Media Release The International Cricket Council (ICC) introduced strict measures to International Cricket in the year 2014 in an effort to counter all bowlers who were believed to be having suspect bowling actions playing International Cricket. At this time SLC who have also be burdened with this same issue over the years locally also decided to clamp down on bowlers who were having an unfair advantage in delivering a ball in domestic Club & School Cricket in 2014/15. The SLC ‘Suspect Bowling Action Review Committee’ then introduced a set of protocols which monitored a bowlers action from first class Cricket to grass root level throughout the Country.The umpires who officiate in matches were informed to keep an close eye on… Read More →
Media Release In response to several inquiries made by the media, Sri Lanka Cricket states that, it has now received the Report which was recently submitted to the Hon. Minister of Tourism and Sports by the Committee of Inquiry appointed on 14th November 2014 by the then Minister of Sports. This Committee of Inquiry consisted of Justice N. E. Dissanayake, Retired Judge of the Supreme Court (Chairman), Ms.Tharangani Keenawinna Dissanaike, Public Trustee and Mr. S. Aloka Bandara, Director of Combined Services of the Ministry of Public Administration. The Committee of Inquiry has investigated and reported on alleged incidents of sexual harassment and improper conduct said to have been committed in 2013 and 2014 by some Officials handling Women’s Cricket. Sri… Read More →
Media Release Jonty Rhodes the former South African great will arrive today in Sri Lanka on a short stint for 10 days as a fielding coach. Jonty is here ahead of the home series against Pakistan which starts next month. Jonty Rhodes will educate the coaches apart from the national cricketers and other national, development and junior teams on the latest techniques of fielding.
Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held of the National Women’s Selectors on the 20th May 2015, the following players were selected for the above series. 1 Chamari Attapattu (Captain) 2 Yasoda Mendis 3 Dilani Manodara 4 Sashikala Siriwardene 5 Eshani Lokusuriya (Vice Captain) 6 Sripali Weerakkody 7 Nipuni Hansika 8 Ama Kanchana 9 Inoka Ranaweera 10 Suganthika Kumari 11 Hasini Perera 12 Udeshika Prabodini 13 Chathurani Gunewardene 14 Maduri Samuddhika This has been approved by the Hon. Minister of Sports.
ICC Media Release The ICC Cricket Committee concluded its two-day meeting in Mumbai on Saturday. The ICC Cricket Committee makes recommendations on cricket playing issues to the Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC) and, if it is a policy matter, the ICC Board for approval and comprises representatives of many stakeholder groups involved in the modern game, including players, umpires and the media, and is chaired by former India captain Anil Kumble. The following were the major issues discussed by the ICC Cricket Committee: Test cricket: Day / Night Test matches were discussed at length. The Cricket Committee also received a report from the MCC on the 4-day First Class match played with pink balls in Abu Dhabi in March, and viewed… Read More →
On an initiative of the newly appointed Chairman and the Interim Committee of SLC, a comprehensive soft skills development program has been launched recently by SLC for Cricketers of all categories and age groups, covering a wide range of realms which would empower them with essential life skills in a wider spectrum. Having done an in-depth study of knowledge gaps of our players, Human Resources department of SLC, in its training need analysis has identified 11 areas to be encompassed in this enthusiastic program namely General English, Presentation skills development, Sports Psychology, Social etiquette, Personal grooming, Basic IT skills, Leadership training, Finance and Investment Management, Cricket history and spirits of the game. In addition, Yoga has been incorporated in the… Read More →
Media Release The National Selectors have decided to re-appoint All Rounder Angelo Mathews as the Captain of the Sri Lanka National Team for the Test and ODI formats. His appointment is to commence from upcoming tour of Pakistan till the conclusion of Sri Lanka’s tour to England next year. Lasith Malinga will be entrusted with the leadership of the Sri Lanka National Team for the Twenty 20 format with immediate effect till the conclusion of Sri Lanka’s title defense at the ICC World Twenty 20 to be played in India in 2016. The Selectors decision was ratified by the Minister of Tourism and Sports Hon. Navin Dissanayake MP.
Sri Lanka and West Indies will aim to boost their standings when they go head to head in round three of the ICC Women’s Championship, which starts in Colombo on Wednesday. The series includes four ODIs but only the final three matches scheduled for 15, 18 and 20 May will count towards the eight-team ICC Women’s Championship. The top four sides from this tournament will qualify automatically for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017, while the bottom four sides will play in the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier. Squads Sri Lanka (from): Chamari Athapaththu (captain), Chathurani Gunewardena, Ama Kanchana, Sugandhika Kumari, Eshani Lokusuriya, Lasanthi Madushani, Dilani Manodara (wk) , Hasini Perera, Chamari Polgampola, Udeshika Prabodhini, Inoka Ranaweera, Maduri Samuddika, H.A.S.D. Siriwardene, Prasadini Weerakkody (wk)… Read More →
Media Release Sri Lanka National Women’s Captain Chamari Atapattu injured her right 4th and 5th fingers while doing a gym session. She has been given a total of 16 stitches on both fingers. She will be out of the 1st & 2nd ODI to be played against the visiting West Indies National Women’s Team. Yashoda Mendis has been included into the Squad as the cover for Chamari by the Selectors of National Women’s Team.
Media Release Former Sri Lankan Fast Bowler Champaka Ramanayake has been appointed as the Fast Bowling Coach of the Sri Lankan National Team. The appointment takes effect from the 1st of June this year and Ramanayake’s appointment will cover three inbound tours namely of Pakistan, India and the West Indies.
Date Match Venue June 11 – 13 Three Day Match Colombo Colts CC June 17 – 21 1st Test Galle June 25 – 29 2nd Test P Sara Oval July 3 – 7 3rd Test PICS – Kandy July 11 1st ODI – Day Match RDICS – Dambulla July 15 2nd ODI – D/N PICS – Kandy July 19 3rd ODI – D/N RPICS – Comlombo July 22 4th ODI – D/N RPICS – Comlombo July 26 5th ODI – D/N MRICS – Hambantota July 30 1st T20I RPICS – Colombo Aug 01 2nd T20I RPICS – Colombo
Under the overseas player program two outstanding school boy cricketers Chamika Karunaratne of Royal College and Lasith Lakshan of St. Thomas College, Matara have been selected to play in the UK County Championship. Out of seven cricketers these two were selected by the SLC UK Committee. The SLC UK committee will be responsible for the well being of the cricketers and undertakes all expenses related to them during their stay in UK. Some of the past cricketers who have been benefited from this scholarship scheme are Angelo Mathews, Dhammika Prasad, Farveez Maharoof, Kosala Kulasekara and Upul Tharanga. For young potential national cricketers to have this opportunity to play a season of cricket in England is a dream come true and… Read More →
Media Release Michael Main will join Sri Lanka Cricket as Trainer of the National Team from the 1st of June 2015. Michael was the Head of Strength and Conditioning at Hampshire county cricket team under ECB before joining SLC. Michael holds a Masters Degree in Strength and Conditioning from the University of Teeside, England, while completing his bachelor’s degree from University of Worcester in Sports Studies and Physical Education. He had also worked with ECB in their young fast bowlers training programme.
ICC World Twenty20 winner Sri Lanka maintains top spot in T20I table World Cup winner Australia has doubled its lead over second-ranked India on the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings from six to 12 points following the annual update while the West Indies, Bangladesh and Pakistan are now locked in a tight struggle for the remaining two slots in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 whose cut-off date is 30 September 2015. The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 will be played from 1 to 19 June in England and Wales, and the host country (England), plus the next seven highest-ranked ODI sides will participate in the event. The annual update is carried out to ensure the table continues to reflect results from the last three years. As… Read More →
Media Release At a Selection Committee of the National Women’s Selectors held on 30th April 2015, the following players were selected for the above tour. 1 Chamari Attapattu (Captain) 2 Prasadini Weerakkody 3 Nipuni Hansika 4 Sanduni Abeywickrema 5 Dilani Manodara 6 Sashikala Siriwardene 7 Eshani Lokusuriya (Vice Captain) 8 Sripali Weerakkody 9 Ama Kanchana 10 Inoka Ranaweera 11 Suganthika Kumari 12 Lasanthi Madushani 13 Chathurani Gunewardene 14 Maduri Samuddhika Standby: 1 Yasoda Mendis 2 Oshadi Ranasinghe 3 Udeshika Prabodini 4 Achini Kulasooriya 5 Hasini Perera 6 Chamari Pologampola 7 Nilakshi Silva This has been approved by the Hon. Minister of Sports. DATE MATCH Venue Times 13th May ODI 1 -Match SSC 09.50am 15th May ODI 2- IWC… Read More →