Kohli, Karthik seal five-wicket win for India

With both sets of players enjoying themselves on a bright and sunny day in Birmingham on Saturday (June 1), Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik made the difference with stroke-filled centuries to lead India to a comfortable five-wicket win over Sri Lanka with an over to spare in their ICC Champions Trophy 2013 warm-up game. Kohli (144) and Karthik (106 not out) made up for a shoddy Indian bowling performance with a 186-run stand for the fifth wicket that helped India chase down the 334-run target. The two got together at 110 for 4 in the 21st over, and batted with a lot of composure and poise even as the asking rate touched almost ten runs an over with 20 overs… Read More →

Sri Lanka-Pakistan warm-up match washed out

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The first warm-up match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, building up to the Champions Trophy 2013, was abandoned without a ball being bowled at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Thursday (May 30). The day-night encounter was originally scheduled to start at 1pm local time but persistent rain forced Bruce Oxenford and Rod Tucker, the two on field umpires, to slot the first inspection for 2.30pm. Though most of the covers were off by then, yet another inspection at 3.15pm and the third inspection at 4pm did not produce a favourable result. A bit more of rain and poor outfield forced the officials to call off the match at 4.06pm. Sri Lanka’s next warm-up match is a day game against India on June 1 at the same venue, while Pakistan plays West Indies at… Read More →

Our main objective is to get to the semifinals: Mathews

Angelo Mathews

We’ve got to try and adapt to the situations and the conditions as soon as possible, says the Sri Lankan skipper. What kind of shape and form is your side in at the moment?   Well, we had some good preparation in the past couple of months I would say, and most of the boys were in India, and the boys were in Sri Lanka, they had some good preparation through playing some practice games, as well. We are all professionals, and there has been a little bit of doubt; people kept saying that the boys are in India and they haven’t had good preparation, but I want to write it off because we are professionals and we need to… Read More →

Dilhara Lokuhettige to replace injured Welagedara

Dilhara Lokuhettige

Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that due to an injury to his ankle, Chanaka Welagedara has been replaced by Dilhara Lokuhettige for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy to be played in England. The Minister of Sports Hon. Mahindananda Aluthgamage has approved the above replacement. SLC have written  to the ICC Event Technical Committee regarding this replacement. The replacement of a player requires the approval of the Event Technical Committee before the replacement player can be officially added to the squad.

ICC Champions Trophy 2013 – Fixtures

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See the warm-up schedule here The ICC Champions Trophy schedule is as follow: Group A: Australia, England, New Zealand and Sri Lanka Group B: India, Pakistan, South Africa and West Indies   Thursday 6 June : India v South Africa (day) – Cardiff Friday 7 June: West Indies v Pakistan (day) – The Oval Saturday 8 June: England v Australia (day) – Edgbaston Sunday 9 June: Sri Lanka v New Zealand (day) – Cardiff Monday 10 June: Pakistan v South Africa (day) – Edgbaston Tuesday 11 June: India v West Indies (day) – The Oval Wednesday 12 June: Australia v New Zealand (day) – Edgbaston Thursday 13 June: England v Sri Lanka (day/night) – The Oval Friday 14 June: West Indies v… Read More →

Schedule of warm-up matches ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy

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STAR Sports to produce live broadcast coverage of four of six warm-up matches The ICC has announced the schedule of warm-up matches to be played in the lead-up to the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 to be staged at Cardiff Wales Stadium, Edgbaston and The Oval from 6 to 23 June. The matches will be played from 30 May to 4 June at the three tournament venues. In line with previous ICC events, none of these matches will carry official ODI status. On 30 May, 2002 winner Sri Lanka will take on Pakistan in a day/night fixture at Edgbaston that will start at 1300 (UK time). This will be the first of the four warm-up matches, which will be televised live… Read More →

Sri Lanka Team for ICC Champions Trophy 2013

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the following squad was selected to represent the Sri Lanka National Team at the ICC Champions Trophy matches to be played in England in June 2013. 1.             Angelo Mathews(Capt) 2.              Dinesh Chandimal(Vice Capt) 3.             T M Dilshan 4.              Kusal Janith Perera 5.              Kumar Sangakkara 6.              Mahela Jayawardena 7.              Lahiru Thirimanne 8.              Jeevan Mendis 9.              Thisara Perera 10.            Lasith Malinga 11.            Rangana Herath 12.            Nuwan Kulasekera 13.            Shaminda Eranga 14.            Sachithra Senanayake 15.            Chanaka Welagedera The Minister of Sports Hon. Mahindananda Aluthgamage has approved the above team.

CT 2013 Preparation: National Team, Sri Lanka “A” & Combined XI to play a triangular

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Press Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that in place of the scheduled Inter Provincial 4 day tournament, it has been decided to play a triangular consisting of the National Team, Sri Lanka “A” Team & a Combined XI Team which will take place in Pallakelle International Cricket Stadium Kandy as per the attached schedule, in preparation for the upcoming Champions Trophy to be played in England, Also please note that the 1st round of matches with be played as Day games and the 2nd round matches will be played as Day & Night games together with the Final which will be played on the 20th of May 2013 in Pallakelle. Date Match Venue 11th May Travel to Kandy  … Read More →