President SLC visited the District Cricket Associations of the Southern Province

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Colombo 8th May 2017, President Sri Lanka Cricket Hon.Thilanga Sumathipala yesterday (7) visited the District Cricket Associations of the Southern Province together with several members of the Executive Committee. The Executive members inspected the ground and infrastructure development currently underway at the Bandaragama Ground and engaged in discussions with the officials of the Kalutara District Cricket Association led by Mr. Priyantha Algama, the General Secretary prior to conducting a forum discussion with the membership. The President also visited the Matara District Cricket Association together with the President MDCA, Hon. Laksman Yapa Abeywardena, and engaged in discussions with officials with regards to the current and proposed developments for cricket in the Southern Province. Among the topics discussed was the establishment of… Read More →

SLC Unveils first phase of Kandy High Performance Centre

Sri Lanka Cricket today (6) announced the opening of a newly completed 6 strip, state-of-theart, Indoor bowling facility at the Pallakelle International Cricket Stadium to coincide with the start of a six-day high intensity training and conditioning programme for the National squad ahead of the Champions Trophy 2017. The newly installed floodlights of the side-wickets too will be inaugurated on the 9th of May and the completion of the Indoor nets together with the Floodlighting of the side-wickets marks the completion of the first phase of SLC’s ambitious plans to establish 4 Provincial Centres of Excellence across the Nation to cater to Cricket from the grass root levels onward. The four centres have been identified as Colombo (R. Premadasa International… Read More →

Aravinda Steps down

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Colombo, 5th May 2017, Sri Lanka Cricket today (5) announced the resignation of the Chairman of its Cricket Committee, Aravinda de Silva with effect from 30th June 2017. De Silva who spearheaded the Cricket Committee of SLC in discussions with SLC President stated that he was forced to step down after chairing the Committee for over a year due to personal commitments that would hinder his availability and time investment in the Committee further. Commenting on de Silva’s resignation, President SLC Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala was empathetic stating “For someone like Aravinda Cricket is a full time occupation. As an administrator of his calibre, he eats, drinks and sleeps cricket. It’s understandable that he needs to prioritise his personal commitments – he… Read More →

Match Summary: U19 Provincial Tournament Semi Final – WP North vs WP South

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SLC SUPER U19 PROVINCIAL ONE DAY TOURNAMENT 2017 – SEMI FINAL 1 Western Province South vs Western Province North Western Province South  303/8 (50) Nishan Madushka 102, Sanoj Dharshika 52, Kamil Mishara 46, Avindu Fernando 29, Mithila Geeth 2/48, Sajith Sameera 2/68  vs Western Province North 173 (31.1) Lahiru Aththanayake 51, Ashan Fernando 28, Pruthuvi Rusara 26, Mahesh Theekshana 23, Rohan Sanjaya 2/24, Tashik Perera 2/33, Inshaka Siriwardene 2/47 WESTERN SOUTH WON BY 130 RUNS & QUALIFIED TO FINALS

Super U19 Provincial Tournament – Final Points Table

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Group A Mat Won Lost ND TIE BP Points North Western Province 4 4 0 0 0 3 19 Western Province South 4 3 1 0 0 1 13 Central Province 4 2 2 0 0           – 8 Northern Province 4 1 3 0 0 1 5 Uva Province 4 0 4 0 0 – 0 Group B Mat Won Lost ND TIE BP Points Western Province North 4 4 0 0 0       2 18 Southern Province 4 3 1 0 0       3 15 Western Province Central 4 2 2 0 0       2 10 North Central Province 4 1 3 0 0           – 5 Eastern Province 4 0 4 0 0           – 0 Semi Finals –… Read More →

SLC Announces Resource Team for #CT17

Colombo 02nd May 2017, Sri Lanka Cricket today at a press briefing held at its headquarters announced its resource team for the upcoming Champions Trophy 2017 in England and Wales. Accordingly, the resource team will field the experience and expertise of; 1. Asanka Gurusinha – Team Manager, 2. Ranjith Fernando – Tour Manager, 3. Graham Ford – Head Coach, 4. Allan Donald – Consultant Fast Bowling Coach, 5. Nic Pothus – Fielding Coach, 6. Nick Lee – Trainer, 7. Ajantha Wattegama – Physiotherapist, 8. Sriram Somayajula – Analyst, 9. Rohan Priyadharshana – Masseur National Captain Angelo Mathews expressed his contentment stating that “We are indeed grateful to SLC for providing us with all the support we need both in terms… Read More →

Change in SLC ExCo

Colombo 02nd May 2017, Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Aruna de Silva as Operations Manager of SLC for the forthcoming Zimbabwe and India tours of Sri Lanka 2017. Mr. de Silva who was a member of the Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket successfully conducted the Youth Asia Cup 2016 and the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifiers 2017 in his capacity as the Host Tournament Director, and was invited by the Executive Committee at a meeting held on 22nd April 2017 to take on this role in order to bridge the gap in the administrative and operational arm of SLC. Accordingly, Mr. de Silva resigned his post as a member of the Executive Committee… Read More →

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දිනේෂ් චන්දිමාල් නොදැවී ලබාගත් ශතකයක නායකත්ව ඉනිම මත කොළඹ කණ්ඩායමට ලකුණු 137කින් ගාල්ල පරදා අන්තර්-පළාත් සූරයන්ගේ කුසලානය දිනාගැනීමට අවස්ථාව උදාවිණි. ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් ආයතනය මෙහෙයවූ මේ තරගාවලියේදී මෙරට දක්ෂතම ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩකයන් කොළඹ, ගාල්ල, මහනුවර හා දඹුල්ල යන කණ්ඩායම් හතරට බෙදී තරග වැදිණි. අවසාන තරගයේදී කොළඹ කණ්ඩායම ඕවර 50 අවසානයේ කඩුලු 8ක ට ලබාගත් ලකුණු 307ට පිළිතුරු ලෙස ගාල්ල ලබාගත්තේ ඕවර 30.3ක දී සියලු ක්‍රීඩකයන් දැවී ලකුණු 170ක් පමණෙකි. විදුලි ආලෝකය මැද, මාළිගාවත්ත ආර්. ප්‍රේමදාස ක්‍රීඩාංගණයේ පැවැති අවසාන තරගයේදී කාසියේ වාසිය දිනා මුලින් පන්දුවට පහර දුන් කොළඹ කණ්ඩායම ලබාගත් 307ක දැවැන්ත ලකුණු සංඛ්‍යාව හඹා යද්දී ගාල්ල කණ්ඩායමේ මේ දිනවල ලකුණු අතර සිටින පිතිකරුවන් දෙදෙනා වන දිමුත් කරුණාරත්න (09) සහ සධීර සමරවික්‍රම (29) ඉක්මනින්ම දවාලීමට වේගපන්දු යවන දුෂ්මන්ත සමීර සමත්වීමෙන් ගාල්ලේ ජයග්‍රහණ… Read More →

Super U19 Provincial One Day Tournament – April 30th Match Summary

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Western Province South 268 (49.5) Kamil Mishara 105, Kavindu Umayanga 65, Nishan Madushka 54, Pramuditha Madubasha 2/28, Chathura Mahela 2/34, Sashika Dulshan 2/42 Uva Province 225/9 (50) Sashika Dulshan 75, Naveen Hasaranga 33,Adithya Sandaruwan 22, Tashik Perera 3/42, Rohan Sanjaya 2/42, Ashan Dilhara 2/48 WESTERN PROVINCE SOUTH WON BY 43 RUNS _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Eastern Province 146 (48.3) Dinuka Dlishan 54, J Nithesh 27, Avindu Theekshana 4/27, Sasith Manuranga 3/24 Southern Province 147/2 (16) Hansaka Welihinda 53*, Dhananjaya Lakshan 50, Avindu Theekshana 29* SOUTHERN WON BY 8 WICKETS  _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Northern Province 75 (24) Randeera Ranasinghe 4/28, Wanitha Wanninayake 3/13, Nipun Dananjaya 2/12 North Western Province 76/4 (16.2) Kavindu Ishara 25*, Dulaj Ranathunge 24*, K Kapilraj 2/30 NORTH WESTERN WON BY 6 WICKETS… Read More →

Donald to pace to the SLC bowling attack ahead of #CT17

Colombo, 30th April 2017, Sri Lanka Cricket today announced the appointment of Allan Donald as Consultant Fast Bowling Coach for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Donald who is justly considered one of the most prolific pacemen of all time, was the first South African to take 300 wickets for his country, and has played a pivotal role in the shaping of world class bowling arsenals around the world since his premature retirement in 2003 due to injuries. Donald is currently slated to take on a role as Assistant Coach at Kent County who have agreed to release him for a two month stint with SLC in the lead up to the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 in England and Wales from… Read More →

Team Colombo clinch SLC Super Provincial Limited Over Title

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SLC Super Provincial Tournament 2017 – Finals Colombo 307/8 (50) Dinesh Chandimal 113*, Shehan Jayasuriya 77, Dilshan Munaweera 27, Kithruwan Vithanage 25, Chathuranga de Silva 2/53, Akila Dananjaya 2/56, Dasun Shanaka 2/63 Galle 170 (30.3)  Chathuranga de Silva 34, Sammu Ashan 30, Sadeera Samarawickrama 29, Akila Dananjaya 24, Thisara Perera 4/42, Sachithra Senanayake 2/34, Dushmantha Chameera 2/40 Colombo won by 137 runs  Man of the Final : Dinesh Chandimal Man of the Tournament: Dinesh Chandimal Best Batsman of the Tournament: Sadeera Samarawickrama Best Bowler of the Tournament: Asitha Fernando

SLC U-19 Provincial Tourney concept prioritising cream of schoolboy talent

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Prioritizing Under-19 cricketers is one of Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) top drawer initiatives in recognizing school cricket as the stepping stone cradle to driving national cricket at large. Accordingly, the accent is on the annual Under-19 Provincial Limited Overs Tournament at its grassroots level aimed at creating a pathway to fine-combing exceptional schoolboy latent talent. The bottom-line of this cricket take drawing in to one basket the cream of culminating teenage talent is aimed at enabling exceptional school cricketers to graduate up the ladder to the next levels; a comprehensive concept to sustaining the feed to mainstream national cricket. SLC’s immediate priority by this programme would be to identifying and developing high performance players to represent Sri Lanka at the… Read More →