Media Release – IPL

Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that considering the representations made by BCCI and previous assurances given by the then Minister of Sports for the continuing participation of Sri Lankan players in the IPL, and the cordial relationship that exists between SLC and BCCI, it has been decided that players involved in IPL 2011, would now be permitted to arrive in England to play in the four day warm-up game against England Lions commencing on 19th May 2011.

Marvan Atapattu Appointed as the National Team Batting Coach

Former Sri Lanka Captain, Marvan Atapattu has been appointed as the National team batting coach with immediate effect. Marvan will be joining a strong coaching team comprising of Stuart Law, Champaka Ramanayaka, and Ruwan Kalpage for the forthcoming tour of England  this summer, which includes 3 Test matches 5 One day Internationals and 2 T20 games against hosts England this summer which gets underway next month. Marvan played 90 Tests and 268 one day internationals in his illustrious career, and was recognized as a perfect technician with the bat. Atapattu has scored 16 test centuries in 90 test matches which includes 6 double hundreds plus 17 half centuries. . In the one day arena Mavan aggregates 8529 runs in 268 ODI’s… Read More →

Premier League Tier A & B Tournament 2010-11 – Points Table

Tier A Teams M Bloomfield Cricket & AC 8 4 1 2 1 – - – 96.905 Colts Cricket Club 7 3 – 2 2 – - – 78.220 Sinhalese Sports Club 7 2 – 3 1 – - 1 71.380 Chilaw Marians Cricket Club 7 2 2 2 1 – - – 66.955 Nondescripts Cricket Club 7 2 – 2 3 – - – 66.120 Ragama Cricket Club 7 2 1 2 1 – - 1 62.570 Lankan Cricket Club 6 1 2 1 2 – - – 42.770 Tamil Union Cricket & AC 5 1 1 1 1 – - 1 35.340 Saracens Sports Club 7 – 3 – 4 – - – 25.230 Badureliya Cricket Club 5… Read More →

T.M. Dilshan Appointed as National Captain

Attention All Print and Electronic Media From Media Unit – Sri Lanka Cricket Subject T.M. Dilshan Appointed as National Captain Date April 18, 2011 Sri Lanka Cricket is proud to announce the appointment of T.M. Dilshan as the National Captain in all 3 formats of the game for Sri Lanka’s tour of England in May 2011. The National Selectors have postponed the appointment of a Vice Captain, since the prospective candidates are nursing injuries, and their availability for the forthcoming tour is still in question. Sri Lanka Cricket will keep the media updated on further developments pertaining to the appointment of the Vice Captain in due course. “Thank you once again for you continued support to Sri Lanka Cricket” Tel:… Read More →

Sara League Tournament 2010-11 – Points Table

Group A Teams M WO LO FW FL FT MT NR Points Galle CC 3 1 – 2 – - – - 37.510 Matale CC 3 1 – 1 – - – 1 26.630 Sebastinites C 3 – - 2 – - – 1 23.790 Xavirites CC 3 1 – - 1 – - 1 20.900 Malay CC 3 1 – - 1 – - 1 19.470 Leo’s CC 3 – 1 1 1 – - – 15.305 Kalutara PCC 3 – 1 – 1 – - 1 7.020 Old Dharmapalian SC 2 – 1 – - – - 1 4.700 Kandy CC 3 – 1 – 1 – - 1 4.655 United Southern CC 2 – - – 1… Read More →

West Indies matches at SSC

Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the matches in the forthcoming West Indies tour, will be played at the SSC Grounds Colombo on 31st January, 3rd February and 6th February 2011. All matches will be day matches. Initially the above matches were scheduled to be played at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota and R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Colombo, which had been identified as World Cup venues. However, SLC wishes to announce that in view of a directive issued by the ICC to the effect that no games should be played at any of the World Cup venues, SLC is compelled to make the above changes.

Premier Tier A & B Limited Over Tournament 2010-11 – Points Table

Tier A Team – Group A M W L NR/TIE BP Points NRR Nondescripts CC 5 5 – - 2 22 1.106 Chilaw Marians CC 5 4 1 – 2 18 0.789 Tamil Union C & AC 5 3 2 – 2 14 0.527 Badureliya CC 5 2 3 – 1 9 -0.270 Colombo Cricket Club 5 1 4 – 1 5 0.247 Lankan CC 5 – 5 – - 0 -2.250 Team – Group B M W L NR/TIE BP Points NRR Colts CC 4 4 – - 2 18 1.107 Singhalese SC 4 3 1 – 1 13 0.625 Bloomfield C & AC 4 2 2 – 1 9 -0.100 Saracens SC 4 1 3 – 1 5… Read More →

President’s Day Programme at MRIS

Sri Lanka Cricket has organized special events on the 18th of November at our newly constructed World Cup venue Mahinda Rajapakse International Stadium to commemorate His Excellency’s second term in office. We append below our agenda on this historic day. Cricket materials will be distributed to 3 district associations from the Southern Province namely Galle, Matera and Hambantota. Coaches from the district to be awarded ICC endorsed coaching booklets. A coaching programme for 200 young hopefuls will be conducted by SLC coaching staff. We wind up the day’s events with a six a side Cricket encounter between the SLC coaching staff team and a team from the Hambantota district cricket association.

Distribution of Cricket gear to 30 more schools

Sri Lanka Cricket distributed cricket gear to 30 schools at a simple ceremony officiated by Chairman D.S.de Silva. 450 schools were recipients of cricket material as per the approved development plan undertaken to distribute cricket materials to schools. Sri Lanka Cricket under the guidance of its Chairman D.S.de Silva selected 30 more schools in addition to the 450 that are already in the development plan and assured all 480 institutions that cricket gear will be upgraded every three years. The investment and the pledge are keeping in line with His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapakse’s   vision of “Gamata Cricket”. In the recently concluded distribution Ceremony, 10 senior kits and 26 junior kits were distributed along with Center matting’s to schools that… Read More →

SLC obtain expert advice in Fielding

Australian “Gavin Fingleson” specialized fielding coach, is pictured here demonstrating modern fielding skills to the men’s National Squad Players at SSC grounds. Gavin was contracted for a two week period by SLC to work exclusively with the National Team in their preparation of the forthcoming tour of Australia which begins later this month and also taking into consideration the World Cup which is around the corner.