Under 19: Fernando misses century as Sri Lanka sets-up semi-final date with India

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Avishka Fernando hit 95 off 96 balls after Wanidu Hasanranga grabbed three wickets as Sri Lanka entered the semi-finals of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016 with an impressive six-wicket win over England in Mirpur on Sunday. In an excellent all-round performance, Sri Lanka dismissed the strong England batting for 184 and then surpassed the modest target in the 36th over.Sri Lanka will take on India in the first semi-final in Mirpur on Tuesday. The second semi-final on Thursday will feature host Bangladesh against the winner of Monday’s Pakistan-West Indies match. This is only the third time Sri Lanka has reached the semi-final since the inception of this tournament in 1988. In the home event in 2000, it reached the final where… Read More →

Niroshan Dickwella to replace TM Dilshan

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Media Release The National selectors included Niroshan Dickwella for the Indian Tour in place of the injured TM Dilshan. Niroshan was adjudged the Best Batsman of the Super T20 Provincial Tournament which concluded yesterday. TM Dilshan is expected to join the team from the 2nd T20 onwards. The National Team captained by Dinesh Chandimal left for India this morning.

Commandos to face Guardians in Super T20 Final

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Colombo Commando’s will take on Galle Guardian’s in the Grand Final of the Super T20 Provincial Tournament. The Final will be played on Friday 5th February 2016 at R. Premadasa Stadium under flood lights. The proceedings will kick off with the Toss at 6.30 pm followed by the group photograph and the National Anthem. The two teams will set the field ablaze at 7 pm onwards. Fans have the opportunity of joining in with the celebrations and to witness this epic final Free of Charge.

Under 19: Mohsin stars in comfortable Pakistan U19 win

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The Sri Lankan boys sat glum-faced on the outfield of the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Wednesday (February 3) as Roger Wijesuriya, their coach, gave them a thorough dressing down. “Avishka (Gunawardene, the former Sri Lankan batsman who is now the team’s assistant coach) cannot go to the middle and bat for you,” Wijesuriya told the boys. Sri Lanka should have chased down 213 against Pakistan to top Group B in the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2016. But as it turned out, leaking easy runs in the first half, poor shot selection while batting and tight bowling by Pakistan forced it to concede defeat by 23 runs after it was bowled out for 189. Pakistan thus finished on top of the… Read More →

Under 19: Sri Lanka U19 takes on Pakistan U19 to decide Group B winner

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In Dhaka for the South Asian Speakers’ Summit on Achieving SDGs on Monday, Thilanga Sumathipala, Sri Lanka Cricket’s president, dropped by at the hotel to pay a surprise visit to the Sri Lanka Under-19 cricket team, and it left the teenagers surprised and motivated. “It was a surprise for the entire team and the time he spent with the boys was a morale booster and surely added value for them to perform better in the upcoming matches,” said Ranjith Madurusinghe, the team manager. Not long after that visit, the boys had another taste of life when they met 30 differently abled children from Parents Forum for Differently Abled (PDFA). One look at the Sri Lankan camp tells you how jovial… Read More →

Under 19: Asalanka the star as Sri Lanka U19 enters quarter-finals

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Sri Lanka has had problems stemming the rush of wickets so far at the ICC Under-19 World Cup. It didn’t prove costly in the warm-ups or against Canada in the opener, but in its second Group B clash, against Afghanistan, it got a real fright. A total of 184, thanks to captain Charith Asalanka’s 91-ball 71, is all Sri Lanka could put up at Sylhet International Stadium on Saturday (January 30), but small though it was, once Afghanistan’s innings got underway, it was evident that even that was a good number. The bowlers came up with a tidy showing as the opposition was shot out for 151 in 44.5 overs. Sri Lanka, which had won its first game by 196 runs, registered a 33-run… Read More →

Romesh Kaluwitharana appointed to Technical Committee of ACC

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce its decision to nominate Romesh Kaluwitharana to the Technical Committee of the Asia Cricket Council for Asia Cup 2016. A man who is passionate about the game, Kaluwitharana is the former Sri Lanka A Team Head Coach.  Having played for Colts Cricket Club, Galle Cricket Club and Sebastian’s Cricket and Athletic Club, he has played 49 test matches and 189 ODIs for Sri Lanka. Romesh played a vital role as a wicket keeper / batsman in the 1996 World Cup winning team.  Romesh Kaluwitharana is delighted to accept this new appointment in the Technical Committee of the ACC

Graham Ford rejoins Sri Lanka Cricket

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket has embarked on a significant initiative of securing a professional coach to serve the National Team and is proud to announce that Graham Ford will rejoin Sri Lanka Cricket as the Head Coach with effect from 1st February 2016.  As per the vision of the newly appointed Executive Committee, it was priority to head hunt and appoint a reputed coach to serve Sri Lanka Cricket until the World Cup in 2019 in England. Bringing back a coach of Graham Ford’s caliber is part of the new Executive Committee’s plan towards restoring Sri Lanka Cricket back to its glory days.  He will be entrusted with the National Team for a period of 45 months to build… Read More →