ICC Board Meeting held in Singapore

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Media Release At the ICC Board meeting held today in Singapore,the revised resolution relating to the governance, competition and financial models of ICC were presented. The scope of the Resolutions presently proposed were substantially changed, for which SLC required a fresh mandate from the Executive Committee and Stakeholders. As this was intimated to SLC this morning, the SLC representative at the ICC Board meeting abstained from voting as SLC were unable to obtain such mandate today, and would therefore have to go back to the Executive Committee and stakeholders before voting on the Resolutions. In the above context we will seek to obtain a fresh mandate based on the above in order to express SLC’s stance at the next ICC… Read More →

Briefing on ICC Working Group Proposal

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the Executive Committee met with all the stake holders, Past Captains, Past Presidents and Secretaries of SLC and the Sports Ministry Representative to discuss the ICC Revised Working Group Proposals at the Auditorium of the Ministry of Sports. Revised Proposals put forward by the ICC, the views of the legal advisory committee, and the financial evaluations were taken into consideration and discussed in detail. The views of the Executive Committee were expressed based on the above. It was explained at this meeting that the SLC Executive Committee was firmly of the view that all endeavors should be made to safe guard the current rights and privileges of Sri Lanka Cricket as… Read More →

Revised ICC Working Group Proposals

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Media Release At an emergency meeting of the Executive Committee held today at SLC head quarters, to discuss the ICC revised proposals, the views of the legal advisory committee, and the financial evaluations were taken into consideration and tabled. The views of the Executive Committee were expressed based on the above. It was also decided that SLC should engage further with the stake holders and a meeting has been arranged for this purpose which will take place on 5th of February 2014. However the Executive committee was firmly of the view that all endeavors should be made to safe guard the current rights and privileges of Sri Lanka Cricket as a Full Member of the ICC. Since the issue is… Read More →

Sri Lanka ODI & T20I squads for Bangladesh Series

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ODI Squad ( 3 games) Angelo Mathews (Capt) Dinesh Chandimal (V.Capt) T.M Dilshan Kusal Janith Perera Kumar Sangakkara Ashan Priyanjan Kithruwan Vithanage Angelo Perera Lasith Malinga Thisara Perera Nuwan Kulasekara Suranga Lakmal Sachithra Senanayake Ajantha Mendis Seekkuge Prasanna *Mahela Jayawardena and Rangana Herath have been rested for the ODI Games.  T20 Squad (2 games ) Dinesh Chandimal (Capt) Lasith Malinga (V.Capt) T.M Dilshan Kusal Janith Perera Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardena Angelo Mathews Thisara Perera Angelo Perera Nuwan Kulasekara Suranga Lakmal Sachithra Senanayake Ajantha Mendis Rangana Herath Seekkuge Prasanna This has been approved by the Hon.Minister.

Mahela Jayawardena on the move

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Mahela Jayawardena has jumped five places to 13th in the latest Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen following his unbeaten knock of 203, against Bangladesh in the first Test at Mirpur. Jayawardena’s seventh career double hundred helped Sri Lanka register an innings and 248 runs win, to thereby take a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series on Thursday. Jayawardena, named player of the match, is now on 714 ratings points, just two behind Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews, who is in 12th place with 716 ratings points. Of the other centurions in the Mirpur Test, Kaushal Silva has jumped 12 places to a career-best 48th following his knock of 139, while Kithuruwan Vithanage’s maiden Test hundred (103 not out) has seen him rocket 52… Read More →

Executive Committee Meeting – January 31st 2014

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that The Executive Committee  of Sri Lanka Cricket met today to consider the revised ICC proposals and decided to reconvene the ExCo on Monday after having evaluated the proposals financially and otherwise. The ExCo appointed a sub committee comprising of the Office bearers and CEO for this purpose.

SLC Official Dinner in Dubai to raise funds for development

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Sri Lanka Cricketers attended the Sri Lanka Cricket official dinner in Dubai,  to raise funds for development of the game in rural areas of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Cricket, together with SLC committee in the United Arab Emirates, organised an official dinner to raise funds for infrastructure development of school cricket in rural areas of Sri Lanka. SLC Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga speaking at this event said “Spreading the game throughout our beautiful country is something that is absolutely vital to the long-term health of cricket in Sri Lanka and this initiative is designed to help us do exactly that”. “The funds raised from this event in Dubai will allow Sri Lanka Cricket to provide facilities for youngsters to learn the… Read More →

Lasith Malinga Cleared to Play Big Bash Semi Final

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that it has decided to release Lasith Malinga for the forthcoming Big Bash Semi Final to be played in Australia. Lasith Malinga was recalled to the country for a Intense Training Programme and since he had shown a tremendous  improvement in his fitness levels in the said training programme the National Coaching Staff together with the National Selectors took the decision to release him to play in the Big Bash. As per the special request made by the Management of the Melbourne Stars to SLC, Lasith Malinga was given permission to proceed for the Semi Final which will be played on the 4th of February 2014.

ICC Board Meeting held on 28th January 2014

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This is to inform the general public and the media pertaining to the discussions taken place at the ICC Board Meeting held at the ICC Headquarters in Dubai on 28th January 2014. At the meeting revised position papers were forwarded taking in to deliberation the concerns faced by the member nations, for the consideration of ICC as opposed to the original position paper circulated among the full member nations. SLC representative Mr. Jayantha Dharmadasa (President) informed the ICC the need for further discussions on the matter pertaining to the revised position papers with the Executive Committee prior to arriving at a decision in this regard. The ICC Board consists of the chairman or president from each of the 10 Full… Read More →

Letter sent by Mr.Shammi Silva to H.E President

Media Release This is to inform the general public and the media pertaining to the communication sent by Mr. Shammi Silva, Member of the Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to His Excellency the President of Sri Lanka. This communication was pertaining to the Position Paper put forward by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The Honorable Minister of Sports and the members of the Executive Committee of SLC were in copy of the communication. At the Executive Committee meeting held on the 23rd of January 2014, The Hony Secretary read out the letter sent by Mr. Silva to the Executive Committee members. At this time the Hony Secretary explained that some contents of the letter were inaccurate and offensive… Read More →

SLC Executive Committee Decisions – January 2014

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The  SLC Executive Committee met today(23rd January) and the Draft F&CA Commercial Rights Working Group Position Paper was taken up for discussion. The Committee agreed to write to the President of the International Cricket Council and inform them the unanimous view of the Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket is that the said Position Paper needs to be deferred and re-considered in toto on a future date. They further decided to discuss with the General Membership of SLC too at a future date.

Sri Lanka announces test squad for Bangladesh series

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Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held the following selections were made by the National Selectors for the Test Squad of the Bangladesh Tour which will commence from the 27th January 2014 in Bangladesh. Angelo Mathews (Captain) Dinesh Chandimal (Vice Captain) Dimuth Karunaratne Kaushal Silva Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardena Prasanna Jayawardena Kithruwan Vithanage Rangana Herath Dilruwan Perera Suranga Lakmal Shaminda Eranga Nuwan Pradeep Vishwa Fernando Ajantha Mendis Lahiru Thirimanne will be subject to fitness as he has been injured during the previous tournament. He will be replaced by Kithruwan Vithanage in case he is ruled out by the medical staff. Update: Kithruwan Vithanage will be replacing Lahiru Thirimanne in the test squad as Lahiru Thirimanne has still not recovered from… Read More →

30-member preliminary squad for ICC World T20 2014

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Media Release The National Selectors have nominated the following players for the 30-member preliminary squad for the ICC World T20 to be played in Bangladesh from March 16. Squad: Dinesh Chandimal, T.M Dilshan, Kusal Janith Perera, Mahela Jayawardena, Kumar Sangakkara, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Upul Tharanga, Ashan Priyanjan, Kithruwan Vithanage, Angelo Perera, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Kulasekara, Thisara Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Shaminda Eranga, Dhammika Prasad, Nuwan Pradeep, Dilhara Lokuhettige, Sachithra Senananyake, Rangana Herath, Ajantha Mendis, Dilruwan Perera, Seekuge Prasanna, Jeewan Mendis, Ramith Rambukwella, Chathuranga De Silva, Milinda Siriwardhana, Kosala Kulasekara, Isuru Udana