SLC U-19 Provincial Tourney concept prioritising cream of schoolboy talent

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Prioritizing Under-19 cricketers is one of Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) top drawer initiatives in recognizing school cricket as the stepping stone cradle to driving national cricket at large. Accordingly, the accent is on the annual Under-19 Provincial Limited Overs Tournament at its grassroots level aimed at creating a pathway to fine-combing exceptional schoolboy latent talent. The bottom-line of this cricket take drawing in to one basket the cream of culminating teenage talent is aimed at enabling exceptional school cricketers to graduate up the ladder to the next levels; a comprehensive concept to sustaining the feed to mainstream national cricket. SLC’s immediate priority by this programme would be to identifying and developing high performance players to represent Sri Lanka at the… Read More →

19න් පහළ අන්තර් පළාත් තරගාවලියේ දී බස්නාහිර (උතුර) කණ්ඩායමට ජයගුහණ දෙකක්

වයස අවුරුදු 19න් පහළ අන්තර් පළාත් ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලියේ බස්නාහිර පළාත දකුණ කණ්ඩායම හා බස්නාහිර පළාත උතුර කණ්ඩායම ජයග්‍රහණ දෙකක් වාර්තා කිරීමට සමත්විණි. බස්නාහිර දකුණ සහ මධ්‍යම පළාත අතර එන්. සී. සී. පිටියේ පැවැති තරගයේ දී බස්නාහිර දකුණු කණ්ඩායමේ නුවනිදු ප්‍රනාන්දු සහ නිපුන් දේශාන් අර්ධ ශතක ලැබීමත් තෂික් පෙරේරා කඩුලු පහක් දවාලීමත් මත එම කණ්ඩායමට ලකුණු 120ක පහසු ජයක් අත්විය. බස්නාහිර පළාත උතුරු කණ්ඩායම මේ තරගාවලියේ දෙවන ජයග්‍රහණය අත්කරගත්තේ උතුරුමැද පළාත කඩුලු 7කින් පාරජයට පත් කරමිනි. එන්. සී. සී. පිටියේ දී බස්නාහිර දකුණු පිල ලකුණු 120කින් මධ්‍යම පැරදවීය බස්නාහිර දකුණු පිල ඕවර 48.4 දී 203 නුවනිදු ප්‍රනාන්දු 68යි, නිපුන් දේශාන් 66යි, ජේ. නිම්සර 12ට 2යි, තිමිර සුපුන් 40ට 2යි, නිම්සර අතරගල 34ට 2යි, මධ්‍යම පළාත ඕවර 26.4 දී 83යි, ටෂික් පෙරේරා… Read More →

SLC Super Provincial Tournament – Day 6 Results


All-rounder Shehan Jayasuriya bagged 3 wickets and top scored with 30 runs helping Colombo beat Kandy by 4 wickets in a low scoring game. Kandy 136 all out in 31 overs. A Aponso 22*, M Udawatta 22: V Fernando 4/61, Shehan Jayasuriya 3/14, W Hasaranga 2/19 v Colombo 139/6 (25.5 ovs) S Jayasuriya 30*, W Hasaranga 29, K Vithanage 26, S Senanayake 22* : A Aponso 2/34, S Pathirana 2/35 Result – Colombo won by 4 wickets

Sri Lanka Announces Champions Trophy 2017 squad

Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce the following team for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 to be held in England & wales from the 1 – 18th of June 2017. The Team is led by National Captain Angelo Mathews and will be comprised of the following players: 1. Angelo Mathews – Captain, 2. Upul Tharanga – Vice Captain, 3. Niroshan Dickwella, 4. Kusal Janith Perera, 5. Kusal Mendis, 6. Chamara Kapugedera, 7. Asela Gunaratne, 8. Dinesh Chandimal, 9. Lasith Malinga, 10. Suranga Lakmal, 11. Nuwan Pradeep, 12. Nuwan Kulasekera, 13. Thisara Perera, 14. Lakshan Sandakan, 15. Seekkuge Prasanna Standby on Tour: 16. Dilruwan Perera 17. Dhanushka Gunathilaka The following five (5) players have been selected as standby who will… Read More →

SLC set to declare ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Squad


Colombo 23rd April 2017; The National Selections Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket headed by Sanath Jayasuriya – Chairman, met at the SLC Headquarters this afternoon to select the squad for the forthcoming ICC Champions Trophy 2017. National Captain Angelo Matthews who was in India as a member of the Delhi Daredevils for the currently ongoing IPL returned to the country early this morning in order to take an active role in the selections of the team that will be led by him. The Selectors adopted a strategic approach and obtained recommendations from the national specialist coaches prior to making their evaluations based on form, fitness, performance and biometric evaluations of the proposed players. The squad will depart for Kandy on the… Read More →

SLC Super Provincial Tournament – Day 4 Results

Chamara Kapugedara

Thisara’s cameo helps Colombo record a 3 wicket win. Thisara Perera scored a 30 ball 42 late down the order after Dilshan Munaweera’s early burst of 86 runs as Colombo chased down a target of 300 to record a 3 wicket win. Galle  299/9(50 overs) Upul Tharanga 101, Dimuth Karunaratne 78, Dhananjaya de Silva 52*, V Fernando 2/56 vs Colombo 301/7 (49 overs) D Munaweera 86, A Jayasinghe 70, T Perera 42*:  S Prasanna 2/59, S Lakmal 2/61 RESULT – COLOMBO WON BY 3 WICKETS MAN OF THE MATCH – DILSHAN MUNAWEERA Charith Asalanka bagged 4 for 27 in game changing spell of bowling after Chamara Kapugedara hit a 50 ball 105 as Dambulla beat Kandy by 39 runs. Kandy 323/5… Read More →

SLC Super Provincial Tournament – Day 3 Results


Harsha Cooray top scored with 46 whilst Milinda Siriwardena, Udara Jayasundara and Priyanjan made 30 plus scored to help Dambulla chase down the Galle score in a nail biter. Galle 250/8 (50) Chathuranga de Silva 56, Seekkuge Prasanna 46, Suranga Lakmal 33*, Upul Tharanga 26, Chamika Karunarathne 24*, Dimuth Karunarathne 24, Milinda Siriwardena 2/18, Dilruwan Perera 2/28, Lahiru Kumara 2/52 vs Dambulla 251/9 (50) Harsha Cooray 46, Milinda Siriwardena 39, Udara Jayasundara 33, Ashan Priyanjan 33, Dilruwan Perera 29, Kusal Mendis 21, Chamika Karunarathne 2/23, Chathuranga de Silva 2/36, Seekkuge Prasanna 2/46, Malinda Pushpakumara 2/47 DAMBULLA WON BY 1 WICKET Dinesh Chandimal and Wanindu Hasaranga combine to end Kandy’s unbeaten streak. Brief Score: Colombo 288/8 (50) Dinesh Chandimal 76, Dilshan… Read More →

National Players visit with the victims of the Meetotamulla tragedy


 “We are who we are because of your support – we want you to know that we are with you” – Rangana Herath Colombo, 19th April 2017; Members of the Sri Lanka National squad, Niroshan Dikwella, Sachith Pathirana, Thisara Perera and Dilshan Munaweera led by veteran spinner Rangana Herath visited with the victims of the Meethotamulla tragedy at the Terrance de Silva Vidyalaya in Kolonnawa this morning. The cricketers were able to spend time with the victims, chatting about their lives and aspirations, and were especially touched by the little children, spending quality time with them, even tossing a ball or two. A donation of 4 ‘Entertainment Centres’ made up of 40” televisions and a TV connection each were made… Read More →

Spin legend to be inducted during ICC Champions Trophy

Muralitharan to be first Sri Lankan in ICC Hall of Fame 19th April 2017, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket has announced that former off spinner Muttiah Muralitharan who becomes the first Sri Lankan to be voted into the ICC Hall of Fame will be formally inducted during the ICC Champions Trophy in June. “It gives us immense sense of pride that Murali is receiving this highest honour. We are proud of him and the glory he has brought to Cricket in Sri Lanka. His illustrious career demonstrates that he belongs to this highly prestigious group,” said CEO Sri Lanka Cricket Ashley de Silva. The CEO elaborating further on the induction noted that Muralitharan was offered the choice of being inducted during… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket throw their weight behind national team ahead of ICC Champions Trophy 2017

Sri Lanka Practice Session

Preparations are in full swing for the hotly contested and coveted 2017 ICC Champions Trophy taking place in England and Wales this year, with the Sri Lankan national team undertaking a six-day high intensity endurance and performance program to better prepare for the matches ahead. National Captain Angelo Mathews commenting on the preparations was appreciative of the technical and resource support from Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). “The ICC Champions Trophy will be an important event for Sri Lanka as we are going through a transition and the young but extremely talented cricketers are learning to adapt to the challenges and demands of top-level cricket. I am sure this training program will provide them the experience and opportunity of acclimatization which… Read More →

SLC Super Provincial 50 Overs Tournament 2017 kicks off on April 9

Dambulla Stadium

The Super Provincial 50 Over Tournament scheduled to be held from the 9th to 30th April will witness 60 top players from 4 provinces showcase their talent. With teams from Galle, Dambulla Colombo and Kandy captained by Upul Tharanga, Kusal Janith Perera, Dinesh Chandimal and Chamara Kapugedera respectively, upcoming young players will face the ultimate performance test as they play to get a spot in the 15 squad. Colombo is set to take on Dambulla at the CCC in a day game while Galle will also be taking on Kandy in a day encounter. As seasoned national squad players lead their respective teams from the front, the Super Provincial provides an ideal domestic platform for upcoming players to stand out… Read More →

Mustafizur, Shakib set up Bangladesh win


Mustafizur Rahman picked up 4 for 21 and Shakib Al Hasan returned figures of 3 for 24 to help Bangladesh fashion a 45-run win over Sri Lanka in the second Twenty20 International on Thursday (April 6). Victory at the R Premadasa Stadium in the final T20I for Mashrafe Mortaza, the Bangladesh skipper, helped the visitor square the two-match series 1-1 and arrest an eight-match losing streak in the format. The teams thus finished the Test, One-Day International and T20I series with identical 1-1 scorelines. Opting to bat, Bangladesh stacked up 176 for 9 on the back of a frenetic start that saw 68 runs come in the six Power Play overs without loss, and then bowled Sri Lanka out for… Read More →