Sri Lanka ODI Squad against Pakistan announced

Sri Lanka ODI Team

Sri Lanka has declared the following ODI Squad ahead of their 5 ODI series against Pakistan commencing on the 13th October in Abu Dhabi, UAE and Sharjah. Upul Tharanga – Captain, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Milinda Siriwardana, Chamara Kapugedera, Thisara Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Vishwa Fernando, Akila Dananjaya, Jeffrey Vandersay.

Players to continue engagement in domestic cricket pending appeal process


Sri Lanka Cricket today (30) confirmed that on the recommendation of the Appeal Committee appointed to look into the appeals made by the players of the Panadura SC and Kalutara PCC following their suspension from Cricket activities for being found to have not upheld the spirit of the game, the accused players would be permitted to engage in domestic cricket activities pending the outcome of their appeal. The Committee headed by President of the Schools Cricket Association, Mr. Oshara Panditharathne, informed the Executive Committee of SLC that they would require more time to conduct a comprehensive inquiry, and recommended a temporary lifting of the cricket suspensions imposed on the players pending the completion of a full inquiry by the Appeal… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket salutes Sangakkara

Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara as he is carried by unseen teammates at close of play on the fifth and final day of the second Test match between Sri Lanka and India at the P. Sara Oval Cricket Stadium in Colombo on August 24, 2015.  Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara bid a tearful farewell to international cricket on August 24, 2015 and was immediately offered the post of the island's top envoy in Britain where he plays county cricket.   AFP PHOTO / Ishara S. KODIKARA / AFP PHOTO / Ishara S.KODIKARA

Sri Lanka Cricket takes pleasure in saluting one of its greatest stars of recent times on the latest honour bestowed upon him by the County of Surrey of offering him an honorary life time membership in the club. This follows Sangakkara’s three year stint of playing for the county for the County Championship following the ex Sr Lankan cricketer’s retirement from playing in the national team. This act of appreciation follows Sangakkara’s honorary membership at MCC a couple of years ago. * This is a great tribute to Sangakkara and to cricket in Sri Lanka’ said Sumathipala the President of SLC. ‘We at SLC are proud of him and value the prestige bestowed on him and thank him for the… Read More →

Three-member SLC committee to hear appeals of Panadura CC and Kalutara PCC

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has appointed a three-member committee to consider the appeals of the two captains, players and coaches of Panadura Sports Club and Kalutara Physical Culture Circle consequent to the recent penalties imposed on them for breaching the spirit of the game in a Premier League match 2016/2017. The committee members from SLC’s Executive Committee are Samantha Dodanwala, Oshara Panditharatne and Channa Weerakkody. The captains were suspended for 2 years, players and coaches for 1 year and match points deleted as well as the clubs fined on them being found guilty. පානදුර – කලුතර අභියාචනා පරීක්ෂණයට කමිටුවක් පානදුර ක්‍රීඩා සමාජය හා කලුතර කායවර්ධන කවය අතර ක්‍රිකට් තරගයේ වාරණයට ලක් වූ එම කණ්ඩායම් වල ක්‍රීඩකයන් හා නිලධාරීන් ශ්‍රී ලංකා… Read More →

SLC donates Rs. 1.6Mn. for Association of Cricket Umpires office complex

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The Association of Cricket Umpires (ACU) realized a long felt dream of getting a headquarters office of its own after 74 years, Friday September 22. The ceremonial opening took place on an auspicious note with the President of the Association of Cricket Umpires, Member of Parliament, Dr. Buddhika Pathirana and its 744 strong membership attending with a special feature being the President of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), Thilanga Sumathipla as the Chief Guest. A highlight was the donation of Rs.1.6 million by Sri Lanka Cricket towards the setting up of the office complex. The cheque was handed over by SLC president to the ACU Treasurer, Roshan Dhammika soon after the opening. Making the welcome speech, Located at the P. Saravanamuththu… Read More →

ICC ACU has commenced a preliminary inquiry with regard to various allegations that had been circulating in the recent past

Sri Lanka Cricket today (24) confirmed that the ICC ACU has commenced a preliminary inquiry in Colombo with regard to various allegations that had been circulating in the recent past. At a meeting held last evening (23) at SLC Headquarters the Executive Committee issued a directive to all SLC officials and employees to extend their fullest cooperation providing any and all information required in order to assist the ACU in a thorough inquiry. Commenting on the inquiry, SLC Chief Executive Officer Ashley de Silva stated: “We are most pleased that the ICC ACU has decided to initiate this inquiry. We request all those who have any information to come forward and help with this inquiry by declaring all their information… Read More →

Prima Under 15 Inter Provincial Tournament – 22nd & 23rd Sep Match summery

Uva Province 195/9 (50) Lasen Kenula 81*, Salith Basnayake 26, Trevin Amarasingha 24, Shevon Nimantha 5/24, Manula Gethmina 2/29 Vs Eastern Province 122 (36.1) Shevon Nimantha 56, Kavindu Lakshan 6/23, Lasen Kenula 3/10 UVA WON BY 73 RUNS At Irrigation Grounds, Rathmalana – 50 Over Match (Toss – Eastern)  ________________________________________________________________________________ Western Province Central 181/7 (50) Amitha Dabare 70, Bhavantha Harith 30*, Manendra Jayathilaka 27*, Dinuka Rupasingha 24, Thushara Madushan 4/33 Vs Western Province North Outer 132 (46.3) Sihina Sithumina 28*, Shakthi Udara 2/20, Sampath Nissanka 2/22 WESTERN PROVINCE CENTRAL WON BY 49 RUNS At Bandaragama Grounds – 50 Over Match (Toss – WP Central)   ________________________________________________________________________________ Southern Province 299 (49.5) Navodh Paranavithana 100, Pawan Sandesh 76, P Dinoshan 3/55, P Jathurshan 2/37, D Danicias 2/72 Vs… Read More →

National cricketers refute Pramodya’s baseless allegations; request SLC for inquiry


22nd September 2017 The national cricketers including 40 contracted players have called for an immediate inquiry in to certain ‘shocking’ allegations made by former Sri Lanka cricketer and selector, Pramodya Wickremasinghe insinuating unnatural and mysterious match patterns. The cricketers, in a petition signed by all including both captains Dinesh Chandimal and Upul Tharanga to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), have drawn attention in to what they say was shockingly disparaging and hurtful statements by Wickremasinghe to a private television station that tend to give the general public a suspicious impression about them. The players have drawn exception to Wickremasinghe’s ‘serious’ allegations highlighting nine issues that unnatural and mysterious match patterns take place. They have refuted the allegations as totally baseless and… Read More →

Blessings from SLC President, cricketers who receive Sports Festival torch

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The country’s ongoing 41st National Sports Festival is the rage these days, and it took on the pomp and pageantry associated with this colorful annual event as the torch wended its way through the city metropolis to the Ministry of Sports. The spotlight of this traditional showpiece did attract the cricket loving fraternity as well who were lined up to shower their blessings on the grand spectacle. Some of the national cricketers were on hand with Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) President, Thilanga Sumathipala showing the way. Here, they are pictured opposite the SLC headquarters receiving the torch bearers.