Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club’s First Eleven cricketers bathed themselves in glory by winning Sri Lanka Cricket’s Premier League Trophy in the extended version of the game. TU also were runners-up to the Army SC in the T20 tournament this year. This win was achieved after the Club won the then equivalent – the inaugural P.Saravanamuttu Trophy – in 1950/51, under Sathi Coomaraswamy. So, a 65-year wait was finally ended. TU has had two close calls since – one in 1982/83 under S.Skandakumar, when they were pipped to the post on a matter of 0.15 points by Bloomfield C & AC, and then again in 1998/99, when, under Upul Chandana, they could not claim the last Sebastianites CC wicket… Read More →
Super U19 Provincial – Match Summary – 28th – 29th April Southern Province U19 v Eastern Province U19 – Moors Sports Club Ground SPU19 – 214/10 (52.4) Chathura Milan 63, Dananjaya Lakshan 25, Kavish Kumar 25, Naveen Gunawardene 4/89 v EPU19 – 103/6 (46) Lasith Coorespulle 42*, Dilum Sudeera 3/23 _____________________________________________________________________ North Western Province U19 v Uva Province U19 – Mercantile Cricket Association Ground NWPU19 – 253/10 (61.1) WS Wanninayake 73, Nipun Dananjaya 67, Ashan Dakshitha 32, Avindu Theekshana 4/96, Kavishka Dinesh 3/35. v UVAU19 – 127/6 (43) Ravindu Sanjana 33, Raveen Yasas 23, Kaveen Bandara 3/25 _____________________________________________________________________ Western Province North U19 v Northern Province U19 – Thurstan College Ground, Colombo WPN U19 – 306/8d (56) Jehan Daniel 104, Nipun Haggalla 73, Kavishka Anjula 49, V… Read More →
It is with profound sadness that Sri Lanka Cricket announces the demise of Mr. Denzil Siriwardene, beloved father of Ms Sashikala Siriwardene, Captain of Sri Lanka Women’s National Team who passed away after a brief illness yesterday. The mortal remains lie at No 305, Kuda Buthgamuwa, Angoda and the cremation will take place at 3 pm on 01st May 2016 at Kotugahawatte Cemetery, Angoda. Sri Lanka Cricket expresses its deepest condolences to Shashikala and her family.
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that the Hon. Minister of Sport has ratified a 17 member test squad for the forthcoming tour of England. The team will depart on the 4th May 2016. The Team comprises: 1. Angelo Matthews (Captain) 2. Dananjaya Silva 3. Dasun Shanaka 4. Dhammika Prasad 5. Dilruwan Perera 6. Dimuth Karunarathna 7. Dinesh Chandimal (Vice Captain) 8. Dushmantha Chameera 9. Kaushal Silva 10. Kusal Mendis 11. Lahiru Thirimanna 12. Milinda Siriwardena 13. Niroshan Dickwella 14. Nuwan Pradeep 15. Rangana Herath 16. Shaminda Eranga 17. Suranga Lakmal Team officials will be comprised of the Following: 1. Charith Senanayaka – Manager 2. Graham Ford – Head Coach 3. Stephen Mount – Physio 4. Michael… Read More →
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that the Hon. Minister of Sport has ratified its recommendation of the 2016/2017 Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket. As such, the following have been appointed by the Hon. Minister, Dayasiri Jayasekera. Mr. Sanath Jayasuriya – Chairman Mr. Romesh Kaluvitharana Mr. Ranjith Madurusinghe Mr. Eric Upashantha The new Committee will take office on the 1st of May 2016. SLC wishes to express their gratitude to the incumbent Selection Committee for their time and dedication in the best interests of Sri Lanka Cricket.
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that the International Cricket Council (ICC) has accepted SLC’s nomination of SLC President Hon. Thilanga Samathipala as the Director on ICC’s Executive Board. Accordingly Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala participated at the ICC’s Executive Board Meeting held on Sunday the 24th April 2016 at the ICC Headquarters in Dubai.
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket is happy to announce that batsman Kaushal Silva has been discharged from hospital in Colombo having been issued a clean bill of health by medical experts. Specialists attending to him have confirmed that he suffered ‘a mild concussion’ and has now been completely cleared to resume physical activity after being kept under strict observation for the past 36 hours. Silva was airlifted to Colombo on Sunday (24) after being hit on the head by a ball whilst fielding at short leg during a practice match at the Pallakelle International Cricket Stadium, where the Sri Lanka team was in a residential practice and training camp in preparation for their tour to England. Silva will be completely… Read More →
ICC Media Release The ICC Board held its second meeting of 2016 at the ICC Headquarters in Dubai on 24 April. Among the decisions made and reports received were: ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 The Board congratulated the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for completing an unprecedented treble by winning the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016 as well as women’s and men’s titles at the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016. The Board also complemented the BCB and the BCCI for the successful staging of these events and also thanked its broadcasters, commercial partners, fans and media for their support in making these events a success from a fan engagement perspective. The Board considered the behavior of some of the… Read More →
North Western Province U19 v Western Province Central U19 – Colombo Colts Cricket Ground WPC U19 – 91/10 (24.5) Pathum Nissanka 14, Damitha Silva 3/8, WS Wanninayake 3/21. & 320/10 (86.1) Vishad de Silva 118, Kaveesh Manelker 51, Damitha Silva 5/115, PM Dharmadasa 3/68. NWP U19 – 233/9 (65) Damitha Silva 55, Nipun Danajaya 59, Vimukthi Kulatunga 3/47 & 35/5 (13) Vimukthi Kulatunga 3/12, N Wanniarachchi 2/9 Result: NWP U19 won by 1st Innings ______________________________________________________ Uva Province U19 v Western Province North – Wesley College Ground, Colombo Uva U19– 138/10 (52.2) Gayan Prithimal 42, Sammu Ashan 3/48, Samitha Ranga 2/20. & 225/10 (84.2) Mapa Malinda 96, Sammu Ashan 3/64, HY Bambarendra 3/33, Samitha Ranga 3/47 WPN U19– 238/9 dec. Jehan Daniel… Read More →
North Western Province U19 v Western Province Central U19 – Colombo Colts Cricket Ground WPC U19 – 91/10 (24.5) Pathum Nissanka 14, Damitha Silva 3/8, WS Wanninayake 3/21. v NWP U19 – 233/9 (65) Damitha Silva 55, Nipun Danajaya 59, Vimukthi Kulatunga 3/47 _______________________________________________________________ Uva Province U19 v Western Province North – Wesley College Ground, Colombo Uva U19 – 138/10 (52.2) & 27/1 (10) Gayan Prithimal 42, Sammu Ashan 3/48, Samitha Ranga 2/20. v WPN U19– 238/9 dec. Jehan Daniel 78, Sammu Ashan 58, Kavishka Dinesh 3/50, Gayan Prithimal 3/35 _______________________________________________________________ Western Province South U19 v Eastern U19 – P Sara Ground, Colombo WPS U19 – 296 (64.1) Asher Warnakulasuriya 59, Thilan Nimesh 62, Kamil Mishara 46, Mohamed Rasfas 4/44,… Read More →
U19 INTER PROVINCIAL TOURNAMENT 2016 – DAY 2 At Surrey Village – 2 Day Match (Toss: CENTRAL U19) – NO RESULT CENTRAL U19 – 162 (46.3) Bhawantha Udangamuwa 37, Mohommad Alfar 35, S Shanogeeth 28, Naveen Gunawardena 6/35, Deshan Fernando 2/25 Vs EASTERN U19 – 125/4 (33.5) Lasith Crosspulle 67*, Torin Pitigala 21* – Full Scorecard _________________________________________________________________________ U19 INTER PROVINCIAL TOURNAMENT 2016 – DAY 2 At Maththegoda Ground – 2 Day Match (Toss: UVA U19) – NO RESULT NORTHERN U19 – 176 (63.1) V Jathushan 38, K Kapilraj 23, Ayana Siriwardhana 23, Avindu Theekshana 7/51 Vs UVA U19 – 127/9 (47) Avindu Theekshana 35, Gayan Preethimal 36, K Kapilraj 3/23, Praveen Jayawickrame 4/23 – Full Scorecard _________________________________________________________________________ U19 INTER PROVINCIAL TOURNAMENT… Read More →
Media Release Sri Lanka’s dependable veteran spinner Rangana Herath has announced his retirement from T20 and ODI cricket. In a letter addressed to Sri Lanka Cricket, Herath says he would like to concentrate on Test cricket – which has always been his personal passion. He went on to say “Every cricketer has to stop at the right time, I feel it’s time to make room for fresh talent to be groomed with the 2019 World Cup in view” With a career best (Tests) of 9/127 against Pakistan in 2014, 4/20 (ODI) against India in 2013 and 5/3 (T20I) against New Zealand at the WT20 in 2014, Herath has been an integral part of the Sri Lanka bowling arsenal where his brilliant… Read More →
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to respond to the concerns of the media with regards to Lasith Malinga’s current status with the Mumbai Indians. Lasith Malinga has not informed Sri Lanka Cricket of his travel to India, nor his intention to play for the IPL. There is no bar on Mr. Malinga travelling to, watching, or participating in practice or training of Cricket anywhere in the world. However, his ability to play is contingent on receiving a No Objection Certificate from SLC for which; 1.) SLC appointed expert panel of Medical professionals must clear his injury status. 2.) He must be declared ‘Match Fit’ by physio, trainer, coach and selectors. Therefore, Mr. Malinga will present himself before the SLC… Read More →