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 →

Major League Tier A Tournament 2017/2018 Fixture

Major League Tier A Tournament 2017/2018 Group ‘A’ Group ‘B’ Singhalese Sports Club Chilaw Marians CC Ragama Cricket Club Nondescripts Cricket Club Colombo Cricket Club Army Sports Club Colts Cricket Club Tamil Union C & AC Saracens Sports Club Burger Recreation Club Bloomfield C & AC Badureliya Cricket Club Moors Sports Club Sri Lanka Port Authority SC Date Host Opponent Venue 8-9-10 Dec Ragama Cricket Club Singhalese Sports Club Welageara Colts Cricket Club Bloomfield C & AC Colts Moors Sports Club Saracens Sports Club Moors Chilaw Marians CC Nondescripts Cricket Club FTZ Katunayake Badureliya Cricket Club Tamil Union C & AC Surrey Burger Recreation Club Sri Lanka Port Authority SC BRC Date Host Opponent Venue 15-16-17 Dec Singhalese Sports Club… Read More →

තවත් පිළිගත් පුහුණුකරුවන් (අදියර II) 20ක්

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ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් පුහුණු අධ්‍යාපන ඒකකය වාර්ෂිකව මෙහෙයවන දේශිය ක්‍රිකට් පුහුණුකරු පාඨමාලා II (LEVEL II) 2017 පාඨමාලාව නොවැම්බර් හය වැනිදා සිට මාලිගාවත්ත ඛෙත්තාරාම ක්‍රීඩාංගණයේ දී සාර්ථකව පැවැත්විණි. පාඨමාලාව සමත් වූවනට ජාතික, පළාත්, දිස්ත්‍රික්ක, අන්තර් සමාජ සහ අන්තර් පාසැල් කණ්ඩායම්වල ප්‍රධාන පුහුණුකරුවෙකු වීමේ අවස්ථාව උදා වේ. මෙවර මේ පාඨමාලාව හැදෑරීමට අයදුම්කරුවන් හැටක් ඉදිරිපත් වු අතර, පරීක්ෂණවලින් පසුව 20ක් ඒ සඳහා තෝරා ගැණිනි.  ඔවුන් තෝරා ගෙන ඇත්තේ ලකුණු ලබාදීමෙනි.  ජාතික කණ්ඩායම නියෝජනය කර ඇත්නම් ලකුණු දහයක් ද ඊට පහළ ජාතික මට්ටමින් (ඒ කණ්ඩායම්, වයස් සීමා අනුව, පළාත් මට්ටමින්) ලකුණු පහ බැගින් ද දිස්ත්‍රික්ක හා පාසැල් මට්ටමේ අයට ඊට අඩු ලකුණු ද හිමි වේ.  මෙලෙස අධ්‍යාපන සුදුසුකම්, ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩා කිරීමේ පළපුරුද්ද, පරිපාලන පළපුරුද්ද හා වෙනත් සුදුසුකම්වලට මේ හා සමානව ලකුණු පිරිනමා වැඩි ලකුණු… Read More →

Homeland Group is SLC’s real estate partner

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The Homeland Group entered in to an agreement with Sri Lanka Cricket as its real estate partner for a period of three (03) years and the agreement was exchanged between the two parties at an official ceremony recently. SLC was represented by its President Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala and Secretary Mr. Mohan De Silva and the Homeland Group by its Chairman/Managing Director, Mr. Nalin Herath and General Manager, Operating Mr. Hiran Gunasekera.

Thisara Perera appointed Sri Lanka ODI & T20I Captain for the forthcoming series against India

Thisara Perera

Sri Lanka Cricket today (29) announced the appointment of Thisara Perera as captain of the Limited Over team for the forthcoming ODI and T20I Series against India. Addressing the Media this afternoon, Perera said that captaining his country was a dream he had since childhood, and he was happy to have received this opportunity. “All teams go through tough patches, it’s upto each of us to get past our mental barriers and perform best for our country. The goal for each one of us is to bring glory to our country. This must be clearly stated.” “I can confidently say that although India are currently best in the world in all 3 formats, if you compare each player of our… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket under 19 (SLC BPXI) Squad for the U19 Challenger series is announced

Sri Lanka Under 19s

Colombo 24th November 2017, The following 15 member squad has been ratified by the Minister of Sport, Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara for the U19 Challenger series starting from 26th November 2017 in India. Ayana Siriwardena – Captain, Vishwa Chathurange, Dananjaya Lakshan, Kamil Misara, Santhush Gunathilake, Nishan Madushka, Nipun Dananjaya, Nuwanidu Fernando, Ravindu Sanjana, Hareen Buddila, Heshan Hettiarachchi, Randir Ranasinghe, Nipun Malinga, Nipun Lakshan, Kalana Perera. Standby: Sanjeewa Priyadharshana, Kishan Sanjula, Hasitha Boyagoda, Thilan Prasan

SLC to enter discussions with Hathurusighe

Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha addresses the media after a practice session at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on July 20, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ Munir uz ZAMAN / AFP PHOTO / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN

Colombo, 22nd November 2017, Sri Lanka Cricket today (22) confirmed it would explore the possibility of recruiting Chandika Hathurusighe for the post of National Head Coach. President – Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala has written to the Bangladesh Cricket Board informing them that SLC is in discussion with Hathurusighe’s attorneys and would offer him the position subject to the full release of his contractual obligations of the BCB. Speaking on the probable appointment, SLC President said “There’s no doubt that Hathuru would be a great fit for us with the direction of both our short and long terms goals” “I have written personally to the BCB President – Mr. Nazmul Hassan informing him of our intentions.” “The Executive Committee is both convinced… Read More →

SLC clarify the ambiguity surrounding DRS appeal of Dilruwan Perera

Dilruwan Perera

Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to clarify the ambiguity surrounding the DRS appeal of Dilruwan Perera during the 4th day’s play of the 1st Test in Kolkota earlier this afternoon. Contrary to the assumptions made, there was no “message from the dressing room” involved in the requested review. Having mistakenly assumed that Sri Lanka were out of reviews, Dilruwan Perera had turned to leave the field when he heard Rangana Herath inquire from the on-field umpire Nigel Long if Sri Lanka have any reviews left, to which Mr. Long answered in the affirmative. It was then that Dilruwan requested the review. We wish to place on record that every single Sri Lankan player and official is not only strongly respectful and… Read More →

Nidahas Trophy 2018 fixtures announced

Nidahas Trophy

Sri Lanka Cricket today announced the fixtures of 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 that gathered the heads of the participating countries, India, Bangladesh and host Sri Lanka. Details of the fixtures have now been confirmed. The 3 countries will play 7 T20s in Colombo at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium from the 8th to 20th of March 2018. Speaking at the launch, Bangladesh Cricket Board President, Nazmul Hassan Papon, stated that “the support and contribution of Sri Lanka [and India] in Bangladesh’s… Read More →

ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩාවෙන් ක්‍රීඩකයින්ගේ ආර්ථිකය දියුණු කිරීමට ඩල්මියා මුල් වූවා – ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් සභාපති

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ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩාවේ හා ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩකයන්ගේ ආර්ථික පසුබිම උසස් තත්ත්වයකට ගෙනඒමට පුරෝගාමීව ක්‍රියාකළ ජාත්‍යන්තර ක්‍රිකට් සමුළුවේ සහ ඉන්දීය ක්‍රිකට් පාලක මණ්ඩලයේ හිටපු සභාපතිවරයෙකු වන ජග්මොහන් ඩල්මියා මහතා අති දක්ෂ පරිපාලකයෙකු ලෙස සුහද සාකච්ඡා මගින් ගැටලු සාර්ථකව විසඳූ දක්ෂ නිලධාරියෙකු යැයි ද ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් ආයතනයේ සභාපති නියෝජ්‍ය කතානායක තිලංග සුමතිපාල මහතා ඩල්මියා මහතාගේ 77 වන ජන්මෝත්සවය අමතා ප්‍රකාශ කළේය. ජාත්‍යන්තර ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩාවේ සහ උප මහද්වීපයේ ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩාවේ සංවර්ධනයට ඩල්මියා මහතාගෙන් සිදු වූ සේවය උදාර හා විශිෂ්ඨ වන්නේ යැයි ද සුමතිපාල මහතා එහි දී සඳහන් කළේය.  ඉන්දීය ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩාවේ පීතෘ ලෙස සැලකූ ඩල්මියා මහතා සිය 75 වන ජන්ම දිනයට දින දෙකකට පසු පෞද්ගලික රෝහලක දී අභාවප්‍රාප්ත විය.  බැංගලෝරයේ ටාජ් හෝටලයේ ක්‍රිස්ට්ල් ශාලාවේ පැවැති ඩල්මියා 77 වන ජන්ම උත්සවය අඟහරුවාදා (14) පැවැති අතර… Read More →

ACC U19 ASIA CUP: Sri Lanka win opening match against UAE by 7 wickets

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Sri Lanka U19 XI got off to a promising start in the Asia Cricket Council (ACC) U-19 Asia Cup  winning the opening fixture handsomely by 7 wickets against the United Arab Emirates  in Group B today Friday at the Selongor Club grounds, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia. Sri Lanka pocketed 2 points to be in second place next to Afghanistan also on 2 points but on a faster run rate in their 7 wicket routing of the more cricket nourished Pakistan. Sri Lanka bowled out the UAE who batted first for 69 in 22 overs with 28 of the allotted 50 remaining. Jehan Daniel with 3 wickets for 14 in 8 overs and Thisaru Rashmika with 3 for 17 were the pick… Read More →