Sri Lanka Squad for one off T20 against India announced

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Colombo 4th September 2017, The following 15 member squad has been ratified by the Minister of Sport, Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara for the one off T20 game against India on Wednesday the 6th September at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium. Upul Tharanga – Captain, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella, Dilshan Munaweera, Dasun Shanaka, Milinda Siriwardana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Akila Dananjaya, Jeffrey Vandersay, Isuru Udana, Seekkuge Prasanna, Thisara Perera, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Vikum Sanjaya.

Provisional Test Squad for Pakistan tour announced

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Colombo, 4th September 2017 Sri Lanka Cricket today announced the following provisional squad for the forthcoming Test series to be played against Pakistan from the 28th September to the 10th of October. The 2 – Test series which will be worked out in UAE will be comprised of one day Test, and one D/N Test match. 1. Dimuth Karunaratne 2. Kaushal Silva 3. Kusal Mendis 4. Dinesh Chandimal – Captain 5. Angelo Mathews 6. Lahiru Thirimanne 7. Niroshan Dickwella 8. Sadeera Samarawickrama 9. Rangana Herath 10. Suranga Lakmal 11. Nuwan Pradeep 12. Lakshan Sandakan 13. Vishwa Fernando 14. Lahiru Kumara 15. Jeffrey Vandersay 16. Milinda Siriwardana 17. Dhananjaya de Silva 18. Dushmantha Chameera 19. Dilruwan Perera 20. Malinda Pushpakumara 21…. Read More →

State-of-the art Ground Maintenance Equipment for Top Tier Clubs

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Colombo, 30th August 2017 Enhancing facilities of the Tier A and B Clubs, SLC today (30) handed over equipment including Hand Tractors, Pitch Cutters, Manual Spike Rollers, Outfield Rollers, Hand Rollers, Gang Movers, Pitch Covers, Boundary Ropes and other equipment, to the following clubs. Singhalese Sports Club Bloomfield Cricket Club Colombo Cricket Club Nondescript Cricket Club Tamil Union Cricket & Athletics Club Chillaw Marians Cricket Club Moors Cricket Club Colombo Colts Cricket Club Army Sports Club Burgher Recreation Club Navy Sports Club Police Sports Club Air Force Sports Club Panadura Sports Club The Equipment which cost approximately Rs. 5,000,000/- was provided as a grant to the clubs under the National Development Policy to develop facilities across the island at school,… Read More →

Special Statement from the National Selectors

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Colombo, 30th August 2017. Issuing a special statement through Sri Lanka Cricket, the National Selections Committee comprised of Sanath Jayasuriya (Chairman), Asanka Gurusinha, Romesh Kaluwitharana, Eric Upashantha and Ranjith Madurusinghe state the following; “We the National Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket have decided after serious consideration and deliberation to resign from our position at the end of the ongoing Indian series. We wish to state this decision is made in the best interest of the game, which is being damaged and hindered by undue criticism and false allegations instigated by interested parties with malicious intent. This instigation has led to a public outcry, which in both the short and long term is damaging the present and the future of… Read More →

World XI Charity game postponed

Colombo, 29th August 2017 Sri Lanka Cricket today (25) announced that the World XI vs. Sri Lanka XI Charity match which was to be played on the 8th of September 2017 has been postponed. The Technical Committee (TC) of SLC has recommended postponing the T20 game, which would have been played at the tail end of the ongoing India series as the Sri Lanka national team, of which several players were slated to be a part of the Sri Lankan XI have been playing back-to-back cricket since May when they travelled to the UK for two warm up games against Scotland ahead of the Champions Trophy, and returned to Sri Lanka into a 5 X ODI, 1 Test Zimbabwe Series… Read More →

Sri Lanka top order in a spot of bother

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli (2L) celebrates with his teammates after he dismissed Sri Lankan cricketer Chamara Kapugedara (2R) during the first One Day International (ODI) cricket match between Sri Lanka and India at the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium in Dambulla on August 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI

Pallakelle, 25th August 2017 Sri Lanka’s top order are in a spot of bother following the keenly contested 2nd ODI against India yesterday, where the hosts put on a dazzling bowling performance through newly-wed Akila Dhanajaya who’s 6 wicket haul left the Indians tottering at a collapse to 131/7 from 110/1. Opener Dhanushka Gunathilaka who left the field around the 32nd over after landing heavily on his elbow in a dive, has been confirmed out of play for a period of approximately 10 days with an AC injury to his right shoulder. Meanwhile captain Tharanga has been handed a 2 game suspension by the ICC following a verdict of a slow over rate, being 3 overs short by the end… Read More →

ප්‍රථම එක්දින තරගය ඉන්දියාව ජයගනී

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රංගිරි දඹුලු ජාත්‍යන්තර ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩාංගණයේ ඉරිදා (21) පැවැති ශ්‍රී ලංකා – ඉන්දියා ප්‍රථම එක්දින ක්‍රිකට් තරගයෙන් ඉන්දියාව කඩුලු නවයක පහසු ජයග්‍රහණයක් අත්කරගත්තේ ඕවර 21.1ක් ඉතිරිව තිබිය දීය.  ශ්‍රී ලංකා කණ්ඩායම ඕවර 43.2කදී සියලු ක්‍රීඩකයන් දැවී ලබාගත් ලකුණු 216ට පිළිතුරු ලෙසින් ඉන්දියාව ඕවර 28.5කදී ලකුණු 220ක් වාර්තා කළේ පිතිකරුවෙකු පමණක් දැවී යාමෙනි. මේ තරගයේද කාසියේ වාසිය හිමි කරගත් ඉන්දියාව තීරණය කළේ පළමුව පන්දුවට පහරදීම ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට ලබාදීමටය.  ඉරිදා නිවාඩු දිනයේ විවිධ වර්ණවලින් සැරසුණු විශාල ජනකායක් තරගය නැරැඹීමට පැමිණ සිටි අතර, ඔවුන් දිරිමත් කිරීමට කුඩා සංගීත කණ්ඩායම් කිහිපයක්ද විය.  ඔවුනගේ විනෝදාස්වාදය ලංකා ඉනිමේ ඕවර 17ක් 25ක් වනතුරු පැවැතිණි.  මුලදී ශ්‍රී ලංකාව පහසුවෙන් ලකුණු 300ක් කරායනු පෙනිණි. තරගයෙන් පසුව ඉන්දීය නායක විරාට් කෝලි ප්‍රකාශ කලේ තම කණ්ඩායමේ දඟපන්දු යවන්නන් තිදෙනාම යොදාගෙන අලුත් ක්‍රීඩකයනට… Read More →

SL Stadia augmentation phase I completed; improved Stadia facilities & world Class Broadcast to be showcased

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Dambulla, 19th August 2017, Sri Lanka Cricket today announced the completion of the first phase of its planned augmentation of Stadia across the Island in time for the first ODI between Sri Lanka and India commencing tomorrow (20) at the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium. (RDICS) Accordingly, augmentation has been made not only to base facilities such as seating, hospitality, sanitation, and security, but also of in-stadia fan engagement and entertainment facilities to be on par with International standards The Stadiums will feature enhanced security, guaranteed reserved seating and international brands of refreshments, world-class LED and Giant screens to be enjoyed in a carnival atmosphere making for a fun, safe and pleasing environment for the entire family to enjoy the… Read More →