ICC World T20 on Giant Screen – LIVE

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Sri Lanka Cricket together with its Local National Team Sponsor Dialog, has made all preparation to broadcast the World T20 now being played in Bangladesh on Giant Screen in several location in the country for the benefit of the cricket loving public. Finalized locations for Rata Wata promo below, South Africa v Sri Lanka - Sat Mar 22 – 3.30pm Negombo – Beach Park Monaragala – TC Ground Uragaha – Public Ground Sri Lanka v Netherlands - Mon Mar 24 – 7.30pm Matara – Beach Park Ratnapura – New Town Ground Kalutara – Public Ground England v Sri Lanka - Thu Mar 27 – 7.30pm Trinco – Sri Koneshwaran Hindi College Medirigiriya – Diyasenpura Grounds Nawalapitiya – Bus Stand ground Jaffna – Public Ground New… Read More →

SLC Executive Committee Decisions – March 2014

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The SLC Executive Committee met yesterday (20th March 2014) and the following decisions were taken. Under 23 (YOUTH) – 2014/15 season From the season 2014/15 Under 23 tournaments will be renamed to SLC YOUTH tournament. Composition of a Youth team will be 2 Players from U19, 2 under 21 players, and the rest will be players below the age of 23 years in the playing XI. This will be made mandatory.  Special Grant to Pre Test Players through the Cricketers’ Benefit Fund The ExCo approved to grant a special monetary assistance to the cricketers of the pre test era who are now aged and who may be in need of assistance for their medical and other expenses. The last honorarium… Read More →

Saracens SC emerged as league winners: Emerging Tournament

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Sri Lanka Cricket Emerging tournament was played for the first time in place of Premier Tier B Tournament with 10 teams in participation. Following teams participated in this tournament: Saracens SC,  Galle CC , Navy SC BRC, Sebastianite C, Kurunegala YCC Kalutara PCC, Lankan CC, Police SC, Kalutara TC The tournament was concluded successfully and Sarecens SC emerged as league winners of the SLC Emerging tournament. Subsequently, they will meet the last team of the Premier Plate tournament in a promotion game to decide the promotion to the Premier Tournament.   Team Mats WO WF LO LF Points 1    Saracens SC 8 6 1 0 1 114.175 2    Navy SC 8 6 1 0 1 111.980 3    Galle CC 8 4 3 1 0 106.490 4… Read More →

Player Contract Payments: SLC Decisions

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Media Release The ExCo of SLC met today (13th March 2014) to discuss the player contract payments following the meeting of the Office Bearers yesterday with the player representatives. Following a lengthy discussion the ExCo made the under noted decisions: T20 2014 Tournament in Bangladesh a)      To pay a participating fee of USD 500,000/- to the team b)      To make a further payment of USD 250,000/- in the event Sri Lanka reaches the final c)       To pay an additional USD 250,000/- if the Team wins the finals World Cup Tournament 2015 a)      To pay a participating fee of USD 750,000/- to the Team Members b)      To make the following payments in addition to the above i)                    On entering the semi… Read More →

Player Contract Payments: Office bearers met with Players

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the Office bearers of SLC met with the National Team players today and had a discussion with regard to the player contract payments. The players expressed their concerns and the Office bearers stated their point of view on the subject matter and there was an exchange of views between both parties. The office bearers will communicate the views exchanged at the meeting to the members of the Executive Committee tomorrow for a final decision.

SLC Annual General Meeting 2014

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the proposed Annual General Meeting of SLC which was scheduled to be held on the 29th of March 2014, has now been postponed to the 23rd of April 2014 due to the Provincial Council Elections being held on the same date. The said meeting will be held at SLC Conference Room at 2.30 pm. Sri Lanka Cricket has obtained the approval of the Hon. Minister of Sports for the above postponement.

BPL Match Fixing Allegations

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to state that contrary to the several articles carried in the Print and Electronic media saying that Kaushal Lokuarachchi had pleaded guilty to match fixing, he was not charged for any corrupt activity and the only offence he had committed was a failure to report an approach made to him, which he had rejected. We would also like to confirm that he has cooperated with the ICC in the investigation and that he has not been sanctioned and the proceedings are continuing. Since these articles have caused Kaushal Lokuarachchi immense distress and pain of mind, we request your esteemed media organization to carry this clarification prominently.

National Contracted Players for the year 2014/15

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The National Selection Committee at a meeting held yesterday selected 17 national contracted players for the year 2014/15. The contracted players will belong to four categories. The selectors, in addition have recommended a Special Category to be created which will consist of three players. Sri Lanka Cricket – National Team Contract Players Category 1 Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardene Nuwan Kulasekara Angelo Mathews Rangana Herath Dinesh Chandimal – From Category  2 to Category 1 Category 2 Lahiru Thirimane – From Category  3 to Category 2 Ajantha Mendis Category 3 Kusal Janith Perera – From Category  4 to Category 3 Thisara Perera Category 4 Shaminda Eranga Sachithra Senenayake Kaushal Silva – From Provincial Category  1 to National Category 4 Suranga Lakmal Special… Read More →

Nigeria and Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka 2014

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the National Team of Nigeria will arrive in Sri Lanka on Sunday 23rd February 2014 for a 9 day tour. The Nigerian National Team will play 4 T20 matches in Colombo. Sri Lanka Cricket also wishes to state that together with the above team, the National Team of Hong Kong will arrive in Sri Lanka for a similar tour and will play 3 T20 games in Colombo. Sri Lanka Cricket is hosting the above two teams in accordance of uplifting the standard of cricket of the Associate Members of ICC. Match Fixtures 24th Feb 2014 Monday 01st T20 Colts – 9.30 am to 1.00 pm Nigeria vs. Antonian SC 25th Feb 2014 Tuesday 01st… Read More →

ICC Revised Position Paper: Stakeholders agrees to SLC decision

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the Executive Committee of SLC met with Stake holders, Past Captains, Past Presidents, Secretaries, Management Staff of SLC in the presence of the Sports Ministry Representative at the Auditorium of the Ministry of Sports yesterday to discuss the matters pertaining to the ICC Revised Working Group Proposals presented at the ICC Board meeting held on the 8th of February 2014 in Singapore. SLC was represented by the Vice President of SLC Mr. Mohan De Silva, the Hony.Secretary of SLC Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga and SLC Treasurer Mr. Nuski Mohamed at this meeting. At the outset of the meeting the representatives of SLC briefed the stake holders and all present on the sequence… Read More →

ICC Revised Position Paper: ExCo unanimously decided to support

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Media Release The Executive Committee met today (17th February) at SLC headquarters to converse regarding the revised resolutions forwarded by the ICC at the ICC Board meeting held on 8th February 2014 in Singapore. Subsequent to the committee members assessing the revised resolutions in detail, all members were satisfied with the amendments made in the areas of governance and competition models and thus unanimously decided to support the paper. Further the Executive Committee proposed the relevant officials to engage in discussions with other member nations to negotiate bi-lateral tours in the FTP (Future Tour Programme) which are in a favorable manner to SLC.

Squads for Asia Cup, ICC World T20 announced

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Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held , the following squad was selected by the National Selectors for the Asia Cup 2014, and the ICC World T20 2014. ICC World T20 Squad: Dinesh Chandimal (Captain) Lasith Malinga (Vice Captain) T.M Dilshan Kusal Janith Perera Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardena Lahiru Thirimanne Angelo Mathews Thisara Perera Nuwan Kulasekara Suranga Lakmal Rangana Herath / Chathuranga De Silva Sachithra Senanayake Ajantha Mendis Seekuge Prasanna Rangana Herath will be subject to fitness Asia Cup – 2014  Squad: Angelo Mathews (Captain) Dinesh Chandimal (Vice Captain) T.M Dilshan Kusal Janith Perera Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardane Lahiru Thirimanne Ashan Priyanjan Thisara Perera Lasith Malinga Nuwan Kulasekara Suranga Lakmal Sachithra Senanayake Ajantha Mendis Chathuranga De Silva The above… Read More →

Sri Lanka beats England to Qualify for ICC U19 CWC Quarter-Final

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ICC Media Release Sri Lanka and South Africa sealed their places in the quarter-finals of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup UAE 2014 when they recorded victories of contrasting styles on the third day of the 16-day tournament on Sunday. In front of Star Sports cameras at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Sri Lanka overcame 1998 champion England by one wicket in a match of fluctuating fortunes to become the first side from Group D to progress to the knock-out stage, while South Africa recorded a comfortable 45-run victory over Canada at Abu Dhabi Oval 1 to seal a place in the next round from Group C. In the other results of the day, the West Indies outplayed Zimbabwe by 167 runs… Read More →

Cricket celebrates one year to go to ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

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ICC Media Release “We all know that it’s the biggest event that you can participate in,” says Mathews “We’re a side that is capable of winning big matches and high-profile tournaments,” says Misbah “We’re certainly one of the most dangerous teams,” says de Villiers “We need to start winning more matches and series,” says Bravo With exactly one year to go before the first ball is bowled in Christchurch in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, Angelo Mathews of Sri Lanka, Misbah-ul-Haq of Pakistan and South Africa’s AB de Villiers preview ICC’s flagship event and talk about their sides’ preparations for the prestigious tournament. Mathews, who missed the final against India in Mumbai in 2011 due to an injury, said… Read More →