SLC Announces Resource Team for #CT17

Colombo 02nd May 2017, Sri Lanka Cricket today at a press briefing held at its headquarters announced its resource team for the upcoming Champions Trophy 2017 in England and Wales. Accordingly, the resource team will field the experience and expertise of; 1. Asanka Gurusinha – Team Manager, 2. Ranjith Fernando – Tour Manager, 3. Graham Ford – Head Coach, 4. Allan Donald – Consultant Fast Bowling Coach, 5. Nic Pothus – Fielding Coach, 6. Nick Lee – Trainer, 7. Ajantha Wattegama – Physiotherapist, 8. Sriram Somayajula – Analyst, 9. Rohan Priyadharshana – Masseur National Captain Angelo Mathews expressed his contentment stating that “We are indeed grateful to SLC for providing us with all the support we need both in terms… Read More →

Change in SLC ExCo

Colombo 02nd May 2017, Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Aruna de Silva as Operations Manager of SLC for the forthcoming Zimbabwe and India tours of Sri Lanka 2017. Mr. de Silva who was a member of the Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket successfully conducted the Youth Asia Cup 2016 and the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifiers 2017 in his capacity as the Host Tournament Director, and was invited by the Executive Committee at a meeting held on 22nd April 2017 to take on this role in order to bridge the gap in the administrative and operational arm of SLC. Accordingly, Mr. de Silva resigned his post as a member of the Executive Committee… Read More →

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දිනේෂ් චන්දිමාල් නොදැවී ලබාගත් ශතකයක නායකත්ව ඉනිම මත කොළඹ කණ්ඩායමට ලකුණු 137කින් ගාල්ල පරදා අන්තර්-පළාත් සූරයන්ගේ කුසලානය දිනාගැනීමට අවස්ථාව උදාවිණි. ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් ආයතනය මෙහෙයවූ මේ තරගාවලියේදී මෙරට දක්ෂතම ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩකයන් කොළඹ, ගාල්ල, මහනුවර හා දඹුල්ල යන කණ්ඩායම් හතරට බෙදී තරග වැදිණි. අවසාන තරගයේදී කොළඹ කණ්ඩායම ඕවර 50 අවසානයේ කඩුලු 8ක ට ලබාගත් ලකුණු 307ට පිළිතුරු ලෙස ගාල්ල ලබාගත්තේ ඕවර 30.3ක දී සියලු ක්‍රීඩකයන් දැවී ලකුණු 170ක් පමණෙකි. විදුලි ආලෝකය මැද, මාළිගාවත්ත ආර්. ප්‍රේමදාස ක්‍රීඩාංගණයේ පැවැති අවසාන තරගයේදී කාසියේ වාසිය දිනා මුලින් පන්දුවට පහර දුන් කොළඹ කණ්ඩායම ලබාගත් 307ක දැවැන්ත ලකුණු සංඛ්‍යාව හඹා යද්දී ගාල්ල කණ්ඩායමේ මේ දිනවල ලකුණු අතර සිටින පිතිකරුවන් දෙදෙනා වන දිමුත් කරුණාරත්න (09) සහ සධීර සමරවික්‍රම (29) ඉක්මනින්ම දවාලීමට වේගපන්දු යවන දුෂ්මන්ත සමීර සමත්වීමෙන් ගාල්ලේ ජයග්‍රහණ… Read More →

Super U19 Provincial One Day Tournament – April 30th Match Summary

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Western Province South 268 (49.5) Kamil Mishara 105, Kavindu Umayanga 65, Nishan Madushka 54, Pramuditha Madubasha 2/28, Chathura Mahela 2/34, Sashika Dulshan 2/42 Uva Province 225/9 (50) Sashika Dulshan 75, Naveen Hasaranga 33,Adithya Sandaruwan 22, Tashik Perera 3/42, Rohan Sanjaya 2/42, Ashan Dilhara 2/48 WESTERN PROVINCE SOUTH WON BY 43 RUNS _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Eastern Province 146 (48.3) Dinuka Dlishan 54, J Nithesh 27, Avindu Theekshana 4/27, Sasith Manuranga 3/24 Southern Province 147/2 (16) Hansaka Welihinda 53*, Dhananjaya Lakshan 50, Avindu Theekshana 29* SOUTHERN WON BY 8 WICKETS  _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Northern Province 75 (24) Randeera Ranasinghe 4/28, Wanitha Wanninayake 3/13, Nipun Dananjaya 2/12 North Western Province 76/4 (16.2) Kavindu Ishara 25*, Dulaj Ranathunge 24*, K Kapilraj 2/30 NORTH WESTERN WON BY 6 WICKETS… Read More →

Donald to pace to the SLC bowling attack ahead of #CT17

Colombo, 30th April 2017, Sri Lanka Cricket today announced the appointment of Allan Donald as Consultant Fast Bowling Coach for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Donald who is justly considered one of the most prolific pacemen of all time, was the first South African to take 300 wickets for his country, and has played a pivotal role in the shaping of world class bowling arsenals around the world since his premature retirement in 2003 due to injuries. Donald is currently slated to take on a role as Assistant Coach at Kent County who have agreed to release him for a two month stint with SLC in the lead up to the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 in England and Wales from… Read More →

Team Colombo clinch SLC Super Provincial Limited Over Title

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SLC Super Provincial Tournament 2017 – Finals Colombo 307/8 (50) Dinesh Chandimal 113*, Shehan Jayasuriya 77, Dilshan Munaweera 27, Kithruwan Vithanage 25, Chathuranga de Silva 2/53, Akila Dananjaya 2/56, Dasun Shanaka 2/63 Galle 170 (30.3)  Chathuranga de Silva 34, Sammu Ashan 30, Sadeera Samarawickrama 29, Akila Dananjaya 24, Thisara Perera 4/42, Sachithra Senanayake 2/34, Dushmantha Chameera 2/40 Colombo won by 137 runs  Man of the Final : Dinesh Chandimal Man of the Tournament: Dinesh Chandimal Best Batsman of the Tournament: Sadeera Samarawickrama Best Bowler of the Tournament: Asitha Fernando

SLC U-19 Provincial Tourney concept prioritising cream of schoolboy talent

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Prioritizing Under-19 cricketers is one of Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) top drawer initiatives in recognizing school cricket as the stepping stone cradle to driving national cricket at large. Accordingly, the accent is on the annual Under-19 Provincial Limited Overs Tournament at its grassroots level aimed at creating a pathway to fine-combing exceptional schoolboy latent talent. The bottom-line of this cricket take drawing in to one basket the cream of culminating teenage talent is aimed at enabling exceptional school cricketers to graduate up the ladder to the next levels; a comprehensive concept to sustaining the feed to mainstream national cricket. SLC’s immediate priority by this programme would be to identifying and developing high performance players to represent Sri Lanka at the… Read More →

19න් පහළ අන්තර් පළාත් තරගාවලියේ දී බස්නාහිර (උතුර) කණ්ඩායමට ජයගුහණ දෙකක්

වයස අවුරුදු 19න් පහළ අන්තර් පළාත් ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලියේ බස්නාහිර පළාත දකුණ කණ්ඩායම හා බස්නාහිර පළාත උතුර කණ්ඩායම ජයග්‍රහණ දෙකක් වාර්තා කිරීමට සමත්විණි. බස්නාහිර දකුණ සහ මධ්‍යම පළාත අතර එන්. සී. සී. පිටියේ පැවැති තරගයේ දී බස්නාහිර දකුණු කණ්ඩායමේ නුවනිදු ප්‍රනාන්දු සහ නිපුන් දේශාන් අර්ධ ශතක ලැබීමත් තෂික් පෙරේරා කඩුලු පහක් දවාලීමත් මත එම කණ්ඩායමට ලකුණු 120ක පහසු ජයක් අත්විය. බස්නාහිර පළාත උතුරු කණ්ඩායම මේ තරගාවලියේ දෙවන ජයග්‍රහණය අත්කරගත්තේ උතුරුමැද පළාත කඩුලු 7කින් පාරජයට පත් කරමිනි. එන්. සී. සී. පිටියේ දී බස්නාහිර දකුණු පිල ලකුණු 120කින් මධ්‍යම පැරදවීය බස්නාහිර දකුණු පිල ඕවර 48.4 දී 203 නුවනිදු ප්‍රනාන්දු 68යි, නිපුන් දේශාන් 66යි, ජේ. නිම්සර 12ට 2යි, තිමිර සුපුන් 40ට 2යි, නිම්සර අතරගල 34ට 2යි, මධ්‍යම පළාත ඕවර 26.4 දී 83යි, ටෂික් පෙරේරා… Read More →

SLC Super Provincial Tournament – Day 6 Results

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All-rounder Shehan Jayasuriya bagged 3 wickets and top scored with 30 runs helping Colombo beat Kandy by 4 wickets in a low scoring game. Kandy 136 all out in 31 overs. A Aponso 22*, M Udawatta 22: V Fernando 4/61, Shehan Jayasuriya 3/14, W Hasaranga 2/19 v Colombo 139/6 (25.5 ovs) S Jayasuriya 30*, W Hasaranga 29, K Vithanage 26, S Senanayake 22* : A Aponso 2/34, S Pathirana 2/35 Result – Colombo won by 4 wickets

Sri Lanka Announces Champions Trophy 2017 squad

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Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce the following team for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 to be held in England & wales from the 1 – 18th of June 2017. The Team is led by National Captain Angelo Mathews and will be comprised of the following players: 1. Angelo Mathews – Captain, 2. Upul Tharanga – Vice Captain, 3. Niroshan Dickwella, 4. Kusal Janith Perera, 5. Kusal Mendis, 6. Chamara Kapugedera, 7. Asela Gunaratne, 8. Dinesh Chandimal, 9. Lasith Malinga, 10. Suranga Lakmal, 11. Nuwan Pradeep, 12. Nuwan Kulasekera, 13. Thisara Perera, 14. Lakshan Sandakan, 15. Seekkuge Prasanna Standby on Tour: 16. Dilruwan Perera 17. Dhanushka Gunathilaka The following five (5) players have been selected as standby who will… Read More →

SLC set to declare ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Squad

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Colombo 23rd April 2017; The National Selections Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket headed by Sanath Jayasuriya – Chairman, met at the SLC Headquarters this afternoon to select the squad for the forthcoming ICC Champions Trophy 2017. National Captain Angelo Matthews who was in India as a member of the Delhi Daredevils for the currently ongoing IPL returned to the country early this morning in order to take an active role in the selections of the team that will be led by him. The Selectors adopted a strategic approach and obtained recommendations from the national specialist coaches prior to making their evaluations based on form, fitness, performance and biometric evaluations of the proposed players. The squad will depart for Kandy on the… Read More →

SLC Super Provincial Tournament – Day 4 Results

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Thisara’s cameo helps Colombo record a 3 wicket win. Thisara Perera scored a 30 ball 42 late down the order after Dilshan Munaweera’s early burst of 86 runs as Colombo chased down a target of 300 to record a 3 wicket win. Galle  299/9(50 overs) Upul Tharanga 101, Dimuth Karunaratne 78, Dhananjaya de Silva 52*, V Fernando 2/56 vs Colombo 301/7 (49 overs) D Munaweera 86, A Jayasinghe 70, T Perera 42*:  S Prasanna 2/59, S Lakmal 2/61 RESULT – COLOMBO WON BY 3 WICKETS MAN OF THE MATCH – DILSHAN MUNAWEERA Charith Asalanka bagged 4 for 27 in game changing spell of bowling after Chamara Kapugedara hit a 50 ball 105 as Dambulla beat Kandy by 39 runs. Kandy 323/5… Read More →

SLC Super Provincial Tournament – Day 3 Results

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Harsha Cooray top scored with 46 whilst Milinda Siriwardena, Udara Jayasundara and Priyanjan made 30 plus scored to help Dambulla chase down the Galle score in a nail biter. Galle 250/8 (50) Chathuranga de Silva 56, Seekkuge Prasanna 46, Suranga Lakmal 33*, Upul Tharanga 26, Chamika Karunarathne 24*, Dimuth Karunarathne 24, Milinda Siriwardena 2/18, Dilruwan Perera 2/28, Lahiru Kumara 2/52 vs Dambulla 251/9 (50) Harsha Cooray 46, Milinda Siriwardena 39, Udara Jayasundara 33, Ashan Priyanjan 33, Dilruwan Perera 29, Kusal Mendis 21, Chamika Karunarathne 2/23, Chathuranga de Silva 2/36, Seekkuge Prasanna 2/46, Malinda Pushpakumara 2/47 DAMBULLA WON BY 1 WICKET Dinesh Chandimal and Wanindu Hasaranga combine to end Kandy’s unbeaten streak. Brief Score: Colombo 288/8 (50) Dinesh Chandimal 76, Dilshan… Read More →