Sri Lanka squad for the first three ODIs – SL tour of India 2014

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Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held the National Selectors named the following players for the 1st three ODIs of the Sri Lanka’s tour of India 2014 (28th October 2014 - 18th November 2014) Angelo Mathews (Capt) Kusal Janith Perera T.M Dilshan Upul Tharanga Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardena Ashan Priyanjan Niroshan Dickwella Thisara Perera Nuwan Kulasekara Dhammika Prasad Lahiru Gamage Chathuranga De Silva Seekuge Prasanna Suraj Randeev This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.

Sri Lanka Women’s squad for T20Is against South Africa

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Media Release The Women’s National Selection Committee has selected the following players for the 3 T20Is of the South Africa Women’s tour of Sri Lanka. Chamari Athapattu (Captain) Prasadini Weerakkody Yasoda Mendis Shashikala Siriwardena Hasini Perera Eshani Lokusuriya Ama Kanchana Nilakshi Silva Maduri Samuddika Enoka Ranaweera Inoshi Fernando Imalka Mendis Udeshika Prabodhini Anushka Sanjeewani Stand by: 1.Chandima Guneratne 2.Sripalee Weerakkody 3.Chamari Polgampola 4.Sanduni Abeywickrama

South Africa Women beat SL by 5 wickets to seal series win

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South Africa Women beat Sri Lanka Women by five wickets in the fourth and final One-Day International in Colombo to seal a 2-1 series success. South African ladies opted to field first after having won the toss and restricted the Lankan Ladies to just 137 runs in 43.3 overs. Sri Lanka struggled as Shabnim Ismail (2-15), Marizanne Kapp (2-17), Yolani Fourie (2-19) and Marcia Letsoalo (2-30) all took two wickets. For Sri Lanka camp Eshani Kaushalya top scored with 46 after Chamari Atapattu had made 26 at the top of the order. Tourists ensured that the target was reached with easy with Trisha Chetty’s patient 59 runs and Dane van Niekerk ensured her side got over the line making 29 not out. Brief Score: South… Read More →

Sri Lanka A squad for the 3rd four-day match against Windies A

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Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held,the National Selectors named the following players for the 3rd four-fay match of the Windies A tour of Sri Lanka which will be played from 25th to 28th October 2014 at Moratuwa. 1.    Upul Tharanga 2.    Kusal Janith Perera 3.    Lahiru Thirimanne 4.    Dinesh Chandimal 5.   Ashan Priyanjana 6.   Kithruwan Vithanage 7.    Niroshan Dickwella 8.    Chathuranga De Silva 9.    P.H.T Kaushal 10.  Nuwan Pradeep 11.  Kasun Mandushanka 12.  Nisala Tharaka 13.  Vishwa Fernando 14.  Madhawa Warnanpura 15.  Lakshan Sandaken This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.  

Sri Lanka tour of India 2014: Emphasize on procedure undertaken

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to emphasize the procedure undertaken prior to confirming the upcoming tour to India by the Sri Lankan National team which comprises of 5 ODI’s. SLC prior to making the decision to confirm the tour with the BCCI, through it’s Secretary Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga had discussions with the National selection committee headed by Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya, the Coaching Staff and the Management of the National Team  and after receiving the concurrence of all concerned took this important decision. The President of SLC Mr. Jayantha Dharmadasa and the Office Bearers of SLC were at all times briefed on the developments and gave their blessings and consent to the Secretary Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga to confirm the tour… Read More →

Media accreditation process opens for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

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Applicants/coordinators/editors are advised to carefully read the notes; relevant media accreditation T&Cs attached  First stage of media accreditation open from 19 October to 21 November 2014  The media accreditation process for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is now open. This is a multi-stage online process that can be completed by clicking here. As part of the application process, you will need to upload the following: i)               A colour headshot photograph with a plain background (like a passport photo) (.jpg  file smaller than 250 KB in size) ii)             Scanned copy of the photo page of your valid passport (.jpg file smaller than 250 KB in size) iii)           Letter of approval/assignment from your editor (.jpg file not more than 250 KB) - applications not supported by assignment… Read More →

Chamari Atapattu steers Sri Lanka Women to victory

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Sri Lanka Women eked out a four-wicket win over South Africa Women in the third One-Day International at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo on Sunday (October 19), levelling the four-match series at 1-1. After Ama Kanchana’s three-wicket haul restricted South Africa to 139 for 7 in a match truncated to 27-overs-a-side, Chamari Atapattu held her own with a solid 63 as Sri Lanka overcame a few jitters to win with an over to spare. South Africa was on target to post much more than it eventually did, as Lizelle Lee and Trisha Chetty, the openers, put on 42.  The good work was carried forward by Mignon du Preez, the captain, who top-scored with 34. Du Preez’s 48-run stand for… Read More →

SL Women’s squad for the 4th & 5th ODIs against SA Women

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The Women’s National Selection Committee has selected the following players for the next two ODI’s of the South Africa Women’s tour. 1) Chamari Athapatthu. 2) Udeshika Prasadini. 3) Eshani Lokusooriya. 4) Prasidini Weerakkody. 5) Sanduni Abeywickrama. 6) Chamari Polgampola. 7) Inoka Ranaweera. 8) Yasodamendis. 9) Maduri Samuddika. 10) Ama Kanchana. 11) Sripali Weerkkody. 12) Nilakshi Silva. 13) Shashikala Siriwardana. 14) Hasini Perera This has been approved by the Hon. Minister of Sports.  

Sri Lanka to play five-match ODI series in India

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Joint media release from BCCI and SLC India to host Sri Lanka for a five-match ODI series in November 2014 Following the decision of the WICB to cancel its ongoing tour of India, the BCCI commenced discussions with Sri Lanka Cricket for a limited-overs series in India in November 2014. Sri Lanka Cricket has confirmed a five-match ODI series between India and Sri Lanka, to be played from 1 November 2014. The series promises to be an exciting one, with Sri Lanka placed 4th in the world rankings in ODIs. India is ranked 3rd, with only 2 points separating the teams. The BCCI wishes to thank SLC for its swift response and for extending its support to ensure that the international cricket season is… Read More →

Sri Lanka A squad for the 2nd four-day match against Windies A

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Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held, the National Selectors named the following players for the 2nd four-day Match against Windies A in Matara Uyanwatta. 1. Upul Tharanga 2. Dimuth Karunarante 3. Madawa Warnapura 4. Kithruwan Vithanage 5. Jehan Mubarak 6. Ashan Priyanjana 7. Niroshan Dickwella 8. P.H.T. Kaushal 9. P A D L R Sadakan 10. Nuwan Pradeep 11. Kasun Mandushanka 12. Vishwa Fernando 13. Romesh Buddhika 14. Malinga Puspakumara 15. Nisala Tharaka This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.

South Africa Women’s tour of Sri Lanka 2014 – Media Launch

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The South Africa Women’s Cricket team is to tour the island on a ODI and T20 series against the Sri Lanka Women’s team. A media gathering was called today at the Jaic Hilton Colombo to brief the media on the upcoming tour. Teams will play a four-match One Day International (ODI) series, which will see the team play their first matches of the ICC Women’s Championship, with a three-match Twenty20 series to round off the tour. ICC Media Release  Sri Lanka to lock horns with South Africa in ICC Women’s Championship on Wednesday  Sri Lanka will host South Africa in the final series of the opening round of the ICC Women’s Championship with the three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) to be played… Read More →

Date change for 4th ODI – England Tour of Sri Lanka 2014

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket has advised ECB of the need to adjust the date of the 4th ODI scheduled to be played at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo.  The match that was previously scheduled for Sat 6th December will now be played on Sunday 7th December(originally the reserve day for the game) for reasons of religious observance as 6th  December is Poya Day in Sri Lanka. The 3rd ODI in Hambantota remains scheduled on 3rd December but now has 4th December available as a reserve day and there is now no reserve day for the 4th ODI. Updated itinerary for England to Sri Lanka 2014 Fri 21 Nov            1st warm-up v SL ‘A’ (Day) Colombo – SSC Sun 23 Nov         2nd warm-up v SL ‘A’ (Day) Colombo… Read More →

Sri Lanka A squad for the 1st four-day game against Windies A team

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Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held the National Selectors have selected the below named players for the 1st four day match of the West Indies ‘A’ team tour of Sri Lanka 2014. Upul Tharanga (Captain) Dimuth Karunaratne Lahiru Thirimanna Dinesh Chandimal Ashan Priyanjana Jehan Mubarak Niroshan Dickwella Seekuge Prasanna Shaminda Eranga Vishawa Fernando Lahiru Gamage Madawa Warnapura Romesh Buddhika P.H.T Kaushal Kasun Madushanka This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports. Match Fixture