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
Chamara Kapugedera’s 32-ball 43 set up Uthura Rudras’ comfortable 15-run win against Nagenahira Nagas in Colombo
Nasir Jamshed scored a fifty to guide Ruhuna to a four-wicket victory against Basnahira in Colombo
Chris Lynn made 80 to help Kandurata reach 149 against Wayamba, a score his team just about managed to defend
Mahela Jayawardene cracked an unbeaten 96 from 50 balls to lead Wayamba to 190, which proved 56 runs too many for Nagenahira in the SLPL
Sohai Tanvir and Saeed Ajmal excelled with ball as Kandurata Warriors beat Ruhuna Royals by 42 runs in the 11th SLPL match
Sachithra Senanayake picked up 3 for 16 as Uva Next beat Uthura Rudras by four wickets in the 11th match of the SLPL in Pallekele