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.
The first ever women’s training program in Monaragala District was held on 26/10/2016. The program was conducted by the Monaragala District Cricket Association under the guidance of Sri Lanka Cricket. Over 100 School girls and club players were participated. Training was conducted by the District and ProvincialCoaches.
Sri Lanka’s most successful fast bowler Chaminda Vaas will be back with Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) Coaching Staff, revealed SLC President Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala today. Vaas will be Sri Lanka Cricket’s Lead Fast Bowling Coach. President stated that, Vaas will be handed the responsibilities of training Sri Lanka’s fast bowling squad which will comprise fast bowlers coming through District, Provincial and Developments Squads. “We have requested Vaas to start working with us from the end of this month” said President of SLC.
Sri Lanka Cricket is delighted to announce the opening of the largest Indoor Cricket Centre in Sri Lanka at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium during the Sri Lanka – Australia Cricket Series 2016. Five strips Sri Lanka Cricket would like to emphasise that the construction of the same has now been undertaken by the Central Province Cricket Association under the supervision of SLC at a huge saving of Rs.50 million with SLC gaining additional facilities including two playing strips. The new Centre will be equipped with latest technologies with high-tech cameras and longest run up laid with Tufted Turf for player comfort and to reduce impact. ICC Chief Executive impressed On an invitation extended by the Chief Executive Officer SLC, Mr…. Read More →
Documents disbursed Cricket-Aid fundraiser at Lord’s Cricket Aid Flood Assistance gets underway Eranga reported for suspect bowling action Summary of Executive Committee decisions 28/05/2016
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.