Introduction to Nic Pothas – Sri Lanka National Team Fielding Coach


Sri Lanka’s most successful fast bowler Chaminda Vaas will be back with Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) Coaching Staff, revealed SLC President Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala today. Vaas will be Sri Lanka Cricket’s Lead Fast Bowling Coach. President stated that, Vaas will be handed the responsibilities of training Sri Lanka’s fast bowling squad which will comprise fast bowlers coming through District, Provincial and Developments Squads. “We have requested Vaas to start working with us from the end of this month” said President of SLC.

Indoor Cricket Facilities at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium to be declared open

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Sri Lanka Cricket is delighted to announce the opening of the largest Indoor Cricket Centre in Sri Lanka at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium during the Sri Lanka – Australia Cricket Series 2016. Five strips Sri Lanka Cricket would like to emphasise that the construction of the same has now been undertaken by the Central Province Cricket Association under the supervision of SLC at a huge saving of Rs.50 million with SLC gaining additional facilities including two playing strips. The new Centre will be equipped with latest technologies with high-tech cameras and longest run up laid with Tufted Turf for player comfort and to reduce impact. ICC Chief Executive impressed On an invitation extended by the Chief Executive Officer SLC, Mr…. Read More →

Simon Willis appointed High Performance Manager


Kent Cricket high performance director Simon Willis has been appointed high performance manager at Sri Lanka Cricket. The wicketkeeper-batsman will take up his appointment overlooking the National Academy from the 1st of June 2016. Speaking about the appointment, the 42 year old Englishman says “I am very grateful to Sri Lanka Cricket for offering me this exciting new opportunity … I see it as an exciting time to get involved with Sri Lanka Cricket and I am looking forward to seeing what we can achieve together” The appointment of a High Performance Manager is just one of the progressive strides taken by SLC in consultation with the newly appointed Cricket Advisory Committee. Sri Lanka Cricket has focused on high performance… Read More →

SLC provides Cricket Gear to Schools


The distribution ceremony of Cricket Balls and Mattings to cricket playing Schools identified by Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association was held at the Ministry of Sports premises today, with the participation of  Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara, Minister of Sports together with Hony. Secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket  Mr. Mohan de Silva. 35 Schools  were recipients of Cricket Mattings and 4000 Grays Cricket Balls were distributed to 178 Schools in the Under 19 – Division 1, 2 and 3 Speaking at the event,  Hony. Secretary of SLC Mr. Mohan de Silva stated that “Due to numerous requests from Clubs and Schools in the country to construct Side Wickets in their respective areas, SLC has taken a decision to re-evaluate all requests in… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket Elite Championship 2016 – Media Briefing


VIDEO SLIDESHOW PHOTOS   Match No Date Team Team Time   Venue 1 26th Jan Colombo Kandy Morning 1.30 pm RPICS 2   Kurunegala Galle Evening 6.00 pm RPICS 3 27th Jan Colombo Kurunegala Morning 1.30 pm   4   Kandy Hambantota Evening 6.00 pm   28th Jan — REST DAY — 5 29th Jan Galle Colombo Morning 1.30 pm RPICS 6   Hambantota Kurunegala Evening 6.00 pm RPICS 7 30th Jan Kandy Galle Morning 1.30 pm RPICS 8   Hambantota Colombo Evening 6.00 pm RPICS 31st Jan — REST DAY — 9 1st Feb Kurunegala Kandy Morning 1.30 pm RPICS 10   Galle Hambantota Evening 6.00 pm RPICS 2nd Feb — REST DAY — 11 3rd Feb Semi Final… Read More →

Laying of Foundation Stone for Indoor Cricket Building in Pallekele

Laying of foundation stone for indoor cricket building in pallekele

The foundation stone laying ceremony of the Indoor Cricket building in Pallekele, Kandy was held today. Sports Minister Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara, Central Province Chief Minister Hon. Sarath Ekanayake, Member of Parliament Keheliya Rambukwella, Sidath Wettimuny Chairman-SLC Interim Committee were present at the ceremony. Giving the outstation cricketers the best facilities possible to reach their potential is the vision of Chairman Sidath Wettimuny. This is the second such facility to commence the 1st being R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The 3rd facility will be at Dambulla said Chairman of SLC.

SLC provides 24 Schools with Turf Covers


Media Release The distribution ceremony of 24 Turf covers to Division 1 & 2 cricket playing Schools was held at Sri Lanka Cricket premise recently, with the participation of the representatives of the beneficiary schools. Chairman Sri Lanka Cricket Sidath Wettimuny, Secretary Schools Cricket Association Mr.Dilshan de Silva, Cheif Executive Officer SLC Ashley de Silva, Head of Cricket Operations SLC Carlton Bernardus were present to distribute the Turf Covers to the schools nominated by Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association. Speaking at the event Chairman SLC Sidath Wettimuny said that “Due to non availability of Turf pitch covers, most of the Under 19 cricket matches were affected during the rainy season in the past. No sooner SLSCA & SLC were informed… Read More →

Sri Lanka Development Squad for Moin-Ud-Dowlah Gold Cup – Hyderabad, India

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Sri Lanka Development squad will be touring India from 01st September till 17th September 2015 for the Moin-Ud-Dowla Gold Cup Cricket tournament which will be held in Hydrebad, India. The objective and aim of this tour is to prepare a strong team in readiness for the next World Cup which is to be held in England in 2019. The Sri Lanka Development squad will leave on 01st September on flight 9W 255 at 06.10 hrs for the above tour. Sri Lanka Development Squad Kusal Mendis Sadeera Samarawickrama Minodh Bhanuka Milinda Siriwardena (Captain) Anjelo Jayasinghe Lihiru Milantha Romesh Buddhika Lasith Abeyratne Kasun Rajitha Nisala Tharaka Vishwa Fernando Lahiru Madushanka Jeffrey Vandersay Amila Aponso Akhila Dananjaya

ICC Assessor at SLC ‘Level 2 Cricket Coaching Course’


Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket Coaching Department’s request to the International Cricket Council (ICC) seeking International recognition for the home developed ‘Level 2 Cricket Coaching Course’ was accommodated when the ICC decided to send one of their nominated staff as an observer during the delivery of a said Course which is to be conducted in June 2015. The Education Unit of SLC Coaching Department made this application a few months ago to the ICC seeking its endorsement & classification to the existing SLC’ Level 2 Cricket Coaching Course syllabus which was developed by our own local Coaching staff who are currently assigned & working at the SLC National Coaching Department in Kettarama. The application made if successful in obtaining this… Read More →

ICC elite umpire Kumar Dharmasena holds workshop


Media Release Kumar Dharmasena recently held a workshop for the Level I / II domestic umpires at the SLC headquarters. The ICC Elite Umpire took time to educate the umpires on the topics of  Preparation before a match,  Concentration , Improving your focus through routines, Practice makes Perfect,  Positive personal belief, Anticipate challenge, Staying calm under pressure, and overcoming set backs. Kumar also answered questions that were put forward by the participants to improve in their umpiring. The session was initiated by the Chairman Interim Committee Mr. Sidath Wettimuny.

SLC Clamps Down on Suspect Bowling Actions

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Media Release The International Cricket Council (ICC) introduced strict measures to International Cricket in the year 2014 in an effort to counter all bowlers who were believed to be having suspect bowling actions playing International Cricket. At this time SLC who have also be burdened with this same issue over the years locally also decided to clamp down on bowlers who were having an unfair advantage in delivering a ball in domestic Club & School Cricket in 2014/15. The SLC ‘Suspect Bowling Action Review Committee’ then introduced a set of protocols which monitored a bowlers action from first class Cricket to grass root level throughout the Country.The umpires who officiate in matches were informed to keep an close eye on… Read More →