Outcomes of ICC Cricket Committee meeting in Mumbai

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ICC Media Release The ICC Cricket Committee concluded its two-day meeting in Mumbai on Saturday. The ICC Cricket Committee makes recommendations on cricket playing issues to the Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC) and, if it is a policy matter, the ICC Board for approval and comprises representatives of many stakeholder groups involved in the modern game, including players, umpires and the media, and is chaired by former India captain Anil Kumble. The following were the major issues discussed by the ICC Cricket Committee: Test cricket: Day / Night Test matches were discussed at length. The Cricket Committee also received a report from the MCC on the 4-day First Class match played with pink balls in Abu Dhabi in March, and viewed… Read More →

SLC embarks on Soft Skills Development Program for Players

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On an initiative of the newly appointed Chairman and the Interim Committee of SLC, a comprehensive soft skills development program has been launched recently by SLC for Cricketers of all categories and age groups, covering a wide range of realms which would empower them with essential life skills in a wider spectrum. Having done an in-depth study of knowledge gaps of our players, Human Resources department of SLC, in its training need analysis has identified 11 areas to be encompassed in this enthusiastic program namely General English, Presentation skills development, Sports Psychology, Social etiquette, Personal grooming, Basic IT skills, Leadership training, Finance and Investment Management, Cricket history and spirits of the game. In addition, Yoga has been incorporated in the… Read More →

Mathews, Malinga to lead Sri Lanka

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Media Release The National Selectors have decided to re-appoint All Rounder Angelo Mathews as the Captain of the Sri Lanka National Team for the Test and ODI formats. His appointment is to commence from upcoming tour of Pakistan till the conclusion of Sri Lanka’s tour to England next year. Lasith Malinga will be entrusted with the leadership of the Sri Lanka National Team for the Twenty 20 format with immediate effect till the conclusion of Sri Lanka’s title defense at the ICC World Twenty 20  to be played in India in 2016. The Selectors decision was ratified by the Minister of Tourism and Sports Hon. Navin Dissanayake MP.

Sri Lanka and West Indies lock horns in ICC Women’s Championship

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Sri Lanka and West Indies will aim to boost their standings when they go head to head in round three of the ICC Women’s Championship, which starts in Colombo on Wednesday. The series includes four ODIs but only the final three matches scheduled for 15, 18 and 20 May will count towards the eight-team ICC Women’s Championship. The top four sides from this tournament will qualify automatically for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017, while the bottom four sides will play in the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier. Squads Sri Lanka (from): Chamari Athapaththu (captain), Chathurani Gunewardena, Ama Kanchana, Sugandhika Kumari, Eshani Lokusuriya, Lasanthi Madushani, Dilani Manodara (wk) , Hasini Perera, Chamari Polgampola, Udeshika Prabodhini, Inoka Ranaweera, Maduri Samuddika, H.A.S.D. Siriwardene, Prasadini Weerakkody (wk)… Read More →

Chamari Atapattu injured

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Media Release Sri Lanka National Women’s Captain Chamari Atapattu injured her right 4th and 5th fingers while doing a gym session. She has been given a total of 16 stitches on both fingers. She will be out of the 1st & 2nd ODI to be played against the visiting West Indies National Women’s Team. Yashoda Mendis has been included into the Squad as the cover for Chamari by the Selectors of National Women’s Team.

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka 2015 – Match Schedule

Date Match Venue June 11 – 13 Three Day Match  Colombo Colts CC June 17 – 21 1st Test Galle June 25 – 29 2nd Test P Sara Oval July 3 – 7 3rd Test PICS – Kandy July 11 1st ODI – Day Match RDICS – Dambulla July 15 2nd ODI – D/N PICS – Kandy July 19 3rd ODI – D/N RPICS – Comlombo July 22 4th ODI – D/N RPICS – Comlombo July 26 5th ODI – D/N MRICS – Hambantota July 30 1st T20I RPICS – Colombo Aug 01 2nd T20I RPICS – Colombo

Two outstanding school boy cricketers to play in the premier league of Middlesex county championship

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Under the overseas player program two outstanding school boy cricketers Chamika Karunaratne of Royal College and Lasith Lakshan of St. Thomas College, Matara have been selected to play in the UK County Championship. Out of seven cricketers these two were selected by the SLC UK Committee. The SLC UK committee will be responsible for the well being of the cricketers and undertakes all expenses related to them during their stay in UK. Some of the past cricketers who have been benefited from this scholarship scheme are Angelo Mathews, Dhammika Prasad, Farveez Maharoof, Kosala Kulasekara and Upul Tharanga. For young potential national cricketers to have this opportunity to play a season of cricket in England is a dream come true and… Read More →

Michael Main to join as Trainer of the National Team

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Media Release Michael Main will join Sri Lanka Cricket as Trainer of the National Team from the 1st of June 2015. Michael was the Head of Strength and Conditioning at Hampshire county cricket team under ECB before joining SLC. Michael holds a Masters Degree in Strength and Conditioning from the University of Teeside, England, while completing his bachelor’s degree from University of Worcester in Sports Studies and Physical Education. He had also worked with ECB in their young fast bowlers training programme.

ICC World Twenty20 champions Sri Lanka maintains top spot in T20I table

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ICC World Twenty20 winner Sri Lanka maintains top spot in T20I table World Cup winner Australia has doubled its lead over second-ranked India on the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings from six to 12 points following the annual update while the West Indies, Bangladesh and Pakistan are now locked in a tight struggle for the remaining two slots in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 whose cut-off date is 30 September 2015. The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 will be played from 1 to 19 June in England and Wales, and the host country (England), plus the next seven highest-ranked ODI sides will participate in the event. The annual update is carried out to ensure the table continues to reflect results from the last three years. As… Read More →

West Indies Women’s tour of Sri Lanka 2015 – SL ODI Squad

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Media Release At a Selection Committee of the National Women’s Selectors held on 30th April 2015, the following players were selected for the above tour. 1     Chamari Attapattu (Captain) 2     Prasadini Weerakkody 3     Nipuni Hansika 4     Sanduni Abeywickrema 5     Dilani Manodara 6     Sashikala Siriwardene 7     Eshani Lokusuriya (Vice Captain) 8     Sripali Weerakkody 9     Ama Kanchana 10    Inoka Ranaweera 11    Suganthika Kumari 12    Lasanthi Madushani 13    Chathurani Gunewardene 14    Maduri Samuddhika   Standby: 1     Yasoda Mendis 2     Oshadi Ranasinghe 3     Udeshika Prabodini 4     Achini Kulasooriya 5     Hasini Perera 6     Chamari Pologampola 7     Nilakshi Silva This has been approved by the Hon. Minister of Sports.    DATE MATCH Venue Times 13th May ODI 1 -Match SSC 09.50am 15th May ODI 2- IWC… Read More →

Fast Bowling Coach – Chaminda Vaas

Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform that Fast Bowling Coach Chaminda Vaas’s contract lapsed today 30th of April 2015 and on a mutual agreement it was decided not to go for an extension of the said contract.

2nd unofficial ODI: Sri Lanka A v Pakistan A at Hambantota

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Pakistan won the toss and elected to field first at MRICS. Sri Lanka A won by 7 runs (D/L method) and lead the 3 match series 2-0. Sri Lanka A – 265/9 ( 50 overs) Kusal Janith Perera  110, Dhanushka Gunatillake  33: Tabish Khan 3/55, Zia ul Haq 3/66 v Pakistan A – 213/7 (40 ovs) – Khurram Manzoor 69, Fawad Alam 65, Tharindu Kaushal 3/44, Shehan Jayasuriya 2/31, D Chameera 2/36