Malinga snaps up five-for to knock England out

Sri Lanka v England - ICC World Twenty20 2012: Super Eights Group 1

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 →

Sri Lankan Team with children from the charity ‘Room to Read’

ICC World Twenty20 2012 CSR Activities

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 →

LG ICC Awards 2012


          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 People’s Choice Award  during the LG ICC Awards in Colombo on September 15, 2012. Kumar Sangakkara, poses with his awards.