Nishan Peiris included in the Test squad

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  Akila Dananjaya Akila Dananjaya is scheduled to travel to Australia on the 20th November (tonight), 2018 to take part in the ‘’Bowling Action Assessment” The test will take place on the 23rd November at the National Cricket Center, Brisbane. ·         Nishan Peiris included in the test squad In place of Akila Dananjaya, the selectors have included Spinner Nishan Peiris into the Sri Lanka Test Squad to face England in the 3rd Test Match.

Sri Lanka Women beats Bangladesh Women in the World Cup T20 to stay alive in the tournament

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Bangladesh missed out on their best chance of ensuring automatic qualification for the next edition of the tournament as their batting disintegrated in a chase of 98. Only two batters made it into double figures, as the batters undid some fine work from the bowlers, in particular Jahanara Alam. Shashikala Siriwardene took two wickets for Sri Lanka after top scoring with the bat, and skipper Chamari Athapaththu took three after failing. But the dents in Bangladesh’s chase were made by the left arm swing of Udeshika Prabhodani, who took two wickets in her first over. Then the spinners shared the spoils, bowling 75 dots in the innings as Bangladesh never recovered from those early blows. Earlier, Jahanara Alam’s three wickets… Read More →

Advisory Committee to SLC’s Interim Administration

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Media Release 12th November, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the appointment of an Advisory Committee to SLC’s Interim Administration, which came into effect from 09th November, 2018. The new committee will assist the Competent Authority, until an election is held to elect officer bearers to SLC. Appointed under the instructions of Minister of Sports Honorable Faiszer Musthapa, the committee, consist of Mr. Dinal Philips, PC; Mr. Samantha Rajapaksa, Mr. Mohamed Hisham Jamaldeen; Mr. Ranil Pathirana and Mr. Lasantha Wickremasinghe; as members. The new committee will provide guidelines for the SLC Management to continue its operations unhindered, whilst it will also focus on inculcating “Corporate and Operational Efficiency” to SLC operations, going forward. In the meantime, the recently appointed… Read More →

Dinesh Chandimal suffered a groin strain during the 1st day of the 1st test

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Dinesh Chandimal  Skipper Dinesh Chandimal suffered a groin strain during the 1st day of the ongoing 1st test match played between Sri Lanka and England at the Galle Cricket Stadium.  He is currently under observation and is not yet ruled out of the game.  Galle Test Match Tickets sold out Tickets for all 5-days of the ongoing 01st test match; played at the Galle International Cricket Stadium is already sold out.

SLC appoints three committees

Media Release 05th November, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the appointment of the following three committees under the instructions of the Minister of Sports, Honorable Faiszer Musthapa; who made the decision in concurrence with the controlling clubs of the SLC, following a discussion, he had with them. Furthermore, SLC and its controlling clubs will continue the dialogue on this and include further members to the following committees; if deemed necessary. The following committee’s will function, until an Annual General Meeting of the SLC is conducted, and an elected body is constituted. CRICKET ADVISORY COMMITTEE Michael J De Soyza – (Singhalese Sports Club) Ken De Alwis – (Singhalese Sports Club) Chandika Hathurusinghe – National Cricket Coach of Sri Lanka… Read More →

ICC ODI Rankings: Dananjaya and Dickwella on the charge

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Dubai, 2 November 2018 HOPE, HETMYER, CHAHAL, DANANJAYA AND JADEJA ON THE CHARGE Top-ranked Kohli moves to 899 points to lead second-ranked Sharma by 28 points; Bangladesh trio also makes impressive gains Valuable ranking points up for grabs in upcoming series between Australia and South Africa, and Pakistan and New Zealand Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer are the biggest gainers in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Player Rankings for ODI Batters, which were released on Friday morning following the conclusion of the series between India and the Windies, and also takes into account the Sri Lanka versus England and the Bangladesh versus Zimbabwe series. Hope scored 250 runs in the series at 62.50 and has been rewarded with a jump… Read More →

Nuwan Zoysa sent on compulsory leave

Media Release 31st October, 2018 Following ICC charged Nuwan Zoysa under the Anti-Corruption Code, Sri Lanka Cricket decided to send him on compulsory leave with immediate effect. Zoysa is working as a bowling coach at the SLC. In the meantime, Sri Lanka Cricket has started work towards establishing a fully-fledged anti-corruption unit in the country. Already SLC held two dialogues with the International Cricket Council to seek its support towards this move. As another forward step, The Competent Authority of the SLC Mr. Kamal Pathmasiri; SLC CEO, Mr. Ashley De Silva and Deputy Solicitor General of the AG’s Department Sumathi Dharmawardena will travel to UK; in the near future; to meet the UK’s Chief Prosecutor; to discuss the modality of… Read More →

Pathum Nissanka hospitalized after hit on the helmet while fielding

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Pathum Nissanka Batsman Pathum Nissanka, who was playing for the Board XI in the 1st practice game vs England, played at the NCC Ground was hospitalized this evening, after he was hit on the helmet, while fielding at the Short Leg. He was immediately rushed to the hospital and was given specialist medical attention. While an MRI scan showed that the player is out of danger. However, he will remain in the hospital for 24 hours on observation status, following medical advice.