Jeffrey Vandersay to join Sri Lanka Team for WT20


Media Release Upon obtaining of necessary approvals from the Hon. Minister of Sport and the Technical Committee of the ICC, Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Vandersay will be joining the Sri Lanka Team at the ICC WT20 currently underway in India. 26 year old Vandersay, a Leg spinner who first got himself noticed with an 8 wicket haul against Pakistan in a 3 day game, has been slated by some Sri Lankan greats as a potential future sensation if he stays true to the basics.

Malinga returns : Selectors to use practice T20s to pick suitable replacement


Media Release Sri Lankan Fast Bowler Lasith Malinga, who joined the Sri Lanka team in India this past week, will be returning to Sri Lanka today. Sri Lanka Team management on tour have observed that Malinga who’s niggling injury has been flaring up would be better off resting it, and have recommended he return to Colombo. Meanwhile, the practice T20 matches for the remaining players from the WT20 pool will get underway at the R. Premadasa International Stadium this evening, and the Selectors are expected to pick a suitable replacement for Malinga, to join the team.

Dilshan fifty guides Sri Lanka to six-wicket win


It was always going to be a thriller, this particular clash between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. The defending champion was a team in transition. Afghanistan was the team on the rise, attempting to topple a Test-playing nation and hold alight the Associate candle. The match zigged and it zagged before Sri Lanka eventually got its ICC World Twenty20 2016 campaign off to a flier with a six-wicket victory at the Eden Gardens on Thursday (March 17). Afghanistan, opting to bat, found runs hard to come by initially, with Thisara Perera (3 for 33) and Rangana Herath (2 for 24) causing trouble. But, when needed the most, Asghar Stanikzai, the captain, unleashed an assault – starting with consecutive sixes off Milinda Siriwardana in the 13th over…. Read More →

Selectors keep players ‘In-touch and game-ready’


Media Release The newly appointed selectors of Sri Lanka Cricket, headed by the legendary Aravinda de Silva have announced a well-received move to keep the players selected to the pool for the WT20, ‘in-touch’ and ‘game-ready’ in the event they are required as replacements in the ICC WT20. The pool of players from whom the final squad was picked, will be called on as replacements during the ICC WT20 currently underway in India. Chairman of Selectors Mr. Aravinda de Silva said “Since the boys here are playing 4 day cricket at the moment, we felt that a few T20 matches would help keep them in touch and ready to step up to the plate immediately when their services are required”… Read More →

SLC appoints Disciplinary Committee: Reiterates confidence in new Selection Committee Roadmap


Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket is disappointed to note the negative and misleading comments made by former Chairman of the Selection Committee – Mr. Kapila Wijegoonawardne, in the wake of the appointment of the new Selection Committee headed by Mr. Aravinda de Silva. Mr. Wijegoonawardne’s statements are inaccurate, misleading, and defamatory, and furthermore are of the nature to cause grevious injury to the moral of the Sri Lanka Cricket team, currently intent on bringing home the ICC World Twenty 20. In view of the above, Sri Lanka Cricket has appointed a three member independent panel, headed by Mr. Palitha Kumarasinghe PC to review the said statements and comments and make recommendations to Sri Lanka Cricket on the appropriate disciplinary action… Read More →

Oshadi Four Gives Sri Lanka Women Victory


Oshadi Ranasinghe’s four-wicket haul, including a hat-trick was the highlight of Sri Lanka Women’s five-wicket win over Bangladesh Women in the second warm up match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Thursday (March 10). Ranasinghe dismissed Jahanara Alam, Panna Ghosh and Khadija Tul Kubra in consecutive deliveries of the 20th over to help dismiss Bangladesh for 95, before Shashikala Siriwadene wrapped up the chase with 1.5 overs to spare. After winning the toss and electing to bat, Bangladesh got off to the worst possible start when Eshani Lokusuriyage and Udeshika Prabondhani combined to reduce them to 16 for 4 in the fourth over. Rumana Ahmed and Nigar Sultana tried to resurrect Bangladesh’s innings with a 40-run partnership, but they fought a lone battle. The… Read More →

SLC President spends time with minor districts combined youth team as they embark on a tour to Malaysia – 2016


Sri Lanka Cricket President Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala spent some quality time with the Sri Lanka Minor Districts Combined Youth Team to wish them luck as they will depart today for a cricket tour of Malaysia. The Team will play 3 One Day (50 Overs) matches and 2 T20 matches on this tour. The team comprises some bright and upcoming talent selected by the Junior National Selectors. During the 9-day tour, which commences on the 10th March 2016, the Sri Lanka Minor Districts Combined Youth Team will play its Malaysian counterpart in what is widely expected to be an exciting clash and one that will provide ample opportunity for spectators to witness some quality cricket. Sri Lanka Cricket is proud to… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket launches 1 Team. 1 Nation.


Sri Lanka Cricket selects as its theme ‘1 team. 1 nation’, a rallying call to spur all Sri Lankans to come together to support our national team. This campaign coincides with the departure of the Sri Lanka cricket team to participate in the ICC World Twenty20, 2016 in India. In a widely diverse country with a people from different races and religions, cricket remains the single uniting factor that brings over 20 million people together. Every Sri Lankan is fiercely proud of their team and almost fanatical about the sport that is played in every street, every field and every beach. It is this undying love and fervour for the game, this unifying ‘bokkeng’ feeling that’s the inspiration and essence… Read More →

Sri Lanka National Team for ICC World Twenty20 India 2016

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At a Selection Committee meeting held on the 07th of March 2016, the National Selectors named the following players for the above tour. Angelo Mathews – Captain Dinesh Chandimal – Vice Captain TM Dilshan Lahiru Thirimanne Shehan Jayasuriya Milinda Siriwardana Chamara Kapugedara Dasun Shanaka Thisara Perera Nuwan Kulasekara Dushmantha Chameera Rangana Herath Suranga Lakmal Sachithra Senanayake Lasith Malinga The Sports Minister Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara has approved the above Squad.

Selection Committee for Sri Lanka Cricket for the year 2016/2017


Media Release Honorable Dayasiri Jayasekara Minister of Sports has appointed a new National Cricket Selection Committee with immediate effect. The appointment of the National Selection Committee was carried out by the Honorable Minister citing recent failures encountered by the National Team in their Tours to New Zealand, India, Asia Cup in Bangladesh and the inconsistency of selection criteria. The members of the newly appointed National Selection Committee are as follows. 1.     Mr. Aravinda De Silva – Chairman 2.     Mr. Kumar Sangakkara – Member 3.     Mr. Romesh Kaluwitharana -Member 4.     Mr. Lalith Kaluperuma -Member 5.     Mr. Ranjith Madurasinghe – Member

Dhawan muscles India to sixth Asia Cup crown


Shikhar Dhawan finally ran into good run-scoring touch, Virat Kohli played his role to perfection, and MS Dhoni finished things off in style as India, after a competent bowling performance led by Jasprit Bumrah, ensured that the Asia Cup 2016 final went its way with greater all-round ability. It was India’s sixth Asia Cup crown, and the second time the team had won the title with Dhoni at the helm. Asked to bat at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium on Sunday (March 6) in a match reduced to 15 overs a side due to rain, Bangladesh ended on 120 for 5. It got tense, but after Dhawan and Kohli had done all the hard work, Dhoni blitzed 20 from six balls with two sixes… Read More →