Nidahas Trophy 2018 fixtures announced

Nidahas Trophy

Sri Lanka Cricket today announced the fixtures of the Tri-nation T20 Series “Nidahas Trophy 2018”. The Nidahas Trophy 2018 – played in celebration of Sri Lanka’s 70th year of independence, coincidentally, Sri Lanka Cricket’s 70th year as well – was announced in March this year at a joint press conference that gathered the heads of the participating countries, India, Bangladesh and host Sri Lanka. Details of the fixtures have now been confirmed. The 3 countries will play 7 T20s in Colombo at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium from the 8th to 20th of March 2018. Speaking at the launch, Bangladesh Cricket Board President, Nazmul Hassan Papon, stated that “the support and contribution of Sri Lanka [and India] in Bangladesh’s… Read More →

ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩාවෙන් ක්‍රීඩකයින්ගේ ආර්ථිකය දියුණු කිරීමට ඩල්මියා මුල් වූවා – ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් සභාපති

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ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩාවේ හා ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩකයන්ගේ ආර්ථික පසුබිම උසස් තත්ත්වයකට ගෙනඒමට පුරෝගාමීව ක්‍රියාකළ ජාත්‍යන්තර ක්‍රිකට් සමුළුවේ සහ ඉන්දීය ක්‍රිකට් පාලක මණ්ඩලයේ හිටපු සභාපතිවරයෙකු වන ජග්මොහන් ඩල්මියා මහතා අති දක්ෂ පරිපාලකයෙකු ලෙස සුහද සාකච්ඡා මගින් ගැටලු සාර්ථකව විසඳූ දක්ෂ නිලධාරියෙකු යැයි ද ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් ආයතනයේ සභාපති නියෝජ්‍ය කතානායක තිලංග සුමතිපාල මහතා ඩල්මියා මහතාගේ 77 වන ජන්මෝත්සවය අමතා ප්‍රකාශ කළේය. ජාත්‍යන්තර ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩාවේ සහ උප මහද්වීපයේ ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩාවේ සංවර්ධනයට ඩල්මියා මහතාගෙන් සිදු වූ සේවය උදාර හා විශිෂ්ඨ වන්නේ යැයි ද සුමතිපාල මහතා එහි දී සඳහන් කළේය.  ඉන්දීය ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩාවේ පීතෘ ලෙස සැලකූ ඩල්මියා මහතා සිය 75 වන ජන්ම දිනයට දින දෙකකට පසු පෞද්ගලික රෝහලක දී අභාවප්‍රාප්ත විය.  බැංගලෝරයේ ටාජ් හෝටලයේ ක්‍රිස්ට්ල් ශාලාවේ පැවැති ඩල්මියා 77 වන ජන්ම උත්සවය අඟහරුවාදා (14) පැවැති අතර… Read More →

ACC U19 ASIA CUP: Sri Lanka win opening match against UAE by 7 wickets

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Sri Lanka U19 XI got off to a promising start in the Asia Cricket Council (ACC) U-19 Asia Cup  winning the opening fixture handsomely by 7 wickets against the United Arab Emirates  in Group B today Friday at the Selongor Club grounds, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia. Sri Lanka pocketed 2 points to be in second place next to Afghanistan also on 2 points but on a faster run rate in their 7 wicket routing of the more cricket nourished Pakistan. Sri Lanka bowled out the UAE who batted first for 69 in 22 overs with 28 of the allotted 50 remaining. Jehan Daniel with 3 wickets for 14 in 8 overs and Thisaru Rashmika with 3 for 17 were the pick… Read More →

SLC Coaches to obtain ICC Level 3 certification. Coaching staff get a further bolster

Sri Lankan cricketer Thilan Samaraweera speaks during a press conference in Colombo on March 6, 2013. Samaraweera, 36, said his decision to quit was fuelled by the decision of the selectors to drop him from the opening Test against Bangladesh which starts in Galle from Friday.  AFP PHOTO / STR / AFP PHOTO / STR

Colombo 5th November 2017, Sri Lanka Cricket today (5) announced that 4 of its Specialist Consultant Coaches – namely Hashan Thilakaratne, Avishka Gunawardena, Hemantha Devepriya and Oshadi Weerasinghe would be travelling to the UAE later this month to complete their ICC Level 3 Coaching certification. The Specialists coaches who have been working the National teams over the past months will participate in the ICC Acadamy Level 3 Coaching Course at the Dubai Sports City on the sponsorship of Sri Lanka Cricket which views it as a strategic investment into Specialist resources. The selected coaches are currently employed as SLC Specialist Consultant Coaches and are assigned to various National teams. Meanwhile SLC also announced today the recruitment of former Sri Lanka… Read More →

India tour Test Squad announced

Sri Lanka Test Team Celebration

Colombo, 5th November 2017, Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce the following squad selected for the Sri Lanka tour of India commencing on the 16th November at Eden Garden’s in Kolkatta. The squad which was ratified by the Minister of Sport, Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekera, is as follows: 1. Dinesh Chandimal – Captain 2. Dimuth Karunarathne 3. Dhananjaya de Silva 4. Sadeera Samarawickrema 5. Angelo Mathews 6. Lahiru Thirimanne 7. Rangana Herath 8. Suranga Lakmal 9. Dilruwan Perera 10. Lahiru Gamage 11. Lakshan Sandakan 12. Vishwa Fernando 13. Dasun Shanaka 14. Niroshan Dickwella 15. Roshen Silva The squad will depart the island on 8 th November 2017.

Under 19 Squad departs for Under 19 Youth Asia Cup 2017

SL Under 19 team for Asia Cup 2017

Colombo, 5 th November 2017 The Sri Lanka Squad participating the Under 19 Youth Asia Cup 2017 which is as follows will depart the island on 8 th November for the Under 19 Asia Cup to be held in Malaysia from the 9th to 20th November 2017. The Squad which has received the ratification of the Minister of Sport, Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekera is as follows; 1. Kamindu Mendis – Captain 2. Jehan Daniel – Vice Captain 3. Ashen Bandara 4. Dhananjaya Lakshan 5. Nishan Mathushanka 6. Nipuna Dhananjaya 7. Hasitha Boyagoda 8. Krishan Sanjula 9. Navindu Fernando 10. Randir Ranasinghe 11. Thisaru Rashmika 12. Nipun Ransika 13. P Jayawickrama 14. Kalana Perera 15. K. K. Kevin The selected 15, have… Read More →

Dinesh Chandimal’s statement

Dinesh Chandimal

Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to draw your attention to the following transcript of the statement made by Test Captain Dinesh Chandimal at the press briefing held at SLC on (31) which has been deliberately misrepresented by sections of the media Sinhala: ” English : Q- “There were various reports on Social Media stating that you had received blessings from a “maniyo” prior to the Test series. This this help you win, and If so how?” A- “It’s like this – any religion blesses, furthermore no religion enables wrongdoing. Therefore not only this particular person but even if any member of the clergy blesses me I will gladly accept that blessing. Ones beliefs in the effectiveness of this blessing is a… Read More →

Herath is Dialog Cricketer of the Year 2016

Dialog Crickter of the Year - Rangana Herath

Colombo, 1st November 2017 Sri Lanka Cricket’s annual awards night, The Dialog Sri Lanka Cricket Awards 2017, which honours the performances and achievements of players in both the national and international arena from the period June 2016 – June 2017, was held at the Water’s Edge, Battaramulla last evening. Awards were presented to 58 men’s and women’s cricketers who have excelled in their respective specialist areas over the period June 2016 to June 2017. The adjudicatory panel, which consisted of the Sri Lanka National Selectors – Mr. Graeme Labrooy, Mr. Gamini Wickramasinghe, Mr. Jerryl Wouterz, Mr. Sajith Fernando, Mr. Asanka Gurusinha, the National Women’s Selectors – Ms. Rasanjalee de Alwis, Ms. Thilaka Nilmini and Ms. Indika and the Awards Committee… Read More →