The humming winds breathe draughts of a new aura for Sri Lanka Cricket flaunted on new blood driven by handpicked foreign expertise, thanks to the far sightedness of the SLC President, Thilanga Sumathipala and his able administrative machinery. Significantly, the Sumathipala administration has put Sri Lanka cricket on track from what was apparently tripped in no man’s land due to no cohesive management plan by several longtime interim administrations that had bungled the country’s cricket. That this new phase of the island nation’s cricket took off on all fours during the recent tour of Australia here is significant. For, the assignment for Angelo Mathews and his charges was like getting past a massive iceberg when it came to the super… Read More →
Prime Minister Hon. Ranil Wickramasinghe hosted the Sri Lanka National Team for Tea after their historic win against Australia at Temple Trees today. Minister of Sports Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara and President of Sri Lanka Cricket Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala together with dignitaries of SLC too attended the ceremony
Sri Lanka Cricket expresses its sincere condolences on the tragic demise of a 28year old Youth in an accident involving Sri Lanka Cricketer Nuwan Kulasekera earlier today. Preliminary inquiries have revealed that Mr. Kulasekera was returning to Colombo from Kandy, when the unfortunate Motor-cycle rider who was travelling in the opposite direction had lost control of his bike whilst trying to overtake a bus and got flung into Mr. Kulasekera’s path. Mr. Kulasekera is currently enlarged on bail by the Kadawatha Chief Magistrate pending completion of the investigation.
Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that it is formulating a new selection criteria for the upcoming Cricket Awards, taking into consideration the best Junior & Senior cricketers who have performed exceptionally well during the last year. Hence the Dialog Cricket Awards 2016 which was scheduled to be held on the 21 st of September 2016 has been postponed to the 30th of November 2016.
Australia Women’s bowlers set up the side’s crushing win in the first ODI in Dambulla by bowling out Sri Lanka Women for 76 in 24.5 overs. Australia chased the target in 15.4 overs, before the scheduled innings break, but stuttered towards the end, losing five wickets for 30 runs. Australia took a 1-0 lead in the four-match ODI series. Brief Scores: Australia Women 79/6 in 15.4 overs (Lanning 27, Bolton 19, Ranaweera 3/20) beat Sri Lanka Women 76 all out in 24.5 overs (Ranaweera 32, Kaushalya 14, Beams 3/16) by 4 wickets.
In the wake of Sri Lanka’s routing of Australia in the 3-match test series, it would have been ideally great to have made gone the full distance by coming tops in the ODIs. But it was not to be with a more purposeful looking Aussie ODI side led by David Warner taking the series 4-1. Having lost the opening game, Sri Lanka came back strongly to down the Aussies in the second match. But that was as far as the home team could go with Australia producing some scintillating stuff to make it a ‘one way ticket’ affair. The pointed difference between the two sides was that Australia had a distinct edge as the reigning world champions. Steve Smith led… Read More →
Sri Lanka Cricket has chosen the below named 14 players for the ODI series against Australia women’s team touring Sri Lanka . The ODI matches will be played on the 18th & 20th of September in Dambulla and 23rd & 25th of September in Colombo. The squad is : 1. Chamari Atapattu – Captain 2. Prasadini Weerakkody – Vice Captain 3. Dilani Manodara 4. Nipuni Hansika 5. Chamari Polgampola 6. Eshani Lokusooriya 7. Udeshika Prabodini 8. Inoka Ranaweera 9. Sugandika Kumari 10. Achini Kulasooriya 11. Inoshi Fernando 12. Imalka Mendis 13. Ama Kanchana 14. Harshitha Madhavi
The Prima Group, in partnership with Sri Lanka Cricket, has made all plans to commence the Prima Champions Cup 2016. Under 15 Inter-district and inter provincial Tournaments for the 10th consecutive year. The press conference was held at the SLC headquarters on the 13th of September 2016 with the participation of all senior officials from SLC and Prima Group. This year’s Final match will be held on the 29th & 30th September at SSC Grounds, Colombo. The tournament will allow the participation of over 800 players from all around the country including the North & East. 32teams will compete against each other and best players from these district teams will be selected for the provincial teams. 10 provincial teams will… Read More →
In a lost cause, new find Dhananjaya De Silva underlined a batting artistry to endure for the future of Sri Lanka cricket. Australia won the fifth ODI by 4 wickets Friday at the R. Premadasa Stadium, but De Silva’s 50-ball 62 studded with 5 boundaries saw the 25-year old youngster, who cut his teeth in the game from Debarawewa Central, Hambantota, display the type of classical finesse of a complete batsman equipped with solid technique. His eye, bat coordination in meeting the ball displayed a perfect straight bat and his driving on the on and off was so regal somewhat reminiscent of Marvan Atapattu. Only, De Silva enjoys a longer reach than Atapattu which gives him greater depth advantage of… Read More →
Australia’s bowlers set up a four-wicket victory over Sri Lanka to sweep the two-match Twenty20 International series at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Friday (September 9) and, in the process, spoilt Tillakaratne Dilshan’s farewell party. Australia, which won the first exchange by 85 runs in Pallekele after scoring 263 for 3, rode on a 29-ball 66 from Glenn Maxwell, the hero of the first T20I, to chase down the 129-run target with 13 balls to spare even though there was a major wobble once Maxwell fell. Earlier, James Faulkner (3-19) and Adam Zampa (3-16) were the main wicket-takers as Sri Lanka was restricted to 128 for 9 despite Dhananjaya de Silva’s battling half-century after the home side had opted… Read More →
Glenn Maxwell, the 2015 world cup final hero, sidelined by poor form, did revive memories of the type of destroyer he is with the bat by a whirlwind century that took the breath out of Sri Lanka in the first T20 at Pallekelle on Tuesday. His unbeaten 146 off 65 balls laced with 14 boundaries and 9 sixes did tell the difference between a superior Australian side and a Sri Lankan combination on a rebuilding curve. Although most of the cast have fair experience with the retiring utility player Tillekeratne Dilshan the most experienced followed by skipper Dinesh Chandimal, it was evident they could not put out a wholesome combinative performance to get the better of the David Warner led… Read More →