Dialog Sri Lanka Cricket Awards postponed to November 30th

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that it is formulating a new selection criteria for the upcoming Cricket Awards, taking into consideration the best Junior & Senior cricketers who have performed exceptionally well during the last year. Hence the Dialog Cricket Awards 2016 which was scheduled to be held on the 21 st of September 2016 has been postponed to the 30th of November 2016.

Australia Women beat Sri Lanka Women by 4 wickets in the 1st ODI

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Australia Women’s bowlers set up the side’s crushing win in the first ODI in Dambulla by bowling out Sri Lanka Women for 76 in 24.5 overs. Australia chased the target in 15.4 overs, before the scheduled innings break, but stuttered towards the end, losing five wickets for 30 runs. Australia took a 1-0 lead in the four-match ODI series. Brief Scores: Australia Women 79/6 in 15.4 overs (Lanning 27, Bolton 19, Ranaweera 3/20) beat Sri Lanka Women 76 all out in 24.5 overs (Ranaweera 32, Kaushalya 14, Beams 3/16) by 4 wickets.

ODI series loss an eye opener in search for ideal mix

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In the wake of Sri Lanka’s routing of Australia in the 3-match test series, it would have been ideally great to have made gone the full distance by coming tops in the ODIs. But it was not to be with a more purposeful looking Aussie ODI side led by David Warner taking the series 4-1. Having lost the opening game, Sri Lanka came back strongly to down the Aussies in the second match. But that was as far as the home team could go with Australia producing some scintillating stuff to make it a ‘one way ticket’ affair. The pointed difference between the two sides was that Australia had a distinct edge as the reigning world champions. Steve Smith led… Read More →

Sri Lanka Women’s squad for the ODI Series against Australia

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Sri Lanka Cricket has chosen the below named 14 players for the ODI series against Australia women’s team touring Sri Lanka . The ODI matches will be played on the 18th & 20th of September in Dambulla and 23rd & 25th of September in Colombo. The squad is : 1. Chamari Atapattu – Captain 2. Prasadini Weerakkody – Vice Captain 3. Dilani Manodara 4. Nipuni Hansika 5. Chamari Polgampola 6. Eshani Lokusooriya 7. Udeshika Prabodini 8. Inoka Ranaweera 9. Sugandika Kumari 10. Achini Kulasooriya 11. Inoshi Fernando 12. Imalka Mendis 13. Ama Kanchana 14. Harshitha Madhavi

Prima Champions Cup to Commence for the 10th Consecutive Year

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The Prima Group, in partnership with Sri Lanka Cricket, has made all plans to commence the Prima Champions Cup 2016. Under 15 Inter-district and inter provincial Tournaments for the 10th consecutive year. The press conference was held at the SLC headquarters on the 13th of September 2016 with the participation of all senior officials from SLC and Prima Group. This year’s Final match will be held on the 29th & 30th September at SSC Grounds, Colombo. The tournament will allow the participation of over 800 players from all around the country including the North & East. 32teams will compete against each other and best players from these district teams will be selected for the provincial teams. 10 provincial teams will… Read More →

Dhananjaya De Silva underlines solid technique in lost cause

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In a lost cause, new find Dhananjaya De Silva underlined a batting artistry to endure for the future of Sri Lanka cricket. Australia won the fifth ODI by 4 wickets Friday at the R. Premadasa Stadium, but De Silva’s 50-ball 62 studded with 5 boundaries saw the 25-year old youngster, who cut his teeth in the game from Debarawewa Central, Hambantota, display the type of classical finesse of a complete batsman equipped with solid technique. His eye, bat coordination in meeting the ball displayed a perfect straight bat and his driving on the on and off was so regal somewhat reminiscent of Marvan Atapattu. Only, De Silva enjoys a longer reach than Atapattu which gives him greater depth advantage of… Read More →

Bowlers, Maxwell help Australia to series sweep

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Australia’s bowlers set up a four-wicket victory over Sri Lanka to sweep the two-match Twenty20 International series at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Friday (September 9) and, in the process, spoilt Tillakaratne Dilshan’s farewell party. Australia, which won the first exchange by 85 runs in Pallekele after scoring 263 for 3, rode on a 29-ball 66 from Glenn Maxwell, the hero of the first T20I, to chase down the 129-run target with 13 balls to spare even though there was a major wobble once Maxwell fell. Earlier, James Faulkner (3-19) and Adam Zampa (3-16) were the main wicket-takers as Sri Lanka was restricted to 128 for 9 despite Dhananjaya de Silva’s battling half-century after the home side had opted… Read More →

Maxwell heroics undo Sri Lanka

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Glenn Maxwell, the 2015 world cup final hero, sidelined by poor form, did revive memories of the type of destroyer he is with the bat by a whirlwind century that took the breath out of Sri Lanka in the first T20 at Pallekelle on Tuesday. His unbeaten 146 off 65 balls laced with 14 boundaries and 9 sixes did tell the difference between a superior Australian side and a Sri Lankan combination on a rebuilding curve. Although most of the cast have fair experience with the retiring utility player Tillekeratne Dilshan the most experienced followed by skipper Dinesh Chandimal, it was evident they could not put out a wholesome combinative performance to get the better of the David Warner led… Read More →

Senanayake fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

(FILES) In this photograph taken on September 6, 2016, Australia's captain David Warner (L) is congratulated by Sri Lanka's Sachithra Senanayake after Australia's victory in the first T20 international cricket match between Sri Lanka and Australia at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele.
Sri Lanka’s off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake was fined 30 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct after he made remarks on taking Australia's David Warner's wicket which could have provoked a reaction form Warner, during the opening T20 match played at Pallekelle. / AFP PHOTO / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO ARCHIVES

Sri Lanka’s off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake has been fined 30 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the opening Twenty20 International (T20I) against Australia in Pallekele on Tuesday. Senanayake was found to have breached Article 2.1.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his dismissal during an international match”. The incident happened in the fifth over of Australia’s innings when Senanayake, after dismissing David Warner, made remarks which could have provoked a reaction from the Australia captain. After the match, Senanayake admitted the offence and accepted the sanction… Read More →

Maxwell magic propels Australia to big win

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Glenn Maxwell pulverised Sri Lanka on his way to a maiden Twenty20 International century as Australia pulled off a commanding 85-run win in Pallekele on Tuesday (September 6). Put in to bat by Dinesh Chandimal, Australia amassed a world record 263 for 3, and then restricted Sri Lanka to 178 for 9 to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. Maxwell, opening the batting for Australia in a T20I for the first time, destroyed the Sri Lankan bowling with an unbeaten 145 off 65 balls, studded with 14 fours and nine sixes. His blitz powered Australia past Sri Lanka’s nine-year record of 260 for 6 against Kenya in 2007. Skipper David Warner gave Australia a fiery start with 28… Read More →