Angelo Mathews nominated for ICC People’s Choice Award


ICC Media Release This year’s fifth LG People’s Choice Award sees five players from five different countries nominated to win the only award voted for by the public at the annual LG ICC Awards. The quintet of players nominated for the award are England women’s captain Charlotte Edwards, Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson, India fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews and South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn. Fans will have the opportunity to decide the winner by voting for their favourite player either via or via Twitter using the hashtag #lgiccawards. Voting for the LG People’s Choice Award is now open and will close at midnight (UAE time) on Thursday, 30 October. The winner, as well as the ICC Test and ODI… Read More →

West Indies A team tour of Sri Lanka 2014 – Media Launch

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The West Indies A team is to tour the island on a test and ODI series against the Sri Lankan A team. A media gathering was called today at the Jaic Hilton Colombo to brief the media on the upcoming tour. Present at the head table was Sri Lanka A team coach Mr. Romesh Kaluwitharana, Sri Lanka A team captain Upul Tharanga, Mr. Carlton Bernadus, the head of Cricket operations SLC, West Indies A captain Carlos Brathwiate, Mr. Graeme West the coach and legend, Sir Vivian Richards who works as the technical director of the Indies A team. The schedule of the tour is as follows; 1st unofficial Test – 11th October – 14th October at Hambanthota. 2nd unofficial Test… Read More →

Charith Asalanka to lead Sri Lanka under 19s in the only 3-day game against Australia

Charith Asalanka

The Junior National Selectors at a selection meeting held selected the below players for the only 3-day game starting on the 7th October against Australian under 19 cricket team. 1. Charith Asalanka [Captain] – Richmond College, Galle 2. Avishka Fernando [Vice Captain] – St. Sebastian College, Moratuwa 3. Akila Inham – D.S Senanayake College, Colombo 4. Kavin Bandara – D.S Senanayake College, Colombo 5. Malinga Amarasinghe – Nalanda College, Colombo 6. Kamindu Mendis – Richmond College, Galle 7. Tiran Danapala – Royal College, Colombo 8. Rasmika Opatha – St. Thomas’s College. Mt. Lavinia 9. Aravinda Akuregoda – St. Joseph’s College, Colombo 10. Keshan Wijeratne – Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala 11. Ravindu Tillakaratne – St. Thomas’s College. Mt. Lavinia 12. Shammu Ashan… Read More →

Arrival of Asian Games Gold Medal winning Sri Lanka Cricket team

Asian Games winning team

The Asian Games Gold Medal winning Sri Lanka Cricket team arrived in the country today the 05th of October 2014 on KE 473 at 4.20 am and was welcomed at the VIP terminal by Sri Lanka Cricket CEO Ashley De Silva & Head of Cricket Operations Carlton Bernadus. The Team Captain & Coach spoke to the Media present upon their arrival at the VIP Lounge and expressed their thoughts on the performance of the team during the tour.  

Under 19: Sri Lanka beat Australia by 8 wickets and clinch ODI series 3-1

Sri Lanka Under 19 team

Sri Lanka’s new U19 contingent who took the rains for battling in the last two games of the five-match series made all concerned forget the loss they suffered yesterday with a much improved performance today to win the most important match of the series concluded this afternoon at the SSC sealing an dramatic 3-1 series win in their favour. Shammu Ashan breaking two good partnerships at a time the Aussies were blossoming very fast helped Sri Lanka U19 to reduce their counterparts to a total of 203 all out in 49.3 overs after Aussies opted to bat first after winning the toss. Shammu first removed Patrick McKenna who added 51 runs for the fifth wicket carrying Aussies total from woeful 41 for four to… Read More →

Asian Games: Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan to win cricket gold


Sri Lanka won the gold medal after beating Afghanistan in the final match of Asian Games Men’s Cricket Competition played at Yeonhui Cricket Ground, Incheon on Friday. Bowled out for 133, the Sri Lankans hit back to skittle the impatient Afghan batsmen for 65 in the Twenty20 match watched by a full house at the 2,500-capacity Yeonhui field in Incheon. Leg-spinner Jeevan Mendis grabbed three wickets for 13 runs and Isuru Udana and Chaturanga de Silva chipped in with two wickets apiece as the Afghans folded up in 17.4 overs. Eight batsmen failed to reach double figures for Afghanistan, who are set to make their debut in the 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next year. It was… Read More →

Brisbane and Chennai become ICC-accredited testing centres for suspected bowling actions

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ICC Media Release The International Cricket Council (ICC) yesterday announced that Cricket Australia’s National Cricket Centre in Brisbane and the Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai have been accredited as testing centres for suspected illegal bowling actions. The two centres join Cardiff Metropolitan University as testing facilities for players reported in international cricket under the ICC Regulations for the Review of Bowlers reported with Suspected Illegal Bowling Actions. The two facilities were assessed against a range of criteria, including having an indoor area large enough to allow a player to bowl off his or her normal full run-up; a motion analysis system with a minimum of 12 high speed cameras capable of producing three-dimensional data, suitably qualified personnel, experienced in using such… Read More →

Under 19: Sri Lanka squad for 5th and 6th ODI’s against Australia


At a Selection Committee meeting held the following selections were made by the Junior National Selectors with regard to the Squad for the 5th and 6th ODI (replay of the 2nd OD which was washed out due to rain) of the Australia Under 19 tour of Sri Lanka. 1.      Chamika Karunarantne  – Captain           -           Royal College 2.      Kaveen Bandara                                       -           D.S Senanayake College 3.      Shammu Ashan                                       -           Ananda College 4.      Pathum Madushanka                               -           St. Josephs College 5.      Rashmika Opatha                                     -           St. Thomas College 6.      Kamindu Mendis                                      -           Richmond College 7.      Saveen Nanayakkara                              -           Richmond College 8.      Tiran Dhanapala                                      -           Royal College 9.      Akil Inham      … Read More →

SLC Coaching Workshop by Dr. Ferdinands

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Media Release A  Coaching Workshop conducted by Dr. Ferdinands (International Cricket Coaching Consultant) will be held on the 6th of October to 12th October  2104 at the National Training Center , Max Academy RPICS organized by the National Coaching Department of SLC. Dr. Ferdinands will cover subjects on the lines of Spin Bowling, and will also cover biomechanics in the area of fast bowling & batting. This programme will be beneficial for National Coaching Department Staff / Premier Club Coaches & SLC Contracted Players. Dr. Ferdinands is an international cricket coaching consultant, having a specialist research background in cricket biomechanics, supported by cricket playing and professional coaching experience. A former first-class cricketer, Dr Ferdinands is currently appointed as a technical coach at the… Read More →

Demise of Senior Journalist Bernie Wijesekara


It is with great sadness that we at Sri Lanka Cricket received the news of the demise of Senior Journalist Bernie Wijesekara. Bernie was a very senior journalist who used his vast knowledge of the game that he possessed for the betterment of Cricket in our country. Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to convey its condolences to the family of late Mr. Wijesekara. May the Turf lie gently over him.

Under 19: Sri Lanka squad for 4th One Day against Australia


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 4th Youth One Day of the Australia Under 19s 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.  Asitha Fernando                                   … Read More →

Demise of Srinath Silva – Executive Committee Member SLC

Srinath Silva - Sri Lanka Cricket ExCo Member

It is with profound sorrow that we inform you of the demise of Mr. Srinath Silva – Executive Committee member and Chairman Umpires Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket who passed away peacefully today at a private hospital. Mr. Srinath Silva was the President of the Catamarans Sports Club. Mr. Srinath Silva Played for Prince of Wales College from 1962-65, Moratuwa SC 1965-74, Colts CC 1974-76, Saracens SC 1976-79. Remains lie at 36/39, Watson Peiris (New Galle Road), Moratuwa. Cortege leaves residence at 4.00 p.m. on (Thursday) 02nd October for Suduwella methodist Church, Moratuwa. Funeral will take place at Moratumulla Methodist Church Cemetery at 5.00 p.m. on the same day.