Sri Lanka Cricket confirmed that Kusal Janith Perera who was included in the One Day International squad against Bangladesh has sustained a left hamstring during a practice match on 22nd March at the Colombo Cricket Club. He has been advised to rest and will not be available for the first two ODI’s. The first ODI is on 25th (Saturday) and the second is on 28th (Tuesday). Both matches are to be played at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. Milinda Siriwardena, has been recommended as a replacement for him for the first two ODIs.
The official ICC Champions Trophy 2017, which is travelling to all eight participating nations, arrived in Colombo yesterday. The Nissan Trophy Tour symbolises the global nature of the tournament and provides cricket fans in Sri Lanka and around the world the unique opportunity to engage with the coveted trophy. The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 will be held between June 01 and 18 in England and Wales. During the Sri Lankan leg of the tour, the trophy will be taken on a city tour on Thursday. An event was held at the Sri Lanka Cricket premises on Thursday morning which saw the trophy being unveiled by CEO Mr. Ashley de Silva and national player Angelo Mathews. On the same day, the… Read More →
21st March 2017, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket has announced the names of 12 players who will form the Board President’s XI squad against Bangladesh for a one-day practice game. The team which will be captained by Milinda Siriwardana will also comprise of the following: Kusal Janith Perera, Dilshan Munaweera, Sandun Weerakkody, Dhananjaya de Silva, Chaturanga de Silva, Thisara Perera, Lahiru Madushanka, Dasun Shanaka, Akila Dananjaya, Sachith Pathirana. The inclusion of Binura Fernando is subject to his fitness report. The Bangladesh team will play one warm-up match against the Board President’s XI on the 22nd of March at CCC.
Bangladesh celebrated its 100th Test match with only its fourth overseas win and first against Sri Lanka as Tamim Iqbal’s 82 helped the side chase down 191 on the fifth and final day at P Sara Oval in Colombo on Sunday (March 19). This was Bangladesh’s ninth Test win overall. Two of its previous wins in away Tests came against a West Indies side in 2009, while the other win came against Zimbabwe in Harare in 2013. Bangladesh had taken a 129-run lead after the first-innings exchanges, and stopped Sri Lanka at 319 in its second innings to set up the achievable target. Sri Lanka, defending just 35 runs in the final session and requiring six more wickets, kept the… Read More →
#AMatterOfPrideSL 17th March 2017, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket has announced the names of the 15 players who will form the squad for the One-day International matches against Bangladesh which starts on 25th March at the Dambulla International Cricket Stadium. The team which will be captained by Upul Tharanga will also comprise of the following: Niroshan Dickwella Dhananjaya de Silva Kusal Mendis Asela Gunaratne Dinesh Chandimal Kusal Janith Perera Danushka Gunathilake Suranga Lakmal Lahiru Kumara Vikum Sanjaya Bandara Thisara Perera Sachith Pathirana Seekkuge Prassanna Lakshan Sandakan
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 →