Under 23 Division 1 Tournament Postponed by 1 week due to Bad Weather

The Tournament Committee at the meeting held yesterday decided to postpone the scheduled Under 23 Division 1 tournament by one week, due to the  bad weather conditions experienced and  requests made by some clubs citing inability to prepare wickets. Based on the above, the Division 1 tournament will commence on the 14,15,16th June 2013and the matches scheduled for the 7,8,9th of June will be played on 26,27,28th July 2013. The Under 23 Division 2 will be on schedule starting 15,16th June 2013.

SLC Talent Search goes to North Central Province

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North Central Province – Talent Search/Coach Education/MIC Program Conducted  Talent Search Program (age group) SLC National Coaching Department on 28th May 2013 conducted an Cricket ‘Talent Search’ program at the Dambulla International Cricket  Stadium. The main objective of this exercise was to search for young talent at age group level. The training program was attended by (148) Cricketers from the ages of (14) to (19) years old. The Cricketers represented the districts of Kurunegala/Matale/Anuradhapura & Polonnaruwa. Cricketers who attended the program were from various Schools in the North Central Province, Cricketers identified with talent will continue to work closely with the respective District & Provincial Coach, while any Cricketers identified with extreme talent will be drafted to the National age group squads… Read More →

Indian Tour of Sri Lanka 2010

Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket read with surprise, an account of an incident that supposedly lead to the filing of an anti corruption report during the Indian tour of Sri Lanka in 2010 and the subsequent withdrawal of the said report due to ‘arm twisting’ by the BCCI. We wish to state that such an incident did not take place as alleged and no report was submitted to the Indian Team Manager nor was an incident report filed with the Anti Corruption Unit of the ICC who were present during the series. The allegations that follow are therefore not pertinent. Ashley De Silva – Actg. Chief Executive Officer – SLC  

SLC Talent Search/Coach Education/MIC Program Conducted in Southern Province – Galle

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Talent Search Program (age group) SLC National Coaching Department on the 21st of May 2013 conducted an Cricket ’Talent Search’ program at the Galle International Cricket Stadium. The main objective of this exercise was to search for young talent at age group level. The training program was attended by over (70) Cricketers from the ages of (14) to (19) years old. The Cricketers represented districts such as Galle, Matara & Hambantota. SLC over the years have had many Cricketers from the Southern Province who have represented the Country & still to date SLC keeps a close watchful eye in this part of the Country from where Cricketers show great promise & eventually the most talented go on to don the National cap one day. Cricketers who attended the program were from… Read More →

Dilhara Lokuhettige to replace injured Welagedara

Dilhara Lokuhettige

Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that due to an injury to his ankle, Chanaka Welagedara has been replaced by Dilhara Lokuhettige for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy to be played in England. The Minister of Sports Hon. Mahindananda Aluthgamage has approved the above replacement. SLC have written  to the ICC Event Technical Committee regarding this replacement. The replacement of a player requires the approval of the Event Technical Committee before the replacement player can be officially added to the squad.

ICC Champions Trophy 2013 – Fixtures

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See the warm-up schedule here The ICC Champions Trophy schedule is as follow: Group A: Australia, England, New Zealand and Sri Lanka Group B: India, Pakistan, South Africa and West Indies   Thursday 6 June : India v South Africa (day) – Cardiff Friday 7 June: West Indies v Pakistan (day) – The Oval Saturday 8 June: England v Australia (day) – Edgbaston Sunday 9 June: Sri Lanka v New Zealand (day) – Cardiff Monday 10 June: Pakistan v South Africa (day) – Edgbaston Tuesday 11 June: India v West Indies (day) – The Oval Wednesday 12 June: Australia v New Zealand (day) – Edgbaston Thursday 13 June: England v Sri Lanka (day/night) – The Oval Friday 14 June: West Indies v… Read More →

Injury to Chanaka Welegedara & Farveez Maharoof

Chanaka Welagedara

Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that Chanaka Welegedara & Faveez Maharoof  will not take part in the Final of the SLC Presidents Trophy to be played on Monday due to injury. Chanaka Welegedera Right foot / ankle pain on delivery stride. Came off immediately and is currently unable to put any weight through right foot.  He is getting scans over the weekend and will have the results by Monday. Farveez Maharoof Low grade right groin strain while bowling.  Based on early clinical signs the likely recovery time is approximately two weeks.  

South Africa Tour of Sri Lanka 2013 – Tour Itinerary


Date and Time Match Details and Series Sat Jul 20 14:30 local | 09:00 GMT 1st ODI - Sri Lanka vs South Africa R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo Tue Jul 23 14:30 local | 09:00 GMT 2nd ODI - Sri Lanka vs South Africa R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo Fri Jul 26 14:30 local | 09:00 GMT 3rd ODI - Sri Lanka vs South Africa Pallekele Cricket Stadium, Kandy Sun Jul 28 14:30 local | 09:00 GMT 4th ODI - Sri Lanka vs South Africa Pallekele Cricket Stadium, Kandy Wed Jul 31 14:30 local | 09:00 GMT 5th ODI - Sri Lanka vs South Africa R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo Fri Aug 2 19:00 local | 13:30 GMT 1st T20 - Sri Lanka vs South Africa R. Premadasa Stadium,… Read More →

Schedule of warm-up matches ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy

ICC CT 2013

STAR Sports to produce live broadcast coverage of four of six warm-up matches The ICC has announced the schedule of warm-up matches to be played in the lead-up to the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 to be staged at Cardiff Wales Stadium, Edgbaston and The Oval from 6 to 23 June. The matches will be played from 30 May to 4 June at the three tournament venues. In line with previous ICC events, none of these matches will carry official ODI status. On 30 May, 2002 winner Sri Lanka will take on Pakistan in a day/night fixture at Edgbaston that will start at 1300 (UK time). This will be the first of the four warm-up matches, which will be televised live… Read More →

SLC Executive Committee Decisions

The first Executive Committee meeting of Sri Lanka Cricket was held this evening presided by President of SLC Mr. Jayantha Dharmadasa.  The major decisions taken were as follows: >> Independent Panel to nominate Umpires to the ICC Panel of Umpires for year 2013/2014. this Panel will include: Mr. K . Mathivanan, Mr. Nuski Mohamed, Mr. Srinath Silva,Mr. A.R.M. Arroz Chairman Umpires Committee, Mr. Ashley De Silva Actg CEO, Mr. Carlton Bernadus Actg. Head of Cricket Operations. >> Premier Umpires Policy to be changed keeping in line with the ICC guidelines & Anti – Corruption Policy. >> To conduct a brainstorming session  representing all stakeholders, Past National Captains, Coaches, and administrators of Clubs, District, Provincial, Premier & National to develop a strategic plan for a competitive domestic cricket structure for a period of 5 years. >> To review the present SLC strategic plan and formulate a 7 year strategic plan along with the budgets. >> Based on a… Read More →

SLC Triangular in Kandy – Match Schedule

Date Match 12th May 2013 National Team v SLC Combined 13th May 2013 A Team v SLC Combined 14th May 2013 National Team v A Team 16th May 2013 National Team v A Team 17th May 2013 A Team v SLC Combined (D/N) 18th May 2013 National Team v SLC Combined (D/N) 20th May 2013 Final (D/N)

Power Generators of Sri Lanka Cricket

R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium

Media Release Further to the several news items being circulated regarding the purchase of 2 Power Generators, Sri Lanka Cricket would like to state that in 2011 SLC purchased 2 Power Generators (1250 kva) at a cost of Rs. 61.8 million to operate Flood Light Systems of the 3 venues of the 2011 world cup. When Sri Lanka Cricket was invited to host the 2011 ICC World Cup in Sri Lanka, it was mandatory to have high powered generators for flood lights. SLC could not find the necessary generators in Sri Lanka & hiring the said generators from a foreign country was not feasible hence after consultation with the General Manager of CEB, SLC discussed the matter with the Minister… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket Triangular in Kandy – Squads

Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the Teams for the Triangular to be played in Kandy in preparation for the ICC Champions Trophy to be played in England and the Sri Lanka ‘A’ tour to West Indies. The 3 Teams that will take part in the said Triangular are as follows. SRI LANKA TEAM : Upul Tharanga, Shehan Jaysuriya, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal, Thilina Kandambi, Chamara Kapugedera, Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Hearth, Nuwan Kulasekera, Shaminda Eranga, Chanaka Welagedera, Milinda Siriwardena, Ferveez Maharoof, Kusal Mendis, S Silojen SRI LANKA ‘A’ : Udara Jayasundara, Dilshan Munaweera, Anjelo Perera, Kithruwan Vithanage, Ashan Priyanjana, Niroshan Dickwella, Ramith Rambukwella, Seekuge Prasanna, Ishan Jayarathna, Suranga Lakmal, Vimukthi Perera, Lahiru Jayaratne, P H T Kaushal, Yasoda Lanka, S Sanjeewan SRI LANKA COMBINED: Dimuth Karunaratna, Mahela Udawatta, Jehan Mubarak, Sachithra Serasinghe, Kaushal Silva, Chaturanga De Silva,… Read More →

Sri Lanka Team for ICC Champions Trophy 2013

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the following squad was selected to represent the Sri Lanka National Team at the ICC Champions Trophy matches to be played in England in June 2013. 1.             Angelo Mathews(Capt) 2.              Dinesh Chandimal(Vice Capt) 3.             T M Dilshan 4.              Kusal Janith Perera 5.              Kumar Sangakkara 6.              Mahela Jayawardena 7.              Lahiru Thirimanne 8.              Jeevan Mendis 9.              Thisara Perera 10.            Lasith Malinga 11.            Rangana Herath 12.            Nuwan Kulasekera 13.            Shaminda Eranga 14.            Sachithra Senanayake 15.            Chanaka Welagedera The Minister of Sports Hon. Mahindananda Aluthgamage has approved the above team.