Media Release 22nd October, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform that Mr. Rangana Herath following a discussion he had with the SLC CEO and the selectors, notified his retirement from test cricket, after the 1st test match, in Galle against England. “We respect and support Rangana’s decision. Even though his retirement will be a big loss for Sri Lanka Cricket. We wish to thank him for the invaluable contribution he has made to Sri Lanka Cricket;” said Ashley De Silva; CEO of Sri Lanka Cricket.
Media Release 17th October, 2018 Kusal Perera Kusal Janith Perera will miss the remainder of the Sri Lanka – England ODI Series, due to an injury, he suffered during the 2nd ODI. Kusal Mendis comes into the squad as the replacement.
Media Release 16th October, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket’s Coach Education Unit commenced a Level two Coaching Course this morning ( 16th October, 2018) for nearly 20 participants, who represents various levels of Sri Lankan Cricket. The six day course, which is conducted at the High Performance Center of the SLC at the R. Premadasa Stadium is taken part by School Coaches, Club Coaches and also former and present national cricketers such as Rangana Herath; Ajantha Mendis, Nuwan Kulasekara, and Dhammika Prasad. Sri Lanka women’s team player Prasadini Weerakkody is also a participant at this coaching course. “This is a special course, and the main objective of this is to enhance the coaching knowledge of the modern game of all attendees’;… Read More →
Media Release 10th October, 2018 Bangladesh under 19 Team will arrive in Sri Lanka on the 13th October, 2018 for a month long tour. The team will arrive at the BIA, Katunayake at 15.40 Hours on the 13th October, 2018. (Flight Number: UL 190) Bangladesh U-19 Teams Tour to Sri Lanka 2018 Date Day Activity Venue 13th October 2018 Saturday Bangladesh Team Arrives 16th October 2018 Tuesday 1st Four Day Game NCC 17th October 2018 Wednesday 18th October 2018 Thursday 19th October 2018 Friday 23rd October 2018 Tuesday 2nd Four Day Game MCG – Katunayaka 24th October 2018 Wednesday 25th October 2018 Thursday 26th October 2018 Friday 30th October 2018 Tuesday 1 st ODI Day Game Dambulla – RDICS 1st… Read More →
Media Release 08th October, 2018 Following concerns raised by the media over Mr. Graeme Labrooy holding the dual positions of Chief Selector of Sri Lanka Cricket and also the ICC International Match Referee, SLC sought a clarification from the International Cricket Council over the matter. The ICC’s Senior Manager of umpires and referees; Mr. Adrian Griffith has sent the following; outlining ICC’s stand on the issue. ICC position “When the position of Chairman of Selectors was offered to Graeme, he immediately consulted us and we saw no conflict of interest with him holding a position with SLC, such as this, and being a referee. Our only concern, surrounded ensuring he would not be officiating any games or events, where he was… Read More →
A classy century from Nuwanidu Fernando and an extremely sound bowling spell by Shashika Dulshan, who captured four wickets for 24 runs in 9.3 overs helped Sri Lanka Under 19 to reach the finals of the Under 19 Asia Cup contest, currently being played in Bangladesh. This victory means, Sri Lanka will meet India on Sunday (12th October) at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in the finals. Put into bat by the opposition, Sri Lanka had a dangerous start with both openers getting out without scoring. Kamil Mishara stuck two boundaries, but he also was sent back to the pavilion within a quick time and the Lankan score read as 3 for 16. Sri Lanka lost its 4th wicket, when the… Read More →
Media Release 02nd October, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that Ernst and Young (E & Y) will commence a special audit pertaining to Media Broadcasting Rights and Receipts and Payments conducted by the SLC during the year 2013 to 2018 period. The initiative was taken by the SLC, following the instructions of the Honorable Minister of Sports Faiszer Musthapa. Ernst and Young will commence the audit process on the 03rd October, 2018.
Sri Lanka Under 19 grabbed their third successive win in the ongoing Under 19 Asia Cup tournament, currently being played in Bangladesh, when they beat Pakistan Under 19 by 23 runs today(02nd October) and moved into the semi-final stage of the tournament. Batting first, after asked by the opposition, Sri Lanka only manage to get 200 runs in 49.4 overs for the fall of all 10 wickets. The openers N.D. Paranavithana and Nuwanidu Fernando gave a good start for the Lankans by adding 63 runs in 12.2 overs. Paranavithana departed for 26 runs made in 41 deliveries. The 2nd wicket fell; when the score was on 65, when Fernando out for 19 runs. From there onwards, regular wickets saw Sri Lanka at… Read More →
Sri Lanka Under 19 team started its Under 19 Asia Cup journey with success, when they beat Bangladesh by 4 wickets today, in their first game of the tournament, played in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Chasing a target of 145 to win, Sri Lanka lost three quick wickets for 28 runs, however, a 90 run partnership between Nuwanidu Fernando and Pasindu Sooriyabandara brought the Lankans back on track. Fernando; top scored with a 64 run knock from 94 deliveries, while Sooriyabandara scored 36 runs from 92 balls.’ Sri Lanka reached the target in 37.5 overs for the loss of one wicket. Nuwanidu Fernando was the player of the match. Earlier in the day, Sri Lanka won the toss and asked Bangladesh to bat… Read More →
Media Release 26th September; 2018 Honorable Minister of Sports Faiszer Musthapa approved the below test squad to play the 3 match series against the visiting England team. Dinesh Chandimal – Captain Dimuth Karunaratne Kaushal Silva Kusal Mendis Angelo Mathews Dhananjaya De Silva Roshen Silva Dilruwan Perera Rangana Herath Malinda Pushpakumara Akila Dananjaya Suranga Lakmal Kasun Rajitha Lahiru Kumara (subject to fitness) Lakshan Sandakan Niroshan Dickwella Standby players Dushmantha Chameera Lahiru Thirimanne Jeffrey Vandersay Kusal Janith Perera Nishan Peiris
Media Release 26th September; 2018 Honorable Minister of Sports Faiszer Musthapa approved the below ODI squad to play the 5 match series against the visiting England team. 1 DINESH CHANDIMAL- CAPTAIN 2 UPUL THARANGA 3 SADEERA SAMARAWICKRAMA 4 NIROSHAN DICKWELLA 5 DHANANJAYA DE SILVA 6 DASUN SHANAKA 7 THISARA PERERA 8 AKILA DANANJAYA 9 DUSHMANTHA CHAMEERA 10 LASITH MALINGA 11 AMILA APONSO 12 LAKSHAN SANDAKAN 13 NUWAN PRADEEP 14 KASUN RAJITHA 15 KUSAL JANITH PERERA Standbys 1 Shehan Madushanka 2 Kusal Mendis 3 Dimuth Karunaratne 4 Suranga Lakmal 5 Jeffrey Vandersay
Media Release 24th September, 2018 The National Selectors on Sunday ( 23rd September, 2018) decided to appoint Dinesh Chandimal as the ODI captain to lead the team in the upcoming England series. Accordingly, they have requested Angelo Mathews to relinquish his duties as the National ODI & T20I captain, with immediate effect.
ICC MEDIA RELEASE · India, South Africa and the West Indies are within two points of each other while Sri Lanka won their first two points · West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor: “Having lost the first game, we had to go back to the drawing board because we know South Africa have evolved and they have been playing well over the last few years” · South Africa captain Dane van Niekerk: “We did not take the opportunity to go up the ladder. We need to find ways to win ODI series and a draw is not great but probably better than a loss” · Sri Lanka captain Chamari Athapaththu: “Between the two teams, we did not see much of a difference. We won the… Read More →
Team M WO LO FW FL MT NR Points Colombo 1 1 – – – – – 18.895 Kandy 1 1 – – – – – 17.435 Galle 1 – 1 – – – – 4.815 Dambulla 1 – 1 – – – – 3.090 Colombo U23 – 379 (98.5) Akeel Ilham 83, Risith Upamal 68, Himasha Liyanage 61, Malinda Amarasinghe 51, Ayana Siriwardane 24, Vishwa Chathuranga 22, Randeera Ranasinghe 4/42, Aravinda Akurugoda 2/74 Dambulla U23 – 158 (41.5) Geeth Perera 31, Damitha Silva 23, Praveen Dilnaka 23, Asitha Gayan 22, Kaumal Nanayakkara 4/37, Savindu Peiris 3/36, Shehan Sandaruwan 2/30 & Follow on 160 (78.4) Keshan Wanniarachchi 45, Geeth Perera 33, Kaumal Nanayakkara 6/51. Lakshan Fernando 3/37 COLOMBO WON… Read More →