ICC Media Release Sri Lanka has retained its position as the number-one ranked Twenty20 International (T20I) side after the annual update of the Reliance ICC T20I Rankings Table was announced on Thursday. The annual update was released just two days before Pakistan takes on defending ICC World Twenty20 champion West Indies in a two-match series, starting on 27 July in Kingstown, St Vincent. At the June ICC Board meeting during the Annual Conference week in London, the ICC Board agreed to change the T20I rankings period from three years to four years. The ICC Board also decided that the annual update to the Test, ODI and T20I rankings should now take place on 1 May each year, rather than 1 August, to better align… Read More →
The Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket at its meeting held on 24th July 2013, selected the following 15 member squad to represent the National Team for the 3rd & 4th ODI matches against South Africa to be played on the 26th and 28th July 2013. The Hon. Minister of Sports has been approved the following squad. Angelo Mathews will be returning to the National Team as Captain after the suspension of the first two ODI s. SQUAD: 1. Angelo Mathews (Capt) 2. Dinesh Chandimal (V.Capt) 3. T M Dilshan 4. Upul Tharanga 5. Kumar Sangakkara 6. Mahela Jayawardena 7. Angelo Perera 8. Jehan Mubarak 9. Rangana Herath 10. Sachithra Senanayake 11. Ajantha Mendis 12. Lasith Malinga 13. Shaminda Eranga 14. Thisara Perera 15. Suranga Lakmal 16. Lahiru Thirimanne (Subject to fitness)
Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that it took the following decisions stated below at the Executive Committee Meeting held today in the evening. Ramith Rambukwella It was decided by the Executive to impose a 50% of his tour fee & CEO of SLC to issue him a severe warning on his behavior. Mattings 82 nos Mattings (66ft x 10ft) will be distributed for the Junior Schools Tournaments. Inter Provincial T20 Tournament SLC to organize an Inter Province T20 Cricket Tournament in place of SLPL and the winning team to represent Sri Lanka at the Champions League in India.
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket regrets to announce that the Mahindra SLPL 2013 scheduled to commence on 10th August 2013 will not take place due to the fact that the Franchisees have failed to pay the Franchise Consideration for this year and more importantly have failed to deposit with SLC the bank guarantees to secure the player payments. In the circumstances the Mahindra SLPL 2013 will not take place.
The Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket at its meeting held on 17th July 2013, selected the following 15 member squad to represent the National Team for the 1st & 2nd ODI matches against South Africa to be played on the 20th and 23rd July 2013. The Hon. Minister of Sports has been approved the following squad. Dinesh Chandimal – Captain Lahiru Thirimana – Vice Captain T M Dilshan Upul Tharanga Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardene Angelo Perera Jehan Mubarak Rangana Herath Sachithra Senanayake Ajantha Mendis Lasith Malinga Shamindra Eranga Thisara Perera Suranga Lakmal
15/07/13 Further to the earlier Press Release on 11th of July 2013, the following Eminent legal personalities met at SLC on Saturday 13th July 2013 and the commenced the work on the inquiry into the allegations leveled against Mr. A.R.M Aroos. Mr. R.J. De Silva, Mr. Kalinga Indatissa PC, Mr. Kapila Liyanagamage, Mr. Chinthaka Rankothge is the prosecuting Officer. The statement from the complainant Ms. Shahikala Siriwardane was recorded by the committee. She will be called upon again to give evidence after her tour to Ireland for the ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifiers which begins on the 20th of July 2013 and goes on until the 2nd of August 2013. The above disciplinary committee will forward their findings to the executive Committee before… Read More →
Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce, that South Africa will arrive tomorrow (Monday) in Sri Lanka on a 5 ODI & 3 T20 matches to be played from the 20th of July 2013 onwards. The world famous Proteas will go all out to beat the Lions in their homeland and it will be explosive cricket all around in the next few weeks. South Africa who first came to Sri Lanka in 1993 under the captaincy of Kepler Wessels, are on their 3rd tour of Sri Lanka. Proteas will play in Colombo, Kandy & move on to Hambantota for the final two T20 matches on this tour. the full schedule is attached herewith. Sri Lankan cricket fans will see their hero’s take the field for… Read More →
Media Release Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has been suspended for two ODIs while his players have been fined 40-per-cent of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate during their one-wicket defeat against India in the final of the tri-series in Trinidad on Thursday. David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the suspension after Sri Lanka was ruled to be three overs short of their target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration. Mathews pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction so there was no need for a formal hearing. In accordance with Article 2.5.2 and Appendix 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct,… Read More →
The following two team have been selected to play two 50 over Practice matches on the 14th (Sunday) & 15th (Monday) of July 2013 at R. Premadasa International Stadium starting at 10 am. Sri Lanka ‘A’ Dimuth Karunaratna – Captain, Mahela Udawatte, Angelo Perera, Thilina Kandamby, Kaushal Silva, Janaka Gunaratne, Chaturanga De Silva, Faveez Maharoof, Dilruwan Perera, Dhammika Prasad, Vimukthi Perera, Madura Lakmal, Ishan Jayaratne, Malinga Bandara, Coach – Romesh Kaluwitharana Sri Lanka Combined Jehan Mubarak – Captain, Dilshan Munaweera, Chamara Kapugedara, Sachithra Serasinghe, Sameera Soysa, Ashan Priyanjana, Milinda Siriwardena, Thisara Perera, Sekuge Prasanna, Dilhara Fernando, Thilina Thushara, Lahiru Gamage, Kosala Kulasekera, Isuru Udana, Coach – Sumithra Warnakulasuriya The above 2 trial matches will be a great opportunity for the… Read More →
The following squad has been selected by the National Selectors for the U17 Tour of England. Sri Lanka Under 17 Squad 1. Chamika Karunaratne (Capt) – Royal College – Colombo 2. Madawa Nimesh (V Capt) – Royal College – Panadura 3. Charith Asalanka – Richmond College – Galle 4. Nisala Fransisco – Ananda College -Colombo 5. Lasith Lakshan – St.Thomas’ College – Matara 6. Avishka Fernando – St.Sebastian College – Moratuwa 7. Sith ara Gimhana (W/C) – Richmond College – Galle 8. Kavin Bandara – D.S Senanayake College – Colombo 9. Sahan Arachchige – Ananda College – Colombo 10. Keshan Wijeratne – Maliyadeva College – Kurunegala 11. Asitha Madushanka – St.Sebastians’ College – Katuneriya 12. D.A.P.L Somaweera – Maliyadewa Model… Read More →
Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that it took the following decisions stated below at the Emergency Executive Committee Meeting held today in the morning. Disciplinary Inquiries into Conduct of 3 Umpires The Exco took into consideration the recommendation of the Disciplinary Committee and decided the following punishments for the 3 Umpires. Mr. Sagara Gallage – 10 year Ban from all forms of Cricket. Mr. Maurice Dela Zilwa – 03 year Ban from all forms of Cricket Mr. Gamini Dissanayke – CEO to issue a severe warning to him and not to retain Mr. G. Dissanayake in the Premier Level Umpires Panel for a period of 1 year. Ramith Rambukwella The Inquiring Officer Retired Senior Superintendent of Police Mr. Lakshman… Read More →
Media Release 02/Jul/13 Further to the Media reports relating to an incident that took place today involving a Sri Lankan Player, Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that it is disappointed to hear of such an incident & SLC will discuss with the Manager of Sri Lanka ‘A’ Team. An inquiry will be conducted based on the Managers Report and disciplinary action will be taken on the player concerned if found guilty. – - Further to the earlier Press Release on the above subject, the Team Manager Mr. Jayantha Seneviratne submitted a report to the CEO on the above incident. According to the report, the Team has boarded the flight BA 2158 from Greneda around 5 pm on the 30th of June… Read More →
At a selection meeting held 21/06/2013 the following squad was selected for the West Indies Tri Nation Series. Angelo Mathews (Capt) Dinesh Chandimal (V Capt) Kusal Janith Upul Tharanga Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardana Lahiru Thirimanne Jeevan Mendis Lasith Malinga Shaminda Eranga Nuwan Kulasekara Dilhara Lokuhetti Rangana Herath Sachithra Senanayake Ajantha Mendis The above have been approved by the Sports Minister. T.M.Dilshan’s MRI showed a grade 2 strain to his right medial calf muscle. At this stage, the expected recovery time is 4-6 weeks
At a Selection Committee meeting held on 14th June 2013, the following squad was selected to participate in the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers to be held in Ireland- from 16th July to 03rd August 2013 T20 World Cup Qualifiers Squad: 1.Shashikala Siriwardena (Captain) 2. Eshani Lokusooriya (V-Captain) 3. Chamari Athapaththu 4. Yasoda Mendis 5 . Chamani Senevirathne 6 . Sripali Weerakkody 7 . Dilani Manodara 8 . Deepika Rasangika 9 . Nipuni Hansika 10. Oshadi Ranasinghe 11 .Sandamali Dolawatta 12 .Udeshika Prabodani 13 .Nilakshi De Silva 14. Chandima Gunaratne Stand By Players 1. Madhuri Samuddika 2. N.J Ida 3. Rabeka Vandort 4. Sugandika Dassanayake The Hon.Minister has granted his approval for same