Photos: Sri Lanka Under-19 off for Asia Cup

Sri Lanka Under 19 Squad with the Team Officials

Sri Lanka Under 19 team will leave Colombo in this evening to the United Arab Emirates to take part in the Under 19 Asia Cup competition to be played in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi from December 28 to January 4, 2014. Sri Lanka Under 19 team is led by Cambrian Kusal Mendis and his deputy is Josephian wicket keeper batsman Sadeera Samarawickrema. Match schedules Group ‘A’ India, Pakistan, Nepal, UAE. Group ‘B’ Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afganistan, Malaysia. 28th December: India Vs UAE at Sharjah Cricket Grounds. Pakistan Vs Nepal at ICC, GCA 1, Bangladesh Vs Malaysia at Abu Dhabi Oval 1, Sri Lanka Vs Afganistan at Abu Dhabi, Oval 2. 29th December: India Vs Nepal at ICC, GCA, Pakistan Vs… Read More →

Ahmed Shehzad fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

The incident happened at the end of the 19th over when Ahmed got involved in a debate with Tillakaratne Dilshan, which ended with the former pushing Dilshan's shoulder

ICC Media Release Ahmed Shehzad has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee after pleading guilty to a Level 2 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during Pakistan’s 113 run victory over Sri Lanka in the third One-Day International (ODI) in Sharjah on Sunday. The opener was found to have breached Article 2.2.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between Players in the course of play during an International Match”. The charge had been laid by the on-field umpires Johan Cloete and Shozab Raza, as well as third umpire Richard Illingworth and fourth umpire Ahsan Raza. The incident happened at the end of the… Read More →

Paul Farbrace appointed as Sri Lanka’s National Head Coach

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce to the local and international media the appointment of Mr. Paul Farbrace to the Head Coach position of the Sri Lankan National team. The commencement of his contract will be in effect from 1st January 2014 for a period of two years. The Executive Committee of SLC arrived at this decision after engagement with the committee appointed to nominate the most suitable candidate for SLC. The committee was headed by Mr. Ranjith Fernando (Chairman Cricket Committee) which also comprised Mohan De Silva (Vice President), Nishantha Ranatunga (Secretary), Nuski Mohamed (Treasurer), Sanath Jayasuriya (Chairman National Selection Committee), Ashley De Silva (CEO) and Jerome Jayaratne (Head of Coaching). The final decision  was made… Read More →

Sri Lanka Women’s tour to India 2014: Preliminary Squad

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Media Release The Women’s National Selectors have selected the following squad as the preliminary squad for the Sri Lankan Women’s tour to India. The tour is scheduled to take place from the 14th of January to the 27th of January 2014. The tour will consist of 3ODI s and 3 T20s. Shashikala Siriwardane Chamari Athapattu Yasodha Mendis Lasanthi Madushani Eshani Lokusuriya Dilani Manodara (Subject to fitness) Sripalee Weerakkody Sandamali Dolawatte Rebecca Van Dort Maduri Samuddika Udeshika Prabodini Inoka Ranaweera Chamani Seneviratne (Considered for ODI s only) Chandima Gooneratne Prasadini Weerakody Chamari Polgampola Oshadie Ranasinghe Deepika Rasangika Anushka Sanjeewani Achini Kulasuriya Nilakshi De Silva Rangika Fernando Chathurani Gunawardane

Rangana Herath to miss the ODI Series against Pakistan

Media Release Rangana Herath will not be taking part in the ODI series against Pakistan which is scheduled to begin on the 18th of December at Sharjah. Ajantha Mendis, who was to be flown back to Sri Lanka upon completion of the current T20 series will remain with the Sri Lankan team as a replacement for Rangana Herath during the ODI Series. However, Rangana will be available for the Test Series against Pakistan later in the tour.

Kumar Sangakkara named ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year

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Kumar Sangakkara has been crowned as ODI Cricketer of the Year – 2013 by the International Cricket Council (ICC), while Mahela Jayawardane won the Spirit of Cricket Award. ICC Media Release Australia captain Michael Clarke was today announced as the winner of the Sir Garfield Sobers trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year and was also named as the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year. The announcement was made ahead of the broadcast of the LG ICC Awards 2013 TV show which premieres on Saturday (14 December) in most countries across the globe. The show is hosted by former Australia captain Ricky Ponting who won the Sir Garfield Sobers trophy in 2006 and 2007, ICC Test Cricketer of the Year… Read More →

SLC Head Coach: Discussions with Mr.Paul Farbrace

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Media Release SLC would like to inform the media that Mr. Paul Farbrace, met with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Officials today at SLC Head Quarters. SLC committee which was headed by Mr. Ranjith Feranando the Chairman of the Cricket Committee had detailed discussions with Mr. Farbrace pertaining to the Head Team Coach position of the Sri Lankan National team. SLC Vice President Mohan De Silva, Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga, Treasurer Nuski Mohamed, CEO Ashley De Silva and Head of Coaching Jerome Jayaratne joined Mr. Fernando for the meeting. A further round of talks is scheduled for next week between Mr. Farbrace and SLC. A final decision on the appointment of the National Head Coach will be made later.

SLC Executive Committee Decisions – December 2013

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the decisions taken at the Executive Committee Meeting held this evening at SLC head office. Lahiru Jayaratne to train in Australia It was approved to nominate Lahiru Jayaratne to undergo a training programme at the Darren Lehman Cricket Academy in Australia. This training programme will be sponsored by Sri Lanka Cricket and SLC South Australia Association. New Coach for the National Team The committee appointed by SLC, made a recommendation to the Executive Committee with a few options and the Executive Committee directed the committee to proceed with a proposal of having a discussion with Mr. Paul Farbrace as he has shown interest in becoming the Head Coach of Sri Lanka. The committee has… Read More →

Australia Under 19 Team tour of Sri Lanka 2014

Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that Cricket Australia has confirmed Australia Under 19 Team  will tour Sri Lanka in the early part of 2014. Young Australians will be playing 3 One Day matches between 30th January and 7th February 2014 with the Sri Lanka Under 19 Team. 1st One Day – 01st February at Colts CC 2nd One Day – 03rd February at Colts CC 3rd One Day – 06th February at R. Premadasa    

Sri Lanka ‘A’ Pool for the England Lions Tour of Sri Lanka 2014

At a Selection Committee meeting held, the following selections were made by the National Selectors with regard to the Squad for the England Lions tour of Sri Lanka. 01. Udara Jayasundara 02. Shehan Jayasuriya 03. Mahela Udawatte 04. Pabasara Waduge 05. Angelo Perera 06. Madhawa Warnapura 07. Danushka Gunatillake 08. Ashan Priyanjana 09. Roshen Silva 10. Romesh Buddhika 11. Banuka Rajapakse 12. Niroshan Dickwella 13. Gayan Manishan 14. Chathuranga De Silva 15. P.H.T Kaushal 16. Chathura Randunu 17. Akila Dhananjaya 18. Ishan Jayaratne 19. Vimukthi Perera 20. Kanishka Elvitigala 21. Lahiru Gamage 22. Lahiru Jayaratne 23. Charith Jayampathy

England Lions tour of Sri Lanka 2014

Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that England Cricket Board has confirmed England Lions ( England ‘A’)  will tour Sri Lanka in the early part of 2014. Lions will be playing two 3 day matches and three 4 day matches between 27th January and 2nd March 2014 with the SL “A” Team and the schedule will be announced in due course.

Pakistan and Sri Lanka in UAE 2013/14 – Sri Lanka ODI & T20I Squads

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At a Selection Committee meeting held on 22/11/2013, the following selections were made by the National Selectors with regard to the Squad for the Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan which the Pakistan Cricket Board is hosting in the United Arab Emirates – with Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah being the venues. The tour commences on December 6, 2013 with the arrival of the Sri Lankan squad at Dubai, and shall continue through to January 21, 2014. T20 Squad 1.      Dinesh Chandimal (Captain) 2.      Lasith Malinga (Vice Captain) 3.      T.M Dilshan 4.      Kusal Janith Perera 5.      Kumar Sangakkara 6.      Angelo Mathews 7.      Lahiru Thirimanne 8.      Kithruwan Vithanage 9.      Thisara Perera 10.  Nuwan Kulasekara 11.  Seekkuge Prasanna 12.  Suranaga Lakmal 13.  Sachithra Senanayake… Read More →