Sri Lanka ‘A’ Player Incident

Media Release 02/Jul/13 Further to the Media reports relating to an incident that took place today involving a Sri Lankan Player, Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that it is disappointed to hear of such an incident & SLC will discuss with the Manager of Sri Lanka ‘A’  Team. An inquiry will be conducted based on the Managers Report and disciplinary action will be taken on the player concerned if found guilty. – - Further to the earlier Press Release on the above subject, the Team Manager Mr. Jayantha Seneviratne submitted a report to the CEO on the above incident. According to the report, the Team has boarded the flight BA 2158 from Greneda around 5 pm on the 30th of June… Read More →

Squad for the West Indies Tri Nation Series (IND/SL/WI)

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At a selection meeting held 21/06/2013 the following squad was selected for the West Indies Tri Nation Series. Angelo Mathews (Capt) Dinesh Chandimal (V Capt) Kusal Janith Upul Tharanga Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardana Lahiru Thirimanne Jeevan Mendis Lasith Malinga Shaminda Eranga Nuwan Kulasekara Dilhara Lokuhetti Rangana Herath Sachithra Senanayake Ajantha Mendis The above have been approved by the Sports Minister. T.M.Dilshan’s MRI showed a grade 2 strain to his right medial calf muscle.  At this stage, the expected recovery time is 4-6 weeks  

Women’s Squad for the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers –Ireland

At a Selection Committee meeting held on 14th June 2013, the following squad was selected to participate in the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers to be held in Ireland- from 16th July to 03rd August 2013 T20 World Cup Qualifiers Squad: 1.Shashikala Siriwardena (Captain) 2. Eshani Lokusooriya (V-Captain) 3. Chamari Athapaththu 4. Yasoda Mendis 5 . Chamani Senevirathne 6 . Sripali Weerakkody 7 . Dilani Manodara 8 . Deepika Rasangika 9 . Nipuni Hansika 10. Oshadi Ranasinghe 11 .Sandamali Dolawatta 12 .Udeshika Prabodani 13 .Nilakshi De Silva 14. Chandima Gunaratne Stand By Players 1.    Madhuri Samuddika 2.    N.J Ida 3.    Rabeka Vandort 4. Sugandika Dassanayake  The Hon.Minister has granted his approval for same

Sri Lanka Cricket Women’s ‘Level 1′ Cricket Coaching Course 2013

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The SLC ’Coach Education Unit’ of the ‘National Coaching Department’ conducted an Level 1 Cricket Coaching Course for the current ‘Women’s Cricket ‘ development Squad players, Provincial Players & also a few ex National Players who are engaged in the Coaching fraternity in Sri Lanka. The course was conducted from the 11th to 14th June 2013 at the Max Cricket Academy, Kettarama. The recent performances in the World Cup by our Women Cricketers has been noteworthy with their special performances against England & India where Sri Lanka ended up victorious. This Course was specially designed & conducted for Womens’s Cricket with the intention of developing our future players & Coaches to have an better understanding of the basic principles of playing & Coaching.

SLC Under 23 Preliminary Squad for ACC Tournament in Singapore 2013

The Selection Committee named the following players for the above named tour. Kithruwan Withanage PHT Kaushal Akila Dhananjaya Shehan Jayasuriya Niroshan Dickwella Dushmantha Chameera Kasun Madushanka Vishwa Fernando Ramith Rambukwella Gayan Maneeshan Pabasara Waduge Imran Khan Lahiru Jayaratne Yashoda Lanka Rumesh Buddika Charith Jayampathi Danushka Gunathilake Udara Jayasundara The above players are requested to contact the coach Mr. Sumithra Waranakulasuriya to get the practice schedule. There will be additions to the above squad based on the performance of the ongoing Under 23 tournament.

Postponement of Under 23 Tournament

The Tournament committee collectively decided to postpone the Under 23 Div I and II tournaments by one week due to the prevailing weather conditions. If the Finals of the Div I is clashing with the SLPL Season II, Tournament Committee will conduct the final of the Under 23 Div I after the conclusion of the SLPL. U 23 Div II will be played along with the SLPL.  

Sri Lanka Cricket Executive Committee Decisions – June 2013

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The Executive Committee meeting of Sri Lanka Cricket was held this evening presided by President of SLC Mr. Jayantha Dharmadasa.  The major decisions taken were as follows: >Exco appointed high powered Coaching & Cricket Committee including eminent past cricketers together with the office bearers to look into Sri Lanka’s Cricket affairs and to drive it forward. Coaching & Cricket Committee: All Office Bearers to be Ex Officio Members Ranjit Fernando – Chairman Sanath Jayasuriya – National Selector Hashan Tillakaratne – National Selector Chaminda Mendis – National Selector Muttiah Muralidaran Kapila Wijegunawardene Dushan Soza Gamini Wickramasinghe Lalith Kaluperuma Jayantha Amarasinghe – Women’s Selection Committee Representative Duminda Wickramasinghe -  Junior Selection Committee Representative Roshan Iddamalgoda – Tournament Selection Committee Representative Dilshan De… Read More →

Former Test Umpire of SLC K.T. Francis dies

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It is with deep regret that Sri Lanka Cricket announces the passing of Mr. K.T. Francis – Former Test Umpire of SLC. Umpire Kandiah Francis, who officiated in Sri Lanka’s inaugural Test match against England at the P Sara Oval in February 1982, died on Sunday in hospital after losing his battle against diabetes. Francis was 73 years old. Francis was a member of the ICC international panel of umpires and officiated in 25 Tests between 1982 and 1999, and 56 ODIs in that period which included two World Cups in 1996 and 1999. Remains will lie at AF Raymonds Funeral Parlour no.3  after 9.30 am tomorrow(11th June 2013) and the funeral will take place on Thursday 13th June 2013 at 4.30 pm… Read More →

ICC regrets the mishap at the Opening Ceremony of the ICC Champions Trophy

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This is with reference to the Hindi song which was played while the Sri Lankan National Flag was paraded onto the field, at the opening ceremony of the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy in England. As concerns raised by the Secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket, Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga to the ICC regarding the above matter , The International Cricket Council Tournament Director Chris Tetley has written to SLC regretting the incident. He further stated that the ICC will take this matter for discussion with the Event Management Company who were entrusted to handle the opening ceremony.

Level 1 Coach Educator Course for Provincial & District Coaches

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Media Release The Coach Education Unit of SLC will be conducting a ‘Level 1 Coach Educator’ Course for selected Provincial & District Coaches from the 11th to 13th June at the ‘Max Academy’ located at R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium. The whole purpose of this exercise is to cater to the growing demand throughout the Country for many who would like to join the Cricket Coaching Industry by enhancing their knowledge & obtaining a qualification by following the SLC Level 1 Cricket Coaching Course which is endorsed by the ‘International Cricket Council’. While currently the ‘Coach Education Unit’ of SLC only conducts such Courses at present it is the belief of the National Coaching Department that building a bench strength of Coach Educators for the future… Read More →

ICC Champions Trophy Opening Ceremony Mishap

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that with regard to the mishap that took place at the opening ceremony of the ICC Champions Trophy in England, Secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga wrote to Mr. Dave Richardson  CEO of ICC, requesting a clarification on the incident & as to how ICC intends to rectify this mishap. Sri Lanka Cricket will keep the media updated on the outcome of this clarification.

Under 23 Division 1 Tournament Postponed by 1 week due to Bad Weather

The Tournament Committee at the meeting held yesterday decided to postpone the scheduled Under 23 Division 1 tournament by one week, due to the  bad weather conditions experienced and  requests made by some clubs citing inability to prepare wickets. Based on the above, the Division 1 tournament will commence on the 14,15,16th June 2013and the matches scheduled for the 7,8,9th of June will be played on 26,27,28th July 2013. The Under 23 Division 2 will be on schedule starting 15,16th June 2013.

SLC Talent Search goes to North Central Province

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North Central Province – Talent Search/Coach Education/MIC Program Conducted  Talent Search Program (age group) SLC National Coaching Department on 28th May 2013 conducted an Cricket ‘Talent Search’ program at the Dambulla International Cricket  Stadium. The main objective of this exercise was to search for young talent at age group level. The training program was attended by (148) Cricketers from the ages of (14) to (19) years old. The Cricketers represented the districts of Kurunegala/Matale/Anuradhapura & Polonnaruwa. Cricketers who attended the program were from various Schools in the North Central Province, Cricketers identified with talent will continue to work closely with the respective District & Provincial Coach, while any Cricketers identified with extreme talent will be drafted to the National age group squads… Read More →

Indian Tour of Sri Lanka 2010

Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket read with surprise, an account of an incident that supposedly lead to the filing of an anti corruption report during the Indian tour of Sri Lanka in 2010 and the subsequent withdrawal of the said report due to ‘arm twisting’ by the BCCI. We wish to state that such an incident did not take place as alleged and no report was submitted to the Indian Team Manager nor was an incident report filed with the Anti Corruption Unit of the ICC who were present during the series. The allegations that follow are therefore not pertinent. Ashley De Silva – Actg. Chief Executive Officer – SLC  

SLC Talent Search/Coach Education/MIC Program Conducted in Southern Province – Galle

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Talent Search Program (age group) SLC National Coaching Department on the 21st of May 2013 conducted an Cricket ’Talent Search’ program at the Galle International Cricket Stadium. The main objective of this exercise was to search for young talent at age group level. The training program was attended by over (70) Cricketers from the ages of (14) to (19) years old. The Cricketers represented districts such as Galle, Matara & Hambantota. SLC over the years have had many Cricketers from the Southern Province who have represented the Country & still to date SLC keeps a close watchful eye in this part of the Country from where Cricketers show great promise & eventually the most talented go on to don the National cap one day. Cricketers who attended the program were from… Read More →