Donation to the ICC World Twenty 20 Champions

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Mr & Mrs. Ananda Fernando and family,  Sri Lankan’s domiciled in Oman made a donation of Rs. 2.5 million to the World T20 Winning Team at Sri Lanka Cricket today, This donation was initiated by Mr. Errol Weerasinghe. While welcoming the guest to SLC, on behalf of the President & the Executive Committee, SLC Vice President Mr. Mohan De Silva thanked the Team once again for winning the T20 Championship and thanked Mr. & Mrs Ananda Fernando for this great gesture. Mr. Ananda Fernando thanked the Team for bringing so much of happiness to all Sri Lankan’s and for giving so much of pride to be Sri Lankan’s.  

Arrival of Asian Games Gold Medal winning Sri Lanka Cricket team

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The Asian Games Gold Medal winning Sri Lanka Cricket team arrived in the country today the 05th of October 2014 on KE 473 at 4.20 am and was welcomed at the VIP terminal by Sri Lanka Cricket CEO Ashley De Silva & Head of Cricket Operations Carlton Bernadus. The Team Captain & Coach spoke to the Media present upon their arrival at the VIP Lounge and expressed their thoughts on the performance of the team during the tour.  

Under 19: Sri Lanka beat Australia by 8 wickets and clinch ODI series 3-1

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Sri Lanka’s new U19 contingent who took the rains for battling in the last two games of the five-match series made all concerned forget the loss they suffered yesterday with a much improved performance today to win the most important match of the series concluded this afternoon at the SSC sealing an dramatic 3-1 series win in their favour. Shammu Ashan breaking two good partnerships at a time the Aussies were blossoming very fast helped Sri Lanka U19 to reduce their counterparts to a total of 203 all out in 49.3 overs after Aussies opted to bat first after winning the toss. Shammu first removed Patrick McKenna who added 51 runs for the fifth wicket carrying Aussies total from woeful 41 for four to… Read More →

Under 19: Australia juniors registered their first win in the series

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Australia Juniors won the fifth one-day match beating Sri Lanka Under-19 by 105 runs at the P Sara Oval, Colombo today. The series stands 2-1 with one match to go, the rescheduled second match which is scheduled to be played at SSC grounds on 4th of October. Full Scorecard Brief Scores: Australia U19 - 248 all out in 49.5 overs: Liam Banthorpe 61, Jonte Pattison 43, Kyle Scrimegour 41, Aravinda Akurugoda 4/42, Chamika Karunarathne 2/48, Keshan Wijerathne 2/37. Sri Lanka U19 - 143 all out in 43.3 overs: Chamika Karunarathne 28, Pathum Madusanka 20, Sam Grimwade 5/23, Matthew Kuhnemann 2/23.

Asian Games: Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan to win cricket gold

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Sri Lanka won the gold medal after beating Afghanistan in the final match of Asian Games Men’s Cricket Competition played at Yeonhui Cricket Ground, Incheon on Friday. Bowled out for 133, the Sri Lankans hit back to skittle the impatient Afghan batsmen for 65 in the Twenty20 match watched by a full house at the 2,500-capacity Yeonhui field in Incheon. Leg-spinner Jeevan Mendis grabbed three wickets for 13 runs and Isuru Udana and Chaturanga de Silva chipped in with two wickets apiece as the Afghans folded up in 17.4 overs. Eight batsmen failed to reach double figures for Afghanistan, who are set to make their debut in the 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next year. It was… Read More →

Brisbane and Chennai become ICC-accredited testing centres for suspected bowling actions

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ICC Media Release The International Cricket Council (ICC) yesterday announced that Cricket Australia’s National Cricket Centre in Brisbane and the Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai have been accredited as testing centres for suspected illegal bowling actions. The two centres join Cardiff Metropolitan University as testing facilities for players reported in international cricket under the ICC Regulations for the Review of Bowlers reported with Suspected Illegal Bowling Actions. The two facilities were assessed against a range of criteria, including having an indoor area large enough to allow a player to bowl off his or her normal full run-up; a motion analysis system with a minimum of 12 high speed cameras capable of producing three-dimensional data, suitably qualified personnel, experienced in using such… Read More →

Under 19: Avishka Fernando help Sri Lanka take series lead against Australia

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A blistering knock of 127 off 103 balls from top-order batsman Avishka Fernando of St. Sebastian College, Moratuwa helped Sri Lanka Juniors beat Australia Under-19 by 80 runs in the 4th Youth one day match which took place at Colts grounds in Colombo today. Avishka became the first player to score a century in this five match series. The junior Lions posted 278 for the loss of seven wickets and bowled out Australia for 198 with 29 deliveries to spare.  Right arm fast bowler Keshan Wijeratne had an impressive match bag of 4 for 38, Charith Asalanka had figures of 3 for 32. The first two games ended in no results and Sri Lanka won the third game by 23 runs.  The… Read More →

Sri Lanka Under 19 beat Australia by 23 runs

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Sri Lanka’s under 19 cricket team claimed a 1-0 series lead over the Australia under 19 team after beating the visitors by 23 runs in the 3rd One Day played at Colombo. Sri Lanka posted 240 for nine in their 50 overs and defended the score bowling out the tourists for 217 with 11 deliveries to spare. For Sri Lanka Wicket-keeper Pasindu Isira top scored with a half century while Hasaranga De Silva contributed with 43 runs. spinner Damith Silva had an impressive match bag of 4 for 36, Ravindu Tillakaratne had figures of 2 for 30. Full Scorecard Brief Scores: Sri Lanka U-19 240/9 (50 overs) (T. Isira 50, A. Fernando 41, W. Hasaranga 43, D. Silva 25*, S. Grimwade 3/40) Australia… Read More →

WP North win Prima Inter Provincial U-15 cricket title

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Defending champions Western Province North beat Southern Province by 50 runs under the D/L Method to win the Inter Provincial U-15 Prima Cup 2014 at the SSC on Saturday. Scores: Southern 191 all out in 43.3 overs (Supun Kavinda 32, Ravindu Sanjana 69, Kavindu Ediriweera 38; Jehan Daniel 3/36, Sanjula Illangathilaka 3/31, Nipun Samarasinghe 2/42) WP North 139 for 2 wkts in 26.5 overs (Dushan Hettige 64, Suhanya Wijewardena 25, Sanjula Abeywickrama 44 n.o.).

Sachithra Senanayake to play domestic cricket

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that Sachithra has worked with a team of experts in Western Australia and carried out the remedial work. SLC is in a position of a report received from UWA advising to further continue the remedial work on his bowling action. With regard to the corrective measures taken in consultation with the experts at the University of Western Australia, Sachithra has shown tremendous improvement and is in the process of having extensive training with the local coaching staff. SLC will coordinate with ICC on the date of his retesting in the near future.  As per the decision taken by SLC Sachithra will be permitted to play in the forthcoming Mercantile Cricket tournament which… Read More →

Marvan Atapattu appointed Sri Lanka head coach

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that as per the recommendations of the special committee appointed to select the National Head Coach, The Executive Committee of SLC unanimously approved and appointed Mr. Marvan Attapattu to the position of National Head Coach of Sri Lanka Cricket with immediate effect.