Under 23 Division I – Player of the Week and Points Table

1st Week – Player of the week Pulina Tharanga – Runs 120, 5 wkts – Tamil Union C & AC           2nd Week – Player of the week Pawan Devinda – Runs 218  – NCC           3rd Week – Player of the week Minod Ranasinghe – Runs 187 – SSC         4th Week – Player of the week Dilanka Sandakan – Runs 76 & 7 Wkts  – Moors  

Moin Ud Dowlah Tournament in India – Sri Lanka Emerging vs Hyderabad Presidents XI

1st Match against Hyderabad President’s XI Sri Lanka Emerging vs Hyderabad Presidents XI Hyderabad won the toss and elected to bat 1st Innings – HBP 284/10 B Anirudh      117(185) H Agarwal      83(206) Vishwa Fernando    19-04-59-04 Kasun Rajitha          15-03-34-03 Amila Fernando        30-05-82-03 1st Inning – Sri Lanka 401/8 Kusal Mendis            156(210) Milinda Siriwardena   93(105) Lahiru Milantha          57*(54) Ahamed Quadri    15-01-62-04 T Ravi Teja           11-03-41-02 2nd Inning – HBP 284/4 B Anirudh 101(91) H Agarwal 61(63) Vishwa Fernando      10-00-64-02 Kasun Rajitha            12-00-97-1 Amila Aponso            09-00-60-01 Jefferey Vandasey    04-00-29-01 Target… Read More →

West Indies Test Squad For Sri Lanka

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WICB Media Release The West Indies Cricket Board announced on Friday a 15-member Test squad for the Tour of Sri Lanka next month. SQUAD Jason Holder (Captain) Kraigg Brathwaite (Vice Captain) Devendra Bishoo Jermaine Blackwood Carlos Brathwaite Darren Bravo Rajindra Chandrika Shane Dowrich Shannon Gabriel Shai Hope Denesh Ramdin Kemar Roach Marlon Samuels Jerome Taylor Jomel Warrican Team Management Unit Phil Simmons (Head Coach) Sir Richie Richardson (Team Operations Manager) Stuart Williams (Assistant Coach) Sir Curtly Ambrose (Assistant Coach) Andre Coley (Assistant Coach) C.J. Clark (Physiotherapist) Richard Berridge (Performance Analyst) Virgil Browne (Massage Therapist) Philip Spooner (Media Relations Manager) NOTES The WICB has announced that Jason Holder will be the new captain of the West Indies Test team. He replaces… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket Gym Project

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Sri Lanka Cricket under the Vision 15/15 of the Interim Committee, has been working on upgrading the Gym facilities for our National Cricketers in all of its International venues. This project is a vital aspect and will allow SLC to further develop the ‘Performance Environment’ of our National Cricketers. This project will also give the rural players opportunities to use the facilities at Zonal and District level in strength and conditioning in order to develop their ability to their highest level. Below is a summary of what the project will entail: · R Premedasa – Refurbish and Renovate the current facility to be a world class performance gym. This development will dramatically improve the quality of training for players who… Read More →

West Indies tour of Sri Lanka 2015 – Tour Itinerary

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Date Match Venue 1st Oct-Thu Arrival in Colombo 8th – 10th  Oct 3 day match SSC 14th  – 18th Oct 1st TEST GICS 22nd  – 26th Oct 2nd TEST P.SARA 29th Oct One day Practice Match COLTS  1st Nov-Sun 1st ODI( D/N) RPICS  4th Nov-Wed 2nd ODI( D/N) RPICS 7th Nov- Sat 3rd ODI (D/N) PKICS 9th Nov-Mon 1st T20 PKICS 12th Nov-Thu 2nd T20 RPICS 13th Nov- Fri Departure

Pakistan Under 19 tour of Sri Lanka 2015 – Tour Itinerary

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Sri Lanka will host Pakistan in an under 19 home series that comprises two 3-day matches and five one-day limited-over games in October. Match Fixture 04th – 06th Oct – 1st Three Day Match at MRICS, Hambantota 10th – 12th Oct – 2nd Three Day Match at MRICS, Hambantota 17th Oct – 1st One Day at MRICS, Hambantota 19th Oct – 2nd One Day at NCC, Colombo 21st Oct – 3rd One Day at SSC, Colombo 23rd Oct – 4th One Day at SSC, Colombo 25th Oct – 5th One Day at SSC, Colombo Sri Lanka Under-19 squad: Kaveen Bandara, Salinda Ushan, Thanuka Dabare, Sanogeeth Shanmuganathan, Sammu Ashan, Charith Asalanka, Pramod Maduwantha, Avishka Fernando, Sachintha Jayathilake, Vishard Randika, Navindu Nirmal, Lakshina… Read More →

Marvan Atapattu resigns

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Media Release We would like to inform you of the resignation of Mr. Marvan Atapattu from the post of Head Coach of the Sri Lanka Cricket Team which has been accepted by Sri Lanka Cricket. Mr. Atapattu was appointed to this position in October 2014, previously serving as the Batting Coach to the team from 2011 and as Interim Head Coach for a brief period from April 2014 after Mr.Paul Farbrace resigned. During this time, he has given of his time and service with the same professionalism that was his hallmark as an international cricketer. The high point of his career as coach must be the series victory against England in England in May/June 2014, when the Sri Lanka Cricket… Read More →

Under 15 ‘’Prima Cup’’ Inter District Tournament 2015 – Match Results

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Under 15 ‘’Prima Cup’’ Inter District Tournament – 2015 Match Results Date               – 29/08/2015 No – 1           Kandy Zone – 2 VsKegalle District   at PallekalleInternational Stadium Batting First :-Kandy Zone – ll Batting Second :- Kegalle District Kandy Zone – ll     280/5 in 50 overs KasunGunawardana  – 119 (4 x 17) 6 x 4) (131 B) ThikshaGunasinghe     – 76   Kegalla District      97 All out 31.1 Overs NirmanPathiharya                  – 20 SitumSajana                            – 18   KasunKarunathilaka                – 5/13N Pravithan                             – 2/17ShamashanaAbykoon              – 2/6   SadeepaLakshan                     – 2/48  Result :-Kandy Zone – ll Won by 183 Runs    Date               – 01/09/2015 No – 2           Colombo North Zone – 2 VsGampaha Zone – 1      at De Mazenod College ground Batting First :- Colombo… Read More →

White Ferns to host Sri Lanka in November – Match Fixture

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Having previously appeared in New Zealand only during the ICC Women’s World Cup in 2000, Sri Lanka is set to play five ODIs and three Twenty20 Internationals in New Zealand this November. In the first three of those ODIs, IWC points will be on the line. 2015/16 WHITE FERNS v Sri Lanka  3 November     ODI 1    Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln 5 November     ODI 2    Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln 7 November     ODI 3    Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln 10 November   ODI 4    Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln 13 November   ODI 5    Hagley Oval, Christchurch 15 November   T20i 1    Hagley Oval, Christchurch 20 November   T20i 2    Saxton Oval, Nelson 22 November   T20i 3    Saxton Oval, Nelson

SLC provides 24 Schools with Turf Covers

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Media Release The distribution ceremony of 24 Turf covers to Division 1 & 2 cricket playing Schools was held at Sri Lanka Cricket premise recently, with the participation of the representatives of the beneficiary schools. Chairman Sri Lanka Cricket Sidath Wettimuny, Secretary Schools Cricket Association Mr.Dilshan de Silva, Cheif Executive Officer SLC Ashley de Silva, Head of Cricket Operations SLC Carlton Bernardus were present to distribute the Turf Covers to the schools nominated by Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association. Speaking at the event Chairman SLC Sidath Wettimuny said that “Due to non availability of Turf pitch covers, most of the Under 19 cricket matches were affected during the rainy season in the past. No sooner SLSCA & SLC were informed… Read More →

Tharindu Kaushal reported with suspected illegal bowling action

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ICC Media Release Sri Lanka off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal has been reported with a suspected illegal bowling action during the third Test against India, which concluded at the Singhalese Sports Club in Colombo on Tuesday. The match officials’ report, which was handed over to the Sri Lanka management, cited concerns about the legality of the 22-year-old’s bowling action. Kaushal’s bowling action will now be scrutinised further under the ICC process relating to suspected illegal bowling actions reported in Tests, ODIs and T20Is. He is required to undergo testing within 14 days, and, during this period, Kaushal is permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the testing are known. Details of the ICC regulations for the review of… Read More →

Sri Lanka Women’s Squad for the tour of New Zealand 2015

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Media Release At a meeting of the National Women’s Selection Committee held on 1st September 2015, the following squad of 20 Players was selected for the Women’s Team tour of New Zealand which will take place from the 27th October to 23rd November 2015. 1                   Sashikala  Siriwardene (Captain) 2                   Chamari  Attapattu 3                   Prasadini Weerakkody 4                   Dilani  Manodara 5                   Eshani  Lokusuriya 6                   Inoka  Ranaweera 7                   Ama  Kanchana 8                   Suganthika  Kumari 9                   Maduri  Samuddhika 10                 Nipuni  Hansika 11                 Udeshika  Prabodini 12                 Oshadi  Ranasinghe 13                 Lasanthi  Madushani 14                 Sripali Weerakkody 15                 Hansini  Perera 16                 Rose Perera 17                 Anushka Sanjeewani 18                 Nilakshi Silva 19                 Kushanthi Liyanage 20                 Chamari Polgampola

Four players sanctioned for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during Colombo Test

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Three Sri Lanka players and India’s Ishant Sharma have been found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct in two separate incidents during the penultimate day’s play in the third Test against India at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) in Colombo. Dinesh Chandimal has been handed one Suspension Point* for breaching Article 2.2.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct, which relates to “inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with a Player”. This means Chandimal will miss Sri Lanka’s next One-Day International, which will be against the West Indies on 1 November at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The incident happened in the 76th over when Chandimal made deliberate physical contact with Sharma when India’s number-11 batsman was in the middle… Read More →

Ishant, Ashwin bowl India to rare series victory

Virat Kohli after winning the test series in Sri Lanka

Test match victories, especially overseas, don’t always come easy. Test series wins away from home come even harder. India walked the hard road to success at the SSC ground, quelling formidable resistance from the indefatigable Angelo Mathews to script a come-from-behind series win on Sri Lankan soil. Not since Mohammad Azharuddin’s Class of 1993 had an India side returned home from the Emerald Isle with a series win to its name. Not since Sourav Ganguly’s Class of 2001 had India fought back from 0-1 down to emerge victorious in a three-Test series. Both boxes were ticked emphatically, Virat Kohli crowning his first full series as captain by leading India to a hard-earned 117-run victory in the final Test on a… Read More →