Regional ICC International Panel Umpire workshop in Sri Lanka

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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

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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 →

Fielding & Fitness Workshop for District Coaches

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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 →

Opening of Cricket Practice Wickets in North & East

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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 →

SLC Conducts Level 2 Coaching Course

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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 Infrastructure Development Drive

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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 →

SLC Umpires to get trained by Simon Taufel

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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 →

Talent Search in Dambulla, Anuradhapura & Polonnaruwa

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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 →

Three Day Coaching Programme with Les Lenham

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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.

Talent Search in Dambulla, Anuradhapura & Polonnaruwa

Sri Lanka Cricket has organized a talent search  program to be held at following venues on dates indicated below. Dambulla Stadium - 03rd October - 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Anuradhapura Samadi Ground - 04th October –  9.00 am to 5.00 pm Polonnaruwa royal Grounds - 05th October -  9.00 am to 5.00 pm   Following Coaches will conduct the program Anusha Samaranayake, Roger Wijesooriya, Heshan De Mel – National Coaches. Ajith Ekanayake, C Koddikara,Manjula Karunarathna, Sunil Fernando – Provincial Coaches. Nilantha Wimalaweera, Nihal Edirisinghe, Prasad Ranawake, Wasantha Kumara – District Coaches

Uva Province Talent Search/Coach Education/MIC Program Conducted

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 Talent Search Program (age group) SLC National Coaching Department on the 25st June 2013 conducted an Cricket ’Talent Search’ program at the Badulla Cricket Stadium. The main objective of this exercise was to search for young talent at age group level. The training program was attended by over (60) Cricketers from the ages of (14) to (19) years old. The Cricketers represented districts such as Badulla, Ampare & Monaragala. Cricketers who attended the program were from various Schools in the Uva 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. Coach Education On the 26nd June 2013 the SLC ‘Coach… Read More →

SLC Level 2 Coaching Certificate Distribution

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The first ever (Inaugural) SLC fully owned Level 2 Cricket Coaching certificate distribution was held at the SLC Headquarters recently.The accreditation Coaching Course was conducted in September 2012 & was held over a six day period, fifteen of the twenty Coaches who participated in the said course were successful in fulfilling all course requirement’s to be accredited as an SLC Level 2 Cricket Coach. The Syllabus for this Course was constructed over a (10) month period by the Coaching Department & was developed by the National Coaching Staff & the Coach Education Unit of SLC. The SLC National Specialist Coaches& Coach Educators were utilized as presenters in the said Course. The National Captain at that time ‘Mahela Jayawardne’ also presented a topic on ‘Mental Toughness & leadership’ at this program. Prior to… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket Women’s ‘Level 1′ Cricket Coaching Course 2013

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The SLC ’Coach Education Unit’ of the ‘National Coaching Department’ conducted an Level 1 Cricket Coaching Course for the current ‘Women’s Cricket ‘ development Squad players, Provincial Players & also a few ex National Players who are engaged in the Coaching fraternity in Sri Lanka. The course was conducted from the 11th to 14th June 2013 at the Max Cricket Academy, Kettarama. The recent performances in the World Cup by our Women Cricketers has been noteworthy with their special performances against England & India where Sri Lanka ended up victorious. This Course was specially designed & conducted for Womens’s Cricket with the intention of developing our future players & Coaches to have an better understanding of the basic principles of playing & Coaching.

Level 1 Coach Educator Course for Provincial & District Coaches

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Media Release The Coach Education Unit of SLC will be conducting a ‘Level 1 Coach Educator’ Course for selected Provincial & District Coaches from the 11th to 13th June at the ‘Max Academy’ located at R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium. The whole purpose of this exercise is to cater to the growing demand throughout the Country for many who would like to join the Cricket Coaching Industry by enhancing their knowledge & obtaining a qualification by following the SLC Level 1 Cricket Coaching Course which is endorsed by the ‘International Cricket Council’. While currently the ‘Coach Education Unit’ of SLC only conducts such Courses at present it is the belief of the National Coaching Department that building a bench strength of Coach Educators for the future… Read More →

SLC Talent Search goes to North Central Province

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North Central Province – Talent Search/Coach Education/MIC Program Conducted  Talent Search Program (age group) SLC National Coaching Department on 28th May 2013 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… Read More →