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England National Football team

ENGLAND (Commonwealth Union) – Football is not a sport in England but a religion. There are weekends dedicated to this game and for the fans this is just not enough. The Brits will bleed for their country team and that is the most loyal thing we’ve seen in the football world. Going back in history, we see that the English national football team has represented England in the international arena of football since the beginning in 1872. This was the year that the first international matches played and also the inauguration of international football matches. So, yes, football has been in...

UK’s Toby Read aces the 24-hour Race the Pearl endurance cycling race in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka(Commonwealth Union)_ Toby Read from the UK and Fabrice Linon from France aced the 24-hour fifth edition of epic endurance cycling race Race the Pearl, riding 600 kilometers from Point Pedro, the northernmost point of Sri Lanka, to Dondra Head, the southernmost tip.  UK’s Pippa Langan clocked in at 24 hours 8 minutes, missing the Pearl Jersey by 8 minutes but setting a course record for female...

Controversy in Qatar Ahead of FIFA World Cup 2022

(Commonwealth Union)_Qatar received hosting rights to the FIFA World Cup for the year 2022, and ever since then, the decision has been met with criticism and controversy. One of the biggest reasons for this includes the allegations of corruption and violation of human rights which are riddled within the region. However, another pressing concern is the weather conditions which compel the tournament to be moved to November when it...

World’s No 2 in Karting is first to win international medal for Sri Lanka

(Commonwealth Union)_At the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) World Motorsport Championship held in France last week, Sri Lanka’s fifteen year old Yevan David made history when he became the first Sri Lankan to win a medal at an international karting championship at this level.  Winning silver in the Senior Open Karting category at this championship considered the Olympics of Karting, David is now positioned as No 2 in the...

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan

Brisbane (Commonwealth Union)_With a lot to lose for both teams, today’s intense match between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan had the fans on their toes until Sri Lanka secured victory, moving to the third rank in the group 1 standings, while Afghanistan is officially headed towards elimination. After a little dormancy in the previous games, Wanindu Hasaranga was back with his power packed performance, casting a 3 for 13 wicket spell...

Australia vs Ireland

(Commonwealth Union)_Isn’t it a treat to watch Australia take over the field. I must say, they always put up an exciting game of cricket, and with Ireland’s recent records, there was much anticipation for this game. Despite having a slow start, Australia sealed victory at The Gabba, defeating Ireland by 42 runs. Ireland went into their bowling attack with expertise; Barry McCarthy dismissed David Warner in the third innings before...

Indian women cricketers to receive same compensation as male cricketers

Mumbai (Commonwealth Union)_The Secretary of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary, Jay Shah, recently confirmed that the Indian female cricketers will receive the same compensation as the male cricketers do. As such, they will now earn 15 lakh INR for a test series, 6 lakh INR for ODI and and 3 lakh INR per T20 game in comparison to the flat 1 lakh that they currently...