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 →
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.
Interactive session between ICC Umpires and Sri Lankan domestic umpires and match referees, held at SLC headquarters.
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.
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 →
The Sri Lanka Cricket National Coaching Department conducted a full day workshop on 22nd November 2013 at R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium. The Coaching & Teachings were concentrated in two specialized areas which was on Fielding & Fitness aspects. The workshop was conducted for all SLC District Coaches who would in turn take this message to the grassroots level throughout the Country. In today’s context fitness plays a pivotal role in the game of Cricket as the new formats of the game has taken this to a new dimension, players being harnessed throughout the Country need to be aware of this fact & make sure that their Cricketers are fit, agile, sharp & up to the task knowing the present… Read More →
Sri Lanka Cricket is proud to announce that 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… Read More →
Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the SLC ‘Coach Education Unit’ ‘with the assistance of Coaching Staff from the ‘National Coaching Department’ conducted their second Level 2 Coaching Course which was incidentally the first ever Course open to the Coaching fraternity of Sri Lanka. The inaugural Course of this nature was successfully conducted earlier this year for Premier Club & SLC Provincial & District Coaches. All tutors at this Course were our very own qualified Sri Lankan experts with years of experience in the Coaching field. The Course which spanned over a six day period was conducted at the Kettarama International Cricket Stadium. The eligibility of a Coach to follow the SLC Level 2 Coaching Course is that he or… Read More →
SLC wishes to announce that several Executive members recently visited Monaragala, Nuwara Eliya, Batticalo, Polonnaruwa with a view of providing facilities for the District to enhance the Infrastructure Development in these areas for the betterment of the game. The Executive Committee Members were Mohan De Silva, Nishantha Ranatunga, Erwin Jayawardene & Dr. Sanjay Sedara. The development program which currently Embraces 21 districts, aims to increase the numbers of cricketers playing the game and increase the participation of teams in the country. In addition to this, SLC aims to enhance the development of cricket at all level. The following projects were identified in the respective Districts: Monoragala District - Technical College Grounds- Ground Leveling & Grass Planting, Overhead Water Tank etc… Colombo DIstrict - 2… Read More →
Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the The ICC’s umpires coach Simon Taufel has been invited by Sri Lanka Cricket to conduct a series of programmes with a view to enhance the skills of local umpires. Simon will be in Sri Lanka from October 14 to 22 of October 2013. SLC’s Cricket Actg. Head of Cricket Operations Carlton Bernadus said, “Simon Taufel will be in Sri Lanka to conduct a workshop which will run from October 15 to 21. All Level I and Level II umpires, including the Lankan ICC Elite Panel which comprises Kumar Dharmasena, Ranmore Martinez, Ruchira Palliyaguru and Ravindra Wimalasiri along with the emerging panel of umpires are scheduled to attend this workshop. At present there… Read More →
SLC National Coaching Department together with National Selectors conducted an Cricket ‘Talent Search’ program at the Dambulla International Cricket Stadium. The main objective of this exercise was to search for young talent at age group level. The training program was attended by (148) Cricketers from the ages of (14) to (19) years old. The Cricketers represented the districts of Kurunegala / Matale /Anuradhapura & Polonnaruwa. Cricketers who attended the program were from various Schools in the North Central Province, Cricketers identified with talent will continue to work closely with the respective District & Provincial Coach, while any Cricketers identified with extreme talent will be drafted to the National age group squads which are managed by the SLC National Coaching department. Mr. Hashan… Read More →
Sri Lanka Cricket successfully conducted its first of two three day Coaching Programs for selected Cricket Coaches in the Country at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium. Les Lenham’ who comes from Sussex, England last visited Sri Lanka in late 1990;’s, while he is a renowned Cricket Coach in the UK for many years over the last few decades he is well known for his teaching skills in basic & advance techniques in the game of Cricket. The first program was conducted successfully on the 25,26,27 September 2013 for 37 Schools division 1 Cricket Coaches & 14 Premier Club Coaches. The second Course will be conducted on the 30th September 1st & 2 October for 43 SLC Provincial & District Coaches.