Fawad Alam will lead the Pakistan A one-day and four-day squad on their month-long tour of Sri Lanka. Pakistan A are scheduled to play three one-day and as many four-day games between April 26 and May 23. Pakistan ‘A’ Squad–4 day Matches: Shaan Masood, Khurram Manzoor, Umar Siddiq, Umar Amin (vice-captain), Ali Waqas, Usman Salahuddin, Ali Asad, Immad Wasim, Fawad Alam (captain), Zafar Gohar, Shahzaib Ahmed, Adnan Akmal (wicket-keeper), Mir Hamza, Bilawal Bhatti, Shehzad Azam, Imran Khan. Standbyes: Zia-ul-Haq, Saad Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Naeemuddin. Pakistan ‘A’ – One-day Squad: Khurram Manzoor, Umer Siddiq, Mukhtar Ahmed, Umar Amin (vice-captain), Fawad Alam (captain), Ali Waqas, Saad Nasim, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Israrullah, Immad Wasim, Zafar Gohar, Shahzaib Ahmed, Mir Hamza, Bilawal Bhatti, Ehsan Adil, Tabish… Read More →
Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara has picked up an Outstanding Contribution to Sport award at the fifth annual Asian Awards in London last Friday. Sangakkara was presented with his award by former England footballer Gary Lineker at the global celebration of Pan-Asian excellence at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. The 37-year-old Sangakkara is the second Sri Lankan to win the award after Muttiah Muralitharan who won it in 2011. The Asian Awards recognise and reward outstanding achievements across 11 categories and are open to individuals born (or with direct family origins in) throughout Asia including India, China, Pakistan, Japan, etc. The phenomenal cricketer was chosen as the wicketkeeper in the ICC Team of Cricket World Cup 2015. Sangakkara was also named… Read More →
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 above captioned tour. ODI Squad: Dhanushka Gunathilake Dhananjaya De Silva Kusal Janith Perera Shehan Jayasuriya Ashan Priyanjana Kithuruwan Vithanage Milinda Siriwardena Asela Guneratne Lahiru Madhushanka P.H.T. Kaushal Lakshan Sandakan Lahiru Gamage Dushmanta Chameera Binura Fernando Nisala Tharaka Stand By: Denuwan Rajakaruna Nilanka Premartne Udara Jayasundara Test Squad: Dhananjaya De Silva Udara Jayasundara Madhawa Warnapura Ashan Priyanjan Kithuruwan Vithanage Roshen Silva Kusal Janith Perera P.H.T. Kaushal Malinda Pushpakumara Lahiru Gamage Dushmantha Chameera Vishnu Fernando Nisala Tharaka Kasun Madhshanka Asela Gunaratne Stand By: Denuwan Rajakaruna Geoffrey Vandersay Romesh Buddhika The Hon.Minister has approved the above.
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that the following have been appointed to the National Selection Committee – Women’s Cricket with effect from 10th of April 2015. Vinothan John- Chairman Varuna Waragoda Uvais Karanain The above names were proposed by the Interim Committee and have been ratified by Hon. Navin Dissanayake Minister of Tourism & Sports. In addition to the above, former National Captain of the Women’s Team of Sri Lanka, Ms. Vanessa De Silva has been appointed as the Manager of the Women’s National Team for the forthcoming in bound tour of West Indies.
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that Jeryl (Jerry) Woutersz have been appointed as the National Team Manager with effect from 1st of May 2015. A former first class cricketer, Jeryl (Jerry) Woutersz has been appointed for the In Bound Tours of Pakistan & India to Sri Lanka.
Badureliya SC 176/4 (20) Gihan Rupasinghe 74*, Milinda Siriwardena 66, Upul Bandara 2/28, Binura Fernando 2/32 Vs SSC 166/9 (20) Chamara Kapugedara 36, Thilina Kandamby 35, Dasun Shanaka 28, Kasun Rajitha 4/26, Andy Solomans 4/32 Badureliya Sports Club innings (20 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR DNA Athulathmudali c Kandamby b Fernando 0 1 0 0 0.00 RJI Udayanga c Vandersay b Fernando 7 9 1 0 77.77 RJMGM Rupasinghe not out 74 56 6 2 132.14 WAS Niroshan† c Senanayake b Jayasena 11 12 0 1 91.66 TAM Siriwardana* c Vandersay b Jayasena 66 37 4 5 178.37 MSS Jayawickrama not out 13 5 1 1 260.00 Extras (lb 2, w 3) 5 Total (4 wickets; 20 overs) 176… Read More →
Sri Lanka great Kumar Sangakkara has been named the cricketer of the year in the 2015 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack. Sangakkara joined India’s Virender Sehwag as the only two players to be named as Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World for a second occasion. The 37-year-old left-hand batsman and wicketkeeper won the award after a stellar 2014 that saw him score an all-time record 2,868 international runs in the calendar year, including a triple century. His feats, which added to an already brilliant career, included a man-of-the-match performance in Sri Lanka’s World Twenty20 final win over India last year. Sangakkara also scored his first Test hundred at Lord’s last season, a century that came during Sri Lanka’s Test series win over England…. Read More →
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that the following have been appointed to the National Selection Committee with effect from the 8th of April 2015. Kapila Wijegoonewardene – Chairman Amal Silva Brendon Kuruppu Hemantha Wickramaratne The above names were proposed by the Interim Committee and have been ratified by Hon. Navin Dissanayake Minister of Tourism & Sports.
Former Sri Lanka cricketer Sidath Wettimuny assumed duties as chairman of the new Sri Lanka Cricket interim committee on Wednesday. Prior to assuming duties, Wettimuny attended a media briefing at SLC alongside Minister of Sports Navin Dissanayake and the other members of the interim committee.
The Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club (SLPACC) won the Premier League Championship organised by Sri Lanka Cricket. SLPACC recorded outright victories in the first round with CCC, SSC, SARASANS and Chilaw Marians and also won by first inning with the matches between Moors and SL Army teams. SLPACC lost only to the Bloomfield in the Super Eight and recorded outright victories with Tamil Union and Baduraliya team. In the deciding math for the championship SLPA CC beat formidable NCC by 193 runs. Asahn Priyanjana and Dhanajaya De Silva made scores exceeding 700 runs in the series and spinner Malinda Pusphpakumara ended the tournament on a high note taking record breaking tally of 70 wickets in 10 wickets. Tharindu Kaushal, who completed… Read More →
Brendon McCullum named captain of the side that includes five New Zealanders The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the team of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 with Brendon McCullum as its captain. McCullum was chosen as the captain following his aggressive, innovative and inspirational leadership during the 44-day tournament that was the cornerstone of his team’s progression to the final where it lost to Australia by seven wickets. In doing so, McCullum also scored 328 runs in nine matches with four half-centuries at a strike-rate of 188.50. The team was chosen by a select group of experts* who were given the task of picking a balanced side on the basis of performances in the tournament. Statistics were used… Read More →
Media Release National Selectors at a meeting held selected the following 28 players for the ODI and 4 day pool. It was decided to prune it down to 15 players each by the end of this month separately for both the ODI and 4 day format. Kusal Janith Perera Dhanushka Gunathilaka Udara Jayasundara Niroshan Dickwella Ashan Priyanjan Kithuruwan Vithanage Roshen Silva Madawa Warnapura Romesh Buddika Shehan Jayasuriya Milinda Siriwardana Sachith Pathirana Lahiru Madushanka PHT Kaushal Seekkuge Prasanna Malinga Pushpakumara Sandakan Lakshan Lahiru Gamage Nisala Tharaka Dushmantha Chameera Vishwa Fernando Kasun Madusanka Binura Fernando Nilanka Premaratne Dhananjaya De Silva Kaushal Gajasinghe Denuwan Rajakaruna Kusal Mendis
It is with deep regret that Sri Lanka Cricket announces the passing of Mr. Kavindra Liyanage, Secretary Tournament Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket and Treasurer of Colombo District Cricket Association. Born on 19th February 1960, Kavindra attended St John’s College, Nugegoda, Lumbini Vidyalaya & Isipathana College Colombo which he Captained the 1st XI Cricket Team in 1977/78. He was elected Secretary of Nugegoda Sports and Welfare Club in the year 1990 and held that post until his passing away. Kavindra leaves behind his wife Sriya Liyanage Son Avishka Liyanage & Daughter Charini Liyanage His mortal remains lie at 480/7, Homagama Road, Athurugiriya. Funeral will take place on Monday 23rd March at Borella Cemetery. His name would certainly go down in… Read More →