Media Release 29th November; 2018 Ireland ‘’A’’ Team will arrive in Sri Lanka on the 30th of December, 2018 to play 02 Four Day Games and 05 ODI’s vs Sri Lanka ‘’A’’ Team. The tour schedule is given below. Ireland A Team Tour to Sri Lanka 2018/19 Date Day Activity Venue 30th December 2018 Sunday Ireland Team Arrives 2nd January 2019 Wednesday 2-day warm-up match SSC – Colombo 3rd January 2019 Thursday 6th January 2019 Sunday 1st Four Day Game MCG – Katunayake 7th January 2019 Monday 8th January 2019 Tuesday 9th January 2019 Wednesday 13th January 2019 Sunday 2nd Four Day Game MRICS – Hambantota 14th January 2019 Monday 15th January 2019 Tuesday 16th January 2019 Wednesday 19th January… Read More →
Media Release 28th November, 2018 Sri Lanka will Co-host the 50 over ‘Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2018’, along with Pakistan, which will have 8 teams, competing in two groups. Sri Lanka will host the group ‘’A’’ matches, knockout stage matches and the finals of the tournament; while Pakistan will host the group ‘’B’’ matches. The Group ‘A;’ of the tournament consists of Sri Lanka, India, Afghanistan and Oman; whilst the Group ‘B’ consist of Pakistan, Bangladesh; UAE and Hong Kong. The tournament will kick start with Group ‘B’ games commencing on the 06th December in Pakistan, while the matches in Sri Lanka will commence on the 07th December. Group ‘A’ Itinerary DATE MATCH VENUE 07th December, 2018 Sri Lanka… Read More →
Cricket and the Commonwealth are inextricably linked and almost perfectly aligned with 910 million of cricket’s one billion plus adult fans, says ICC CEO David Richardson • Video interview of David Richardson available for free download and editorial use on the Online Media Zone The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed it has submitted a bid for the inclusion of T20 women’s cricket into the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham 2022. The bid, which has been made in partnership with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), will see one of the world’s fastest growing women’s team sports apply to become part of the Commonwealth Games family. Cricket has made just one appearance at the Games previously, with men playing in 1998… Read More →
Media Release 25th November, 2018 Minister of Sports Honorable Faiszer Musthapa met with Mr. Graeme Labrooy and the rest of the members of the previous National Selection Panel this afternoon at his office and thanked them for the services rendered towards Sri Lanka Cricket, as national selectors. In the meantime; Honorable Minister, as per the recommendations of the Cricket Advisory Committee appointed a new National Selection Panel. The following are the members of the new Panel. Asantha De Mel – Chairman Brendon Kuruppu Hemantha Wickramaratne Chaminda Mendis. The first task of the new selection panel will be to select the squad for the upcoming New Zealand tour.
Sri Lanka will depart for New Zealand on the 04th December, 2018 to take part in 02 Test Matches, 03 ODIs and one off T20I. Tour Schedule Date Activity Venue Saturday, 8 December 2018 Warm Up Match McLean Park, Napier Sunday, 9 December 2018 Monday, 10 December 2018 Saturday, 15 December 2018 1st Test vs New Zealand Basin Reserve, Wellington Sunday, 16 December 2018 Monday, 17 December 2018 Tuesday, 18 December 2018 Wednesday, 19 December 2018 Wednesday, 26 December 2018 2nd Test vs New Zealand Hagley Oval, Christchurch Thursday, 27 December 2018 Friday, 28 December 2018 Saturday, 29 December 2018 Sunday, 30 December 2018 Thursday, 3 January 2019 1st ODI vs New Zealand Bay Oval, Mt. Maunganui D/N Saturday, 5 January… Read More →
Dinesh Chandimal, who missed the 2nd test due to an injury will not take part in the 3rd test match vs England, as he is still recovering from the injury. Accordingly, Dhanushka Gunathilake will come in as the replacement for Chandimal for the 3rd test match. Charith Asalanka; who was brought in for the 2nd test match in place of Chandimal, will not be a part of the squad for the next game. Suranga Lakmal will captain the 3rd Test Match.
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.
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 →
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 →
Media Release 11th November, 2018 Mr. Charith Senanayake, the Manager of the National Team tendered his resignation due to personal reasons. Accordingly, SLC decided to appoint Mr. Jeryl Woutersz as the Team Manager; with immediate effect.
Captain Dinesh Chandimal; who suffered a groin strain during the 1st day of the 1st test match will be out for two weeks. Charith Asalanka comes in as the replacement. Asalanka was not in the standby list. In the absence of Chandimal, the test team will be captained by Suranga Lakmal.
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.
Rangana Herath met the media this evening at Galle. He will play his final international game tomorrow in Galle Cricket Ground, when Sri Lanka takes on England in the 1st Test of the series.