Sri Lanka ‘A’ squad for warm up matches against England


Media Release The National Selectors at a meeting held have selected the following players for the warm up matches of the England tour 2014. 1 Ashan Priyanjan (Captain) 2 Kaushal Silva 3 Kusal Janith Perera 4 Niroshan Dickwella 5 Dinesh Chandimal 6 Thilina Kandamby 7 Kithruwan Vithanage 8 Jeevan Mendis 9 Dilruwan Perera 10 S A Lakshan Randika Sandakan 11 Ramith Rambukwella 12 Lahiru Gamage 13 Dushmantha Chameera 14 Vishva Fernando 15 Nisala Tharaka

Mathews moves to summit in ODI all-rounder rankings

Angelo Mathews

ICC Media Release Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews, has surged to the top of the Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings for ODI All-rounders for the first time after accumulating 339 runs, including 139 not out and two half centuries (75 and 92 not out), to finish the India series with an average of 113.00 with the bat. In doing so, he also moved up four places to a career high 10th place in the batting rankings. The Colombo star also chipped in with four wickets, and he now holds a nine-point advantage, on 420 points, over Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez in the all-rounder rankings. In the ICC Players Rankings for ODI Bowlers, Mathews has moved up five places to 24th, while Ravichandran Ashwin climbed one place to 15th to… Read More →

Kohli century leads India to victory


Match Report Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 139 (126) led India to a three-wicket win in a nail-biting finish in the last game of the five-match ODI series in Ranchi. A maiden ODI century by Angelo Mathews was the saving grace for the visitors after being reduced to 85/4 in the 19th over. Assisted by Lahiru Thirimanne, the Sri Lankan captain revived the innings and powered the side to 286/8 with an unbeaten 139 after electing to bat. The SL captain returned to remove the hosts’ openers in the first five overs but his opposite number fought to seize victory in a high-pressure chase. While Mathews’ 139 went in vain, Kohli’s knock helped India claim the series 5-0. Chasing the respectable total,… Read More →

SLC Executive Committee Decisions – November 13th 2014

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Media Release The Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket at its meeting held yesterday (13th November 2014) made the following decisions. Appointment of Coach for the Under 19 National Team Mr. Roger Wijesooriya has been chosen for the post of Under 19 Coach with effect from 01st November 2014 with the mandate of overlooking Under 17 team as well for a period of two years. Even at present, he is in charge of Under 19 as the Team Coach, it is also noteworthy to mention that Sri Lanka U 19 team was  able to beat Australia U 19 team convincingly in the recently concluded ODI series under his mentoring. Suspect Bowling Action Protocol The Suspect Bowling Action Protocol was approved. The protocol has been initialized by the suspect… Read More →

Jeremy Snape and Trevor Penny to help Sri Lankan Cricketers

Jeremy Snape and Trever Penny

Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that Cricketer turned Psychologist Jeremy Snape has been retained by SLC to help the Sri Lankan National Team in the run-up to the forthcoming World Cup 2015. Accordingly Jeremy Snape will be with the Sri Lankan team for 17 days from 25th November to 11th December 2014. Jeremy will be able to enhance individual performance of the National Team with the World Cup in mind. This move is bound to add value to the system at this crucial stage and derive the maximum output of players to face any challenges in the upcoming tours and the World Cup 2015 in particular. Trevor Penny has been appointed as the Fielding Coach to the Team. Trevor was a part of the Sri… Read More →

Dhawan steers India to series win

Mahela Jayawardena registered his 17th ODI century

Match Report In Sunday’s (November 9) third One-Day International against Sri Lanka, India emerged the victor by six wickets at a near-packed Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Uppal, Hyderabad. Aside from a battling effort from Mahela Jayawardena (118), India cantered to a win, wrapping up the five-match series with two to go. For India to falter after restricting Sri Lanka to 242 in 48.2 overs, it would have needed an extraordinary effort from the visiting side. There was a steeply rising delivery from Thisara Perera that Ajinkya Rahane (31 in 47 balls) fended to Jayawardena at first slip. And there was big miscommunication between Shikhar Dhawan and Ambati Rayudu that led to both ending up at the bowler’s end,… Read More →

Thirimanne and Chandimal called up for India series

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Media Release At a Selection Meeting held the following players have been selected for the 4th and 5th ODI s for the Sri Lanka tour of India. They will be replacing the players named at the bottom. 1.Lahiru Thirimanne 2.Dinesh Chandimal 3.Ajantha Mendis 4.Shaminda Eranga The above players will replace the following players. 1Kumar Sangakkara 2.Suraj Randiv 3.Upul Tharanga 4.Dhammika Prasad This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.

Angelo Mathews named captain of ICC Test Team of the Year

Angelo Mathews

ICC Media Release The ICC today announced its Test and ODI Teams of the Year, as chosen by a specially appointed selection panel chaired by the ICC’s Cricket Committee chairman and former India captain Anil Kumble. The announcement was made by Mr Kumble at a media conference at the ICC Headquarters in Dubai, where ICC Chief Executive David Richardson also announced the short-lists for the LG ICC Awards 2014. This year’s winners will be announced via a media release on 14 November, while a special TV show, which will recap the last year in world cricket and also include interviews with many nominees and winners, will be broadcast on 15 November. ICC Test Team of the Year 2014 (in batting order): David… Read More →

Sri Lanka ‘A’ Squad for 3rd ODI against Windies A

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Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held the following selections were made by the National Selectors with regard to the Sri Lanka ‘A’ Squad for the 3rd ODI Vs West Indies ‘A’ Team to be played at  SSC on the 5th of November 2014.   Lahiru Thirimanne (Captain) Dhanushka Gunathilaka Dimuth Karunaratne Dinesh Chandimal Kithuruwan Vithanage Thilina Kandamby Dilhara Fernando Bhanuka Rajapaksha P.L.R Sandakan Ramith Rambukwella Farveez Maharoof Sachith Pathirana Nisala Tharaka Dushmantha Chameera Ajantha Mendis This has been approved by the Hon. Minister of Sports.  

Opportunity for both India and Sri Lanka to claim number-one ODI ranking


ICC Media Release India and Sri Lanka go head to head in a five-ODI series in Cuttack on Sunday eyeing the number-one position on the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings. India currently sits in third position behind South Africa and Australia, and leads fourth-ranked Sri Lanka by two ratings points. However, if the home side wins the series by 4-1 or better, then it will jump to the top of the leaderboard. A 4-1 series win will put India at par with South Africa on 115 ratings points, but when the ratings are calculated beyond the decimal point, then it will be ranked number-one. A 5-0 sweep will mean India will take a two-point lead over South Africa. In contrast, the task for… Read More →

Sri Lanka Women’s tour of Pakistan 2015 – Squad for Training

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Media Release At Selection Committee Meeting held the Women’s National Selectors selected the below players for the pool of the Pakistan Tour 2015 to be played in Doha. Chamari Athapattu Prasadini Weerakkody Hasini Perera Lasanthi Madushani Nipuni Hansika Sanduni Abeywickrama Chamari Polgampola Shashikala Siriwardena Eshani Lokusuriya Chathurani Gunewardena Oshadhi Ranasingha Sripalee Weerakkody Ama Kanchana Nilakshi Silva Inoka Ranaweera Dilani Manodara Inoshi Fernando Rebecca Vandort Sugandhika kumari Udeshika Prabodhini Maduri Sammudhika Dinesha Jayasinghe Malsha Shehani

First turf wicket in the North opened today

Jaffna Turf Wicket Opening

Sri Lanka Cricket is proud to announce that the 1st ever Turf Wicket built in the North of Sri Lanka was opened today at 9.30 am. at St. Patrick’s College Jaffna by Chief Guest Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya and The Guests of Honour Secretary of SLC Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga, SF Commander General Udaya Perera, and the Principal of St. Partick’s College. The Blessing of the Turf was done by Jaffna Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr.Thomas Savundaranayagam. This turf wicket was a concept of Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya MP who together with Maj Gen. Udaya Perera & Brig. Thirinawu Karasu of SL Army made this a reality for the sportsmen of the North & East. Sri Lanka Cricket Executive Committee unanimously approved the expenditure of Rs. 3 million on… Read More →

First Turf Wicket in the North and East

Jaffna Turf Wicket

Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket is proud to announce that the 1st ever Turf Wicket built in the North of Sri Lanka will be opened tomorrow at 9.30 am. at St. Patrick’s College Jaffna. This turf wicket was a concept of Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya MP who together with Maj Gen. Udaya Perera & Brig. Thirinawu Karasu of SL Army made this a reality for the sportsman of the North & East. Sri Lanka Cricket Executive Committee unanimously approved the expenditure of Rs. 3 million on the Turf wicket & Rs. 5 million for the ground construction. SL Army played a major role by giving the manpower needed for this magnanimous venture. A T20 cricket match will be played to mark the opening… Read More →

SLC Executive Committee Decisions – October 27th 2014

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Media Release 1st ever Turf Wicket built by SLC in the North of Sri Lanka To mark the opening of the 1st ever Turf Wicket built by Sri Lanka Cricket at St. Patrick College Jaffna, the ExCo approved to play a cricket match consisting of former National Players such as Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya, Hashan Thilakaratne, Promodaya Wickramasinghe, Upul Chandana, etc.. in Jaffna. This will be a great opportunity for the players of the North & East to show their talent and get into the National Team in the future. Asian Games Gold Medal Winning Team to be Felicitated ExCo decided to felicitate the Men’s Cricket Team for winning the Gold Medal at the 17th Asian Games. Goodwill Gesture to the Visually Handicapped Cricket Association ExCo approved to facilitate… Read More →