Singer Schools Cricket Tournaments 2015/16


The Singer all island schools under 19 cricket tournament 2015/16 was officially launched at a media conference held at Sri Lanka Cricket headquarters on Tuesday evening. Singer Sri Lanka PLC, a renowned name in the field of sports in Sri Lanka has come forward for the third consecutive year to sponsor the premier under 19 cricket tournament, which will be organized by Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association together with Sri Lanka Cricket.

Nuwan Zoysa to join SLC


Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that former National Cricketer Nuwan Zoysa has been appointed to the National Fast Bowling Coaching Department. Nuwan has worked in India with Goa Cricket Association and with Royal College & NCC as Fast Bowling Coach before joining SLC on a 1 year contract beginning 1st of October 2015.

Tharindu Kaushal tested in Chennai


Media Release Please be informed that National Cricketer PHT Kaushal who was reported by the ICC for his bowling action recently successfully completed his official bowling test at the ICC accredited testing center in Chennai, India yesterday the 14th of September 2015, Kaushal was accompanied by Piyal Wijetunge (National Spin Bowling Coach) & Jerome Jayaratne (Head of Coaching & Interim Head Coach) Kaushal was tested for both his variation deliveries which is the off spinner & the doosra, though he was only reported for the ‘Doosra’ delivery. However the ICC reserves the right to test all varieties of a bowler once reported. The outcome of the test results will be notified to SLC by the ICC authorities within a 14… Read More →

Roshan Mahanama to step down at the end of the year

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ICC Media Release The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that Roshan Mahanama will step down from the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees at the end of the year. Mahanama joined the elite panel in 2004 and has refereed in 58 Tests, 222 ODIs and 35 T20Is to date, including refereeing in three ICC Cricket World Cups and the ICC Champions Trophy 2009. He has made the decision to step down six months ahead of the expiry of his contract so that he can spend more time with his family and also focus on the development of his business activities in Sri Lanka. “This has been an extremely difficult decision as I am very passionate about cricket, which has… Read More →

Photos: Maiden visit by Minister of Sports Hon.Dayasiri Jayasekara to SLC

Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara

Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the newly appointed Minister of Sports Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara visited SLC today. The Minister was welcomed by Vice Presidents of SLC Kushil Gunasekara & Kaplia Wijegunawardene, Secretary of SLC Prakash Schaffter, Nuski Mohamed, Jayananda Warnaweera & Carlton Bernadus – Head of Cricket Operations & Actg. CEO of SLC. The Minister had discussions with the Interim Committee and the Minister was briefed of the current operational plans in progress of SLC. The Minister spoke to the Staff of SLC thereafter.

West Indies Test Squad For Sri Lanka


WICB Media Release The West Indies Cricket Board announced on Friday a 15-member Test squad for the Tour of Sri Lanka next month. SQUAD Jason Holder (Captain) Kraigg Brathwaite (Vice Captain) Devendra Bishoo Jermaine Blackwood Carlos Brathwaite Darren Bravo Rajindra Chandrika Shane Dowrich Shannon Gabriel Shai Hope Denesh Ramdin Kemar Roach Marlon Samuels Jerome Taylor Jomel Warrican Team Management Unit Phil Simmons (Head Coach) Sir Richie Richardson (Team Operations Manager) Stuart Williams (Assistant Coach) Sir Curtly Ambrose (Assistant Coach) Andre Coley (Assistant Coach) C.J. Clark (Physiotherapist) Richard Berridge (Performance Analyst) Virgil Browne (Massage Therapist) Philip Spooner (Media Relations Manager) NOTES The WICB has announced that Jason Holder will be the new captain of the West Indies Test team. He replaces… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket Gym Project


Sri Lanka Cricket under the Vision 15/15 of the Interim Committee, has been working on upgrading the Gym facilities for our National Cricketers in all of its International venues. This project is a vital aspect and will allow SLC to further develop the ‘Performance Environment’ of our National Cricketers. This project will also give the rural players opportunities to use the facilities at Zonal and District level in strength and conditioning in order to develop their ability to their highest level. Below is a summary of what the project will entail: · R Premedasa – Refurbish and Renovate the current facility to be a world class performance gym. This development will dramatically improve the quality of training for players who… Read More →

Marvan Atapattu resigns


Media Release We would like to inform you of the resignation of Mr. Marvan Atapattu from the post of Head Coach of the Sri Lanka Cricket Team which has been accepted by Sri Lanka Cricket. Mr. Atapattu was appointed to this position in October 2014, previously serving as the Batting Coach to the team from 2011 and as Interim Head Coach for a brief period from April 2014 after Mr.Paul Farbrace resigned. During this time, he has given of his time and service with the same professionalism that was his hallmark as an international cricketer. The high point of his career as coach must be the series victory against England in England in May/June 2014, when the Sri Lanka Cricket… Read More →

Under 15 ‘’Prima Cup’’ Inter District Tournament 2015 – Match Results

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Under 15 ‘’Prima Cup’’ Inter District Tournament – 2015 Match Results Date               – 29/08/2015 No – 1           Kandy Zone – 2 VsKegalle District   at PallekalleInternational Stadium Batting First :-Kandy Zone – ll Batting Second :- Kegalle District Kandy Zone – ll     280/5 in 50 overs KasunGunawardana  – 119 (4 x 17) 6 x 4) (131 B) ThikshaGunasinghe     – 76   Kegalla District      97 All out 31.1 Overs NirmanPathiharya                  – 20 SitumSajana                            – 18   KasunKarunathilaka                – 5/13N Pravithan                             – 2/17ShamashanaAbykoon              – 2/6   SadeepaLakshan                     – 2/48  Result :-Kandy Zone – ll Won by 183 Runs    Date               – 01/09/2015 No – 2           Colombo North Zone – 2 VsGampaha Zone – 1      at De Mazenod College ground Batting First :- Colombo… Read More →

SLC provides 24 Schools with Turf Covers


Media Release The distribution ceremony of 24 Turf covers to Division 1 & 2 cricket playing Schools was held at Sri Lanka Cricket premise recently, with the participation of the representatives of the beneficiary schools. Chairman Sri Lanka Cricket Sidath Wettimuny, Secretary Schools Cricket Association Mr.Dilshan de Silva, Cheif Executive Officer SLC Ashley de Silva, Head of Cricket Operations SLC Carlton Bernardus were present to distribute the Turf Covers to the schools nominated by Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association. Speaking at the event Chairman SLC Sidath Wettimuny said that “Due to non availability of Turf pitch covers, most of the Under 19 cricket matches were affected during the rainy season in the past. No sooner SLSCA & SLC were informed… Read More →

Tharindu Kaushal reported with suspected illegal bowling action


ICC Media Release Sri Lanka off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal has been reported with a suspected illegal bowling action during the third Test against India, which concluded at the Singhalese Sports Club in Colombo on Tuesday. The match officials’ report, which was handed over to the Sri Lanka management, cited concerns about the legality of the 22-year-old’s bowling action. Kaushal’s bowling action will now be scrutinised further under the ICC process relating to suspected illegal bowling actions reported in Tests, ODIs and T20Is. He is required to undergo testing within 14 days, and, during this period, Kaushal is permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the testing are known. Details of the ICC regulations for the review of… Read More →

Sri Lanka Women’s Squad for the tour of New Zealand 2015


Media Release At a meeting of the National Women’s Selection Committee held on 1st September 2015, the following squad of 20 Players was selected for the Women’s Team tour of New Zealand which will take place from the 27th October to 23rd November 2015. 1                   Sashikala  Siriwardene (Captain) 2                   Chamari  Attapattu 3                   Prasadini Weerakkody 4                   Dilani  Manodara 5                   Eshani  Lokusuriya 6                   Inoka  Ranaweera 7                   Ama  Kanchana 8                   Suganthika  Kumari 9                   Maduri  Samuddhika 10                 Nipuni  Hansika 11                 Udeshika  Prabodini 12                 Oshadi  Ranasinghe 13                 Lasanthi  Madushani 14                 Sripali Weerakkody 15                 Hansini  Perera 16                 Rose Perera 17                 Anushka Sanjeewani 18                 Nilakshi Silva 19                 Kushanthi Liyanage 20                 Chamari Polgampola