ICC allows Marlon Samuels to bowl in second ODI


The International Cricket Council (ICC) has advised that Marlon Samuels will be allowed to bowl in the second One-Day international currently in progress in Colombo. Samuels was reported for a suspect bowling action on 19 October and was required to undergo an assessment within 14 days to be eligible to continue to bowl in international cricket. Following his decision to not to undergo assessment by the 1 November cut-off date, he was automatically suspended from bowling in international cricket effective from 2 November. Prior to the second ODI, the West Indies team was incorrectly advised by the ICC that he was eligible to bowl in this match and then selected their team based on this information. After tonight’s match, Samuels… Read More →

West Indies fined for slow over-rate in Colombo

West Indies in Sri Lanka

ICC Media Release West Indies has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the first One-Day International (ODI) against Sri Lanka in Colombo which concluded on Sunday, with Jason Holder also receiving a one match suspension for the offence. David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fine and suspension after Holder’s side was ruled to be two overs short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration. In accordance with Article 2.5.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Players Support Personnel, which relates to minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted… Read More →

Priest’s century guides White Ferns to comfortable ODI win over Sri Lanka


A long-awaited maiden century for opening batsman Rachel Priest put the icing on the cake for New Zealand’s WHITE FERNS as a powerhouse top order set up an 96-run win at Lincoln’s Bert Sutcliffe Oval in the first ODI of their maiden bilateral contest with Sri Lanka. Scorecard Priest had come into the game with a best of 96 not out, which she had recorded in a win against England last summer. As the hard-hitting Wellingtonian equalled that score, she also posted her 1000th career run in One-Day Internationals. Shortly afterwards, tapping a single to mid on to bring up her hundred, the 30-year-old veteran of 59 ODIs and 53 T20 Internationals hunched down in a moment of relief and… Read More →

Mendis the hero as Sri Lanka squeaks home

Ajantha Mendis

West Indies’ bowlers fought hard to make a match of it, but Sri Lanka held its nerve to cross the line with seven balls remaining in a thrilling truncated first One-Day International at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday (November 1). Asked to bat, West Indies rode on a 58-run partnership between Andre Russell (41) and Darren Bravo (38), and a late blitz of 36 off 13 balls from Jason Holder, the captain, to post 159 for 8 after rain forced the match to be reduced to 26 overs-a-side. Set a revised target of 163, Sri Lanka began superbly, Tillakaratne Dilshan laying the platform with 59 off 32 balls. But West Indies bounced back, reducing Sri Lanka from… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket appoints wOw.lk as its online ticket service provider


wOw.lk, Sri Lanka’s premier ecommerce site, entered into an agreement with Sri Lanka Cricket to exclusively manage and operate an online ticketing portal for all international cricket matches hosted in the Sri Lanka. From 9th of October onwards, all tickets for matches in Sri Lanka, will be available online on www.srilankacricket.lk and www.wow.lk/srilankacricket. WoW.lk is owned and operated by Digital Commerce Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dialog Axiata PLC, the principle sponsor of Sri Lanka Cricket. Commenting on this agreement, Ashley De Silva, Chief Executive Officer of Sri Lanka Cricket Opined “Providing convenient and digital access mediums for the local base of fans has always been in the road map for us. We are very pleased to… Read More →

New Zealand and Sri Lanka set sights on third place in ICC Women’s Championship


New Zealand and Sri Lanka have the chance to move as high as third in the ICC Women’s Championship table if it can sweep the series when they go head to head in round four of the ICC Women’s Championship, which starts in Lincoln on Tuesday. A 3-0 series victory would elevate Suzie Bates’ side, which currently lies in sixth position on eight points, towards the top of the table and two points behind Australia and the West Indies. A 2-1 win would also improve the White Ferns’ position to third, four points behind the joint leaders. In the event of a 3-0 away victory for seventh-ranked Sri Lanka, it would join third-placed South Africa on 11 points, while a 2-1 victory would… Read More →

Laying of Foundation Stone for Indoor Cricket Building in Dambulla


The foundation stone laying ceremony of the Indoor Cricket building in Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium, was held today. Sports Minister Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara, Dr. D. M. R. B. Dissanayake – Secretary of the Ministry of Sports, Sidath Wettimuny Chairman – SLC Interim Committee, Rohana Dissanayake – President Matale District Cricket Association, Indika Aruna Kumara – President Anuradhapura DCA , Gamini Nanayakkara – Secretary Polonnaruwa DCA, Ranjith Madurusinghe – Secretary Kurunegala DCA , Ashley de Silva CEO – SLC and Carlton Bernardus Head of Cricket Operations of SLC were present at the ceremony.

Sri Lanka and West Indies aim to earn crucial points

TM Dilshan

ICC Media Release With eight sides confirmed for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, the race to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 begins in Colombo on Sunday when Sri Lanka hosts the West Indies in a three-match series. Sri Lanka currently sits in fifth position on 103 points, while the West Indies is ranked eighth on 88 points. Each One-Day International (ODI) played over the next 23 months will count as the top eight sides on the ICC ODI Team Rankings as on 30 September 2017 will progress to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, while the bottom four sides, along with the top sides from the ICC World Cricket League Championship and the ICC World Cricket League, will head to the ICC Cricket World Cup… Read More →

Herath, Siriwardana take Sri Lanka to victory

Sri Lanka Team won the Sobers Tissera Trophy 2-0

Rangana Herath and Milinda Siriwardana, the left-arm spin twins, combined to take seven West Indies wickets as Sri Lanka registered a 72-run win in the second Test on Monday (October 26) to sweep the series 2-0. The West Indies, who resumed on 20 for 1 chasing 244 after the fourth day was washed out due to rain, was bowled out for 171 in the post-lunch session of the final day at the P Sara Oval in Colombo. Herath ended with figures of 4 for 56 while Siriwardana took 3 for 25. Darren Bravo resisted for over two hours, scoring a 134-ball 61, but was soon running out of partners before he was dismissed in the 52nd over with 125 runs… Read More →