SLC Annual General Meeting 2014

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the proposed Annual General Meeting of SLC which was scheduled to be held on the 29th of March 2014, has now been postponed to the 23rd of April 2014 due to the Provincial Council Elections being held on the same date. The said meeting will be held at SLC Conference Room at 2.30 pm. Sri Lanka Cricket has obtained the approval of the Hon. Minister of Sports for the above postponement.

BPL Match Fixing Allegations

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to state that contrary to the several articles carried in the Print and Electronic media saying that Kaushal Lokuarachchi had pleaded guilty to match fixing, he was not charged for any corrupt activity and the only offence he had committed was a failure to report an approach made to him, which he had rejected. We would also like to confirm that he has cooperated with the ICC in the investigation and that he has not been sanctioned and the proceedings are continuing. Since these articles have caused Kaushal Lokuarachchi immense distress and pain of mind, we request your esteemed media organization to carry this clarification prominently.

National Contracted Players for the year 2014/15

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The National Selection Committee at a meeting held yesterday selected 17 national contracted players for the year 2014/15. The contracted players will belong to four categories. The selectors, in addition have recommended a Special Category to be created which will consist of three players. Sri Lanka Cricket – National Team Contract Players Category 1 Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardene Nuwan Kulasekara Angelo Mathews Rangana Herath Dinesh Chandimal – From Category  2 to Category 1 Category 2 Lahiru Thirimane – From Category  3 to Category 2 Ajantha Mendis Category 3 Kusal Janith Perera – From Category  4 to Category 3 Thisara Perera Category 4 Shaminda Eranga Sachithra Senenayake Kaushal Silva – From Provincial Category  1 to National Category 4 Suranga Lakmal Special… Read More →

Nigeria and Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka 2014

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the National Team of Nigeria will arrive in Sri Lanka on Sunday 23rd February 2014 for a 9 day tour. The Nigerian National Team will play 4 T20 matches in Colombo. Sri Lanka Cricket also wishes to state that together with the above team, the National Team of Hong Kong will arrive in Sri Lanka for a similar tour and will play 3 T20 games in Colombo. Sri Lanka Cricket is hosting the above two teams in accordance of uplifting the standard of cricket of the Associate Members of ICC. Match Fixtures 24th Feb 2014 Monday 01st T20 Colts – 9.30 am to 1.00 pm Nigeria vs. Antonian SC 25th Feb 2014 Tuesday 01st… Read More →

ICC Revised Position Paper: Stakeholders agrees to SLC decision

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the Executive Committee of SLC met with Stake holders, Past Captains, Past Presidents, Secretaries, Management Staff of SLC in the presence of the Sports Ministry Representative at the Auditorium of the Ministry of Sports yesterday to discuss the matters pertaining to the ICC Revised Working Group Proposals presented at the ICC Board meeting held on the 8th of February 2014 in Singapore. SLC was represented by the Vice President of SLC Mr. Mohan De Silva, the Hony.Secretary of SLC Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga and SLC Treasurer Mr. Nuski Mohamed at this meeting. At the outset of the meeting the representatives of SLC briefed the stake holders and all present on the sequence… Read More →

ICC Revised Position Paper: ExCo unanimously decided to support

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Media Release The Executive Committee met today (17th February) at SLC headquarters to converse regarding the revised resolutions forwarded by the ICC at the ICC Board meeting held on 8th February 2014 in Singapore. Subsequent to the committee members assessing the revised resolutions in detail, all members were satisfied with the amendments made in the areas of governance and competition models and thus unanimously decided to support the paper. Further the Executive Committee proposed the relevant officials to engage in discussions with other member nations to negotiate bi-lateral tours in the FTP (Future Tour Programme) which are in a favorable manner to SLC.

Squads for Asia Cup, ICC World T20 announced

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Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held , the following squad was selected by the National Selectors for the Asia Cup 2014, and the ICC World T20 2014. ICC World T20 Squad: Dinesh Chandimal (Captain) Lasith Malinga (Vice Captain) T.M Dilshan Kusal Janith Perera Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardena Lahiru Thirimanne Angelo Mathews Thisara Perera Nuwan Kulasekara Suranga Lakmal Rangana Herath / Chathuranga De Silva Sachithra Senanayake Ajantha Mendis Seekuge Prasanna Rangana Herath will be subject to fitness Asia Cup – 2014  Squad: Angelo Mathews (Captain) Dinesh Chandimal (Vice Captain) T.M Dilshan Kusal Janith Perera Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardane Lahiru Thirimanne Ashan Priyanjan Thisara Perera Lasith Malinga Nuwan Kulasekara Suranga Lakmal Sachithra Senanayake Ajantha Mendis Chathuranga De Silva The above… Read More →

Sri Lanka beats England to Qualify for ICC U19 CWC Quarter-Final

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ICC Media Release Sri Lanka and South Africa sealed their places in the quarter-finals of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup UAE 2014 when they recorded victories of contrasting styles on the third day of the 16-day tournament on Sunday. In front of Star Sports cameras at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Sri Lanka overcame 1998 champion England by one wicket in a match of fluctuating fortunes to become the first side from Group D to progress to the knock-out stage, while South Africa recorded a comfortable 45-run victory over Canada at Abu Dhabi Oval 1 to seal a place in the next round from Group C. In the other results of the day, the West Indies outplayed Zimbabwe by 167 runs… Read More →

Cricket celebrates one year to go to ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

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ICC Media Release “We all know that it’s the biggest event that you can participate in,” says Mathews “We’re a side that is capable of winning big matches and high-profile tournaments,” says Misbah “We’re certainly one of the most dangerous teams,” says de Villiers “We need to start winning more matches and series,” says Bravo With exactly one year to go before the first ball is bowled in Christchurch in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, Angelo Mathews of Sri Lanka, Misbah-ul-Haq of Pakistan and South Africa’s AB de Villiers preview ICC’s flagship event and talk about their sides’ preparations for the prestigious tournament. Mathews, who missed the final against India in Mumbai in 2011 due to an injury, said… Read More →

Womens Squad for the ICC WT20 Bangladesh

At a Selection Committee meeting held the following decisions were made by the Womens National Selectors with regard to the Squad for the ICC WT20 to be held in Bangladesh from the 15th March – 06th April 2014 1.      Shasikala Siriwardhana (Captain) 2.      Chamari Attapaththu (Vice Captain) 3.      Eshani Lokusuriya 4.      Deepika Rasangika 5.      Sripali Weerakkody 6.      Chandima Gunaratne 7.      Chamari Polgampola 8.      Rebeka Van Dort 9.      Oshadi Ranasinghe 10.    Hasini Perera 11.    Yashoda Mendis 12.    Maduri Samuddika 13.   Udeshika Prabodhini 14.   Nilakshi Silva Stand By : – Chathurani Gunawardena Inoka Ranaweera Nipuni Hansika Anushka Sanjeewani This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.

ICC Board Meeting held in Singapore

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Media Release At the ICC Board meeting held today in Singapore,the revised resolution relating to the governance, competition and financial models of ICC were presented. The scope of the Resolutions presently proposed were substantially changed, for which SLC required a fresh mandate from the Executive Committee and Stakeholders. As this was intimated to SLC this morning, the SLC representative at the ICC Board meeting abstained from voting as SLC were unable to obtain such mandate today, and would therefore have to go back to the Executive Committee and stakeholders before voting on the Resolutions. In the above context we will seek to obtain a fresh mandate based on the above in order to express SLC’s stance at the next ICC… Read More →

Briefing on ICC Working Group Proposal

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the Executive Committee met with all the stake holders, Past Captains, Past Presidents and Secretaries of SLC and the Sports Ministry Representative to discuss the ICC Revised Working Group Proposals at the Auditorium of the Ministry of Sports. Revised Proposals put forward by the ICC, the views of the legal advisory committee, and the financial evaluations were taken into consideration and discussed in detail. The views of the Executive Committee were expressed based on the above. It was explained at this meeting that the SLC Executive Committee was firmly of the view that all endeavors should be made to safe guard the current rights and privileges of Sri Lanka Cricket as… Read More →

Revised ICC Working Group Proposals

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Media Release At an emergency meeting of the Executive Committee held today at SLC head quarters, to discuss the ICC revised proposals, the views of the legal advisory committee, and the financial evaluations were taken into consideration and tabled. The views of the Executive Committee were expressed based on the above. It was also decided that SLC should engage further with the stake holders and a meeting has been arranged for this purpose which will take place on 5th of February 2014. However the Executive committee was firmly of the view that all endeavors should be made to safe guard the current rights and privileges of Sri Lanka Cricket as a Full Member of the ICC. Since the issue is… Read More →