Dhawan steers India to series win

Mahela Jayawardena registered his 17th ODI century

Match Report In Sunday’s (November 9) third One-Day International against Sri Lanka, India emerged the victor by six wickets at a near-packed Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Uppal, Hyderabad. Aside from a battling effort from Mahela Jayawardena (118), India cantered to a win, wrapping up the five-match series with two to go. For India to falter after restricting Sri Lanka to 242 in 48.2 overs, it would have needed an extraordinary effort from the visiting side. There was a steeply rising delivery from Thisara Perera that Ajinkya Rahane (31 in 47 balls) fended to Jayawardena at first slip. And there was big miscommunication between Shikhar Dhawan and Ambati Rayudu that led to both ending up at the bowler’s end,… Read More →

Thirimanne and Chandimal called up for India series

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Media Release At a Selection Meeting held the following players have been selected for the 4th and 5th ODI s for the Sri Lanka tour of India. They will be replacing the players named at the bottom. 1.Lahiru Thirimanne 2.Dinesh Chandimal 3.Ajantha Mendis 4.Shaminda Eranga The above players will replace the following players. 1Kumar Sangakkara 2.Suraj Randiv 3.Upul Tharanga 4.Dhammika Prasad This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.

Angelo Mathews named captain of ICC Test Team of the Year

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ICC Media Release The ICC today announced its Test and ODI Teams of the Year, as chosen by a specially appointed selection panel chaired by the ICC’s Cricket Committee chairman and former India captain Anil Kumble. The announcement was made by Mr Kumble at a media conference at the ICC Headquarters in Dubai, where ICC Chief Executive David Richardson also announced the short-lists for the LG ICC Awards 2014. This year’s winners will be announced via a media release on 14 November, while a special TV show, which will recap the last year in world cricket and also include interviews with many nominees and winners, will be broadcast on 15 November. ICC Test Team of the Year 2014 (in batting order): David… Read More →

Sri Lanka ‘A’ Squad for 3rd ODI against Windies A

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Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held the following selections were made by the National Selectors with regard to the Sri Lanka ‘A’ Squad for the 3rd ODI Vs West Indies ‘A’ Team to be played at  SSC on the 5th of November 2014.   Lahiru Thirimanne (Captain) Dhanushka Gunathilaka Dimuth Karunaratne Dinesh Chandimal Kithuruwan Vithanage Thilina Kandamby Dilhara Fernando Bhanuka Rajapaksha P.L.R Sandakan Ramith Rambukwella Farveez Maharoof Sachith Pathirana Nisala Tharaka Dushmantha Chameera Ajantha Mendis This has been approved by the Hon. Minister of Sports.  

Opportunity for both India and Sri Lanka to claim number-one ODI ranking

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ICC Media Release India and Sri Lanka go head to head in a five-ODI series in Cuttack on Sunday eyeing the number-one position on the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings. India currently sits in third position behind South Africa and Australia, and leads fourth-ranked Sri Lanka by two ratings points. However, if the home side wins the series by 4-1 or better, then it will jump to the top of the leaderboard. A 4-1 series win will put India at par with South Africa on 115 ratings points, but when the ratings are calculated beyond the decimal point, then it will be ranked number-one. A 5-0 sweep will mean India will take a two-point lead over South Africa. In contrast, the task for… Read More →

Sri Lanka Women’s tour of Pakistan 2015 – Squad for Training

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Media Release At Selection Committee Meeting held the Women’s National Selectors selected the below players for the pool of the Pakistan Tour 2015 to be played in Doha. Chamari Athapattu Prasadini Weerakkody Hasini Perera Lasanthi Madushani Nipuni Hansika Sanduni Abeywickrama Chamari Polgampola Shashikala Siriwardena Eshani Lokusuriya Chathurani Gunewardena Oshadhi Ranasingha Sripalee Weerakkody Ama Kanchana Nilakshi Silva Inoka Ranaweera Dilani Manodara Inoshi Fernando Rebecca Vandort Sugandhika kumari Udeshika Prabodhini Maduri Sammudhika Dinesha Jayasinghe Malsha Shehani

First turf wicket in the North opened today

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Sri Lanka Cricket is proud to announce that the 1st ever Turf Wicket built in the North of Sri Lanka was opened today at 9.30 am. at St. Patrick’s College Jaffna by Chief Guest Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya and The Guests of Honour Secretary of SLC Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga, SF Commander General Udaya Perera, and the Principal of St. Partick’s College. The Blessing of the Turf was done by Jaffna Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr.Thomas Savundaranayagam. This turf wicket was a concept of Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya MP who together with Maj Gen. Udaya Perera & Brig. Thirinawu Karasu of SL Army made this a reality for the sportsmen of the North & East. Sri Lanka Cricket Executive Committee unanimously approved the expenditure of Rs. 3 million on… Read More →

First Turf Wicket in the North and East

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket is proud to announce that the 1st ever Turf Wicket built in the North of Sri Lanka will be opened tomorrow at 9.30 am. at St. Patrick’s College Jaffna. This turf wicket was a concept of Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya MP who together with Maj Gen. Udaya Perera & Brig. Thirinawu Karasu of SL Army made this a reality for the sportsman of the North & East. Sri Lanka Cricket Executive Committee unanimously approved the expenditure of Rs. 3 million on the Turf wicket & Rs. 5 million for the ground construction. SL Army played a major role by giving the manpower needed for this magnanimous venture. A T20 cricket match will be played to mark the opening… Read More →

SLC Executive Committee Decisions – October 27th 2014

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Media Release 1st ever Turf Wicket built by SLC in the North of Sri Lanka To mark the opening of the 1st ever Turf Wicket built by Sri Lanka Cricket at St. Patrick College Jaffna, the ExCo approved to play a cricket match consisting of former National Players such as Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya, Hashan Thilakaratne, Promodaya Wickramasinghe, Upul Chandana, etc.. in Jaffna. This will be a great opportunity for the players of the North & East to show their talent and get into the National Team in the future. Asian Games Gold Medal Winning Team to be Felicitated ExCo decided to felicitate the Men’s Cricket Team for winning the Gold Medal at the 17th Asian Games. Goodwill Gesture to the Visually Handicapped Cricket Association ExCo approved to facilitate… Read More →

Sri Lanka A team for the first two ODIs vs Windies A

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Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held the following selections were made by the National Selectors with regard to the Squad for the 1st Two ODIs Vs West Indies ‘A’ Team Lahiru Thirimanne (Captain) Dhanushka Gunathilaka Dimuth Karunaratne Dinesh Chandimal Kithruwan Vithanage Thilina Kandamby Jeevan Mendis Bhanuka Rajapaksha P.L.R Sandakan Ramith Rambukwella Farveez Maharoof Sachith Pathirana Nisala Tharaka Dushmantha Chameera Vishwa Fernando This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.  

Sri Lanka tour of India 2014 – Itinerary

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The Itinerary for the Micromax Cup India vs Sri Lanka 5 match ODI Series 2014 is as follows: 30th Oct 14 – Sri Lanka vs India ‘A’ practice match ( day game) at CCI, Mumbai 2nd Nov ‘14 – 1st ODI at CUTTACK (D/N) 6th Nov ‘14 – 2nd ODI at AHMEDABAD (D/N) 9th Nov ‘14 – 3rd ODI at HYDERABAD (D/N) 13th Nov ‘14 – 4th ODI at KOLKATA (D/N) 16th Nov ‘14 – 5th ODI at RANCHI (D/N)

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 →