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ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් ආයතනයේ මෙහෙයවීමෙන් මහනුවර පල්ලේකැලේ ඉදිවන ක්‍රිකට් අධිතාක්ෂණ පුහුණු මධ්‍යස්ථානයේ පළමු අදියර ගෘහස්ථ ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩාංගණය විවෘත කිරීම නොබෝදා සිදු කෙරුණේ ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍ය දයාසිරි ජයසේකර මහතා හා ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් ආයතනයේ සභාපති නියෝජ්‍ය කථානායක තිලංග සුමතිපාල මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙනි.  විදුලි ආලෝකය මධ්‍යයේ පුහුණුව ලැබිය හැකි දැල් ආවරණ සහිත පැති විකට්ටු තොරතුරු තාක්ෂණ පහසුකම් ආදිය මෙදින විවෘත කළ පහසුකම් අතර විය. පල්ලේකැලේ ගෘහස්ථ ක්‍රීඩාගාරය විවෘත කිරීමට පෙර එංගලන්තයේ චැම්පියන් කුසලාන ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලියට සහභාගිවන ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩකයන් සමග ක්‍රිකට් සභාපති තිලංග සුමතිපාල මහතා ශ්‍රී දළඳා මාලිගාවට ගොස් ආගමික වතාවත්වලට සහභාගි වී ආශිර්වාද ලබාගත්හ.  අනාගතයේ ශ්‍රී ලංකාව නියෝජනය කරන මෙරට ක්‍රීඩකයනට මේ මධ්‍යස්ථානය තෝතැන්නක් වනු ඇතැයි කී සුමතිපාල මහතා මෙවැනි තවත් මධ්‍යස්ථාන තුනක් මේ වසර තුළ දී දඹුල්ල, ගාල්ල සහ මාලිගාවත්තේ ආර්…. Read More →

Champions Trophy build up from Centre of Excellence in Kandy

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Striving for excellence is Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) slogan word, and what better a platform to take off than the Provincial Centre Of Excellence in Kandy. Of course, the immediate goal is the June 1 ICC Champions Trophy, and indeed the big build up in the Sri Lankan camp borders on aiming for that big pot of gold. That the take off has been ideally from the Provincial Centre of Excellence located in the hill country’s Pallekelle on an auspicious note since last Wednesday is significant. From the pomp of a ceremonial opening in the historic city having paid homage to the sacred relic at the Dalada Maligawa led by SLC President, Thilanga Sumathipala, Secretary, Mohan De Silva and other… Read More →

Residential High Intensity Training & Conditioning Camp at CoE Kandy a success

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Colombo, 13th May 2017; The national team’s 6-day residential training camp at the Centre of Excellence – Kandy ahead of the Champions Trophy 2017 draws to its successful culmination with a practice game on Sunday (14) before the team returns to Colombo for three well-deserved days off with their families prior to departing Colombo on the 18th . The program that was spread across an intense schedule of sessions focused on specialty training, strength training & conditioning, altitude training, team building & motivation, strategic simulation & analytical sessions and specialist sessions with the bat, ball and on the field. The sessions conducted by SLC’s panel of expert coaches were both practical and theoretical, and included group-centric activities such as quizzes… Read More →

19න් පහළ සූරතාව දකුණු පළාතට

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ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් ආයතනය මෙහෙය වූ අවුරුදු 19න් පහළ අන්තර් පළාත් සීමිත ඕවර ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලියේ සූරතාව හිමිකරගත්තේ දකුණු පළාතය.  මාලිගාවත්ත ආර්. ප්‍රේමදාස ක්‍රීඩාංගණයේ  පැවැති අවසාන මහා තරගයේ දී බස්නාහිර පළාත දකුණ කණ්ඩායම ඕවර 49.1ක දී සියලු ක්‍රීඩකයන් දැවී ලබාගත් ලකුණු 189ට පිළිතුරු ලෙස දකුණු පළාත ඕවර 34 දී කඩුලු 4ක ට ලකුණු 139ක් ලබා ජය ගත්තේ ඩක්වර්ත්-ලූවිස් ක්‍රමයටය. දකුණු පළාතේ ජයග්‍රහණයට මුල ව ක්‍රියා කළ අවිඳු තීක්ෂණ ලකුණු 41ක ට කඩුලු පහක් ම දවාලු අතර පසුව එම කණ්ඩායමේ හංසික වැලිහිඳ නොදැවී ලකුණු 58ක් රැස් කළේය.  අවිඳු තීක්ෂණ අවසාන තරගයේ හොඳම පන්දු යවන්නා ලෙසත් වැලිහිඳ අවසාන තරගයේ වීරයා ලෙසත් තේරිණි.  බස්නාහිර දකුණු කණ්ඩායමේ කමිල් මිෂාර හොඳම පිතිකරු ලෙස තේරිණි. කාසියේ වාසිය දිනා මුලින් පන්දුවට පහරදුන් බස්නාහිර දකුණු කණ්ඩායම වෙනුවෙන් ආරම්භක පිතිකරු… Read More →

Southern Province worthy champs 

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SLC U-19 PROVINCIAL ONE-DAY TOURNAMENT 2017 School cricket’s extravaganza – the Under-19 Provincial One-Day Tournament 2017 mooted by Sri Lanka Cricket culminated with Southern Province taking the cake. Southern Province was on course to make light of Western Province South’s 189 in 49.1 overs when bad weather interrupted play. At that stage Southern Province was well placed on 134 for 4 wickets in 34 overs, but with the bad weather creeping in, the umpires declared Southern Province winners by 26 runs on the Duckworth & Lewis system in the final played on Sunday at the R. Premadasa Stadium. The keen tussle expected did not materialize with Western Province South’s batsmen failing to produce the form that saw them amass a… Read More →

President SLC visited the District Cricket Associations of the Southern Province

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Colombo 8th May 2017, President Sri Lanka Cricket Hon.Thilanga Sumathipala yesterday (7) visited the District Cricket Associations of the Southern Province together with several members of the Executive Committee. The Executive members inspected the ground and infrastructure development currently underway at the Bandaragama Ground and engaged in discussions with the officials of the Kalutara District Cricket Association led by Mr. Priyantha Algama, the General Secretary prior to conducting a forum discussion with the membership. The President also visited the Matara District Cricket Association together with the President MDCA, Hon. Laksman Yapa Abeywardena, and engaged in discussions with officials with regards to the current and proposed developments for cricket in the Southern Province. Among the topics discussed was the establishment of… Read More →

Ravishka Wijesiri sets up Southern Province vs Western Province South final

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It will be a Western Province South versus Southern Province final of the SLC under 19 Provincial One-Day Tournament on Sunday. Southern Province won the second semi final against Western Province North on the Duckworth and Lewis ratio after bad light intervened in the 44th over at the Colts grounds on Friday. At that stage Western Province North was 207 for 9 wickets in 44 overs needing 261 to win. The day of course, belonged to Ravishka Wijesiri who came up with a superb all-round performance to steer Western Province South. He top scored with 60 and chipped in with 3 key wickets for 22 runs to put the breaks on Western Province North. That was after Western Province South… Read More →

Aravinda Steps down

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Colombo, 5th May 2017, Sri Lanka Cricket today (5) announced the resignation of the Chairman of its Cricket Committee, Aravinda de Silva with effect from 30th June 2017. De Silva who spearheaded the Cricket Committee of SLC in discussions with SLC President stated that he was forced to step down after chairing the Committee for over a year due to personal commitments that would hinder his availability and time investment in the Committee further. Commenting on de Silva’s resignation, President SLC Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala was empathetic stating “For someone like Aravinda Cricket is a full time occupation. As an administrator of his calibre, he eats, drinks and sleeps cricket. It’s understandable that he needs to prioritise his personal commitments – he… Read More →

Allan Donald entry adds hype to SL Champions Trophy build up

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The entry of former South African demon pace bowler, Allan Donald to the Sri Lankan cricket camp in the countdown to the June Champions Trophy in England does add a high noon dimension to the showpiece build up. Indeed, the big rumble is the Champions Trophy, and the presence of  one of world cricket’s elite bowlers in the fast bowling business that earned Donald the nickname ‘White Lightning’ putting the Sri Lankans thro their paces is a highly buoying factor to Sri Lanka. The lightning fast man with the ball in the 1990s to the early 2000 era did see Allan Donald regarded as the most feared red lethal bowler of his time. So much so that his pairing with… Read More →