Sri Lanka Under 19 beat Australia by 23 runs

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Sri Lanka’s under 19 cricket team claimed a 1-0 series lead over the Australia under 19 team after beating the visitors by 23 runs in the 3rd One Day played at Colombo. Sri Lanka posted 240 for nine in their 50 overs and defended the score bowling out the tourists for 217 with 11 deliveries to spare. For Sri Lanka Wicket-keeper Pasindu Isira top scored with a half century while Hasaranga De Silva contributed with 43 runs. spinner Damith Silva had an impressive match bag of 4 for 36, Ravindu Tillakaratne had figures of 2 for 30. Full Scorecard Brief Scores: Sri Lanka U-19 240/9 (50 overs) (T. Isira 50, A. Fernando 41, W. Hasaranga 43, D. Silva 25*, S. Grimwade 3/40) Australia… Read More →

WP North win Prima Inter Provincial U-15 cricket title

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Defending champions Western Province North beat Southern Province by 50 runs under the D/L Method to win the Inter Provincial U-15 Prima Cup 2014 at the SSC on Saturday. Scores: Southern 191 all out in 43.3 overs (Supun Kavinda 32, Ravindu Sanjana 69, Kavindu Ediriweera 38; Jehan Daniel 3/36, Sanjula Illangathilaka 3/31, Nipun Samarasinghe 2/42) WP North 139 for 2 wkts in 26.5 overs (Dushan Hettige 64, Suhanya Wijewardena 25, Sanjula Abeywickrama 44 n.o.).

Sachithra Senanayake to play domestic cricket

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that Sachithra has worked with a team of experts in Western Australia and carried out the remedial work. SLC is in a position of a report received from UWA advising to further continue the remedial work on his bowling action. With regard to the corrective measures taken in consultation with the experts at the University of Western Australia, Sachithra has shown tremendous improvement and is in the process of having extensive training with the local coaching staff. SLC will coordinate with ICC on the date of his retesting in the near future.  As per the decision taken by SLC Sachithra will be permitted to play in the forthcoming Mercantile Cricket tournament which… Read More →

Marvan Atapattu appointed Sri Lanka head coach

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that as per the recommendations of the special committee appointed to select the National Head Coach, The Executive Committee of SLC unanimously approved and appointed Mr. Marvan Attapattu to the position of National Head Coach of Sri Lanka Cricket with immediate effect.

Under 19: Australia tour of Sri Lanka 2014 – Press Conferece

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The Australia Under-19 team led by Patrick McKenna will play five one-day matches and one three-day game during their three-week tour of Sri Lanka. Royal College captain Chamika Karunaratne will lead the Sri Lanka Under-19 team against the Australian Juniors. The former England Test cricketer Graeme Hick is the coach of the Australian juniors with former Australian skipper Greg Chappell as the manager. Former Sri Lanka spinner Roger Wijesuriya is the coach of the Sri Lanka Under-19 team. Australia U19 tour to Sri Lanka schedule 25 September – 1st One Day match, Sinhalese Sports Club 27 September – 2nd One Day match, R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium 29 September – 3rd One Day match, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic CC 1… Read More →

Photos: Sri Lanka Men’s Cricket team departure – 17th Asian Games

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The Sri Lanka Men’s cricket team led by Lahiru Thirimanne left the country today to participate in the 17th Asian Games T20 cricket tournament to be held in Incheon, South Korea from 19th September. The men’s T20 tournament will start on September 27th with qualifiers where Sri Lanka will play in the quarterfinals on September 30th. The countries are divided in three groups – Group A, Group B and Seeds. Group A comprises of Malaysia, China, South Korea; Group B comprises of Nepal, Kuwait, Maldives and seeds are Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong. Match Schedule

Air Force Women’s A team won the Division II tournament

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Sri Lanka Air Force SC Women’s ‘A’ team pulled off a 3-wicket win over Sri Lanka Army Women’s A team in the SLC conducted Division II 40-over tournament final played at MCA Grounds, Colombo 7 today. Brief Score: Army SC “A” – 120 for 9 in 40 overs (Kirishanthi Sandamali 20 runs, Shakila Kumari 3 for 21, Harshani Maduwanthi 3 for 24) v Air Force SC “A” – 124 for 7 in 36.1 overs (Dharshani Dharmasiri 29, Saduni Abeyawickrema 26, Prabashini Ihalage 2 for 10 runs) Air Force SC “A” won by 03 wickets Full Scorecard

Zahira College Kalmunai creates golden history: Under 17

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Under 17 division III final 2014 Najath Maulana produced a fine double with the bat and the ball as Zahira College, Kalmunai created history as they beat Central College, Jaffna by 4 wickets in the under 17 division III final match played at Central College grounds. Maulana captured 4 wickets to restrict the hosts to 173 runs while he scored a gritty unbeaten 58 runs to anchor the chase as the Zahira boys became champions. Yoharashan Kirupakaran scored a half-ton for the Central College team.  This Match was played for the first time in the Northern area in coloured clothing, black sight screens and with white balls. Chief Scores: Central College, Jaffna – 173 all out in 48.4 overs: Yoharashan… Read More →

Photos: Sri Lanka Women’s Cricket team departure – 17th Asian Games

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The Sri Lanka women’s cricket team led by Chamari Atapattu left the country yesterday to participate in the 17th Asian Games T20 cricket tournament to be held in Incheon, South Korea from 19th September. The women’s T20 tournament will start on September 20th with qualifiers where Sri Lanka will play in the quarterfinals on September 23rd. Squad : Chamari Atapattu (captain), Yashodha Mendis , Lasanthi Madushani, Eshani Lokusuriya, Dilani Manodara, Chamari Polgampola, Sripali Weerakody, Udeshika Probodani (VC), Shashikala Siriwardana, Maduri Samuddhika, Inoka Ranaweera, Anushka Sanjeewani, Nilakshi Silva, Chandima Gunarathne, Inoshi Fernando, Roshan Iddamalgoda(Manager), Jeevantha Kulatunga (Head Coach), Abdultayeb Hassanally Tasneem (Physiotherapist)

Match Report: Q5 – Southern Express V Lahore Lions

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The Lahore Lions gave themselves a good chance of progressing to the main draw of the Oppo CLT20 2014 after they defeated Southern Express by 55 runs in the fifth qualifying stage match. The result, which improved the Lahore Lions’ net run rate significantly, means the champions of Pakistan’s domestic T20 competition climb up to second in the standings and will go through to the tournament proper if the Northern Knights defeat the Mumbai Indians later in the evening. After being put in to bat, the Lahore Lions rode on skipper Mohammad Hafeez’s calculated effort to post 164 for 6. Coming in to bat at 51 for 2, the 33-year old took time to warm up, crawling to 15 from… Read More →

Match Report: Q4 – Mumbai Indians v Southern Express

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Powered by a rollicking century stand between openers Michael Hussey and Lendl Simmons, the Mumbai Indians registered a comprehensive nine-wicket win over Southern Express in the fourth qualifying stage match of the Oppo CLT20 2014. Asked to chase 162, the Mumbai Indians got past the finish line in the 17th over. There must have been significant pressure on the Mumbai Indians openers after their bowlers and fielders were found wanting in the closing stages of the Southern Express innings. However, the experienced Hussey, in the company of Simmons, ensured there was no panic early on. Both batsmen were aided by the lack of discipline from the Southern Express bowlers (who bowled as many as eight wides on the day) and… Read More →

Match Report: Q1– Northern Knights v Southern Express

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The Northern Knights from New Zealand trounced the Southern Express from Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the opening match of the Oppo CLT20 2014 Qualifiers. After mid-afternoon showers forced start of the match to be delayed and the contest to be rescheduled to a 10-overs affair, the Northern Knights, put their opponents in after their captain won the toss, restricted them to 92 for 5 and then chased down the runs with three balls remaining in the final over. Needing to chase at just over nine runs an over, the Northern Knights were quick off the blocks, racing to 41 in three overs. Kane Williamson got stuck into Danushka Gunatilake in the third over of the run-chase, hitting two… Read More →