Mathews suspended for two ODIs for slow over-rate in Trinidad

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Media Release Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has been suspended for two ODIs while his players have been fined 40-per-cent of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate during their one-wicket defeat against India in the final of the tri-series in Trinidad on Thursday. David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the suspension after Sri Lanka was ruled to be three overs short of their target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration. Mathews pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction so there was no need for a formal hearing.   In accordance with Article 2.5.2 and Appendix 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct,… Read More →

Two trial matches on 14th & 15th July in Colombo

The following two team have been selected to play two 50 over Practice matches on the 14th (Sunday) & 15th (Monday) of July 2013 at R. Premadasa International Stadium starting at 10 am. Sri Lanka ‘A’                                                         Dimuth Karunaratna – Captain, Mahela Udawatte, Angelo Perera, Thilina Kandamby, Kaushal Silva, Janaka Gunaratne, Chaturanga De Silva, Faveez Maharoof, Dilruwan Perera, Dhammika Prasad, Vimukthi Perera, Madura Lakmal, Ishan Jayaratne, Malinga Bandara, Coach – Romesh Kaluwitharana Sri Lanka Combined Jehan Mubarak – Captain, Dilshan Munaweera, Chamara Kapugedara, Sachithra Serasinghe, Sameera Soysa, Ashan Priyanjana, Milinda Siriwardena, Thisara Perera, Sekuge Prasanna, Dilhara Fernando, Thilina Thushara, Lahiru Gamage, Kosala Kulasekera, Isuru Udana, Coach – Sumithra Warnakulasuriya The above 2 trial matches will be a great opportunity for the… Read More →

Chamika Karunaratne to lead Under 17 in England

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The following squad has been selected by the National Selectors for the U17 Tour of England. Sri Lanka Under 17 Squad 1.    Chamika Karunaratne (Capt) – Royal College – Colombo 2.    Madawa Nimesh (V Capt) – Royal College – Panadura 3.    Charith Asalanka – Richmond College – Galle 4.    Nisala Fransisco – Ananda College -Colombo 5.    Lasith Lakshan – St.Thomas’ College – Matara 6.    Avishka Fernando – St.Sebastian College – Moratuwa 7.    Sith ara Gimhana (W/C) – Richmond College – Galle 8.    Kavin Bandara – D.S Senanayake College – Colombo 9.    Sahan Arachchige – Ananda College – Colombo 10.  Keshan Wijeratne – Maliyadeva College – Kurunegala 11.  Asitha Madushanka – St.Sebastians’ College – Katuneriya 12.  D.A.P.L Somaweera – Maliyadewa Model… Read More →

Emergency Executive Meeting Decisions – 9th July 2013

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that it took the following decisions stated below at the Emergency Executive Committee Meeting held today in the morning. Disciplinary Inquiries into Conduct of 3 Umpires The Exco took into consideration the recommendation of the Disciplinary Committee and decided the following punishments for the 3 Umpires. Mr. Sagara Gallage – 10 year Ban from all forms of Cricket. Mr. Maurice Dela Zilwa – 03 year Ban from all forms of Cricket Mr. Gamini Dissanayke – CEO to issue a severe warning to him and not to retain Mr. G. Dissanayake in the Premier Level Umpires Panel for a period of 1 year. Ramith Rambukwella The Inquiring Officer Retired Senior Superintendent of Police Mr. Lakshman… Read More →

Sri Lanka ‘A’ Player Incident

Media Release 02/Jul/13 Further to the Media reports relating to an incident that took place today involving a Sri Lankan Player, Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that it is disappointed to hear of such an incident & SLC will discuss with the Manager of Sri Lanka ‘A’  Team. An inquiry will be conducted based on the Managers Report and disciplinary action will be taken on the player concerned if found guilty. – - Further to the earlier Press Release on the above subject, the Team Manager Mr. Jayantha Seneviratne submitted a report to the CEO on the above incident. According to the report, the Team has boarded the flight BA 2158 from Greneda around 5 pm on the 30th of June… Read More →

Squad for the West Indies Tri Nation Series (IND/SL/WI)

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At a selection meeting held 21/06/2013 the following squad was selected for the West Indies Tri Nation Series. Angelo Mathews (Capt) Dinesh Chandimal (V Capt) Kusal Janith Upul Tharanga Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardana Lahiru Thirimanne Jeevan Mendis Lasith Malinga Shaminda Eranga Nuwan Kulasekara Dilhara Lokuhetti Rangana Herath Sachithra Senanayake Ajantha Mendis The above have been approved by the Sports Minister. T.M.Dilshan’s MRI showed a grade 2 strain to his right medial calf muscle.  At this stage, the expected recovery time is 4-6 weeks  

Women’s Squad for the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers –Ireland

At a Selection Committee meeting held on 14th June 2013, the following squad was selected to participate in the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers to be held in Ireland- from 16th July to 03rd August 2013 T20 World Cup Qualifiers Squad: 1.Shashikala Siriwardena (Captain) 2. Eshani Lokusooriya (V-Captain) 3. Chamari Athapaththu 4. Yasoda Mendis 5 . Chamani Senevirathne 6 . Sripali Weerakkody 7 . Dilani Manodara 8 . Deepika Rasangika 9 . Nipuni Hansika 10. Oshadi Ranasinghe 11 .Sandamali Dolawatta 12 .Udeshika Prabodani 13 .Nilakshi De Silva 14. Chandima Gunaratne Stand By Players 1.    Madhuri Samuddika 2.    N.J Ida 3.    Rabeka Vandort 4. Sugandika Dassanayake  The Hon.Minister has granted his approval for same

Sri Lanka Cricket Women’s ‘Level 1′ Cricket Coaching Course 2013

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The SLC ’Coach Education Unit’ of the ‘National Coaching Department’ conducted an Level 1 Cricket Coaching Course for the current ‘Women’s Cricket ‘ development Squad players, Provincial Players & also a few ex National Players who are engaged in the Coaching fraternity in Sri Lanka. The course was conducted from the 11th to 14th June 2013 at the Max Cricket Academy, Kettarama. The recent performances in the World Cup by our Women Cricketers has been noteworthy with their special performances against England & India where Sri Lanka ended up victorious. This Course was specially designed & conducted for Womens’s Cricket with the intention of developing our future players & Coaches to have an better understanding of the basic principles of playing & Coaching.

SLC Under 23 Preliminary Squad for ACC Tournament in Singapore 2013

The Selection Committee named the following players for the above named tour. Kithruwan Withanage PHT Kaushal Akila Dhananjaya Shehan Jayasuriya Niroshan Dickwella Dushmantha Chameera Kasun Madushanka Vishwa Fernando Ramith Rambukwella Gayan Maneeshan Pabasara Waduge Imran Khan Lahiru Jayaratne Yashoda Lanka Rumesh Buddika Charith Jayampathi Danushka Gunathilake Udara Jayasundara The above players are requested to contact the coach Mr. Sumithra Waranakulasuriya to get the practice schedule. There will be additions to the above squad based on the performance of the ongoing Under 23 tournament.

Postponement of Under 23 Tournament

The Tournament committee collectively decided to postpone the Under 23 Div I and II tournaments by one week due to the prevailing weather conditions. If the Finals of the Div I is clashing with the SLPL Season II, Tournament Committee will conduct the final of the Under 23 Div I after the conclusion of the SLPL. U 23 Div II will be played along with the SLPL.  

Sri Lanka Cricket Executive Committee Decisions – June 2013

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The Executive Committee meeting of Sri Lanka Cricket was held this evening presided by President of SLC Mr. Jayantha Dharmadasa.  The major decisions taken were as follows: >Exco appointed high powered Coaching & Cricket Committee including eminent past cricketers together with the office bearers to look into Sri Lanka’s Cricket affairs and to drive it forward. Coaching & Cricket Committee: All Office Bearers to be Ex Officio Members Ranjit Fernando – Chairman Sanath Jayasuriya – National Selector Hashan Tillakaratne – National Selector Chaminda Mendis – National Selector Muttiah Muralidaran Kapila Wijegunawardene Dushan Soza Gamini Wickramasinghe Lalith Kaluperuma Jayantha Amarasinghe – Women’s Selection Committee Representative Duminda Wickramasinghe -  Junior Selection Committee Representative Roshan Iddamalgoda – Tournament Selection Committee Representative Dilshan De… Read More →

Former Test Umpire of SLC K.T. Francis dies

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It is with deep regret that Sri Lanka Cricket announces the passing of Mr. K.T. Francis – Former Test Umpire of SLC. Umpire Kandiah Francis, who officiated in Sri Lanka’s inaugural Test match against England at the P Sara Oval in February 1982, died on Sunday in hospital after losing his battle against diabetes. Francis was 73 years old. Francis was a member of the ICC international panel of umpires and officiated in 25 Tests between 1982 and 1999, and 56 ODIs in that period which included two World Cups in 1996 and 1999. Remains will lie at AF Raymonds Funeral Parlour no.3  after 9.30 am tomorrow(11th June 2013) and the funeral will take place on Thursday 13th June 2013 at 4.30 pm… Read More →

ICC regrets the mishap at the Opening Ceremony of the ICC Champions Trophy

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This is with reference to the Hindi song which was played while the Sri Lankan National Flag was paraded onto the field, at the opening ceremony of the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy in England. As concerns raised by the Secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket, Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga to the ICC regarding the above matter , The International Cricket Council Tournament Director Chris Tetley has written to SLC regretting the incident. He further stated that the ICC will take this matter for discussion with the Event Management Company who were entrusted to handle the opening ceremony.

Level 1 Coach Educator Course for Provincial & District Coaches

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Media Release The Coach Education Unit of SLC will be conducting a ‘Level 1 Coach Educator’ Course for selected Provincial & District Coaches from the 11th to 13th June at the ‘Max Academy’ located at R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium. The whole purpose of this exercise is to cater to the growing demand throughout the Country for many who would like to join the Cricket Coaching Industry by enhancing their knowledge & obtaining a qualification by following the SLC Level 1 Cricket Coaching Course which is endorsed by the ‘International Cricket Council’. While currently the ‘Coach Education Unit’ of SLC only conducts such Courses at present it is the belief of the National Coaching Department that building a bench strength of Coach Educators for the future… Read More →

ICC Champions Trophy Opening Ceremony Mishap

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that with regard to the mishap that took place at the opening ceremony of the ICC Champions Trophy in England, Secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga wrote to Mr. Dave Richardson  CEO of ICC, requesting a clarification on the incident & as to how ICC intends to rectify this mishap. Sri Lanka Cricket will keep the media updated on the outcome of this clarification.