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 →
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 →
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 →
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.
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 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
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 →
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.
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 →
On an initiative of the newly appointed Chairman and the Interim Committee of SLC, a comprehensive soft skills development program has been launched recently by SLC for Cricketers of all categories and age groups, covering a wide range of realms which would empower them with essential life skills in a wider spectrum. Having done an in-depth study of knowledge gaps of our players, Human Resources department of SLC, in its training need analysis has identified 11 areas to be encompassed in this enthusiastic program namely General English, Presentation skills development, Sports Psychology, Social etiquette, Personal grooming, Basic IT skills, Leadership training, Finance and Investment Management, Cricket history and spirits of the game. In addition, Yoga has been incorporated in the… Read More →
Under the overseas player program two outstanding school boy cricketers Chamika Karunaratne of Royal College and Lasith Lakshan of St. Thomas College, Matara have been selected to play in the UK County Championship. Out of seven cricketers these two were selected by the SLC UK Committee. The SLC UK committee will be responsible for the well being of the cricketers and undertakes all expenses related to them during their stay in UK. Some of the past cricketers who have been benefited from this scholarship scheme are Angelo Mathews, Dhammika Prasad, Farveez Maharoof, Kosala Kulasekara and Upul Tharanga. For young potential national cricketers to have this opportunity to play a season of cricket in England is a dream come true and… Read More →
An educational workshop was conducted by SLC for SLSCA comprising of 67 Schools from the Division 1 & 2 Schools in the Country. The outcome of the workshop was mainly focused on problem faced by many Schools in the Country with regard bowlers who have been suspended from bowing in inter Schools matches pertaining to reports sent by umpires to SLC. The conducted workshop enlightened the participants on the technicalities of suspect bowling actions educating them on the issues faced by all parties involved with the sport. The Coaches present benefited the most as the detection of suspect bowling actions were explained in detail, around 60 spinners & 25 fast bowlers have been reported to this time & it should be said that the SLC Coaching… Read More →
Media Release A Coaching Workshop conducted by Dr. Ferdinands (International Cricket Coaching Consultant) will be held on the 6th of October to 12th October 2104 at the National Training Center , Max Academy RPICS organized by the National Coaching Department of SLC. Dr. Ferdinands will cover subjects on the lines of Spin Bowling, and will also cover biomechanics in the area of fast bowling & batting. This programme will be beneficial for National Coaching Department Staff / Premier Club Coaches & SLC Contracted Players. Dr. Ferdinands is an international cricket coaching consultant, having a specialist research background in cricket biomechanics, supported by cricket playing and professional coaching experience. A former first-class cricketer, Dr Ferdinands is currently appointed as a technical coach at the… Read More →