SLC donates Rs. 1.6Mn. for Association of Cricket Umpires office complex

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The Association of Cricket Umpires (ACU) realized a long felt dream of getting a headquarters office of its own after 74 years, Friday September 22. The ceremonial opening took place on an auspicious note with the President of the Association of Cricket Umpires, Member of Parliament, Dr. Buddhika Pathirana and its 744 strong membership attending with a special feature being the President of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), Thilanga Sumathipla as the Chief Guest. A highlight was the donation of Rs.1.6 million by Sri Lanka Cricket towards the setting up of the office complex. The cheque was handed over by SLC president to the ACU Treasurer, Roshan Dhammika soon after the opening. Making the welcome speech, Located at the P. Saravanamuththu… Read More →

ICC ACU has commenced a preliminary inquiry with regard to various allegations that had been circulating in the recent past

Sri Lanka Cricket today (24) confirmed that the ICC ACU has commenced a preliminary inquiry in Colombo with regard to various allegations that had been circulating in the recent past. At a meeting held last evening (23) at SLC Headquarters the Executive Committee issued a directive to all SLC officials and employees to extend their fullest cooperation providing any and all information required in order to assist the ACU in a thorough inquiry. Commenting on the inquiry, SLC Chief Executive Officer Ashley de Silva stated: “We are most pleased that the ICC ACU has decided to initiate this inquiry. We request all those who have any information to come forward and help with this inquiry by declaring all their information… Read More →

Prima Under 15 Inter Provincial Tournament – 22nd & 23rd Sep Match summery

Uva Province 195/9 (50) Lasen Kenula 81*, Salith Basnayake 26, Trevin Amarasingha 24, Shevon Nimantha 5/24, Manula Gethmina 2/29 Vs Eastern Province 122 (36.1) Shevon Nimantha 56, Kavindu Lakshan 6/23, Lasen Kenula 3/10 UVA WON BY 73 RUNS At Irrigation Grounds, Rathmalana – 50 Over Match (Toss – Eastern)  ________________________________________________________________________________ Western Province Central 181/7 (50) Amitha Dabare 70, Bhavantha Harith 30*, Manendra Jayathilaka 27*, Dinuka Rupasingha 24, Thushara Madushan 4/33 Vs Western Province North Outer 132 (46.3) Sihina Sithumina 28*, Shakthi Udara 2/20, Sampath Nissanka 2/22 WESTERN PROVINCE CENTRAL WON BY 49 RUNS At Bandaragama Grounds – 50 Over Match (Toss – WP Central)   ________________________________________________________________________________ Southern Province 299 (49.5) Navodh Paranavithana 100, Pawan Sandesh 76, P Dinoshan 3/55, P Jathurshan 2/37, D Danicias 2/72 Vs… Read More →

National cricketers refute Pramodya’s baseless allegations; request SLC for inquiry

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22nd September 2017 The national cricketers including 40 contracted players have called for an immediate inquiry in to certain ‘shocking’ allegations made by former Sri Lanka cricketer and selector, Pramodya Wickremasinghe insinuating unnatural and mysterious match patterns. The cricketers, in a petition signed by all including both captains Dinesh Chandimal and Upul Tharanga to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), have drawn attention in to what they say was shockingly disparaging and hurtful statements by Wickremasinghe to a private television station that tend to give the general public a suspicious impression about them. The players have drawn exception to Wickremasinghe’s ‘serious’ allegations highlighting nine issues that unnatural and mysterious match patterns take place. They have refuted the allegations as totally baseless and… Read More →

Blessings from SLC President, cricketers who receive Sports Festival torch

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The country’s ongoing 41st National Sports Festival is the rage these days, and it took on the pomp and pageantry associated with this colorful annual event as the torch wended its way through the city metropolis to the Ministry of Sports. The spotlight of this traditional showpiece did attract the cricket loving fraternity as well who were lined up to shower their blessings on the grand spectacle. Some of the national cricketers were on hand with Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) President, Thilanga Sumathipala showing the way. Here, they are pictured opposite the SLC headquarters receiving the torch bearers.

Sri Lanka Test Squad against Pakistan announced

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Colombo, 20th September 2017 Sri Lanka has declared the following Test Squad ahead of their 2 Test series against Pakistan commencing on the 28th of September in Abu Dhabi, UAE next week. Dinesh Chandimal – Captain, Lahiru Thirimanna – Vice Captain, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kaushal Silva, Kusal Mendis, Sadheera Samarawickrema, Roshen Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Rangana Herath, Lakshan Sandakan, Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Vishva Fernando, Lahiru Gamage. Standby: Dhananjaya De Silva, Jeffery Vandersay, Akila Dananjaya, Lahiru Kumara, Dasun Shanaka.

Sri Lanka qualify for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

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ICC Media Release The 1996 champions join hosts England, Australia, Bangladesh, India, New Zealand, Pakistan and South Africa to progress automatically for the ICC’s pinnacle 50-over event The Windies can still qualify for the World Cup by finishing in the top two of next year’s ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier Sri Lanka have qualified for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 after the Windies lost the first ODI against England at Old Trafford on Tuesday. With 30 September 2017 set as the cut-off date for automatic qualification for the ICC’s pinnacle 50-over tournament, the Windies (78 points) now cannot move ahead of Sri Lanka (86 points) on the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings irrespective of how their remaining matches against England… Read More →

New Selections Panel announced

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Colombo, 19th September 2017 Sri Lanka Cricket today (19) announced the newly appointed panel of Selectors as ratified by the Minister of Sport, Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekera a short while ago. Graeme Labrooy – Chairman Gamini Wikramasinghe Jeryl Woutersz Sajith Fernando Asanka Gurusinha The new Selectors will begin their term with the selection of the Test Squad to take on Pakistan in their tour of UAE commencing early next week. The National team is due to depart Colombo on Sunday the 24th of this month for a two Test, 5 ODI and 3 T20 Series against Pakistan to be played across the UAE, with the final T20 slated to be played in Lahore.

Match Fixing inquiry against Panadura CC and Kalutara PCC

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The Committee of Inquiry has found that two teams (Panadura CC & Kalutara PCC) have been found guilty of misconduct and not playing to the Spirit of the game, and NOT of match fixing. Therefore Executive Committee of SLC at an ExCo meeting that ended at 8 pm today, has unanimously decided to 1.) Declare the match and result void and adjust the Points table for 2016/17 accordingly. 2.) To recover Match fees for the match from both Clubs and impose a fine of Rs. 500,000/- on each club. 3.) To Suspend the two Captains – Manoj Deshapriya and Chamara Silva from all Cricket related activities (including playing, coaching and administration) for 2 years with immediate effect. 4.) To Suspend… Read More →