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.

Mahela Jayawardene out of Bangladesh series

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Mahela Jayawardene injured his finger and will be ruled out of the homes series against Bangladesh starting in the first week of March. Jayawardene dislocated the middle finger of his left hand while attempting a catch on Sunday in a domestic first class game for SSC against NCC at his home ground. Scans had later shown a fracture. His scan reports have already been dispatched to Australia for further investigations but experts said that the forecast is not very good for the veteran batsman to play the Bangladesh series. Usually a fracture like the one Jayawardene sustained needs 2-4 weeks to heal, but due to the severity of Jayawardene’s injury the doctors have estimated it to require 4-6 weeks to… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket Annual General Meeting

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Press Release The Annual General Meeting of Sri Lanka Cricket is scheduled to take place on the 30th of March 2013. The notice carrying the information was sent to the members this afternoon. This is in line with the Gazette notification issued by the Ministry of Sports related to the new regulations of the Sports Law. The final date for nominations will be the 28th of February.

Test & ODI Captain Mathews, T20 Captain Chandimal

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At a Selection Committee meeting held, the following decisions were made by the National Selectors. Test & One day Captain – Anjelo Mathews Test & One Day Vice Captain – Dinesh Chandimal (The above is for a period effective 14th February 2013 – 2013/14 Pakistan tour ( Scheduled to end in January 2014 ) T20 Captain – Dinesh Chandimal T20 Vice Captain – Lasith Malinga (The above is for a period effective 14th February 2013 – 2013/14 Pakistan tour ( Scheduled to end in January 2014 ) Further the following selections were made with regard to the SL vs Bangladesh Test series. Anjelo Mathews (Capt) Dinesh Chandimal (V.Capt) T.M Dilshan Dimuth Karunaratne Ashen Silva Kumar Sangakkara – subject to recovery from injury Lahiru Thirimanna Mahela Jayawardana… Read More →

Press Release – SLC suspends team manager

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Press Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform that a decision was taken last evening to suspend Mr Charith Senanayake from service with immediate effect without remuneration, pending an inquiry into 3 charges against him. This decision was conveyed to him this morning and the suspension letter couriered to his residence.

Emerging Squad for the 3 day game against Bangladesh

Following  Squad  has been selected for the three day game schedule to be played against Bangladesh commencing on 3rd March 2013. Romesh Kaluwitharana will be in charge of training the squad. Openers – 04 Ashen Silva Niroshan Dickwella- WK Udara Jayasundara Shehan Jayasuriya Middle Order Bats- 06 Angelow Perera Kithruwan Ashan Priyanjana Romesh Buddhika Gayan manishan- WK Sadun Weerakody Fast Bowlers-07 Lahiru Madushanka Ishan Jayarathna Dushantha Sameera Vishva Fernando Lahiru Gamage Kasun Madushanka Lahiru Jayarathna Spin – 06 Chathuraga De Silva Ramith Rambukwella P H T Kaushal Dulannjala Mendis Maduka Liyanapathirana Akila Dhananjaya

New Selectors meet the National Players & Technical Team

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Picking the national team is no easy task, so the newly elected selectors are eager to make no mistakes and have the best available players wearing the Sri Lankan Cap. The newly elected selectors of SLC headed by its Chairman Sanath Jayasuriya together with the Secretary of SLC Nishantha Ranatunga, met for the first time the National Coaches, Physio’s & the  Match Referees of SLC, and all the contracted players of SLC. The Selectors first spoke to Sri Lanka team’s Batting Coach Marvan Atapattu, Bowling coach Champaka Ramanayaka and fielding coach Ruwan Kalpage. After the first meeting ended, the selectors had discussions with all the trainers and physio’s of SLC. At this Meeting it was outlined by the Selectors that… Read More →

Sri Lanka strengthens its position as No.1 ranked T20I side

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Sri Lanka has strengthened its hold as the number-one ranked side on the Reliance ICC T20I Championship Table following its 2-0 series win over host Australia on Monday. Sri Lanka, which needed to win just one of the two matches in the series to retain its top spot, gained four ratings points to finish on 131 ratings points – nine ratings points ahead of second-placed ICC World Twenty20 2012 champion West Indies. Australia, on the other hand, has retained its seventh place but has lost four ratings points to end at 104, 12 ratings points behind sixth-placed Pakistan. Australia next plays West Indies in a one-off Twenty20 International on 13 February in Brisbane. To find out exactly how the forthcoming series will affect the… Read More →