Sri Lanka name 16-member squad for Bangladesh Tri-Series

Sri Lanka ODI Team

09th January, 2018 Given below is the 16 member squad, which will leave to Bangladesh to take part in the upcoming Tri-Nation series between Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. The team will depart to Bangladesh on the 13th January, 2018. Minister of Sports Honorable Dayasiri Jayasekera has given his approval to the squad. Angelo Mathews Upul Tharanga Danushka Gunathilaka Kusal Mendis Dinesh Chandimal Kusal Janith Perera Thisara Perera Asela Gunaratne Niroshan Dickwella Suranga Lakmal Nuwan Pradeep Dushmantha Chameera Shehan Madushanka Akila Dananjaya Lakshan Sandakan Wanidu Hasaranga

SLC appointed Angelo Mathews as the White-Ball Captain of the National team

Angelo Mathews

09th January, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket’s National Selection Panel has appointed Angelo Mathews as the White-Ball Captain of the National team on a long term basis. Mathews, who earlier led the team in all formats, agreed to once again lead the team in the white-ball format, following a request made by the SLC President Mr. Thilanga Sumathipala. “I invited Angelo to reconsider and accept the Captaincy once again, further to the lengthy discussions I had with the Head Coach, Selectors and the Management of the SLC” said Mr. Sumathipala. The upcoming Tri-Nation ODI tournament in Bangladesh will be Mathews first assignment as the Captain. In the meantime, Dinesh Chandimal will continue to be the Captain of the Test Team.

MAJOR LEAGUE TIER A TOURNEY: Chilaw Marians, Tamil Union, Army achieve outright wins

Chilaw Marians, Tamil Union and Army achieved outright wins in last week-end’s Major League Tournament Tier A matches. Chilaw Marians romped to its second successive triumph in two weeks with a resounding 320-run win over Badureliya CC while Tamil Union beat Ports Authority by 120 runs and Army won over NCC by 6 wickets. At the FTZ Complex, Katunayake Chilaw Marians continued their winning streak in Group B notching 371 in the first innings propelled by S.A. Serasinghe who struck 103 and D.H.A.P. Tharanga 70 and I. Udana 41.  Chilaw Marians then made light of the Badureliya batting that folded up for 162 with off spinner Malinda Pushpakumara claiming 5 wickets for 40. It enabled Chilaw Marians to make a… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket is well towards achieving the twin goals of sporting and financial success

SLC President Thilanga Sumathipala addressing the employees of SLC at the commencement of work for the new year

Media Release  8th January, 2018 President of Sri Lanka Cricket Thilanga Sumathipala says Sri Lanka Cricket is in the right direction towards achieving the twin goals of sporting and financial success. Addressing the employees of Sri Lanka Cricket, while commencing work for the year 2018 at the SLC, Mr. Thilanga Sumathipala said within two years of his election, he along with the SLC employees was able to turnaround Sri Lanka Cricket’s financial position from poor to strong.  “When we took over two years ago, SLC was indebted for a sum of Rs. 5 billion and we were in a quandary as to how we are going to turn around SLC, now, after two years, I am happy to say we… Read More →

MAJOR LEAGUE TIER B: Negombo CC and Kalutara CC match ends in a tie, Other matches drawn

The third week matches of the Major League Tier B Tournament produced a thrilling tie between Negombo CC and Kalutara CC at Kadirana grounds, Gampaha. The rest of the three matches between Lankan CC and Kurunegela YCC, Panadura SC-Navy and Air Force-Police ended in no decisions. The Negombo CC versus Kalutara CC encounter reached a climax when Kalutara CCC, needing 235 to win, was bowled out for 234 with both sides tied on identical scores. Negombo CC, opting to bat first on winning the toss, totalled 221 and 208 for 8 wickets declared to which Kalutara CC responded with 193 and 234. W.P.S. Fernando top scored with 89 for Negombo CC in the first innings with B.M.P. Jayamanne stroking 54…. Read More →

SLC Extraordinary General Meeting – 07/01/2018

Mr Thilanga Sumathipala, Roshan Biyanwila, Mohan de Silva

Media Release 07th January, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket’s General Membership at an Extraordinary General Meeting held this morning at the SLC Special Marquee, (07th January, 2017) unanimously resolved as follows: >To adopt the proposed amendments to the Constitution of Sri Lanka Cricket made in accordance with the regulations imposed by the Minister of Sports under section 41 read with section 31 of the Sports Law, No 25 of 1973 by the Gazette Notification No 2006/13 of 2017.02.13 and Gazette Notification No 2017/41 of 2017.05.05 and such other amendments. >To Elect, uncontested, Air Commodore Roshan Biyanwela as the Hony. Secretary of SLC. >To ratify the Code of Tournament Rules, Playing Conditions and Domestic Tournament Structure approved by the Executive Committee of… Read More →

MAJOR TOURNEY TIER A: Chilaw Marians rout Army, Ports Authority trounce Badureliya

Chilaw Marians routed Army by an innings and 197 runs in a Group B match while Sri Lanka Ports Authority trounced Badureliya by 139 runs in the Major League Tier A Tournament during the week-end. The remaining fixtures between SSC and CCC, Bloomfield and Moors, and Tamil Union and BRC were drawn. At the FTZ grounds, Katunayake, in a Group B match, Chilaw Marians, taking first lease, went on a run spree amassing 545 with B.O.P. Fernando slamming 196 and G.S.N.F.G. Jayasuriya 118. Army was bowled out for 160, and following on for 188. The destroyer was Sri Lanka spin bowler Malinda Pushpakumara who claimed 6 wickets for 56 in the first innings and followed it up with 3 for 69… Read More →

මේජර් ලීග් ‘බී’ කොටසේ තරගාවලියේ දී මීගමුව – කලුතර තරගයේ ලකුණු සමවේ

ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් ආයතනය මෙහෙයවන මේජර් ලීග් ‘බී’ කොටසේ තරග තුනක් ජය පැරදුමෙන් තොරව කෙළවර වී තරගයක් සමව නිම විය.  පානදුරේ පැවැති පානදුර ක්‍රීඩා සමාජය හා නාවික හමුදා තරගයත් කටුනායක නිදහස් වෙළඳ කලාප ක්‍රීඩා භූමියේ පැවැති ගුවන්හමුදාව හා පොලිසිය අතර තරගයත් පනාගොඩ පැවැති ලන්කන් ක්‍රිකට් සමාජය හා කුරුණෑගල තරුණ ක්‍රිකට් පිල අතර තරගයත් විසදුමකින් තොරව නිමවිය.  ගම්පහ දී පැවැති මීගමුව ක්‍රිකට් සමාජය හා කලුතර ක්‍රිකට් සමාජය අතර තරගය සම විය. පානදුර ක්‍රීඩා සමාජය හා නාවික හමුදාව තරගයේ විසඳුමක් නෑ. පානදුර මුල් ඉනිම 375යි එච්. එෆ්. ෆොන්සේකා 73, කෂිෆ් නවඩ් 192, එච්. ජී. දක්ෂිණ ලකුණු 108ට කඩුලු 3යි.  අයි. අබේසේකර 96ට 3 ඩී. ජේ. මධුවංශ 45ට යි. පානදුර ක්‍රීඩා සමාජය දෙවන ඉනිම කඩුලු 3ට 153යි.  එච්. එෆ්.ෆොන්සේකා නොදැවී 57යි.  කෂිෆ් නවඩ්… Read More →

මේජර් ලීග් ‘ඒ’ තරගාවලියේ දී වරාය – මේරියන් ඉනිම් ජය වාර්තා කරයි

ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් ආයතනය මෙහෙයවන මේජර් ලීග් ‘ඒ’ කොටසේ තරගාවලියේ දී ශ්‍රී ලංකා වරාය අධිකාරය ඉනිමකින් හා ලකුණු 139කින් බදුරලිය ක්‍රීඩා සමාජය පරාජය කළ අතර, හලාවත මේරියන්ස් ඉනිමකින් හා ලකුණු 197කින් ශ්‍රී ලංකා යුධ හමුදාව පැරදවිය. බ්ලූම්ෆීල්ඩ් – මුවර්ස් තරගයත් එස්. එස්. සී – සී. සී. සී. තරගයත් ටැම්ල් යූනියන් – බී. ආර්. සී තරගයත් විසඳුමකින් තොරව නිමාවට පත්විය. ශ්‍රී ලංකා වරාය අධිකාරිය ඉනිමකින් හා ලකුණු 139කින් බදුරලිය පැරදවිය. ශ්‍රී ලංකා වරාය අධිකාරිය මුල් ඉනිම 359යි.  එම්. ඒ. ලියනපතිරණගේ නොදැවී 115යි, පී. සී. වික්‍රමසිංහ 88යි, ජේ. එම්. රූපසිංහ 48යි, ඒ. ඒ. එස්. සිල්වා 79ට 7යි, එන්. එම්. සුබසිංහ 56ට කඩුලු 3යි. බදුරලිය මුල් ඉනිම 105යි.  එන්. සී. කොමසාරු ලකුණු 34කට කඩුලු 6යි. බදුරලිය දෙවන ඉනිම 115යි.  ලකුණු 39කට කඩුලු 6යි…. Read More →

Dr. Phil Jauncey starts working with SL Cricketers

Dr. Phil Jauncey conducting his first session with the players, while Head Coach Chandika Hathurusingha looks on

Media Release  04th January, 2018 Dr. Phil Jauncey, the Australian based performance psychologist, who was invited by Sri Lanka Cricket to help raise the performance levels of the national cricket team, started his stint with the Lankan team on Wednesday, 03rd January, 2018 at the SLC headquarters. “We invited Jauncey to work with us at the request of our New Head Coach Chandika Hathurusingha, who wanted us to bring him here to work with our players,” Said Thilanga Sumathipala, President of Sri Lanka Cricket. Accordingly, the performance psychologist is currently working with the Sri Lankan national side, where he will focus on identifying the personality traits of each player, the best communication and learning method suited for each player and also… Read More →

SLC will announce its limited over captain on the 09th January

Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal

Media Release  04th January, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will announce its limited over captain on the 09th January, 2018. This was decided following a discussion held yesterday (03rd January, 2018) at Sri Lanka Cricket, over the appointment of a white-ball captain to lead the Sri Lankan side into the future. Mr. Thilanga Sumathipala, President, SLC, Mr. K. Mathivanan, Vice President, In-charge of International Cricket, SLC, Mr. Ashley De Silva, CEO of the SLC, Mr. Graeme Labrooy, Chairman of the National Selection Panel, Mr. Asanka Gurusinha, Sri Lanka Cricket Manager and Mr. Chandika Hathurusinghe, the Head Coach of the team was present at the meeting.  “During the discussion, the Chairman of selectors informed me that they are considering appointing either… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket sponsors the Sri Lanka Blind Cricket team to the World Cup

Sri Lanka Cricket sponsors the Sri Lanka Blind Cricket team to the World Cup1

Media Release  2nd January, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket sponsored the Sri Lanka Blind Cricket team that will participate in the 5th edition of the 40-over Blind Cricket World Cup, scheduled to take place from 09th to 22nd January 2018 in UAE and Lahore. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) sponsorship package of Rs. 1.1 million covers cricket equipment and air travel of the 17-member squad and 3 officials that will take wing to Dubai on January 6. The SLC also provided the 40-over Blind Cricket World Cup team with side wickets of the NCC, Center wickets of the Surrey Maggona and also a coach to conduct practices targeting the world cup. In addition to this sponsorship, The SLC also sponsored the team’s… Read More →

Changing player approach the key to arresting decline, and it’s strictly cricket business – Hathurusinghe

Chandika Hathurusingha at Coaching Session

New Sri Lanka Head Coach Chandika Hathursinghe got down to brass tacks in his first training session with his charges yesterday at the R. Premadasa Stadium driving home the message that players must fall in line or part while stressing that his overall focus would be the 2019 World Cup on optimising player skills of what he had identified as a potential cast to coming out of a stagnating cocoon to doing the right thing. The 49-year old former Sri Lanka, Moors and Tamil Union all-rounder, who has graduated to be ranked among the top three contemporary international coaches, identified this as the main bane. He was addressing the media soon after. He stressed that the name of the game… Read More →

ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩකයන්ගෙන් අනාගතයේ හොඳ දස්කම් බලාපොරොත්තු වන්න – චන්දික හතුරුසිංහ

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ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩකයන්ගේ දක්ෂතා හා හැකියාවන් තමා හොඳින් අධ්‍යයනය කළ අතර, නුදුරු අනාගතයේදීම ඔවුන් දැනට වඩා උපරිමයෙන් දක්ෂතා පෙන්වනු ඇති බවට තමාට සියයට සියයක්ම විශ්වාස යැයි ශ්‍රී ලංකා ජාතික ක්‍රිකට් කණ්ඩායමේ නව ප්‍රධාන පුහුණුකරු චන්දික හතුරුසිංහ ශ්‍රී ලංකා කණ්ඩායම සමග පැවැති ප්‍රථම පුහුණු සැසි වාරයෙන් පසුව ප්‍රකාශ කළේය. චන්දික හතුරුසිංහ ප්‍රධාන පුහුණුකරු ලෙස පත්වීමෙන් පසු ප්‍රථම පුහුණු සැසිවාරය මාළිගාවත්ත ආර්. ප්‍රේමදාස ක්‍රීඩාංගණයේ දී පැවැත්විණි.  පුහුණු සැසියෙන් පසුව වැඩිදුරටත් අදහස් දැක් වූ චන්දික හතුරුසිංහ “ක්‍රීඩකයනගේ විනය පිළිබඳව මා දැඩි සැලකිල්ලක් දක්වනවා.  අතීතයේ දී ඔවුන් කළ කී දේ වැඩක් නෑ.  සාර්ථක ප්‍රතිඵල ගන්න අනාගතයේ දී දැඩි විනයක් ද අවශ්‍යයි” කීවේය. “මාගේ පළමු තරගාවලිය ලෙස බංග්ලාදේශ තරගාවලියම ලැබීම සතුටක්.  ඔවුනගේ හැකියාවන් මා දන්නා තරමටම මා හිතන ආකාරයත් බංග්ලාදේශ ක්‍රීඩකයන් දන්නවා.  එම සංචාරයට… Read More →