Taken together, they can convey the feeling of a world convulsing — 150 Associated Press images from across 2022, showing the fragments that make up our lives and freezing in time the moments that somehow, these days, seem to pass faster than ever.
KANDY, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka completed its highest successful run chase ever at home to square the three-match ODI series against Afghanistan on Wednesday at the Pallekele International Stadium.
PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka (AP) — Heavy rain forced an early end Sunday to the second one-day international between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan at the start of the hosts' run chase.
Set a target of 229 runs to win at the Pallekele International Stadium, Sri Lanka had reached 10-0 in 2.4 overs when rain forced the players off.
KANDY, Sri Lanka (AP) — Opening batsman Ibrahim Zadran scored a fine 106 as Afghanistan defeated Sri Lanka by 60 runs in their opening one-day international at Pallekele International Stadium on Friday.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — In the midst of an investigation into Sri Lanka's deplorable antics at the T20 World Cup in Australia, Afghanistan was in country for three one-day internationals starting on Friday.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Sri Lankan government is being urged to drop charges against two protest leaders detained for more than three months following the anti-government demonstrations that engulfed the island nation earlier this year.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president on Monday proposed to more than double the country’s tax revenue as the island nation struggles to come out from its worst economic crisis.
Unsustainable debt, a severe balance of payment crisis on top of lingering scars of the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a severe shortage of essentials such as fuel, medicine and food, and the soaring prices have caused severe hardships to most Sri Lankans.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A fire early Thursday in a building housing foreign workers in the Maldives capital killed 10 people and injured another critically, police said.
Maldives police spokesman Yoonus Sobah said the fire broke out in the building after midnight.
In-form New Zealand returns to a happy hunting ground on Wednesday to meet a pace-packed, recharged Pakistan in the first of the Twenty20 World Cup semifinals.
New Zealand made a rollicking start to the Super 12 stage at the Sydney Cricket Ground last month when it thrashed host Australia by 89 runs, a win that avenged a defeat in last year's world T20 final and a margin that ultimately cost the defending champions a spot in the semifinals.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's navy said Monday that about 300 suspected migrants have been rescued by Singapore authorities after their boat started sinking.
Navy spokesperson Indika de Silva said a Sri Lankan citizen on the boat contacted the navy Monday and said they were in distress, and the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center in Colombo sought help from Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines.
SYDNEY (AP) — England advanced to the semifinals of the T20 World Cup and eliminated host Australia on net run-rate after its last over four-wicket win over Sri Lanka on Saturday.
New Zealand, England and Australia all finished with seven points from five matches in Group 1 but the Kiwis topped the group with a healthy net run-rate of 2.113.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 45-year-old female Asian elephant was euthanized because of her deteriorating health from age-related problems, the San Diego Zoo announced Friday.
Devi had been undergoing therapy but her mobility had declined and wildlife care specialists “made the difficult decision" on Thursday to euthanize her, the zoo said in a Facebook posting.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Mohammad Nabi resigned as Afghanistan captain on Friday after his team exited the Twenty20 World Cup without a win.
The all-rounder said he would still be available as a player.
LONDON (AP) — Shehan Karunatilaka wrote his Booker Prize-winning novel “The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida” to give voice to Sri Lanka’s dead. He hoped the ghosts of the country’s bloody past could speak to its troubled present.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan police blocked more than a thousand protesters who were attempting to march to the capital's main railroad station on Wednesday to demand the release of two detained protest leaders and an end to a government crackdown on demonstrations against an economic crisis that has engulfed the island nation for months.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — England and Sri Lanka kept alive their semifinals hopes at the T20 World Cup with crucial wins on Tuesday.
England ended New Zealand's undefeated record by 20 runs.
SYDNEY (AP) — Glenn Phillips hit the second century of the Twenty20 World Cup to put New Zealand on course for a semi-final place with a comprehensive 65-run win over Sri Lanka at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Thousands of Sri Lankans marched in the capital on Thursday to urge the government to halt its crackdown on protests against an unprecedented economic crisis that has engulfed the Indian Ocean nation for months.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment on Friday that trims the powers of the president, a key demand of protesters who are seeking political reforms and solutions to the country’s economic crisis.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan lawmakers began debating a proposed constitutional amendment on Thursday that would trim the powers of the president, a key demand of protesters who are seeking political reforms and solutions to the country’s dire economic crisis.
GEELONG, Australia (AP) — Former champion Sri Lanka rebounded from an upset opening loss by thrashing the United Arab Emirates and boosting its hopes of advancing at the Twenty20 World Cup on Tuesday.
HOBART, Australia (AP) — Scotland beat two-time champion West Indies by 42 runs Monday in the second big upset in two days at the Twenty20 Cricket World Cup after Namibia’s win over Sri Lanka.
George Munsey scored an unbeaten 66 from 53 deliveries to lift Scotland to 160 for five after being sent in to bat in overcast conditions at Hobart.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — An international human rights group is urging Sri Lanka's government to withdraw draft legislation that would create military-run rehabilitation centers, saying it would give authorities broad powers to detain people without charge and place them at risk of abuse.
GEELONG, Australia (AP) — Namibia has beaten former champions Sri Lanka in a huge upset on the opening day of the qualifying tournament for the Twenty20 World Cup.
The African nation secured a 55-run win over Sri Lanka after the 2014 champions won the toss and elected to field.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities have stepped up a search for a navy boat that went missing a month ago along with six sailors while patrolling in the Indian Ocean off the island nation, a navy spokesman said on Saturday.
SYLHET, Bangladesh (AP) — Opener Smriti Mandhana struck a brilliant 25 ball-51 not out as India clinched the T20 Women’s Asia Cup, routing Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the final on Saturday.
Sri Lanka’s decision to bat first backfired as it put up 65-9 with just two batters reaching double digits.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — West Indies is the only team to win the Twenty20 World Cup twice, and 2014 champion Sri Lanka is the only three-time finalist in the championship for international cricket’s shortest format.
Inexperience in Australia’s sometimes hostile cricket conditions isn’t likely to unnerve an Afghan team that is all too familiar with having to overcome adversity.
With its highly-rated assembly of spinners led by Rashid Khan and a fast improving group of pace bowlers, Afghanistan has the ability to surprise the more experienced teams at the Twenty20 World Cup.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan fast bowler Shaheen Afridi has recovered from a knee injury and will join the team in Australia this weekend for the T20 World Cup.
Afridi has been sidelined from international cricket since July after injuring his knee during a test match against Sri Lanka.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s president said Thursday his government has started debt restructuring discussions with China, an important step toward finalizing an International Monetary Fund rescue of the island nation from a severe economic crisis.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — International creditors should provide debt relief to Sri Lanka to alleviate suffering as its people endure hunger, worsening poverty and shortages of basic supplies, Amnesty International said in a statement Wednesday.
NEW DELHI, India (AP) — The queues outside petrol pumps in Sri Lanka have lessened, but not the anxiety.
Asanka Sampath, a 43-year-old factory clerk, is forever vigilant. He checks his phone for messages, walks past the pump, and browses social media to see if fuel has arrived.
BANGKOK (AP) — A Chinese scientific ship bristling with surveillance equipment docked in a Sri Lankan port. Hundreds of fishing boats anchored for months at a time among disputed islands in the South China Sea.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Standing in line to try to buy food, Rekha Begum is distraught. Like many others in Bangladesh, she is struggling to find affordable daily essentials like rice, lentils and onions.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Oval in London will host the world test championship final next year.
Lord’s will host the final in 2025, the International Cricket Council added on Wednesday.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An unofficial tribunal organized by a group of media freedom organizations declared Mexico, Sri Lanka and Syria guilty of violating international humanitarian law for failing to protect journalists.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Experienced pacers Dushmantha Chameera and Lahiru Kumara were included in Sri Lanka's squad for the T20 World Cup on Friday.
The bowlers missed the recent Asia Cup due to injury.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan court issued a summons on Friday ordering an ex-president to appear in a case alleging he failed to prevent suicide bomb attacks in 2019 that killed nearly 270 people.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Injured Fakhar Zaman missed out on Pakistan’s squad for the T20 World Cup and was replaced by uncapped Shan Masood on Thursday.
Fakhar damaged his knee while fielding during the Asia Cup final last Sunday against Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates, and will also miss the seven-match T20 home series against England starting next week.
ST JOHN’S, Antigua (AP) — Opening batter Evin Lewis has been recalled for the first time since the 2021 Twenty20 World Cup and two uncapped players have been selected in the West Indies squad for this year's edition in Australia.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh left experienced batter Mahmudullah out of the team's 15-member squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia.
Bangladesh's most capped player and highest run-getter in the format doesn’t fit into the one-year plan set by technical consultant Sridharan Sriram, said chief selector Minhajul Abedin.
LONDON (AP) — England's coaching group will have a distinctly Australian feel at the Twenty20 World Cup taking place Down Under next month.
Already led by an Australian in head coach Matthew Mott, England has also hired two more people from Down Under — its former fast-bowling coach, David Saker, and ex-international batter Michael Hussey — to be part of the backroom team for the tournament.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel returned to the Indian team for next month’s T20 World Cup in Australia after missing the Asia Cup because of injuries.
In the absence of Bumrah and Patel, India failed to qualify for the Asia Cup final after losing to eventual finalists Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the Super 4 stage.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Sri Lanka’s inexperienced cricket team overcame a poor start with bat and ball to put on an impressive all-round show Sunday and win the Asia Cup for the sixth time with a 23-run victory over Pakistan.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A visiting U.S. diplomat on Sunday urged Sri Lankan authorities to tackle corruption and introduce governance reforms alongside efforts to uplift the country's economy as a way out of its worst crisis in recent memory.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The United States on Saturday announced $40 million in aid to buy fertilizer and other key agricultural inputs in time for the next cultivation season in crisis-hit Sri Lanka.
CAIRNS, Australia (AP) — Australia captain Aaron Finch says he's retiring from one-day international cricket effective Sunday after the team plays New Zealand in the third and final ODI.
A recent run of poor form has seen the 35-year-old Finch average just 3.7 runs, including three ducks, since scoring 62 runs against Sri Lanka in an ODI in June.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Sri Lanka choked Pakistan through its spinners then opening batter Pathum Nissanka hit an unbeaten half-century to set up a five-wicket win in the Asia Cup on Friday.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Virat Kohli recorded his first international hundred in nearly three years as India bowed out of the Asia Cup with a massive 101-run win over Afghanistan on Thursday.