Sri Lanka 8-59 off 20 overs (Beams 3-11) defeated by Australia 0-63 off 8.1 overs (Villani 34no and Mooney 29no) by 10 wickets with 71 balls to spare in the T20 at SSC Ground, Colombo. The Australian Women finished their tour of Sri Lanka undefeated as they registered a dominant 10 wicket win in the sole T20 international played against the hosts at the SSC Grounds earlier today.
Cricket supersedes beyond the boundaries of the playing fields and the big stage performers in a family wholesome encompassing the populace at large, of whom the cheer leaders have succeeded in infusing an aroma of color and splendor to the over century long game. While today we see more cheer girls than cheer men who are largely outnumbered by the fairer sex who have enveloped world cricket in intensifying the sizzler action in the middle by their charm acts as stage performers, it is pertinent to dwell on the origin of cricket’s cheer leaders. That it dates back to a Sri Lankan in our very own Percy Abeysekera in the 1970s era when Sri Lanka was striving to win international… Read More →
අපගේ මීලග ප්රධාන ඉලක්කයක් විය යුත්තේ 2019 වසරේ එංගලන්තයේ පැවැත්වෙන මීලඟ ලෝක කුසලාන සීමිත ඕවර 50 තරඟාවලියේ ශූරතාව දිනා ගැනීමයි. මේ අරමුණ ශ්රී ලංකා ක්රිකට් ආයතනයේ තවත් ඉලක්කයක් පමණක් නොව රටේ දෙවැනි පුරවැසියාවන අග්රාමාත්ය රනිල් වික්රමසිංහ මහතා ක්රිකට් කී්රඩකයන්ට ලබා දුන් අලූත්ම අභියෝගයයි. අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේදී සැප්තැම්බර් 20 වෙනි අඟහරුවාදා අග්රාමාත්යවරයා ක්රිකට් ක්රිඩකයන් මුණ ගැසුණේ, ටෙස්ට් තරඟාවලියේදී ඕස්ටේ්රලියාව 3-0 කින් පරාජය කළ ලංකා ජාතික කණ්ඩායමටත් 19 න් පහළ කණ්ඩායමේ එංගලන්ත සංචාරයේදී ටෙස්ට් හා එක්දින තරඟවලියන් දෙකම ප්රථම වරට ජයගත් ශ්රී ලංකා අවුරුදු 19 න් පහළ කණ්ඩායමට උපහාර පිදීමට පමණක්ම නොව ඔවුනට තව වසර තුනකින් ළගාවිය යුතු ඉලක්කයක්ද ලබා දීමටය. එම ඉලක්කය 2019 ඕවර පණහේ ලෝක කුසලානය දිනා ගැනීමටය. පාසල් ක්රිකට් ක්රීඩාව දියුණු කිරීම ජාතික මට්ටමේ ක්රිකට් ක්රිඩාව දියුණු කිරීමේ ප්රධානම මාර්ගය… Read More →
The buoying tonic to the Sri Lanka cricketers by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to go for the 2019 World Cup is indeed timely. For a young blend at the helm of which is the experienced skipper Angelo Mathews this reminder to the national cricketers from high up 3 years hence to the cricketing showpiece event must serve as soul stirring in the island nation’s new generation thrust to scaling international heights. The concentrated drive that begun some months ago under the administration of the game’s nerve centre’s President of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), Thilanga Sumathipala has significantly just begun to get into rhythm on the back of new blood or young guns that have raised their hands to deliver. The… Read More →
Australia Women 268 for 3 (Bolton 113, Perry, 77*, Atapattu 2-48) beat Sri Lanka Women 131 (Weerakkody 33, Beams 4-26, Farrell 3-17, Ferling 3-30) by 137 runs Nicole Bolton made her 2nd ODI century to help the Southern Stars to another comprehensive one-day international win over Sri Lanka to secure a four-nil series sweep at Colombo’s R. Premadasa Stadium. Opener Nicole Bolton was the standout performer with the bat, as her century earned her side a commanding 137-run victory in the fourth and final game on Sunday in Colombo. The final game of the tour, the only T20I will take place on the 27th of September at the SSC grounds.
දීර්ඝ කාලයක් තිස්සේ අතුරු කමිටු මගින් පාලනය වෙමින් අසාර්ථක පරිපාලන කාලපරිච්ෙඡ්දයක්ද ටෙස්ට් ක්රිකට් කණ්ඩායම දුර්වල ක්රීඩා විලාශයන් දැක්වූ යුගයක්ද නිමාවට පත් කරමින් තිලංග සුමතිිපාල මහතාගේ සභාපතිත්වයෙන් යුත් තේ්රී පත්වූ ශ්රී ලංකා ක්රිකට් පාලක මණ්ඩලය අපට අහිමිව තිබූ ක්රිකට් අභිමානය දැන් යළි උදාකර ගනිමින් සිටී. ටෙස්ට් හා එක්දින තරගාවලිියන්හි ශ්රේණිගත කිරීමේදී 1-3 ස්ථානවල දීර්ඝ කළක් රැුඳී සිටි ශ්රී ලංකා ක්රිකට් කණ්ඩායමට පසුගිය වසර කිහිපය තුළ හත්වන හා පස්වන ස්ථාන දක්වා පසු බැසීමට සිදුවිණි. ටී 20 තරඟවල හිමිවූයේ අට වන ස්ථානයයයි. දක්ෂ පරිපාලන නිලධාරීන් වන තිලංග සුුමතිිපාල මහතා සහ ලේකම් මොහාන් සිල්වා මහතා ඇතුළු කණ්ඩායමේ දුරදර්ශී සැලසුම් අනුව විදේශික පුහුණු කරුවන්ගේ සහායද ඇතිව ශ්රී ලංකා කණ්ඩායම නැවතත් හිණිපෙත්තට යාම දැන් අරඹා තිබේ. තවත් ආකාරයකින් පැවසුවහොත් නැතිවූ අභිමානය යළි ළඟා කරමින් සිටී. පසුගියදා… Read More →
The humming winds breathe draughts of a new aura for Sri Lanka Cricket flaunted on new blood driven by handpicked foreign expertise, thanks to the far sightedness of the SLC President, Thilanga Sumathipala and his able administrative machinery. Significantly, the Sumathipala administration has put Sri Lanka cricket on track from what was apparently tripped in no man’s land due to no cohesive management plan by several longtime interim administrations that had bungled the country’s cricket. That this new phase of the island nation’s cricket took off on all fours during the recent tour of Australia here is significant. For, the assignment for Angelo Mathews and his charges was like getting past a massive iceberg when it came to the super… Read More →
Prime Minister Hon. Ranil Wickramasinghe hosted the Sri Lanka National Team for Tea after their historic win against Australia at Temple Trees today. Minister of Sports Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara and President of Sri Lanka Cricket Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala together with dignitaries of SLC too attended the ceremony
Sri Lanka Cricket expresses its sincere condolences on the tragic demise of a 28year old Youth in an accident involving Sri Lanka Cricketer Nuwan Kulasekera earlier today. Preliminary inquiries have revealed that Mr. Kulasekera was returning to Colombo from Kandy, when the unfortunate Motor-cycle rider who was travelling in the opposite direction had lost control of his bike whilst trying to overtake a bus and got flung into Mr. Kulasekera’s path. Mr. Kulasekera is currently enlarged on bail by the Kadawatha Chief Magistrate pending completion of the investigation.
Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that it is formulating a new selection criteria for the upcoming Cricket Awards, taking into consideration the best Junior & Senior cricketers who have performed exceptionally well during the last year. Hence the Dialog Cricket Awards 2016 which was scheduled to be held on the 21 st of September 2016 has been postponed to the 30th of November 2016.
Australia Women’s bowlers set up the side’s crushing win in the first ODI in Dambulla by bowling out Sri Lanka Women for 76 in 24.5 overs. Australia chased the target in 15.4 overs, before the scheduled innings break, but stuttered towards the end, losing five wickets for 30 runs. Australia took a 1-0 lead in the four-match ODI series. Brief Scores: Australia Women 79/6 in 15.4 overs (Lanning 27, Bolton 19, Ranaweera 3/20) beat Sri Lanka Women 76 all out in 24.5 overs (Ranaweera 32, Kaushalya 14, Beams 3/16) by 4 wickets.
In the wake of Sri Lanka’s routing of Australia in the 3-match test series, it would have been ideally great to have made gone the full distance by coming tops in the ODIs. But it was not to be with a more purposeful looking Aussie ODI side led by David Warner taking the series 4-1. Having lost the opening game, Sri Lanka came back strongly to down the Aussies in the second match. But that was as far as the home team could go with Australia producing some scintillating stuff to make it a ‘one way ticket’ affair. The pointed difference between the two sides was that Australia had a distinct edge as the reigning world champions. Steve Smith led… Read More →
Sri Lanka Cricket has chosen the below named 14 players for the ODI series against Australia women’s team touring Sri Lanka . The ODI matches will be played on the 18th & 20th of September in Dambulla and 23rd & 25th of September in Colombo. The squad is : 1. Chamari Atapattu – Captain 2. Prasadini Weerakkody – Vice Captain 3. Dilani Manodara 4. Nipuni Hansika 5. Chamari Polgampola 6. Eshani Lokusooriya 7. Udeshika Prabodini 8. Inoka Ranaweera 9. Sugandika Kumari 10. Achini Kulasooriya 11. Inoshi Fernando 12. Imalka Mendis 13. Ama Kanchana 14. Harshitha Madhavi