Media Release Kumar Dharmasena recently held a workshop for the Level I / II domestic umpires at the SLC headquarters. The ICC Elite Umpire took time to educate the umpires on the topics of Preparation before a match, Concentration , Improving your focus through routines, Practice makes Perfect, Positive personal belief, Anticipate challenge, Staying calm under pressure, and overcoming set backs. Kumar also answered questions that were put forward by the participants to improve in their umpiring. The session was initiated by the Chairman Interim Committee Mr. Sidath Wettimuny.
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket’s Coaching Department with the help of the Strength & Conditioning / Physiotherapy departments conducted an educational workshop for Schools Division 1, 2 & 3 Cricket Coaches at Kettarama on 3rd June 2015 on the subject Physical Training & Injury Prevention of Cricketers. The Coaches present were given an insight to what is expected from a School boy Cricketer with regard to a fitness regime which is seen as important and a necessity in today’s context of modern day age group Cricket. The program also included the education of injury prevention for Cricketers, who in today’s context plays an extensive amount of Cricket & due to fatigue succumbs to injuries more often than not due to… Read More →
Media Release A Meeting of the Selection Committee was held on 5th June 2015, at the P Sara Stadium at 1.30 p.m. to select the Team for the Board President’s XI Match against the Pakistan Team which is to be played on the 11th June 2015 at Colts Cricket Grounds. The under mentioned were selected: 1. Kaushal Silva 2. Dimuth Karunaratne 3. Upul Tharanga 4 Jehan Mubarak 5 Dinesh Chandimal – Captain 6 Milinda Siriwardene 7 Niroshan Dickwella 8 Vishwa Fernando 9 Nisala Tharaka 10 Kasun Rajitha 11 Jeffrey Vandersay 12 Dhananjaya de Silva 13 Malinda Pushpakumara 14 Binura Fernando
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that, at the meeting of the Interim Committee held in the evening of 4th June 2015, after having evaluated the relevant matters and documents received by SLC and having followed the standard procedures decided to award the Local Terrestrial TV Broadcast Rights to the state owned Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation , for a period of 3 years effective from year 2015. SLC looks forward to a successful partnership with SLRC which has accepted the award.
Chairman PCB Shaharyar Mohammad Khan has approved Pakistan Test squad for the forthcoming three-Test away series against Sri Lanka following the recommendation of the four-member selection committee headed by Haroon Rashid. In naming the Test squad, the selection committee had also consulted with the Pakistan team management including Head Coach Waqar Younis and skipper Misbah-ul-Haq. The 15-member Test squad: Mohammad Hafeez Ahmed Shehzad Shan Masood Azhar Ali (Vice-Captain) Misbah-ul-Haq (Captain) Younis Khan Asad Shafiq Haris Sohail Sarfraz Ahmed (Wicketkeeper) Yasir Shah Zulfiqar Babar Wahab Riaz Junaid Khan Imran Khan Ehsan Adil Chief Selector Haroon Rashid Quotes: “While selecting the squad, the selection committee considered the following key areas: Suitability to play in varied playing conditions; potential to perform at international… Read More →
Media Release The International Cricket Council (ICC) introduced strict measures to International Cricket in the year 2014 in an effort to counter all bowlers who were believed to be having suspect bowling actions playing International Cricket. At this time SLC who have also be burdened with this same issue over the years locally also decided to clamp down on bowlers who were having an unfair advantage in delivering a ball in domestic Club & School Cricket in 2014/15. The SLC ‘Suspect Bowling Action Review Committee’ then introduced a set of protocols which monitored a bowlers action from first class Cricket to grass root level throughout the Country.The umpires who officiate in matches were informed to keep an close eye on… Read More →
Media Release In response to several inquiries made by the media, Sri Lanka Cricket states that, it has now received the Report which was recently submitted to the Hon. Minister of Tourism and Sports by the Committee of Inquiry appointed on 14th November 2014 by the then Minister of Sports. This Committee of Inquiry consisted of Justice N. E. Dissanayake, Retired Judge of the Supreme Court (Chairman), Ms.Tharangani Keenawinna Dissanaike, Public Trustee and Mr. S. Aloka Bandara, Director of Combined Services of the Ministry of Public Administration. The Committee of Inquiry has investigated and reported on alleged incidents of sexual harassment and improper conduct said to have been committed in 2013 and 2014 by some Officials handling Women’s Cricket. Sri… Read More →
Media Release Jonty Rhodes the former South African great will arrive today in Sri Lanka on a short stint for 10 days as a fielding coach. Jonty is here ahead of the home series against Pakistan which starts next month. Jonty Rhodes will educate the coaches apart from the national cricketers and other national, development and junior teams on the latest techniques of fielding.
Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held of the National Women’s Selectors on the 20th May 2015, the following players were selected for the above series. 1 Chamari Attapattu (Captain) 2 Yasoda Mendis 3 Dilani Manodara 4 Sashikala Siriwardene 5 Eshani Lokusuriya (Vice Captain) 6 Sripali Weerakkody 7 Nipuni Hansika 8 Ama Kanchana 9 Inoka Ranaweera 10 Suganthika Kumari 11 Hasini Perera 12 Udeshika Prabodini 13 Chathurani Gunewardene 14 Maduri Samuddhika This has been approved by the Hon. Minister of Sports.
ICC Media Release The ICC Cricket Committee concluded its two-day meeting in Mumbai on Saturday. The ICC Cricket Committee makes recommendations on cricket playing issues to the Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC) and, if it is a policy matter, the ICC Board for approval and comprises representatives of many stakeholder groups involved in the modern game, including players, umpires and the media, and is chaired by former India captain Anil Kumble. The following were the major issues discussed by the ICC Cricket Committee: Test cricket: Day / Night Test matches were discussed at length. The Cricket Committee also received a report from the MCC on the 4-day First Class match played with pink balls in Abu Dhabi in March, and viewed… Read More →
On an initiative of the newly appointed Chairman and the Interim Committee of SLC, a comprehensive soft skills development program has been launched recently by SLC for Cricketers of all categories and age groups, covering a wide range of realms which would empower them with essential life skills in a wider spectrum. Having done an in-depth study of knowledge gaps of our players, Human Resources department of SLC, in its training need analysis has identified 11 areas to be encompassed in this enthusiastic program namely General English, Presentation skills development, Sports Psychology, Social etiquette, Personal grooming, Basic IT skills, Leadership training, Finance and Investment Management, Cricket history and spirits of the game. In addition, Yoga has been incorporated in the… Read More →