Inaugural Under 19 Asia Cup to be played in Sri Lanka; 100 players to be contracted;


Summary of Executive Committee Decisions – 24/09/2016 Inaugural Under 19 Asia Cup to be played in Sri Lanka; 100 players to be contracted; SLC to explore Exchange Programme with Tasmania; At a meeting of the Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket, held at SLC last evening, the following, amongst other, important matters were ratified by the Executive Committee. I. Inaugural Under19 Asia Cup to be played in Sri Lanka 8th – 22nd December 2016: Sri Lanka has been granted the honour of hosting the inaugural Under 19 Asia Cup, and will do so from the 8th – 22nd December 2016. Whilst the tournament itinerary and other details will be finalized in due course, the Executive Committee approved in principle the… Read More →

සතියේ සිදුවීම්

කි‍්‍රකට් කී‍්‍රඩකයන්ට අගමැති උපහාර : අග‍්‍රාමාත්‍ය රනිල් වික‍්‍රමසිංහ මහතා පසුගිය අඟහරුවාදා (සැප්තැම්බර් 20* ශී‍්‍ර ලංකා ජාතික කි‍්‍රකට් කණ්ඩායම සහ 19 න් පහළ ජාතික කි‍්‍රකට් කණ්ඩායම අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේදී මුණගැසුනේ එම කි‍්‍රකට් කී‍්‍රඩකයන් වෙනුවෙන් අග‍්‍රාමාත්‍ය වරයා පැවැත්වු සුහද හමුවකදීය. කි‍්‍රකට් කී‍්‍රඩාව ශී‍්‍ර ලංකාවට කීර්තියක්, ගෞරවයක් හා ප‍්‍රසිද්ධියක් ලබා දෙන බව එහිදී සඳහන් කළ අග‍්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා 2019 වසරේ ලෝක කුසලානය දිනා ගැනීම අපගේ ඉලක්කය විය යුතු බවද කීවේය. කාන්තා කි‍්‍රකට් : රන්ගිරි දඹුලූ කී‍්‍රඩාංගනයේ පැවති ශී‍්‍ර ලංකා ඕස්ටේ‍්‍රලියා සීමිත ඕවර් කි‍්‍රකට් තරඟ දෙකෙන්ම ජය ලැබුවේ ලොව අංක 01 ට ශේ‍්‍රණිගතව සිටින ඕස්ටේ‍්‍රලියා කණ්ඩායමයි. ප‍්‍රථම තරඟයෙන් ඕස්ටේ‍්‍රලියාව පහසු ජයක් ලැබුවත් දෙවෙනි තරඟයේදී පෙරට වඩා දස්කම් පෑමට ලංකා කී‍්‍රඩිකාවෝ සමත් වුහ. 01. ප‍්‍රථම එක්දින තරඟයෙන් ඕස්ටේ‍්‍රලියා කාන්තා පිළ කඩුළු 04 ක ජයක් ලැබීය. ශී‍්‍ර ලංකාව ඕවර් 24.5… Read More →

Nuwan Kulasekara granted bail

Sri Lanka’s Nuwan Kulasekara celebrates bowling England’s Captain Alastair Cook (R)  for 17 runs during the first day of the first cricket Test match between England and Sri Lanka at Lord's cricket ground in London on June 12, 2014. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTON


Sri Lanka Cricket expresses its sincere condolences on the tragic demise of a 28year old Youth in an accident involving Sri Lanka Cricketer Nuwan Kulasekera earlier today. Preliminary inquiries have revealed that Mr. Kulasekera was returning to Colombo from Kandy, when the unfortunate Motor-cycle rider who was travelling in the opposite direction had lost control of his bike whilst trying to overtake a bus and got flung into Mr. Kulasekera’s path. Mr. Kulasekera is currently enlarged on bail by the Kadawatha Chief Magistrate pending completion of the investigation.

Dialog Sri Lanka Cricket Awards postponed to November 30th


Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that it is formulating a new selection criteria for the upcoming Cricket Awards, taking into consideration the best Junior & Senior cricketers who have performed exceptionally well during the last year. Hence the Dialog Cricket Awards 2016 which was scheduled to be held on the 21 st of September 2016 has been postponed to the 30th of November 2016.

Australia Women beat Sri Lanka Women by 4 wickets in the 1st ODI


Australia Women’s bowlers set up the side’s crushing win in the first ODI in Dambulla by bowling out Sri Lanka Women for 76 in 24.5 overs. Australia chased the target in 15.4 overs, before the scheduled innings break, but stuttered towards the end, losing five wickets for 30 runs. Australia took a 1-0 lead in the four-match ODI series. Brief Scores: Australia Women 79/6 in 15.4 overs (Lanning 27, Bolton 19, Ranaweera 3/20) beat Sri Lanka Women 76 all out in 24.5 overs (Ranaweera 32, Kaushalya 14, Beams 3/16) by 4 wickets.

Sri Lanka Women’s squad for the ODI Series against Australia


Sri Lanka Cricket has chosen the below named 14 players for the ODI series against Australia women’s team touring Sri Lanka . The ODI matches will be played on the 18th & 20th of September in Dambulla and 23rd & 25th of September in Colombo. The squad is : 1. Chamari Atapattu – Captain 2. Prasadini Weerakkody – Vice Captain 3. Dilani Manodara 4. Nipuni Hansika 5. Chamari Polgampola 6. Eshani Lokusooriya 7. Udeshika Prabodini 8. Inoka Ranaweera 9. Sugandika Kumari 10. Achini Kulasooriya 11. Inoshi Fernando 12. Imalka Mendis 13. Ama Kanchana 14. Harshitha Madhavi

Prima Champions Cup to Commence for the 10th Consecutive Year


The Prima Group, in partnership with Sri Lanka Cricket, has made all plans to commence the Prima Champions Cup 2016. Under 15 Inter-district and inter provincial Tournaments for the 10th consecutive year. The press conference was held at the SLC headquarters on the 13th of September 2016 with the participation of all senior officials from SLC and Prima Group. This year’s Final match will be held on the 29th & 30th September at SSC Grounds, Colombo. The tournament will allow the participation of over 800 players from all around the country including the North & East. 32teams will compete against each other and best players from these district teams will be selected for the provincial teams. 10 provincial teams will… Read More →

Bowlers, Maxwell help Australia to series sweep


Australia’s bowlers set up a four-wicket victory over Sri Lanka to sweep the two-match Twenty20 International series at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Friday (September 9) and, in the process, spoilt Tillakaratne Dilshan’s farewell party. Australia, which won the first exchange by 85 runs in Pallekele after scoring 263 for 3, rode on a 29-ball 66 from Glenn Maxwell, the hero of the first T20I, to chase down the 129-run target with 13 balls to spare even though there was a major wobble once Maxwell fell. Earlier, James Faulkner (3-19) and Adam Zampa (3-16) were the main wicket-takers as Sri Lanka was restricted to 128 for 9 despite Dhananjaya de Silva’s battling half-century after the home side had opted… Read More →

Senanayake fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

(FILES) In this photograph taken on September 6, 2016, Australia's captain David Warner (L) is congratulated by Sri Lanka's Sachithra Senanayake after Australia's victory in the first T20 international cricket match between Sri Lanka and Australia at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele.
Sri Lanka’s off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake was fined 30 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct after he made remarks on taking Australia's David Warner's wicket which could have provoked a reaction form Warner, during the opening T20 match played at Pallekelle. / AFP PHOTO / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO ARCHIVES

Sri Lanka’s off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake has been fined 30 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the opening Twenty20 International (T20I) against Australia in Pallekele on Tuesday. Senanayake was found to have breached Article 2.1.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his dismissal during an international match”. The incident happened in the fifth over of Australia’s innings when Senanayake, after dismissing David Warner, made remarks which could have provoked a reaction from the Australia captain. After the match, Senanayake admitted the offence and accepted the sanction… Read More →

Maxwell magic propels Australia to big win


Glenn Maxwell pulverised Sri Lanka on his way to a maiden Twenty20 International century as Australia pulled off a commanding 85-run win in Pallekele on Tuesday (September 6). Put in to bat by Dinesh Chandimal, Australia amassed a world record 263 for 3, and then restricted Sri Lanka to 178 for 9 to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. Maxwell, opening the batting for Australia in a T20I for the first time, destroyed the Sri Lankan bowling with an unbeaten 145 off 65 balls, studded with 14 fours and nine sixes. His blitz powered Australia past Sri Lanka’s nine-year record of 260 for 6 against Kenya in 2007. Skipper David Warner gave Australia a fiery start with 28… Read More →