South Africa Women beat SL by 5 wickets to seal series win

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South Africa Women beat Sri Lanka Women by five wickets in the fourth and final One-Day International in Colombo to seal a 2-1 series success. South African ladies opted to field first after having won the toss and restricted the Lankan Ladies to just 137 runs in 43.3 overs. Sri Lanka struggled as Shabnim Ismail (2-15), Marizanne Kapp (2-17), Yolani Fourie (2-19) and Marcia Letsoalo (2-30) all took two wickets. For Sri Lanka camp Eshani Kaushalya top scored with 46 after Chamari Atapattu had made 26 at the top of the order. Tourists ensured that the target was reached with easy with Trisha Chetty’s patient 59 runs and Dane van Niekerk ensured her side got over the line making 29 not out. Brief Score: South… Read More →

Sri Lanka tour of India 2014: Emphasize on procedure undertaken

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to emphasize the procedure undertaken prior to confirming the upcoming tour to India by the Sri Lankan National team which comprises of 5 ODI’s. SLC prior to making the decision to confirm the tour with the BCCI, through it’s Secretary Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga had discussions with the National selection committee headed by Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya, the Coaching Staff and the Management of the National Team  and after receiving the concurrence of all concerned took this important decision. The President of SLC Mr. Jayantha Dharmadasa and the Office Bearers of SLC were at all times briefed on the developments and gave their blessings and consent to the Secretary Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga to confirm the tour… Read More →

Chamari Atapattu steers Sri Lanka Women to victory

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Sri Lanka Women eked out a four-wicket win over South Africa Women in the third One-Day International at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo on Sunday (October 19), levelling the four-match series at 1-1. After Ama Kanchana’s three-wicket haul restricted South Africa to 139 for 7 in a match truncated to 27-overs-a-side, Chamari Atapattu held her own with a solid 63 as Sri Lanka overcame a few jitters to win with an over to spare. South Africa was on target to post much more than it eventually did, as Lizelle Lee and Trisha Chetty, the openers, put on 42.  The good work was carried forward by Mignon du Preez, the captain, who top-scored with 34. Du Preez’s 48-run stand for… Read More →

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 →