Sri Lanka marks 70 years of independence and Sri Lanka Cricket’s 70th anniversary 15th March 2017, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket together with the Board of Control for Cricket in India and the Bangladesh Cricket Board today announced the Nidahas Trophy 2018 – a Tri-Nation series that will see neighboring countries India, Bangladesh and host Sri Lanka compete in a series between March 15th and 31st next year to commemorate Sri Lanka’s 70th year of independence. “We look forward to playing the Nidahas Trophy in Sri Lanka next year as it not only coincides with the 70th year of Independence of our nation but the 70th anniversary of Sri Lanka Cricket,” said President of Sri Lanka Cricket Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala. “We… Read More →
The first day of the second test match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the P.Saravanamuttu Stadium will be a historic event which will see the Bangladesh national team marking its 100th match in test history. Sri Lanka Cricket plans to mark the occasion with a medal awarding ceremony which will be graced by the Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan Papon. “We would like to recognise the participating teams and give the team medals before the game for playing this match. This is a historic occasion for Bangladesh and we are happy that they are sharing it us with,” said President Sri Lanka Cricket Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala. Commenting on the performance of the team he added that the Bangladesh… Read More →
A supplier who had supplied Sri Lanka Cricket with a stock of sub-standard nets, had been blacklisted with immediate effect and payments would not be made until a new stock is supplied, Treasurer of Sri Lanka Cricket Shammi Silva said. He also added that the supplier will no longer be permitted to participate in future tenders. The supplier in question is said to have followed stringent protocol procedures and had even produced samples which were in line with the necessary requirements. However upon inspection it was revealed that he had supplied inferior nets. The management of SLC has halted all payments and has requested the supplier to resupply the correct nets. The substandard ones would be removed indefinitely.
Home side captain becomes most successful left-arm spinner as Bangladesh goes down by 259 runs in first Test Rangana Herath became the most successful left-arm spinner in Test cricket history as Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by 259 runs in the first Test in Galle on Saturday (March 11). Herath picked up 6 for 59 as Bangladesh was 197 all out in its chase of an improbable 457-run target to help the home side go 1-0 up in the two-match series. The Bangladesh batsmen cut a sorry figure, unable to counter Sri Lanka’s relentless spin attack on the final day. Resuming on 67 for no loss and needing 390 runs more for victory on the final day, Bangladesh lost Soumya Sarkar,… Read More →
Sri Lanka Cricket’s (unaudited) financial statements for the year 2016 have demonstrated a steady upward trend characterized by greater accountability, transparency and financial discipline. “We had a very successful first year in office. 2016 saw a combination of unprecedented milestone and well met challenges. When we took over, we were up against a budgeted cash deficit of Rs. 320 million for 2016 as envisaged by the Interim Committee. We saw this as a challenge and spearheaded initiatives to increase our revenue whilst curtailing our expenditure,” President of Sri Lanka Cricket Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala said. He added that the organization had to take drastic measures to curtail expenses whilst prioritizing the national team and investing in avenues that would pay dividends… Read More →
7 th March 2017, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket has announced the names of the 14 players who will form the OD squad which will play the 4th and 5th One-day games against the England Lions. The team captained by right-handed batsman Ashan Priyanjan will consist of the following players: Dhanushka Gunathilaka, Ron Chandraguptha, Sadeera Samarawickrama (WK), Angelo Perera, Charith Asalanka, Irosh Samarakkody, Lahiru Madushanka, Dhusmantha Chameera, Vikum Sanjaya, Dasun Shanaka, Chathuranga de Silva, Sanjaya Chathuranga, Ramith Rambukwella. The England Lions tour of Sri Lanka began on 17th February. The 4th One-day (OD) is scheduled to take place at CCC on 9th March while the 5 th and final OD will also be at the same venue on 11th March.