SLC appoints three committees

Media Release 05th November, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the appointment of the following three committees under the instructions of the Minister of Sports, Honorable Faiszer Musthapa; who made the decision in concurrence with the controlling clubs of the SLC, following a discussion, he had with them. Furthermore, SLC and its controlling clubs will continue the dialogue on this and include further members to the following committees; if deemed necessary. The following committee’s will function, until an Annual General Meeting of the SLC is conducted, and an elected body is constituted. CRICKET ADVISORY COMMITTEE Michael J De Soyza – (Singhalese Sports Club) Ken De Alwis – (Singhalese Sports Club) Chandika Hathurusinghe – National Cricket Coach of Sri Lanka… Read More →

ICC ODI Rankings: Dananjaya and Dickwella on the charge

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Dubai, 2 November 2018 HOPE, HETMYER, CHAHAL, DANANJAYA AND JADEJA ON THE CHARGE Top-ranked Kohli moves to 899 points to lead second-ranked Sharma by 28 points; Bangladesh trio also makes impressive gains Valuable ranking points up for grabs in upcoming series between Australia and South Africa, and Pakistan and New Zealand Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer are the biggest gainers in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Player Rankings for ODI Batters, which were released on Friday morning following the conclusion of the series between India and the Windies, and also takes into account the Sri Lanka versus England and the Bangladesh versus Zimbabwe series. Hope scored 250 runs in the series at 62.50 and has been rewarded with a jump… Read More →

Nuwan Zoysa sent on compulsory leave

Media Release 31st October, 2018 Following ICC charged Nuwan Zoysa under the Anti-Corruption Code, Sri Lanka Cricket decided to send him on compulsory leave with immediate effect. Zoysa is working as a bowling coach at the SLC. In the meantime, Sri Lanka Cricket has started work towards establishing a fully-fledged anti-corruption unit in the country. Already SLC held two dialogues with the International Cricket Council to seek its support towards this move. As another forward step, The Competent Authority of the SLC Mr. Kamal Pathmasiri; SLC CEO, Mr. Ashley De Silva and Deputy Solicitor General of the AG’s Department Sumathi Dharmawardena will travel to UK; in the near future; to meet the UK’s Chief Prosecutor; to discuss the modality of… Read More →

Pathum Nissanka hospitalized after hit on the helmet while fielding

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Pathum Nissanka Batsman Pathum Nissanka, who was playing for the Board XI in the 1st practice game vs England, played at the NCC Ground was hospitalized this evening, after he was hit on the helmet, while fielding at the Short Leg. He was immediately rushed to the hospital and was given specialist medical attention. While an MRI scan showed that the player is out of danger. However, he will remain in the hospital for 24 hours on observation status, following medical advice.

Sri Lanka under 19 ODI squad to play against Bangladesh Under 19

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Sri Lanka under 19 ODI squad to face the Bangladesh under 19 in the ODI series in the ongoing Bangladesh tour to Sri Lanka. 1.)    Kamil Mishara 2.)    Navod Paranavithana 3.)    Ravindu Rashan 4.)    Nipun Dananjaya – Captain 5.)    Sonal Dinusha 6.)    Mohamed Shamaz 7.)    Avishka Tharindu 8.)    Ravin De Silva 9.)    Sadun Mendis 10.)   Lakshan Gamage 11.)   M.C. Premadasa 12.)   Rohan Sanjaya 13.)   C. Wijesinghe 14.)   Navin Fernando 15.)   Ashan Daniel Schedule 30th  October 2018 Tuesday 1  st ODI Day Game Dambulla – RDICS 1st  November 2018 Thursday 2nd ODI Day Game Dambulla – RDICS 3rd  November 2018 Saturday 3rd ODI Day Game Dambulla – RDICS 6th  November 2018 Tuesday 4th ODI Day Game MCG – Katunayaka 9th  November 2018 Friday 5th ODI Day Game MCG – Katunayaka  

Competent Authority of SLC has convened a Special General Meeting

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Media Release 26th October, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform that according to a directive issued by Honorable Faiszer Musthapha PC., Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government and Sports to conduct an election of Office Bearers to the Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), The Competent Authority of SLC Mr. Kamal Pathmasiri has convened a Special General Meeting of its membership to appoint the members to the Election Committee. Accordingly; the required notice has already been dispatched to the membership of SLC by the Director General of Sports and the Special General Meeting is scheduled to be held on 12th November 2018 at 10.00 a.m. at the Duncan White Auditorium of the Ministry of Sports in Colombo… Read More →

Clarification pertaining to several media reports published citing “Department of Excise’’ causing a search at the RPICS during the 05th ODI’’

Media Release 25th October, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to state that following a decision made by the Executive Committee during February, 2018, SLC appointed Classic Destinations Private Limited as the hospitality Partner for the Nidahas Trophy and the England Tour of Sri Lanka 2018. Accordingly, The Company is entitled to, at its sole cost and expenses to provide and or supply Hospitality Services (including food and related care) to the spectators procured by the Company for such Corporate Boxes with no involvement of Sri Lanka Cricket. In that context, in the exercise of the rights granted to the Company, it shall be duty bound to act within the Law of the Country by procuring and obtaining relevant licenses and or permits as required by Law… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket launches “Merchandise Arm’’

Mr. Kamal Pathmasiri opening the SLC Merchandise stall at the RPICS and Mr. Jerome Jayaratne COO looks on

Media Release 24nd October, 2018 Plans to sell Sri Lanka Cricket branded sporting accessories Sri Lanka Cricket on Tuesday ( 23rd October, 2018) launched a ‘’Merchandise arm;’’ which will sell Sri Lanka Cricket branded sporting accessories, apparels and other related sport merchandise items. The latest ‘’Merchandise arm’’ of the SLC has a twofold strategy, both offline and online. The offline strategy will focus on in-ground selling of merchandise items during the matches, while the online platform; which will be launched very soon; will focus on selling to the fan base spread across the globe. The in-ground merchandising operation was launched this Tuesday at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium with the participation of the Competent Authority of the SLC, Mr…. Read More →

Sri Lanka T20I squad for England match released


Media Release 22nd October, 20181 The following Sri Lanka squad was approved by the Honorable Minister of Sports Faiszer Musthapa to play the T20I match vs England. The match will be played at the RPICS, Colombo on the 27th October, 2018. 1 Thisara Perera  – Captain 2 Dinesh Chandimal 3 Niroshan Dickwella 4 Kusal Janith Perera 5 Kusal Mendis 6 Dhananjaya De Silva 7 Dasun Shanaka 8 Kamindu Mendis 9 Isuru Udana 10 Lasith Malinga 11 Dushmantha Chameera 12 Akila Dananjaya 13 Kasun Rajitha 14 Nuwan Pradeep 15 Lakshan Sandakan Standby 1 Amila Aponso 2 Sadeera Samarawickrama 3 Shehan Jayasuriya 4 Shehan Madushanka  

Rangana Herath to retire after first Test against England


Media Release 22nd October, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform that Mr. Rangana Herath following a discussion he had with the SLC CEO and the selectors, notified his retirement from test cricket, after the 1st test match, in Galle against England. “We respect and support Rangana’s decision. Even though his retirement will be a big loss for Sri Lanka Cricket. We wish to thank him for the invaluable contribution he has made to Sri Lanka Cricket;” said Ashley De Silva; CEO of Sri Lanka Cricket. 

Level Two Coaching Course gets underway

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Media Release 16th October, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket’s Coach Education Unit commenced a Level two Coaching Course this morning ( 16th October, 2018) for nearly 20 participants, who represents various levels of Sri Lankan Cricket. The six day course, which is conducted at the High Performance Center of the SLC at the R. Premadasa Stadium is taken part by School Coaches, Club Coaches and also former and present national cricketers such as Rangana Herath; Ajantha Mendis, Nuwan Kulasekara, and Dhammika Prasad. Sri Lanka women’s team player Prasadini Weerakkody is also a participant at this coaching course. “This is a special course, and the main objective of this is to enhance the coaching knowledge of the modern game of all attendees’;… Read More →