Sri Lanka ODI squad for South Africa series

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Media Release 18th February, 2019 The Minister of Sports Honorable Harin Fernando approved the following Sri Lanka One Day squad to play in the upcoming series against South Africa. Squad Lasith Malinga – Captain Avishka Fernando Upul Tharanga Niroshan Dickwella – Vice Captain Kusal Janith Perera Kusal Mendis Dhananjaya De Silva Thisara Perera Akila Dananjaya Angelo Perera Oshada Fernando Kamindu Mendis Priyamal Perera Isuru Udana Vishwa Fernando Kasun Rajitha Lakshan Sandakan

Heroic Perera hundred helps Sri Lanka to thrilling victory

Sri Lanka's Kusal Perera reacts after bgetting his 100 runs on day 4 of the first Test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka held at the Kingsmead Stadium in Durban on February 16, 2019. (Photo by Anesh DEBIKY / AFP)

(Courtesy: ICC) Kusal Perera scored a riveting 200-ball 153 to take Sri Lanka to a thrilling victory in the first Test against South Africa in Durban on Saturday, 16 February. VIEW MATCH CENTRE When Keshav Maharaj dismissed Kasun Rajitha to reduce Sri Lanka to 226/9, a South African victory was a near certainty. However, Perera scripted a historic partnership with Vishwa Fernando for the final wicket to take his side past the finish line. It was a splendid effort by the duo, who added 78 runs between them – a record tenth-wicket stand for successful chases in Test cricket. While Perera dominated the partnership with his blistering effort, Fernando remained resilient with a 27-ball 6. Earlier in the day, Sri Lanka… Read More →

SLC Conducts ICC Level 01 Coaching Program

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Media Release 06th February, 2019 Sri Lanka Cricket conducted two programs in ICC Level 01 Coaching Course in the recent weeks for nearly 50 schools and club level coaches; who came from several parts of the country. Conducted by the Coach Education Unit of the SLC, the first of it was held from the 22nd to 25th January at the SLC High Performance Center at RPICS, while the second program was held from the 30th January to 02nd February, in the District of Ampara. The Colombo program had coaches from areas such as Panadura, Kalutara; Matugama and Moratuwa, while the 02nd program had coaches from Ampara, Batticaloa and Trincomalee Districts. The ICC Level 1 Course focuses on imparting coaches with… Read More →

Sri Lanka Test Squad for South Africa Series

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Media Release 05th February, 2019 The Minister of Sports Honorable Harin Fernando approved the following Sri Lanka Test squad to play in the upcoming series against South Africa. The National Selectors have decided to appoint Dimuth Karunaratne as the Stand-In Captain for the tour. They have also released Dinesh Chandimal from his duties as Captain and Player of the National test team to play domestic cricket to regain his form and be ready for future international tours. Sri Lanka team will tour South Africa, starting from 06th February to 24th March, 2019. Squad 01) Dimuth Karunaratne – Stand-in Captain 02) Niroshan Dickwella – Vice Captain 03) Lahiru Thirimanne 04) Kaushal Silva 05) Kusal Mendis 06) Kusal Janith Perera 07) Milinda… Read More →

Official warm-up fixtures for ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 announced

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The official warm-up fixtures to be played in the lead-up to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales have today been announced. Warm-up fixtures to be played between 24-28 May 2019 ahead of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 Each team will play two official warm-up matches ahead of the tournament which will start on 30 May Matches to be held at Bristol County Ground, Cardiff Wales Stadium, Hampshire Bowl, The Oval ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 Managing Director, Steve Elworthy: “These games provide another opportunity for fans to see world-class players at their local venue” Tickets details to be announced in April via cricketworldcup.com All ten competing nations will play two official warm-up fixtures… Read More →

Statement on Amnesty from Alex Marshall – ICC General Manager Anti-Corruption

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Dubai, 28 January 2019 “As we approach the end of our 15-day amnesty period for those who previously failed to report information regarding corrupt approaches in Sri Lankan cricket, I would like to thank everyone who has come forward to share information. “We have seen a positive response with several people providing new and important information. This has assisted existing investigation and resulted in some new cases. “In the final few days, I would request the cricket fraternity to come forward and share any other information concerning corrupt conduct or approaches in the strictest of confidence and without any fear or repercussion.” Notes to editors The International Cricket Council (ICC) is holding a 15-day amnesty from 16-31 January to participants… Read More →

Sri Lanka Women’s squad to tour of South Africa 2019

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Media Release 22nd January, 2019 Minister of Sports Honorable Harin Fernando approved the below squad to take part in the upcoming Women’s National Team tour of South Africa 2019. The team will tour South Africa during the period of 29th January to 18th February, 2019 and will play 03 ODIs and 03 T20 matches. Chamari Atapattu – Captain Prasadani Weerakkody Anushka Sanjeewani Tharika Sewwandi Hasini Perera Imalka Mendis Harshitha Samarawickrema Shashikala Siriwardena Nilakshi De Silva Umesha Thimashini ( Subject to fitness) Kaveesha Dilhari Achini Kulasooriya Udeshika Probodani Inoka Ranaweera Oshadi Ranasinghe Standby Players Hansima Karunaratne Madushika Meththananda Sathya Sandeepani Inoshi Fernando Sugandika Kumari Media and Communications –Prasanna Rodrigo – Media Manager   – Sri Lanka Cricket – Contact: + 94 77… Read More →

Australia Under 19 Test Match Trophy Handing over

Australia Under 19 Test Match Trophy Handing over

Sri Lanka Under 19 team won the only 3 Day game, it played against Australia Under 19 Team during the concluded home series. This morning, Sri Lanka U19 Skipper Nipun Dananjaya handed over the Trophy; won by the team to Mr. Ashley De Silva, CEO of Sri Lanka Cricket.  The Under 19 Head Coach Hashan Thilakaratne and Team Manager Nalinda Ilangakoon also took part in the handing over of the trophy. Head of International Cricket Mr. Chandima Mapatuna was also present during the occasion.  Speaking about the Victory, Coach Hashan Thilakaratne said…………… “This is the first time, since 1985, Sri Lanka Under 19 won a test match against Australia Under 19. It’s a great achievement by the Youngsters” “I was in the… Read More →

Sri Lanka U19 Squad for the 03 Day Game vs Australia U19

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Media Release 09th January, 2019 Sri Lanka under 19 squad, chosen to play the 03 Day Game vs touring Australia under 19 team. The Minister of Sports Honorable Harin Fernando gave his approval to the squad. The 3 Day Match vs Australia, will commence on the 10th January, 2019 at the SSC. THE SQUAD Nipun Dananjaya – Captain – Joseph Vas College Kamil Mishara – Royal College, Colombo Gamage Sonal Dinusha – Mahanama College, Colombo Ashian Angelo Daniel – Joseph’s College, Colombo Rohan Sanjaya – Tissa Centeral College, Kalutara Dilum Sudheera Thilakarathna – Richmond College Vijayakanth Viyaskanth – Jaffna Central College Sadun Tharaka Mendis – Richmond College Chamindu Piyamal Wijesinghe – Nalanda College Ruvin Chandisa Peries – Trinity College; Kandy… Read More →

Sri Lanka Test Squad for the Australia Test Series

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The Minister of Sports Honorable Harin Fernando approved the following 16 member squad to play the upcoming two test series vs Australia. Sri Lanka will tour Australia from 13th January to 06th February, 2019. THE SQUAD 1.) Dinesh Chandimal – Captain 2.) Dimuth Karunaratne – Vice Captain 3.) Lahiru Thirimanne 4.) Kusal Mendis 5.) Sadeera Samarawickrama 6.) Dhananjaya De Silva 7.) Roshen Silva 8.) Niroshan Dickwella 9.) Kusal Janith Perera 10.) Dilruwan Perera 11.) Lakshan Sandakan 12.) Suranga Lakmal 13.) Nuwan Pradeep 14.) Lahiru Kumara 15.) Dushmantha Chameera 16.) Kasun Rajitha

Sri Lanka “A” Team Squad for the Ireland “A” Team tour of Sri Lanka 2018/2019

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Media Release 31st December, 2018 The Minister of Sports Honorable Harin Fernando approved the following 04 Day; ODI and 2 Day (Practice Game) squads to represent Sri Lanka to play against Ireland “A” Team. 04 DAY SQUAD Ashan Priyanjan – Captain Angelo Perera – Vice Captain Avishka Fernando Lahiru Milantha Hasitha Boyagoda Pathum Nissanka Shammu Ashan Kamindu Mendis Milinda Siriwardana Manoj Sarathchandra Lasith Embuldeniya Nishan Peiris Amila Aponso Nisala Tharaka Chamika Karunaratne Shehan Madushanka Mohamed Shiraz Dilesh Gunaratne ONE DAY SQUAD Upul Tharanga – Captain Milinda Siriwardana – Vice Captain Avishka Fernando Sandun Weerakkody Shammu Ashan Kamindu Mendis Shehan Jayasuriya Lasith Embuldeniya Ramesh Mendis Amila Aponso Jeevan Mendis Chamika Karunaratne Asitha Fernando Jehan Daniel Isuru Udana Ishan Jayaratne 02 DAY… Read More →

Sri Lanka ODI and T20I squad for New Zealand tour

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Media Release 14th December, 2018 His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena has approved the following 17 players to represent the National ODI and T20 Squad of Sri Lanka during the ongoing tour in New Zealand. Lasith Malinga – Captain Niroshan Dickwella – Vice Captain Angelo Mathews Danushka Gunathilaka Kusal Janith Perera Dinesh Chandimal Asela Gunaratne Kusal Mendis Dhananjaya De Silva Thisara Perera Dasun Shanaka Lakshan Sandakan Seekkuge Prasanna Dushmantha Chameera Kasun Rajitha Nuwan Pradeep Lahiru Kumara

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 →