Special Grant to Controlling & Affiliated Clubs for Infrastructure Development

SLC President handing over a Grant Cheque

Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the Executive Committee met with all the Controlling & Affiliated Clubs and requested them to submit proposals in order to develop the infrastructure and the development of cricket of their respective clubs. They also took into consideration those clubs without grounds and other facilities for which provision was made to cover the cost of practice facilities and away matches. The  clubs forwarded their proposals of their planned projects to the Executive Committee for their perusal. National Development Committee headed by President SLC Mr. Jayantha Dharmadasa compiled a document based on all the proposed projects and the Executive Committee decided to provide the following grant to the Clubs. Sri Lanka Cricket would monitor the projects… Read More →

Three Day Coaching Programme with Les Lenham

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Sri Lanka Cricket successfully conducted its first of two three day Coaching Programs for selected Cricket Coaches in the Country at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium. Les Lenham’ who comes from Sussex, England last visited Sri Lanka in late 1990;’s, while he is a renowned Cricket Coach in the UK for many years over the last few decades he is well known for his teaching skills in basic & advance techniques in the game of Cricket. The first program was conducted successfully on the 25,26,27 September 2013 for 37 Schools division 1 Cricket Coaches & 14 Premier Club Coaches. The second Course will be conducted on the 30th September 1st & 2 October for 43 SLC Provincial & District Coaches.

Kandurata Maroons for CLT20 Sponsored by JAT Holdings

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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 →

Photos: Dialog Sri Lanka Cricket Awards 2013

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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

Prima Champions Cup to Commence for 7th Consecutive Year

Prima Group General Manager Tan Ben Chuan presenting the sponsorship cheque to Jayantha Dharmadasa President Sri Lanka Cricket during a press briefing held at the SLC headquarters on Friday.

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.  

Dialog Sri Lanka Cricket Awards 2013 – Press Conference

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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 →

Photos: Sri Lanka Under 17 tour of England – Departure

Under 17 team with Mr. Carlton Bernardus Actg. Head of Cricket Operations of Sri Lanka Cricket

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.

Dilshan blitz bags Sri Lanka consolation win

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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 seals series with 22-run win

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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 →

Duminy powers South Africa to 12-run win

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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 →