Sri Lanka umpire Ponnadurai dies, aged 78

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It is great sadness that Sri Lanka Cricket announcers the demise of Umpire Mr. Selliah Ponnadurai who passed away at the age of 78 years. His remains are at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour , Borella on 16th August onwards. Cremation will be on Sunday 18th August at Borella General Cemetery at 10 am. Full Name: Selliah Ponnadurai Born: April 25,1935 Current Age: 78 years. School: St.John’s,Jaffna. Batting Type: RHB Bowling Type: RMF Umpiring Debut in Test:  Sri Lanka Vs.India at P Sara Stadium ,Sep.06-11,1985 Last Test:  Sri Lanka Vs.India at SSC ,Jul.27-Aug.01,1993 Umpired Test Matches: 03 Umpiring Debut in ODI:  Sri Lanka Vs.Australia at SSC,Apr.30,1983 Last ODI:  Sri Lanka Vs.England at R Premadasa Stadium,Mar.10,1993 Umpired Test Matches: 08 We extend our… Read More →

“No foundation to the story” – Graham Ford

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that it was surprised to see an article which read ” Graham Ford tipped to take charge at Surrey” in a local newspaper this morning. When inquired by SLC, Sri Lanka National Team Coach Graham Ford has stated,  “During the Champions Trophy I was informally asked by the Surrey CEO if I would consider their vacant position. My reply was that my SL contract finished in January 2014 and would consider all options available to me from there on. I have had no further discussions with Surrey and believe that there is no foundation to the story.” Sri Lanka Cricket wish to state that if there are any further developments, we will necessitate… Read More →

UltraTech Cement Super 4′s T 20 Tournament 2013

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that UltraTech Cement Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. has come forward to be the Title Sponsor for the Super 4′s T 20 Cricket Tournament 2013. CSN will be producing the LIVE television coverage for this tournament, and Tensports will telecast it LIVE globally. SLC is grateful to the tournament title sponsor UltraTech Cement (Pvt) Ltd. and our broadcast partners CSN and Taj Television for their support extended towards this tournament. The T20 tournament has been organized to be played from the 10th of August to the 17th of August 2013 at R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium. The winners of this tournament will go on to play in the Champions League 2013 to be held… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket Twenty20 Tournament 2013

Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that a T20 tournament has been organized to be played from the 10th of August to the 17th of August 2013. The winners of this tournament will go on to play in the Champions League 2013 to be held in India. Team 1 – Basnahira Greens Team 2 – Uthura Yellows Team 3 – Kandurata Maroons Team 4 – Ruhuna Reds   Fixture 10th Aug – Team 1 v Team 2 at RPICS Team 3 v Team 4 at RPICS 12th Aug – Team 1 v Team 3 at RPICS Team 2 v Team 4 at RPICS 14th Aug – Team 1 v Team 4 at RPICS Team 2 v Team 3 at RPICS… Read More →

Sri Lanka and Pakistan share trophy: ICC WWT20 Qualifiers

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The heavy overnight rain fell which made the pitches at Merrion and YMCA unplayable in the morning and final matches were abandoned. The Pakistan v Sri Lanka match was abandoned and therefore the trophy was shared, Sri Lanka finish above Pakistan in the rankings due to net run rate as both teams had won an equal amount of matches throughout the tournament. The Player of the Tournament was named as Pakistan’s Bismah Maroof, she performed excellently throughout the tournament and thoroughly deserved the award. Scores in brief: At YMCA Pakistan 112 for 5, 20 overs (Abidi 45, Maroof 35*; Gunaratne 2-7) Sri Lanka- Did not bat Match abandoned Trophy shared Final Placings 1.      Sri Lanka 2.      Pakistan 3.      Ireland 4.      Netherlands 5.      Thailand 6.      Zimbabwe 7.      Canada… Read More →

Sri Lanka Team for the T20 Series against South Africa 2013

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Media Release The Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket at its meeting held, selected the following 15 member squad to represent the National Team for the forthcoming T20 matches against South Africa. The Hon.  Minister of Sports has been approved the following squad. Dinesh Chandimal (Captain) Lasith Malinga (Vice Captain) K J Perera T M Dilshan Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardana Angelo Mathews Lahiru Thirimana Angelo Perera Jeevan Mendis Thisara Perera Nuwan Kulasekara Suranga Lakmal Sachithra Senanayaka Ajantha Mendis

National Squad for the 5th ODI against South Africa

The Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket at its meeting held on 29th July 2013 selected the following 15 member squad to represent the National Team for the 5th ODI match against South Africa to be played on the 31st July 2013, The Hon.  Minister of Sports has been approved the following squad. Angelo Mathews(c) Dinesh Chandimal(vc) TM Dilshan Kusal Janith Perera Lahiru Thirimanne Kumar Sangakkara Angelo Perera Thisara Perera Suranga Lakmal Shaminda Eranga Vimukthi Perera Sachithra Senanayake Ajantha Mendis Dimuth Karunaratne Chathuranga de Silva Nuwan Kulasekara was not considered for selection since he is still recovering from an injury, Mahela Jayawardena, Lasith Malinga & Rangana Herath have been rested.    

Sri Lanka remains No 1 ranked T20I side after annual update

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ICC Media Release  Sri Lanka has retained its position as the number-one ranked Twenty20 International (T20I) side after the annual update of the Reliance ICC T20I Rankings Table was announced on Thursday. The annual update was released just two days before Pakistan takes on defending ICC World Twenty20 champion West Indies in a two-match series, starting on 27 July in Kingstown, St Vincent. At the June ICC Board meeting during the Annual Conference week in London, the ICC Board agreed to change the T20I rankings period from three years to four years. The ICC Board also decided that the annual update to the Test, ODI and T20I rankings should now take place on 1 May each year, rather than 1 August, to better align… Read More →

National Squad for the 3rd & 4th ODI against South Africa

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The Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket at its meeting held on 24th July 2013, selected the following 15 member squad to represent the National Team for the 3rd & 4th ODI matches against South Africa to be played on the 26th and 28th July 2013. The Hon.  Minister of Sports has been approved the following squad. Angelo Mathews will be returning to the National Team as Captain after the suspension of the first two ODI s. SQUAD: 1.              Angelo Mathews                            (Capt) 2.              Dinesh Chandimal                          (V.Capt) 3.              T M Dilshan 4.              Upul Tharanga 5.              Kumar Sangakkara 6.              Mahela Jayawardena 7.              Angelo Perera 8.              Jehan Mubarak 9.              Rangana Herath 10.            Sachithra Senanayake 11.            Ajantha Mendis 12.            Lasith Malinga 13.            Shaminda Eranga 14.            Thisara Perera 15.            Suranga Lakmal 16.            Lahiru Thirimanne (Subject to fitness)

SLC Executive Meeting Decisions – 17th July 2013

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that it took the following decisions stated below at the Executive Committee Meeting held today in the evening. Ramith Rambukwella It was decided by the Executive to impose a 50% of his tour fee & CEO of SLC to issue him a severe warning on his behavior. Mattings 82 nos Mattings (66ft x 10ft) will be distributed for the Junior Schools Tournaments. Inter Provincial T20 Tournament SLC to organize an Inter Province T20 Cricket Tournament in place of SLPL and the winning team to represent Sri Lanka at the Champions League in India.

Sri Lanka Premier League cancelled for 2013

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket regrets to announce that the Mahindra SLPL 2013 scheduled to commence on 10th August 2013 will not take place due to the fact that the Franchisees have failed to pay the Franchise Consideration for this year and more importantly have failed to deposit with SLC the bank guarantees to secure the player payments. In the circumstances the Mahindra SLPL 2013 will not take place.