Group ‘A’ promises close encounters in Colombo

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The ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2018 – Sri Lanka leg (Group ‘A’) will commence on 7th December, Friday at two venues in Colombo. The 3rd ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2018 will be played between eight Asian countries with the five Test nations – Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan fielding their Emerging teams (11 under 23 players and four players aged above 23) along with three associate nations, UAE, Hong Kong and Oman, who will be fielding their national teams. “This is a golden opportunity for all the players, especially for the Test-playing countries. Despite playing many first-class matches, for them, this will be a different ball game.”Events & Development Manager of ACC, Sultan Rana said at a press… Read More →

An ICC Global Level 3 Coaching Course is currently underway in Sri Lanka

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Media Release 06th December, 2018 The International Cricket Council is currently conducting the ICC Global Level 3 Coaching Course in Sri Lanka. 24 participants are taking part in this course, while 19 of them are former national players. Ex-national players are Rangana Herath, Dhammika Prasad, Chamara Silva; Ajantha Mendis; Ravindra Pushpakumara, Chamila Gamage, Darshana Gamage, Jehan Mubarak; Gayan Wijekoon; Sajeewa De Silva; Sajeewa Weerakoon; Niroshan Bandaratilleke; Saman Jayantha; Muthumudalige Pushpakumara; Sachith Pathirana; Thilina Kandamby; Malinda Warnapura and Indika De Seram The 06-day course, which commenced on the 06th December, 2018 is organized by the Coach Education Unit of Sri Lanka Cricket and is conducted at the NCC premises. ICC Coach Educators Mr. Ziyaad Parker, Mr. Ashley Ross and Mr. Roland… Read More →

Sri Lanka Squad for the ACC Emerging Teams Cup 2018

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Media Release 01st December, 2018 The Minister of Provincial Councils, Local Government and Sports Hon. Faiszer Musthapa approved the following 15 member squad to represent Sri Lanka in the Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2018. EMERGING SQUAD Charith Asalanka – Captain Shammu Ashan – Vice Captain Kamindu Mendis Avishka Fernando Hasitha Boyagoda Sandun Weerakkody Asela Gunaratne Nishan Madushka Jeffrey Vandersay Lasith Ambuldeniya Nishan Peiris Shehan Madushanka Asitha Fernando Jehan Daniel Chamika Karunaratne  

Statement pertaining to certain media reports published regarding ’Head Coach Chandika Hathurusingha’.

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Media Release 30th November, 2018 There were few media reports published in the recent days, stating that Sri Lanka Cricket’s Head Coach Chandika Hathurusingha has applied for the position of  ’Head Coach’ of the West Indies Cricket Board. However, Mr. Chandika Hathurusingha has informed SLC that he has not applied for such a position and will continue to remain with Sri Lanka Cricket.   Media and Communications Prasanna Rodrigo – Media Manager   – Sri Lanka Cricket – Contact: + 94 77 3540102          

Sri Lanka Test Squad for the New Zealand Tour

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Media Release 30th October, 2018 Sri Lanka’s 17 member test squad for the upcoming New Zealand Tour is given below. The Minister of Provincial Councils, Local Government and Sports Honorable Faiszer Musthapa ratified the squad. Sri Lanka will leave for New Zealand on the 04th December, 2018 and will play two test matches, before commencing the limited overs version of the tour. SQUAD Dinesh Chandimal – Captain Dimuth Karunaratne – Vice Captain Kusal Mendis Dhananjaya De Silva Angelo Mathews Roshen Silva Niroshan Dickwella Danushka Gunathilaka Lahiru Thirimanne Sadeera Samarawickrama Dilruwan Perera Lakshan Sandakan Suranga Lakmal Nuwan Pradeep Kasun Rajitha Lahiru Kumara Dushmantha Chameera

Sri Lanka to Co-Host Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2018 with Pakistan

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Media Release 28th November, 2018 Sri Lanka will Co-host the 50 over ‘Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2018’, along with Pakistan, which will have 8 teams, competing in two groups. Sri Lanka will host the group ‘’A’’ matches, knockout stage matches and the finals of the tournament; while Pakistan will host the group ‘’B’’ matches. The Group ‘A;’ of the tournament consists of Sri Lanka, India, Afghanistan and Oman; whilst the Group ‘B’ consist of Pakistan, Bangladesh; UAE and Hong Kong. The tournament will kick start with Group ‘B’ games commencing on the 06th December in Pakistan, while the matches in Sri Lanka will commence on the 07th December. Group ‘A’ Itinerary   DATE MATCH VENUE 07th December, 2018 Sri Lanka… Read More →

New Selection Panel appointed

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Media Release  25th November, 2018 Minister of Sports Honorable Faiszer Musthapa met with Mr. Graeme Labrooy and the rest of the members of the previous National Selection Panel this afternoon at his office and thanked them for the services rendered towards Sri Lanka Cricket, as national selectors. In the meantime; Honorable Minister, as per the recommendations of the Cricket Advisory Committee appointed a new National Selection Panel. The following are the members of the new Panel. Asantha De Mel – Chairman Brendon Kuruppu Hemantha Wickramaratne Chaminda Mendis. The first task of the new selection panel will be to select the squad for the upcoming New Zealand tour.  

Nishan Peiris included in the Test squad

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  Akila Dananjaya Akila Dananjaya is scheduled to travel to Australia on the 20th November (tonight), 2018 to take part in the ‘’Bowling Action Assessment” The test will take place on the 23rd November at the National Cricket Center, Brisbane. ·         Nishan Peiris included in the test squad In place of Akila Dananjaya, the selectors have included Spinner Nishan Peiris into the Sri Lanka Test Squad to face England in the 3rd Test Match.

Sri Lanka Women beats Bangladesh Women in the World Cup T20 to stay alive in the tournament

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Bangladesh missed out on their best chance of ensuring automatic qualification for the next edition of the tournament as their batting disintegrated in a chase of 98. Only two batters made it into double figures, as the batters undid some fine work from the bowlers, in particular Jahanara Alam. Shashikala Siriwardene took two wickets for Sri Lanka after top scoring with the bat, and skipper Chamari Athapaththu took three after failing. But the dents in Bangladesh’s chase were made by the left arm swing of Udeshika Prabhodani, who took two wickets in her first over. Then the spinners shared the spoils, bowling 75 dots in the innings as Bangladesh never recovered from those early blows. Earlier, Jahanara Alam’s three wickets… Read More →

Advisory Committee to SLC’s Interim Administration

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Media Release 12th November, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the appointment of an Advisory Committee to SLC’s Interim Administration, which came into effect from 09th November, 2018. The new committee will assist the Competent Authority, until an election is held to elect officer bearers to SLC. Appointed under the instructions of Minister of Sports Honorable Faiszer Musthapa, the committee, consist of Mr. Dinal Philips, PC; Mr. Samantha Rajapaksa, Mr. Mohamed Hisham Jamaldeen; Mr. Ranil Pathirana and Mr. Lasantha Wickremasinghe; as members. The new committee will provide guidelines for the SLC Management to continue its operations unhindered, whilst it will also focus on inculcating “Corporate and Operational Efficiency” to SLC operations, going forward. In the meantime, the recently appointed… Read More →