21st May 2017, Hambanthota; President SLC Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala and members of the Executive Committee today (21) undertook an inspection of the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium (MRICS) in Sooriyawewa, Hambanthota. The stadium which had fallen into a state of disrepair is to be renovated ahead of the Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka at the end of June this year, and will host 3 of five One Day International matches of the tour. A comprehensive assessment of the Stadium and its facilities was undertaken by M/s Design Consultants (Pvt) Ltd, whose report was tabled at the Executive Committee of SLC. In careful consideration of the contents therein, SLC has decided to invest in the renovation of MRICS with a view… Read More →
The Coach Education Unit of Sri Lanka Cricket, Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association and Sports Science Unit of Sports Ministry jointly organized a Programme for the first time to educate cricket coaches on finer points of the game as well as other requirements that will help to mould a complete cricketer covering strength and coordination, basic, first aid, endurance, general theory of training, sports nutrition etc. The programme was held at the Trinity College Pavilion from May 7 to 9 and 85 cricket coaches from Kandy, Matale, Nuwara-eliya, and Badulla attended. The three-day programme was headed by Heshan de Mel, Head of the Coach Education Unit of Sri Lanka cricket and Sajith Jayalal, the Director of Sports Science Department of… Read More →
The Provincial Centre Of Excellence – Kandy, the first of 4 such centres was declared open by the sports minister Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara and the SLC president Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala.
Colombo 8th May 2017, President Sri Lanka Cricket Hon.Thilanga Sumathipala yesterday (7) visited the District Cricket Associations of the Southern Province together with several members of the Executive Committee. The Executive members inspected the ground and infrastructure development currently underway at the Bandaragama Ground and engaged in discussions with the officials of the Kalutara District Cricket Association led by Mr. Priyantha Algama, the General Secretary prior to conducting a forum discussion with the membership. The President also visited the Matara District Cricket Association together with the President MDCA, Hon. Laksman Yapa Abeywardena, and engaged in discussions with officials with regards to the current and proposed developments for cricket in the Southern Province. Among the topics discussed was the establishment of… Read More →
Sri Lanka Cricket today (6) announced the opening of a newly completed 6 strip, state-of-theart, Indoor bowling facility at the Pallakelle International Cricket Stadium to coincide with the start of a six-day high intensity training and conditioning programme for the National squad ahead of the Champions Trophy 2017. The newly installed floodlights of the side-wickets too will be inaugurated on the 9th of May and the completion of the Indoor nets together with the Floodlighting of the side-wickets marks the completion of the first phase of SLC’s ambitious plans to establish 4 Provincial Centres of Excellence across the Nation to cater to Cricket from the grass root levels onward. The four centres have been identified as Colombo (R. Premadasa International… Read More →
Opening of refurbished nets – As part of the long term development plan for Cricket in the Island the SLC lead by president Thilanga Sumathipala opens refurbished Cricket nets in Ratnapura. Monarawila district office / grounds – Moving forward to strengthen and provide opportunity for players throughout the island SLC with the guidance of President Thilanga Sumathipala laid the foundation stone for the Monarawila District Office and commenced construction work on the Monarawila Cricket grounds.
Giving every outstanding cricketer a “just and fair” opportunity to represent Sri Lanka is the underlying theme of Sri Lanka Cricket’s ambitious National Development Plan for 2017. To achieve this, the current SLC administration strongly believes that the development of the provincial cricket infrastructure and proper stadium facilities will uplift the standards of the school and local club cricket. This had been ignored by the authorities for many years and a carefully designed plan is underway to remedy these challenges in a professional manner. Out of the two ear-marked projects for this year, special attention is given for the proposed Jaffna International Cricket Stadium. SLC President Thilanga Sumathipala along with the SLC officials embarked on a visit to Jaffna Peninsula,… Read More →
At an Emergency General Meeting of the membership of Sri Lanka Cricket held on Sunday (18) at the SLC Headquarters in Colombo 7. At the said EGM which was attended by over 60 member clubs, the membership unanimously ratified the proposed changes to the constitution of SLC which was adopted in 2003. The membership also considered and adopted the Audited Financial Statements for the period ending December 31st 2015. The meeting was attended by representation from 61 of 83 member Associations and Clubs counting for a 73% turnout of the membership. Resolution No.1 which was unanimously adopted by the membership.
Sri Lanka Cricket introduces new initiative aimed at boosting standards of cricket Sri Lanka Cricket announced today (29) that the man considered by many to be the best left-arm fast bowler of all time and an absolute legend in world cricket, Wasim Akram, would conduct a special workshop in Colombo on December 1st at the SSC. Pakistan’s King of Swing, and the man known to have complete mastery over swing and seam will arrive in Sri Lanka on the 29th at the invitation of President Sri Lanka Cricket, Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala MP and will grace Sri Lanka Cricket’s annual awards night on the 30th November as a Guest of Honour. Akram will launch SLC’s latest initiative in the development of… Read More →
SLC removes restrictions that see talent under-utilized Sri Lanka Cricket announced today (28) in a widely lauded move, that any players who have participated in the national tournaments during the current season will be eligible to play in higher tier tournaments during the same season, subject to the club represented at a lower tier not participating at the higher tier. The decision was made in consideration of circumstances whereby talented young players are forced to miss the tournaments due to employment obligations and the like, which have thus far rendered them ineligible to play at higher tiers. It was the consensus of the Executive Committee that such a waste of talent would only negatively impact the quality of Cricket in… Read More →
SLC invests in cutting edge technology to uplift standards of domestic Cricket. Reveals long term strategy to conquer the world arena. Rs. 264 Million invested in conducting the Premier Tournament 2016. Sri Lanka Cricket announced on this week that it has allocated impressive sum of Rs. 264 Million to conduct the Premier Tournaments of 2016 which will commence on the 25th of November. The tournament which consists of League Tournament, Limited Over Tournament and a T20 Tournament will field 24 teams divided into two tiers and will be played across 8/9 weeks ending in February 2017. In the League Tournament the Tier ‘A’ clubs will play a total of 84 three-day games in 2 groups in the first round and… Read More →
The first ever women’s training program in Badulla District was held on 26/10/2016. The program was conducted by the Badulla District Cricket Association under the guidance of Sri Lanka Cricket. Training sessions were conducted by the District and Provincial Coaches.
Central Province Womens Cricket training program was held in Pallekele International Cricket Ground. Around 70 girls from Kegalle, Nuwaraeliya and Kandy were participated. The main objective of the program was to promote the basic techniques of Cricket.