Sir Garry Sobers to attend second Test


By Sa’adi Thawfeeq The world’s greatest all-rounder the game has ever produced Sir Garfield Sobers will arrive in Sri Lanka on October 20 on the invitation of Sri Lanka Cricket. Sir Garry will be a guest of Sri Lanka Cricket during his one week stay here and will be a guest of honour at the second Test between Sri Lanka and West Indies to be played at the P Sara Oval from 22-26. The ongoing series is played for a trophy named after Sir Garry and Michael Tissera of Sri Lanka. These two cricketers were the rival captains when Sri Lanka played West Indies in an unofficial test match at the P Sara Oval in 1967. “We are honoured to have… Read More →

Under 19: Sri Lanka won the first youth one day match against Pakistan

Sri Lanka Under-19 team beat Pakistan Under-19 by 37 runs according to the D/L system in the first youth ODI match played at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket stadium at Sooriyawewa yesterday. The match was stopped due to rain and the home side were declared winners on the D/L system. Sri Lanka Under-19: 239 in 49.4 overs (S Ashan 103, C Asalanka 65, S Gul 2/31) Pakistan Under-19: 92/4 in 29.3 overs (I Rafiq 39 n.o., J Daniel 2/8) (IR) Sri Lanka Under-19s innings (50 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR S Shanugeeth lbw b Arfan Liaqat 0 10 0 0 0.00 MSU Pereira st †Umair Masood b Hayatullah 15 39 1 0 38.46 WIA Fernando lbw b Sameen Gul… Read More →

Herath six puts Sri Lanka in control


West Indies ends third day on 67 for 2 after following on, still trailing by 166 runs Herath six puts Sri Lanka in control – Cricket News Herath is just 15 short of becoming the third Sri Lanka bowler to take 300 Test wickets. Rangana Herath put Sri Lanka in control of the first Test against West Indies, with the Caribbean side ending the third day’s play on 67 for 2 after following on – still facing a deficit of 166 runs. Herath took 6 for 68 as West Indies’ first innings ended at 251 all out at the Galle International Stadium on Friday (October 16), after Sri Lanka had amassed 484. The left-arm spinner then dismissed Kraigg Brathwaite towards… Read More →

Herath rattles West Indies with late strikes

Dinesh Chandimal and Dimuth Karunaratne

Rangana Herath removed both openers cheaply to leave West Indies struggling at 66 for 2 at stumps on the second day of the first Test in Galle on Thursday (October 15), still 418 runs behind Sri Lanka’s 484 all out. After a record stand of 238 between Dimuth Karunaratne and Dinesh Chandimal, veteran left-arm spinner Herath dismissed Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope in quick succession, leaving West Indies with a mountain to climb. Herath, 37, has hinted that he may retire next year, but at the ground where in his last appearance he took a match-winning seven wickets against India, he will be key to Sri Lanka’s prospects of notching up another victory in a match that is likely to… Read More →

Karunaratne ton gives Sri Lanka strong platform


Opener’s unbeaten 135 and an unbroken 149-run stand with Chandimal takes home team to 250 for 2 on opening day of first Test against West Indies Dimuth Karunaratne’s third Test century took Sri Lanka to 250 for 2 on the opening day of the first Test against West Indies. Sri Lanka, riding on a third Test century from Dimuth Karunaratne, the opening batsman, made a strong start to the first Test against West Indies, reaching 250 for 2 at close of play on the opening day. Karunaratne was unbeaten on 135 and had Dinesh Chandimal (72 not out) for company at stumps on a hot Wednesday (October 14) at Galle International Stadium. West Indies’ pacers bowled a probing line and… Read More →

Under 19: SL Squad for first two one-day matches against Pakistan

Charith Asalanka

Media Release The following players have been selected for the 1st & 2nd One Day matches to be played against the Pakistan Under 19. 1. Charith Asalanka (Captain) – Richmond College 2. Sammu Ashan (Vice Captain) – Ananda College 3. Salinda Ushan – Isipathana Vidyalaya 4. Kavin Bandara – D.S.Senanayake Vidyalaya 5. Sheangeeth Shanmuganathan – Trinity College 6. Avishka Fernando – St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa. 7. Wanidu Hasaranga – Richmond College 8. Lakshina Rodrigo – St. Peter’s College, Colombo 4 9. Jehan Daniel – St. Joseph’s College, Colombo 10. 10. Thilan Nimesh – Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa 11. Damith Silva – St. Ann’s College, Kurunegala 12. Geethal Malinga – St. Benadicts College, Kotahena 13. Lahiru Kumara – Trinity College… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket ties-up with Nawaloka Hospitals as the Official Healthcare Partner


Nawaloka Hospitals PLC, Sri Lanka’s pioneer and premier healthcare service provider, announced its partnership with Sri Lanka Cricket as their Official Healthcare Partner. Nawaloka will be extending its world class medical services to all local and international teams when they play in Sri Lanka, for a period of three years. “We are delighted to have Nawaloka Hospitals as our Healthcare Partner. Given the intense competition on the field, players are bound to get injured and it is vital that they get the right treatment in a timely fashion. Nawaloka’s world class medical care brought to life by its expert teams and avant-garde facilities will assist players for a speedy recovery and help them continue to give their best performance to… Read More →

Sri Lanka squad for Test series against West Indies

Sri Lanka Test Team

Media Release At a meeting of the National Selection Committee held recently, the following Team was selected for the Test Series against West Indies. Angelo Mathews – Captain Lahiru Thirimanne – Vice Captain Kaushal Silva Dimuth Karunaratne Dinesh Chandimal Kusal Janith Perera Milinda Siriwardene Kusal Mendis Rangana Herath Dilruwan Perera P.H.T. Kaushal Dhammika Prasad Nuwan Pradeep Suranga Lakmal Dushmantha Chameera Minister of Sports Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara has approved the above.

Sri Lanka women’s squad for tour of New Zealand


Media  Release At a meeting of the National Women’s Selection Committee held recently the following squad of 15 Players along with the standbys were selected for the ODI and T20 Series. The above tour will commence on the 28th of October and will go on upto 23rd November 2015. 1. Shashikala Siriwardene – Captain, 2. Chamari Atapattu – Vice Captain,  3. Prasadini Weerakkody,  4. Dilani Manodara,  5. Inoka Ranaweera,  6. Ama Kanchana  7. Maduri Samuddhika  8. Nipuni Hansika  9. Udeshika Prabodhini  10. Sripali Weerakkody  11. Hasini Perera  12. Anushika Sanjeevani  13. Nilakshi de Silva  14. Chamari Polgampola  15. Sugandhika Dassanayake Stand By: 1. Achini Kulasuriya 2. Oshadi Ranasinghe 3. Lasanthi Madhushani ** Unwell Udeshika Prabodhini has been replaced by Achini… Read More →

Laying of Foundation Stone for Indoor Cricket Building in Pallekele

Laying of foundation stone for indoor cricket building in pallekele

The foundation stone laying ceremony of the Indoor Cricket building in Pallekele, Kandy was held today. Sports Minister Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara, Central Province Chief Minister Hon. Sarath Ekanayake, Member of Parliament Keheliya Rambukwella, Sidath Wettimuny Chairman-SLC Interim Committee were present at the ceremony. Giving the outstation cricketers the best facilities possible to reach their potential is the vision of Chairman Sidath Wettimuny. This is the second such facility to commence the 1st being R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The 3rd facility will be at Dambulla said Chairman of SLC.