Major League Super 8s kick off tomorrow

Super 8 Teams

The Major League Tier A Tournament gives way to the more absorbing Super 8s Tournament that will mark Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) accentuation on four-day pink ball domestic cricket commencing today Thursday. Significantly the advent of four-day domestic cricket is expected to be an upswing to upgrading the standard so as to optimise its international cricket. Accordingly, the second phase will see the cream of teams in the fray. SSC, the Group A leaders will take on SL Ports Authority fourth placed in Group B at the   P. Saravanamuththu Stadium commencing tomorrow Thursday. Other matches commencing the same day will see second placed Ragama CC in Group A take on NCC who are third placed in Group B at Colts… Read More →

Record breaking U19 Player Hasitha Boyagoda a double edged gem

Hasitha Boyagoda

Sri Lanka Under-19 Opener Hasitha Boyagoda, who made the highest score in Under 19 ODIs while batting in the match against Kenya in the ongoing World Cup in New Zealand, is also an academically bright student hailing from Trinity College, Kandy. He was the college best Advanced Level student in Commerce in 2017 in the English medium. It is an exemplary feat emulating Kumar Sangakkara who was best student in Arts in 1997, according to Trinity’s Prefect of Games, Shane de Silva. He has obtained 4 A’s in Commerce, Accounts, Economics and English and was placed second best student in the Kandy district, and 62nd island-wide.  “Hasitha is one of Trinity’s best prospects in the sporting arena as well as… Read More →

Dhananjaya to replace injured Kusal Perera

Dhananjaya de Silva

Media Release 22nd January, 2018 Angelo Mathews Sri Lanka team’s White-Ball Captain Angelo Mathews who suffered a right hamstring tightness has returned to Sri Lanka and will not take part in the remainder of the ongoing ODI tri-series. His participation in the rest of the Bangladesh tour will depend on medical advice. Kusal Janith Perera In the meantime, Batsman Kusal Janith Perera is suffering from a side strain, which has occurred, while he was batting in the 2nd match Sri Lanka played against Zimbabwe in the ongoing ODI Tri-Series. He is being asked to rest by the doctors and will miss the remainder of the ongoing ODI series. Dhananjaya De Silva Batsman Dhananjaya De Silva will be sent as a… Read More →

Sri Lanka bounce back to beat Zimbabwe by 5 wickets on fine all-round display

Sri Lankan cricketer Thisara Perera delivers a ball during the fourth One Day International (ODI) cricket match in the Tri-Nations Series between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on January 21, 2018.  / AFP PHOTO / -

Sri Lanka produced a splendid all-round performance to snuff out Zimbabwe by 5 wickets scoring 202 for 5 in 44.5 overs chasing 199 to bounce back in the Tri Nation Series. The comeback effort was spearheaded by a superb double by all-rounder Thisara Perera who claimed 4 for 33 and struck an unbeaten 39 at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka on Sunday. He was named Man-of-the-match. In a remarkable comeback from two previous defeats in the tournament, the Lankans reversed fortunes since the initial defeat to the Zimbabweans who were bowled out for 198 in 44 overs. Skipper Dinesh Chandimal remained unbeaten on 38 associating in an unbroken sixth wicket partnership of 57 runs with Perera who… Read More →

ශ්‍රී ලංකාව කඩුලු පහකින් සිම්බාබ්වේ පරාජය කරයි

Sri Lankan cricketer Thisara Perera celebrates after the dismissal of Zimbabwe cricketer Solomon Mire during the fourth One Day International (ODI) cricket match in the Tri-Nations Series between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on January 21, 2018.  / AFP PHOTO / -

   බංග්ලාදේශයේ පැවැත්වෙන තුන්කොන් ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලියේ ඉරිදා (21) පැවැති ශ්‍රී ලංකා-සිම්බාබ්වේ තරගයෙන් ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ඕවර 5.1 (පන්දු 31)ක් ඉතිරිව තිබියදී කඩුලු පහක ජයග්‍රහණයක් අත්කර ගත්තේ ය.  මුලින් පන්දුවට පහර දුන් සිම්බාබ්වේ කණ්ඩායම ඕවර 44ක දී සියලු ක්‍රීඩකයන් දැවී ලබාගත් ලකුණු 198ට පිළිතුරු ලෙස ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ඕවර 44.5ක දී කඩුලු පහකට ලකුණු 202ක් රැස් කරගනිමින් මේ ජයග්‍රහණය ලැබීය.  සිම්බාබ්වේ ඉනිමේදී ලකුණු 33ක ට කඩුලු හතරක් දවා, පසුව ශ්‍රී ලංකා ඉනිමේදී පන්දු 26ක දී දර්ශනීය හයේ පහර තුනක්, හතරේ පහරක් සමඟ නොදැවී ලකුණු 39ක් රැස් කළ තුන්ඉරියව් ක්‍රීඩක, තිසර පෙරේරා, තරගයේ වීරයා ලෙස නම් කැරිණි.  ඔහු මෙදින තරගය නිම කළේ දැවැන්ත හයේ පහරකිනි.  තිසර පෙරේරා දැනට මේ තරගාවලියේ කඩුලු නවයක් දවා, පන්දු යවන්නන් අතර ප්‍රථම ස්ථානයේ පසු වේ.  ලකුණු 199ක පහසු ජයග්‍රහණ ඉලක්කයක් කරා යාමට පිටියට… Read More →

බංග්ලාදේශය දැවැන්ත ජයග්‍රහණයක් වාර්තා කරයි

Bangladesh cricketer Tamim Iqbal plays a shot during the third one day international (ODI) cricket match of the Tri-Nations Series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on January 19, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN

ශ්‍රී ලංකාව හා බංග්ලාදේශය අතර ඩකා හි පැවැති තුන්කොන් ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලියේ තවත් තරගයකදී බංග්ලාදේශය ලකුණු 163කින් ශ්‍රී ලංකාව පරදා පහසු ජයක් ලැබීය.  මෙය බංග්ලාදේශය ලැබූ දැවැන්තම ක්‍රිකට් ජයග්‍රහණයයි. කාසියේ වාසිය දිනා මුලින් පන්දුවට පහර දුන් බංග්ලාදේශය සිය ඕවර 50 අවසානයේ කඩුලු 7ක ට ලකුණු 320ක් ලැබූ අතර, පිළිතුරු ලෙස ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ඕවර 32.2 ක දී සියලු පිතිකරුවන් දැවී ලබාගත්තේ ලකුණු 157ක් පමණකි. පන්දු 63ක දී ලකුණු 67ක් රැස්කර, පසුව ලකුණු 47ක ට ශ්‍රී ලංකා පිතිකරුවන් තිදෙනෙකු දවාලූ ෂකීබ් අල් හසන් තරගයේ වීරයා ලෙස නම් කැරිණි.  බංග්ලාදේශය පන්දුවට පහරදීමට පැමිණි අවස්ථාවේ ආරම්භක පිතිකරුවන් දෙදෙනා ටමිම් ඉක්බාල් එනමුල් හක් දැවීයාමට අවස්ථා හතරක් පමණ ම ලබාදුන්නද, ශ්‍රී ලංකා පන්දු රකින්නන්ට එම අවස්ථාවලින් ප්‍රයෝජන ගත හැකි නොවීය.  පසුව, පිතිකරුවන් දෙදෙනා මුල් විකට්ටුවට එක්කළ ලකුණු… Read More →

Sri Lanka lose to Bangladesh by 163 runs

Bangladesh cricketer Nasir Hossain (R) celebrates with his teammate Mushfiqur Rahim (2nd R) after the dismissal of the Sri Lanka cricketer Kusal Perera (L) reacts during the third one day international (ODI) cricket match of the Tri-Nations Series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on January 19, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN

Sri Lanka lost to Bangladesh by 163 runs being dismissed for 157 in 32.2 overs in reply to host’s 320 for 7 wickets in the team’s second match of the Tri Nation Series, which was played in Dhaka. The tall order requiring the calm of measured batting approach by the Sri Lankans did not materialise against some tight bowling and fielding by the Bangladeshi’s who profited by some indiscreet strokes by the Lankan top order. Handicapped by the injury side-lining of regular captain, Angelo Mathews, Sri Lanka’s most experienced campaigner, Lankan was up against the Bangladeshi top order batters as they posted big partnerships from 71 for the first wicket between Tamim Iqbal (84) and Anamul Haque (36), 99 for… Read More →

Angelo Mathews currently being treated for a right hamstring tightness

Sri Lanka cricket captain Angelo Mathews walks off the field after batting in the nets during a training session ahead of the One Day International (ODI) match of the Tri-nation Series in Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on January 14, 2018.  / AFP PHOTO / Munir UZ ZAMAN

Media Release 18th January, 2018 Sri Lankan White-Ball Captain Angelo Mathews is currently being treated for a right hamstring tightness. The hamstring tightness has occurred, while Mathews was batting in yesterday’s Sri Lanka – Zimbabwe Match of the ongoing Tri-Series in Bangladesh. According to the team management, Mathews is currently being monitored and a decision on his participation in the next game will be taken by tomorrow.

Sri Lanka goes down fighting to Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe cricketer Hamilton Masakadza (R) plays a shot as Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Dinesh Chandimal looks on during the second One Day International (ODI) cricket match in the Tri-Nations Series between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on January 17, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN

A cameo late rally innings by Thisara Perera of 64 off 37 balls packed with 5 boundaries and 3 sixes saw Sri Lanka lose by a narrow 12 runs chasing 291 to win in their opening match against Zimbabwe in the Tri Nation Series in Dhaka yesterday. Having taken strike with Sri Lanka on 157 for 4 wickets at the fall of skipper Angelo Mathews for 42, Perera rallied Sri Lanka through a fifth wicket partnership of 27 with Dinesh Chandimal (34). But from there he fought a virtual lone battle after Asela Gunaratne had departed for 4 with the total on 194. The hard hitting all-rounder forged a seventh wicket alliance of 30 runs with Wanidu Hasaranga as Sri… Read More →

සිම්බාබ්වේ ලකුණු 12කින් ජයගනී

Sri Lanka cricketer Kusal Perera (R) plays a shot as the Zimbabwe wicketkeeper Brendan Taylor (L) looks on during the second One Day International (ODI) cricket match of the Tri-Nations Series between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on January 17, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN

ශ්‍රී ලංකාව හා සිම්බාබ්වේ අතර බංග්ලාදේශයේ මීර්පූර් පිටියේ පැවැති එක්දින සීමිත ඕවර ක්‍රිකට් තරගයෙන් සිම්බාබ්වේ ලකුණු 12ක ජයක් ලැබීය.  සිම්බාබ්වේ ඕවර 50 අවසානයේ කඩුලු හයකට ලබාගත් ලකුණු 290ට පිළිතුරු ලෙස ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ඕවර 48.1ක දී සියලු ක්‍රීඩකයන් දැවී ලබාගත්තේ ලකුණු 278කි. තිසර පෙරේරා කඩුල්ලේ රැඳී සිටින තෙක් ම ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ජයග්‍රහණය කරා යන අයුරු පෙන්නුම් කළත්, තරගය නිමවීමට පන්දු 20ක් ඉතිරිව තිබියදී නව වන කඩුල්ල ලෙස තිසර, මුළු ලකුණු 275 දී දැවී යාමත් සමඟ සිම්බාබ්වේ පිලට ජය මාවත විවෘත විණි.  තිසර පෙරේරා පන්දු 36ක දී හතරේ පහක්, හයේ තුනක් සමඟ අගනා ලකුණු 64ක් ලැබීය.  මෙය මීර්පූර් ක්‍රීඩාංගණයේ 100 වන එක්දින තරගයයි. ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ලකුණු 291ක ජයග්‍රාහී ඉලක්කයක් කරා යාමට පැමිණි අවස්ථාවේ ආරම්භක පිතිකරුවන් දෙදෙනා, කුසල් ජනිත් පෙරේරා සහ උපුල් තරංග… Read More →

Sri Lanka U19s start world Cup campaign on a winning note

Sri Lanka Under 19 team - 2018 ICC CWC New Zealand

Opening batsman Dhananjaya Lakshan struck a 120-ball 101 and Skipper Kamindu Mendis a run a ball 74 sharing in a record highest wicket alliance of 157 for the fourth wicket in ODIs to steer Sri Lanka to an emphatic 3-wicket win over Ireland in a rain-reduced 48-over Under-19 World Cup match in Whangarei, New Zealand. While Lakshan decked himself in brilliant three figure honours, Mendis capped an all-round performance having claimed 3 for 35 in reducing Ireland to 207 for 8 from a healthy 73 for no loss and 145 for 4 batting first on the toss. Lakshan’s knock spanned 151 minutes and was studded with 8 boundaries and a six while Mendis’ run a ball innings came in 98… Read More →

SLC Cricket invest over Rs. 60 million to provide Ground Equipment for 14 Member Clubs

Some of the Ground Equipment handed over to the Clubs

Media Release 16th January, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket has invested Rs. 60 million to provide ‘Ground Equipment’ for 14 of its member clubs. The project, which is conducted by the National Development Center of Sri Lanka Cricket provided ground equipment for 9 Tier A clubs and 5 Tier B clubs. Among the items, that was distributed are Grass Cutters, Manual Rollers, Hand Rollers, Outfield Rollers, Outfield Gang Movers, Manual Spike Rollers, Hand Tractors, Nylon Boundary Ropes and Turf Cutters. SSC, Bloomfield, CCC, NCC, Tamil Union, Chilaw Marians, Moors, Colts and Army of the Tier A and BRC, Navy, Police, Air force and Panadura Sports Clubs, which are Tier B Clubs, received the ground equipment. Five clubs, namely, SSC, NCC, Bloomfield,… Read More →

Sri Lanka formally invites Bangladesh for the ‘Nidahas Trophy 2018’

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Media Release 15th January, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket on Sunday formally invited the Bangladesh national team for the Tri-nation T20 Series “Nidahas Trophy 2018”. The invitation was handed over to Bangladeshi Test and T20 Captain Shakib Al Hasan by Angelo Mathews, Sri Lanka’s white-ball captain. The Nidahas Trophy 2018, played in celebration of Sri Lanka’s 70th year of independence, coincidentally, Sri Lanka Cricket’s 70th year as well, was announced in March this year at a joint media briefing, with the participation of the heads of participating countries, India, Bangladesh and host Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Cricket already made a formal invitation to the Indian National Team when the Sri Lankan team toured India. “In the case of India, Bangladesh and… Read More →

Sri Lankan under 19s starts the ICC U19 World Cup 2018 Campaign on a victorious note

Dhananjaya Lakshan

Media Release 14th January, 2018 Sri Lankan under-19 team won the first game they played in the ongoing ICC under 19 World Cup in New Zealand today, beating Ireland by 7 wickets, with Left Handed Batsman Dhananjaya Lakshan scoring an unbeaten 101. Batting first in the over reduced match after winning the toss, Ireland managed to score 207 runs for the loss of 8 wickets from 48 overs, with J. Grassi top scoring for the Irishmen with a knock of 75 runs. Sri Lankan Captain Kamindu Mendis grabbed 3 Ireland wickets by conceding only 35 runs in his 10 overs, while L. N. Malinga and Jehan Daniel captured a wicket apiece. Chasing 208 to win, Sri Lankan team managed to… Read More →

Suranga Lakmal named Sri Lanka’s Test vice-captain

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket’s National Selection Panel has appointed Suranga Lakmal as the Vice Captain of the test team touring Bangladesh. The appointment was ratified by the Minister of Sports Honorable Dayasiri Jayasekara. The Minister also ratified the 16 member squad, which will take part in the two test match series against Bangladesh. The first test match will be played from 31st January to 04th February at the ZACS, Chittagong, while the 2nd test match will be played from 08th to 12th February, 2018 at SBNCS, Dhaka. Below, the squad is given… Dinesh Chandimal – Captain Dimuth Karunaratne Angelo Mathews Danushka Gunathilaka Kusal Mendis Dhananjaya de Silva Niroshan Dickwella Roshen Silva Rangana Herath Suranga Lakmal – Vice Captain Dilruwan Perera Dushmantha Chameera Lakshan Sandakan Akila Dananjaya Lahiru Gamage… Read More →