The President of Sri Lanka Cricket, was the Guest of Honour at the ‘Malaysia Cricket Awards Night 2016’

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Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala, Deputy Speaker of Parliament, President of the Asian Cricket Council and President Sri Lanka Cricket, was the Guest of Honour at the ‘Malaysia Cricket Awards Night 2016’ held at the Kinrara Oval recently. At the event Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala was presented an award for Services Rendered to Cricket.

North Western crowned SLC Super Under 19 Provincial Champions

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North Western Province won the SLC Super 19 Provincial Tournament 2016 beating Southern Province on first-inning in the three-day final which concluded on Friday at R. Premadasa International Stadium. AWARD WINNERS Best Batsman Navindu Nirmal of Southern Best Bowler Hareen Buddila of Southern Man of the series Damitha Silva of NWP Man of the final Pubudu Ganegama of NWP   Brief scores of the final Southern Province U19 – 247 in 80 overs (Ashen Bandara 74, Navindu Nirmal 56, PS Ganegama 3/45) & 214-9 dec. in 74 overs (Ashen Bandara 67, Navindu Nirmal 48, Hareen Buddila 38, Damitha Silva 4/73, RK Ranasinghe 4/38) North Western Province U19 – 342 on 111.4 overs (PS Ganegama 106, Damitha Silva 64, WS Wanninayake 45, Dilum… Read More →

Jayawardena and Dravid appointed to ICC Cricket Committee

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ICC Media Release Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardena and ex-India captain Rahul Dravid have been appointed to the ICC Cricket Committee, adding even more cricketing experience to the list of eminent people already on the committee. Dravid and Jayawardena have played 1,161 international matches between them from 1996 to 2015, and each has been appointed for a three-year term. They will attend their first meeting at Lord’s on 31 May and 1 June, three weeks before the ICC Annual Conference takes place in Edinburgh, Scotland. Dravid, along with former Australia off-spinner and ex-Chief Executive of Federation of International Cricketers’ Association (FICA), Tim May, have been elected by the current Test captains as current player representatives, replacing former Sri Lanka… Read More →

ICC withdraws disciplinary proceedings against Kusal Perera

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ICC Media Release The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that it has withdrawn disciplinary charges against Sri Lanka batsman Kusal Perera and lifted the provisional suspension previously imposed on him. Mr Perera is, therefore, now free to return to domestic and international cricket without restriction and with immediate effect. The ICC has made the decision after the WADA-accredited laboratory in Qatar today withdrew its original Adverse Analytical Finding following further investigations. DETAILED ICC STATEMENT IS AS FOLLOWS In November 2015, the WADA-accredited laboratory in Qatar reported to the ICC that urine samples collected out-of-competition from Sri Lankan international player, Kusal Perera, had tested positive for 19-Norandrostenedione, an anabolic steroid prohibited under WADA’s Prohibited List. Pursuant to the ICC’s WADA-compliant… Read More →

Super U19 Provincial Finals – Match Summary

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Southern Province U19 Batting Batting Status R B 4s 6s SR Navidu Nirmal c Keshan Wanniarachchi b Damitha Silva 56 168 3 0 33.33 Dhananjaya Lakshan lbw b R K Ranasinghe 8 22 1 0 36.36 Kavindu Ediriweera c Kamesh Nirmal b P M Dharmadasa 7 36 1 0 19.44 Kavish Kumara lbw b W S Wanninayake 20 21 3 0 95.24 Ashen Bandara c Kamesh Nirmal b W S Wanninayake 74 102 9 2 72.55 Kasun Maduranga run out 1 3 0 0 33.33 R P Chathura Milan lbw b Damitha Silva 1 3 0 0 33.33 Prashan Kumara c Heshan Dhanushka b P S Ganegama 22 59 1 0 37.29 Nipun Ranshitha not out 26 22 3 1… Read More →

Super Under 19 Provincial Cricket Tournament – Finals

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Update: Please be informed that the 3 day final has been pushed back by a day and re-scheduled for 11th, 12th and 13th May, on the advice of the Tournament Committee and we regret the inconvenience caused to all. Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that the Final of the U19 Provincial Cricket Tournament will be played on the 11-12-13 May 2016 (3 Day) between Southern Province vs North Western Province at RPICS. SLC cordially invites the Media to cover this event. Please be kind to send you company representative and provide the maximum exposure for the above. In order to provide maximum coverage to these emerging stars, no exclusivity is given to any TV or Radio station –… Read More →

Super U19 Provincial – Match Summary – 06-07 May 2016

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North Central Province U19 v Central Province U19 – R. Premadasa Stadium NCP U19 – 205/10 (64.5) Saith de Silva 39, Pupudu Chathuratnga 32, Sahan Ishara 31, Heshan Senura 31, Anthoni Tyron 6/81, Thisaru Dilshan 2/37 & NCP U19 199/8 (69) Asela Sigera 59, Gihan Vitharana 6/71, Anthoni Tyron 2/73 CP U19 – 291/5 (65) S Sanogeeth 72, H R B Boyagoda 70, Thisaru Dilshan 38*, Bawantha Udangamuwa 29. Asela Sigera 2/66. Result: CP U19 won by 1st innings ____________________________________________________________________________ Western Province Central U19 v Northern Province U19 – Colts Ground WPC U19 171 (64) Manelka De Silva 97*, Vishad Randika 37, S. Mathushan 3/32, Kapil Raj 4/67, Ayana Siriwardhana 2/42 & 207/6 d (45.1) Thanuka Dabare 50, Pasindu Sooriyabandara 64, Pathum Nissanka 45, Ayana Siriwardana 3/68 v NP… Read More →

Super U19 Provincial Tournament 2016 – Top 10 Players

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Series Top Batsman Player Name Bat / Ball Team Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s 1 Vishwa LHB/- WPS 4 7 0 345 135 49.29 380 90.79 2 0 45 3 2 Navidu RHB/- SP 4 6 1 338 84 67.60 514 65.76 0 3 31 0 3 Lasith RHB/RAOS EP 4 6 2 336 114 84.00 478 70.29 2 1 28 11 4 A Fernando RHB/RAM WPS 4 7 0 318 160 45.43 352 90.34 1 2 32 11 5 Pathum RHB/- WPC 4 6 0 275 128 45.83 335 82.09 1 1 40 2 6 Kaveesha Manelka De Silva LHB/RAF WPC 4 6 2 266 97 66.50 327 81.35 0 3 25… Read More →

Late inclusion causes delay in Irish visa process : Thirimanne to join squad shortly

Sri Lanka Cricket is wishes to inform the media and general public that due to the late inclusion of Lahiru Thirimanne in the Sri Lanka test squad to UK, a delay has occurred in obtaining his visa to Ireland. It is expected that the Consulate of Ireland would issue the visa by tomorrow and Thirimanne will join the Sri Lanka team shortly. _____________________________________ UPDATE  17.30: Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to state that further to the earlier Press Release, Lahiru Thirimanne’s Irish visa has been received by SLC. He and Computer Analyst Dulip Samarasekara will depart for UK on UL 503 tomorrow (5th May 2016)

Super U19 Provincial: Match Summary 2-3 May, Day 2

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Super U19 Provincial – Match Summery – 2-3 May 2016 Northern Province U19 v North Western Province U19 – R. Premadasa Stadium NP U19 – 223/9 (65) Jeni Flemin 63, Ayana Siriwardene 59, S Rushanthan 30, RK Ranasinghe 2/15, Nipun Dananjaya 2/32. & 116/10 (50) C Thevaprashantha 25, Ayana Siriwardene 23, Dilshan Kollure 3/6, Piyumal Singhawansha 3/17, Damitha Silva 2/32. v NWP U19 – 228/8d (51.2) Dilshan Kollure 40, R K Ranasinghe 40*, Kamesh Nirmal 38, K Wanniarachchi 33, Damitha Silva 30, V Jathushan 3/59, K Kapilraj 3/59. & 115/4 (26.3) WS Wanninayake 44, K Wanniarachchi 29, Praveen Jayawickrama 2/44. Result: NWP U19 won by 6 wickets   _______________________________________________________________________________ North Central Province U19 v Eastern Province U19 – Mercantile Cricket Association Ground EP U19 – 158/10 (41.1) Anjana… Read More →

SLC ties-up with Lanka IOC as Official Lubricant Partner & ‘A’ Team Sponsor

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Lanka IOC, announced its partnership with Sri Lanka Cricket as their Official Lubricant Partner & Sri Lanka ‘A’ Team Sponsor. The official sponsorship cheque was presented by the Managing Director of Lanka IOC PLC, Mr Shyam Bohra to the President of Sri Lanka Cricket Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala in the presence of Tresurer, Shammi Silva, Sri Lanka national Captain Angelo Mathews, Vice-captain Dinesh Chandimal and all the other distinguished guests.  

Super U19 Provincial: Match Summary 2-3 May, Day 1

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Super U19 Provincial – Match Summary – 2-3 May 2016 Northern Province U19 v North Western Province U19 – R. Premadasa Stadium NP U19 – 223/9 (65) Jeni Flemin 63, Ayana Siriwardene 59, S Rushanthan 30, RK Ranasinghe 2/15, Nipun Dananjaya 2/32. v NWP U19 – 133/4 (35) Dilshan Kollure 40, Kamesh Nirmal 38, K Wanniarachchi 33, V Jathushan 3/22. _________________________________________________________________________ North Central Province U19 v Eastern Province U19 – Mercantile Cricket Association Ground EP U19 – 158/10 (41.1) Anjana Nilupul 60, Dinesh Madushanka 27, Nipun Lakshan 5/39, Thilina Danajaya 2/19, Asela Sigera 2/33. v NCP U19 – 152/8 (56) Nipun Lakshan 25, Asela Sigera 23, Sajith de Silva 20, Sangeeth Deshan 3/41, R Thenurathan 3/26 _________________________________________________________________________ Southern Province U19… Read More →