The Sri Lankan boys sat glum-faced on the outfield of the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Wednesday (February 3) as Roger Wijesuriya, their coach, gave them a thorough dressing down. “Avishka (Gunawardene, the former Sri Lankan batsman who is now the team’s assistant coach) cannot go to the middle and bat for you,” Wijesuriya told the boys. Sri Lanka should have chased down 213 against Pakistan to top Group B in the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2016. But as it turned out, leaking easy runs in the first half, poor shot selection while batting and tight bowling by Pakistan forced it to concede defeat by 23 runs after it was bowled out for 189. Pakistan thus finished on top of the… Read More →
1st-Semi-final: Colombo 169/4 (N Dickwella 72) beat Hambantota 164 (Prasanna 52, Dilshan 44, Rajitha 3-25, Eranga 3-36) by 6 wickets. 2nd Semi-final: Galle Guardians 125/4 in 17.2 ov. (Jayasundera 35*, Chandimal 28) beat Kurunegala Warriors 121 (Udawatta 33, Randiv 3-12) by 6 wickets.
In Dhaka for the South Asian Speakers’ Summit on Achieving SDGs on Monday, Thilanga Sumathipala, Sri Lanka Cricket’s president, dropped by at the hotel to pay a surprise visit to the Sri Lanka Under-19 cricket team, and it left the teenagers surprised and motivated. “It was a surprise for the entire team and the time he spent with the boys was a morale booster and surely added value for them to perform better in the upcoming matches,” said Ranjith Madurusinghe, the team manager. Not long after that visit, the boys had another taste of life when they met 30 differently abled children from Parents Forum for Differently Abled (PDFA). One look at the Sri Lankan camp tells you how jovial… Read More →
President of Sri Lanka Cricket, Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala personally visited the Under 19 team and its Officials in Bangladesh on 31st January 2016. The President spoke to the youngsters and wished them all success for the quarter finals of the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup. Team Manager Ranjith Madurusinghe stated that “it was a surprise for the entire team and the time he spent with the boys was a morale booster and surely added value in order for them to perform better in the upcoming matches”.
Match 9: Kandy 156/5 (Bhanuka 54, C de Silva 2-11) beat Kurunegala 154/9 (S Fernando 56, S Saman 3-25, A Dananjaya 3-35) by 5 wickets. Match 10: Hambantota 148/8 (P Perera 35, Baduge 2-16, Randiv 2-19) beat Galle 122 in 19.1 ov. (Chandimal 31, L Gamage 3-17, Pushpakumara 3-18)by 26 runs.
Sri Lanka has had problems stemming the rush of wickets so far at the ICC Under-19 World Cup. It didn’t prove costly in the warm-ups or against Canada in the opener, but in its second Group B clash, against Afghanistan, it got a real fright. A total of 184, thanks to captain Charith Asalanka’s 91-ball 71, is all Sri Lanka could put up at Sylhet International Stadium on Saturday (January 30), but small though it was, once Afghanistan’s innings got underway, it was evident that even that was a good number. The bowlers came up with a tidy showing as the opposition was shot out for 151 in 44.5 overs. Sri Lanka, which had won its first game by 196 runs, registered a 33-run… Read More →
Match 7: Galle Guardians 181/7 in 19 ov. (Milantha 41, Chandimal 34) beat Kandy Crusaders 178/6 (Thirimanne 61, J Mendis 40*) by 3 wkts Match 8: Kurunegala Warriors 141(Kapugedara 34) beat Colombo Commandos 110 (Dhananjaya de Silva 26, A Gunaratne 5/10) by 31 runs.
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce its decision to nominate Romesh Kaluwitharana to the Technical Committee of the Asia Cricket Council for Asia Cup 2016. A man who is passionate about the game, Kaluwitharana is the former Sri Lanka A Team Head Coach. Having played for Colts Cricket Club, Galle Cricket Club and Sebastian’s Cricket and Athletic Club, he has played 49 test matches and 189 ODIs for Sri Lanka. Romesh played a vital role as a wicket keeper / batsman in the 1996 World Cup winning team. Romesh Kaluwitharana is delighted to accept this new appointment in the Technical Committee of the ACC
Match 5: Kurunegala Warriors 146/6 in 19 ov. (Gunaratne 47, B Fernando 2-28) beat Hambanthota Troopers 144/7 (A Priyanjan 64, C Silva 2-30) by 4 wickets. Match 6: Colombo-Commandos 182/5 (Dhananjaya 80*, Senanayake 3-15) beat Kandy-Crusaders 173/6 (Thirimanne 37, Rajitha 3-28) by 9 runs.
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket has embarked on a significant initiative of securing a professional coach to serve the National Team and is proud to announce that Graham Ford will rejoin Sri Lanka Cricket as the Head Coach with effect from 1st February 2016. As per the vision of the newly appointed Executive Committee, it was priority to head hunt and appoint a reputed coach to serve Sri Lanka Cricket until the World Cup in 2019 in England. Bringing back a coach of Graham Ford’s caliber is part of the new Executive Committee’s plan towards restoring Sri Lanka Cricket back to its glory days. He will be entrusted with the National Team for a period of 45 months to build… Read More →
Sri Lanka opened its ICC Under-19 World Cup 2016 campaign with an authoritative, dominant performance against Canada to seal an mammoth 196-run victory at the Sylhet District Stadium on Thursday (January 28). There were four half-centurions in the line-up as Sri Lanka posted 315 for 6. In response, Canada was bundled out for 119 as Sri Lanka sealed victory with minimum fuss.Canada might have hoped to emulate Nepal, who sprung the first upset of the tournament, beating the much-fancied New Zealand in Fatullah earlier in the day. However, Sri Lanka was merciless, and wasn’t willing to budge an inch. It chose to bat and was on the front foot almost throughout the match, even accounting for its tendency to lose quick wickets. Arslan… Read More →
Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held on even date, the National Selectors named the following players for the above tour. 1. Dinesh Chandimal (Captain) 2. T M Dilshan 3. Seekuge Prasanna 4. Milinda Siriwardena 5. Dhanushka Gunathilaka 6. Thisara Perera 7. Dasun Shanaka 8. Asela Gunaratne 9. Chamara Kapugedara 10. Dushmantha Chameera 11. Dilhara Fernando 12. Kasun Rajitha 13. Binura Fernando 14. Sachithra Senanayake 15. Jeffrey Vandersay The Sports Minister Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara has approved the above Squad. Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Nuwan Kulasekera, Rangana Herath & Nuwan Pradeep were not available for selection due to injuries. The Squad for the forthcoming Asia Cup and the ICC World T20 will be selected by the National Selectors after the conclusion… Read More →