Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held the following selections were made by the National Selectors for the Test Squad of the Bangladesh Tour which will commence from the 27th January 2014 in Bangladesh. Angelo Mathews (Captain) Dinesh Chandimal (Vice Captain) Dimuth Karunaratne Kaushal Silva Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardena Prasanna Jayawardena Kithruwan Vithanage Rangana Herath Dilruwan Perera Suranga Lakmal Shaminda Eranga Nuwan Pradeep Vishwa Fernando Ajantha Mendis Lahiru Thirimanne will be subject to fitness as he has been injured during the previous tournament. He will be replaced by Kithruwan Vithanage in case he is ruled out by the medical staff. Update: Kithruwan Vithanage will be replacing Lahiru Thirimanne in the test squad as Lahiru Thirimanne has still not recovered from… Read More →
Media Release The National Selectors have nominated the following players for the 30-member preliminary squad for the ICC World T20 to be played in Bangladesh from March 16. Squad: Dinesh Chandimal, T.M Dilshan, Kusal Janith Perera, Mahela Jayawardena, Kumar Sangakkara, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Upul Tharanga, Ashan Priyanjan, Kithruwan Vithanage, Angelo Perera, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Kulasekara, Thisara Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Shaminda Eranga, Dhammika Prasad, Nuwan Pradeep, Dilhara Lokuhettige, Sachithra Senananyake, Rangana Herath, Ajantha Mendis, Dilruwan Perera, Seekuge Prasanna, Jeewan Mendis, Ramith Rambukwella, Chathuranga De Silva, Milinda Siriwardhana, Kosala Kulasekara, Isuru Udana
Media Release The following Squad was selected by the Selection Committee as the 15 member squad for the upcoming U19 ICC World Cup to be played in Dubai in February 2014. 01 Kusal Mendis (Prince of Wales College – Moratuwa) (Captain) 02 Sadeera Samarawickrama – St.Joseph’s College – Colombo 10 (Vice Captain) 03 Vinod Banuka – Maliyadewa College – Kurunegala 04 Hashan Dumindu – Gurukula Vidyalaya Kelaniya 05 Kavindu Kulasekara – Thurstan College 06 Priyamal Perera – St.Josephs’ College 07 Thilaksha Malshan Sumanasiri – St..Thomas College Mt Lavinia 08 Hashan Ramanayake – Royal College – Colombo 09 Binura Fernando – D.S Senanayake College 10 Anuk Fernando – St.Sebastian’s College – Moratuwa 11 Hashan Vimarshana – St.Thomas Matara 12 A.K Tyronne… Read More →
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the two National Women’s team players Sandamali Dolawatte and Chamani Seneviratne tendered their resignation to the Chief Executive Officer Mr. Ashley De Silva on the 29th of December 2013. SLC wishes to state that on the 29th morning Sandamali Dolawatte was informed to attend a final selection trial match scheduled on the 30th of December 2013. Sandamali refused to abide by the request and informed of her desire to resign from the team. Chamani Seneviratne was already selected for the ODI Squad. Subsequently she tendered her resignation to the CEO of SLC. SLC wishes to state that all the selections are done by the Selection Committee in consultation with the Coaching… Read More →
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that Thisara Perera was not granted the No Objection Certificate (NOC) by SLC in order to prevent him from taking part in the Big Bash League in Australia. This decision was made in consultation with the National Selectors. This decision will enable Thisara to spend maximum time with the local Coaching staff and attend training alongside the Sri Lankan A team.
At a Selection Committee meeting held, the following decisions were made by the Women’s National Selectors with regard to the Squad for the National Women’s Squad for the Tour of India from the 6th January 2014 – 29th January 2014. 1. Shashikala Siriwardhana (Captain) 2. Chamari Attapathu (Vice Captain) 3. Eshani Lokusuriya 4. Deepika Rasangika 5. Dilani Manodara 6. Chamari Polgampola 7. Yasodha Mendis 8. Anushka Sanjeewani 9. Maduri Samudhika 10. Chandima Gunaratne 11. Udeshika Prabodhini 12. Sripali Weerakkodi 13. Lasanthi Madushani 14. Oshadee Ranasinghe Stand By : – Nilakshi Silva Inoka Ranaweera Chathurani Gunawardene Rangika Fernando
Sri Lanka Under 19 team will leave Colombo in this evening to the United Arab Emirates to take part in the Under 19 Asia Cup competition to be played in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi from December 28 to January 4, 2014. Sri Lanka Under 19 team is led by Cambrian Kusal Mendis and his deputy is Josephian wicket keeper batsman Sadeera Samarawickrema. Match schedules Group ‘A’ India, Pakistan, Nepal, UAE. Group ‘B’ Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afganistan, Malaysia. 28th December: India Vs UAE at Sharjah Cricket Grounds. Pakistan Vs Nepal at ICC, GCA 1, Bangladesh Vs Malaysia at Abu Dhabi Oval 1, Sri Lanka Vs Afganistan at Abu Dhabi, Oval 2. 29th December: India Vs Nepal at ICC, GCA, Pakistan Vs… Read More →
ICC Media Release Ahmed Shehzad has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee after pleading guilty to a Level 2 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during Pakistan’s 113 run victory over Sri Lanka in the third One-Day International (ODI) in Sharjah on Sunday. The opener was found to have breached Article 2.2.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between Players in the course of play during an International Match”. The charge had been laid by the on-field umpires Johan Cloete and Shozab Raza, as well as third umpire Richard Illingworth and fourth umpire Ahsan Raza. The incident happened at the end of the… Read More →
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce to the local and international media the appointment of Mr. Paul Farbrace to the Head Coach position of the Sri Lankan National team. The commencement of his contract will be in effect from 1st January 2014 for a period of two years. The Executive Committee of SLC arrived at this decision after engagement with the committee appointed to nominate the most suitable candidate for SLC. The committee was headed by Mr. Ranjith Fernando (Chairman Cricket Committee) which also comprised Mohan De Silva (Vice President), Nishantha Ranatunga (Secretary), Nuski Mohamed (Treasurer), Sanath Jayasuriya (Chairman National Selection Committee), Ashley De Silva (CEO) and Jerome Jayaratne (Head of Coaching). The final decision was made… Read More →
Media Release The Women’s National Selectors have selected the following squad as the preliminary squad for the Sri Lankan Women’s tour to India. The tour is scheduled to take place from the 14th of January to the 27th of January 2014. The tour will consist of 3ODI s and 3 T20s. Shashikala Siriwardane Chamari Athapattu Yasodha Mendis Lasanthi Madushani Eshani Lokusuriya Dilani Manodara (Subject to fitness) Sripalee Weerakkody Sandamali Dolawatte Rebecca Van Dort Maduri Samuddika Udeshika Prabodini Inoka Ranaweera Chamani Seneviratne (Considered for ODI s only) Chandima Gooneratne Prasadini Weerakody Chamari Polgampola Oshadie Ranasinghe Deepika Rasangika Anushka Sanjeewani Achini Kulasuriya Nilakshi De Silva Rangika Fernando Chathurani Gunawardane
Media Release Rangana Herath will not be taking part in the ODI series against Pakistan which is scheduled to begin on the 18th of December at Sharjah. Ajantha Mendis, who was to be flown back to Sri Lanka upon completion of the current T20 series will remain with the Sri Lankan team as a replacement for Rangana Herath during the ODI Series. However, Rangana will be available for the Test Series against Pakistan later in the tour.
Kumar Sangakkara has been crowned as ODI Cricketer of the Year – 2013 by the International Cricket Council (ICC), while Mahela Jayawardane won the Spirit of Cricket Award. ICC Media Release Australia captain Michael Clarke was today announced as the winner of the Sir Garfield Sobers trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year and was also named as the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year. The announcement was made ahead of the broadcast of the LG ICC Awards 2013 TV show which premieres on Saturday (14 December) in most countries across the globe. The show is hosted by former Australia captain Ricky Ponting who won the Sir Garfield Sobers trophy in 2006 and 2007, ICC Test Cricketer of the Year… Read More →
Media Release SLC would like to inform the media that Mr. Paul Farbrace, met with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Officials today at SLC Head Quarters. SLC committee which was headed by Mr. Ranjith Feranando the Chairman of the Cricket Committee had detailed discussions with Mr. Farbrace pertaining to the Head Team Coach position of the Sri Lankan National team. SLC Vice President Mohan De Silva, Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga, Treasurer Nuski Mohamed, CEO Ashley De Silva and Head of Coaching Jerome Jayaratne joined Mr. Fernando for the meeting. A further round of talks is scheduled for next week between Mr. Farbrace and SLC. A final decision on the appointment of the National Head Coach will be made later.
Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the decisions taken at the Executive Committee Meeting held this evening at SLC head office. Lahiru Jayaratne to train in Australia It was approved to nominate Lahiru Jayaratne to undergo a training programme at the Darren Lehman Cricket Academy in Australia. This training programme will be sponsored by Sri Lanka Cricket and SLC South Australia Association. New Coach for the National Team The committee appointed by SLC, made a recommendation to the Executive Committee with a few options and the Executive Committee directed the committee to proceed with a proposal of having a discussion with Mr. Paul Farbrace as he has shown interest in becoming the Head Coach of Sri Lanka. The committee has… Read More →
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that Cricket Australia has confirmed Australia Under 19 Team will tour Sri Lanka in the early part of 2014. Young Australians will be playing 3 One Day matches between 30th January and 7th February 2014 with the Sri Lanka Under 19 Team. 1st One Day – 01st February at Colts CC 2nd One Day – 03rd February at Colts CC 3rd One Day – 06th February at R. Premadasa