මේජර් ලීග් ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලියේ දී දිමුත් කරුණාරත්න සහ කෞෂල්‍ය සිල්වාගෙන් 305ක සබදතාවයක්

ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් ආයතනය මෙහෙය වන මේජර් ලීග් ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලියේ පසුගිය සති අන්තයේ පැවැති තරග අතුරින් සී. සී. සී. සහ එන්. සී. සී කණ්ඩායම් ජයග්‍රහණ අතුකර ගත්හ.  සී. සී. සී. ඉනිමකින් හා ලකුණු 158කින් කෝල්ට්ස් පරාජය කළ අතර පී. එම්. ඒ. ද ලකුණු 120ක් රැස්කර පසුව දෙවන ඉනිමේ දී කඩුලු 8ක් දවා තුන් ඉරියව්වේම දස්කම් පෙන්වීය. මීට අමතරව සී. සී. සී. කණ්ඩායමේ මලින්ද වර්ණපුර නොදැවී ලකුණු 111ක් රැස් කළේය.  එන්. සී. සී. කඩුලු පහකින් බී. ආර්. සී. පරාජය කළ අතර, ඒ. කේ. පෙරේරා (එන්. සී. සී.) පී. ඩී. ඩයස් (බී. ආර්. සී) ශතක ලැබූහ.  එල් ඇඹුල්දෙණිය තරගයේ දී කඩුලු දහයක් දවාලීය. එස්. එස්. සී. සහ බ්ලූම් ෆීල්ඩ් අතර තරගයේ දී එස්. එස්. සී. කණ්ඩායමේ කෞෂල්‍ය සිල්වා ලකුණු 202ක් ද දිමුත්… Read More →

Sri Lanka under 19 World Cup Squad

Sri Lanka ICC Under 19 World Cup Team Official Photograph

Media Release 27th December, 2017 Given below is the 15 member squad, which will leave for New Zealand to take part in the ICC under 19 Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be held from 06th January to 04th February 2018. Minister of Sports Honourable Dayasiri Jayasekera after considering the appeals made by concerned parties, approved the following original squad sent by the SLC. Kamindu Mendis – Captain Dhananjaya Lakshan Santhush Gunathilaka Hasitha Boyagoda Nawanidu Fernando Nipun Dananjaya Ashen Bandara Kishan Sanjula Nishan Madushka Jehan Daniel Praveen Jayawickrama Haren Buddila Thisaru Rashmika Kalana Perera Nipun Malinga

Tour Itinerary: Sri Lanka’s tour to Bangladesh

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Media Release 27th December, 2017 Sri Lanka will depart to Bangladesh on Saturday, 13th January to take part in a Tri-Nation One-Day Tournament, involving Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, while it will be followed by two test matches and two T20i played vs. Bangladesh. Refer Below for the Tour Itinerary DATE MATCH MATCH TYPE VENUE 17th January, 2018 Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe  ODI – Day Night SBNCS, Dhaka 19th January, 2018 Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka ODI – Day Night SBNCS, Dhaka 21st January, 2018 Sri Lanka vz Zimbabwe ODI – Day Night SBNCS, Dhaka 25th January, 2018 Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka ODI – Day Night SBNCS – Dhaka 27th January, 2018 Final – Tri Nation Tournament Day Night SBNCS, Dhaka 31st January,… Read More →

Sri Lanka’s bowlers fight back, but batting mind set a setback as India take T20 series

Sri Lankan bowler Dushmantha Chameera (R) celebrates after taking the wicket of Indian cricketer KL Rahul during the third T20 international cricket match between India and Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on December 24, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE / ----IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE----- / GETTYOUT

Sri Lanka did well to stretch India in the third and final T20 losing by five wickets at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday. Having been put in to bat, Sri Lanka’s batting did not live up to expectations totalling 135 for 7 in 20 overs. The setback consequently saw India tightrope it to victory. The Sri Lankan bowlers fought back reducing India to 17 for 1, 2 for 39, 3 for 81 and 4 for 99, but the wall of runs was within the opposition’s reach with the steadying influence of skipper Rohit Sharma’s 27, M.K. Pandey’s 32 with K.D. Karthik on 18 and Mahendra Singh Dhoni on 16 finishing it on 139 for 5 off 19.2 overs…. Read More →

Sri Lanka picks preliminary ODI squad for Bangladesh tour

23rd December, 2017 Sri Lanka Cricket’s National Selectors have picked a preliminary squad of 23 players to select the ODI squad for the upcoming Bangladesh tour and have asked those players not to play domestic cricket, until the team’s departure for the tour. “The players were asked not to play domestic cricket following a request made by the Head Coach Chandika Hathurusinghe and we complied with that,” said Mr. Thilanga Sumathipala, President of Sri Lanka Cricket. The move is aimed at helping the new coach to have quality time with the players. Training will commence on the 28th December, 2017 and the venue and time would be notified to the players in due course. The preliminary 23 member ODI squad… Read More →

දෙවැනි 20-20 ඉන්දියාව ජයගනී

ඉන්දෝර් හි පැවති ශී‍්‍ර ලංකා ඉන්දියා දෙවන 20-20 තරඟයෙන් ද ඉන්දියාව ලකුණු 88 ක පහසු ජයග‍්‍රහණයක් ලබා තරඟාවලියද 2-0 ක් ලෙස ජය ලැබීය. මේ තරඟාවලියේ අවසාන තරඟය මෙන්ම සංචාරයේ නිමාව ද ඉරිදා (24* මුම්බායිහි තෙවන 20-20 තරඟයෙන් සිදුවේ. ඉන්දියාව ඕවර් 20 කදී කඩුළු 05 කට ලබාගත් ලකුණු 260 ට පිළිතුරු ලෙස ශී‍්‍ර ලංකාව ඕවර් 17.2 කදී සියලූ කී‍්‍රඩකයින් දැවී ලබාගත්තේ ලකුණු 172 කි. මේ සංචාරයේදී ශී‍්‍ර ලංකාව සමඟ ලෝක වාර්තාවක් තැබු රෝහිත් ෂර්මා දෙවෙනි 20-20 තරඟයේදී ද වාර්තා පිහිටුවීමට සමත් විය. රෝහිත් පන්දු 43 කදී හතරෙ 12 ක් සහ හයේ 10 ක් සමඟ ලකුණු 118 ක් රැුස්කළ අතර, ලකුණු 100 වාර්තා කළේ පන්දු 35 කදීය. එය ඬේවිඞ් මිලර් (දකුණු අපි‍්‍රකාව* සමඟ 20-20 වේගවත්ම ශතකය සම කිරීමකි. මෙය රෝහිත්ගේ දෙවෙනි 20-20… Read More →

Thisara’s gamble fails as India amass 260/5 on Sharma’s record ton as Lanka lose

Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni (R) takes a run during the second during the second T20 international cricket match between India and Sri Lanka at the Holkar Stadium in Indore on December 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / INDRANIL MUKHERJEE / ----IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE----- / GETTYOUT

By Srian Obeyesekere With the exception of the first three batsmen Niroshan Dickwella (25), Upul Tharanga (47) and Kusal Janith Perera (77),  the rest of the Sri Lankan specialist batsmen must rue their inability to have come good in the second T20 that India won on a massive 260 for 5 wickets. The mountainous Indian total certainly was a tall order for Sri9 Lanka, but it was lamentable that Sri Lanka collapsed from 155 for 3 wickets to 172 all out in 17.2 overs.   Kusal Janith Perera’s half century off 37 balls and in 43 minutes inclusive of 4 boundaries and spiced with a rain of 7 sixes was a fantasic effort as the left hander put on 102… Read More →

Major League Tier A Tournament : NCC and SSC outright wins, Chilaw Marians – BRC tie

The second week’s league matches of the 2017-18 Major League Tier A Tournament saw NCC register a 10-wickt win over Tamil Union in a Group B match while SSC beat Saracens by 7 wickets. The match between Chilaw Marians and BRC was tied in a high scoring affair at the FTZ grounds Katunayake while the three drawn matches were between           Ragama CC and Colts CC, Moors versus CCC and Ports Authority versus Army. DHAMMIKA PRASAD BACK ON BLOCKS;KUSAL MENDIS 177 Two noteworthy features was the appearance of ace Sri Lanka fast bowler Dhammika Prasad back on the blocks from long injury lay off claiming 4 wickets for SSC and of course, a pleasing 177 runs by Kusal Mendis for CCC… Read More →

මේජර් ලීග් ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලිය – එන්.සී.සි / එස්. එස්. සී ජයගනී

ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් ආයතනය මෙහෙයවන මේජර් ලීග් ‘ඒ’ කොටසේ ප්‍රධාන තරගාවලියේ සති අන්තයේ (15,16 හා 17) දිනවල පැවැති තරග අතුරින් එන්. සී. සී. හා එස්. එස්. සී. කණ්ඩායම් ජයග්‍රහණ අත්කරගත් අතර, හලාවත මේරියන්ස් සහ බී. ආර්. සී. අතර තරගය ලකුණු සමවීමෙන් විසදුමකින් තොරව නිම විය. එන්. සී. සි. කඩුලු 10කින් ටැමිල් යූනියන් පරාජය කළ අතර, එස්. සී. සී. කඩුලු හතකින් සරසන්ස් පැරදවීය. මුවර්ස් – සී. සී. සී, ශ්‍රී ලංකා යුද හමුදාව – වරාය අධිකාරිය සහ රාගම – කෝල්ට්ස් අතර තරග ජය පැරැදුමින් තොරව නිමාවට පත්විය. තරග ප්‍රතිඵල මෙසේය:–  එන්.සී.සී. කඩුලු 10කින් ටැමිල් යූනියන් පරාජය කරයි. ටැමිල් යූනියන් මුල් ඉනිම 117- ඩී. සරත්චන්ද්‍ර 33, ලසිත් මාලිංග 24ට 2යි, ළහිරු කුමාර 21ට 2යි, සී. කරුණාරත්න 19ට 2යි, කෞෂල්‍ය 19ට 2යි,  එල්. ඇඹුල්දෙනිය… Read More →

“Lets celebrate the passion that transcends all boundaries” – Thisara Perera

Nidahas Trophy 2018

Sri Lanka T20 captain Thisara Perera extended a formal invitation to the India national team last afternoon for the Tri-nation T20 Series “Nidahas Trophy 2018” The Nidahas Trophy 2018 – played in celebration of Sri Lanka’s 70th year of independence, coincidentally, Sri Lanka Cricket’s 70th year as well – was announced in March this year at a joint press conference of the heads of the participating countries, India, Bangladesh and host Sri Lanka. The fixture, will see the 3 countries play seven (7) T20s in Colombo at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium from the 8th to 20th of March 2018. Extending the invitation, the Sri Lanka captain said “our neighbours, friends and brothers India [and Bangladesh] share in the… Read More →

Sri Lanka declares T20I Squad for 3 match Series against India

Sri Lanka ODI Team

Colombo, 15th December 2017 Sri Lanka Cricket today (15) announced the squad of 15 players selected to play the 3 match T20i series against India from 20th to 24th December in India. The team which has been ratified by the Sports Minister Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekera, will be led by Thisara Perera and consists of: Upul Tharanga, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Janith Perera, Danushka Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella, Asela Gunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dasun Shanaka, Chaturanga de Silva, Sachith Pathirana, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep, Vishva Fernando. Lasith Malinga has been rested for this tour.

Sri Lanka declares ODI Squad for 3 match Series against India

Sri Lanka's players celebrate after the dismissal of South Africa's batsman Hashim Amla (not pictured) during the One Day International (ODI) cricket match between Sri Lanka and South Africa, on February 07, 2017, in Cape Town.  / AFP PHOTO / RODGER BOSCH

Colombo, 5th December 2017. Sri Lanka Cricket today (5) announced the squad of 16 players selected to play the 3 match ODI series against India from 10th to 17th December in India. The team which has been ratified by the Sports Minister Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekera, will be led by Thisara Perera and consists of: Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Asela Gunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella, Chaturanga de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya De Silva, Dushmantha Chameera, Sachith Pathirana, Kusal Janith Perera. The team is scheduled to leave the island at 00.30 hours on the 6th of December 2017 (Tuesday night/Wednesday morning) SLC also wishes to state that due to a delay in submitting the… Read More →