New Selections Panel announced

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Colombo, 19th September 2017 Sri Lanka Cricket today (19) announced the newly appointed panel of Selectors as ratified by the Minister of Sport, Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekera a short while ago. Graeme Labrooy – Chairman Gamini Wikramasinghe Jeryl Woutersz Sajith Fernando Asanka Gurusinha The new Selectors will begin their term with the selection of the Test Squad to take on Pakistan in their tour of UAE commencing early next week. The National team is due to depart Colombo on Sunday the 24th of this month for a two Test, 5 ODI and 3 T20 Series against Pakistan to be played across the UAE, with the final T20 slated to be played in Lahore.

Match Fixing inquiry against Panadura CC and Kalutara PCC

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The Committee of Inquiry has found that two teams (Panadura CC & Kalutara PCC) have been found guilty of misconduct and not playing to the Spirit of the game, and NOT of match fixing. Therefore Executive Committee of SLC at an ExCo meeting that ended at 8 pm today, has unanimously decided to 1.) Declare the match and result void and adjust the Points table for 2016/17 accordingly. 2.) To recover Match fees for the match from both Clubs and impose a fine of Rs. 500,000/- on each club. 3.) To Suspend the two Captains – Manoj Deshapriya and Chamara Silva from all Cricket related activities (including playing, coaching and administration) for 2 years with immediate effect. 4.) To Suspend… Read More →

Sri Lanka Squad for one off T20 against India announced

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Colombo 4th September 2017, The following 15 member squad has been ratified by the Minister of Sport, Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara for the one off T20 game against India on Wednesday the 6th September at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium. Upul Tharanga – Captain, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella, Dilshan Munaweera, Dasun Shanaka, Milinda Siriwardana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Akila Dananjaya, Jeffrey Vandersay, Isuru Udana, Seekkuge Prasanna, Thisara Perera, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Vikum Sanjaya.

Provisional Test Squad for Pakistan tour announced

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Colombo, 4th September 2017 Sri Lanka Cricket today announced the following provisional squad for the forthcoming Test series to be played against Pakistan from the 28th September to the 10th of October. The 2 – Test series which will be worked out in UAE will be comprised of one day Test, and one D/N Test match. 1. Dimuth Karunaratne 2. Kaushal Silva 3. Kusal Mendis 4. Dinesh Chandimal – Captain 5. Angelo Mathews 6. Lahiru Thirimanne 7. Niroshan Dickwella 8. Sadeera Samarawickrama 9. Rangana Herath 10. Suranga Lakmal 11. Nuwan Pradeep 12. Lakshan Sandakan 13. Vishwa Fernando 14. Lahiru Kumara 15. Jeffrey Vandersay 16. Milinda Siriwardana 17. Dhananjaya de Silva 18. Dushmantha Chameera 19. Dilruwan Perera 20. Malinda Pushpakumara 21…. Read More →

State-of-the art Ground Maintenance Equipment for Top Tier Clubs

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Colombo, 30th August 2017 Enhancing facilities of the Tier A and B Clubs, SLC today (30) handed over equipment including Hand Tractors, Pitch Cutters, Manual Spike Rollers, Outfield Rollers, Hand Rollers, Gang Movers, Pitch Covers, Boundary Ropes and other equipment, to the following clubs. Singhalese Sports Club Bloomfield Cricket Club Colombo Cricket Club Nondescript Cricket Club Tamil Union Cricket & Athletics Club Chillaw Marians Cricket Club Moors Cricket Club Colombo Colts Cricket Club Army Sports Club Burgher Recreation Club Navy Sports Club Police Sports Club Air Force Sports Club Panadura Sports Club The Equipment which cost approximately Rs. 5,000,000/- was provided as a grant to the clubs under the National Development Policy to develop facilities across the island at school,… Read More →

Special Statement from the National Selectors

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Colombo, 30th August 2017. Issuing a special statement through Sri Lanka Cricket, the National Selections Committee comprised of Sanath Jayasuriya (Chairman), Asanka Gurusinha, Romesh Kaluwitharana, Eric Upashantha and Ranjith Madurusinghe state the following; “We the National Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket have decided after serious consideration and deliberation to resign from our position at the end of the ongoing Indian series. We wish to state this decision is made in the best interest of the game, which is being damaged and hindered by undue criticism and false allegations instigated by interested parties with malicious intent. This instigation has led to a public outcry, which in both the short and long term is damaging the present and the future of… Read More →

World XI Charity game postponed

Colombo, 29th August 2017 Sri Lanka Cricket today (25) announced that the World XI vs. Sri Lanka XI Charity match which was to be played on the 8th of September 2017 has been postponed. The Technical Committee (TC) of SLC has recommended postponing the T20 game, which would have been played at the tail end of the ongoing India series as the Sri Lanka national team, of which several players were slated to be a part of the Sri Lankan XI have been playing back-to-back cricket since May when they travelled to the UK for two warm up games against Scotland ahead of the Champions Trophy, and returned to Sri Lanka into a 5 X ODI, 1 Test Zimbabwe Series… Read More →