For a player whom it was a guessing game of playing for his country, today, Dimuth Karunaratne finds the world before his feet. Indeed, Sri Lanka’s 2016 Man of the Test Series versus England for whom realizing his dream of playing for Sri Lanka once upon a time looked so remote is all smiles. At 28 years, Frank Dimuth Madushanka Karunaratne finds himself manning the batting of Sri Lanka’s Test team. A tally of 1751 runs from 28 matches and 54 innings with a highest of 186 and modest average of 34.33 for an opening batsman are his Test match credentials since debuting against England in 2012. As Dimuth recalls, “I thought my dream of playing for Sri Lanka was… Read More →
The Sri Lanka team off to an auspicious start with the blessing of the Triple Gem at the Sri Dalada Maligawa joined by President SLC Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala and ICC Chief Executive David Richardson.
It is a critical new voyaging phase of Sri Lanka cricket that the sub continent nation, dubbed the Paradise Isle in the Indian Ocean, seeks new vistas. It becomes pertinently the thrust for a new order in rebuilding in the wake of senior player retirements and injuries to some. It is a search for the Holy Grail for an anointment that was truly saw tiny Sri Lanka bask as the paradise of cricket in the biff bang game. Had not Sri Lanka jolted the rest of the cricketing world just 15 years since entering the International Cricket (ICC) fold in1981, when the Indian Ocean nation brought mighty Australia dubbed the super power of world cricket to its knees? Winning the… Read More →
SLC takes yet another step toward the future. Heads toward complete augmentation of all Stadia. Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to inform you that subsequent to due diligence and stringent evaluation, it has awarded the tender for the Automation of Ticketing and related Services to BookMyShow.com. Book My Show is India’s ‘biggest online movie, sports and events ticketing brand’ and is the ticketing partner of BCCI, the ICC World T20 (2014, 2016), the IPL, the Indian Super League and F1 India amongst other partners. BTP enjoys 90% of the market share for online ticketing and related services in India, and has managed the ticketing for over 1500 sporting events. Under the contract, Book My Show will manage the automation of,… Read More →
SLC Announces its Test Squad ahead of the Murali-Warne Test Trophy. Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce the following Test Squad as approved by the Hon. Minister of Sports for the Murali-Warne Test Series. Squad: 1.) Angelo Mathews (C) 2.) Dinesh Chandimal (VC) 3.) Dimuth Karunarathna 4.) Kaushal Silva 5.) Kusal Janith Perera 6.) Kusal Mendis 7.) Dhananjaya de Silva 8.) Roshane Silva 9.) Nuwan Pradeep Fernando 10.)Vishva Fernando 11.)Asitha Fernando 12.)Rangana Herath 13.)Dilruwan Perera 14.)Lakshan Sandakan 15.)Suranga Lakmal
The Australians are in Sri Lanka for a near 3-month tour that does sound exciting to both camps for the very newness both sides carry since last meeting in 2011. A 5-year hiatus is a long time to both sides from Tillekeratne Dilshan leading Sri Lanka and Michael Clarke Australia when incumbent Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews was then the vice captain. Since then while Australia, manned by a relatively new name in Stephen Smith, basks in the supremacy of the No. 1 Test team in the world, Mathews does carry the atom of experience of 5 years ago. He would be stealthier this time around having been the host team’s highest run getter with 274 in a 2-match series… Read More →
15 member team departs for South Africa for a 7 One-Day, 2 Youth Test Series. Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased announce the following 15 member squad approved by the Hon. Minister of Sports for the Sri Lanka Development Squad tour of South Africa 2016. 1.) Romesh Buddhika (C) 2.) Hashan Duminda 3.) Pabasara Waduge 4.) Sandun Weerakkody 5.) Lahiru Milantha 6.) Sadheera Samarawickrema 7.) Angelo Jayasinghe 8.) Piyamal Perera 9.) Kasun Madushanka 10.)Shehan Madushanka 11.)Anuk Fernando 12.)Akila Dananjaya 13.)Sanjaya Chathuranga 14.)Amila Aponso 15.)Kesan Wijeyrathna TOUR ITINERARY July 2016 Wed 27 – 1st One Day Match vs South Africa Emerging Groenkloof Pretoria Fri 29 – 2nd One Day Match vs USSA Groenkloof Pretoria August 2016 Tue 02 – 3rd One Day… Read More →
Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce the following selection for the 3-day Warm up game against Australia at the P. Sara Stadium on the 18th – 20th of July. Selected Team for Practice 3 Day game against Australia Madawa Warnapura, Osanda Fernando, Manoj Sarathchandra (Wk), Asela Gunarathna, Shehan Jayasuriya, Milinda Siriwardana (C). Dasun Shanaka, Chathuranga Silva, Nisala Tharaka, Vimukthi Perera, Dilhara Fernando. STAND BYS: Lasith Embuldeniya, Chamika Karunarathna
Sri Lanka Youth Under 19 leaves for UK on a high after winning the inaugural Gamini Dissanayaka Challenge Trophy. President SLC advises the junior players on the country’s expectations, urges them to not forget their duty to their parents, their schools and the Nation. Sri Lanka’s youth Under 19 team departed for their tour of UK in the early hours of the morning, a few days after the victorious culmination of the inaugural Gamini Dissanayaka Challenge Trophy bilateral tournament between Sri Lana and South Africa. The Team was addressed by the President SLC, Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala, who advised them on the expectations that the nation has in them, urging them to develop a disciplined and professional approach in their game…. Read More →
Vice captain Dinesh Chandimal hogged the limelight as Sri Lanka’s most successful batsman in the recently concluded tour of England. The batting form of the 26-year old right hander was the high point from an individual perspective in assessing the ups in a series that went England’s way in the hosts taking the Test series 2-nil and the ODIs 3-nil. Chandimal, who turns 27 on November 18, was the second highest run getter in the test series with 172 runt s from 5 innings with a highest of 126 for an average of 34.40 while he headed the ODIs with a tally of 267 from 5 innings with a highest of 63 averaging 53.40. in the second match played at… Read More →
Since those giant killing days of Jayawardene and Sangakkara, Sri Lanka has been yearning for a new messiah. The last 2 to 3 years have been hard as the island nation cruises in a fine-comb of its harvest of young batting talent. There have been great expectations for the future. While skipper Angelo Mathews has proved to be the Blockbuster with the bat for his abounding talent, Dinesh Chandimal, the young vice captain has been blood stirring talent for his right handed talent with the bat. Similarly, the left handed young Lahiru Thirimanne too has been an entertaining willow wielder. Both have displayed the type of talent that has made the national selectors look upon the duo as future torchbearers… Read More →
Sri Lanka Vs. South Africa Youth tournament triumphants to carry away the Gamini Dissanayaka Challenge Trophy.LIVE Coverage on Chanel EYE and SLBC. Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that the Final Youth One Day game between Sri Lanka and South Africa to be played at the SSC tomorrow (13) will be telecast LIVE on Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporations Channel Eye. Furthermore, there will be ball-by-ball coverage of the match on SLBC. The bilateral tournament, which has been named in honour of the late Hon. Gamini Dissanayaka, is played between the two youth teams, carrying forward the vision and legacy of the great leader and proponent of youth focus in the development of cricket.