Sri Lanka Women’s Squad for the T20 Series vs England Women’s

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Media Release  27th March 2019 The following 15 member Sri Lanka Women’s squad was approved by The Minister of Sports Honorable Harin Fernando to play the upcoming T20 Series vs England Women’s team. Chamari Atapattu – Captain Umesha Thimashini Anushka Sanjeewani Hansima Karunaratne Hasini Perera Sugandika Kumari Harshitha Samarawickrema Sashikala Siriwardena Nilakshi De Silva Inoshi Fernando Imalka Mendis Achini Kulasooriya Madushika Meththananda Inoka Ranaweera Oshadi Ranasinghe

SLC conducts two more ICC Level 01 Coaching Programs

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Media Release  21st March 2019  Sri Lanka Cricket conducted another two ICC Level 01 Coaching programs in the recent weeks, with the attendance of 48 School and Club Level Coaches, from several areas of the country. The first of these two programs was held at the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium covering the areas of Matale, Polannaruwa, Anuradhapura and Dambulla and was taken part by 24 Coaches. The second program was conducted at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium with participants coming from Nuwara-Eliya, Kegalle and Kandy Districts.  This program also had the attendance of 24 Coaches. The ICC Level 1 Course focuses on imparting coaches with knowledge in the areas of fast bowling and spin bowling, fielding and wicket keeping,… Read More →

Women’s Super Provincial Tournament – Squads and Schedule

 SCHEDULE -WOMEN’s UNDER 23 SUPER PROVINCIAL TOURNAMENT Date Match Venue 24/03/2019 GALLE  vs COLOMBO DOMBAGODA  GROUNDS KANDY  vs DAMBULLA BANDARAGAMA  GROUNDS 25/03/2019 GALLE  vs DAMBULLA DOMBAGODA  GROUNDS COLOMBO VS KANDY BANDARAGAMA   GROUNDS 27/03/2019 GALLE vs KANDY DOMBAGODA  GROUNDS DAMBULLA vs COLOMBO BANDARAGAMA  GROUNDS   Women’s Under 23 Squad

Super Provincial 50 Over Tournament – Squads and Schedule

Date Day Match Venue Match Venue 04th April, 2019] Thursday Colombo Dambulla RDICS (Day) Kandy Galle PICS (Day) 06th April, 2019 Saturday Dambulla Galle RDICS (Day) Colombo Kandy PICS (Day) 08th April, 2019 Monday Dambulla Kandy RDICS (Day) Colombo Galle PICS (Day) 10th April, 2019 Wednesday Play off (3rd place vs 4th place) RDICS (Day) 11th April, 2019 Thursday FINAL RDICS (Day) SQUADS – SUPER PROVINCIAL ONE DAY TOURNAMENT

Sri Lanka T20 Squad for South Africa series

Members of the Sri Lankan team celebrate after winning the T20 cricket match between Sri Lanka and South Africa at Newlands Stadium on January 25, 2017, in Cape Town.  / AFP PHOTO / RODGER BOSCH

Media Release 14th March, 2019 The following 16 member Sri Lanka T20 squad was approved by the Honorable Harin Fernando; The Minister of Sports to play the upcoming T20 Series vs South Africa. Lasith Malinga – Captain Niroshan Dickwella – Vice Captain Avishka Fernando Sadeera Samarawickrama Kusal Mendis Angelo Perera Dhananjaya De Silva Kamindu Mendis Priyamal Perera Thisara Perera Suranga Lakmal Isuru Udana Asitha Fernando Akila Dananjaya Jeffrey Vandersay Lakshan Sandakan

Chandika Hathurusingha to return to Colombo

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Media Release 14th March, 2019 Sri Lanka Cricket informed Head Coach Mr. Chandika Hathurusingha to return to Colombo, following the completion of the 05th ODI of the ongoing series in South Africa. He is being asked to come back in order to discuss Sri Lanka team’s preparation plans for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Mr. Steve Rixon will be the acting Head Coach of the National team during the T20 Series in South Africa.

Sri Lanka U19 Squad for the 03 Day Game vs Australia U19

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Media Release 09th January, 2019 Sri Lanka under 19 squad, chosen to play the 03 Day Game vs touring Australia under 19 team. The Minister of Sports Honorable Harin Fernando gave his approval to the squad. The 3 Day Match vs Australia, will commence on the 10th January, 2019 at the SSC. THE SQUAD Nipun Dananjaya – Captain – Joseph Vas College Kamil Mishara – Royal College, Colombo Gamage Sonal Dinusha – Mahanama College, Colombo Ashian Angelo Daniel – Joseph’s College, Colombo Rohan Sanjaya – Tissa Centeral College, Kalutara Dilum Sudheera Thilakarathna – Richmond College Vijayakanth Viyaskanth – Jaffna Central College Sadun Tharaka Mendis – Richmond College Chamindu Piyamal Wijesinghe – Nalanda College Ruvin Chandisa Peries – Trinity College; Kandy… Read More →

Sri Lanka Test Squad for the Australia Test Series

Sri Lanka huddle during day one of the second Test cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at  Hagley Park Oval in Christchurch on December 26, 2018. (Photo by Marty MELVILLE / AFP)

The Minister of Sports Honorable Harin Fernando approved the following 16 member squad to play the upcoming two test series vs Australia. Sri Lanka will tour Australia from 13th January to 06th February, 2019. THE SQUAD 1.) Dinesh Chandimal – Captain 2.) Dimuth Karunaratne – Vice Captain 3.) Lahiru Thirimanne 4.) Kusal Mendis 5.) Sadeera Samarawickrama 6.) Dhananjaya De Silva 7.) Roshen Silva 8.) Niroshan Dickwella 9.) Kusal Janith Perera 10.) Dilruwan Perera 11.) Lakshan Sandakan 12.) Suranga Lakmal 13.) Nuwan Pradeep 14.) Lahiru Kumara 15.) Dushmantha Chameera 16.) Kasun Rajitha

Sri Lanka “A” Team Squad for the Ireland “A” Team tour of Sri Lanka 2018/2019

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Media Release 31st December, 2018 The Minister of Sports Honorable Harin Fernando approved the following 04 Day; ODI and 2 Day (Practice Game) squads to represent Sri Lanka to play against Ireland “A” Team. 04 DAY SQUAD Ashan Priyanjan – Captain Angelo Perera – Vice Captain Avishka Fernando Lahiru Milantha Hasitha Boyagoda Pathum Nissanka Shammu Ashan Kamindu Mendis Milinda Siriwardana Manoj Sarathchandra Lasith Embuldeniya Nishan Peiris Amila Aponso Nisala Tharaka Chamika Karunaratne Shehan Madushanka Mohamed Shiraz Dilesh Gunaratne ONE DAY SQUAD Upul Tharanga – Captain Milinda Siriwardana – Vice Captain Avishka Fernando Sandun Weerakkody Shammu Ashan Kamindu Mendis Shehan Jayasuriya Lasith Embuldeniya Ramesh Mendis Amila Aponso Jeevan Mendis Chamika Karunaratne Asitha Fernando Jehan Daniel Isuru Udana Ishan Jayaratne 02 DAY… Read More →

Sri Lanka ODI and T20I squad for New Zealand tour

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Media Release 14th December, 2018 His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena has approved the following 17 players to represent the National ODI and T20 Squad of Sri Lanka during the ongoing tour in New Zealand. Lasith Malinga – Captain Niroshan Dickwella – Vice Captain Angelo Mathews Danushka Gunathilaka Kusal Janith Perera Dinesh Chandimal Asela Gunaratne Kusal Mendis Dhananjaya De Silva Thisara Perera Dasun Shanaka Lakshan Sandakan Seekkuge Prasanna Dushmantha Chameera Kasun Rajitha Nuwan Pradeep Lahiru Kumara

Jon Lewis appointed as Sri Lanka National Batting Coach

Media Release 13th December, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the appointment of Mr. Jonathan (Jon) Lewis, as the National Batting Coach. Lewis, before taking over the SLC role, was the Head Coach of the Durham County Cricket Club. Durham, under his wings; has won the Division One County Championship (2013); Royal London One-Day Cup (2014) and also has become the runner up of the NatWest T20 Blast 2016. He will join the national team, during the ODI leg of the ongoing New Zealand tour and take over duties from Mr. Thilan Samaraweera. Lewis will remain with the team, until the end of the 2019 World Cup. “With his expertise and experience, I believe, Lewis will be able to… Read More →

Steve Rixon appointed as Sri Lanka’s fielding Coach

 Media Release 08th December, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the appointment of Mr. Steve Rixon as the national team’s fielding coach. The former Australian Cricketer, who has ‘’Coaching’’ experience behind him, will join with the National team, currently in New Zealand; starting from 24th December. 2018. “We are happy to welcome Steve into the team. I am sure; he will be able to help the team moving forward, with his expertise in the area of fielding; which is a vital component of the game” said Mr. Ashley De Silva, CEO of Sri Lanka Cricket. Rixon will work with the national team, until the end of the 2019 World Cup. In the meantime, Mr. Manoj Abeywickrema; the current fielding… Read More →

Group ‘A’ promises close encounters in Colombo

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The ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2018 – Sri Lanka leg (Group ‘A’) will commence on 7th December, Friday at two venues in Colombo. The 3rd ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2018 will be played between eight Asian countries with the five Test nations – Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan fielding their Emerging teams (11 under 23 players and four players aged above 23) along with three associate nations, UAE, Hong Kong and Oman, who will be fielding their national teams. “This is a golden opportunity for all the players, especially for the Test-playing countries. Despite playing many first-class matches, for them, this will be a different ball game.”Events & Development Manager of ACC, Sultan Rana said at a press… Read More →