The 2015 edition of the prestigious Dialog Sri Lanka Cricket Awards was launched yesterday, to recognise the stars of our beloved game. The event will take place on 19th October, as Sri Lanka Cricket will recognise and honour the accomplishments and contribution of our cricketers and clubs at domestic and international level. Sri Lanka Cricket Interim Committee, Chairman – Sidath Wettimuny, Sri Lanka Cricket Interim Committee, Secretary – Prakash Shaffter, Sri Lanka Cricket Captain – Angelo Mathews, Dialog Axiata – General Manager, Brands & Media – Harsha Samaranayake, Sri Lanka Cricket Chief Executive Officer – Ashley De Silva and many more distinguished guests were present at the event. Two highlights of the presentations will be the Dialog Cricketer of the… Read More →
The Women’s zonal championship ended in a stalemate as organizers were forced to call off the final between Zone B and Zone D due to inclement weather. The rains came down just after Zone D had completed their 50 overs, reaching 171 for the loss of 8 wickets. Brief scores Zone D 171-8 in 50 overs (Yasoda Mendis 68, Dilani Manodara 28, Oshadi Ranasinghe 3/34, Sashikala Siriwardena 2/29) Zone B Did not bat Route to the final Zone B Vs Zone C – Won by 9 wickets (Zone C 146 All out – Zone D 147/1) Vs Zone D – Lost by 83 runs (Zone D 176/8 – Zone B 93 All Out) Vs Zone A – Won by 9… Read More →
The Singer all island schools under 19 cricket tournament 2015/16 was officially launched at a media conference held at Sri Lanka Cricket headquarters on Tuesday evening. Singer Sri Lanka PLC, a renowned name in the field of sports in Sri Lanka has come forward for the third consecutive year to sponsor the premier under 19 cricket tournament, which will be organized by Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association together with Sri Lanka Cricket.
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that former National Cricketer Nuwan Zoysa has been appointed to the National Fast Bowling Coaching Department. Nuwan has worked in India with Goa Cricket Association and with Royal College & NCC as Fast Bowling Coach before joining SLC on a 1 year contract beginning 1st of October 2015.
Media Release Please be informed that National Cricketer PHT Kaushal who was reported by the ICC for his bowling action recently successfully completed his official bowling test at the ICC accredited testing center in Chennai, India yesterday the 14th of September 2015, Kaushal was accompanied by Piyal Wijetunge (National Spin Bowling Coach) & Jerome Jayaratne (Head of Coaching & Interim Head Coach) Kaushal was tested for both his variation deliveries which is the off spinner & the doosra, though he was only reported for the ‘Doosra’ delivery. However the ICC reserves the right to test all varieties of a bowler once reported. The outcome of the test results will be notified to SLC by the ICC authorities within a 14… Read More →
ICC Media Release The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that Roshan Mahanama will step down from the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees at the end of the year. Mahanama joined the elite panel in 2004 and has refereed in 58 Tests, 222 ODIs and 35 T20Is to date, including refereeing in three ICC Cricket World Cups and the ICC Champions Trophy 2009. He has made the decision to step down six months ahead of the expiry of his contract so that he can spend more time with his family and also focus on the development of his business activities in Sri Lanka. “This has been an extremely difficult decision as I am very passionate about cricket, which has… Read More →
Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the newly appointed Minister of Sports Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara visited SLC today. The Minister was welcomed by Vice Presidents of SLC Kushil Gunasekara & Kaplia Wijegunawardene, Secretary of SLC Prakash Schaffter, Nuski Mohamed, Jayananda Warnaweera & Carlton Bernadus – Head of Cricket Operations & Actg. CEO of SLC. The Minister had discussions with the Interim Committee and the Minister was briefed of the current operational plans in progress of SLC. The Minister spoke to the Staff of SLC thereafter.
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that former Test Cricketer Avishka Gunawardene, has been appointed as the Assistant Coach of the Sri Lanka Under 19 Team. Avishka who is on a 2 year contract with SLC, will continue to work with the Under 19 Team during the forthcoming World Cup in 2016.
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that SLC Head of Coaching Jerome Jayaratne, has been appointed as the Interim Head Coach of the Sri Lankan National Team with immediate effect for the upcoming West Indies Series in October / November 2015 .
Chairman Sri Lanka Cricket Mr. Sidath Wettimuny met the new Minister of Sports Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara at the Ministry of Sports today. Vice Chairman SLC Mr. Kushil Gunasekara and Head of Cricket Operations Mr. Carlton Bernadus too were present at this occasion.
1st Week – Player of the week Pulina Tharanga – Runs 120, 5 wkts – Tamil Union C & AC 2nd Week – Player of the week Pawan Devinda – Runs 218 – NCC 3rd Week – Player of the week Minod Ranasinghe – Runs 187 – SSC 4th Week – Player of the week Dilanka Sandakan – Runs 76 & 7 Wkts – Moors
1st Match against Hyderabad President’s XI Sri Lanka Emerging vs Hyderabad Presidents XI Hyderabad won the toss and elected to bat 1st Innings – HBP 284/10 B Anirudh 117(185) H Agarwal 83(206) Vishwa Fernando 19-04-59-04 Kasun Rajitha 15-03-34-03 Amila Fernando 30-05-82-03 1st Inning – Sri Lanka 401/8 Kusal Mendis 156(210) Milinda Siriwardena 93(105) Lahiru Milantha 57*(54) Ahamed Quadri 15-01-62-04 T Ravi Teja 11-03-41-02 2nd Inning – HBP 284/4 B Anirudh 101(91) H Agarwal 61(63) Vishwa Fernando 10-00-64-02 Kasun Rajitha 12-00-97-1 Amila Aponso 09-00-60-01 Jefferey Vandasey 04-00-29-01 Target… Read More →
WICB Media Release The West Indies Cricket Board announced on Friday a 15-member Test squad for the Tour of Sri Lanka next month. SQUAD Jason Holder (Captain) Kraigg Brathwaite (Vice Captain) Devendra Bishoo Jermaine Blackwood Carlos Brathwaite Darren Bravo Rajindra Chandrika Shane Dowrich Shannon Gabriel Shai Hope Denesh Ramdin Kemar Roach Marlon Samuels Jerome Taylor Jomel Warrican Team Management Unit Phil Simmons (Head Coach) Sir Richie Richardson (Team Operations Manager) Stuart Williams (Assistant Coach) Sir Curtly Ambrose (Assistant Coach) Andre Coley (Assistant Coach) C.J. Clark (Physiotherapist) Richard Berridge (Performance Analyst) Virgil Browne (Massage Therapist) Philip Spooner (Media Relations Manager) NOTES The WICB has announced that Jason Holder will be the new captain of the West Indies Test team. He replaces… Read More →
Sri Lanka Cricket under the Vision 15/15 of the Interim Committee, has been working on upgrading the Gym facilities for our National Cricketers in all of its International venues. This project is a vital aspect and will allow SLC to further develop the ‘Performance Environment’ of our National Cricketers. This project will also give the rural players opportunities to use the facilities at Zonal and District level in strength and conditioning in order to develop their ability to their highest level. Below is a summary of what the project will entail: · R Premedasa – Refurbish and Renovate the current facility to be a world class performance gym. This development will dramatically improve the quality of training for players who… Read More →