Sri Lanka puts No 1 T20I position on the line

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Sri Lanka will begin a two-match T20I series against host Bangladesh from 12 February in Chittagong by putting its number one position on the Reliance ICC T20I Team Rankings Tableon the line. Sri Lanka enters the series as the number-one ranked side with 129 ratings points, leading 10th ranked Bangladesh by 57 ratings points. Only eight ratings points separate the top four sides, with India (123 points), South Africa (123 points) and Pakistan (121 points) close on the heels of the number-one ranked side. As such, because the rankings are weighted to reflect this difference, Sri Lanka will lose its top position if it loses both matches in the series. In such a scenario, Sri Lanka will drop nine ratings points and… Read More →

Nathan McCullum stars in last-ball win

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New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by four wickets in the rain-truncated second One-Day International in Hambantota on Tuesday (November 12) thanks to Nathan McCullum’s late heroics. New Zealand was set a revised and fairly steep Duckworth-Lewis target of 198 in 23 overs, but McCullum smashed 25 runs in the final over off Rangana Herath to steer New Zealand home with an unbeaten nine-ball 32. New Zealand’s reply had begun on the wrong foot when Nuwan Kulasekara dismissed Anton Devcich and Rob Nicol off successive balls in the second over. Both batsmen were caught behind, while Kumar Sangakkara, the wicketkeeper, also stumped Grant Elliott off Sachithra Senanayake to reduce New Zealand to 34 for 3. However, Tom Latham and Luke Ronchi… Read More →

Rain plays spoilsport in Hambantota

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Heavy rain forced the first One-Day International between New Zealand and Sri Lanka to be abandoned in Hambantota on Sunday (November 10), cutting short an impressive display by Sri Lanka. New Zealand was 13 for 1 from 4.2 overs in reply to Sri Lanka’s 288 for 9, when play was called off. Earlier in the day, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara and Angelo Mathews all hit half-centuries to give Sri Lanka a formidable total. Kyle Mills, the New Zealand captain, gave his team an electrifying start after winning the toss and electing to field, when he trapped Dimuth Karunaratne lbw with the first delivery of the innings. Dilshan and Sangakkara, however, steadied the innings with a second-wicket partnership of 137. Sangakkara… Read More →

New Zeland Tour of Sri Lanka 2013 – Ticket Prices

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Hambantota (ODIs D/N) 10th & 12th Dambulla (ODI – Day) 16th Kandy (T20Is) 19th & 21st Corporate Box Level 3 – Rs 750 Corporate Box Level 4 – Rs 1500 Grandstand Level 2 Corporate Box – Rs 1500 Corporate Box Level 5 – Rs 500 Grandstand Level 3 – Rs 750 Grandstand Top Level Corporate Box – Rs 1000 Grandstand Level  5 – Rs 300 Grandstand Level 5 – Rs 500 Grandstand Top Level  A – Rs 500 Grandstand Level  1 – Rs 200 Block A & B – Rs 200 A Lower – Rs 300 Grandstand Level  7 – Rs 400 Block C,D,E,F,H – Rs 100 B Lower – Rs 300 East & West Seating – Rs 100 Sigiriya… Read More →

New Zealand Tour of Sri Lanka 2013 – Tour Schedule

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Date and Time Match Details and Series Sun, Nov 10th 1st ODI - Sri Lanka vs New Zealand MRICS – Hambantota Tue, Nov 12th 2nd ODI - Sri Lanka vs New Zealand MRICS – Hambantota Sat, Nov 16th 3rd  ODI - Sri Lanka vs New Zealand RDICS, Dambulla Tue, Nov 19th 1st T20I - Sri Lanka vs New Zealand PICS, Kandy Thu, Nov 21st 2nd  T20I - Sri Lanka vs New Zealand PICS, Kandy Click here for ONLINE TICKETS

Mills to captain New Zealand in Sri Lanka

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Experienced pace bowler Kyle Mills will captain the New Zealand for their tour of Sri Lanka following the return of the injured Kane Williamson. The Auckland Aces 34-year-old will captain his country for the first time during the three One Day Internationals and two Twenty20 matches starting on 10 November in Hambantota. Mills has played 153 ODIs for New Zealand and is a key member of the New Zealand leadership group. New Zealand Cricket General Manager National Selection Bruce Edgar says Rob Nicol will replace Williamson in the squad, while his Canterbury Wizards team-mate Andrew Ellis has been called up due to a back injury to Otago bowler Ian Butler. “It’s disappointing that Ian’s back didn’t settle in time for the… Read More →

McCullum, Taylor to miss SL tour

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New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum and batsman Ross Taylor will miss the limited-overs tour to Sri Lanka, which starts on November 10, in order to prepare for the home series against West Indies. Luke Ronchi and Ian Butler will join the New Zealand squad in Sri Lanka, while Kane Williamson will captain the team in McCullum’s absence.   New Zealand ODI and Twenty20 squad for Sri Lanka tour: Kane Williamson – Northern Knights (captain) Corey Anderson – Northern Knights Ian Butler – Otago Volts Anton Devcich – Northern Knights Grant Elliott – Wellington Firebirds Tom Latham – Canterbury Wizards Mitchell McClenaghan – Auckland Aces Nathan McCullum – Otago Volts Kyle Mills – Auckland Aces Adam Milne – Central Stags Colin Munro –… Read More →

Under 23 Division III Tournament – Fixtures

W /Province North (A): Malay CC, University of Colombo, Peterson SC, Old Cambrian CC, Nugegoda S & WC, Weera SC W / Province South (B): Cruseders SC, Kalutara PCC, Badureliya CC, Matugama CC, Nomads SC, Seevali SC Southern Province ( C): United Southern SC, Amblangoda Rio SC, Gesto CC, Old Servation SC, Matara SC, Hambantota CC Central Province (D): Old Thomian – Matale, Matale CC, Tri Youth SC, Old Marian SC, Uva Province, Customs CC North Central Province (E): Xavirites CC, Narammala SC, Samagi SC, Rajarata SC, North & East combined, Singha SC  – Kegalle Date Host Opponent Venue 28 Sep 20013 Malay CC Weera SC Malay   Nugegoda S & W.C. University of Colombo Panagoda   Peterson SC Old… Read More →

South Africa seals series with 22-run win

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South Africa sealed a 22-run win over Sri Lanka in the second Twenty20 International in Hambantota on Sunday (August 4), with an all-round show, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. JP Duminy hit 30 off 23 balls and David Miller provided the fireworks with an aggressive 21-ball 36 as South Africa reached 145 for 6 after electing to take first strike in the day-night match under windy conditions. Lonwabo Tsotsobe and Morne Morkel then claimed two wickets each as Sri Lanka, the world’s top-ranked T20 side, was restricted to 123 for 7 by an impressive South African fielding display. Kumar Sangakkara played a lone hand for Sri Lanka with an attractive 39 off 35 balls, but he… Read More →

Duminy powers South Africa to 12-run win

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South Africa put its campaign in Sri Lanka back on track when it won the first of the three Twenty20 Internationals by 12 runs in Colombo on Friday (August 2) evening, having lost the One-Day International series 4-1 earlier. The hero for the South Africans was JP Duminy, who top scored with 51 in 52 balls out of a modest total of 115 for 6 after Faf du Plessis had won the toss, and then took three Sri Lankan wickets as Sri Lanka was restricted to 103 for 9, despite a strong counter-attack from Kumar Sangakkara. Sachithra Senanayake was brilliant for Sri Lanka early on as his figures read 3-0-8-3, the scalps being those of Henry Davids, Quinton de Kock… Read More →

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2013

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce, that South Africa will arrive tomorrow (Monday) in Sri Lanka on a 5 ODI & 3 T20 matches to be played from the 20th of July 2013 onwards. The world famous Proteas will go all out to beat the Lions in their homeland and it will be  explosive cricket all around in the next few weeks. South Africa who first came to Sri Lanka in 1993 under the captaincy of Kepler Wessels, are on their 3rd tour of Sri Lanka. Proteas will play in Colombo, Kandy & move on to Hambantota for the final two T20 matches on this tour. the full schedule is attached herewith. Sri Lankan cricket fans will see their hero’s take the field for… Read More →

Corporate Boxes – South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2013

  Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that for the forthcoming South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, it has decided to make available the Corporate Boxes in all Kettarama, Pallekelle & Hambantota stadiums. Given below are the list of same and the relevant prices. Corporate Boxes – Colombo ,Kandy & Hambanthota Colombo - Block A Upper / North Sight Screen Block A (Upper) 13 boxes – 30 seaters A/C with Balcony – ODI price Rs. 45,000 (per match basis) T20 price Rs. 30,000 (Per match basis) North Sight Screen (Level 4) 6 boxes – all boxes are A/C without balcony subject to per match basis ODI Price 50 Seater Rs. 100,000, 53 seater Rs. 106,000, 56 seater Rs. 112,000, & 59 seater Rs…. Read More →

Grounds

R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium Also or formerly known as: Khettarama Stadium (until June 1994) Established: 1986 Named after: Former president Ranasinghe Premadasa Capacity: 30,000 Floodlights: Yes End Names: Khettarama End, Maligawatte End R. Premadasa Stadium is a cricket stadium situated on Khettarama Road, Maligawatta, Colombo, Sri Lanka. The stadium was, prior to June 1994, known as the Khettarama Cricket Stadium and is today one of the main venues in which the Sri Lankan cricket team play, having hosted more than 100 one day international matches. It was also the stadium were the highest test score was scored for multiple sports activities. The R. Premadasa International Stadium (known prior to June 1994 as the Khetterama Cricket Stadium, after the area of Colombo it… Read More →

SLC Talent Search/Coach Education/MIC Program Conducted in Southern Province – Galle

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Talent Search Program (age group) SLC National Coaching Department on the 21st of May 2013 conducted an Cricket ’Talent Search’ program at the Galle International Cricket Stadium. The main objective of this exercise was to search for young talent at age group level. The training program was attended by over (70) Cricketers from the ages of (14) to (19) years old. The Cricketers represented districts such as Galle, Matara & Hambantota. SLC over the years have had many Cricketers from the Southern Province who have represented the Country & still to date SLC keeps a close watchful eye in this part of the Country from where Cricketers show great promise & eventually the most talented go on to don the National cap one day. Cricketers who attended the program were from… Read More →