ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 to be launched in Mumbai on Friday

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The ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 will be launched at the St Regis hotel in Mumbai on Friday, 11 December, at 1200 (India time). The event will be attended by ICC Chairman Mr Shashank Manohar, ICC Chief Executive Mr David Richardson and BCCI Secretary Mr Anurag Thakur. Following the unveiling of the groups, schedule and other event-related details, there will be a panel discussion, which will also involve India batsmen Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane, and will be emceed by former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar. WHAT: Groups and match schedule announcement of ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 WHEN: Friday, 11 December, at 1200 (India time) WHERE: Ballroom 1 & 2, St Regis hotel, near Palladium, Lower Parel WHO: ICC Chairman Mr… Read More →

A smashing sight, unveiled by the Fire Boys of Vauxhall Street

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If passing through Vauxhall Street in the evening, you are bound see the neighbourhood kids playing some serious street cricket. Armed with not much other than undeterred grit, impressive skill and striking confidence, these kids firmly believe they will make the Sri Lanka national team someday. One of the youngest teams on the block, twelve neighbourhood friends who call themselves the ‘Fire Boys’ were the fervent ‘guests of honour’ at the unveiling of a unique 3D creation by AIA, constructed in time for the ongoing AIA Premier Limited Overs. With a diameter of 14 feet, it is almost impossible to miss the larger than life cricket ball smashing through the AIA building! The enthusiastic little chief guests were in awe… Read More →

ICC announces schedule of ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016

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48 matches to be played across eight venues from 27 January to 14 February; ICC to produce live broadcast coverage of 20 matches The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the schedule of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016, which will be held across eight venues in four Bangladesh cities from 27 January to 14 February 2016. Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Dhaka and Sylhet will share 48 matches between them during the 19-day tournament, which will open with the match between defending champion South Africa and host Bangladesh at Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium (ZACS) in Chittagong. The tournament will culminate with the final at the iconic Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. All matches will be day fixtures and will start at 0930… Read More →

Under 19 Tri Nation Tournament 2015 – Media Launch

Under 19 Tri Series in Sri Lanka

The Under 19 Tri-Nation Tournament was officially launched at a media conference held at Jaic Hilton hotel on Friday evening. Tri Nation Tournament featuring the Under-19s teams of Sri Lanka, India and England will commence on 11th December with the final match scheduled for 21st of December. Sri Lanka U19 Squad – Charith Asalanka (captain), Sammu Ashan (vice-captain), Malinga Amarasinghe, Kavin Bandara, Vishad Randika (wk), Wanidu Hasaranga, Asitha Fernando, Lakshan Fernando, Avishka Fernando, Lahiru Kumara, Kamindu Mendis, Thilan Nimesh, Salinda Ushan, Lakshina Rodrigo, Lahiru Samarakoon, Dishan Sandaruwan, Raveen Sayer, Shanogeeth Shanmuganathan, Damitha Silva. England U19 Squad – Brad Taylor (captain), George Bartlett, Hugh Bernard, Jack Burnham, Mason Crane, Sam Curran, Ryan Davies (wk), George Garton, Ben Green, Haseeb Hameed, Adam… Read More →

ICC Test and ODI Teams of the Year 2015 announced

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The ICC today announced its Test and ODI Teams of the Year, as chosen by a specially appointed selection panel chaired by the ICC’s Cricket Committee chairman and former India captain Anil Kumble. The qualification period ran from September 18th 2014 to September 13th 2015 and the selection panel included past greats of the world game including former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop, ex England batsman Mark Butcher, former Australia women’s captain Belinda Clark and Mr. G. Viswanath, Deputy Editor of The Hindu & Sportstar. The winners of the individual awards will be announced later this month. ICC Test Team of the Year 2015 (in batting order): David Warner (Aus) Alastair Cook (Eng) (captain) Kane Williamson (NZ) Younis Khan… Read More →

New Zealand Test squad for Sri Lanka series announced

New Zealand Test Squad

There’s a familiar look to the New Zealand Test squad to play Sri Lanka in the two match ANZ Test Series this month. All 12 players named by New Zealand Coach Mike Hesson and selector Gavin Larsen were a part of the squad in the recent Tour of Australia, including Adelaide debutant Mitchell Santner. Santner performed well with both bat and ball in his opening Test and coach Mike Hesson said he thoroughly deserved the opportunity to continue showing his skills during the home summer. “The level of composure Mitchell showed on debut was very impressive and he certainly displayed how exciting a player he is with both the bat and ball,” said Hesson. “His ability to bat in the top six… Read More →

Sri Lanka Under 19 Squad for the Tri Nation Tournament

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Media Release The Junior National Selectors have named the following squad for the Tri Nation Tournament to be played in Sri Lanka together with England and India. The Tournament will commence on the 11th of December 2015. Charith Asalanka – Captain Sammu Ashan – Vice Captain Kaveen Bandara Salindu Ushan Avishka Fernando Wanidu Hasaranga Malinga Amarasinghe Vishard Randika Lahiru Samarakoon Asitha Fernando Lahiru Kumara Jehan Daniel Damitha Silva Thilan Nimesh Lakshan Fernando Dilshan Sandaruwan Ravin Sayer Lakshina Rodrigo Kamindu Mendis Sanogeeth Shanmuganathan The Sports Minister Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekera has approved the above squad. Sri Lanka/India/England Tri Nation Series-U-19 2015 Match Schedule Date Team Venue 03rd DEC 15 Arrival of England Team 04th DEC 15 Arrival of Indian Team 07th DEC… Read More →

White Ferns complete Series whitewash

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The New Zealand WHITE FERNS made short work of their Sri Lankan opponents in the final contest after electing to bowl first at a warm, sunny but blustery Saxton Oval as a sou’wester buffeted Nelson. Video Scorecard A strong turnout on the banks was treated to watching composed 20-year-old Thamsyn Newton step up for New Zealand with her first three wickets, in her third game. Newton claimed an impressive 3-9 off four overs in her first player-of-the-day performance. The slight Dilani Manodara, at five, had turned heads with an equally impressive reverse sweep for four as she looked to turn up the volume for Sri Lanka in the final outing. But in the 14th over she would be caught at… Read More →

Confident Group to Sponsor Sri Lanka Men’s & Women’s Cricket Team for ICC WT20 2016

Confident Group to sponsor Sri Lanka Cricket in ICC WT20 2016

Confident Group, a multinational lifestyle firm, will be the Sri Lanka team sponsor for the upcoming ICC World Twenty 20 India 2016. It will be the main team sponsor for both the Men’s and Women’s Cricket team. Sri Lanka’s Men’s Cricket team is the No.1 ranked T20 team and is the defending champion of the ICC World Twenty 20 title. The announcement was made by the Sri Lanka Cricket. The ICC World Twenty 20 commences on 11th March 2016 with the finals to be played on 3rd April 2016. Confident Group Chairman & Founder Dr. Roy CJ has expressed his happiness on the association  and said “We are really excited to be sponsoring the World’s Number 1 T20 Cricket team…. Read More →

New Zealand women take unbeatable 2-0 lead in T20I series

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The New Zealand WHITE FERNS have taken an unbeatable 2-0 lead in their Twenty20 International Series — but not without a fight from Sri Lanka. Scorecard As the maiden bilateral T20 Series moved to Nelson, Sri Lanka adapted quicker to fresh conditions, light rain having swept across Saxton Oval ahead of the game. It wasn’t enough to deter captain Suzie Bates from electing to bat but, at 28/3 in the sixth over it was Sri Lanka who, for the first time in the Series, held the early advantage. Opener Bates played a captain’s knock, falling just one ball short of carrying her bat as she was run out off the final delivery of the innings. By then, the player of… Read More →

AIA Premier Limited Over Tournament – Media Launch

AIA Premier Limited Over Tournament

AIA Premier Limited Over Tournament 2015/16 was officially launched at a media conference held at SLC Headquarters on Wednesday evening. AIA Insurance will be the title sponsor for the Premier Limited Over tournament and The Premier League tournament for a period of three years. Sri Lanka Cricket Interim Committee, Chairman – Sidath Wettimuny, Sri Lanka Cricket Interim Committee, Secretary – Prakash Shaffter,Chief Executive Officer, AIA Insurance Lanka PLC – Shah Rouf , Head of Marketing, AIA Insurance Lanka PLC – Suren Perera, Sri Lanka Cricket Chief Executive Officer – Ashley De Silva, SLC Tournament Committee Chairman – Ravi De Silva  were present at the event.

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand – Squads for Test, ODI & T20I Series

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Media Release At a meeting of the Selection Committee held on 13th  November 2015 at Sri Lanka Cricket,  the following squads were selected for the Test, ODI and T/20 Series respectively for the above tour which will begin from the 03 of December 2015  and will go on up to the 10 January 2016. Test Squad Angelo Mathews (Captain), Kusal Mendis, Udara Jayasundara, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Janith Perera, Milinda Siriwardana, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dhammika Prasad, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, Jeffrey Vandersay ODI Squad Angelo Mathews (Captain), Lahiru Thirimanne (Vice Captain), T M Dilshan, Kusal Janith Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Milinda Siriwardene, Dhanushka Gunatillake, Sachithra Senanayake, Ajantha Mendis, Dhammika Prasad, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga… Read More →