West Indies hero Marlon Samuels pulled his team out of the fire to seal a 36-run win over hosts Sri Lanka in the ICC World Twenty20 2012 final. There was no fairytale finish for the host nation, no culmination of a dream for its brave captain. Instead, international cricket’s most admired team walked away with the spoils, as West Indies justified pre-tournament favourite status by lifting the ICC World Twenty20 2012 crown in sensational fashion.
Sri Lanka wasn’t at its best, either with the bat or in the field, but it still had enough in reserve to overwhelm Pakistan and make it to the final of the ICC World Twenty20 2012.
Courtesy: International Cricket Council Sri Lanka romped into the semi-finals of the ICC World Twenty20 when it handed England a convincing 19-run defeat at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. In the process, England was knocked out of the tournament, with West Indies being the other team from Group 1 to make it to the final four. The game began in eventful fashion, with Kumar Sangakkara leading Sri Lanka, despite Mahela Jayawardena and Angelo Mathews being in the playing XI that took on England. While the reasons for this were not officially made clear ? it is the prerogative of a team to name anyone as captain for a particular game ?it was speculated that this was done in order to… Read More →
Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara took Sri Lanka to a comfortable win over the West Indies in a match that calmed the somewhat jangled nerves of the 35,000-plus spectators at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy.
Sri Lanka beat New Zealand in a Super Over after the teams played out a tie in their Super Eights match in Pallekele.
South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 32 runs in a reduced ICC World Twenty20 match in Pallekele on Saturday.
The ICC piloted a partnership with the educational non-profit Room to Read during the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011 and the success of this initiative convinced both parties to extend the relationship through to 2015. Room to Read works to One of the early fruits of this partnership, has been the development of local language cricket books to promote literacy, the first of which features local star Angelo Mathews. The book titled, Little Angelo’s Big Day in Cricket, is available in both Sinhalese and Tamil and will be distributed to youngsters throughout Sri Lanka as part of the ICC World Twenty 20’s commitment to the local community. In India, Virat Kohli has taken a stand as the brand ambassador for… Read More →
Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardena praised spinner Ajantha Mendis following a dramatic impact on his international return.
West Indies cricketer Sunil Narine poses with his award after being Emerging Cricketer of the Year during the LG ICC Awards in Colombo on September 15, 2012. The LG ICC Awards recognise the major team and player achievements in international cricket on an annual basis Sri Lankan umpire Kumar Dharmasena poses with his award after being Umpire of the Year award during the LG ICC Awards in Colombo. Kumar Sangakkara, poses with his awards after being ICC Test Cricketer of the Year, ICC Cricketer of the Year, and LG Peoples Choice Award during the LG ICC Awards in Colombo on September 15, 2012. Kumar Sangakkara, poses with his awards.
Mahela Jayawardena and vice captain Angelo Mathews display the new Homestead cricket attire.
Kumar Sangakkara won three key awards, Cricketer of the year, Best Test batsman and People’s player of the year at the annual CEAT cricket awards in Colombo
Uva Next have created history by becoming the champions of the inaugural SLPL, Dilshan Munaweera, blasted unbeaten 44 in 23 balls to take Uva Next to the title.
Jacob Oram scored 41 and took three wickets, as Uva Next won the first semi final against W United by 20 runs in Colombo
Shaminda Eranga picked up two wickets for 25 in Negenahira Nagas win over Uva Next in Colombo
Dinesh Chandimal’s explosive 75 runs helped Wayamba beat Ruhuna by 14 runs in Colombo