Special Awards for Journalist at the Dialog SLC Awards 2013

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that for the first time SLC was proud to present 3 Senior Journalist Outstanding Achievement Awards for their Extraordinary Years of Untiring Service and Dedication to their Profession & the Game of Cricket in Sri Lanka. The 3 Senior Journalist were Elmo Rodrigopulle, Nevile Anthony & Daminda Wijesuriya. They were from English,Tamil & Sinhala Newspapers in this country. Mr. Palitha Perera was felicitated for his yeomen service of 50 Years of Untiring Service and Dedication in the Media field and taking the game to the villages through the Electronic media. SLC also presented a special award to Channaka De Silva for being adjudged the “Best Sports Journalist of the Year” by the Editor’s Guild of Sri Lanka.

Kandurata Maroons for CLT20 Sponsored by JAT Holdings

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that JAT Holdings became the proud sponsors of the Kandurata Maroons who will represent Sri Lanka at the Champions League T20 to be held in India.                     Welcoming the Media for the Press Conference held today,  Secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga said that “Today is a special day for Sri Lanka Cricket, and Kandurata Maroons in particular, as JAT Holdings, enter into a partnership with Sri Lanka Cricket  as the Official Sponsor of  Kandurata Maroons, the winner of SLC’s 2013 Super 4’s Tournament which qualifies them for the Champions League T20  2013 to be held in India this month.” He further stated that  ”this sponsorship will… Read More →

SLC Executive Committee Meeting – 09th September 2013

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An emergency meeting of the  Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) was held yesterday  (09/09/2013) at SLC Head Quarters. At this meeting the “Letter of Resignation” sent by SLC Vice President K. Mathivanan was tabled for the committee’s consideration.  Upon tabling, the committee unanimously accepted the resignation submitted by Mr. Mathivanan. Further, the members of the Executive Committee expressed their utmost surprise and disappointment relating to certain deplorable comments made to the media by Mr. Mathivanan. It was also noted by the committee, that certain media reports had quoted Mr. Mathivanan pertaining to his resignation from SLC.  It has been observed that  In some instances the former Vice President of SLC has cited the lack of responsibilities given to him as a reason for… Read More →

SLC Vice President Resigns

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that Mr. K. Mathivanan – Vice President of Sri Lanka Cricket has tendered his resignation to the President of SLC, citing personal reasons.

Dialog Sri Lanka Cricket Awards – 2013

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that The Dialog Sri Lanka Cricket Awards will be held on the 10th of September 2013. One of the highlights of the awards will be the Dialog People’s Player of the Year, an award chosen by a popular vote by the general public. You have the chance to pick your player by voting via SMS or web. If via SMS, you can text in from ANY mobile network. All voters need to do is type DPP<space>PLAYERS NAME and send it to 6797. The player’s names as should be mentioned in the SMS are as follows. Mathews, Mahela, Sangakkara, Dilshan, Malinga, Kulasekara, Rangana, Prasanna, Suraj, Ajantha, Chandimal, Welagedara, Thissara, Suranga, Thirimanne, Shaminda, Dimuth. Jeewan, Kusal, Sachithra,… Read More →

Kandurata Maroons Team for CLT20 – 2013

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the squad of Kandurata Maroons for the Champions League T20 Tournament which will be played in India from the 17th September 2013.  Kandurata Maroons 1.      Lahiru Thirimanne (Capt) 2.      Nuwan Kulasekara (V.Capt) 3.      Upul Tharanga 4.      Thilina Kandambhy 5.      Kumar Sangakkara 6.      Shehan Jayasuriya 7.      Chamara Silva 8.      Milinda Siriwardana 9.      Dilhara Lokuhettige 10.     Dhammika Prasad 11.     Ajantha Mendis 12.     Kaushal Lokuarachchi 13.     Lahiru Jayaratne 14.     Dhananjaya De Silva 15.     Suraj Randiv Stand By: 1.      Malinga Bandara 2.      Pabasara Waduge 3.      Dasun Chanaka 4.      S.Sanjeewan 5.      Gayan Manishan OFFICIALS: Mr. Srinath Silva – Manager Mr. Chaminda Vaas – Head Coach Mr. Upul Chandana – Fielding Coach Mr. Arjan Nalliah – Trainer Mr. Sanjeewa Gamage – Physio Mr. Lasantha Jayakody – Masseuer Mr. Ashan De Saram – Computer Analyst Mr…. Read More →

Sri Lanka tour of Zimbabwe postponed

Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that Zimbabwe Cricket Board wrote to SLC yesterday stating that,  “ due to some challenging issues we  are facing, it has been decided that we should reschedule the Sri Lanka tour to a future mutually agreed date.” The said tour was scheduled to start on the 1st of October until the 5th of November 2013 and was to comprise 2 T20’s, 3 ODI’s and 2 Test matches.

Sri Lanka Squad for Zimbabwe Tour 2013

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At a selection meeting held the following were named by the National Selectors to be the Squad for the Zimbabwe tour on the 22nd of August 2013. 1.       T.M Dilshan 2        Dimuth Karunaratne 3.       Udara Jayasundara 4.       Kusal Janith Perera 5.       Kumar Sangakkara 6.       Mahela Jayawardana 7.       Lahiru Thirimanne 8.       Dinesh Chandimal 9.       Kithruwan Vithanage 10.   Angelo Perera 11.   Sachithra Serasinghe 12.   Ashan Priyanjana 13.   Suranga Lakmal 14.   Shaminda Eranga 15.   Dhammika Prasad 16.   Vimukthi Perera 17.   Nuwan Kulasekara 18.   Angelo Mathews 19.   Thisara Perera 20.   Rangana Herath 21.   Sachithra Senananyake 22.   Ajantha Mendis 23.   Dilruwan Perera 24.   Kaushal Silva 25.   Kosala Kulasekara 26.   Kaushal Lokuarachchi 27.   Isuru Udana Click here for Tour Schedule

Sri Lankan ‘A’ Squad to play against the New Zealand ‘A’

At a selection meeting held on the 22nd of August 2013 the following were selected to represent the Sri Lankan ‘A’ against the New Zealand ‘A’ 1.       Udara Jayasundara 2.       Kusal Janith Perera 3.       Mahela Udawatte 4.       Shehan Jayasuriya 5.       Kithruwan Vithanage 6.       Ashen Priyanjana 7.       Anjelo Perera 8.       Danushka Gunathillake 9.       Sachithra Serasingha 10.   Kaushal Silva 11.   Niroshan Dickwella 12.   Madhawa Lakmal 13.   Lahiru Gamage 14.   Nuwan Pradeep 15.   Vimukthi Perera 16.   Lahiru Jayaratne 17.   Ishan Jayaratne 18.   Malinga Pushpakumara 19.   P.H.T Kaushal 20.   Chathuranga De Silva 21.   Seekkuge Prasanna 22.   Akila Dhananjaya   Match Fixtures Date and Time Match Details and Series Sep 17th –  20th 1st 4 Day Match - Sri Lanka A vs New Zealand A Pallekele Cricket Stadium, Kandy Sep 23rd – 26th 2nd 4 Day Match - Sri Lanka A vs New Zealand A Rangiri Dambulla Cricket Stadium, Dambulla… Read More →

SLC Executive Committee Decisions – 15th August 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 yesterday. Manager – Sri Lanka ‘A’ Mr. Jayantha Seneviratne has been appointed as the Manager of the Sri Lanka ‘A’ Team for a period of one year from 1st of September 2013. The appointment of a Team Manager will ensure that Team is well maintained with regard to training, logistics, player development programmes, to ensure scheduling of practices & training are carried out efficiently & effectively by the support staff. Day Night Test Match against Pakistan After consultation and discussions with the National Team Management and support staff , and since the national team players have not practiced under lights… Read More →

Sri Lanka umpire Ponnadurai dies, aged 78

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It is great sadness that Sri Lanka Cricket announcers the demise of Umpire Mr. Selliah Ponnadurai who passed away at the age of 78 years. His remains are at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour , Borella on 16th August onwards. Cremation will be on Sunday 18th August at Borella General Cemetery at 10 am. Full Name: Selliah Ponnadurai Born: April 25,1935 Current Age: 78 years. School: St.John’s,Jaffna. Batting Type: RHB Bowling Type: RMF Umpiring Debut in Test:  Sri Lanka Vs.India at P Sara Stadium ,Sep.06-11,1985 Last Test:  Sri Lanka Vs.India at SSC ,Jul.27-Aug.01,1993 Umpired Test Matches: 03 Umpiring Debut in ODI:  Sri Lanka Vs.Australia at SSC,Apr.30,1983 Last ODI:  Sri Lanka Vs.England at R Premadasa Stadium,Mar.10,1993 Umpired Test Matches: 08 We extend our… Read More →

“No foundation to the story” – Graham Ford

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that it was surprised to see an article which read ” Graham Ford tipped to take charge at Surrey” in a local newspaper this morning. When inquired by SLC, Sri Lanka National Team Coach Graham Ford has stated,  “During the Champions Trophy I was informally asked by the Surrey CEO if I would consider their vacant position. My reply was that my SL contract finished in January 2014 and would consider all options available to me from there on. I have had no further discussions with Surrey and believe that there is no foundation to the story.” Sri Lanka Cricket wish to state that if there are any further developments, we will necessitate… Read More →

UltraTech Cement Super 4′s T 20 Tournament 2013

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that UltraTech Cement Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. has come forward to be the Title Sponsor for the Super 4′s T 20 Cricket Tournament 2013. CSN will be producing the LIVE television coverage for this tournament, and Tensports will telecast it LIVE globally. SLC is grateful to the tournament title sponsor UltraTech Cement (Pvt) Ltd. and our broadcast partners CSN and Taj Television for their support extended towards this tournament. The T20 tournament has been organized to be played from the 10th of August to the 17th of August 2013 at R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium. The winners of this tournament will go on to play in the Champions League 2013 to be held… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket Twenty20 Tournament 2013

Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that a T20 tournament has been organized to be played from the 10th of August to the 17th of August 2013. The winners of this tournament will go on to play in the Champions League 2013 to be held in India. Team 1 – Basnahira Greens Team 2 – Uthura Yellows Team 3 – Kandurata Maroons Team 4 – Ruhuna Reds   Fixture 10th Aug – Team 1 v Team 2 at RPICS Team 3 v Team 4 at RPICS 12th Aug – Team 1 v Team 3 at RPICS Team 2 v Team 4 at RPICS 14th Aug – Team 1 v Team 4 at RPICS Team 2 v Team 3 at RPICS… Read More →

Sri Lanka and Pakistan share trophy: ICC WWT20 Qualifiers

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The heavy overnight rain fell which made the pitches at Merrion and YMCA unplayable in the morning and final matches were abandoned. The Pakistan v Sri Lanka match was abandoned and therefore the trophy was shared, Sri Lanka finish above Pakistan in the rankings due to net run rate as both teams had won an equal amount of matches throughout the tournament. The Player of the Tournament was named as Pakistan’s Bismah Maroof, she performed excellently throughout the tournament and thoroughly deserved the award. Scores in brief: At YMCA Pakistan 112 for 5, 20 overs (Abidi 45, Maroof 35*; Gunaratne 2-7) Sri Lanka- Did not bat Match abandoned Trophy shared Final Placings 1.      Sri Lanka 2.      Pakistan 3.      Ireland 4.      Netherlands 5.      Thailand 6.      Zimbabwe 7.      Canada… Read More →