Kusal Mendis – New Gold to Sri Lanka Cricket

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Since those giant killing days of Jayawardene and Sangakkara, Sri Lanka has been yearning for a new messiah. The last 2 to 3 years have been hard as the island nation cruises in a fine-comb of its harvest of young batting talent. There have been great expectations for the future. While skipper Angelo Mathews has proved to be the Blockbuster with the bat for his abounding talent, Dinesh Chandimal, the young vice captain has been blood stirring talent for his right handed talent with the bat. Similarly, the left handed young Lahiru Thirimanne too has been an entertaining willow wielder. Both have displayed the type of talent that has made the national selectors look upon the duo as future torchbearers… Read More →

Gamini Dissanayaka Challenge Trophy final LIVE

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Sri Lanka Vs. South Africa Youth tournament triumphants to carry away the Gamini Dissanayaka Challenge Trophy.LIVE Coverage on Chanel EYE and SLBC. Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that the Final Youth One Day game between Sri Lanka and South Africa to be played at the SSC tomorrow (13) will be telecast LIVE on Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporations Channel Eye. Furthermore, there will be ball-by-ball coverage of the match on SLBC. The bilateral tournament, which has been named in honour of the late Hon. Gamini Dissanayaka, is played between the two youth teams, carrying forward the vision and legacy of the great leader and proponent of youth focus in the development of cricket.

ENGLAND ODI SERIES: Several individual positives for the future

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Sri Lanka has scored on the rebuilding front where skipper Angelo Mathews and the national selectors can take heart from the discovery of potential new talent for the future in ODI cricket. There is still the strongpoint for Sri Lanka of having beaten England squarely in the English’s own den only 2 years ago. That euphoric 3-2 result was steeling satisfaction to the islanders in an year when England got the blues having also been beaten in the Test series. That 2 years hence it is the same man in Angelo Mathews who wore the captaincy mantle does carry a significant poignancy for Sri Lanka for the future. That is in a rebuilding curve having lost some of its steadfast… Read More →

Kithuruwan Vithanage issued immediate suspension

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Disciplinary Committee find him guilty of misconduct per the SLC constitution and ICC CoC. SLC Issues an immediate suspension from playing all forms of cricket for 1 year. At a Disciplinary Inquiry conducted by the Disciplinary Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket on 16th June 2016 at SLC Headquarters, the Disciplinary Committee has found Kithuruwan Vithanage guilty of misconduct and in breach of ICC Code of Conduct clause(s) 3.1.9.10 and 3.1.9.11 The Disciplinary Committee was presented with written and oral evidence from witnesses to the incident in question and Vithanage was invited to present similar evidence in his defense. After a closed hearing, and in consideration of the evaluation of the evidence presented, the Disciplinary Committee has recommended an immediate suspension,… Read More →

Debutant Asitha bowls Sri Lanka A to narrow win

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Asitha Fernando, who was Sri Lanka’s leading wicket-taker in the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh, claimed seven wickets on first-class debut, including five in the last innings, to secure a slim victory for Sri Lanka A in Leicester. The result meant Sri Lanka A went 1-0 up in the two-match series against Pakistan A in England. Sri Lanka A 299 (Udawatte 64, Hasan 4-63) and 131 ( Azizullah 4-21, Nawaz 4-31) beatPakistan A 277 (Nawaz 68) and 120 (Asitha 5-33, Pathirana 3-27) by 33 runs 

Buttler, Morgan lead England to T20I win

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Jos Buttler’s unbeaten 73 helped England trounce Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the one-off T20 International in Southampton on Tuesday (July 5). Promoted to open the innings, Buttler gave Sri Lanka’s attack the runaround with four sixes and three fours in a 49-ball innings – his highest ever T20 score. Liam Dawson, the debutant left-arm spinner, took 3 for 27, and Chris Jordan returned 3 for 29 as Sri Lanka was bundled out for 140 after opting to bat. Buttler shared a fluent unbroken 114-run third-wicket partnership with Eoin Morgan, who shrugged off a dislocated finger to score 47 not out, as England got to the target in 17.3 overs. The defeat completed a disappointing tour for Sri Lanka,… Read More →

ENGLAND TEST SERIES: Several positives Sri Lanka can take heart from

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In the harsh rigors of Test cricket, Sri Lanka’s campaign, with two overseas Test series triumphs in the hat having won a 1-off series in 1998 and 1-nil in 2014, did hit a wall. That is considering the bad timing of the 3-test itinerary by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in favour of the home team. That the lords of the game scheduled the first two tests in the bitter cold climes of Northern England at Leeds and Durham was a bitter pill to swallow for the Sri Lankans who had thrashed England the last time on tour in 2014. The scheduling this time around in the two initial exchanges was clearly an ill consequence of the English… Read More →

Root, Buttler star as England wins series 3-0

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Joe Root (93 of 106 balls) and Jos Buttler (70 off 45 balls) starred in England’s rousing 122-run victory over Sri Lanka in the fifth and final One-Day International in Cardiff on Saturday (July 2). The duo’s 109-run partnership for the fifth wicket helped the home side make 324 for 7. It was a total that proved beyond Sri Lanka’s reach as it was bowled out for 202 with more than 7.2 overs to spare. The result meant England achieved a 3-0 series win, with one tie and one no result. A green-tinged pitch convinced Angelo Mathews, the Sri Lanka captain, to bowl first after winning the toss. Jason Roy, who won the Man of the Series for his two… Read More →

ICC Annual Conference concludes in Edinburgh

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ICC Media Release The 2016 ICC Annual Conference concluded on Saturday in Edinburgh with the ICC, IDI and IBC Board meetings, which were held under the chairmanship of Mr Shashank Manohar. Among the discussions held, decisions made and reports received were: Significant progress made in the ongoing review of the ICC’s governance structure The Board noted with satisfaction that significant and positive progress had been made by the working group established to oversee a complete review of the 2014 resolutions and constitutional changes. The Board was informed that a draft of a new constitution will be prepared in the coming weeks for consideration by the Board at its October meetings. ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar said: “We have undertaken the responsibility… Read More →