Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that JAT Holdings became the proud sponsors of the Kandurata Maroons who will represent Sri Lanka at the Champions League T20 to be held in India. Welcoming the Media for the Press Conference held today, Secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga said that “Today is a special day for Sri Lanka Cricket, and Kandurata Maroons in particular, as JAT Holdings, enter into a partnership with Sri Lanka Cricket as the Official Sponsor of Kandurata Maroons, the winner of SLC’s 2013 Super 4’s Tournament which qualifies them for the Champions League T20 2013 to be held in India this month.” He further stated that ”this sponsorship will… Read More →
Top spinner Rangana Herath last night grabbed the coveted Dialog Cricketer of the Year and Kumar Sangakkara took home the Dialog People’s Player of the Year at the colourful Dialog Sri Lanka Cricket Awards 2013 ceremony held at the Water’s Edge. > Winners List > Image Gallery 01 > Image Gallery 02 Dialog Cricketer of the Year 2013 – Rangana Herath Emerging Cricketer – Dinesh Chandimal A Special Award to Channaka de Silva for being adjudged the “Best Sports Journalist of the Year 2013″ by the Editor’s Guild of Sri Lanka
The Prima Champions Cup inter-district and inter-provincial under 15 cricket tournament conducted by Sri Lanka Cricket and sponsored by Prima Group will commence on September 2 2013. The press conference was held at the SLC headquarters on 23rd August 2013 with the participation of all senior officials from SLC and Prima Group. The tournament commencing on the 2nd September 2013 will allow the participation of 560 players from all around the country including the north & east. 28 team will compete against each other and best players from these districts teams will be selected for the provincial teams. 10 provincial teams will then compete for the Provincial Championship.
Kandurata Maroons have won the Super 4′s T20 and will compete for the Champions League T20 in India starting mid September. Congratulations to Lahiru Thirimanne and his team.
A press conference was held at Taj Samudra hotel to announce the Dialog SLC Cricket awards for the year 2013, which will be held in the month of September. Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce a few of the awards that will be on offer at the said Dialog Sri Lanka Cricket Award Ceremony to be held on the 10th of September 2013. SLC Domestic Season (2012/13) 1. Under 23 Tournaments (Divi I & II) 2. Women’ (Divi I & II) 3. All Island Division III 4. Donovan Andree 5. Sara League 6. Premier (League / One Day / T20) Umpiring Leading Umpire (Panel A / B /Sara) International (2012/13) Women’s – · Best bat women · Best Bowler ·… Read More →
Sri Lanka Under 17 team left to England this morning(8th August), England tour will take place during August 9 to 25. Royal College allrounder Chamika Karunaratne is the skipper of the side while Madawa Nimesh from Royal Panadura will be his deputy on tour. A Special Grant of Rs. 100,000/- was given to each player of the National Under 17 team before they took wing to England today. This Special Grant was given to the players for their welfare and nourishment.
Tillakaratne Dilshan scored a swashbuckling 74 off 51 balls as Sri Lanka beat South Africa by six wickets in the last of the three Twenty20s, on Tuesday (Aug 6). The result not only helped avoid a 3-0 whitewash, it also ensured Sri Lanka retained its No. 1 status in Twenty20. Already down 0-2 in the series, Sri Lanka was spirited in its chase of South Africa’s 163 for 3 and eventually won with 11 balls to spare. While South Africa won the series 2-1, after losing the One-Day International series 1-4, Tuesday’s win was doubly important for Sri Lanka as a 3-0 whitewash would have pushed it down to No. 3 in the T20 rankings behind Pakistan and South Africa…. Read More →
South Africa sealed a 22-run win over Sri Lanka in the second Twenty20 International in Hambantota on Sunday (August 4), with an all-round show, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. JP Duminy hit 30 off 23 balls and David Miller provided the fireworks with an aggressive 21-ball 36 as South Africa reached 145 for 6 after electing to take first strike in the day-night match under windy conditions. Lonwabo Tsotsobe and Morne Morkel then claimed two wickets each as Sri Lanka, the world’s top-ranked T20 side, was restricted to 123 for 7 by an impressive South African fielding display. Kumar Sangakkara played a lone hand for Sri Lanka with an attractive 39 off 35 balls, but he… Read More →
South Africa put its campaign in Sri Lanka back on track when it won the first of the three Twenty20 Internationals by 12 runs in Colombo on Friday (August 2) evening, having lost the One-Day International series 4-1 earlier. The hero for the South Africans was JP Duminy, who top scored with 51 in 52 balls out of a modest total of 115 for 6 after Faf du Plessis had won the toss, and then took three Sri Lankan wickets as Sri Lanka was restricted to 103 for 9, despite a strong counter-attack from Kumar Sangakkara. Sachithra Senanayake was brilliant for Sri Lanka early on as his figures read 3-0-8-3, the scalps being those of Henry Davids, Quinton de Kock… Read More →
The heavy overnight rain fell which made the pitches at Merrion and YMCA unplayable in the morning and final matches were abandoned. The Pakistan v Sri Lanka match was abandoned and therefore the trophy was shared, Sri Lanka finish above Pakistan in the rankings due to net run rate as both teams had won an equal amount of matches throughout the tournament. The Player of the Tournament was named as Pakistan’s Bismah Maroof, she performed excellently throughout the tournament and thoroughly deserved the award. Scores in brief: At YMCA Pakistan 112 for 5, 20 overs (Abidi 45, Maroof 35*; Gunaratne 2-7) Sri Lanka- Did not bat Match abandoned Trophy shared Final Placings 1. Sri Lanka 2. Pakistan 3. Ireland 4. Netherlands 5. Thailand 6. Zimbabwe 7. Canada… Read More →
Sri Lanka overwhelmed South Africa by 128 runs in the fifth and final one-day international in Colombo to complete a 4-1 series defeat. Electing to bat first after winning the toss, Sri Lanka scored a challenging 307-4 in 50 overs. Dilshan hit 13 boundaries in his 110-ball innings and shared 163 runs for the second wicket with No. 3 batsman Lahiru Thirimanne (68). Sangakkara faced just 45 deliveries and hit 12 boundaries. South Africa started the run chase with promise but was dismissed for 179 in the 44th over. Captain AB de Villiers top scored with 51. Seamer Suranga Lakmal and spinner Ajantha Mendis took three wickets each. Scores: Sri Lanka 307-4 in 50 overs (T Dilshan 99, L Thirimanne… Read More →
Sri Lanka joined Pakistan in the Trophy final and qualified for the ICC World Twenty20 2014 with a victory over the Netherlands at YMCA by 33 runs (D/L Method). The start of the match was delayed to due rain and reduced to 19 overs. Sri Lanka once again showed why it is in such great form this tournament, Jayangani (19) and Mendis (26) started off really well, Jayangani scoring 4 fours before she was run out by Braat, after confusion in the middle. Mendis tried to cut away a very straight delivery and was bowled by Bruning, with Sri Lanka on 79 runs for 2 wickets. Rasangika was the star batter for Sri Lanka scoring 47 runs off 50 balls… Read More →
Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara pulverised South Africa’s bowling as Sri Lanka took a decisive 3-1 lead in its five-match One-Day International series with an eight-wicket victory in Pallekele on Sunday (July 28). Dilshan was unbeaten on 115 and Sangakkara made 91 during a record second-wicket partnership of 184 runs to take the hosts past South Africa’s 238. Dilshan’s 17th ODI century was studded with 16 boundaries. Sangakkara kept pace with his partner with eight fours and two sixes. The pair put on Sri Lanka’s highest ODI stand for any wicket against South Africa. Sangakkara missed his second hundred in the series when he holed out in the deep off Morne Morkel when just ten more were needed for victory…. Read More →