Media Release 17th October, 2018 Kusal Perera Kusal Janith Perera will miss the remainder of the Sri Lanka – England ODI Series, due to an injury, he suffered during the 2nd ODI. Kusal Mendis comes into the squad as the replacement.
Media Release 16th October, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket’s Coach Education Unit commenced a Level two Coaching Course this morning ( 16th October, 2018) for nearly 20 participants, who represents various levels of Sri Lankan Cricket. The six day course, which is conducted at the High Performance Center of the SLC at the R. Premadasa Stadium is taken part by School Coaches, Club Coaches and also former and present national cricketers such as Rangana Herath; Ajantha Mendis, Nuwan Kulasekara, and Dhammika Prasad. Sri Lanka women’s team player Prasadini Weerakkody is also a participant at this coaching course. “This is a special course, and the main objective of this is to enhance the coaching knowledge of the modern game of all attendees’;… Read More →
Media Release 08th October, 2018 Following concerns raised by the media over Mr. Graeme Labrooy holding the dual positions of Chief Selector of Sri Lanka Cricket and also the ICC International Match Referee, SLC sought a clarification from the International Cricket Council over the matter. The ICC’s Senior Manager of umpires and referees; Mr. Adrian Griffith has sent the following; outlining ICC’s stand on the issue. ICC position “When the position of Chairman of Selectors was offered to Graeme, he immediately consulted us and we saw no conflict of interest with him holding a position with SLC, such as this, and being a referee. Our only concern, surrounded ensuring he would not be officiating any games or events, where he was… Read More →
A classy century from Nuwanidu Fernando and an extremely sound bowling spell by Shashika Dulshan, who captured four wickets for 24 runs in 9.3 overs helped Sri Lanka Under 19 to reach the finals of the Under 19 Asia Cup contest, currently being played in Bangladesh. This victory means, Sri Lanka will meet India on Sunday (12th October) at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in the finals. Put into bat by the opposition, Sri Lanka had a dangerous start with both openers getting out without scoring. Kamil Mishara stuck two boundaries, but he also was sent back to the pavilion within a quick time and the Lankan score read as 3 for 16. Sri Lanka lost its 4th wicket, when the… Read More →
Sri Lanka Under 19 grabbed their third successive win in the ongoing Under 19 Asia Cup tournament, currently being played in Bangladesh, when they beat Pakistan Under 19 by 23 runs today(02nd October) and moved into the semi-final stage of the tournament. Batting first, after asked by the opposition, Sri Lanka only manage to get 200 runs in 49.4 overs for the fall of all 10 wickets. The openers N.D. Paranavithana and Nuwanidu Fernando gave a good start for the Lankans by adding 63 runs in 12.2 overs. Paranavithana departed for 26 runs made in 41 deliveries. The 2nd wicket fell; when the score was on 65, when Fernando out for 19 runs. From there onwards, regular wickets saw Sri Lanka at… Read More →
Sri Lanka Under 19 team started its Under 19 Asia Cup journey with success, when they beat Bangladesh by 4 wickets today, in their first game of the tournament, played in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Chasing a target of 145 to win, Sri Lanka lost three quick wickets for 28 runs, however, a 90 run partnership between Nuwanidu Fernando and Pasindu Sooriyabandara brought the Lankans back on track. Fernando; top scored with a 64 run knock from 94 deliveries, while Sooriyabandara scored 36 runs from 92 balls.’ Sri Lanka reached the target in 37.5 overs for the loss of one wicket. Nuwanidu Fernando was the player of the match. Earlier in the day, Sri Lanka won the toss and asked Bangladesh to bat… Read More →
Media Release 26th September; 2018 Honorable Minister of Sports Faiszer Musthapa approved the below test squad to play the 3 match series against the visiting England team. Dinesh Chandimal – Captain Dimuth Karunaratne Kaushal Silva Kusal Mendis Angelo Mathews Dhananjaya De Silva Roshen Silva Dilruwan Perera Rangana Herath Malinda Pushpakumara Akila Dananjaya Suranga Lakmal Kasun Rajitha Lahiru Kumara (subject to fitness) Lakshan Sandakan Niroshan Dickwella Standby players Dushmantha Chameera Lahiru Thirimanne Jeffrey Vandersay Kusal Janith Perera Nishan Peiris
Media Release 26th September; 2018 Honorable Minister of Sports Faiszer Musthapa approved the below ODI squad to play the 5 match series against the visiting England team. 1 DINESH CHANDIMAL- CAPTAIN 2 UPUL THARANGA 3 SADEERA SAMARAWICKRAMA 4 NIROSHAN DICKWELLA 5 DHANANJAYA DE SILVA 6 DASUN SHANAKA 7 THISARA PERERA 8 AKILA DANANJAYA 9 DUSHMANTHA CHAMEERA 10 LASITH MALINGA 11 AMILA APONSO 12 LAKSHAN SANDAKAN 13 NUWAN PRADEEP 14 KASUN RAJITHA 15 KUSAL JANITH PERERA Standbys 1 Shehan Madushanka 2 Kusal Mendis 3 Dimuth Karunaratne 4 Suranga Lakmal 5 Jeffrey Vandersay
Media Release 24th September, 2018 The National Selectors on Sunday ( 23rd September, 2018) decided to appoint Dinesh Chandimal as the ODI captain to lead the team in the upcoming England series. Accordingly, they have requested Angelo Mathews to relinquish his duties as the National ODI & T20I captain, with immediate effect.
ICC MEDIA RELEASE · India, South Africa and the West Indies are within two points of each other while Sri Lanka won their first two points · West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor: “Having lost the first game, we had to go back to the drawing board because we know South Africa have evolved and they have been playing well over the last few years” · South Africa captain Dane van Niekerk: “We did not take the opportunity to go up the ladder. We need to find ways to win ODI series and a draw is not great but probably better than a loss” · Sri Lanka captain Chamari Athapaththu: “Between the two teams, we did not see much of a difference. We won the… Read More →
Sri Lanka women’s team lost the 1st T20 played against the visiting Indian Women’s team by 13 runs with 3 balls to spare, as they were all out for 155 runs in 19.3 overs. Chasing a target of 169 to win the game, Lankans started well with Yasodha Mendis and Captain Chamari Atapattu going for a flying start. Mendis in particular was in flying form, as she raced to 32 runs from 12 balls, which included five boundaries and a six. Mendis fell in the third over, when the score was on 39. Atapattu continued, but a quick wicket on the other side saw the Lankan scoreboard reading as 41 for 2. A brief partnership between captain and Rebeca Vandort helped… Read More →
Media Release 18th September, 2018 The following Under 19 squad was approved by the Minister of Sports Honorable Faiszer Musthapa to take part in the Under 19 Asia Cup 2018 to be held in Bangladesh from 27th September to 08th October, 2018. Nipun Dananjaya – Captain Pasindu Sooriyabandara Nawod Paranavitharana Kamil Mishara Nishan Mathushka Nuwanindu Fernando Dunith Wellalage Sasika Dulshan Kalhara Senaratne Roshan Sanjaya Sadun Mendis Kalana Perera Nipun Malinga Navin Fernando Selvarasa Mathushan STANDBYS Lakshitha Madarasinghe Muditha Lakshan Vijayakantha Viyaskanth Chilan Kalindu Chamika Gunasekera
The Competent Authority of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), Mr. Kamal Pathmasiri addressing the media on Thursday emphasized the fact that timely action by the top brass of SLC had enabled to thwart what would have been a major financial fraud had the culprit or culprits succeeded in pulling it off. Commenting on the issue at the SSC Marquee at a press briefing to enlighten the media on the foiling of the attempted embezzlement of US $ 5.5 million of SLC’s media rights sponsorship funds due from Sony TV, Mr. Pathmasiri said, “We have been very transparent on this. I must say that the chief executive officer and chief operations officer of Sri Lanka Cricket acted very promptly to foil the… Read More →
Match Report Sri Lanka lost to Bangladesh in their first game in the Asia Cup 2018 played today by 137 runs; as they faltered for 124 runs, chasing a target of 261 in 50 0vers. Upul Tharanga and Kusal Mendis opened the innings for the Lankans, but Mendis was sent back quickly; when the score was on 22, then soon Tharanga, who was looking extremely good, as he made a brisk 27 from 16 balls with four boundaries and a six fell for a Mashrafe Mortaza delivery. Dhananjaya De Silva and Kusal Perera also departed early; and the Lankan scoreboard read as 4 for 38. Angelo Mathews and Dasun Shananka was trying to repair the innings, but a mix-up saw… Read More →