Sachithra Senanayake to play domestic cricket


Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that Sachithra has worked with a team of experts in Western Australia and carried out the remedial work. SLC is in a position of a report received from UWA advising to further continue the remedial work on his bowling action. With regard to the corrective measures taken in consultation with the experts at the University of Western Australia, Sachithra has shown tremendous improvement and is in the process of having extensive training with the local coaching staff. SLC will coordinate with ICC on the date of his retesting in the near future.  As per the decision taken by SLC Sachithra will be permitted to play in the forthcoming Mercantile Cricket tournament which… Read More →

Marvan Atapattu appointed Sri Lanka head coach


Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that as per the recommendations of the special committee appointed to select the National Head Coach, The Executive Committee of SLC unanimously approved and appointed Mr. Marvan Attapattu to the position of National Head Coach of Sri Lanka Cricket with immediate effect.

Under 19: Sri Lanka squad for 1st and 2nd One Day against Australia

Sri Lanka Under 19 Team won the 5 ODI series against Bangladesh Under 19

Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held the following selections were made by the Junior National Selectors with regard to the Squad for the 1st and 2nd One day’s of the Australia Under 19 tour of Sri Lanka. 1.      Chamika Karunarantne - Captain – Royal College 2.      Charith Asalanka – Vice Captain – Richmond College 3.      Wanidu Hasaranga – Richmond College 4.      Pathum Madusanka – St. Josephs College 5.      Dineth Thimodya - St. Peters College 6.      Kavindu Mendis - Richmond College 7.      Saveen Nanayakkara - Richmond College 8.      Kaveen Bandara - D S Senanayake College 9.      Ravindu Thilakaratne - St. Thomas College 10.  Lahiru Kumara - Trinity College 11.  Keshan Wijeratne - Maliyadeva College 12.  Damith Silva - Maliyadeva College 13.  Pasindu Silva - Air Force 14.  Sahan Arachchige - Ananda College 15.  Avishka Fernando - St. Sebastians College This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.  

Under 19: Australia tour of Sri Lanka 2014 – Press Conferece


The Australia Under-19 team led by Patrick McKenna will play five one-day matches and one three-day game during their three-week tour of Sri Lanka. Royal College captain Chamika Karunaratne will lead the Sri Lanka Under-19 team against the Australian Juniors. The former England Test cricketer Graeme Hick is the coach of the Australian juniors with former Australian skipper Greg Chappell as the manager. Former Sri Lanka spinner Roger Wijesuriya is the coach of the Sri Lanka Under-19 team. Australia U19 tour to Sri Lanka schedule 25 September – 1st One Day match, Sinhalese Sports Club 27 September – 2nd One Day match, R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium 29 September – 3rd One Day match, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic CC 1… Read More →

Two names shortlisted for post of head coach

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that at the meeting held today it was decided to shortlist 2 candidates for the above post which included Marvan Attapattu. The Committee had a discussion with Marvan Attapattu and will discuss with the other candidate during the course of the day and the final decision will be conveyed to the ExCo for their ratification tomorrow.

Air Force Women’s A team won the Division II tournament

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Sri Lanka Air Force SC Women’s ‘A’ team pulled off a 3-wicket win over Sri Lanka Army Women’s A team in the SLC conducted Division II 40-over tournament final played at MCA Grounds, Colombo 7 today. Brief Score: Army SC “A” – 120 for 9 in 40 overs (Kirishanthi Sandamali 20 runs, Shakila Kumari 3 for 21, Harshani Maduwanthi 3 for 24) v Air Force SC “A” – 124 for 7 in 36.1 overs (Dharshani Dharmasiri 29, Saduni Abeyawickrema 26, Prabashini Ihalage 2 for 10 runs) Air Force SC “A” won by 03 wickets Full Scorecard

SLC Executive Committee Decisions – September 15th 2014

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Media Release SLC Executive Committee Decisions Kithuruwan Vithanage: Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform that Kithuruwan Vithanage was given a 1 year suspended sentence for breaching the player code of conduct during the 1st Test Match against Pakistan in August 2014. He was also fined the total match fee for his misdeed. Disbursement of Funds: It was decided to release funds to stakeholders in order to commence cricket development work of their respective clubs/ associations as per the allocations decided. This was according to the proposals received by the NDC.

Sri Lanka Under 19 Squad for Australia Under 19 Tour of Sri Lanka

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Media Release Sri Lanka Under 19 Squad for Australia Under 19 Tour of Sri Lanka 2014 - From 21st September  to 10th October 2014 1)      Chamika Karunaratne (Captain) – Royal College 2)      Charith Asanka (Vice Captain) – Richmond College 3)      Pathum Madusanka - St. Joseph College 4)      Lasith Lakshan – St. Thomas –Matara 5)      Deneth Temodya – St. Peters College 6)      Rashmika Opatha – St. Thomas – Mt Lavinia 7)      Himasha Liyanage – Dharmapala Vidyalaya 8)      Avishka Fernando  – St. Sebastian College 9)      Kamindu Mendis  – Richmond College 10)  Kaveen Bandara  – D S Senanayake College 11)  Pasindu Isira  – Air Force SC 12)  Tiran Dhanapala - Royal College 13)  Shamme Ashan - Ananda College 14)  Akil Inham – D S Senanayake College 15)  Sahan Arachchige – Ananda College 16)  Keshan Wijeratne - Maliyadeva College 17)  Asitha Fernando - St. Sebasitian – Katuneriya 18)  Lahiru Kumara… Read More →

Sri Lanka Women squad for South Africa Women’s tour of Sri Lanka

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Media Release At a selection meeting held the Sri Lanka Women’s National Selector’s have selected the following squad for the South Africa Women’s tour of Sri Lanka 2014. Chamari Athapattu (Captain) Shashikala Siriwardhane Eshani Lokusuriya Yashoda Mendis Sripali Weerakkody Udeshika Prabodini Maduri Samuddika Lasanthi Madushani Inoshi Fernando Chandima Guneratne Inoka Ranaweera Anushka Sanjeewani Nilakshi Silva Chamari Plogampola Dilani Manodara Hashini Perera Prashdini Weerakkody Ama Kanchana Imalka Mendis Poojani Liyanage Sanduni Abeywickrama Achini Kulasuriya

TM Sampath to replace Dilshan – Champions League T20

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that T.M. Sampath has been selected to replace T.M. Dilshan in the Champions League Twenty20. T.M. Sampath was a squad member of the Southern Express Team. Southern Express play Northern Districts (13th September), Mumbai Indians (14th September) and Lahore Lions (16th September) as they bid to join the main event.

West Indies A tour of Sri Lanka 2014 – SL A preliminary squad

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Media Release At a Selection Committee Meeting held on 9th September 2014 the National Selectors nominated the below players for the squad for the West Indies “A” team’s tour of Sri Lanka. Kusal Perera Upul Tharanga Dimuth Karunaratne Dhanushka Gunathilaka Dinesh Chandimal Lahiru Thirimanne Ashan Priyanjana Kithuruwan Vithanage Niroshan Dickwella Bhanuka Rajapaksha Madhawa Warnapura Roshen Silva Shehan Jayasooriya Romesh Buddhika Sachith Pathirana Chathuranga De Silva Seekkuge Prasanna Suraj Randiv P A D L R Sedara P H T Kaushal Malinga Pushpakumara Shaminda Eranga Lahiru Gamage Dushmantha Chameera Nuwan Pradeep Binura Fernando Vishva Fernando Anuk Fernando Farveez Maharoof Kasun Madushanka Akila Dhananjaya Ramith Rambukwella

Dialog Sri Lanka Cricket Awards 2014 – Winners List


DIALOG Cricketer of the Year 2014 Winner: Angelo Mathews Nominations: Kumar Sangakkara, Rangana Herath DIALOG People’s Player of the Year 2014 Kumar Sangakkara Mens T20Is Awards Best Batsman Winner: Kushal Janith Perera Nominations: Mahela Jayawardene, Tissara Perera Best Bowler Winner: Lasith Malinga Nominations: Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath Mens ODI Awards Best Batsman Winner: Angelo Mathews Nominations: Kumar Sangakkara, Lahiru Thirimanna Best Bowler Winner: Lasith Malinga Nominations: Ajantha Mendis, Sachithra Senanayake Best All-rounder ODI Winner: Angelo Mathews Nominations: T M Dilshan, Tissara Perera Emerging Cricketer of the Year Niroshan Dickwella Mens TEST Awards Best Batsman Winner: Kumar Sangakkara & Angelo Mathews Nomination s: Mahela Jayawardene, Kaushal Silva Best Bowler Winner: Rangana Herath Nominations: Dilruwan Perera, Shaminda Eranga Womens ODI Awards Best… Read More →

SLC Executive Committee Decisions – September 01st 2014

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Media Release The Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket at its meeting held yesterday (01st September 2014)  made the following decisions. Executive Committee Decisions: ExCo decided to fill the vacancies of the Coaching department due to the recent vacuum that was created with experienced and qualified persons at the earliest. National Head Coach: ExCo appointed an 8 member committee to evaluate and short list the applicants and to nominate the appropriate candidate for the vacant positions. The committee comprises of Mr. Asanga Seneviratne, Mohan De Silva, Nishantha Ranatunga, Hirantha Perera, Nuski Mohamed, Sanath Jayasuriya, Jayananda Warnaweera, Shammi Silva, Dushan Soyza, Ranjit Fernando, and Head of Coaching Jerome Jayaratne. SLC has received 17 applications for the post of National Coach – 01 local and 16 foreign, 17 applications for the… Read More →

Refund of Tickets for the 2nd ODI – Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka 2014

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the Refund procedure for the tickets purchased for the 2nd ODI which was to be played in Colombo on the 27th of August 2014. Refunds will take place from the 2nd of September 2014 to the 10th of September 2014 from 10 am to 3.30 pm at the SLC head office, 35, Maitland Place, Colombo 7. It is compulsory for the Ticket holders to produce the original ticket purchased in order to receive the refund. Tickets purchased through the Internet will be refunded to the same Credit Card used for the purchase. however the ticket holders who have collected the original tickets should produce the original tickets issued for the Internet purchase… Read More →