Windies women seal T20I series with nine-wicket win

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The visiting West Indies beat Sri Lanka by nine-wickets in the third and final Women’s Twenty20 International to seal the series 2-1. Stafanie Taylor top-scored with 38 as West Indies chased down their target of 75 with 52 balls to spare. Brief Score: Sri Lanka Women 74/9 (20) Chamari Atapattu 43, Anisa Mohammed 2/7, Hayley Matthews 4/10 Vs West Indies Women 75/1 (11.2) Stafanie Taylor 38, Hayley Matthews 32* West Indies Women won by 9 wickets (with 52 balls remaining) Full Scorecard

Jonty Rhodes to arrive in Sri Lanka today

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Media Release Jonty Rhodes the former South African great will arrive today in Sri Lanka on a short stint for 10 days as a fielding coach. Jonty is here ahead of the home series against Pakistan which starts next month. Jonty Rhodes will educate the coaches apart from the national cricketers and other national, development and junior teams on the latest techniques of fielding.

Tamil Union’s Record-Breakers

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By Suresh Murugaser Tamil Union C & AC created history once again by establishing two world records and a Sri Lanka domestic record in the just-concluded Sri Lanka Premier League Season. 1). The team recorded the highest ever first-class total in one day in World cricket history, when it scored 530 runs for the loss of six wickets in its match against Sri Lanka Air Force on the 13th February this year. This was at the SLAF Grounds in Katunayake, which is by no means the smallest one in Sri Lanka. In 90 overs, the batsmen hammered 15 sixers and 62 fours in the 90 overs at the rate of almost 6 runs per over for that day. 2). Captain… Read More →

Windies Women level T20 series

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The Sri Lanka Women Twenty20 series against the West Indies will be decided on Tuesday, after the visitors leveled the series 1-1 with a eight-wicket-win at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Colombo today. Sri Lanka Women 124/5 (20) Dilani Manodara 30, Chamari Atapattu 27, Shashikala Siriwardene 26, Stafanie Taylor 2/20 Vs West Indies Women 125/2 (18.5) Stafanie Taylor 59*, Deandra Dottin 51, Udeshika Prabodhani 1/25 West Indies Women won by 8 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)

Sri Lanka women take lead with D/L win

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West Indies Women tour of Sri Lanka, 1st T20I: Sri Lanka Women v West Indies Women Brief Scores: West Indies women – 109/6 in 20 overs: Stafanie Taylor 40, Brittany Cooper 17, Melissa Aguillera 28*, Sripali Weerakkody 3/13. Sri Lanka women – 88/6 in 15.2 overs: Dilani Manodara 28, Shashikala Siriwardene 17*, Chamari Atapattu 17, Eshani Kaushalya 16, Stacy-Ann King 2/16, Anisa Mohammed 2/15.

3rd unofficial Test: Sri Lanka A v Pakistan A at RDICS, Dambulla

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Match drawn Sri Lanka A 1st innings R B 4s 6s SR MDUS Jayasundera lbw b Mir Hamza 6 9 1 0 66.66 DM de Silva lbw b Tabish Khan 13 26 3 0 50.00 MS Warnapura b Shehzad Azam 14 49 1 0 28.57 KDK Vithanage b Shehzad Azam 48 67 8 0 71.64 SMA Priyanjan* b Fawad Alam 7 16 1 0 43.75 MDKJ Perera† c Umar Amin b Tabish Khan 90 101 12 2 89.10 DAS Gunaratne c †Adnan Akmal b Fawad Alam 4 19 0 0 21.05 NT Gamage c †Adnan Akmal b Fawad Alam 76 116 11 2 65.51 PM Pushpakumara b Shehzad Azam 0 11 0 0 0.00 PVD Chameera not out 12 26… Read More →

West Indies Women’s tour of Sri Lanka 2015 – SL T20I Squad

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Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held of the National Women’s Selectors on the 20th May 2015, the following players were selected for the above series. 1      Chamari Attapattu (Captain) 2      Yasoda Mendis 3      Dilani Manodara 4      Sashikala Siriwardene 5      Eshani Lokusuriya (Vice Captain) 6      Sripali Weerakkody 7      Nipuni Hansika 8      Ama Kanchana 9      Inoka Ranaweera 10    Suganthika Kumari 11    Hasini Perera 12    Udeshika Prabodini 13    Chathurani Gunewardene 14    Maduri Samuddhika This has been approved by the Hon. Minister of Sports.

West Indies women clinch ODI series

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West Indies clinched the four match ODI series with a 31 run win over Sri Lanka Women in the fourth and final match played at the RPremadasa International Cricket Stadium today. The West Indies Women succeeded in defending their score of 156 when they restricted the home side to a score of 125. Brief Score: West Indies Women 156 (47.3) Britney Cooper 46, Hayley Matthews 24, Inoka Ranaweera 3/17, Sripali Weerakkody 3/37 v Sri Lanka Women 125 (45.2) Eshani Kaushalya 30, Nipuni Hansika 21, Hayley Matthews 3/7, Anisa Mohammed 2/23 ICC Women’s Championship points – West Indies Women 2, Sri Lanka Women 0 West Indies Women in Sri Lanka ODI Series – West Indies Women won the 4-match series 3-1… Read More →

Outcomes of ICC Cricket Committee meeting in Mumbai

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ICC Media Release The ICC Cricket Committee concluded its two-day meeting in Mumbai on Saturday. The ICC Cricket Committee makes recommendations on cricket playing issues to the Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC) and, if it is a policy matter, the ICC Board for approval and comprises representatives of many stakeholder groups involved in the modern game, including players, umpires and the media, and is chaired by former India captain Anil Kumble. The following were the major issues discussed by the ICC Cricket Committee: Test cricket: Day / Night Test matches were discussed at length. The Cricket Committee also received a report from the MCC on the 4-day First Class match played with pink balls in Abu Dhabi in March, and viewed… Read More →

SLC embarks on Soft Skills Development Program for Players

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On an initiative of the newly appointed Chairman and the Interim Committee of SLC, a comprehensive soft skills development program has been launched recently by SLC for Cricketers of all categories and age groups, covering a wide range of realms which would empower them with essential life skills in a wider spectrum. Having done an in-depth study of knowledge gaps of our players, Human Resources department of SLC, in its training need analysis has identified 11 areas to be encompassed in this enthusiastic program namely General English, Presentation skills development, Sports Psychology, Social etiquette, Personal grooming, Basic IT skills, Leadership training, Finance and Investment Management, Cricket history and spirits of the game. In addition, Yoga has been incorporated in the… Read More →

Dottin, Taylor Set Up West Indies Win

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Half-centuries from Deandra Dottin and Stafanie Taylor set up an 18-run win on the Duckworth/Lewis method for West Indies Women over Sri Lanka Women in the third One-Day International in Colombo. West Indies Women 215/3 (50) Stafanie Taylor 86*, Deandra Dottin 69*, Kycia A Knight 34, Sugandika Kumari 3/48 Vs Sri Lanka Women 170/8 (40.2) Nipuni Hansika 50*, Chamari Atapattu 25, Afy Fletcher 2/25, Anisa Mohammed 2/30

Sri Lanka Women’s beat Windies by six wickets

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Sri Lanka women’s comprehensively beat the visiting West Indies team by 6 wickets in the 2nd One Day International of the 4 match series at the R Premedasa International Cricket Stadium today. West Indies Women 124 in 42.3 overs (SR Taylor 43, Kycia A Knight 28, Shashikala Siriwardene 4-30, Maduri Samuddika 2-16) Sri Lanka Women 127-4 in 39.2 overs (Shashikala Siriwardene 42*, Yasoda Mendis 27)