Thirty cricket wickets for North & East

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Cricket practice nets jointly undertaken by Sri Lanka Cricket and the Foundation of Goodness is an initiative to promote cricket development in rural schools spread widely in the north & east. Post conflict era has seen enormous talent which needs to be harnessed for the greater advancement of cricket in our nation. Sri Lanka Cricket through its National Development Committee headed by President Jayantha Dharmadasa has started a Infrastructure Development Plan for its stakeholders, such as Districts, Clubs, Associations, Provinces, and Schools. The development programme for schools was supported by the legendary cricketer Muthiah Muralidaran subsequent to the inaugural Murali Cup held in Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mankulam, Mullaitivu & Vavnuniya. Sri Lanka Cricket believes that it needs to provide cricket practice… Read More →

Fielding & Fitness Workshop for District Coaches

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The Sri Lanka Cricket National Coaching Department conducted a full day workshop on 22nd November 2013 at R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium. The Coaching & Teachings were concentrated in two specialized areas which was on Fielding & Fitness aspects. The workshop was conducted for all SLC District Coaches who would in turn take this message to the grassroots level throughout the Country. In today’s context fitness plays a pivotal role in the game of Cricket as the new formats of the game has taken this to a new dimension, players being harnessed throughout the Country need to be aware of this fact & make sure that their Cricketers are fit, agile, sharp & up to the task knowing the present… Read More →

Perera, Dilshan propel Sri Lanka

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Half-centuries from Kusal Perera and Tillakaratne Dilshan powered Sri Lanka to a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over New Zealand in the second Twenty20 International in Pallekele on Thursday (November 21). Sri Lanka secured a 1-0 series win after the first T20I was abandoned due to rain. Sri Lanka overhauled New Zealand’s 142 for 7 with 13 balls to spare, with Perera slamming a 37-ball 57 and Dilshan remaining unbeaten on 59 off 49 balls. Mahela Jayawardene fell leg before to Mitchell McClenaghan for three in the second over before Dilshan and Perera put on a 96-run stand for the second wicket. Dilshan hit eight boundaries while Perera’s knock was studded with six fours and two sixes. Luke Ronchi’s cameo of 34… Read More →

Rain washes out Pallekele T20I

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Bad weather forced the first Twenty20 International between Sri Lanka and New Zealand to be abandoned without a ball being bowled in Pallekele on Tuesday (November 19). Heavy rain through the day drenched Pallekele International Stadium and the umpires, Ruchira Palliyaguruge and Raveendra Wimalasiri, were forced to delay the toss. However, with the rain showing no sign of relenting, the umpires had no option but to call off the match at 8.45pm. So far, every match in the limited-overs series has been interrupted by rain. The three-match One-Day International series ended in a 1-1 draw after Sri Lanka won the third ODI by 36 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis Method, following New Zealand’s four-wicket victory in the second ODI, also by… Read More →

Spinners help Sri Lanka square series

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Sri Lanka’s spinners reined in New Zealand’s batsmen to win the rain-affected third and final One-Day International in Dambulla on Saturday(November 16) and level the series at 1-1. The start of the match was delayed by 90 minutes due to rain, and another interruption meant the game was scheduled as a 33-overs-a-side affair. Sri Lanka made 211 for 8 in that time, with New Zealand being set a Duckworth-Lewis target of 216 in 33 overs. New Zealand was on 126 for 6 in 25 overs, when bad light forced the umpires to call off play, giving Sri Lanka a 36-run win. Rangana Herath, the left-arm spinner, claimed three wickets while Sachithra Senanayake, the offspinner, had two scalps, as New Zealand slumped to… Read More →

Nathan McCullum stars in last-ball win

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New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by four wickets in the rain-truncated second One-Day International in Hambantota on Tuesday (November 12) thanks to Nathan McCullum’s late heroics. New Zealand was set a revised and fairly steep Duckworth-Lewis target of 198 in 23 overs, but McCullum smashed 25 runs in the final over off Rangana Herath to steer New Zealand home with an unbeaten nine-ball 32. New Zealand’s reply had begun on the wrong foot when Nuwan Kulasekara dismissed Anton Devcich and Rob Nicol off successive balls in the second over. Both batsmen were caught behind, while Kumar Sangakkara, the wicketkeeper, also stumped Grant Elliott off Sachithra Senanayake to reduce New Zealand to 34 for 3. However, Tom Latham and Luke Ronchi… Read More →

Rain plays spoilsport in Hambantota

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Heavy rain forced the first One-Day International between New Zealand and Sri Lanka to be abandoned in Hambantota on Sunday (November 10), cutting short an impressive display by Sri Lanka. New Zealand was 13 for 1 from 4.2 overs in reply to Sri Lanka’s 288 for 9, when play was called off. Earlier in the day, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara and Angelo Mathews all hit half-centuries to give Sri Lanka a formidable total. Kyle Mills, the New Zealand captain, gave his team an electrifying start after winning the toss and electing to field, when he trapped Dimuth Karunaratne lbw with the first delivery of the innings. Dilshan and Sangakkara, however, steadied the innings with a second-wicket partnership of 137. Sangakkara… Read More →

SLC Partners with CricHQ as Scoring & Statistical Partner

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the new partnership with New Zealand based CriqHQ as the Scoring and Statistical Partner. CricHQ is a New Zealand technology company that develops smart phone and tablet based cricket scoring, coaching and performance tracking tools. CricHQ was founded in 2010 and is in the business of providing cricket information management solutions using new and existing applications that will support cricket communities worldwide to have access to the game played at grassroots to international level. CricHQ has partnerships with a number of international governing bodies and is backed by high-profile investors including Graeme Swann and Stephen Fleming. According to the CricHQ website governing bodies who are partnering with CricHQ include the International Cricket Council, New Zealand… Read More →

Opening of Cricket Practice Wickets in North & East

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Sri Lanka Cricket is proud to announce that Cricket practice nets jointly undertaken by Sri Lanka Cricket and the Foundation of Goodness is an initiative to promote cricket development in rural schools spread widely in the north & east. Post conflict era has seen enormous talent which needs to be harnessed for the greater advancement of cricket in our nation. Sri Lanka Cricket through its National Development Committee headed by President Jayantha Dharmadasa has started a Infrastructure Development Plan for its stakeholders, such as Districts,  Clubs, Associations, Provinces, and Schools. The development programme for schools was supported by the legendary cricketer Muthiah Muralidaran subsequent to the inaugural Murali Cup held in Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mankulam, Mullaitivu & Vavnuniya.  Sri Lanka Cricket believes… Read More →

Photos: MAS replica promotion at ODEL

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MAS Holdings, Official Clothing Partner of SLC together with Sri Lanka Cricket and the National Players conduct a promotion yesterday at ODEL Alexendra place store to increase their replica sales for the upcoming season. Cricket enthusiasts had the opportunity to meet and get autographs and photos with the National Cricket Captain Angelo Mathews and current national players including Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath, Ajantha Mendis, and Sachithra Senanayake. PHOTOS BY – DIMUTH DE ZOYSA

SLC Conducts Level 2 Coaching Course

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the SLC ‘Coach Education Unit’ ‘with the assistance of Coaching Staff from the ‘National Coaching Department’ conducted their second Level 2 Coaching Course which was incidentally the first ever Course open to the Coaching fraternity of Sri Lanka. The inaugural Course of this nature was successfully conducted earlier this year for Premier Club & SLC Provincial & District Coaches. All tutors at this Course were our very own qualified Sri Lankan experts with years of experience in the Coaching field. The Course which spanned over a six day period was conducted at the Kettarama International Cricket Stadium. The eligibility of a Coach to follow the SLC Level 2 Coaching Course is that he or… Read More →

Hameedia appointed as the Official Formal Clothing Sponsor of National Cricket Teams

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that Hameedia’s was appointed as the Official Formal Clothing Sponsor of Sri Lanka National Cricket Teams  Welcoming all present for the Press Conference held today, Treasurer / Secretary of the Sponsorship Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket Mr. Nuski Mohamed said that “Today is a special day for Sri Lanka Cricket, as Hameedia’s Group, enter into a partnership with Sri LankaCricket  as the Official Formal Clothing Sponsor of Sri Lanka National Cricket Teams.” He further stated that  ”this sponsorship will no doubt enhance the brand image of Hameedia’s  when the proud Sri Lankan cricketers carrying the aspirations of our nation, represent Sri Lanka under the theme one nation, one passion, one team, sporting the colours and logo of Hameedia. As the official formal clothing sponsor,… Read More →