Sri Lanka, Pakistan set to resume battle

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Sri Lanka and Pakistan will lock horns for the fourth time in two years when the first Test of a three-Test series begins in Galleon Wednesday (June 17). Both sides know each other quite intimately, this being their sixth series in as many years. The last of those series also took place in Sri Lanka a year ago, the host winning both Tests to ensure Pakistan remained winless on Sri Lankan soil since 2006. Pakistan’s hopes of breaking that streak was boosted following encouraging performances during the drawn three-day tour-game against Sri Lanka Board President’s XI which ended on Saturday. Ahmed Shehzad, back in the 15-man Test squad after being overlooked for the Bangladesh series last month, scored a fine 82… Read More →

Southern Ladies clinch U26 Womens title in tense final

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Central province batting first – Toss won Batting – Scored – 84 runs in 37 overs rain effected match all out Janani Kaushalya – 20 runs Madushika Methhananda – 10 runs Bowling Sandali Thiwanka – 08 overs 3 for 13 runs Nilangika Sanjeewani – 06 overs 2 for 13 runs Southern Province batting second Batting Scored 83 runs in 36.2 overs won the match by 01 wicket ( D/L) Malsha Shehani – 20 runs Anushka Sanjeewani – 10 runs Bowling – Ruchini Samarasinghe – 08 overs 3 for 16 runs Mihiri Madushani – 06 overs 2 for 20 runs Best batter- Anushka Sanjeewani Best Bowler – Nilangika sanjeewani Best all-rounder – Ruchini samarasinghe Player of the final – Sadali Thiwanka

Sri Lanka Squad for Test Series against Pakistan

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Media Release Sri Lanka named a 16-man squad for the three-match Test series at home against Pakistan starting on June 17. Sri Lanka will take on the Pakistanis in Tests played at Galle, Colombo (PSS), and Pallekele. Angelo Mathews (Captain) Lahiru Thirimanna (Vice Captain) Kaushal Silva Dimuth Karunaratne Kumar Sangakkara Dinesh Chandimal Kithuruwan Vithanage Jehan Mubarak Kusal Janith Perera Rangana Herath Dilruwan Perera P H T Kaushal Nuwan Pradeep Dammika Prasad Dushmantha Chameera Suranga Lakmal (subject to fitness)

ICC Assessor at SLC ‘Level 2 Cricket Coaching Course’

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket Coaching Department’s request to the International Cricket Council (ICC) seeking International recognition for the home developed ‘Level 2 Cricket Coaching Course’ was accommodated when the ICC decided to send one of their nominated staff as an observer during the delivery of a said Course which is to be conducted in June 2015. The Education Unit of SLC Coaching Department made this application a few months ago to the ICC seeking its endorsement & classification to the existing SLC’ Level 2 Cricket Coaching Course syllabus which was developed by our own local Coaching staff who are currently assigned & working at the SLC National Coaching Department in Kettarama. The application made if successful in obtaining this… Read More →

ICC elite umpire Kumar Dharmasena holds workshop

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Media Release Kumar Dharmasena recently held a workshop for the Level I / II domestic umpires at the SLC headquarters. The ICC Elite Umpire took time to educate the umpires on the topics of  Preparation before a match,  Concentration , Improving your focus through routines, Practice makes Perfect,  Positive personal belief, Anticipate challenge, Staying calm under pressure, and overcoming set backs. Kumar also answered questions that were put forward by the participants to improve in their umpiring. The session was initiated by the Chairman Interim Committee Mr. Sidath Wettimuny.

Physical Training & Injury Prevention Work Shop

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket’s Coaching Department with the help of the Strength & Conditioning / Physiotherapy departments conducted an educational workshop for Schools Division 1, 2 & 3 Cricket Coaches at Kettarama on 3rd June 2015 on the subject Physical Training & Injury Prevention of Cricketers. The Coaches present were given an insight to what is expected from a School boy Cricketer with regard to a fitness regime which is seen as important and a necessity in today’s context of modern day age group Cricket. The program also included the education of injury prevention for Cricketers, who in today’s context plays an extensive amount of Cricket & due to fatigue succumbs to injuries more often than not due to… Read More →

Local Terrestrial TV Broadcast Rights to Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that, at the meeting of  the Interim Committee held in the evening of 4th June 2015,  after having evaluated the relevant matters and documents received by SLC  and having followed the standard procedures decided to award the Local Terrestrial TV Broadcast Rights to the state owned Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation , for a period of 3 years effective from  year 2015. SLC looks forward to a successful partnership with SLRC which has accepted the award.

Pakistan names their squad for Test Series in Sri Lanka

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Chairman PCB Shaharyar Mohammad Khan has approved Pakistan Test squad for the forthcoming three-Test away series against Sri Lanka following the recommendation of the four-member selection committee headed by Haroon Rashid. In naming the Test squad, the selection committee had also consulted with the Pakistan team management including Head Coach Waqar Younis and skipper Misbah-ul-Haq. The 15-member Test squad: Mohammad Hafeez Ahmed Shehzad Shan Masood Azhar Ali (Vice-Captain) Misbah-ul-Haq (Captain) Younis Khan Asad Shafiq Haris Sohail Sarfraz Ahmed (Wicketkeeper) Yasir Shah Zulfiqar Babar Wahab Riaz Junaid Khan Imran Khan Ehsan Adil Chief Selector Haroon Rashid Quotes: “While selecting the squad, the selection committee considered the following key areas: Suitability to play in varied playing conditions; potential to perform at international… Read More →