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 Cricket is pleased to announce that veteran spinner Rangana Herath will lead the Sri Lanka Team in the 2 Test Series against Zimbabwe commencing on the 29th October in Harare. Hearth, who announced his retirement from the shorter format of the game in June, was the pivotal bowling performance is Sri Lanka’s historic Test Series win over Australia in August this year. Herath is lauded as a consistent and prolific spinner, who’s leadership skills will be put to good use in this Test Series.
Further to the consent given by the players yesterday (20th of October), Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the 17 players who were offered Annual Contracts for the year 2016/17 have signed and accepted the same. Sri Lanka Cricket also wishes to inform that at a Selection Committee Meeting held on even date, the following players were selected for the Test Matches in Zimbabwe. 1. Angelo Mathews – Captain 2. Kusal Janith Perera 3. Kusal Mendis 4. Kaushal Silva 5. Dimuth Karunaratne 6. Dhananjaya de Silva 7. Niroshan Dickwella 8. Rangana Herath 9. Dilruwan Perera 10. Lakshan Sandakan 11. Kasun Madushanka 12. Lahiru Kumara 13. Lahiru Gamage 14. Suranga Lakmal 15. Asela Gunaratne Dinesh Chandimal was not selected for the above tour as he has not recovered from the operation to his… Read More →
Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform that at a Selection Committee Meeting held on even date, the following players were selected for the 3 One Day matches. 1. Danushka Gunathilaka 2. Sandun Weerakkody 3. Minod Bhanuka 4. Charith Asalanka 5. Milinda Siriwardana – Captain 6. Shehan Jayasuriya 7. Dasun Shanaka 8. Binura Fernando 9. Keshan Wijerathne 10. Kasun Rajitha 11. Amila Aponso 12. Lahiru Milantha 13. Shammu Ashan 14. Anuk Fernando 15. Alankara Asanka
Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform that the 17 players who were offered to be appointed as National Contracted Players of Sri Lanka Cricket have officially consented to sign their respective contracts. The new National Contracts have been drafted to enable the players to benefit based on their performance. Given below are the 17 players: Angelo Mathews Rangana Herath Dinesh Chandimal Dimuth Karunarathna Kusal Janith Perera Suranga Lakmal Lahiru Thirimanna Dilruwan Perera Kusal Mendis Milinda Siriwardana Nuwan Pradeep Kaushal Silva Dhanajaya de Silva Dushmantha Chameera Danushka Gunathilaka Jeffery Vandersay Lakshan Sandakan
Sri Lanka Cricket distributed cricket balls to schools playing Under 19 tournaments in the Western Province with the participation of Western Province Cricket Association and Schools Cricket Association .
3 Club Structure – Premier Clubs & Provincial 65 National Annual Contacts to players
රෝස ක්රිකට් පන්දුව ශ්රී ලංකාවට අළුත් හඳුන්වාදීමකි. ලොව අනෙකුත් රටවල් අතර මෙය කතා බහට ළක් වූවක් වුවද ශ්රී ලංකාව රෝස වර්ණයෙන් යුත් පන්දුවකින් මුලින්ම තරග වැඳුනේ නොබෝදා (ඔක්තෝබර් 4 වැනිදා) මාලිගාවත්ත ආර්.ප්රේමදාස ක්රීඩාංගනයේ ආරම්භ වූ ශ්රී ලංකා ” ඒ ” බටහිර ඉන්දීය කොදෙව් ”ඒ” නිල නොවන සිව්දින ටෙස්ට් තරගයේදීය. ආසියාවේ ටෙස්ට් ක්රිකට් ක්රීඩා කරන රටවල් අතුරින් ඉන්දියාව පාකිස්ථානය හා බංග්ලාදේශය තම රටවල පළමු ශ්රේණියේ අන්තර් සමාජ තරගාවලියන්හිදී රෝස පන්දුවට මුහුණ දී ඇතත් ඔවුනටද මෙහි දීර්ඝ ඉතිහාසයක් නොමැත. අත්දැකීම්ද නැත. ශ්රී ලංකා ක්රිකට් ක්රීඩකයන් ටෙස්ට් තරගවලදී මුහුණ දෙන රතු පැහැති පන්දුවට වඩා රෝස පැහැති පන්දුවේ එතරම් වෙනසක් නැතැයි පවසන ශ්රි ලංකා ” ඒ” ක්රීකට් නායක දිමුත් කරැණාරත්න මේ පන්දුවෙන් පුහුණුව ලබන විට අපට පෙනී ගියේ පන්දුවෙන් දිගු වේලාවක් ක්රීඩා කරන විට… Read More →
Sri Lanka ‘A’ cruised to a 7 wicket win over West Indies in the first 4 day game played between the two teams at the RPICS. West Indies A – 276 all out in 86.4 overs: Vishaul Singh 96, Shamarh Brooks 65, Kemar Roach 45, Kieran Powell 36, Asela Gunarathne 3/27, Asitha Fernando 2/35, Charith Asalanka 2/53. Sri Lanka A – 386 all out in 104.5 overs: Dimuth Karunarathne 131, Kusal Janith Perera 87, Niroshan Dickwella 59, Asela Gunarathne 38, Rahkeem Cornwell 8/108. West Indies A (2nd inn) – 175 all out in 79.2 overs: John Campbell 22, Shamarh Brooks 28, Vishaul Singh 46, Gudakesh Motie 34, Lakshan Sandakan 4/51, Asela Gunarathne 2/30, Asitha Fernando 2/16, Charith Asalanka 2/27. Sri… Read More →
Sri Lanka opting to use the pink ball for the first time in its cricket history this week is significant with pink ball cricket set to take centre stage largely in the near future with the ICC envisaging day-night Test cricket. It was used for the first time in the first unofficial Test cricket match between Sri Lanka A and West Indies A at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Tuesday October 4. Interestingly, the over century long game of cricket that originated using the red leather ball has seen a progressive shift from the red cherry. It has been pushed to a back seat by the popularity of white balls, cork balls and the like. Now with cricket’s global… Read More →
The first-ever pink ball match on Sri Lankan soil will be played between Sri Lanka A and West Indies A starting on 4th October at R. Premadasa International Stadium. The series consisting three four-day matches and three one-day matches was officially announced at a press briefing held on Monday evening in Colombo. Tour Schedule 1st four-day match – 4th – 7th October – R.Premadasa International Cricket Stadium 2nd four-day match – 11th – 14th October – Pallekele International Cricket Stadium 3rd four-day match – 18th – 21st October – Rangiri Dambulu International Cricket Stadium 1st one-day match – 24th October – Rangiri Dambulu International Cricket Stadium 2nd one-day match – 27th October – Welagedara Cricket Stadium, Kurunegala 3rd one-day match –… Read More →
Mohan de Silva, the Secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) gifted a turf wicket costing Rs.1.5 million to St. Anthony’s College, Wattala on Wednesday on behalf of SLC. It is incidentally the first ever turf wicket to the school and will be a boon to its cricketers. The presentation was accepted by the college Rector Fr. Maal.