Under 19: Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Canada Gear for Wide-Open Group B

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· Gohar Hafeez: “We have a very balanced team” · Charith Asalanka: “Our first target is to top the group” · Ihsanullah Janat: “We are aiming to not only make the semi-finals but also go on to be the champion side” · Abraash Khan: “We are going into this tournament with the intent to win” Two-time champion Pakistan, strong contender Sri Lanka, fast-improving Afghanistan and Canada make Group B the toughest preliminary round in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup which will be played in Bangladesh from 27 January to 14 February. The biennial 16-nation tournament features nine Test-playing nations and seven Associate and Affiliate Members – Afghanistan, Canada, Fiji, Namibia, Nepal, Ireland and Scotland. Teams have been divided into… Read More →

Media accreditation process opens for ICC World Twenty20 India 2016

Sri Lanka won the ICC World Twenty20 2014 in Bangladesh

First stage of media accreditation will be open till 5 February The media accreditation process for the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 is now open. This is a multi-stage online process that can be completed by clicking here. As part of the application process, applicants will need to upload the following: i)               A colour passport-size photograph with a plain background (.jpg  file smaller than 500 KB in size); ii)             A scanned copy of the photo page of your valid passport/National ID card (.jpg file smaller than 500 KB in size); and iii)           An assignment Letter signed by your editor/employer (.jpg file not more than 500 KB) - applications not supported by the assignment letters will not be processed. Applicants should ensure that they have these three documents (in soft copy) prepared prior… Read More →

Work on the Indoor Net Projects Suspended

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the Indoor Nets Projects at R. Premadasa Stadium, Pallekele and Dambulla has been temporary suspended due to SLC not obtaining approvals from the relevant authorities. The newly elected Executive Committee headed by Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala has decided to re-assess the projects based on the high cost involved in construction (Rs.248 million) and the space allocation at the respective venues. SLC will get the proper approvals from the relevant authorities and proceed with the work on the said projects on priority basis. Central Engineering Consulting Bureau (CECB) have been advised to present the progress of construction carried out at R. Premadasa Stadium and a new Cost Estimate for the said project. The… Read More →

Launch of World Twenty20 Trophy at Race Course

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Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce the arrival of the World Twenty20 Trophy in Colombo. The trophy will be officially received tomorrow, 16th January 2016 at 6.30 pm at the Race Course Ground in Colombo 7. Mr. Raymond Palmer, of the International Cricket Council (ICC) will present the Trophy to the Minister of  Sports, Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara and President of SLC, Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala.  Cricket fans are invited to the Race Course Ground to be a part of the celebration that has been organised by Sri Lanka Cricket. The current World Tewnty20 Champions Sri Lanka Team member too will be present at this occasion. On January 17th the Trophy will be displayed at the Galle Face Green for the… Read More →

ICC World Twenty20 trophy to be showcased in Sri Lanka

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Media Release The ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 trophy will touch down on Sri Lankan shores on 16th January for a three-day stop en route to its global journey spanning 12 countries. The trophy travels through all T20 playing nations, before it returns to India, where the tournament gets underway from 8th March to 3rd April 2016. Sponsored by Nissan, the trophy tour of Sri Lanka will provide ample opportunities for local cricket fans to glimpse the coveted prize, especially significant since defending champions Sri Lanka are without doubt strong contenders at No. 3 in the current T20 team rankings. President of the Sri Lanka Cricket, Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala said “Sri Lanka is privileged to play host to the ICC… Read More →

Under 19 World Cup Team hosted for Dinner by Sri Lanka Cricket

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Media Release A Dinner hosted by Sri Lanka Cricket President Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala for the Sri Lanka Under 19 World Cup team and their parents was held yesterday at Hilton Colombo Residences. This was the 1st time that a junior team was hosted prior to a tour. Minister of Sports Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara too was present to speak to the team and wish them well for a successful tour in the forthcoming Under19 World Cup. Legendary Cricketer Aravinda de Silva who was invited by Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala to speak to the youngsters on his experience in his cricketing career, advised the boys how to handle pressure, on the importance of fitness and mental attitudes on the field.  He shared with the… Read More →