Major League Tier A Tournament : NCC and SSC outright wins, Chilaw Marians – BRC tie

The second week’s league matches of the 2017-18 Major League Tier A Tournament saw NCC register a 10-wickt win over Tamil Union in a Group B match while SSC beat Saracens by 7 wickets. The match between Chilaw Marians and BRC was tied in a high scoring affair at the FTZ grounds Katunayake while the three drawn matches were between           Ragama CC and Colts CC, Moors versus CCC and Ports Authority versus Army. DHAMMIKA PRASAD BACK ON BLOCKS;KUSAL MENDIS 177 Two noteworthy features was the appearance of ace Sri Lanka fast bowler Dhammika Prasad back on the blocks from long injury lay off claiming 4 wickets for SSC and of course, a pleasing 177 runs by Kusal Mendis for CCC… Read More →

මේජර් ලීග් ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලිය – එන්.සී.සි / එස්. එස්. සී ජයගනී

ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් ආයතනය මෙහෙයවන මේජර් ලීග් ‘ඒ’ කොටසේ ප්‍රධාන තරගාවලියේ සති අන්තයේ (15,16 හා 17) දිනවල පැවැති තරග අතුරින් එන්. සී. සී. හා එස්. එස්. සී. කණ්ඩායම් ජයග්‍රහණ අත්කරගත් අතර, හලාවත මේරියන්ස් සහ බී. ආර්. සී. අතර තරගය ලකුණු සමවීමෙන් විසදුමකින් තොරව නිම විය. එන්. සී. සි. කඩුලු 10කින් ටැමිල් යූනියන් පරාජය කළ අතර, එස්. සී. සී. කඩුලු හතකින් සරසන්ස් පැරදවීය. මුවර්ස් – සී. සී. සී, ශ්‍රී ලංකා යුද හමුදාව – වරාය අධිකාරිය සහ රාගම – කෝල්ට්ස් අතර තරග ජය පැරැදුමින් තොරව නිමාවට පත්විය. තරග ප්‍රතිඵල මෙසේය:–  එන්.සී.සී. කඩුලු 10කින් ටැමිල් යූනියන් පරාජය කරයි. ටැමිල් යූනියන් මුල් ඉනිම 117- ඩී. සරත්චන්ද්‍ර 33, ලසිත් මාලිංග 24ට 2යි, ළහිරු කුමාර 21ට 2යි, සී. කරුණාරත්න 19ට 2යි, කෞෂල්‍ය 19ට 2යි,  එල්. ඇඹුල්දෙනිය… Read More →

“Lets celebrate the passion that transcends all boundaries” – Thisara Perera

Nidahas Trophy 2018

Sri Lanka T20 captain Thisara Perera extended a formal invitation to the India national team last afternoon for the Tri-nation T20 Series “Nidahas Trophy 2018” The Nidahas Trophy 2018 – played in celebration of Sri Lanka’s 70th year of independence, coincidentally, Sri Lanka Cricket’s 70th year as well – was announced in March this year at a joint press conference of the heads of the participating countries, India, Bangladesh and host Sri Lanka. The fixture, will see the 3 countries play seven (7) T20s in Colombo at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium from the 8th to 20th of March 2018. Extending the invitation, the Sri Lanka captain said “our neighbours, friends and brothers India [and Bangladesh] share in the… Read More →

Sri Lanka declares T20I Squad for 3 match Series against India

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Colombo, 15th December 2017 Sri Lanka Cricket today (15) announced the squad of 15 players selected to play the 3 match T20i series against India from 20th to 24th December in India. The team which has been ratified by the Sports Minister Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekera, will be led by Thisara Perera and consists of: Upul Tharanga, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Janith Perera, Danushka Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella, Asela Gunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dasun Shanaka, Chaturanga de Silva, Sachith Pathirana, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep, Vishva Fernando. Lasith Malinga has been rested for this tour.

Sri Lanka declares ODI Squad for 3 match Series against India

Sri Lanka's players celebrate after the dismissal of South Africa's batsman Hashim Amla (not pictured) during the One Day International (ODI) cricket match between Sri Lanka and South Africa, on February 07, 2017, in Cape Town.  / AFP PHOTO / RODGER BOSCH

Colombo, 5th December 2017. Sri Lanka Cricket today (5) announced the squad of 16 players selected to play the 3 match ODI series against India from 10th to 17th December in India. The team which has been ratified by the Sports Minister Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekera, will be led by Thisara Perera and consists of: Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Asela Gunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella, Chaturanga de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya De Silva, Dushmantha Chameera, Sachith Pathirana, Kusal Janith Perera. The team is scheduled to leave the island at 00.30 hours on the 6th of December 2017 (Tuesday night/Wednesday morning) SLC also wishes to state that due to a delay in submitting the… Read More →

Major League Tier A Tournament 2017/2018 Fixture

Major League Tier A Tournament 2017/2018 Group ‘A’ Group ‘B’ Singhalese Sports Club Chilaw Marians CC Ragama Cricket Club Nondescripts Cricket Club Colombo Cricket Club Army Sports Club Colts Cricket Club Tamil Union C & AC Saracens Sports Club Burger Recreation Club Bloomfield C & AC Badureliya Cricket Club Moors Sports Club Sri Lanka Port Authority SC Date Host Opponent Venue 8-9-10 Dec Ragama Cricket Club Singhalese Sports Club Welageara Colts Cricket Club Bloomfield C & AC Colts Moors Sports Club Saracens Sports Club Moors Chilaw Marians CC Nondescripts Cricket Club FTZ Katunayake Badureliya Cricket Club Tamil Union C & AC Surrey Burger Recreation Club Sri Lanka Port Authority SC BRC Date Host Opponent Venue 15-16-17 Dec Singhalese Sports Club… Read More →

තවත් පිළිගත් පුහුණුකරුවන් (අදියර II) 20ක්

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ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් පුහුණු අධ්‍යාපන ඒකකය වාර්ෂිකව මෙහෙයවන දේශිය ක්‍රිකට් පුහුණුකරු පාඨමාලා II (LEVEL II) 2017 පාඨමාලාව නොවැම්බර් හය වැනිදා සිට මාලිගාවත්ත ඛෙත්තාරාම ක්‍රීඩාංගණයේ දී සාර්ථකව පැවැත්විණි. පාඨමාලාව සමත් වූවනට ජාතික, පළාත්, දිස්ත්‍රික්ක, අන්තර් සමාජ සහ අන්තර් පාසැල් කණ්ඩායම්වල ප්‍රධාන පුහුණුකරුවෙකු වීමේ අවස්ථාව උදා වේ. මෙවර මේ පාඨමාලාව හැදෑරීමට අයදුම්කරුවන් හැටක් ඉදිරිපත් වු අතර, පරීක්ෂණවලින් පසුව 20ක් ඒ සඳහා තෝරා ගැණිනි.  ඔවුන් තෝරා ගෙන ඇත්තේ ලකුණු ලබාදීමෙනි.  ජාතික කණ්ඩායම නියෝජනය කර ඇත්නම් ලකුණු දහයක් ද ඊට පහළ ජාතික මට්ටමින් (ඒ කණ්ඩායම්, වයස් සීමා අනුව, පළාත් මට්ටමින්) ලකුණු පහ බැගින් ද දිස්ත්‍රික්ක හා පාසැල් මට්ටමේ අයට ඊට අඩු ලකුණු ද හිමි වේ.  මෙලෙස අධ්‍යාපන සුදුසුකම්, ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩා කිරීමේ පළපුරුද්ද, පරිපාලන පළපුරුද්ද හා වෙනත් සුදුසුකම්වලට මේ හා සමානව ලකුණු පිරිනමා වැඩි ලකුණු… Read More →

Homeland Group is SLC’s real estate partner

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The Homeland Group entered in to an agreement with Sri Lanka Cricket as its real estate partner for a period of three (03) years and the agreement was exchanged between the two parties at an official ceremony recently. SLC was represented by its President Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala and Secretary Mr. Mohan De Silva and the Homeland Group by its Chairman/Managing Director, Mr. Nalin Herath and General Manager, Operating Mr. Hiran Gunasekera.

Thisara Perera appointed Sri Lanka ODI & T20I Captain for the forthcoming series against India

Thisara Perera

Sri Lanka Cricket today (29) announced the appointment of Thisara Perera as captain of the Limited Over team for the forthcoming ODI and T20I Series against India. Addressing the Media this afternoon, Perera said that captaining his country was a dream he had since childhood, and he was happy to have received this opportunity. “All teams go through tough patches, it’s upto each of us to get past our mental barriers and perform best for our country. The goal for each one of us is to bring glory to our country. This must be clearly stated.” “I can confidently say that although India are currently best in the world in all 3 formats, if you compare each player of our… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket under 19 (SLC BPXI) Squad for the U19 Challenger series is announced

Sri Lanka Under 19s

Colombo 24th November 2017, The following 15 member squad has been ratified by the Minister of Sport, Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara for the U19 Challenger series starting from 26th November 2017 in India. Ayana Siriwardena – Captain, Vishwa Chathurange, Dananjaya Lakshan, Kamil Misara, Santhush Gunathilake, Nishan Madushka, Nipun Dananjaya, Nuwanidu Fernando, Ravindu Sanjana, Hareen Buddila, Heshan Hettiarachchi, Randir Ranasinghe, Nipun Malinga, Nipun Lakshan, Kalana Perera. Standby: Sanjeewa Priyadharshana, Kishan Sanjula, Hasitha Boyagoda, Thilan Prasan

SLC to enter discussions with Hathurusighe

Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha addresses the media after a practice session at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on July 20, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ Munir uz ZAMAN / AFP PHOTO / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN

Colombo, 22nd November 2017, Sri Lanka Cricket today (22) confirmed it would explore the possibility of recruiting Chandika Hathurusighe for the post of National Head Coach. President – Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala has written to the Bangladesh Cricket Board informing them that SLC is in discussion with Hathurusighe’s attorneys and would offer him the position subject to the full release of his contractual obligations of the BCB. Speaking on the probable appointment, SLC President said “There’s no doubt that Hathuru would be a great fit for us with the direction of both our short and long terms goals” “I have written personally to the BCB President – Mr. Nazmul Hassan informing him of our intentions.” “The Executive Committee is both convinced… Read More →

SLC clarify the ambiguity surrounding DRS appeal of Dilruwan Perera

Dilruwan Perera

Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to clarify the ambiguity surrounding the DRS appeal of Dilruwan Perera during the 4th day’s play of the 1st Test in Kolkota earlier this afternoon. Contrary to the assumptions made, there was no “message from the dressing room” involved in the requested review. Having mistakenly assumed that Sri Lanka were out of reviews, Dilruwan Perera had turned to leave the field when he heard Rangana Herath inquire from the on-field umpire Nigel Long if Sri Lanka have any reviews left, to which Mr. Long answered in the affirmative. It was then that Dilruwan requested the review. We wish to place on record that every single Sri Lankan player and official is not only strongly respectful and… Read More →

Nidahas Trophy 2018 fixtures announced

Nidahas Trophy

Sri Lanka Cricket today announced the fixtures of the Tri-nation T20 Series “Nidahas Trophy 2018”. The Nidahas Trophy 2018 – played in celebration of Sri Lanka’s 70th year of independence, coincidentally, Sri Lanka Cricket’s 70th year as well – was announced in March this year at a joint press conference that gathered the heads of the participating countries, India, Bangladesh and host Sri Lanka. Details of the fixtures have now been confirmed. The 3 countries will play 7 T20s in Colombo at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium from the 8th to 20th of March 2018. Speaking at the launch, Bangladesh Cricket Board President, Nazmul Hassan Papon, stated that “the support and contribution of Sri Lanka [and India] in Bangladesh’s… Read More →