Sri Lanka announces Squad for T20s against Pakistan

Thisara Perera

Colombo, 21st October 2017 Sri Lanka Cricket today announced the T20 squad selected to play the T20 Series against Pakistan. The Squad which was ratified by the Minister of Sport, Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekera, will be captained by Thisara Perera, and consists of: 1. Thisara Perera – Captain 2. Dilshan Munaweera 3. Danushka Gunathilaka 4. Sadeera Samarawickrama 5. Ashan Priyanjan 6. Mahela Udawatte 7. Dasun Shanaka 8. Minod Bhanuka 9. Sachith Pathirana 10. Vikum Sanjaya 11. Lahiru Gamage 12. Seekkuge Prasanna 13. Vishwa Fernando 14. Isuru Udana 15. Jeffrey Vandersay 16. Chaturanga de Silva The squad will play 2 x T20 games against Pakistan in the UAE, and the final game in Lahore, Pakistan on the 29th of October 2017.

Sri Lanka win accolades from Pakistan on decision to play third T20 in Lahore

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By Srian Obeyesekere reporting from Sharjah Sri Lanka has won accolades from the people of Pakistan for the magnanimous gesture by the Sri Lankan cricket authorities Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to play Pakistan in the third T20 match in Lahore on October 29. Several Pakistan cricket observers told me that the great decision by Sri Lanka would effectively open the window for international cricket to return to Pakistan after 8 years. Accordingly, the Pakistan cricket authorities are eagerly looking forward to staging the third T20 match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Lahore on October 29. Already the necessary final arrangements are being put in place with online ticket sales picking up by the day, according to Pakistan Cricket Board… Read More →

ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට කෘතඥ වන්නේ යැයි පාකිස්තාන ක්‍රිකට් ප්‍රවීණයෝ පවසති

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බන්දුල මොල්ලිගොඩ සාජා සිට ලියයි……. ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් කණ්ඩායම පාකිස්තානයේ දී මේ මස අවසානයේ (29) අවසාන 20 – 20 තරගයට සහභාගිවීමට තීරණය කිරීම පිළිබඳව පාකිස්තානය ක්‍රීඩා ලෝලීන් මෙන්ම එහි ජනතාවත් ඉමහත් ප්‍රීතියට පත්ව සිටින බවත් ලාහෝරයේ තරග වැඳීමට කැමැත්ත පළකිරීම පිළිබඳව ඔවුන් ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් ආයතනයට හා ශ්‍රී ලංකා වාසීනට කෘතඥතාව පළකරන බවත්, ඔවුනගේ ජාත්‍යන්තර ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩා විස්තර ප්‍රචාරකයන් මෙන්ම මාධ්‍යවේදීහුද මෙහිදී ප්‍රකාශ කළහ. ක්‍රිකට් යනු පාකිස්තාන ජාතිකයනට සිය ජීවිතය හා සමාන දෙයක්.  ඔවුනගේ ජනප්‍රියම  ක්‍රීඩාව ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩාවයි.  ඔවුන් ඒතරමටම ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩාවට ආදරෙයි.  කැමතියි.  අවුරුදු නවයක් ජාත්‍යන්තර ක්‍රිකට් දැකීමට නොමැති ආශාවකින් පෙලුණු පාකිස්තානුවන්ට මේ සුභ ආරංචිය ඉතා වැදගත් වන්නේ යැයි ද එම ප්‍රවීණයෝ ප්‍රකාශ කළ සිටිති. පාකිස්තානයේ සිටින බ්‍රිත්‍ය ගුවන්විදුලි (බී. බී. සී.) හා රූපවාහිනි මාධ්‍යවේදී රෂීඩ් සකූර් ප්‍රකාශ කළේ… Read More →

Gunathilaka ban revised by SLC ExCo

Danushka Gunathilaka

Colombo, 17 th October 2017 The Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket yesterday (16) decided to revise the suspension imposed on Dhanushka Gunathilaka upon consideration of the appeal made on behalf of Gunathilaka by the Sinhalese Sports Club. Gunathilaka was served a 6 International match suspension and imposed a fine of 20% of his Annual Contract fee having been found in breach of Section 30 of the SLC Constitution and several terms of his contract. Accordingly, Gunathilaka will now serve a suspension of 3 International matches (instead of 6) and be fined 20% of his Annual Contract fee, whilst he will serve the balance 3 International matches as a sentence suspended for one (1) year, whereby he shall be suspended… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket confirms Pakistan T20 to be played in Lahore

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Colombo, 16th October 2017 Sri Lanka Cricket today (16) confirmed its commitment to play the third and final T20 game of the ongoing Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan on the 29th of October. SLC have over the past two months conducted a thorough evaluation with the assistance of the Government of Sri Lanka, the Government of Pakistan, the PCB and independent Security experts and The Executive Committee today (16), evaluated the reports obtained together with the recommendation of the International Cricket Council – which successfully conducted the Independence Cup tournament in Lahore fielding a World XI Team – and having been fully satisfied with the stringent security measures in place, the SLC ExCo unanimously… Read More →

New international Test and ODI leagues agreed in principle by ICC members

ICC Media Release The Test series league will see nine teams play six series over two years – three home and three away, while the ODI league will be a direct qualification pathway towards the ICC Cricket World Cup and will be contested by the 12 Full Members plus the winners of the current ICC World Cricket League Championship. Nine-team Test league and 13-team ODI league aims to bring context and meaning to bilateral cricket ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar: “Bringing context to bilateral cricket is not a new challenge, but this is the first time a genuine solution has been agreed on” ICC Chief Executive David Richardson: “This is a significant point in time for ICC Members and our collective… Read More →

Under 19 Squad prepares ahead of the Asia Cup

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Colombo, 13 th October 2017 Sri Lanka Cricket today (13) announced the following squad to participate in the Under 19 Asia Cup to be held in Malaysia from the 9th to 20th November 2017. The Squad which has received the ratification of the Minister of Sport, Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekera is as follows; 1. Kamindu Mendis – Captain 2. Jehan Daniel – Vice Captain 3. Ashen Bandara 4. Dhananjaya Lakshan 5. Nishan Mathushanka 6. Nipuna Dhananjaya 7. Hasitha Boyagoda 8. Krishan Sanjula 9. Nuwanidu Fernando 10. Randir Ranasinghe 11. Thisaru Rashmika 12. Nipun Ransika 13. P Jayawickrama 14. Kalana Perera 15. K. K. Kevin Standby: 1. V. Chathuranga 2. Ravindu Sanjana 3. H. Buddila 4. Thilan Prasanna The selected 15, have… Read More →