Rampant Roy blasts England to series triumph

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Jason Roy’s magnificent 162 off 118 balls, with 13 fours and three sixes, helped England canter to a six-wicket win on the Duckworth-Lewis method in the fourth One-Day International at The Oval against Sri Lanka and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the five-match series on Wednesday (June 29). The opener batted like a man possessed as he hammered the second highest individual one-day score by an England batsman. The match was reduced to 42-overs-per-side due to rain, but the gloom of the South London skies was lifted by Roy’s strokeplay. His second hundred in three ODIs helped England hunt down the revised victory target of 308 in just 40.1 overs. It was the home side’s second highest successful one-day… Read More →

England stays ahead after rain ruins third ODI

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England remained 1-0 up against Sri Lanka with two matches left to play after rain meant the third One-Day International in their five-match series ended in a no-result in Bristol on Sunday (June 26). Chasing 249 for victory, England was 16 for 1 from four overs when rain stopped play for good. A minimum of 20 overs was needed in the second innings for a result to be declared under the Duckworth-Lewis method. But the players were off the field when the umpires abandoned the match at 5.30pm local time. On Friday, Sri Lanka had 34.1 overs in the field without any success as England won the second ODI at Edgbaston by ten wickets to go 1-0 up in the five-match series… Read More →

Sri Lanka in UK injury update

Thirimanne returns – replaced by Dikwella. Hamstring niggles for both Captain and Vice-Captain. Mahroof sporting a fractured finger, but will continue. Sri Lanka’s top order batsman Lahiru Thirimanne has returned to Colombo with a lower back strain sustained on 23rd of June. Thirimanne has been replaced by Niroshan Dikwella, who was immediately available in UK with the A-Team. Meanwhile, hamstring soreness that saw Captain Angelo Matthews sit out the bowling attack for the 2nd ODI, and the subsequent hamstring niggle sustained by Vice-Captain Dinesh Chandimal are being carefully monitored, with the most recent updates as at 14.30 SL time today (26th) indicate that both players will be available in the 3rd ODI due to get underway shortly. Allrounder Farveez Maharoof,… Read More →

Record-breaking Hales, Roy power England to victory

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Jason Roy and Alex Hales both hit unbeaten centuries as England powered to a 10-wicket in in just 34.1 overs against Sri Lanka in the second One-Day International on Friday (June 24). England now leads the five-match series 1-0 after the first match had ended in a tie at Trent Bridge on Tuesday. Opting to bat at Edgbaston in Birmingham, Sri Lanka put up 254 for 7. But England’s openers ensured a comfortable win. Both men recorded their highest ODI scores, Roy finishing on 112 not out off 95 balls and Hales ending with an unbeaten 133 off just 110 balls. Roy was named Man of the Match, after also effecting two run outs. Hales and Roy surpassed the 250… Read More →

Sri Lanka name Under 19 squads against South Africa

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Sri Lanka Under 19 3 Day Team for the Sri Lanka vs. South Africa Bilateral series 2016 for the Gamini Dissanayaka Challenge Trophy. Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce the following team for the above tournament. 1. Avishka Fernando – Captain 2. Vishva Chathuranga 3. Shammu Ashan 4. Vishad Randhika 5. Pathum Nissanka 6. Navindu Nirmal 7. Sanjula Abeywickreme 8. Ashen Bandara 9. Wanitha Wanninayaka 10. Thisaru Rashmika 11. Thilan Prasan 12. Thilanga Udeshana 13. Damitha Silva 14. Hasitha Boyagoda 15. P. Jayawickrama   Sri Lanka Under 19 ODI Team for the Sri Lanka vs. South Africa Bilateral series 2016 for the Gamini Dissanayaka Challenge Trophy. 1. Avishka Fernando – Captain 2. Shanogeeth Shanmuganathan 3. Shammu Ashan 4. Vishad… Read More →

Team Departure – Sri Lanka ‘A’ Tour of England 2016

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  The Sri Lanka A Team led by Ashan Priyanjan left the island today, for their month long tour of England . Sri Lanka A tour of UK 2016 – Itinerary Date Match Venue 26-29 June SL A 4-day v Durham Emirates ICG, Durham 3-6 July PAK A v SL A – Test 1 Grace Rd, Leicester 10-13 July PAK A v SL A – Test 2 New Rd, Worcester 15 July SL A 1-Day v Derbyshire (D/N) Derby 18 July PAK A v SL A Cheltenham 19 July ENG Lions v PAK A Cheltenham 21 July ENG Lions v SL A (D/N) Northampton 22 July PAK A v SL A (D/N) Northampton 24 July ENG Lions v PAK A Canterbury 25… Read More →

Plunkett six secures dramatic tie

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Liam Plunkett smashed Nuwan Pradeep for a massive six over long-off off the final delivery of the first One-Day International against Sri Lanka at Trent Bridge to help England secure a dramatic tie on Tuesday (June 21). This was the 33rd instance of a tie in ODIs. After Angelo Mathews’ 73 and Seekkuge Prasanna’s 59 had powered Sri Lanka to 286 for 9 from 50 overs, England stuttered to 82 for 6 with hopes of a comeback all but dashed. But a 138-run between Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler revived its chances, and eventually it was Plunkett who took it to the line with his unbeaten 22 as England reached 286 for 8 from 50 overs. Woakes finished on an… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket conducts Extra-ordinary General Meeting

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SLC conducts EGM to ratify Annual Reports and Audited statement of Accounts. Sri Lanka Cricket conducted an Extra-ordinary General Meeting on Saturday (18th) at the SLC Headquarters at Maitland Place in order to complete the pending matters of the January 3rd AGM. Accordingly, the membership approved the Annual Reports of 2014 and 2015. Members approved the Audited Financial Statements for 2014 subject to a probe to be conducted on the value appearing in the balance sheet reflected as ‘Other Venue Creditors’ on the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium. Since the audit on the financial statement of Accounts for 2015 has not been concluded, members requested for a SGM/EGM to be convened at a later date to approve same. The EGM… Read More →

ICC confirms Eranga suspended: Eranga hospitalized but out of danger

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The International Cricket Council has informed Sri Lanka Cricket that Shaminda Eranga has been suspended from International Cricket with immediate effect due to an illegal bowling action. Eranga was tested on the 6 th of June at Loughborough, and the report has confirmed that all deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations and requires corrective measures. The ICC has informed SLC that Eranga may however be permitted to play domestically at the discretion of Sri Lanka Cricket which may be beneficial in the process of monitoring his corrective measures. Meanwhile, SLC is pleased to confirm that Eranga who was hospitalized on Saturday (18th) following a detection of an elevated heart-rate is out of danger and… Read More →

Shaminda Eranga’s bowling action found to be illegal

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ICC Media Release The International Cricket Council today announced that an independent assessment has found the bowling action of Sri Lanka’s Shaminda Eranga to be illegal and, as such, the fast bowler has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect. The assessment revealed that all deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations. Eranga was reported after the second Test against England at Chester-le-Street on 31 May 2016. In accordance with Article 6.1 of the regulations, Eranga’s international suspension will also be recognised and enforced by all National Cricket Federations for domestic cricket events played in their own jurisdiction, save that, with the consent of Sri Lanka Cricket, Eranga may be able to… Read More →

Prasanna, Perera make it 2-0 for Sri Lanka

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Kusal Perera’s century and Seekuge Prasanna’s 95 off just 46 balls propelled Sri Lanka to a commanding 136-run win in the second One-Day International against Ireland at Malahide on Saturday (June 18), giving the visiting side a 2-0 series win, after winning the first match by 76 runs. Perera hit 135 off 128, his highest ODI score, at the top of the order, while Prasanna blazed away at No.3 to also register a personal ODI best as Sri Lanka powered to 377 for 8. Ireland’s reply ended at 241 all out in 45 overs, with Suranga Lakmal netting 4 for 38. Sri Lanka had been sent in to bat by William Porterfield, the Ireland captain, and each of the top… Read More →

Chandimal, Shanaka set up easy Sri Lankan win

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Dinesh Chandimal scored his first One-Day International century in nearly five years and Dasun Shanaka made a memorable debut as Sri Lanka cruised to a 76-run victory over Ireland on the Duckworth-Lewis method in the first game of a two-match series in Malahide on Thursday (June 16). Put in to bat by William Porterfield, Sri Lanka powered to 303 for 7 from its 50 overs, a formidable total that indicated the improvement it has made as its tour of England and Ireland has progressed. Porterfield led a spirited Irish chase by making 73 off 88 deliveries, but was dismissed caught at mid-off just before play was interrupted by rain, with Ireland on 164 for 4 in 32.3 overs and Kevin… Read More →