India hold aces in colorful Youth Asia Cup semis; Sri Lanka has slight edge over Bangladesh

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The colorful Youth Asia Cup being staged in Sri Lanka for the first time with eight teams from the Asian hemisphere quite an attraction decking the city of Colombo in an array of dainty national outfit, heads for what on the form book holds out to be two absorbing semi finals today Tuesday December 20. Indeed, Asian cricket has journeyed to Sri Lanka as the heartthrob capturing the pulse of youth of this 21 million populace. From reigning champions India to hosts Sri Lanka, Nepal and Malaysia in that order occupying the championship Group A points table to Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Singapore respectively in Group B, it has been the adrenaline generating game of cricket that has caught the… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket EGM – 18th December 2016

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At an Emergency General Meeting of the membership of Sri Lanka Cricket held on Sunday (18) at the SLC Headquarters in Colombo 7. At the said EGM which was attended by over 60 member clubs, the membership unanimously ratified the proposed changes to the constitution of SLC which was adopted in 2003. The membership also considered and adopted the Audited Financial Statements for the period ending December 31st 2015. The meeting was attended by representation from 61 of 83 member Associations and Clubs counting for a 73% turnout of the membership. Resolution No.1 which was unanimously adopted by the membership.

Going for Gold – youth plan to feed national grid managed by Hemal Mendis

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Touching gold is the ultimate in cricket be it the big stage performers or the establishment, and it is an ambitious five-year plan by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to drive youth cricket at grass roots level island wide from the cradle of junior cricket to the national mainstream that has raised great expectations for Sri Lanka. A vision of incumbent President of Sri Lanka Cricket, Thilanga Sumathipala, and directed by Hemal Mendis, the Manager in charge of District and Provincial coaching, this initiative is expected to unearth and garner the cream of youth talent from under 15, 17 in a concentrated overhaul of the existing national coaching system involving 48 district and provincial coaches. It would be a lead up… Read More →

Tough campaigner Mathews lends muscle to exciting young cast

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South Africa will be a challenging hurdle for Angelo Mathews, back in the saddle from over a month long injury that sidelined him from international cricket after limping out during the second test against Australia. The toast of his country a fortnight ago hogging the cream of annual national Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) awards driven by Dialog including the prestigious Cricketer of the Year Award, for the 29-year old Sri Lanka captain thrust with the responsibility of both major forms of the game in tests and ODIs, the month long grueling tour will indeed be an exciting prospect at the helm of a relative fresher laden outfit given the blockbuster fiery aroma the 62 test match and 180 ODI capped… Read More →

“රතු කාඩ්පත” ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩකයන්ටත්

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ක්‍රීඩකයන් ක්‍රීඩකත්වයෙන් ඉක්මවා ගොස් ක්‍රීඩාපිටිය තුළ සිදු කරන වැරදිවලට දඬුවම්දීමට තරග විනිසුරුවන් විසින් ක්‍රීඩා රැසක උපයෝගී කරගන්නා රතු කාඩ්පත ඉදිරියේදී ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩාවට ද හඳුන්වාදීමට යයි. පාපන්දු, රගර්, හොකී, ඇතැළු එළිමහන් ක්‍රීඩා රැසකත්, ගෘහස්ථ ක්‍රීඩා විශාල ප්‍රමාණයකත් දැනටමත් රතු කාඩ්පත පෙන්වීම සුලභ දර්ශනයකි.  වැරදි කරන ක්‍රීඩකයන්ට පළමුව අවවාද කිරීමට කහ කාඩ්පත පෙන්වන අතර, කහ කාඩ්පත දෙවරක් පෙන්වීමෙන් දඬුවම්වලට ද යටත්වීමට සිදු වේ.  රතු කාඩ්පත ඉන් එහාට ගිය තදබල වැරදිවලට පෙන්වීමෙන් ක්‍රීඩකයා එම අවස්ථාවේම පිටියෙන් ඉවත් කරන අතර, ඔහුට ඉදිරි තරගයක්, දෙකක් හෝ තුනක් පමණ දක්වාත් නැතිනම් එම ක්‍රීඩා වාරයේ සියලුම තරග තහනමකට ලක්වීමක් සිදුවේ. ක්‍රීකට් ක්‍රීඩාවට මෙම රතු කාඩ්පත එක්වන්නේ ලබන ඔක්තෝබර් මාසයේ සිටය.  ඉන්දියාවේ මුම්බායේ දී පසුගිය අගහරුවාදා සහ බදාදා (දෙසැම්බර් 6 සහ 7) රැස් වූ එංගලන්තයේ එම් සී සී… Read More →

ICC Chief Executive to visit on the invitation of the ACC and SLC

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Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that ICC Chief Executive David Richardson will be visiting SLC on 15th December 2016 for a comprehensive briefing on the ‘SLC Way Forward’ which outlines its short, mid and long terms plans. Mr. Richardson will be spending time with the Senior Management of SLC and will be briefed on the impending changes to the constitution as well as to the organizational structure of SLC, and will conduct an interactive session with Heads of Departments of SLC. Commenting on the visit of the ICC CEO, President SLC Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala stated; “We are pleased that the ICC has recognized the vast strides we have been able to take toward placing Sri Lanka firmly back… Read More →

Buoyed new look Sri Lanka on 1-month long tour of South Africa

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Sri Lanka’s predictably gruelling one and a half month long  December 26, 2016 to February 10, 2017 Test and ODI series tour does hold much interest. While the odds are heavily tacked in favour of South Africa for the home advantage the hosts will enjoy, what sparks the interest around the 3-match Test series and 5-match ODI series is the fact that Sri Lanka has gone a notch up the ladder in equalling South Africa in terms of Test ratings. This status raising credentials that must indeed buoy Angelo Mathews and his charges came in the wake of Sri Lanka’s recent sweeping away Test and ODI triumphs against Zimbabwe. Consequently, both teams are sitting at 96 marks in the ratings… Read More →

Sri Lanka Test Squad for the South Africa tour 2016/17

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Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that subject to the ratification of the Hon. Minister of Sport the following Test team has been selected by the National Selection Committee for the Sri Lanka tour of South Africa 2016/2017. The team will depart Colombo on 10th December 2016 on flight QR 655 after the official photograph at 5.40 pm at SLC. 1. Angelo Mathews – Captain 2. Dinesh Chandimal – Vice Captain 3. Dimuth Karunarathna 4. Kaushal Silva 5. Kusal Janith Perera 6. Dhananjaya de Silva 7. Kusal Mendis 8. Upul Tharanga 9. Dushmantha Chameera 10. Suranga Lakmal 11. Lahiru Kumara 12. Nuwan Pradeep 13. Vikum Sanjaya Bandara 14. Rangana Herath 15. Dilruwan Perera. Support Staff Ranjith Fernando – Manager… Read More →