Media Release A Meeting of the Selection Committee was held on 5th June 2015, at the P Sara Stadium at 1.30 p.m. to select the Team for the Board President’s XI Match against the Pakistan Team which is to be played on the 11th June 2015 at Colts Cricket Grounds. The under mentioned were selected: 1. Kaushal Silva 2. Dimuth Karunaratne 3. Upul Tharanga 4 Jehan Mubarak 5 Dinesh Chandimal – Captain 6 Milinda Siriwardene 7 Niroshan Dickwella 8 Vishwa Fernando 9 Nisala Tharaka 10 Kasun Rajitha 11 Jeffrey Vandersay 12 Dhananjaya de Silva 13 Malinda Pushpakumara 14 Binura Fernando
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that, at the meeting of the Interim Committee held in the evening of 4th June 2015, after having evaluated the relevant matters and documents received by SLC and having followed the standard procedures decided to award the Local Terrestrial TV Broadcast Rights to the state owned Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation , for a period of 3 years effective from year 2015. SLC looks forward to a successful partnership with SLRC which has accepted the award.
Chairman PCB Shaharyar Mohammad Khan has approved Pakistan Test squad for the forthcoming three-Test away series against Sri Lanka following the recommendation of the four-member selection committee headed by Haroon Rashid. In naming the Test squad, the selection committee had also consulted with the Pakistan team management including Head Coach Waqar Younis and skipper Misbah-ul-Haq. The 15-member Test squad: Mohammad Hafeez Ahmed Shehzad Shan Masood Azhar Ali (Vice-Captain) Misbah-ul-Haq (Captain) Younis Khan Asad Shafiq Haris Sohail Sarfraz Ahmed (Wicketkeeper) Yasir Shah Zulfiqar Babar Wahab Riaz Junaid Khan Imran Khan Ehsan Adil Chief Selector Haroon Rashid Quotes: “While selecting the squad, the selection committee considered the following key areas: Suitability to play in varied playing conditions; potential to perform at international… Read More →
Media Release The International Cricket Council (ICC) introduced strict measures to International Cricket in the year 2014 in an effort to counter all bowlers who were believed to be having suspect bowling actions playing International Cricket. At this time SLC who have also be burdened with this same issue over the years locally also decided to clamp down on bowlers who were having an unfair advantage in delivering a ball in domestic Club & School Cricket in 2014/15. The SLC ‘Suspect Bowling Action Review Committee’ then introduced a set of protocols which monitored a bowlers action from first class Cricket to grass root level throughout the Country.The umpires who officiate in matches were informed to keep an close eye on… Read More →
Media Release In response to several inquiries made by the media, Sri Lanka Cricket states that, it has now received the Report which was recently submitted to the Hon. Minister of Tourism and Sports by the Committee of Inquiry appointed on 14th November 2014 by the then Minister of Sports. This Committee of Inquiry consisted of Justice N. E. Dissanayake, Retired Judge of the Supreme Court (Chairman), Ms.Tharangani Keenawinna Dissanaike, Public Trustee and Mr. S. Aloka Bandara, Director of Combined Services of the Ministry of Public Administration. The Committee of Inquiry has investigated and reported on alleged incidents of sexual harassment and improper conduct said to have been committed in 2013 and 2014 by some Officials handling Women’s Cricket. Sri… Read More →
Media Release Jonty Rhodes the former South African great will arrive today in Sri Lanka on a short stint for 10 days as a fielding coach. Jonty is here ahead of the home series against Pakistan which starts next month. Jonty Rhodes will educate the coaches apart from the national cricketers and other national, development and junior teams on the latest techniques of fielding.
Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held of the National Women’s Selectors on the 20th May 2015, the following players were selected for the above series. 1 Chamari Attapattu (Captain) 2 Yasoda Mendis 3 Dilani Manodara 4 Sashikala Siriwardene 5 Eshani Lokusuriya (Vice Captain) 6 Sripali Weerakkody 7 Nipuni Hansika 8 Ama Kanchana 9 Inoka Ranaweera 10 Suganthika Kumari 11 Hasini Perera 12 Udeshika Prabodini 13 Chathurani Gunewardene 14 Maduri Samuddhika This has been approved by the Hon. Minister of Sports.
ICC Media Release The ICC Cricket Committee concluded its two-day meeting in Mumbai on Saturday. The ICC Cricket Committee makes recommendations on cricket playing issues to the Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC) and, if it is a policy matter, the ICC Board for approval and comprises representatives of many stakeholder groups involved in the modern game, including players, umpires and the media, and is chaired by former India captain Anil Kumble. The following were the major issues discussed by the ICC Cricket Committee: Test cricket: Day / Night Test matches were discussed at length. The Cricket Committee also received a report from the MCC on the 4-day First Class match played with pink balls in Abu Dhabi in March, and viewed… Read More →
On an initiative of the newly appointed Chairman and the Interim Committee of SLC, a comprehensive soft skills development program has been launched recently by SLC for Cricketers of all categories and age groups, covering a wide range of realms which would empower them with essential life skills in a wider spectrum. Having done an in-depth study of knowledge gaps of our players, Human Resources department of SLC, in its training need analysis has identified 11 areas to be encompassed in this enthusiastic program namely General English, Presentation skills development, Sports Psychology, Social etiquette, Personal grooming, Basic IT skills, Leadership training, Finance and Investment Management, Cricket history and spirits of the game. In addition, Yoga has been incorporated in the… Read More →
Media Release The National Selectors have decided to re-appoint All Rounder Angelo Mathews as the Captain of the Sri Lanka National Team for the Test and ODI formats. His appointment is to commence from upcoming tour of Pakistan till the conclusion of Sri Lanka’s tour to England next year. Lasith Malinga will be entrusted with the leadership of the Sri Lanka National Team for the Twenty 20 format with immediate effect till the conclusion of Sri Lanka’s title defense at the ICC World Twenty 20 to be played in India in 2016. The Selectors decision was ratified by the Minister of Tourism and Sports Hon. Navin Dissanayake MP.
Sri Lanka and West Indies will aim to boost their standings when they go head to head in round three of the ICC Women’s Championship, which starts in Colombo on Wednesday. The series includes four ODIs but only the final three matches scheduled for 15, 18 and 20 May will count towards the eight-team ICC Women’s Championship. The top four sides from this tournament will qualify automatically for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017, while the bottom four sides will play in the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier. Squads Sri Lanka (from): Chamari Athapaththu (captain), Chathurani Gunewardena, Ama Kanchana, Sugandhika Kumari, Eshani Lokusuriya, Lasanthi Madushani, Dilani Manodara (wk) , Hasini Perera, Chamari Polgampola, Udeshika Prabodhini, Inoka Ranaweera, Maduri Samuddika, H.A.S.D. Siriwardene, Prasadini Weerakkody (wk)… Read More →
Media Release Sri Lanka National Women’s Captain Chamari Atapattu injured her right 4th and 5th fingers while doing a gym session. She has been given a total of 16 stitches on both fingers. She will be out of the 1st & 2nd ODI to be played against the visiting West Indies National Women’s Team. Yashoda Mendis has been included into the Squad as the cover for Chamari by the Selectors of National Women’s Team.
Media Release Former Sri Lankan Fast Bowler Champaka Ramanayake has been appointed as the Fast Bowling Coach of the Sri Lankan National Team. The appointment takes effect from the 1st of June this year and Ramanayake’s appointment will cover three inbound tours namely of Pakistan, India and the West Indies.