Sri Lanka women’s squad for tour of New Zealand

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Media  Release At a meeting of the National Women’s Selection Committee held recently the following squad of 15 Players along with the standbys were selected for the ODI and T20 Series. The above tour will commence on the 28th of October and will go on upto 23rd November 2015. 1. Shashikala Siriwardene – Captain, 2. Chamari Atapattu – Vice Captain,  3. Prasadini Weerakkody,  4. Dilani Manodara,  5. Inoka Ranaweera,  6. Ama Kanchana  7. Maduri Samuddhika  8. Nipuni Hansika  9. Udeshika Prabodhini  10. Sripali Weerakkody  11. Hasini Perera  12. Anushika Sanjeevani  13. Nilakshi de Silva  14. Chamari Polgampola  15. Sugandhika Dassanayake Stand By: 1. Achini Kulasuriya 2. Oshadi Ranasinghe 3. Lasanthi Madhushani ** Unwell Udeshika Prabodhini has been replaced by Achini… Read More →

Laying of Foundation Stone for Indoor Cricket Building in Pallekele

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The foundation stone laying ceremony of the Indoor Cricket building in Pallekele, Kandy was held today. Sports Minister Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara, Central Province Chief Minister Hon. Sarath Ekanayake, Member of Parliament Keheliya Rambukwella, Sidath Wettimuny Chairman-SLC Interim Committee were present at the ceremony. Giving the outstation cricketers the best facilities possible to reach their potential is the vision of Chairman Sidath Wettimuny. This is the second such facility to commence the 1st being R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The 3rd facility will be at Dambulla said Chairman of SLC.

Under 15: Southern Province clinch Prima Champions Trophy

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Southern Province emerged champions when they beat North Central Province by 7 wickets in the final of the ‘Prima Champion Trophy’ Under-15 Inter Provincials Cricket tournament played at Colts Ground Colombo yesterday. Brief Score: North Central Province: 88 in 45.5 overs (K. Nuwantha 3/11, Dilum Sudeera 2/16) Southern Province: 93/1 in 26.3 overs (Vinura Dulsara 31 n.o., Ravindu Rashantha 26, Sahan Ranatunge 2/17) (Image Courtesy: Batsman.com)

Twist in the tail in high-scoring thriller

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Almost 600 runs scored in a one-dayer belied a gusty spring day at Hagley Oval as New Zealand A made it 2-0 in their four-match List A series against Sri Lanka A. The nailbiter was a marked step up for the visitors after their comprehensive opening loss at the same venue two days earlier. Right on target for most of their chase to hunt down New Zealand A’s solid 305/4, they had been poised for retribution — at the very least, a last-over thriller — until Kithuruwan Vithanage was left kicking himself after his wicket, in the 44th over, triggered a messy and costly late collapse. Scorecard It was a bitter turn of events for the 24-year-old number three, who… Read More →

Tharindu Kaushal backed to get doosra cleared

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SA’ADI THAWFEEQ Sri Lanka’s fast rising off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal has been cleared of bowling his off-breaks but not his doosra which the International Cricket Council (ICC) feels is not within the legal parameter of 15 degrees. However Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is of the view that by working proactively with the ICC and other biomechanical experts Kaushal has a good chance of getting this particular delivery also cleared. This new found confidence comes from the report which the ICC has released to SLC after Kaushal had been tested for his bowling action at one of its testing centres in Chennai after he was reported by ICC officials at the end of the third Test between Sri Lanka and India at… Read More →

Sri Lanka-Windies Test series to be played for Sobers-Tissera trophy

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The West Indies tour of Sri Lanka 2015 was officially launched at a media conference held at Taj Samudra hotel on Tuesday evening.  The two-match Test series will be named after two great cricketers,and captains of the past Sir Garfield Sobers of West Indies and Michael Tissera of Sri Lanka. West Indies will play two Tests, three ODIs and two T20Is during their tour.

New Zealand A crush Sri Lanka in first-up win

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A comprehensive performance with both bat and ball from New Zealand A has seen them beat Sri Lanka A by eight wickets in their opening One Dayer at Hagley Oval in Christchurch. Competing with strong winds, the spin duo of Mitchell Santner (4-38) and Ish Sodhi (3-28) bowled excellently to restrict Sri Lanka to 214 in the first innings. George Worker then anchored the chase with a superb unbeaten knock of 83 to secure the result after 39.3 overs. Scorecard The visitors were asked to bat first by NZ A and laid strong early foundations through half centuries from Danushka Gunathilaka (57) and Kithuruwan Vithanage (58). The pair combined to take their side to 134-1 in the 28th over and… Read More →

Under 19: 1st Three Day Match – Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Hambantota

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Sri Lanka Under-19: 347/9d & 211/3d Pakistan Under-19: 209 & 142/3 (40.4 ov) Match drawn Sri Lanka Under-19s 1st innings R B 4s 6s SR WMKD Bandara c †Umair Masood b Shadab Khan 15 63 2 0 23.80 MSU Pereira c Aun Abbas b Saif Ali 0 2 0 0 0.00 KIC Asalanka* b Shadab Khan 200 276 24 1 72.46 WIA Fernando c Aun Abbas b Saif Ali 23 40 4 0 57.50 S Ashan c Aun Abbas b Bilal Shah 19 49 1 0 38.77 PWH de Silva b Shadab Khan 31 50 6 0 62.00 PVR de Silva† c Kamran Afzal b Shadab Khan 36 69 3 0 52.17 SHTN Nimesh c †Umair Masood b Shadab Khan 9 15 2… Read More →

ICC Women’s Team Rankings launched

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ICC Media Release The International Cricket Council (ICC) today launched the official ICC Women’s Team Rankings, which incorporate results in all three formats of the game into one rankings system. Not surprisingly, Australia is ranked number one following its success in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 in India and the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2014 in Bangladesh. It also leads the ICC Women’s Championship, which is the qualifying tournament for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017. England is ranked second in the 10-team table, 10 points behind Australia, followed by New Zealand (109), India (105), West Indies (99), South Africa (92), Pakistan (81), Sri Lanka (74), Bangladesh (57) and Ireland (26). Teams will be added to the table as and… Read More →

Under 15 ‘Prima Cup’ Inter Provincial Tournament 2015 – Match Results

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Match Result Date               – 20/09/2015 No – 1           Uva Province Vs Southern Province            at Surrey ground Batting First :- Southern Province Batting Second :- Uva Province       300/5 in 38 OversRavindu Rashantha     75 Nipun Malinga                        70 no KesaraNuwantha         50 no DinukaDishan              36 VenuraIranjith 31 63/4 in 16.5 OversKavindu Lakshitha       19 no     IshanSangeeth 2/57LakshanDananjaya      2/47   Result :- Match drown due to rain     No – 2           Northern Province Vs Western   Province South at Kettarama Batting First :-Northern province Batting Second :- WP South 69 All out 20.5 Overs Probodana                       17   73/1    9.1 OversN Abylash                    34 No      Kanishka Maduwantha          4/19P. Coorey                     2/4 Result :- WP North won by 9 wickets Man of The Match: Kanishka Maduwantha… Read More →

Under 19: Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka 2015 – SL Squad for Three day games

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Sri Lanka U19 Squad for 1st 3-Day Match Charith Asalanka (Captain) – Richmond College Shammu Ashan (V.Captain) – Ananda College Salinda Ushan – Isipathana College Kavin Bandara – D.S.Senanayake College Shanogeeth Shanmuganathan – Trinity College Avishka Fernando – St.Sebastian’s College Wanidu Hasaranga – Richmond College Vishad Randika – Isipathana College Lakshina Rodrigo – St.Peter’s College Thilan Nimesh – Prince of Wales College Lakshan Fernando – De La Salle College Nishan Peiris – St.Peter’s College, Negombo Lahiru Kumara – Trinity College Asitha Madusanka – St.Peter’s College, Katuneriya Dilshan Sandaruwan – Rahula College, Matara Sri Lanka U19 Squad for 2nd 3-Day Match Charith Asalanka (Captain) – Richmond College Sammu Ashan (V.Captain) – Ananda College Salinda Ushan – Isipathana College Kavin Bandara –… Read More →

Teams confirmed for ICC Champions Trophy 2017

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ICC Media Release Bangladesh will return to the ICC Champions Trophy for the first time since 2006 after the eight sides were confirmed for the 2017 tournament, which will be hosted by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) from 1 to 18 June. Bangladesh has replaced the West Indies, which finished outside the top eight in ninth position, in the ICC ODI Team Rankings on the 30 September 2015 cut-off date. The eight sides to play in the short and sharp, nation-versus-nation ICC Champions Trophy 2017 are (in rankings order): world champion Australia, title holder India, 1998 winner South Africa, 2000 champion New Zealand, 2002 co-winner Sri Lanka, host England, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Bangladesh’s last participation in the ICC Champions Trophy was in India,… Read More →

Tharindu Kaushal allowed to bowl off-break in international cricket

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that Sri Lanka’s Tharindu Kaushal is permitted to continue to bowl his stock delivery (off-break) in international cricket following an independent assessment of his action, which took place at the Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai earlier this month. During the 3rd Test between Sri Lanka and India at SSC from the 28 August to 1 September 2015, Tharindu Kaushal was reported for a suspect bowling action. In line with the regulations for the review of bowlers reported with suspected illegal bowling actions Kaushal was required to submit to an independent analysis of his bowling action. The examination was undertaken by Dr Anees Sayed and his team of SRU Chennai. In his report Dr… Read More →