ICC Media Release Sri Lanka player Nuwan Kulasekera was issued with an official reprimand after committing a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the 7th One Day International against New Zealand in Wellington on Thursday. Kulasekera admitted to a breach of Article 2.1.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which provides that an offence will be committed where a player engages in “…conduct that either : (a) is contrary to the spirit of the game; or (b) brings the game into disrepute.” After claiming the wicket of New Zealand batsman Luke Ronchi, Kulasekera aggressively changed direction towards the dismissed batsman, which was considered unacceptable by the Match Officials. The charge was laid by on-field umpires Chris Gaffaney and… Read More →
A crafty 113 off 105 balls from Kumar Sangakkara helped Sri Lanka register a 34-run win over New Zealand in the seventh and final One-Day International between the two sides in Wellington on Thursday (January 29). New Zealand had already sealed the series, but the moral-boosting win meant Sri Lanka took the scoreline to 4-2. Sri Lanka reached its highest score of the series, scoring 287 for 6 in 50 overs and then shot down New Zealand for 253 in 45.2 overs. And when Sangakkara took a superb diving one-handed catch to remove Corey Anderson, he became the most successful ODI keeper. It was his 473rd dismissal, bettering Adam Gilchrist’s record by one. Sangakkara added 104 runs with Tillakaratne Dilshan… Read More →
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform the Media and the general public that Former Sri Lankan Fast Bowler Rumesh Ratnayake has been appointed as a Consultant Coach to join the National team currently in New Zealand. Ratnayake will be joining the squad from the 4th of February upto the 20th of February. He will be assisting the National Team’s preparation for the upcoming ICC World Cup in New Zealand and Australia. SLC has made the inclusion taking into consideration the views of the Chairman of Selectors and the National team Management. All other support staff personnel will remain intact with the squad.
Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held the following selections were made by the National Selectors and the Junior National Selectors with regard to the Squad for the three-day Youth Test series against Bangladesh under 19s. 1. Charith Asalanka (Captain) – Richmond College 2. Avishka Fernando – St.Sebastian’s College,Moratuwa 3. Kaveen Bandara - D.S Senanayake College 4. Shalindu Ushan - Isipathana College 5. Vishad Randika - Isipathana College 6. Shammu Ashan - Ananda College 7. Nushan Weerasinghe Fernando - Trinity College 8. Lahiru Kumara - Trinity College 9. Asitha Fernando - St. Sebastian’s Katunerita 10. Malinga Amarasinghe - Nalanda College 11. Ravindu Tillekaratne - NCC – Colombo 12. Damith Silva - Maliyadeva – Kurunega 13. Nishan Peiris - St.Peter’s Negombo 14. Himesh Ramanayake - Royal College Colombo 15. Tiran Dhanapala - Royal College Colombo This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.
New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 120 runs in the sixth One-Day International between the two sides at University Oval in Dunedin on Sunday (January 25), wrapping up the seven-match series 4-1 in the process. Kane Williamson (97) and Ross Taylor (96) scripted the victory, but Corey Anderson’s all-round effort played a key role in the outcome as well. The 117-run partnership between Williamson and Taylor for the third wicket was the pivot around which New Zealand’s batting revolved, ending at 315 for 8. Sri Lanka was then bowled out for 195 in the 40.3 overs. Sri Lanka floundered in all departments, the bowling leaking runs and the batting not coming to the party, with only Kumar Sangakkara appearing at… Read More →
Luke Ronchi and Grant Elliott smashed centuries as New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 108 runs in the fifth One-Day International in Dunedin on Friday (January 23) to take a 3-1 lead in the seven-match series. Ronchi and Elliott came into bat with New Zealand in doldrums at 93 for 5. Over the course of the next two hours, the duo shared a blistering world record sixth-wicket stand of 267 as New Zealand bludgeoned its way to 360 for 5. Sri Lanka’s openers put on 93 before Elliott sent back Lahiru Thirimanne. But that did not prevent Tillakaratne Dilshan from playing freely as he made a valiant 106-ball 116 courtesy 17 boundaries and a six. But his dismissal saw Sri… Read More →
Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held the following selections were made with regard to the Squad for the 4th and 5th ODI’s (24th and 25th January 2015) of the Bangladesh Under 19 tour of Sri Lanka. 1. Charith Asalanka (Captain) - Richmond College,Galle 2. Avishka Fernando (Vice Captain) – St.Sebastian’s College,Moratuwa 3. Shalindu Ushan - Isipathana College,Colombo 4. Vishad Randika - Isipathana College 5. Lasith Lakshan - St.Thomas’ Matara 6. Malinga Amarasinghe - Nalanda College,Colombo 7. Himesh Ramanayake - Royal College,Colombo 8. Wanidu Hasaranga - Richmond College,Galle 9. Chamika Karunaratne - Royal College,Colombo 10. Akil Inham - D.S Senanayake College, Colombo 11. Thanuka Dabare - Lumbini Vidyalaya,Colombo 12. Asitha Fernando - St.Sebastians Katuneriya 13. Kusal Lakthilina – St.Sebastian’s College Moratuwa 14. Thiran Dhanapala - Royal College,Colombo 15. Thilan Nimesh - Prince of Wales College,Moratuwa 16. Nishan Peiris - St.Peters College,Negombo 17. Duvindu Thillakeratne - Trinity College This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.
Bangladeshi bowlers restricted Sri Lankan innings to 212 all out in the 48th over after they made 251 for six to win the third of the five-match series by 39 runs. Bangladesh by winning this must-win game kept the series alive with two more games to be played in the series on Friday and Sunday. Brief Scores: BAN U19 251-6 in 50 overs (Hossain Shanto 69, Shawan Rishwan 52, Charith Asalanka 2-33) SL U19 212 in 47.2 overs (Charith Asalanka 83, Visad Randika 26, Hasa Miraz 3-38) Bangladesh won by 39 runs. Sri Lanka Under-19s led the 5-match series 2-1.
Media Release All Contracted Players for IPL Auction On the recommendation of the National Selectors, the Executive Committee approved the submission of all National Contracted Players for the forthcoming IPL Auction. Women’s National Team Contracts 01st Jan 2015 to 31st Dec 2015 Category A Chamari Athapattu Shashikala Siriwardena Eshani Lokusuriya Category B Yashodha Mendis Prasadini Weerakkody Maduri Samuddika Inoka Ranaweera Hasini Perera Chamari Polgampola Ama Kanchana Udeshika Prabodhini Category C Oshadee Ranasinghe Category D Sripalee Weerakkody Dilani Manodara Lasanthi Madushani Nilakshi Silva Deepika Rasangika Chandima Guneratne Nipuni Hansika Chathurani Gunewardena Development Contracts - Category E Sanduni Abeywickrama Inoshi Fernando Sugandhika Kumari Anushka Sanjeewani Harshitha Madhawi Imalka Mendis Achini Kulasuriya Iresha Shyamali Sandani Thivanka Malsha Shehani Nilangika Sanjeewani Pujani Liyanage Nadi Wickremasinghe Aruni… Read More →
Media Release The following were selected by the Junior National Selectors with the National Selectors for the 32 Member U19 Pool for the Bangladesh Series (ongoing) based on performance during the 1st term of the 1st XI school season. Randiv Pathirana – Royal College Col Tharindu Hasanka – St.Thomas’s College Mt.Lavinia Sachintha Peiris – Maliyadeva College – Kurunegala Risitha Upamal – Dharmaloka College Kelaniya Pathum Nissanaka – Kalutara Maha Vidyalaya Ravin Sayer – Trinity – Kandy Chanaka Devinda – Lumbini Vidyalaya
Kane Williamson scored 103 to rescue an ailing New Zealand innings Tuesday and steer them to a four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the fourth one-day international for a 2-1 lead in the seven-match series. Williamson returned to the line-up after a two-match absence with a shoulder injury to score his fifth one-day international century and propel New Zealand to their winning target of 277 with 11 balls to spare. New Zealand’s dependence on Brendon McCullum to ignite their innings was briefly exposed when he was out for 11 as they slumped to 63 for 3. Williamson took charge, showed composure when the run-rate seemed to lag, and left New Zealand’s last four batsmen to gather a relatively undemanding 44… Read More →
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket to wishes to inform that Leg-Spinner Seekuge Prasanna & Paceman Dushmantha Chameera was sent today to join the National Team in New Zealand. Nuwan Pradeep who was with the Team returned to the country due to an injury.
Brief Score: Bangladesh-202 in 49.5 overs (Najmul Hossain 70, Mehidi Hasan 48, Shaif Uddin 35, Charith Asalanka 4/36,Lahiru Kumara 2/29, Chamika Karunaratne 2/36) v Srì Lanka-205/3 in 44.2 overs (Lasith Lakshan 71,Charith Lakshan 63,Avishka Fernando 35 n.o., Kavin Bandara 20,Shawon Gazi 2/28) (Image Courtesy: Batsman.com)
Sri Lanka women comfortably won the third T20 against Pakistan women, chasing down 111 as they made 112-5 off just 17.5 overs in Sharjah to claim the three-match series 2-1. Pakistan struggled right from the start and only three of their batsmen managed to get into double figures, with Bismah Maroof making an impressive 46 off 38 balls. All Sri Lankan bowlers were impressive, especially Udeshika Prabodhani and Inoka Ranaweera who took two wickets apiece and only gave away 12 and 16 runs respectively in their four-over quota. Three run outs also did not help Pakistan’s cause. In reply, Chamari Atapattu’s 44 ensured that the result was never in doubt after Sana Mir dismissed Lasanthi Madushani with the first ball… Read More →
The third One-Day International between New Zealand and Sri Lanka in Auckland on Saturday (January 17) was abandoned due to rain. New Zealand, put in to bat, was 145 for 3 in 28.5 overs when the players were forced off the field for the third and last time. The showers reduced after a while, but more than three hours later, the umpires decided that the conditions were not good enough for play to resume. Martin Guptill, the New Zealand opener, was unbeaten on 66, while Angelo Mathews, the Sri Lanka captain, starred for his side, picking up all three wickets to fall. New Zealand got off to a quick start courtesy a typically aggressive approach by Brendon McCullum, the New… Read More →