ICC Media Release India and Sri Lanka go head to head in a five-ODI series in Cuttack on Sunday eyeing the number-one position on the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings. India currently sits in third position behind South Africa and Australia, and leads fourth-ranked Sri Lanka by two ratings points. However, if the home side wins the series by 4-1 or better, then it will jump to the top of the leaderboard. A 4-1 series win will put India at par with South Africa on 115 ratings points, but when the ratings are calculated beyond the decimal point, then it will be ranked number-one. A 5-0 sweep will mean India will take a two-point lead over South Africa. In contrast, the task for… Read More →
Media Release At Selection Committee Meeting held the Women’s National Selectors selected the below players for the pool of the Pakistan Tour 2015 to be played in Doha. Chamari Athapattu Prasadini Weerakkody Hasini Perera Lasanthi Madushani Nipuni Hansika Sanduni Abeywickrama Chamari Polgampola Shashikala Siriwardena Eshani Lokusuriya Chathurani Gunewardena Oshadhi Ranasingha Sripalee Weerakkody Ama Kanchana Nilakshi Silva Inoka Ranaweera Dilani Manodara Inoshi Fernando Rebecca Vandort Sugandhika kumari Udeshika Prabodhini Maduri Sammudhika Dinesha Jayasinghe Malsha Shehani
Sri Lanka Cricket is proud to announce that the 1st ever Turf Wicket built in the North of Sri Lanka was opened today at 9.30 am. at St. Patrick’s College Jaffna by Chief Guest Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya and The Guests of Honour Secretary of SLC Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga, SF Commander General Udaya Perera, and the Principal of St. Partick’s College. The Blessing of the Turf was done by Jaffna Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr.Thomas Savundaranayagam. This turf wicket was a concept of Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya MP who together with Maj Gen. Udaya Perera & Brig. Thirinawu Karasu of SL Army made this a reality for the sportsmen of the North & East. Sri Lanka Cricket Executive Committee unanimously approved the expenditure of Rs. 3 million on… Read More →
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket is proud to announce that the 1st ever Turf Wicket built in the North of Sri Lanka will be opened tomorrow at 9.30 am. at St. Patrick’s College Jaffna. This turf wicket was a concept of Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya MP who together with Maj Gen. Udaya Perera & Brig. Thirinawu Karasu of SL Army made this a reality for the sportsman of the North & East. Sri Lanka Cricket Executive Committee unanimously approved the expenditure of Rs. 3 million on the Turf wicket & Rs. 5 million for the ground construction. SL Army played a major role by giving the manpower needed for this magnanimous venture. A T20 cricket match will be played to mark the opening… Read More →
Media Release 1st ever Turf Wicket built by SLC in the North of Sri Lanka To mark the opening of the 1st ever Turf Wicket built by Sri Lanka Cricket at St. Patrick College Jaffna, the ExCo approved to play a cricket match consisting of former National Players such as Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya, Hashan Thilakaratne, Promodaya Wickramasinghe, Upul Chandana, etc.. in Jaffna. This will be a great opportunity for the players of the North & East to show their talent and get into the National Team in the future. Asian Games Gold Medal Winning Team to be Felicitated ExCo decided to felicitate the Men’s Cricket Team for winning the Gold Medal at the 17th Asian Games. Goodwill Gesture to the Visually Handicapped Cricket Association ExCo approved to facilitate… Read More →
Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held the following selections were made by the National Selectors with regard to the Squad for the 1st Two ODIs Vs West Indies ‘A’ Team Lahiru Thirimanne (Captain) Dhanushka Gunathilaka Dimuth Karunaratne Dinesh Chandimal Kithruwan Vithanage Thilina Kandamby Jeevan Mendis Bhanuka Rajapaksha P.L.R Sandakan Ramith Rambukwella Farveez Maharoof Sachith Pathirana Nisala Tharaka Dushmantha Chameera Vishwa Fernando This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.
The Itinerary for the Micromax Cup India vs Sri Lanka 5 match ODI Series 2014 is as follows: 30th Oct 14 – Sri Lanka vs India ‘A’ practice match ( day game) at CCI, Mumbai 2nd Nov ‘14 – 1st ODI at CUTTACK (D/N) 6th Nov ‘14 – 2nd ODI at AHMEDABAD (D/N) 9th Nov ‘14 – 3rd ODI at HYDERABAD (D/N) 13th Nov ‘14 – 4th ODI at KOLKATA (D/N) 16th Nov ‘14 – 5th ODI at RANCHI (D/N)
Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held the National Selectors named the following players for the 1st three ODIs of the Sri Lanka’s tour of India 2014 (28th October 2014 - 18th November 2014) Angelo Mathews (Capt) Kusal Janith Perera T.M Dilshan Upul Tharanga Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardena Ashan Priyanjan Niroshan Dickwella Thisara Perera Nuwan Kulasekara Dhammika Prasad Lahiru Gamage Chathuranga De Silva Seekuge Prasanna Suraj Randeev This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.
Media Release The Women’s National Selection Committee has selected the following players for the 3 T20Is of the South Africa Women’s tour of Sri Lanka. Chamari Athapattu (Captain) Prasadini Weerakkody Yasoda Mendis Shashikala Siriwardena Hasini Perera Eshani Lokusuriya Ama Kanchana Nilakshi Silva Maduri Samuddika Enoka Ranaweera Inoshi Fernando Imalka Mendis Udeshika Prabodhini Anushka Sanjeewani Stand by: 1.Chandima Guneratne 2.Sripalee Weerakkody 3.Chamari Polgampola 4.Sanduni Abeywickrama
South Africa Women beat Sri Lanka Women by five wickets in the fourth and final One-Day International in Colombo to seal a 2-1 series success. South African ladies opted to field first after having won the toss and restricted the Lankan Ladies to just 137 runs in 43.3 overs. Sri Lanka struggled as Shabnim Ismail (2-15), Marizanne Kapp (2-17), Yolani Fourie (2-19) and Marcia Letsoalo (2-30) all took two wickets. For Sri Lanka camp Eshani Kaushalya top scored with 46 after Chamari Atapattu had made 26 at the top of the order. Tourists ensured that the target was reached with easy with Trisha Chetty’s patient 59 runs and Dane van Niekerk ensured her side got over the line making 29 not out. Brief Score: South… Read More →
Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held,the National Selectors named the following players for the 3rd four-fay match of the Windies A tour of Sri Lanka which will be played from 25th to 28th October 2014 at Moratuwa. 1. Upul Tharanga 2. Kusal Janith Perera 3. Lahiru Thirimanne 4. Dinesh Chandimal 5. Ashan Priyanjana 6. Kithruwan Vithanage 7. Niroshan Dickwella 8. Chathuranga De Silva 9. P.H.T Kaushal 10. Nuwan Pradeep 11. Kasun Mandushanka 12. Nisala Tharaka 13. Vishwa Fernando 14. Madhawa Warnanpura 15. Lakshan Sandaken This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to emphasize the procedure undertaken prior to confirming the upcoming tour to India by the Sri Lankan National team which comprises of 5 ODI’s. SLC prior to making the decision to confirm the tour with the BCCI, through it’s Secretary Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga had discussions with the National selection committee headed by Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya, the Coaching Staff and the Management of the National Team and after receiving the concurrence of all concerned took this important decision. The President of SLC Mr. Jayantha Dharmadasa and the Office Bearers of SLC were at all times briefed on the developments and gave their blessings and consent to the Secretary Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga to confirm the tour… Read More →
Applicants/coordinators/editors are advised to carefully read the notes; relevant media accreditation T&Cs attached First stage of media accreditation open from 19 October to 21 November 2014 The media accreditation process for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is now open. This is a multi-stage online process that can be completed by clicking here. As part of the application process, you will need to upload the following: i) A colour headshot photograph with a plain background (like a passport photo) (.jpg file smaller than 250 KB in size) ii) Scanned copy of the photo page of your valid passport (.jpg file smaller than 250 KB in size) iii) Letter of approval/assignment from your editor (.jpg file not more than 250 KB) - applications not supported by assignment… Read More →
Sri Lanka Women eked out a four-wicket win over South Africa Women in the third One-Day International at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo on Sunday (October 19), levelling the four-match series at 1-1. After Ama Kanchana’s three-wicket haul restricted South Africa to 139 for 7 in a match truncated to 27-overs-a-side, Chamari Atapattu held her own with a solid 63 as Sri Lanka overcame a few jitters to win with an over to spare. South Africa was on target to post much more than it eventually did, as Lizelle Lee and Trisha Chetty, the openers, put on 42. The good work was carried forward by Mignon du Preez, the captain, who top-scored with 34. Du Preez’s 48-run stand for… Read More →