Sri Lanka Under 19 Tour of Bangladesh – 05th – 29th of April 2013

At a Selection Committee meeting held on 11/3/2013, the following decisions were made by the National Selectors with regard to the U19 Tour of Bangladesh. Test Squad 1.      Kusal Mendis – (Capt)       (W/K/Batsman)        Prince of Wales College 2.      Sandun Weerakkody –      (V.Capt)                  N.C.C 3.      Sadeera Samarawickram (W/K /Op Bat)         St.Josephs’ College Colombo 10 4.      Minod Bhanuka               (Op Bat)                   Maliyadewa College 5.      Tharindu Kulasekara       (Op Batsman)          Thurstan College 6.      Hashan Dumindu             (Op Batsman)           Gurukula Kelaniya 7.      Pawan Dewinda              (Op Batsman)           Mahanama College 8.      Harsha Rajapaksha         All Rounder              Rahula College 9.      Chamika Karunaratna     F. Bowler                 Royal College 10.  Dilshan Kanchana           F. Bowler                  Devapathraja College 11.  Binura Fernando             F.Bowler                   D.S… Read More →

Sale of International Media, Sponsorship & TV Production rights – Press Release

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Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce the receipt of offers for sale of International Broadcast, Internet, Mobile, Radio, and Sponsorship Rights from the following parties. 1)    Taj Television Limited 2)    Nimbus Communications Ltd 3)    NEO Prime Sports 4)    Total Sports Asia Further, Sri Lanka Cricket also received offers from the following parties in relation to the TV production for International Cricket matches hosted by Sri Lanka Cricket. 1)    Kingsdown TV 2)    STV Productions 3)    Nimbus Communications 4)    Sportsorkz Fine Vision Group The bid opening for both Tenders took place today 16th March 2013 at the Taj Samudra Hotel in the presence of SLC Officials, the representatives from the respective bidders, representation from the Ministry of Sports & the Auditor Generals Department.  The bids will be submitted to the Technical… Read More →

Press release on Hon.Sumathipala Nomination

Due to the recent media reports carrying contradictory information as regards the position taken by the ICC on the nomination tendered by Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala MP for the post of President of Sri Lanka Cricket, we issue this statement of facts communicated to Sri Lanka Cricket by Mr. Alan Isaac, President of the ICC on being informed of Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala’s nomination. Mr. Isaac, by letter dated 5th March 2013 has inter alia, informed Sri Lanka cricket that; During the years 2003 to 2005 the investigations carried out by the ICC Anti Corruption Surveillance Unit and the ICC Ethics Officer found that there was evidence that Mr. Sumathipala was in breach of the ICC Code of Ethics primarily through his… Read More →

Malinga censured and advised

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Mr Ajit Jayasekera, CEO SLC, conducted an inquiry on the Lasith Malinga incident and in his report to the Executive Committee, recommended that Malinga be censured and advised on his behavior when dealing with the press in the future, considering his standing in the game. The Executive Committee accepted his recommendations and appointed Mr Camillus Abeygunawardena (Retired DIG and Ex Co Member), Mr Harigupta Rihanadeera (Attorney at Law and Ex Co Member) and Mr Ajit Jayasekera (CEO, SLC) to speak to Lasith Malinga on this matter.

Media accreditation opens for ICC Champions Trophy 2013

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ICC MEDIA ADVISORY Applicants/editors/employers are advised to carefully read the notes; relevant media accreditation T&Cs attached  The media accreditation process for the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 is now open. This is an online process that can be followed by clicking here. As part of the application process, you will need to upload a jpeg photograph, while a letter of approval/assignment from your editor needs to be emailed to iccct2013.accreditation@ecb.co.uk. Applications not supported by assignment letters will NOT be processed. The closing date for applications is 1700 (GMT) on Friday 19 April 2013. IMPORTANT NOTES FOR APPLICANTS, EDITORS AND EMPLOYERS: i.            By uploading information/applying for accreditation, you understand that you, the applicant, have agreed and accepted the attached ICC Champions Trophy 2013 Media Accreditation Terms and Conditions for… Read More →

Inquiry into Malinga’s behaviour

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The Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket has directed the Chief Executive Officer of SLC Mr. Ajit Jayasekara to conduct an Inquiry into the two incidents pertaining to  Mr. Lasith Malinga & the Media Personnel that took place outside SLC headquarters. The CEO has been requested to forward a report on the same to the Executive Committee.

Thilan Samaraweera to retire

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Test Cricketer Thilan Samaraweera handed over a letter to SLC Secretary Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga expressing his intention to retire from all forms of International Cricket. However, SLC has requested Thilan to have a meaningful dialogue with the National Selectors prior to finalising such a decision. Thilan Samaraweera is scheduled to meet the National Selectors tomorrow (6th of March).

Signing of the Annual Contracts finalized

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that the signing of the Annual Contracts offered to the National Team has been finalized. These contracts were given to 23 National Players who were categorized in to 4 groups. Category 1 1. Angelo Mathews 2. T.M.Dilshan 3. Mahela Jayawardana 4. Kumar Sangakkara 5. Lasith Malinga 6. Nuwan Kulasekera 7. Rangana Herath Category 2 1. Dinesh Chandimal 2. Ajantha Mendis Category 3 1. Lahiru Thirimanne 2. Thisara Perera Category 4 1. Shaminda Eranga 2. Chanaka Welagedera 3. Dimuth Karunarathne 4. Jeewan Mendis 5. Suraj Randiv 6. Kusal Janith Perera 7.Sachitra Senanayaka 8.Upul Tharanga 9. Suranga Lakmal 10.Nuwan Pradeep   Special Category 1. Prasanna Jayawardana 2. Thilan Samaraweera At this meeting the… Read More →

Sri Lanka Test Squad for the 1st Test against Bangladesh

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At a Selection Committee meeting held at SLC,at 3.00 pm today ,the following Players were selected by the National Selectors for the 01st Test of the Bangladesh Tour scheduled to be held at the Galle International Cricket Stadium from the 8th to the 12th of March 2013. Anjelo Mathews (Capt) Dinesh Chandimal (V.Capt & Wk) T.M Dilshan Dimuth Karunaratne Kumar Sangakkara Lahiru Thirimanna Shaminda Eranga Kusal Janith Jeewan Mendis Kithruwan Vithanage Ajantha Mendis Nuwan Kulasekara Chanaka Welagedara Suranga Lakmal Rangana Herath P.H.T Kaushal   The following Cricketers who were in the original squad of 20 players have since been injured and have not been considered for the 1st Test Match.   Dushmantha Chameera Nuwan Pradeep   The selected players have all duly… Read More →

Umpires Certficate Presentation

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Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that based on evaluation done by the umpires committee,Certificates were issued to the successful candidates. Umpires Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 received their certificates from the President of SLC Mr. Upali Dharmadasa and Secretary of SLC Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga. The Umpires will be issued a health insurance policy for the ensuing year and will also be issuing an accreditation card to witness all Test Matches played at any of the international venues in Sri Lanka.

3 Day Game against Bangladesh – Emerging XI Squad

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At a selection meeting held the following players were selected by the National Selectors to represent the emerging XI for the 3 day game against Bangladesh. Angelo Perera  (Capt) Kithruwan Withanage (V Capt) Ashen Silva Shehan Jayasuriya Niroshan Dickwella (Wk) Udara Jayasundara Ashan Priyanjana Ishan Jayratne Dushmantha Sameera Kasun Madushanka Vishwa Fernando Lahiru Gamage Akila Dhananjaya Dulanjana Mendis Chathuranga De Silva It was also decided to include Kumar Sangakkara to the 3 day squad due to lack of cricket since injury and to include Ramith Rambuwella in place of injured Akila Dhananjaya.    

Chaminda Vaas & Michael De Soysa appointed to Sri Lanka Cricket

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Press Release Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that former national player Chaminda Vaas has been appointed as the National Fast Bowling coach of the Sri Lanka National Team on a two year contract. He will lead the Fast Bowling Coaching unit which will also include Champaka Ramanayake & Anusha Samaranayake. Sri Lanka Cricket also wishes to announce that Mr. Michael De Soysa has been appointed as the Manager of the National Team for a period of one year.  

Thilan Samaraweera to replace injured Mahela

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Due to an injury faced by Mahela Jayawardane,Thilan Samaraweera will be replacing him in the test squad for the Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka as per the decision of the Selectors,This has been approved by the Hon.Minister  of Sports.