Under 19: No room for complacency as Sri Lanka U19 aims to top table

Under 19 team in Bangladesh

Sri Lanka has taken good care to ensure that its preparation would be thorough in pursuit of a maiden trophy in the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2016. It started way back in October 2014, when it beat Australia by a 6-1 margin at home. There was a 2-3 loss to Bangladesh in January thereafter, a 3-0 victory over Pakistan at home and a loss to India in the final of a tri-series that also involved England. It has had matches aplenty under its belt, and enough time to settle on a combination. However, its tournament gets going at the Sylhet Divisional Stadium on Thursday (January 28) in what can very likely be a banana peel against Canada, who are all set to make… Read More →

PHOTOS: Day One – Super T20 Provincial Tournament


Match 1: Galle Guardians 162/6 (20) Kithuruwan Vithanage 53, Udara Jayasundara 45, Dilshan Munaweera 20, Kasun Rajitha 2/10, Upul Indrasiri 2/24 v Colombo Commandos 163/7 (19.4) Niroshan Dickwella 51, Dananjaya De Silva 51, Dushmantha Chameera 4/26, Isuru Udana 2/27 COMMANDOS WON BY 3 WICKETS   Match 2: Kandy Crusaders 114/9 (20) Lahiru Thirimanne 38, Danushka Gunathilake 21, Ashan Priyanjan 2/07, Binura Fernando 2/23, Thilina Thushara 2/33 v Hambantota Troopers 117/3 (13.5) Jehan Mubarak 30*, Ashan Priyanjan 27*, Seekuge Prasanna 25 TROOPERS WON BY 7 WICKETS

Under 19: Sri Lanka downed Nepal by 65 runs in warm-up game


Shammu Ashan shone again with the bat as Sri Lanka downed Nepal by 65 runs. Ashan, who made 66 against New Zealandon Saturday, hit 81 off 74 balls with four sixes and as many boundaries to lift Sri Lanka to 230-9 in 45 overs. Nepal was shot out for 165 in reply with Sri Lanka captain Charith Asalanka taking two wickets for 11 runs. Dipendra Airee played a lone hand for Nepal with an unbeaten 33. Scores in brief: Sri Lanka beat Nepal by 65 runs at BKSP-2 Sri Lanka 230-9, 45 overs (Shammu Ashan 81) Nepal 165 all out, 42.1 overs (Dipendra Airee 33 not out; Charith Asalanka 2-11)

Super T20 Provincial Tournament 2016 – Press Briefing


A media briefing to launch the tournament was held at the SLC headquarters yesterday with SLC president Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala, Vice President K.Mathivanan, CEO Ashley de Silva, Tournament Director Jayantha Paranathala and the captains of the five teams in attendance. MATCH SCHEDULE Match No Date Team Team Time Venue 1 26th Jan Colombo Commandos Galle Guardians Morning RPICS 2 Hambantota Troopers Kandy Crusaders Evening RPICS 3 27th Jan Colombo Commandos Hambantota Troopers Morning RPICS 4 Galle Guardians Kurunegala Rangers Evening RPICS 28th Jan — REST DAY — 5 29th Jan Kurunegala Rangers Hambantota Troopers Morning RPICS 6 Kandy Crusaders Colombo Commandos Evening RPICS 7 30th Jan Galle Guardians Kandy Crusaders Morning RPICS 8 Kurunegala Rangers Colombo Commandos Evening RPICS 31st… Read More →

Under 19: Sri Lanka beat New Zealand in warm up game

U19 NZ Warmup

Sri Lanka beats New Zealand by four wickets; India piles up 485 for three against Canada; England makes 307 for seven against Namibia and Pakistan scores 291 for seven against Nepal;  Three-time champion India, 1998 winner England and two-time champion Pakistan flexed their batting firepower to win their warm-up matches on Saturday ahead of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Bangladesh 2016, which starts on Wednesday, 27 January. There were also wins for Afghanistan and host Bangladesh, while Sri Lanka registered an impressive four-wicket win over New Zealand in a battle of equals. Shammu Ashan hit 66 off 69 balls to steer Sri Lanka to a four-wicket win over New Zealand, whose 204 for eight after being sent in to bat revolved… Read More →

Super T20 Provincial Tournament 2016

Sri Lanka T20 Team

Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket is proud to announce that it has decided to play a Super T20 Provincial Tournament commencing on the 26th of January 2016. The 5 Teams would be Colombo Commandos, Galle Guardians, Kurunegala Warriors, Hambantota Troopers and Kandy Crusaders. Click here for the 5 Teams and its Officials together with the Tournament Schedule. All Team Members are requested to contact the respective Manager. Mr. Balan Asiriwathan – 077 7525909  – Colombo    Mr. Nalin Ilangakoon – 077 7379903 – Kurunegala Mr. Brian Cooray – 071 4814829 – Hambantota Mr. Baheetharan – 077 7780934 – Kandy Mr. Nuwan Samaranayke – 076 8225003 – Galle MATCH SCHEDULE  Match No Date Team Team Time Venue 1 26th Jan Colombo Galle… Read More →

Under 19: Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Canada Gear for Wide-Open Group B

U19 WC Team Group Photograph

· Gohar Hafeez: “We have a very balanced team” · Charith Asalanka: “Our first target is to top the group” · Ihsanullah Janat: “We are aiming to not only make the semi-finals but also go on to be the champion side” · Abraash Khan: “We are going into this tournament with the intent to win” Two-time champion Pakistan, strong contender Sri Lanka, fast-improving Afghanistan and Canada make Group B the toughest preliminary round in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup which will be played in Bangladesh from 27 January to 14 February. The biennial 16-nation tournament features nine Test-playing nations and seven Associate and Affiliate Members – Afghanistan, Canada, Fiji, Namibia, Nepal, Ireland and Scotland. Teams have been divided into… Read More →

Media accreditation process opens for ICC World Twenty20 India 2016

Sri Lanka won the ICC World Twenty20 2014 in Bangladesh

First stage of media accreditation will be open till 5 February The media accreditation process for the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 is now open. This is a multi-stage online process that can be completed by clicking here. As part of the application process, applicants will need to upload the following: i)               A colour passport-size photograph with a plain background (.jpg  file smaller than 500 KB in size); ii)             A scanned copy of the photo page of your valid passport/National ID card (.jpg file smaller than 500 KB in size); and iii)           An assignment Letter signed by your editor/employer (.jpg file not more than 500 KB) – applications not supported by the assignment letters will not be processed. Applicants should ensure that they have these three documents (in soft copy) prepared prior… Read More →

Work on the Indoor Net Projects Suspended

Construction at RPICS 2

Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the Indoor Nets Projects at R. Premadasa Stadium, Pallekele and Dambulla has been temporary suspended due to SLC not obtaining approvals from the relevant authorities. The newly elected Executive Committee headed by Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala has decided to re-assess the projects based on the high cost involved in construction (Rs.248 million) and the space allocation at the respective venues. SLC will get the proper approvals from the relevant authorities and proceed with the work on the said projects on priority basis. Central Engineering Consulting Bureau (CECB) have been advised to present the progress of construction carried out at R. Premadasa Stadium and a new Cost Estimate for the said project. The… Read More →

Launch of World Twenty20 Trophy at Race Course

ICC Trophy2

Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce the arrival of the World Twenty20 Trophy in Colombo. The trophy will be officially received tomorrow, 16th January 2016 at 6.30 pm at the Race Course Ground in Colombo 7. Mr. Raymond Palmer, of the International Cricket Council (ICC) will present the Trophy to the Minister of  Sports, Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara and President of SLC, Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala.  Cricket fans are invited to the Race Course Ground to be a part of the celebration that has been organised by Sri Lanka Cricket. The current World Tewnty20 Champions Sri Lanka Team member too will be present at this occasion. On January 17th the Trophy will be displayed at the Galle Face Green for the… Read More →