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 →

SLC embarks on Soft Skills Development Program for Players


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 →

Two outstanding school boy cricketers to play in the premier league of Middlesex county championship

CEO Ashley De Silva & Head of Cricket Operations Carlton Bernadus handing over the sponsorship documents

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 →

Educational Programme on Suspect Bowling Actions

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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 →

SLC Coaching Workshop by Dr. Ferdinands

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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 →

SLC Coach Education/Talent Search program in the North

Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket is  pleased to inform that the Coaching Department of SLC will conduct the following Coach Education/Talent Search programs in the Northern District as follows: ·        Talent Search for Under 13 and 15  – Northern Province o   Date:                    Tuesday, 14th  October 2014 o   Time:                    9:00 am o   Venue:                 Jaffna Central  College Grounds ·        Level 1 Coaching Course  -  Northern Province o   Date:                    Tuesday, 14th    to  17th  October 2014 o   Time:                    9:00 am to 5.00 pm o   Venue:                 Jaffna Central  College Grounds ·        Coach Education  program  – Northern Province o   Date:                    Thursday 16th  October 2014 o   Time:                    09:00 am o   Venue:                 Jaffna Central  College Grounds For further clarification on the above kindly  contact Mr. Sunil Fernando, Manager Coaching – Districts & Provinces – Sri Lanka Cricket.  

Regional ICC International Panel Umpire workshop in Sri Lanka


Media Release Sri Lanka cricket wishes to proudly inform that the Regional ICC International Panel Umpire workshop in is currently held in Sri Lanka. This programme is conducted by Simon Taufel – ICC Umpire Performance & Training Manager who has been an ICC Elite Panel umpire for several years. International Umpires from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are taking part in this training programme.

Thirty cricket wickets for North & East


Cricket practice nets jointly undertaken by Sri Lanka Cricket and the Foundation of Goodness is an initiative to promote cricket development in rural schools spread widely in the north & east. Post conflict era has seen enormous talent which needs to be harnessed for the greater advancement of cricket in our nation. Sri Lanka Cricket through its National Development Committee headed by President Jayantha Dharmadasa has started a Infrastructure Development Plan for its stakeholders, such as Districts, Clubs, Associations, Provinces, and Schools. The development programme for schools was supported by the legendary cricketer Muthiah Muralidaran subsequent to the inaugural Murali Cup held in Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mankulam, Mullaitivu & Vavnuniya. Sri Lanka Cricket believes that it needs to provide cricket practice… Read More →