everyone deals with it in their own personal way. But at the same time, what really unites us is that you face adversity and you face challenge, and you have to get past it, and you've got to do that successfully. It's about moving forwards and upwards and being part of cricket. Being Sri Lankan you learn those lessons quite well, because, throughout our civil war, cricket was a unique vibe," "We speak about the attack at various times. We even have a laugh about it, in terms of what we went through because it helps sometimes to look at it with a bit of humour, even though there was a tragic loss of life, and other serious injuries within that incident," External link

business-standard Friday, February 14, 2020 7:27:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “Our matches in Pakistan will send a strong message to the world. People in Pakistan are very hospitable and the cuisine here is great. Bowlers face a tough time in Pakistan’s conditions. As a batsman I have always enjoyed playing here,” External link

tribune Thursday, February 13, 2020 1:46:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “If you take into consideration what happened early in 2019 there is a show of support and solidarity with the country in terms of the knock-on benefits like tourism, in raising the profile of Sri Lanka internationally not just as a cricketing destination but everyone who travels to watch the Test series and watch the county game can take it back and hopefully more and more people will come,” External link

sundaytimes Saturday, February 1, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara explained ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “Among all these fixtures that we play traditionally is the MCC versus the reigning county champions, an opening game which is always considered very important and takes pride of place. It has been played in other overseas locations and it is a great privilege and honour for us at the MCC to bring it to Sri Lanka and of course play it between the two Test matches,” External link

sundaytimes Saturday, February 1, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “We will try and select the strongest possible side. We take a lot of pride in our cricket so when we play we want to play with a good side and have a good competition and hopefully win,” External link

sundaytimes Saturday, February 1, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "It is hugely important to support cricket in countries such as Pakistan, and the PCB has done a tremendous job in rebuilding the international cricketing landscape since the tragic events of 2009," External link

srilankasource Wednesday, December 18, 2019 8:47:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "It is hugely important to support cricket in countries such as Pakistan," External link

srilankasource Wednesday, December 18, 2019 8:47:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "It is hugely important to support cricket in countries such as Pakistan, and the PCB has done a tremendous job in rebuilding the international cricketing landscape since the tragic events of 2009," External link

irishsun Wednesday, December 18, 2019 6:03:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “It’s important for someone to talk to him on his batting and keep him off the pressure and let him be free with his game. But as a wicketkeeper, it’s important to be neat and tidy behind the stumps, which will also give him confidence and put him in a better position to help his captain in calling for reviews,” “If you are looking at the World Cup it’s important for him (Pant) to understand what his role is in terms of helping his captain with the right information,” External link

expressindia Friday, November 8, 2019 6:28:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “It’s important for him (Pant) to keep things simple and understand his weakness,” External link

india Friday, November 8, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara told : “If you are looking at the World Cup it’s important for him (Pant) to understand what his role is in terms of helping his captain with the right information,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, November 8, 2019 2:11:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “It’s important for him to keep things simple and understand his weakness. Once he is able to work on these areas he needs to strategize and plan, because for him right now he needs to keep things simple and not be under pressure,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, November 8, 2019 2:11:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "It is hugely important to support cricket in countries such as Sri Lanka and taking the champion county match to Galle is a fantastic way for the club to provide its backing for the game on a global level," External link

business-standard Friday, November 1, 2019 6:17:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "It is hugely important to support cricket in countries such as Sri Lanka and taking the Champion County match to Galle is a fantastic way for the Club to provide its backing for the game on a global level," "With England touring the country during the same period, this will make for an exciting sequence of events in Sri Lanka and, as one of the best cricketing destinations in the world, it will be a wonderful occasion for all involved. I am looking forward to playing for and indeed captaining the MCC team, which will be full of exciting young talent ready to challenge the County Champions" External link

srilankasource Friday, November 1, 2019 1:12:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said ( about Team ) : “It is a pleasure to see the Sri Lanka team touring Pakistan. The reviews of this tour are very pleasant and the players enjoyed it. Maximum security was provided to the players, including all facilities. They are in discussion to bring back the Pakistan Chief Executive MCC Team to Pakistan. They are currently in the process of providing us various security plans,” External link

srilankamirror Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:40:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara noted : “There are many positive dialogue being presented regarding touring Pakistan. If these issues could be managed, it would be great. In my view, Pakistan is doing a lot in terms of ensuring that the country is safe to tour. I am confident that the Pakistan playerts would soon be able to play cricket at their home,” External link

srilankamirror Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:40:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “I am very confident that tourists who come to Sri Lanka will have a wonderful time. I have seen the country recover very well in terms of ensuring the security of both its nationals and tourists from all over the world. Those who come to Sri Lanka want to experience the country in full” External link

adaderana Wednesday, October 23, 2019 7:59:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "I would always go for a bowler, someone with the experience and the quality of Lasith Malinga or Mitchell Starc," "I would still go for Lasith Malinga, I think. Malinga has really shown, even in the recent past, how skilled he is. He tore through New Zealand in that final T20 game - he took four wickets in four balls again, which was an incredible feat, so I wouldn't look past Malinga," External link

business-standard Friday, October 18, 2019 6:46:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “I am thrilled to hold the prestigious position of MCC President and I look forward to working hard with the MCC to build on this incredible year of cricket. "We have an opportunity to convert more supporters to the game we love and educate them about the fantastic work MCC does locally, nationally and globally for cricket and those communities” External link

srilankamirror Thursday, October 3, 2019 2:20:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “I am thrilled to hold the prestigious position of MCC President and I look forward to working hard with the MCC to build on this incredible year of cricket,” External link

adaderana Tuesday, October 1, 2019 8:11:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “I am thrilled to hold the prestigious position of MCC President and I look forward to working hard with the MCC to build on this incredible year of cricket,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, October 1, 2019 6:40:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “I am thrilled to hold the prestigious position of MCC President and I look forward to working hard with the MCC to build on this incredible year of cricket,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, October 1, 2019 5:44:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "I am thrilled to hold the prestigious position of MCC President and I look forward to working hard with the MCC to build on this incredible year of cricket," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, October 1, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “I am thrilled to hold the prestigious position of MCC President and I look forward to working hard with the MCC to build on this incredible year of cricket,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, October 1, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "I am thrilled to hold the prestigious position of MCC President and I look forward to working hard with the MCC to build on this incredible year of cricket," External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 1, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : “I am thrilled to hold the prestigious position of MCC President and I look forward to working hard with the MCC to build on this incredible year of cricket. "We have an opportunity to convert more supporters to the game we love and educate them about the fantastic work MCC does locally, nationally and globally for cricket and those communities” External link

srilankamirror Tuesday, October 1, 2019 3:04:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara pointed out : “It starts with educating the players, making sure everyone hasa a trustworthy system to depend on a support structure that allows them to play this game without fear, in the best spirit of game and with excellent skills,” External link

adaderana Saturday, September 7, 2019 11:26:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "All countries do their independent assessments about security and the level of threat and I feel those questions have been answered very satisfactorily up to now. I don't see that changing for the England tour but we will see discussions going ahead. I played cricket at heightened times of trouble in Sri Lanka and we've had those arrangements in place for teams to tour the country," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:26:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "All countries do their independent assessments about security and the level of threat and I feel those questions have been answered very satisfactorily up to now. I don't see that changing for the England tour but we will see discussions going ahead. I played cricket at heightened times of trouble in Sri Lanka and we've had those arrangements in place for teams to tour the country," External link

business-standard Tuesday, August 13, 2019 8:09:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "All countries do their independent assessments about security and the level of threat and I feel those questions have been answered very satisfactorily up to now. I don't see that changing for the England tour but we will see discussions going ahead. I played cricket at heightened times of trouble in Sri Lanka and we've had those arrangements in place for teams to tour the country," External link

irishsun Tuesday, August 13, 2019 6:40:00 AM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said : "All countries do their independent assessments about security and the level of threat and I feel those questions have been answered very satisfactorily up to now. I don't see that changing for the England tour but we will see discussions going ahead. I played cricket at heightened times of trouble in Sri Lanka and we've had those arrangements in place for teams to tour the country," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, August 13, 2019 6:06:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
star50.00%EN02/25/201725/02/2017
teammate25.00%EN09/29/201629/09/2016
cricketer9.38%EN08/17/201617/08/2016
former cricketer1.56%EN08/17/201617/08/2016
deputy4.69%EN10/25/201325/10/2013
captain9.38%EN09/22/200922/09/2009
Names Lang Count
Kumar SangakkaraEN75.74%
Kumar SangakkaraFR11.45%
Kumar SangakkaraEU11.39%
Kumar SangakarraEN1.12%
KUMAR SANGAKKARAEN0.14%
Kumara SangakkaraEN0.10%
Kumar SangakkaraSA0.03%
Kumar? SangakkaraEN0.03%
कुमार संघकाराMR0.00%
Кумар СангаккараRU0.00%
குமார் சங்கக்காரTA0.00%
కుమార సంగక్కరTE0.00%


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