Sri Lanka to play five-match ODI series in India

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Joint media release from BCCI and SLC India to host Sri Lanka for a five-match ODI series in November 2014 Following the decision of the WICB to cancel its ongoing tour of India, the BCCI commenced discussions with Sri Lanka Cricket for a limited-overs series in India in November 2014. Sri Lanka Cricket has confirmed a five-match ODI series between India and Sri Lanka, to be played from 1 November 2014. The series promises to be an exciting one, with Sri Lanka placed 4th in the world rankings in ODIs. India is ranked 3rd, with only 2 points separating the teams. The BCCI wishes to thank SLC for its swift response and for extending its support to ensure that the international cricket season is… Read More →

Educational Programme on Suspect Bowling Actions

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An educational workshop was conducted by SLC for SLSCA comprising of 67 Schools from the Division 1 & 2 Schools in the Country. The outcome of the workshop was mainly focused on problem faced by many Schools in the Country with regard bowlers who have been suspended from bowing in inter Schools matches pertaining to reports sent by umpires to SLC. The conducted workshop enlightened the participants on the technicalities of suspect bowling actions educating them on the issues faced by all parties involved with the sport. The Coaches present benefited the most as the detection of suspect bowling actions were explained in detail, around 60 spinners & 25 fast bowlers have been reported to this time & it should be said that the SLC Coaching… Read More →

Kapp and Lee power SA Women to victory

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An adept all-round performance from South Africa Women helped it to a 53-run win over Sri Lanka Women in the tenth match of the ICC Women’s Championship, played at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo on Wednesday (October 15). Opting to bat, half-centuries from Lizelle Lee and Marizanne Kapp led South Africa to 225 for 8 in 50 overs. Starting the chase on the wrong note after losing a wicket without a run on the board, Sri Lanka finished on 172 for 9 despite a fighting half-century from Eshani Kaushalya. Lee, the opener, anchored the innings after South Africa lost early wickets. With Mignon du Preez, Lee stitched an important 51-run stand to stabilise the innings after it was reduced… Read More →

Sri Lanka A defeat Windies A by 10 wickets to win first four-day match

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Upul Tharanga’s men have defeated West Indies A by 10 wickets to claim the first four-day match played at MRICS, Hambantota and take a 1-0 series lead. Summary Scores: Sri Lanka A 1st Innings: 413 oll Out (140.5 Overs). Dimuth Karunaratne 139, Lahiru Thirimanne 93, Dinesh Chandimal 87, Jehan Mubarak 25; Shane Shillingford 160-5, Nikita Miller 87-2, Shannon Gabriel 43-2. West Indies A 1st Innings: 160 all out (51 Overs). Chadwick Walton+ 50, Assad Fudadin 32, Kraigg Brathwaite 24, Nikita Miller 15; Seekkuage Prasanna 21-7-64-6, Shaminda Eranga 15-4-54-2, Ashan Priyanjan 2-1-1-1, Vishwa Fernando 7-3-17-1. West Indies A 2nd Innings: 285 all out (80.3 Overs). Kirk Edwards 77, Shane Shillingford 63*, Jermaine Blackwood 46; Lahiru Gamage 49-3, Seekkuage Prasanna 122-3, Vishwa… Read More →

South Africa Women’s tour of Sri Lanka 2014 – Media Launch

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The South Africa Women’s Cricket team is to tour the island on a ODI and T20 series against the Sri Lanka Women’s team. A media gathering was called today at the Jaic Hilton Colombo to brief the media on the upcoming tour. Teams will play a four-match One Day International (ODI) series, which will see the team play their first matches of the ICC Women’s Championship, with a three-match Twenty20 series to round off the tour. ICC Media Release  Sri Lanka to lock horns with South Africa in ICC Women’s Championship on Wednesday  Sri Lanka will host South Africa in the final series of the opening round of the ICC Women’s Championship with the three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) to be played… Read More →

Sri Lanka Women’s squad – South Africa Women’s tour of Sri Lanka 2014

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Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held the Women’s National Selectors have selected the below named players for the South Africa’s Women’s Tour of Sri Lanka 2014. Women’s Squad is for the 1st and 2nd ODI’s of the South Africa’s Women’s Tour of Sri Lanka 2014. Chamari Attapattu Hasini Perera Shashikala Siriwardane Eshani Lokusuriya Sripali Weerakkody Anushka Sanjeewani Madhuri Samuddhika Inoka Ranaweera Udeshika Prabodani Ama Kanchana Prasadini Weerakkody Sanduni Abeywickrama Imalka Mendis Nilakshi Silva Stand By Chamari Polgampola Inoshi Fernando Chandima Guneratne Yashodha Mendis This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports. SOUTH AFRICA WOMEN’S TOUR OF SRI LANAKA Month Date Activity Venue October 12 Sun South Africa ‘ Arrival Airport  – Colombo 2014 13 Mon Rest & Practice… Read More →

Angelo Mathews nominated for ICC People’s Choice Award

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ICC Media Release This year’s fifth LG People’s Choice Award sees five players from five different countries nominated to win the only award voted for by the public at the annual LG ICC Awards. The quintet of players nominated for the award are England women’s captain Charlotte Edwards, Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson, India fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews and South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn. Fans will have the opportunity to decide the winner by voting for their favourite player either via www.lgiccawards.com or via Twitter using the hashtag #lgiccawards. Voting for the LG People’s Choice Award is now open and will close at midnight (UAE time) on Thursday, 30 October. The winner, as well as the ICC Test and ODI… Read More →

West Indies A team tour of Sri Lanka 2014 – Media Launch

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The West Indies A team is to tour the island on a test and ODI series against the Sri Lankan A team. A media gathering was called today at the Jaic Hilton Colombo to brief the media on the upcoming tour. Present at the head table was Sri Lanka A team coach Mr. Romesh Kaluwitharana, Sri Lanka A team captain Upul Tharanga, Mr. Carlton Bernadus, the head of Cricket operations SLC, West Indies A captain Carlos Brathwiate, Mr. Graeme West the coach and legend, Sir Vivian Richards who works as the technical director of the Indies A team. The schedule of the tour is as follows; 1st unofficial Test – 11th October – 14th October at Hambanthota. 2nd unofficial Test… Read More →

Donation to the ICC World Twenty 20 Champions

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Mr & Mrs. Ananda Fernando and family,  Sri Lankan’s domiciled in Oman made a donation of Rs. 2.5 million to the World T20 Winning Team at Sri Lanka Cricket today, This donation was initiated by Mr. Errol Weerasinghe. While welcoming the guest to SLC, on behalf of the President & the Executive Committee, SLC Vice President Mr. Mohan De Silva thanked the Team once again for winning the T20 Championship and thanked Mr. & Mrs Ananda Fernando for this great gesture. Mr. Ananda Fernando thanked the Team for bringing so much of happiness to all Sri Lankan’s and for giving so much of pride to be Sri Lankan’s.  

Arrival of Asian Games Gold Medal winning Sri Lanka Cricket team

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The Asian Games Gold Medal winning Sri Lanka Cricket team arrived in the country today the 05th of October 2014 on KE 473 at 4.20 am and was welcomed at the VIP terminal by Sri Lanka Cricket CEO Ashley De Silva & Head of Cricket Operations Carlton Bernadus. The Team Captain & Coach spoke to the Media present upon their arrival at the VIP Lounge and expressed their thoughts on the performance of the team during the tour.  

Under 19: Sri Lanka beat Australia by 8 wickets and clinch ODI series 3-1

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Sri Lanka’s new U19 contingent who took the rains for battling in the last two games of the five-match series made all concerned forget the loss they suffered yesterday with a much improved performance today to win the most important match of the series concluded this afternoon at the SSC sealing an dramatic 3-1 series win in their favour. Shammu Ashan breaking two good partnerships at a time the Aussies were blossoming very fast helped Sri Lanka U19 to reduce their counterparts to a total of 203 all out in 49.3 overs after Aussies opted to bat first after winning the toss. Shammu first removed Patrick McKenna who added 51 runs for the fifth wicket carrying Aussies total from woeful 41 for four to… Read More →

Under 19: Australia juniors registered their first win in the series

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Australia Juniors won the fifth one-day match beating Sri Lanka Under-19 by 105 runs at the P Sara Oval, Colombo today. The series stands 2-1 with one match to go, the rescheduled second match which is scheduled to be played at SSC grounds on 4th of October. Full Scorecard Brief Scores: Australia U19 - 248 all out in 49.5 overs: Liam Banthorpe 61, Jonte Pattison 43, Kyle Scrimegour 41, Aravinda Akurugoda 4/42, Chamika Karunarathne 2/48, Keshan Wijerathne 2/37. Sri Lanka U19 - 143 all out in 43.3 overs: Chamika Karunarathne 28, Pathum Madusanka 20, Sam Grimwade 5/23, Matthew Kuhnemann 2/23.

Asian Games: Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan to win cricket gold

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Sri Lanka won the gold medal after beating Afghanistan in the final match of Asian Games Men’s Cricket Competition played at Yeonhui Cricket Ground, Incheon on Friday. Bowled out for 133, the Sri Lankans hit back to skittle the impatient Afghan batsmen for 65 in the Twenty20 match watched by a full house at the 2,500-capacity Yeonhui field in Incheon. Leg-spinner Jeevan Mendis grabbed three wickets for 13 runs and Isuru Udana and Chaturanga de Silva chipped in with two wickets apiece as the Afghans folded up in 17.4 overs. Eight batsmen failed to reach double figures for Afghanistan, who are set to make their debut in the 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next year. It was… Read More →

Brisbane and Chennai become ICC-accredited testing centres for suspected bowling actions

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ICC Media Release The International Cricket Council (ICC) yesterday announced that Cricket Australia’s National Cricket Centre in Brisbane and the Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai have been accredited as testing centres for suspected illegal bowling actions. The two centres join Cardiff Metropolitan University as testing facilities for players reported in international cricket under the ICC Regulations for the Review of Bowlers reported with Suspected Illegal Bowling Actions. The two facilities were assessed against a range of criteria, including having an indoor area large enough to allow a player to bowl off his or her normal full run-up; a motion analysis system with a minimum of 12 high speed cameras capable of producing three-dimensional data, suitably qualified personnel, experienced in using such… Read More →