Press Release Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that former national player Chaminda Vaas has been appointed as the National Fast Bowling coach of the Sri Lanka National Team on a two year contract. He will lead the Fast Bowling Coaching unit which will also include Champaka Ramanayake & Anusha Samaranayake. Sri Lanka Cricket also wishes to announce that Mr. Michael De Soysa has been appointed as the Manager of the National Team for a period of one year.
Due to an injury faced by Mahela Jayawardane,Thilan Samaraweera will be replacing him in the test squad for the Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka as per the decision of the Selectors,This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.
Mahela Jayawardene injured his finger and will be ruled out of the homes series against Bangladesh starting in the first week of March. Jayawardene dislocated the middle finger of his left hand while attempting a catch on Sunday in a domestic first class game for SSC against NCC at his home ground. Scans had later shown a fracture. His scan reports have already been dispatched to Australia for further investigations but experts said that the forecast is not very good for the veteran batsman to play the Bangladesh series. Usually a fracture like the one Jayawardene sustained needs 2-4 weeks to heal, but due to the severity of Jayawardene’s injury the doctors have estimated it to require 4-6 weeks to… Read More →
Press Release The Annual General Meeting of Sri Lanka Cricket is scheduled to take place on the 30th of March 2013. The notice carrying the information was sent to the members this afternoon. This is in line with the Gazette notification issued by the Ministry of Sports related to the new regulations of the Sports Law. The final date for nominations will be the 28th of February.
At a Selection Committee meeting held, the following decisions were made by the National Selectors. Test & One day Captain – Anjelo Mathews Test & One Day Vice Captain – Dinesh Chandimal (The above is for a period effective 14th February 2013 – 2013/14 Pakistan tour ( Scheduled to end in January 2014 ) T20 Captain – Dinesh Chandimal T20 Vice Captain – Lasith Malinga (The above is for a period effective 14th February 2013 – 2013/14 Pakistan tour ( Scheduled to end in January 2014 ) Further the following selections were made with regard to the SL vs Bangladesh Test series. Anjelo Mathews (Capt) Dinesh Chandimal (V.Capt) T.M Dilshan Dimuth Karunaratne Ashen Silva Kumar Sangakkara – subject to recovery from injury Lahiru Thirimanna Mahela Jayawardana… Read More →
Press Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform that a decision was taken last evening to suspend Mr Charith Senanayake from service with immediate effect without remuneration, pending an inquiry into 3 charges against him. This decision was conveyed to him this morning and the suspension letter couriered to his residence.
Following Squad has been selected for the three day game schedule to be played against Bangladesh commencing on 3rd March 2013. Romesh Kaluwitharana will be in charge of training the squad. Openers – 04 Ashen Silva Niroshan Dickwella- WK Udara Jayasundara Shehan Jayasuriya Middle Order Bats- 06 Angelow Perera Kithruwan Ashan Priyanjana Romesh Buddhika Gayan manishan- WK Sadun Weerakody Fast Bowlers-07 Lahiru Madushanka Ishan Jayarathna Dushantha Sameera Vishva Fernando Lahiru Gamage Kasun Madushanka Lahiru Jayarathna Spin – 06 Chathuraga De Silva Ramith Rambukwella P H T Kaushal Dulannjala Mendis Maduka Liyanapathirana Akila Dhananjaya
Picking the national team is no easy task, so the newly elected selectors are eager to make no mistakes and have the best available players wearing the Sri Lankan Cap. The newly elected selectors of SLC headed by its Chairman Sanath Jayasuriya together with the Secretary of SLC Nishantha Ranatunga, met for the first time the National Coaches, Physio’s & the Match Referees of SLC, and all the contracted players of SLC. The Selectors first spoke to Sri Lanka team’s Batting Coach Marvan Atapattu, Bowling coach Champaka Ramanayaka and fielding coach Ruwan Kalpage. After the first meeting ended, the selectors had discussions with all the trainers and physio’s of SLC. At this Meeting it was outlined by the Selectors that… Read More →
Sri Lanka has strengthened its hold as the number-one ranked side on the Reliance ICC T20I Championship Table following its 2-0 series win over host Australia on Monday. Sri Lanka, which needed to win just one of the two matches in the series to retain its top spot, gained four ratings points to finish on 131 ratings points – nine ratings points ahead of second-placed ICC World Twenty20 2012 champion West Indies. Australia, on the other hand, has retained its seventh place but has lost four ratings points to end at 104, 12 ratings points behind sixth-placed Pakistan. Australia next plays West Indies in a one-off Twenty20 International on 13 February in Brisbane. To find out exactly how the forthcoming series will affect the… Read More →
Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the new Cricket Selection Committee headed by Sanath Jayasuriya was appointed by the Minister of Sports Hon. Mahindananda Aluthgamage today. The committee comprises, Sanath Jayasuirya (Chairman), Pramodya Wickramasinghe, Hemantha Wickremarathne , Chaminda Mendis, and Eric Upashantha
Please be informed that the match between Ruhuna and Kandurata/Uva scheduled at Moors grounds on 23rd has been shifted to RPICS, after a discussion with the National Curator / HOCO. The ladies match scheduled at RPICS on the same day will be shifted to Moors Grounds.
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Media Release The Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket turned down a request made by the Captain of the National Team, Mahela Jayawardena, to distribute part of the guarantee fee due to the team from the World T20, to members of the Support Staff and certain ground staff, at its last meeting held on 12th December. The players are paid 25% of the guarantee fee as per their contract and it is not distributed among anyone other than the players, hence the reason for the Executive Committee to refuse to deviate from the standard practice. Certain sections of the media contacted the Treasurer to clarify exactly what happened and he had explained this process. Thereafter, when it was carried in… Read More →
Media Release The year 2012 saw many positive changes to Sri Lanka Cricket, with a newly elected Executive Committee taking office. It was the Executive Committee’s decision to appoint a fresh faced Marketing Department comprising of professionals within the existing SLC cadre stepping up to the plate. SLC is pleased to note that for the first time the Organization has secured a National Team Sponsor for ICC Events, with the likes of M/s Homestead, an international Real Estate giant coming on board and launching itself in Sri Lanka through Sri Lanka Cricket. Up until 2012, SLC did not have a Sponsor for its National Team during ICC Events with the team participating in the ICC Cricket World 2011 sans a… Read More →
Media Release The Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket met yesterday (Wednesday) on the instructions of the Minister of Sports, consequent to the meeting that was convened by the Minister on Friday 30th November, to study and make recommendations on the ‘Haroon Lorgat Report’. As a first step, it was decided by the Ex Co, to appoint three committees, viz: Finance, Constitutional and Administrative, to discuss Mr Haroon Lorgat’s report and make recommendations for its implementation. The Committees were given time until 15th January 2013 to submit their reports for possible implementation of the findings by 1st February 2013. Sri Lanka Cricket will keep the Media updated on the processes being adopted, on submission of the reports.