Sri Lanka name squad for England Tests

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Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held the National Selectors named the following players for the Test Squad of the England tour. Squad: Angelo Mathews (Captain ), Lahiru Thirimanne (Vice Captain), Dimuth Karunaratne, Kaushal Silva. Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardena, Prasanna Jayawardena, Dinesh Chandimal, Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, Shaminda Eranga, Nuwan Kulasekara, Nuwan Pradeep, Chanaka Welagedara, Dhammika Prasad The Hon.Minister of Sports and SLC ExCo has approved same.

Sachithra Senanayake reported by ICC for Suspect Action

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Media Release The International Cricket Council (ICC) has informed SLC that the umpires officiating in the 4th ODI of the ongoing England tour have reported a number of deliveries bowled by Sachithra Senanayake were considered to be suspect. Since Sachithra had over the past 2 years played many bilateral/ ICC tournaments and four earlier games in the current tour without any hint of suspicion, this comes as a surprise to SLC. As however, the ICC has a procedure in place for situations such as this, SLC has no option but to adhere to the laid down process. According to this process, Sachithra is not debarred from consideration for selection to the 5th ODI to be played at Edgbaston tomorrow.

Sangakkara masterclass trumps Buttler blitz

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Sri Lanka levelled the series in a Lord’s thriller in which two batsmen stood head and shoulders above their team-mates. Sri Lanka needed a magnificent century from Kumar Sangakkara, who got support from a scratchy Tillakaratne Dilshan to set a highly competitive target of 301. That looked plenty enough for the win until Jos Buttler joined Ravi Bopara in the 29th over and proceeded to hit almost every ball out of the middle, posting an extraordinary century of his own. But even that wasn’t quite enough to secure a most unexpected of wins. The winning margin of seven runs, with the result still in the balance in the 100th over of the day, was the first close result of the… Read More →

SLC Executive Committee Decisions – May 22nd 2014

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Media Release The Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket at its meeting held today (May 22nd) made the following decisions. >> Payment to Past Cricketers On recommendation of the Committee appointed by the ExCO previously It was approved to make a payment to Past Cricketers who have done the country proud. This was decided with the thought in mind to assist these Cricketers who are in need of financial assistance to help with their medical needs. The committee had  identified 14 past cricketers and recommended  to make a grant of Rs. 300,000 for their medical expenses,which was approved by the ExCO. >> Anti Corruption Tribunal  Re Appointed: The Anti Corruption Tribunal was Re Appointed and it will comprise of the… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket Super Fours Tournament commences in June’14

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21st May’14, Colombo: In a media briefing held this evening, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced the launch of the Sri Lanka Cricket Super Fours 2014 Tournament for the second consecutive time. The tournament will be played from 27th June – 02nd July, 2014 at the SSC grounds. Ajit Jayasekera – Director, Sri Lanka Premier League who is also heading the Super Fours organizing committee, highlighting the importance of the tournament said, “This is a tournament which will have 4 provincial teams where the T20 world champion team players will participate, while giving an opportunity for the up and coming cricketers to play and interact with them.” Also, he further invited all partners involved, including the media and the sponsors to… Read More →

England, Sri Lanka in with a chance to claim No.1 spot in ODI rankings

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England and Sri Lanka will go head-to-head in a five-ODI series from Thursday in London with the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings all set to change. With 21 ratings points separating number-one ranked Australia from eighth-ranked West Indies, irrespective of the outcome of the series, both third-ranked Sri Lanka and fourth-ranked England will make a move on the rankings table. Amongst other scenarios, there is a possibility of either side topping the table. But to make that happen, England or Sri Lanka will have to sweep the series. While the side that wins all five matches will finish on top of the tree, the side on the receiving end will end up in fifth position. So tight is the situation in the… Read More →

Dates and venues announced for 2014 Pakistan tour

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Media Release SLC today announced the dates and venues for Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka in August 2014. Pakistan will play two Test matches followed by 3 ODIs. Pakistan team will arrive on August 2nd and their tour ends on August 31. Pakistan tour itinerary – international fixtures. Wed 6 – Tue 10 Aug: 1st Test Match, Galle Thu 14 – Mon 18 Aug: 2nd Test Match, Colombo – SSC Sat 23 Aug: 1st ODI, MRICS (Day) Wed 27 Aug: 2nd ODI, RPICS (D/N) Sat 30 Aug: 3rd ODI, RDICS (Day)

Six Test players to get specialized training in England

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Media Release At the emergency Executive Committee meeting held on 13th May 2014, as per the recommendations of the national selectors it was decided to have Dhammika Prasad as an additional squad member for the ODI leg of the England tour 2014. Further, as per the recommendations of the national selectors, the Executive Committee decided to send six cricketers two weeks prior to the commencement of the test matches.

SLC Youth Tournament 2014 – Fixtures

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Sri Lanka ‘A’ Team Squad for Ireland & England Tour 2014

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket National Selectors has announced the 30-member squad for the Sri Lanka ‘A’ Team tour of Ireland & England. This tour will begin on the 14th of July and go on till the 25th August 2014. 1.       Upul Tharanga 2.       Udara Jayasundara 3.       Niroshan Dickwella 4.       Dimuth Karunaratne 5.       Jehan Mubarak 6.       Bhanuka Rajapaksha 7.       Romesh Buddhika 8.       Angelo Perera 9.       Asela Guneratne 10.   Ashan Priyanjana 11.   Chathuranga De Silva 12.   Akhila Dhananjaya 13.   Suraj Randeev 14.   Seekuge Prasanna 15.   Ramith Rambukwella 16.   Sachithra Pathirana 17.   Chaminda Bandara 18.   Ishan Jayaratne 19.   Dushmantha Chameera 20.   Charith Jayampathy 21.   Dhammika Prasad 22.   Vishawa Fernando 23.   Lahiru Gamage 24.   Mahela Udawatte 25.   Jeewan Mendis 26.   Isuru Udana 27.   Lahiru… Read More →

SLC Executive Committee Decisions – April 28th 2014

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Media Release The Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket at its meeting held today (April 28th) approved the appointment of Marvan Atapattu as the Head Coach of the National Cricket team and Ruwan Kalpage as the Interim Assistant Coach. These appointments are in effect immediately till the conclusion of South Africa’s tour to Sri Lanka this year. The Executive Committee further approved the recommendation made by SLC’s Chairman Cricket Committee, Chairman Selection Committee and Head of Coaching to appoint former Sussex County Captain and former Surrey County Coach Chris Adams as a Consultant for the upcoming tour of England.

Hussain resists Sri Lanka Under-17 victory bid

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England U17 who were 377 behind on the first innings in their final fixture of the tour, three-day game against their Sri Lankan counterparts at Colts Ground forced a draw when they finished the third and final day at 280 for 6. M Hussain who scored an unbeaten 136 with 17 fours in the second innings of the English innings deprived Sri Lanka of a certain victory. Brief Scores: Sri Lanka U17 - 456 for 4 declared in 111 overs (Avishka Fernando 134, Malinga Amarasinghe 107*, Wanidu Hasaranga 102*, Kaveen Bandara 76, Jared Warner 2/63) England U17 - 79 all out in 60.2 overs (Hameed Hussain 35, Malinga Amarasinghe 3/10, Manelka De Silva 3/10, Damith Silva 2/21) & 280 for 6 in 106… Read More →