Lasith Malinga decides to play for Mumbai Indians

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform that Lasith Malinga had sent a letter on the 15th of July 2014,  wherein he had requested to represent the Mumbai Indian in the Champions League T20 – 2014, The request letter was tabled at the Exco meeting held on the 22 July. As per the Team Participation Agreement of CLT20 – 2014, the decision on which team a player should represent is the sole prerogative of the player himself. Accordingly whilst expressing Sri Lanka Cricket’s preference for Lasith to represent the Southern Express Team at the said event, the Executive Committee left this decision at his sole discretion. Lasith Malinga has informed the CEO Mr. Ashley De Silva that he will… Read More →

South Africa grinds its way to No.1 spot

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South Africa’s tailenders put on a gritty effort that was led by Vernon Philander to fight off Sri Lanka’s spinners to snatch a thrilling draw in the second Test and seal a 1-0 series win at Colombo on Monday (July 28). The series victory ended South Africa’s jinx of 21 years in Sri Lanka, after winning a series in the island in its first tour in 1993. South Africa won the first Test in Galle by 153 runs. Chasing 369 for a win, South Africa was struggling at 148 for 8 in the final session of the Test, but Philander (27 not out) and Imran Tahir (4 not out) hung on in the final nine overs to finish at 159… Read More →

Dickwella fined and reprimanded

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ICC Media Release Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella has been fined 10 per cent of his match fee and also received an official reprimand after being found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct following an incident on day three of the second Test between Sri Lanka and South Africa at the Sinhalese Cricket Club (SSC) in Colombo. Dickwella admitted to the charge and accepted the sanction imposed by Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees without the need to convene a disciplinary hearing. Through his admission, Dickwella was found to have breached Level 1 Article 2.1.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which states: “Where the… Read More →

Sri Lanka A beat Ireland by 107 runs to win series

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Sri Lankan skipper Ashan Priyanjana top scored with 111, and received excellent support from Chathuranga de Silva, Mahela Udawatte, and Danushka Gunatilleke. The trio all scored half centuries as their side compiled an imposing 329 for 8 in their 50 overs, benefitting from an excellent pitch and a lightning fast outfield, which offered full value for their strokes. The Sri Lanka top order punished anything remotely loose, striking a total of 49 boundaries, which the Irish attack found difficult to stem. Andrew White showed all his experience to take 1-29 in his 10 overs, while Craig Young bowled excellently to finish with 4 for 44. The Irish reply got off to to the worst possible start as Wednesday’s centurion Stuart… Read More →

SLC Under 17 Inter Provincial Tournament 2014 – Final

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Under 17 SLC  INTER PROVINCIAL TOURNAMENT 2014 – FINAL 2-Day Match – At MCA Grounds (Toss was won by Central Province) MATCH DRAWN (WESTERN SOUTH WON ON 1st  Innings) Central Province 242 (79.4) Raveen Sayer 85, Naveen Ekanayake 42,Shenal De Silva 3/31, Ravindu Thilakarathne 2/47, Thilan Nimesh 2/49 vs Western Province South  389 (88.5) Kusal Lakthilina 90, Manelka De Silva 84, Himasha Liyanage 72, Rashmika Opatha 36, Ravin Sayer 4/84, Wenuka Galahitiyawa 4/85

SLC Executive Committee Decisions – July 22nd 2014

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Media Release The Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket at its meeting held yesterday (July 22nd) made the following decisions. Marvan Attapattu The appointment of Marvan Attapattu as the Head Coach of the National Team was extended until the end of the Pakistan Tour of Sri Lanka. Ruwan Kalpage will continue as the Acting Assistant Coach. Nuwan Seneviratne will be appointed as the Fielding Coach for the Pakistan Series. It was decided to call for applications for the post of Head Coach, Fielding Coach and Trainer for the National Team. Medical Advisory Panel The Committee nominated the names of Prof. Arjuna De Silva, Dr. Harindu Wijesinghe, and Dr. Seevali Jayawickrama to be appointed as a Medical Advisory Committee of SLC to help the national… Read More →

Sri Lanka National Squad for Asian Games 2014

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The National Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket has selected the following 15 member squad for the 17th Asian Games, scheduled to be held from 19th September to 04th October 2014 in Incheon,Korea. 1. Lahiru Thirimanna – Captain 2. Upul Tharanga- V. Captain 3. Kithuruwan Vithanage 4. Dinesh Chandimal 5. Ashan Priyanjan 6. Shehan Jayasooriya 7. Asela Goonerathne 8. Alankara Asanka 9.   Kosala Kulasekara 10. Dilhara Lokuhetti 11. Chathuranga kumara 12. Isuru Udana 13. Chathuranga De Silva 14. Jeewan Mendis 15. Ramith Rambukwella The above selection has been ratified by Minister of Sports.

Cricketers raise funds for the Sri Lanka Visually Handicapped XI

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Standard Chartered joins hands with Sri Lanka Cricket to continue its efforts to raise funds and awareness for the Sri Lankan Visually Handicapped XI and its bid at this year’s World Cup in South Africa in November. Sanjeewani de Silva, Head of Corporate Affairs/Brand & Marketing, Standard Chartered speaking of the Bank’s support of the Sri Lankan Visually Handicapped XI said: “Standard Chartered has already contributed USD 1 million towards the national Vision 2020 Secretariat’s efforts to address avoidable blindness by funding eye screenings, spectacles distributions, cataract surgeries and other similar activities for young and old. But we thought that our Seeing is Believing global initiative which has raised over USD 32 million to date could also focus a light… Read More →

Vernon Philander fined for ICC Code of Conduct breach

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ICC Media Release South Africa’s Vernon Philander has been fined 75 per cent of his match fee after breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the third day’s play in the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. Philander was charged with an article 2.2.9 offence of the ICC Code of Conduct which relates to “changing the condition of the ball in breach of Law 42.3 of the Laws of Cricket, as modified by ICC Standard Test Match, ODI and Twenty20 International Match Playing Conditions clause 42.1”. The charge was laid following the conclusion of Friday’s play and after viewing television footage by on-field umpires Billy Bowden and Richard Kettleborough, third umpire Nigel Llong, all from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires,… Read More →

Sri Lankan and South African cricketers raise funds for the Sri Lanka Visually Handicapped XI

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Media Release Standard Chartered joins hands with Sri Lanka Cricket to continue its efforts to raise funds and awareness for the Sri Lankan Visually Handicapped XI and its bid at this year’s World Cup in South Africa in November. Inspired by Standard Chartered’s community investment platform addressing curable blindness globally, Seeing is Believing, the two organisations will drive three very unique fund raising activities around the current tour of South Africa – a money-can’t-buy experience, a mini coaching camp for young cricket enthusiasts, and an online bidding competition for the “Seeing is Believing Super Fan”. Four visually handicapped aspiring cricketers will also participate in the events, sponsored by Standard Chartered. Sanjeewani de Silva, Head of Corporate Affairs/Brand & Marketing, Standard… Read More →

National Women’s Team tour of Korea – Asian Games 2014

At a Selection Committee meeting held, the following decisions were made by the Women’s National Selectors with regard to the Squad for the National Women Team’s Tour to Korea for the Asian Games – 2014. 1. Chamari Attapattu (Captain) 2. Yasodha Mendis 3. Lasanthi Madushani 4. Eshani Lokusuriya 5. Dilani Manodara 6. Chamari Polgampola 7. Sripali Weerakody 8. Udeshika Probodani (V/C) 9. Shashikala Siriwardane 10. Maduri Samuddhika 11. Inoka Ranaweera 12. Anushka Sanjeewani 13. Nilakshi Silva 14. Chamdima Gunarathne 15. Inoshi Fernando Stand by 1. Oshadi Ranasinghe 2. Deepika Rasangika 3. Amma Kanchana 4. Nipuni Hansika This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports

Mahela Jayawardene to retire from Test Cricket

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that Mahela Jayawardene has tendered his resignation from Test cricket. Addressing a letter to the Chief Executive Officer of SLC Mr. Ashley De Silva, Mahela Jayawardene has stated that he would like to retire from Test cricket after the forthcoming Test series against South Africa and Pakistan. Mahela Jayawardene has stated that    ” It was not an easy decision to make given that it has been a great privilege and honour representing my country during the past 18 years, but I believe this is the right time”. The former Captain of Sri Lanka reiterated that he is fully committed to playing ODI cricket for Sri Lanka.

Ashan Priyanjan to lead Sri Lanka A in England and Ireland

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Ashan Priyanjan named as Captain of the Sri Lanka A team for the tour of England and Ireland, replacing Upul  Tharanga who will be part of the National squad for the upcoming South Africa Test series. Kusal Janith Perera appointed as the Vice-Captain of the team. This tour will begin on the 14th of July and go on till the 25th August 2014. Squad: Ashan Priyanjana (Captain), Kusal Janith (Vice.Captain), Lahiru Jayaratne, Mahela Udawatte,  Banuka Rajapakshe, Ishan Jayaratne, Danushka Gunethilake, Niroshan Dickwella, Chathuranga De Silva, Sachith Pathirana, Ramith Rambukwella, Seekuge Prasanna, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Gamage, Vishwa Fernando, Priyamal Perera