Press briefing- ICC Cricket World Cup 2011

Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to invite the media for the Press Briefing and an inspection of the ICC World Cup 2011 Office – Sri Lanka, on Monday, December 14, 2009 at 9.00 a.m. at Sri Lanka Cricket Head Quarter. We append below the programme, 9.00 a.m. – 9.30 a.m. Inspection and photo opportunity of the World Cup 2011 Office 9.30 a.m. onwards Press Briefing with Mr. James Fitzgerald , Communications Officer and ICC Spokesperson informed on their assessment of the earmarked venues for use during the forthcoming  ICC Cricket World Cup 2011

Umpires exchange program

Sri Lanka Cricket has agreed on an exchange program with South Africa and Bangladesh. Umpire Deepal Gunawardena left for South Africa on 21st November and returned to Sri Lanka after officiating in two four day First class matches. South African International umpire Ian Howell will officiate in three premier league matches and leave for South African on 13th December. Umpires Graiten Liyanage and Morris Dela Zilwa will be leaving to Bangladesh during the first week of January to officiate in their domestic tournament. Bangladesh umpires Enamu  Haque Moni and Anisur Rahaman will officiate in four premier league matches in Sri Lanka. Mr Enamu Moni is an international panel umpire for Bangladesh.

ICC Intercontinental Cup 2009-10 fixtures confirmed

The International Cricket Council today confirmed the remaining fixtures in its first-class tournament, the ICC Intercontinental Cup 2009-10, with everything leading towards next November’s final, which will take place in the United Arab Emirates. The next match to be played will start on 23 January between defending champion Ireland facing newcomer Afghanistan in a match to be played in Sri Lanka. Two days’ later, second-placed Kenya will take on 2004 champion and current leader Scotland in a top-of-the-table clash. Remaining fixtures for the second-tier ICC Intercontinental Shield have also been announced. ICC INTERCONTINENTAL CUP 23-26 Jan – Afghanistan v Ireland, Sri Lanka 25-28 Jan – Kenya v Scotland, Kenya 17-20 Feb – Afghanistan v Canada, UAE 10-13 Jun – Netherlands… Read More →

Distribution of Cricket Balls for Schools

Under the concept of  Mahinda Chinthanaya  His Excellency the President   has directed, SLC Chairman to launch ” GAMATA CRICKET.  Sri Lanka Cricket Chairman Mr D.S.De silva will distribute Cricket balls for the under 19 School teams taking part in the ongoing season, conducted by the Sri Lanka Schools Cricket association. 185 Schools around the Island will be recipients of 15 cricket balls each in stage two of our development structure for school cricket. Stage one was recently concluded with over 400 schools benefiting from our distribution of cricket equipment, matting, and Astor Turf. Certain schools with basic infrastructure were given practice wickets of concrete matting and Astor turf 70 schools will receive their quota of 15 cricket balls tomorrow at… Read More →

Inauguration of the Skills Training Programme for Cricketers

Sri Lanka Cricket will conduct the above programme for cricketers and coaches at Sri Lanka Cricket Headquarters. Subjects for the above have been lined up according to importance and significance. The training programme will go on for 4 months initially and has been designed with latest adult training metrology. This programme will continue with new players to be contracted in future as well. OBJECTIVES 1) Cricketers – English & Public speaking, IT, Psychology & Behavioral Science, Personal/ commercial etiquette, Modern Health & Medical Science and Financial Management. 2) Coaches – English and IT This pilot training project will initially encompass Cricketers undergoing training in Development Squad and Max Academy numbering 32. Further, 25 Coaches will undergo skills development training separately.

Results of ICC Chief Executives’ Committee in Dubai

The ICC Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC) met in Dubai for its fourth and last meeting of the year to discuss a range of issues relating to the playing and the business of cricket, some of which will be considered by the ICC Board when it will hold its first of four meetings of 2010 in February in Dubai. The results of the meeting are as follows: ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Following on the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 match schedule announcement in Mumbai on 9 November, the CEC supported a request from the Central Organising Committee that, where possible, host countries should play their quarter-finals and semi-finals in their home country. Where two co-hosts are involved, the higher-ranked side… Read More →

Sri Lanka Tri-Nation Under-19 2009-10 – Points Table

Team M W L NR/TIE BP POINTS NRR Pakistan Under 19s 1 1 – - 1 5 1.360 Bangladesh Under 19s 1 – 1 – - 0 -1.360 Sri Lanka Under 19s – - – - – - – Points Awarded and Column Key: Won (W): 4 Lost (L): 0 Bonus Points (BP):1 No Result (but play started) (NR): 2 Abandoned without a ball bowled (A): 2