Australian expertise a boost to Sri Lankan coaches

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A cricket workshop for national and club coaches to impart knowledge to local cricketers on the finer points in fast bowling and spin bowling was conducted  with Australian expertise last week at the indoor complex of the R. Premadasa Stadium at Khettarama.  Performance Psychologist Dr Phil Jauncey, spin bowling coach Peter Sleep fast and bowling consultant Tim McCaskil conducted the program. Dr. Jauncey, one of Australia’s foremost Performance Psychologist’s dealt on the importance of acting on a positive mind set, and Peter Sleep on the finer points of spin bowling bordering on delivery and variation while McCaskil elaborated on the fine art of fast bowling. The trio demonstrated and used video footages to drive home their message to the local… Read More →

ශ්‍රී ලංකා පන්දු යවන්නන්ට ඕස්ට්‍රේලියා පුහුණුකරුවන්ගේ සහාය

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ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ වේගපන්දු යවන්නන් හා දග පන්දු යවන්නන්ට ක්‍රීඩා මනෝවිද්‍යාව උපයෝගී කරගෙන සාර්ථක පන්දු යවන්නන් වී මේ අවස්ථාව උදාකර දීම සඳහා ඕස්ට්‍රේලියානු ක්‍රීඩා මනෝවිද්‍යාඥයන් තිදෙනෙකු ශ්‍රී ලංකා පන්දු යවන්නන් පුහුණුකිරීමේ වැඩමුළුවක් නොබෝදා මාලිගාවත්ත ආර්. ප්‍රේමදාස ක්‍රීඩාංගණ සංකීර්ණයේදී පැවැත්වීය. ඕස්ට්‍රේලියාවේ ක්‍රීඩා මනෝවිද්‍යාඥයන් වන ආචාර්ය ෆිල් ජොන්සි, පීටර් ස්ලීප් ඕස්ට්‍රේලියා වික්ටෝරියා ක්‍රිකට් අධිතාක්ෂණ මධ්‍යස්ථාන කළමනාකරු ටිම් මැකස්කිල් මේ වැඩමුළුවේදී වේගපන්දු යැවීමේදී පන්දුව පතිත කිරීම දෝලනය හා වේගය පාලනය කිරීම පිළිබඳවත් දගපන්දු යවන්නන් පන්දුව පිට හා දගපන්දු දග කැවීම හා පතිත කිරීම ක්‍රියාවෙන් සහ වීඩියෝ දර්ශන මහින්ද විග්‍රහ කරනු ලැබීය. ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ප්‍රධන ක්‍රිකට් පන්දු යැවීමේ පුහුණුකරුවන් අන්තර් සමාජ පුහුණුකරුවන් හතලිස් දෙනෙකු (40) මේ වැඩමුළුවට එක්ව සිටියහ.  ජාතික කණ්ඩායමේ ප්‍රධන පුහුණුකරු චන්දික හතුරුසිංහ වේගපන්දු යැවීමේ පුහුණුකරු රුමේෂ් රත්නායක දගපන්දු පුහුණුකරු පියල් විජේතුංග හිටපු ක්‍රිකට්… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket raise wages of national players, following a strong financial year

Some of the players who recieved new contracts posing for a photograph with SLC President and officials

22nd May, 2018 Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket raised the wages of national players by 34-pct for the period of 2018/19, following strong results achieved during the concluded financial year. Apart from the pay raise, the 33 contracted players will also be given a raise in match fees covering all match formats. “Since, Sri Lanka Cricket has made good financial gains during the concluded financial year, we thought it is appropriate to give a pay raise for the players, as they are making a major contribution towards the growth of Sri Lanka Cricket” said SLC President Thilanga Sumathipala. The contracts were offered under categories of A, B, C, D & Premier. Accordingly, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket hires a spin and a fast bowling consultant

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10th May, 2018 Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the hiring of Peter Sleep and Timothy McCaskill to work with the national players to enhance their skill levels. The duo will start working with the preliminary squad, who will undergo training in Pallekele for a two week period, starting from 09th May, 2018 in view of the upcoming West Indies tour. Peter Sleep, the former Australian leg Spinner will work with the spinners, while Cricket Victoria’s High Performance Manager; Timothy McCaskill will work with the squad’s fast bowling unit. Both were hired as short-term consultants, under the recommendation of Head Coach Chandika Hathurusinghe. Sleep will work with the squad for 15 days, while Mc Caskill will work for 10 days. Mc Caskill… Read More →

ලෝකයම ගරු කරන අපේ ක්‍රිකට් අනන්‍යතාවය දැන් නැවත දකින්න පුළුවන් – ක්‍රිකට් සභාපති

Sri Lanka Team back from Bangladesh

“ශ්‍රී ලාංකිකයන්ටම ආවේණික වූ ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩා විලාශයක් අතීතයේ සිටම අපසතුයි.  ලොව අපට ගරු කරන්නේ මේ ක්‍රීඩා රටාවටයි.  වත්මන් ක්‍රිකට් කණ්ඩායම මේ තත්ත්වයට ළගාවි සිටීම සතුටට කරුණකැයි ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් ආයතනයේ සභාපති තිලංග සුමතිපාල මහතා ප්‍රකාශ කරයි.  සුමතිපාල මහතා එසේ පැවසුවේ බංග්ලාදේශයේ ක්‍රිකට් සංචාරය සාර්ථකව නිම කර ආපසු සියරට පැමිණි ශ්‍රී ලංකා කණ්ඩායම පිළිගැනීම සඳහා ක්‍රිකට් ආයතනයේ පැවැති උත්සව සභාව අමතමිනි.” “ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩාව ශ්‍රී ලාංකිකයන්ගේ සිතටත් ගතටත් ඉතාම සමීප සැවොම ළැදි ක්‍රීඩාවක්.  මහජනතාවගේ අපේක්ෂාව වූයේ සම්පූර්ණ ප්‍රතිසංවිධානයකින් ක්‍රීඩකයන්ගේ සහජ දක්ෂතා ඔපමට්ටම් කරගෙන දක්ෂ කණ්ඩායමක් බිහිවනවා දැකීමයි.   මේ සඳහා පසුගිය දිනවල අපගත් ක්‍රියාමාර්ගයන්හි ප්‍රතිඵල දැන් ඵල ගැන්වෙනවා.  චන්දික හතුරුසිංහ, තිලාන් සමරවීර හා රුමේෂ් රත්නායක පුහුණුකරුවන් ලෙස පත්කිරීමෙන් පසු කණ්ඩායම අද විශාල ප්‍රගතියක් ලබා ඇතැයි ද සුමතිපාල මහතා ප්‍රකාශ කළේය.” රංගන හේරත්ට ලොව… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket Awards Domestic Cricket Contracts for 104 Players

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Media Release 14th February, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket today handed over annual domestic contracts for 104 players, a move to encourage talented cricketers to continue playing the game thus ensuring that the domestic cricketing structure remains strong. Accordingly, players who took part in the Major Tournament 2016/2017 and the Under 19 players, who represented Sri Lanka in the concluded Asia Cup and the World Cup were handed over contracts, during a special ceremony, held at the Duncan White Auditorium of the Ministry of Sports, with the Minister of Sports Honorable Dayasiri Jayasekera, taking part as the Chief Guest, while Honorable Thilanga Sumathipala, President of SLC was present during the occasion. 20 first class players who performed at the highest level… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket to inculcate a culture of sound nutrition and fitness regime among domestic cricketers

Sri Lanka Cricket to inculcate a culture of sound nutrition and fitness regime among domestic cricketers

Media Release 01st February, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket is focusing on inculcating a culture of a sound nutrition and fitness regime across the first class and emerging cricket players in Sri Lanka, in order to produce cricketers, who can consistently perform at the highest level of the game. Rob Chave, SLC’s Manager of Physical Performance who is operating from the High Performance Center in Kettarama says in order to realize the objective, SLC is currently working towards encouraging the Premier and Emerging Cricket Clubs in the country to adopt a squad and individual player focused fitness and nutrition regimes.  “This kind of a system will help to build a player with the right endurance, strength and body composition, which in-turn… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket to offer domestic player contracts for 103 First Class Cricketers

Media Release 24th January, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket will provide contracts to over 100 domestic cricket players with an investment of Rs. 85 million for the 2017/2018 season. Accordingly, 103 players who took part in the Major Tournament 2016/2017 has been listed to be given annual player contracts. The players were selected on the following criteria. 20 first class players who had performed at the highest level during the last season, 23 players under the emerging category to encourage them to perform well in the domestic tournaments, 29 players from the under 19 age group category, 14 former national players and 17 other players, who have represented Sri Lanka in the recent past, but were left out of the national… Read More →

SLC Cricket invest over Rs. 60 million to provide Ground Equipment for 14 Member Clubs

Some of the Ground Equipment handed over to the Clubs

Media Release 16th January, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket has invested Rs. 60 million to provide ‘Ground Equipment’ for 14 of its member clubs. The project, which is conducted by the National Development Center of Sri Lanka Cricket provided ground equipment for 9 Tier A clubs and 5 Tier B clubs. Among the items, that was distributed are Grass Cutters, Manual Rollers, Hand Rollers, Outfield Rollers, Outfield Gang Movers, Manual Spike Rollers, Hand Tractors, Nylon Boundary Ropes and Turf Cutters. SSC, Bloomfield, CCC, NCC, Tamil Union, Chilaw Marians, Moors, Colts and Army of the Tier A and BRC, Navy, Police, Air force and Panadura Sports Clubs, which are Tier B Clubs, received the ground equipment. Five clubs, namely, SSC, NCC, Bloomfield,… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket is well towards achieving the twin goals of sporting and financial success

SLC President Thilanga Sumathipala addressing the employees of SLC at the commencement of work for the new year

Media Release  8th January, 2018 President of Sri Lanka Cricket Thilanga Sumathipala says Sri Lanka Cricket is in the right direction towards achieving the twin goals of sporting and financial success. Addressing the employees of Sri Lanka Cricket, while commencing work for the year 2018 at the SLC, Mr. Thilanga Sumathipala said within two years of his election, he along with the SLC employees was able to turnaround Sri Lanka Cricket’s financial position from poor to strong.  “When we took over two years ago, SLC was indebted for a sum of Rs. 5 billion and we were in a quandary as to how we are going to turn around SLC, now, after two years, I am happy to say we… Read More →

SLC Extraordinary General Meeting – 07/01/2018

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Media Release 07th January, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket’s General Membership at an Extraordinary General Meeting held this morning at the SLC Special Marquee, (07th January, 2017) unanimously resolved as follows: >To adopt the proposed amendments to the Constitution of Sri Lanka Cricket made in accordance with the regulations imposed by the Minister of Sports under section 41 read with section 31 of the Sports Law, No 25 of 1973 by the Gazette Notification No 2006/13 of 2017.02.13 and Gazette Notification No 2017/41 of 2017.05.05 and such other amendments. >To Elect, uncontested, Air Commodore Roshan Biyanwela as the Hony. Secretary of SLC. >To ratify the Code of Tournament Rules, Playing Conditions and Domestic Tournament Structure approved by the Executive Committee of… Read More →

Dr. Phil Jauncey starts working with SL Cricketers

Dr. Phil Jauncey conducting his first session with the players, while Head Coach Chandika Hathurusingha looks on

Media Release  04th January, 2018 Dr. Phil Jauncey, the Australian based performance psychologist, who was invited by Sri Lanka Cricket to help raise the performance levels of the national cricket team, started his stint with the Lankan team on Wednesday, 03rd January, 2018 at the SLC headquarters. “We invited Jauncey to work with us at the request of our New Head Coach Chandika Hathurusingha, who wanted us to bring him here to work with our players,” Said Thilanga Sumathipala, President of Sri Lanka Cricket. Accordingly, the performance psychologist is currently working with the Sri Lankan national side, where he will focus on identifying the personality traits of each player, the best communication and learning method suited for each player and also… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket sponsors the Sri Lanka Blind Cricket team to the World Cup

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Media Release  2nd January, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket sponsored the Sri Lanka Blind Cricket team that will participate in the 5th edition of the 40-over Blind Cricket World Cup, scheduled to take place from 09th to 22nd January 2018 in UAE and Lahore. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) sponsorship package of Rs. 1.1 million covers cricket equipment and air travel of the 17-member squad and 3 officials that will take wing to Dubai on January 6. The SLC also provided the 40-over Blind Cricket World Cup team with side wickets of the NCC, Center wickets of the Surrey Maggona and also a coach to conduct practices targeting the world cup. In addition to this sponsorship, The SLC also sponsored the team’s… Read More →

ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ක්‍රිකට් දෙවැනි වන්නේ ආගමට පමණයි – ක්‍රීඩා ඇමති

Sri Lanka's newly-appointed cricket head coach Chandika Hathurusingha (L) and Cricket President Thilanga Sumathipala speak during a press conference in Colombo on December 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ISHARA S. KODIKARA

ශ්‍රී ලංකා වාසීන්ට ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩාව දෙවැනි වන්නේ තම ආගමට පමණයි. ඒ තරමටම ශ්‍රී ලාංකිකයන් ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩාවට කැමතියි.  ආදරෙයි.  රටවැසියා බලාපොරොත්තු වන්නේ ක්‍රිකට් ජයග්‍රහණයි.  මොන ක්‍රීඩාව දියුණු උනත් කොයි ක්‍රීඩාව ජයග්‍රහණ ලැබුවත් ජනතාවට ඒවා ගැන තැකීමක් නැහැ.  ඔවුනට අවශ්‍යවන්නේ ක්‍රිකට් ජයග්‍රහණය යැයි ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍ය දායසිරි ජයසේකර මහතා ප්‍රකාශ කරයි. මහජනතාව මෙතරම් ආදරයක් දක්වන මේ ක්‍රීඩාවෙන් අප ජයග්‍රහණයක් ලැබූ අවස්ථාවල මාධ්‍ය ඒවා එතරම් අගය කර සලකන්නේ නැහැ.  අප ඕස්ට්‍රේලියාව සමග දකුණු අප්‍රිකාව සමග තරගයක් දෙකක් නොව තරගාවලියන් ද ජයග්‍රහණය කර තිබෙනවා.  මෑතක දී ඉන්දියාවත් ප්‍රබල ලෙස එක්දින තරගයකින් පරාජය කළා.  ඒත් ඒවා ගැන අපේ මාධ්‍ය එතරම් උදම් අනන්නේ නෑ.  හැබැයි තරගයක් පැරදුනොත් “හපොයි අපේ ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩාව සම්පූර්ණයෙන්ම විනාශයි කියනවා.”  මේ තත්ත්වය වෙනස් කරගෙන අප යථාර්ථය මුහුණ දිය යුතු යැයි ද ක්‍රීඩා ඇමතිවරයා… Read More →