Cricket balls, donated by Sri Lanka Cricket’s UK committee were distributed amongst 134 schools playing division one, two and three at a ceremony held at the Kettarama Stadium under the patronage of the Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena on Monday 8th April 2013. Representing Sri Lanka Cricket UK Committee, Ajith Dandeniya (Secretary) and the Deepal Ahangama (Committee Member) were also available to participate in the occasion. The need for such a worthwhile donation to contribute to developing the “Cradle of Cricket” at School Level was born by the fact that a significant number of schools in the outstations found that they did not have cricket balls that were suitable to play 2-day cricket. Therefore with the help SLC, the UK committee… Read More →
Opener Kusal Perera hit an explosive maiden half-century off 44 balls to steer Sri Lanka to a 17-run win over Bangladesh in a one-off Twenty20 international in Pallekele on Sunday. Sri Lanka, put into bat, rattled up 198 for five wickets with Perera hitting five fours and four sixes in his 64. Bangladesh finished on 181 for seven. Jeevan Mendis (37) and Thisara Perera (22 not out) provided the final flourish to the Lankan innings. Mendis and Angelo Mathews (30 not out) shared a stand of 66 off 35 balls to establish a new fifth-wicket record for Sri Lanka. Mohammad Ashraful provided Bangladesh with a solid start, racing to 43 off 27 balls including two sixes and four fours before… Read More →
Tillakaratne Dilshan’s 17th one-day century proved in vain on Thursday as Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by three wickets under the Duckworth/Lewis rain rule to win the third and final one-day international and share the series one-all. Sri Lanka looked to be in control when they ran up an impressive 302 for nine after choosing to bat first. But Bangladesh whose run chase was interrupted in the 14th over when they were 78-1, were then set a revised target of 183 to win off 27 overs. They were given a splendid start by Anamul Haque (40) and Mohammad Ashraful (29) who posted 77 at a run-a-ball. Despite losing wickets at regular intervals Bangladesh were taken over the line with an over… Read More →
Tillakaratne Dilshan scored his 15th one-day international hundred to guide Sri Lanka to an eight-wicket win with 32 balls to spare in the first match of the series against Bangladesh on Saturday. The home team triumphed via the Duckworth-Lewis method after being set a revised target of 238 in 41 overs when a power failure delayed the start of their innings by 40 minutes. Dilshan won the man of the match award for cracking an unbeaten 113 off 108 balls with 11 fours, eclipsing the hundred made earlier by Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal. Bangladesh, who were put into bat, racked up 259 for eight in 50 overs with Tamim making 112. Dilshan, 36, and Kusal Perera then gave Sri Lanka… Read More →
Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara struck half centuries as Sri Lanka coasted to a seven-wicket series-clinching victory over Bangladesh on the fourth day of the second and final test on Tuesday. The win had been set up by left-arm spinner Rangana Herath, who celebrated his 35th birthday with career-best figures of seven for 89 and his 200th test wicket as Bangladesh were earlier bowled out for 265 in their second innings. Dilshan hit a brisk 57 off 73 balls that included six fours and Sangakkara continued his amazing form in the series to score 55 from 85 balls with eight fours. It was the first time in four innings that Sangakkara had been dismissed below 100. He was named man… Read More →
First Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh ended in a draw
Bangladesh drew the high-scoring first test against Sri Lanka at the Galle International Stadium on Tuesday to snap their 12-test losing streak against the islanders. Chasing an improbable 268-run victory target with just one session and 37 overs left, Bangladesh were 70 for one wicket in 22 overs when the teams agreed to a draw after five days of batting dominance on a placid track. Only 19 wickets fell in the test while eight centuries were scored, equalling the record set in the 2005 South Africa v West Indies test at Antigua. The 1613 runs scored by both teams also made it the highest match-aggregate in a test in Sri Lanka. Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim, who scored his country’s maiden… Read More →
Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that based on evaluation done by the umpires committee,Certificates were issued to the successful candidates. Umpires Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 received their certificates from the President of SLC Mr. Upali Dharmadasa and Secretary of SLC Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga. The Umpires will be issued a health insurance policy for the ensuing year and will also be issuing an accreditation card to witness all Test Matches played at any of the international venues in Sri Lanka.