Sri Lanka Team for the T20 Series against South Africa 2013

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Media Release The Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket at its meeting held, selected the following 15 member squad to represent the National Team for the forthcoming T20 matches against South Africa. The Hon.  Minister of Sports has been approved the following squad. Dinesh Chandimal (Captain) Lasith Malinga (Vice Captain) K J Perera T M Dilshan Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardana Angelo Mathews Lahiru Thirimana Angelo Perera Jeevan Mendis Thisara Perera Nuwan Kulasekara Suranga Lakmal Sachithra Senanayaka Ajantha Mendis

National Squad for the 5th ODI against South Africa

The Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket at its meeting held on 29th July 2013 selected the following 15 member squad to represent the National Team for the 5th ODI match against South Africa to be played on the 31st July 2013, The Hon.  Minister of Sports has been approved the following squad. Angelo Mathews(c) Dinesh Chandimal(vc) TM Dilshan Kusal Janith Perera Lahiru Thirimanne Kumar Sangakkara Angelo Perera Thisara Perera Suranga Lakmal Shaminda Eranga Vimukthi Perera Sachithra Senanayake Ajantha Mendis Dimuth Karunaratne Chathuranga de Silva Nuwan Kulasekara was not considered for selection since he is still recovering from an injury, Mahela Jayawardena, Lasith Malinga & Rangana Herath have been rested.    

Sri Lanka remains No 1 ranked T20I side after annual update

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ICC Media Release  Sri Lanka has retained its position as the number-one ranked Twenty20 International (T20I) side after the annual update of the Reliance ICC T20I Rankings Table was announced on Thursday. The annual update was released just two days before Pakistan takes on defending ICC World Twenty20 champion West Indies in a two-match series, starting on 27 July in Kingstown, St Vincent. At the June ICC Board meeting during the Annual Conference week in London, the ICC Board agreed to change the T20I rankings period from three years to four years. The ICC Board also decided that the annual update to the Test, ODI and T20I rankings should now take place on 1 May each year, rather than 1 August, to better align… Read More →

National Squad for the 3rd & 4th ODI against South Africa

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The Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket at its meeting held on 24th July 2013, selected the following 15 member squad to represent the National Team for the 3rd & 4th ODI matches against South Africa to be played on the 26th and 28th July 2013. The Hon.  Minister of Sports has been approved the following squad. Angelo Mathews will be returning to the National Team as Captain after the suspension of the first two ODI s. SQUAD: 1.              Angelo Mathews                            (Capt) 2.              Dinesh Chandimal                          (V.Capt) 3.              T M Dilshan 4.              Upul Tharanga 5.              Kumar Sangakkara 6.              Mahela Jayawardena 7.              Angelo Perera 8.              Jehan Mubarak 9.              Rangana Herath 10.            Sachithra Senanayake 11.            Ajantha Mendis 12.            Lasith Malinga 13.            Shaminda Eranga 14.            Thisara Perera 15.            Suranga Lakmal 16.            Lahiru Thirimanne (Subject to fitness)

SLC Executive Meeting Decisions – 17th July 2013

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that it took the following decisions stated below at the Executive Committee Meeting held today in the evening. Ramith Rambukwella It was decided by the Executive to impose a 50% of his tour fee & CEO of SLC to issue him a severe warning on his behavior. Mattings 82 nos Mattings (66ft x 10ft) will be distributed for the Junior Schools Tournaments. Inter Provincial T20 Tournament SLC to organize an Inter Province T20 Cricket Tournament in place of SLPL and the winning team to represent Sri Lanka at the Champions League in India.

Sri Lanka Premier League cancelled for 2013

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket regrets to announce that the Mahindra SLPL 2013 scheduled to commence on 10th August 2013 will not take place due to the fact that the Franchisees have failed to pay the Franchise Consideration for this year and more importantly have failed to deposit with SLC the bank guarantees to secure the player payments. In the circumstances the Mahindra SLPL 2013 will not take place.

Sri Lanka National Squad for the 1st & 2nd ODI against South Africa

The Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket at its meeting held on 17th July 2013, selected the following 15 member squad to represent the National Team for the 1st & 2nd ODI matches against South Africa to be played on the 20th and 23rd July 2013. The Hon.  Minister of Sports has been approved the following squad. Dinesh Chandimal – Captain Lahiru Thirimana – Vice Captain T M Dilshan Upul Tharanga Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardene Angelo Perera Jehan Mubarak Rangana Herath Sachithra Senanayake Ajantha Mendis Lasith Malinga Shamindra Eranga Thisara Perera Suranga Lakmal

Inquiry against Mr. A.R.M. Aroos

15/07/13 Further to the earlier Press Release on 11th of July 2013, the following Eminent legal personalities met at SLC on Saturday 13th July 2013 and the commenced the work on the inquiry into the allegations leveled against Mr. A.R.M Aroos. Mr. R.J. De Silva, Mr. Kalinga Indatissa PC, Mr. Kapila Liyanagamage, Mr. Chinthaka Rankothge  is the prosecuting Officer. The statement from the complainant Ms. Shahikala Siriwardane was recorded by the committee. She will be called upon again to give evidence after her tour to Ireland for the ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifiers which begins on the 20th of July 2013 and goes on until the 2nd of August 2013. The above disciplinary committee will forward their findings to the executive Committee before… Read More →

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2013

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce, that South Africa will arrive tomorrow (Monday) in Sri Lanka on a 5 ODI & 3 T20 matches to be played from the 20th of July 2013 onwards. The world famous Proteas will go all out to beat the Lions in their homeland and it will be  explosive cricket all around in the next few weeks. South Africa who first came to Sri Lanka in 1993 under the captaincy of Kepler Wessels, are on their 3rd tour of Sri Lanka. Proteas will play in Colombo, Kandy & move on to Hambantota for the final two T20 matches on this tour. the full schedule is attached herewith. Sri Lankan cricket fans will see their hero’s take the field for… Read More →

Mathews suspended for two ODIs for slow over-rate in Trinidad

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Media Release Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has been suspended for two ODIs while his players have been fined 40-per-cent of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate during their one-wicket defeat against India in the final of the tri-series in Trinidad on Thursday. David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the suspension after Sri Lanka was ruled to be three overs short of their target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration. Mathews pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction so there was no need for a formal hearing.   In accordance with Article 2.5.2 and Appendix 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct,… Read More →

Two trial matches on 14th & 15th July in Colombo

The following two team have been selected to play two 50 over Practice matches on the 14th (Sunday) & 15th (Monday) of July 2013 at R. Premadasa International Stadium starting at 10 am. Sri Lanka ‘A’                                                         Dimuth Karunaratna – Captain, Mahela Udawatte, Angelo Perera, Thilina Kandamby, Kaushal Silva, Janaka Gunaratne, Chaturanga De Silva, Faveez Maharoof, Dilruwan Perera, Dhammika Prasad, Vimukthi Perera, Madura Lakmal, Ishan Jayaratne, Malinga Bandara, Coach – Romesh Kaluwitharana Sri Lanka Combined Jehan Mubarak – Captain, Dilshan Munaweera, Chamara Kapugedara, Sachithra Serasinghe, Sameera Soysa, Ashan Priyanjana, Milinda Siriwardena, Thisara Perera, Sekuge Prasanna, Dilhara Fernando, Thilina Thushara, Lahiru Gamage, Kosala Kulasekera, Isuru Udana, Coach – Sumithra Warnakulasuriya The above 2 trial matches will be a great opportunity for the… Read More →