Inauguration of the Skills Training Programme for Cricketers

Sri Lanka Cricket will conduct the above programme for cricketers and coaches at Sri Lanka Cricket Headquarters. Subjects for the above have been lined up according to importance and significance. The training programme will go on for 4 months initially and has been designed with latest adult training metrology. This programme will continue with new players to be contracted in future as well. OBJECTIVES 1) Cricketers – English & Public speaking, IT, Psychology & Behavioral Science, Personal/ commercial etiquette, Modern Health & Medical Science and Financial Management. 2) Coaches – English and IT This pilot training project will initially encompass Cricketers undergoing training in Development Squad and Max Academy numbering 32. Further, 25 Coaches will undergo skills development training separately.

Results of ICC Chief Executives’ Committee in Dubai

The ICC Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC) met in Dubai for its fourth and last meeting of the year to discuss a range of issues relating to the playing and the business of cricket, some of which will be considered by the ICC Board when it will hold its first of four meetings of 2010 in February in Dubai. The results of the meeting are as follows: ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Following on the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 match schedule announcement in Mumbai on 9 November, the CEC supported a request from the Central Organising Committee that, where possible, host countries should play their quarter-finals and semi-finals in their home country. Where two co-hosts are involved, the higher-ranked side… Read More →

Sri Lanka Tri-Nation Under-19 2009-10 – Points Table

Team M W L NR/TIE BP POINTS NRR Pakistan Under 19s 1 1 – - 1 5 1.360 Bangladesh Under 19s 1 – 1 – - 0 -1.360 Sri Lanka Under 19s – - – - – - – Points Awarded and Column Key: Won (W): 4 Lost (L): 0 Bonus Points (BP):1 No Result (but play started) (NR): 2 Abandoned without a ball bowled (A): 2

Sara League Tournament 2009-10 – Points Table

Group A Teams M WO LO FW FL FT MT NR POINTS Kurunegala YCC 6 1 – 3 – - – 2 46.125 Leo’s CC 6 – - 2 2 – - 2 30.980 Ambalangoda Rio SC 6 – 1 2 – - – 3 26.305 Malay CC 6 – - 1 2 – - 3 20.075 Kandy CC 6 – - 1 3 – - 2 21.020 Matale CC 6 – - 1 2 – - 3 18.890 Wennappuwa SC 6 – - 1 2 – - 3 18.385 Group B Teams M WO LO FW FL FT MT NR POINTS Antonian SC 6 – - 3 1 – - 2 36.770 Negombo CC 6 – - 2 1… Read More →

Premier League Tournament Tier A & B 2009-10 – Points Table

Tier A Teams M WO LO FW FL FT MT NR POINTS Nondescripts Cricket Club 8 3 – 1 1 – - 3 68.100 Chilaw Marians Cricket Club 8 2 – 2 1 – - 3 64.440 Bloomfield Cricket & AC 8 2 – 2 – - – 4 62.990 Sinhalese Sports Club 8 1 – 2 2 – - 3 51.000 Badureliya Cricket Club 7 2 2 1 1 – - 1 50.545 Ragama Cricket Club 8 – 2 3 – - – 3 44.865 Colts Cricket Club 8 2 1 – 3 – - 2 41.640 Tamil Union Cricket & AC 8 1 1 1 2 – - 3 40.965 Saracens Sports Club 7 1 2 1 1… Read More →

Batsmen from the top six Associate and Affiliate ODI sides take advantage of Gatorade ICC High Performance Programme

Camp in Pretoria was supervised by ICC Global Cricket Academy coach Mudassar Nazar and assisted by Rodney Marsh and Dayle Hadlee Richard Done: “Our top priority for the next 15 months is to provide the players competitive experience so that they can excel at the highest level” Eighteen batsmen from the six top Associate and Affiliate ODI sides made optimum use of the first of four Gatorade ICC High Performance Programme (HPP) batting camps which concluded in the High Performance Centre in Pretoria, South Africa, on Friday 27 November. The camp, which started on 16 November, was about assessment, basic skill development and setting up an ongoing programme for each player who will be monitored throughout 2010 by the ICC… Read More →

Gambhir regains number-one batting spot

Taylor, Dravid and Sehwag vault into top 20; Bond and Asif return to bowling chart in top 10 while Muralidaran drops to third India needs to win Mumbai Test to claim top spot in Test Championship table Opener Gautam Gambhir has regained number-one batting spot in the Reliance Mobile ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen after his eighth career century helped India record an innings and 144 runs victory over Sri Lanka in the second Test in Kanpur. Gambhir, who won the ICC Test Player of Year award at the LG ICC Awards in Johannesburg in October, scored 167 and featured in a 233-run first wicket stand with Virender Sehwag who himself has climbed four places to return to the… Read More →

Squad for the U/19 Team – Practice Match

Andre Berenjer           (captain) Shehan Kamaleen Gayan Manishan Hiran Wickramasinghe Adisha Nanayakkara Angelo Jayasinghe Chathuranga Kumara Dinuk Jayasinghe Dasun Shanaka Amila Aponso Akila Jayasundara Adel Riyal Officials M. Devaraj                                          – Manager Aravinda de Silva                            – Consultant Naweed Nawaz                                  – Coach Priyantha Wickramasinghe          – Physiotherapist Dharshan Weerasinghe                  – Trainer Upul Chandana                                  – Fielding Coach Thosvin Jayatissa                            – Computer Analyst Nihal Fernando                                 – School Representative Brian Thomas Media Manager

Selection Committee for Women’s Cricket Announced

The Hon. Minister of Sports & Public Recreation, under regulation No.17 made under the sports Law No. 25 of 1973 and published in Gazette Extra – Ordinary No.110/3 of 07/05/1974 and amended thereafter, has appointed the following as the members of selection committee for Sri Lanka Women’s Cricket up to 30/04/2010. 1. Mr. Gulam Razick    – Chairman Ø  Captain Zahira college 1st eleven in 1963- 1964 Ø  Played first class cricket for Moors for 25 yrs. Ø  Captain Moors in first class cricket Ø  Won the inaugural single wicket cricket tournament in 1965.Beating P.I.Peiris of SSC in the finals Ø  Represented Ceylon in the Gopalan Trophy from 1966,1967 and 1969 as an all-rounder. Ø  Ceylon Test cap in 1969 against… Read More →

Distribution of Cricket Balls and Equipment for Forthcoming Under 19 Season

Mr. D.S. De Silva , Chairman, Sri Lanka Cricket, who undertook the reasonability of improving the schools infrastructure under the directive of His Excellency the President, will continue to support the much needed development in the schools arena. Mr. D.S. De Silva, together with the members of the Schools Cricket Association will be in Trincomalee to distribute cricket equipment and cricket balls to 30 schools who are preparing for the forthcoming under 19 schools season Schools from Trincomalee, Vavuniya and Mannar will be the recipients. Sri Lanka Cricket will also distribute certificates to umpires and coaches in the above mentioned districts, who succeeded in the recently held examination and are now qualified to officiate as umpires and coaches.