First turf wicket in the North opened today

Jaffna Turf Wicket Opening

Sri Lanka Cricket is proud to announce that the 1st ever Turf Wicket built in the North of Sri Lanka was opened today at 9.30 am. at St. Patrick’s College Jaffna by Chief Guest Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya and The Guests of Honour Secretary of SLC Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga, SF Commander General Udaya Perera, and the Principal of St. Partick’s College. The Blessing of the Turf was done by Jaffna Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr.Thomas Savundaranayagam. This turf wicket was a concept of Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya MP who together with Maj Gen. Udaya Perera & Brig. Thirinawu Karasu of SL Army made this a reality for the sportsmen of the North & East. Sri Lanka Cricket Executive Committee unanimously approved the expenditure of Rs. 3 million on… Read More →

Sri Lanka team departure: Sri Lanka tour of India 2014

Sri Lanka team for India ODI series 2014

Sri Lanka National team left the island for India last evening for a tour which will get underway on Thursday (30) with a practice game against India A in Mumbai Oct 30. The team is to play five one-day matches and Cuttack will host the opening match of the series on November 2. The matches, all of which are day-night, will be played on November 2, 6, 9, 13 and 16. Photo Credit: Nathan Shanmuganathan

First Turf Wicket in the North and East

Jaffna Turf Wicket

Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket is proud to announce that the 1st ever Turf Wicket built in the North of Sri Lanka will be opened tomorrow at 9.30 am. at St. Patrick’s College Jaffna. This turf wicket was a concept of Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya MP who together with Maj Gen. Udaya Perera & Brig. Thirinawu Karasu of SL Army made this a reality for the sportsman of the North & East. Sri Lanka Cricket Executive Committee unanimously approved the expenditure of Rs. 3 million on the Turf wicket & Rs. 5 million for the ground construction. SL Army played a major role by giving the manpower needed for this magnanimous venture. A T20 cricket match will be played to mark the opening… Read More →

South Africa Women seal T20I series

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South Africa Women sealed their T20 series against Sri Lanka Women 2-1 with a nine-wicket win in Colombo. Dane van Niekerk  registered an unbeaten 70 runs as South African Ladies chased down their target of 133 with 1 ball to spare. Chasing a target of 133, South Africa openers Van Niekerk and Trisha Chetty put on 94 runs partnership for the first wicket in 15.3 overs and Lizelle Lee blitzed an unbeaten 22 off 12 balls. Sri Lanka after opted to bat first had posted 132 for 6, Prasadani Weerakkody top-scoring with 48 off 45. Shabnim Ismail and Marcia Letsoalo picked up two wickets each for South Africa. South Africa Women 136 for 1 (van Niekerk 70*, Chetty 39) beat Sri Lanka Women 132… Read More →

South Africa Women level the T20I Series

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The  visiting South African women’s cricket team registered a comfortable seven wicket win in the second T20I played at the Colts grounds yesterday. An allround performance by Dane van Niekerk helped the tourist to level the three match T20 series against Sri Lanka Women. Brief Score: Sri Lanka Women 76 in 14 overs (Yasoda Mendis 21, Chamari Atapattu 16: Dane van Niekerk 4 for 17, Chloe Tryon 2 for 15) South Africa Women 77 for 3 in 17.3 overs (Dane van Niekerk 22, Lizelle Lee 18: Maduri Samuddika 2 for 18) South Africa women’s will meet host Sri Lanka in the deciding T20 scheduled to be played today at the MCA ground. Full Scorecard

Sri Lanka squad for the first three ODIs – SL tour of India 2014

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Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held the National Selectors named the following players for the 1st three ODIs of the Sri Lanka’s tour of India 2014 (28th October 2014 - 18th November 2014) Angelo Mathews (Capt) Kusal Janith Perera T.M Dilshan Upul Tharanga Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardena Ashan Priyanjan Niroshan Dickwella Thisara Perera Nuwan Kulasekara Dhammika Prasad Lahiru Gamage Chathuranga De Silva Seekuge Prasanna Suraj Randeev This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.

Virat Kohli to lead India against touring Sri Lanka

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Virat Kohli will lead India while MS Dhoni has been rested from the first three ODIs of the five-match series against Sri Lanka to be played next month. The BCCI on Tuesday announced the venues and a 15-man squad for the series that starts from November 2. India squad for first three ODIs: Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, M Vijay, Varun Aaron, Axar Patel. India A squad: Manoj Tiwary (capt), Unmukt Chand, Manan Vohra, Karun Nair, Rohit Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Sanju Samson (wk), Parveez Rasool, Karn Sharma, Stuart Binny, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Manish Pandey, Kuldeep Yadav. The venues for the 5 ODIs will… Read More →

South Africa Women beat SL by 5 wickets to seal series win

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South Africa Women beat Sri Lanka Women by five wickets in the fourth and final One-Day International in Colombo to seal a 2-1 series success. South African ladies opted to field first after having won the toss and restricted the Lankan Ladies to just 137 runs in 43.3 overs. Sri Lanka struggled as Shabnim Ismail (2-15), Marizanne Kapp (2-17), Yolani Fourie (2-19) and Marcia Letsoalo (2-30) all took two wickets. For Sri Lanka camp Eshani Kaushalya top scored with 46 after Chamari Atapattu had made 26 at the top of the order. Tourists ensured that the target was reached with easy with Trisha Chetty’s patient 59 runs and Dane van Niekerk ensured her side got over the line making 29 not out. Brief Score: South… Read More →

Sri Lanka tour of India 2014: Emphasize on procedure undertaken

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to emphasize the procedure undertaken prior to confirming the upcoming tour to India by the Sri Lankan National team which comprises of 5 ODI’s. SLC prior to making the decision to confirm the tour with the BCCI, through it’s Secretary Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga had discussions with the National selection committee headed by Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya, the Coaching Staff and the Management of the National Team  and after receiving the concurrence of all concerned took this important decision. The President of SLC Mr. Jayantha Dharmadasa and the Office Bearers of SLC were at all times briefed on the developments and gave their blessings and consent to the Secretary Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga to confirm the tour… Read More →

Chamari Atapattu steers Sri Lanka Women to victory

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Sri Lanka Women eked out a four-wicket win over South Africa Women in the third One-Day International at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo on Sunday (October 19), levelling the four-match series at 1-1. After Ama Kanchana’s three-wicket haul restricted South Africa to 139 for 7 in a match truncated to 27-overs-a-side, Chamari Atapattu held her own with a solid 63 as Sri Lanka overcame a few jitters to win with an over to spare. South Africa was on target to post much more than it eventually did, as Lizelle Lee and Trisha Chetty, the openers, put on 42.  The good work was carried forward by Mignon du Preez, the captain, who top-scored with 34. Du Preez’s 48-run stand for… Read More →

Sri Lanka to play five-match ODI series in India

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Joint media release from BCCI and SLC India to host Sri Lanka for a five-match ODI series in November 2014 Following the decision of the WICB to cancel its ongoing tour of India, the BCCI commenced discussions with Sri Lanka Cricket for a limited-overs series in India in November 2014. Sri Lanka Cricket has confirmed a five-match ODI series between India and Sri Lanka, to be played from 1 November 2014. The series promises to be an exciting one, with Sri Lanka placed 4th in the world rankings in ODIs. India is ranked 3rd, with only 2 points separating the teams. The BCCI wishes to thank SLC for its swift response and for extending its support to ensure that the international cricket season is… Read More →

Educational Programme on Suspect Bowling Actions

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An educational workshop was conducted by SLC for SLSCA comprising of 67 Schools from the Division 1 & 2 Schools in the Country. The outcome of the workshop was mainly focused on problem faced by many Schools in the Country with regard bowlers who have been suspended from bowing in inter Schools matches pertaining to reports sent by umpires to SLC. The conducted workshop enlightened the participants on the technicalities of suspect bowling actions educating them on the issues faced by all parties involved with the sport. The Coaches present benefited the most as the detection of suspect bowling actions were explained in detail, around 60 spinners & 25 fast bowlers have been reported to this time & it should be said that the SLC Coaching… Read More →