Sri Lanka Cricket Triangular in Kandy – Squads

Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the Teams for the Triangular to be played in Kandy in preparation for the ICC Champions Trophy to be played in England and the Sri Lanka ‘A’ tour to West Indies. The 3 Teams that will take part in the said Triangular are as follows. SRI LANKA TEAM : Upul Tharanga, Shehan Jaysuriya, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal, Thilina Kandambi, Chamara Kapugedera, Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Hearth, Nuwan Kulasekera, Shaminda Eranga, Chanaka Welagedera, Milinda Siriwardena, Ferveez Maharoof, Kusal Mendis, S Silojen SRI LANKA ‘A’ : Udara Jayasundara, Dilshan Munaweera, Anjelo Perera, Kithruwan Vithanage, Ashan Priyanjana, Niroshan Dickwella, Ramith Rambukwella, Seekuge Prasanna, Ishan Jayarathna, Suranga Lakmal, Vimukthi Perera, Lahiru Jayaratne, P H T Kaushal, Yasoda Lanka, S Sanjeewan SRI LANKA COMBINED: Dimuth Karunaratna, Mahela Udawatta, Jehan Mubarak, Sachithra Serasinghe, Kaushal Silva, Chaturanga De Silva,… Read More →

Sri Lanka Team for ICC Champions Trophy 2013

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the following squad was selected to represent the Sri Lanka National Team at the ICC Champions Trophy matches to be played in England in June 2013. 1.             Angelo Mathews(Capt) 2.              Dinesh Chandimal(Vice Capt) 3.             T M Dilshan 4.              Kusal Janith Perera 5.              Kumar Sangakkara 6.              Mahela Jayawardena 7.              Lahiru Thirimanne 8.              Jeevan Mendis 9.              Thisara Perera 10.            Lasith Malinga 11.            Rangana Herath 12.            Nuwan Kulasekera 13.            Shaminda Eranga 14.            Sachithra Senanayake 15.            Chanaka Welagedera The Minister of Sports Hon. Mahindananda Aluthgamage has approved the above team.

Dimuth Karunaratne to lead SL ‘A’ in two Tests in WI

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the following squad was selected to represent the Sri Lanka ‘A’ Team and the Officials for the 02 Test matches to be played in the West Indies in July 2013. 1.                        Dimuth Karunarathne   (Capt) 2.                        Angelo Perera                   (Vice Capt) 3.                        Udara Jayasundera 4.                        Kithruwan Withanage 5.                        Ashan Priyanjana 6.                        Kaushal Silva 7.                        Chathuranga de Silva 8.                        Niroshan Dickwella 9.                        P H D Kaushal 10.                    Malinda Pushpakumara 11.                    Suranga Lakmal 12.                    Madura Lakmal 13.                    Lahiru Gamage 14.                    Ishan Jayaratne 15.                    Vimukthi Perera Officials 1.                     Jayantha Seneviratne                    Manager 2.                     Romesh Kaluwitharana               Head Coach 3.                     Champaka Ramanayake     … Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket Talent Search in the North & East 2013

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that  ’SLC Coaching Department’ will be conducting the below mentioned programs during the month of ‘May’ as per the below schedule. The (2) day program consists of the below mentioned. 1st Day * Talent Search Program (Age Group 14/15/16 Morning, Age Group 17/18/19 Afternoon) * Schools ‘Masters In Charge’ Program, conducted by ‘Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association’ (Morning – Classroom Session) 2nd Day * Coach Education Program – Full Day (for Cricket Coaches in those respective Districts) The ‘Provincial & District Coaches’ along with ‘Manager – Provinces’ will assist the Coaching Department in conducting the above mentioned programs. …………………………………………………………………………………………. Date – 8th & 9th May 2013 Venue – St Johns College, Jaffna Time – 9.00am to… Read More →

Presentation of the Overview of SLC to the Newly appointed ExCo

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the newly appointed Executive Committee of SLC met today for the first time at SLC. President of Sri Lanka Cricket Mr. Jayantha Dharmadasa welcomed the new committee together with Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga. At the outset of this meeting the Actg. CEO Mr. Ashley De Silva presented to the new committee an overview of the cricket activities, the current structure and the way forward based on SLC’s 4 year strategic plan leading upto the 2015 World Cup. The following topics were covered in detail: Organizational Structure, Finance,  Marketing & Administration, Coaching & Cricket Operations. He also emphasized the importance of exploring  the possibility of providing the following facilities at our International Stadiums… Read More →

CT 2013 Preparation: National Team, Sri Lanka “A” & Combined XI to play a triangular

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Press Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that in place of the scheduled Inter Provincial 4 day tournament, it has been decided to play a triangular consisting of the National Team, Sri Lanka “A” Team & a Combined XI Team which will take place in Pallakelle International Cricket Stadium Kandy as per the attached schedule, in preparation for the upcoming Champions Trophy to be played in England, Also please note that the 1st round of matches with be played as Day games and the 2nd round matches will be played as Day & Night games together with the Final which will be played on the 20th of May 2013 in Pallakelle. Date Match Venue 11th May Travel to Kandy  … Read More →

Sri Lanka ‘A’ team tour of West Indies 2013 – Preparation Squad

Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that in preparation for the Sri Lanka “A” tour of West Indies during the month of May -June 2013, Sri Lanka “A” team will play two matches with a combined XI on the 23rd & 24th April 2013 and again on the 29th & 30th April 2013 at R.Premadasa Stadium. The National Selectors nominated the following squad in order to select the team for the Sri Lanka ‘A’ Team tour of West Indies. 1.    Ashen Silva 2.    Udara Jayasundara 3.     Shehan Jayasooriya 4.     Dimuth Karunaratne 5.     Angelo Perera 6.     Kithruwan Vithanage 7.     Ashen Priyanjana 8.     Yashoda Lanka 9.     Dushmantha Sameera 10.   Kasun Madushanka 11.   Lahiru Gamage 12.   Madura lakmal 13.   Imran Khan 14.   Vishwa Fernando 15.   Madawa Warnapura 16.   Ishan Jayaratna 17.   Vimukthi Perera 18.   Lahiru Jayaratna 19.   Pabasara Waduge 20.   Niroshan… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket Annual General Meeting 2013

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the Annual General Meeting was held successfully today at BMICH and the following were duly elected to their respective posts. President – Jayantha Dharmadasa Vice Presidents – K. Mathivanan & Mohan De Silva Secretary – Nishantha Ranatunga Asst. Secretary – Hirantha Perera Treasurer – Nuski Mohamed Asst. Treasurer – Ajita Pasqual Tour Organizing Committee; Chairman – One of the Vice Presidents Secretary – Nishantha Ranatunga Chandra Rodrigo Anil De Silva Roland Perera Jayantha Jayaweera Saminda Cooray Tournament Committee: Chairman – Roshan Iddamalgoda Secretary – Kavindra Liyanage Manuja Kariyapperuma Samantha Bandara Upali Seneviratne Umpires Committee: Chairman – ARM. Aroos Secretary – Hiran Jayamanne Gajaba Pitigala Jayantha Paranathala Lal Ranasinghe Sponsorship Committee: Chairman – One… Read More →

AGM on 16th at BMICH

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the venue for the Annual General Meeting (AGM)  of Sri Lanka Cricket to be held on the 16th April 2013 has been changed from SLC Headquarters to the ” SBMEC Auditorium” of the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) located at Bauddhaloka Mawatha Colombo 07, The AGM will commence at 10.30 am on the 16th of April 2013 at the aforesaid venue.

30 Member Pool for ICC Champions Trophy

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Sri Lanka Cricket announces the following 30 member pool for the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 scheduled to be played in England from June 6, 2013. The players are: 1.       T.M Dilshan 2.       Kusal Janith Perera 3.       Upul Tharanga 4.       Kumar Sangakkara 5.       Mahela Jayawardana 6.       Angelo Mathews 7.       Lahiru Thirimanne 8.       Dinesh Chandimal 9.       Kithruwan Vithanage 10.   Angelo Perera 11.   Shehan Jayasuriya 12.   Chamara Kapugedara 13.   Thilina Kandambhy 14.   Lasith Malinga 15.   Nuwan Kulasekara 16.   Thisara Perera 17.   Shaminda Eranga 18.   Suranga Lakmal 19.   Farveez Maharoof 20.   Chanaka Welagedara 21.   Ishara Jayaratne 22.   Dilhara Lokuhettige 23.   Rangana Herath 24.   Ajantha Mendis 25.   Jeevan Mendis 26.   Dilruwan Perera 27.   Milinda Silriwardana 28.   Malinga Bandara 29.   Seekuge Prasanna 30. Sachithra Senanayake

Letter from SLC President to the Maha Sangha

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Press Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform that upon receiving several communications from the Maha Sangha regarding Sri Lankan Cricketers representation in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Mr. Upali Dharmadasa – President Sri Lanka Cricket has responded to the concerns expressed. Mr. Dharmadasa gave a full details of the discussions that took place with the Board of Control for Cricket in India & all other matters with regard to the IPL 2013. It was also mentioned that certain players had signed their contracts a few years back and the new contracts were signed in the beginning of this year. In his letter the President of SLC also outlined the discussions that SLC had with the Ministry of Sports together with the Ministry of External Affairs pertaining to Player safety. It… Read More →

Dinesh Chandimal rejects IPL offer

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform the general public that Sri Lanka’s T20 Captain Dinesh Chandimal has turned down an offer to Play in the Indian Premier League due to his Personal Reasons. He was offered to play in the IPL a few days back as a replacement for anotherInternational player and Dinesh has decided not to accept the offer as he had made prior arrangements and is working on his batting technique with the batting coach before he embarks for the ICC Champions Trophy in England. He is also concentrating on his studies which he bagan prior to this offer from IPL and he intends to conclude his study course during this period.

Jayantha Dharmadasa nominated for SLC presidency

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that at the Executive Committee meeting held today, Mr Jayantha Dharmadasa was nominated as the next President of SLC in accordance with the SLC Constitution, since all three previous nominees were deemed ineligible. Mr. Jayantha Dharmadasa has given his consent to be the President in a letter to the Executive Committee of SLC. The Minister of Sports Hon. Mahindananda Aluthgamage had previously given his approval for Mr. Jayantha Dharmadasa to contest the post of President of Sri Lanka Cricket.

No Objection Certificates (NOC) issued to the players for IPL

Press Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that discussions were held with the Minister of Sports this morning regarding the release of the Sri Lanka players for the IPL 2013.  Based on a note sent by the Minister of External Affairs regarding the safety of players and reports appearing in the electronic and print media, it was decided that the No Objection Certificates (NOC) issued to the players be restricted to exclude their appearance at any venue in the state of Tamilnadu and also to obtain the Players’ personal opinion on their willingness to participate in the event. At the initial stages, SLC liaised with the BCCI and obtained Safety Guarantees for their participation and conveyed their assurances to each… Read More →

SLC receives safety assurance from BCCI

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With regard to the prevailing situation in India, Sri Lanka Cricket has written to the President and to the Secretary of Board of Control of Cricket in India and received assurances that the BCCI will take all necessary steps to ensure that the players feel safe and action will be taken to ensure that the players’ safety is paramount. BCCI also stated that they are monitoring the situation closely and will take necessary action as and when required, to request teams not to bring Sri Lankan players to Tamil Nadu if the situation escalates. Further Sri Lanka Cricket has written to the Ministry of External Affairs through the Ministry of Sports seeking advice on the prevailing situation.