This month on CNN’s ‘Talk Asia’ Anna Coren sits down with the former Sri Lankan cricket team captain Kumar Sangakkara. In their candid conversation they talk openly about his life, cricketing career, World Cup ambitions and retirement plans. Sangakkara also discusses the devastating three-decade long civil war in Sri Lanka where “a lot of people paid the ultimate price with their lives for that conflict” and his parents’ brave actions in protecting the lives of their Tamil friends. He reminiscences about the “pivotal role” that cricket has played in healing war wounds. Looking back on his own illustrious career, Sangakkara shares some of his highs and lows from being named the Number 1 test batsman in the world by the… Read More →
Media Release The National Selectors at a meeting held have selected the following players for the warm up matches of the England tour 2014. 1 Ashan Priyanjan (Captain) 2 Kaushal Silva 3 Kusal Janith Perera 4 Niroshan Dickwella 5 Dinesh Chandimal 6 Thilina Kandamby 7 Kithruwan Vithanage 8 Jeevan Mendis 9 Dilruwan Perera 10 S A Lakshan Randika Sandakan 11 Ramith Rambukwella 12 Lahiru Gamage 13 Dushmantha Chameera 14 Vishva Fernando 15 Nisala Tharaka
The Suspect Bowling Action Protocol was approved by Sri Lanka Cricket Executive Committee. The protocol has been initialized by the suspect Bowling Action Review Committee. The process has also been formulated in keeping in mind of a bowler who wishes to seek remedial work and testing at the approved centers of ICC. >Clubs Protocol >Schools Protocol
ICC Media Release Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews, has surged to the top of the Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings for ODI All-rounders for the first time after accumulating 339 runs, including 139 not out and two half centuries (75 and 92 not out), to finish the India series with an average of 113.00 with the bat. In doing so, he also moved up four places to a career high 10th place in the batting rankings. The Colombo star also chipped in with four wickets, and he now holds a nine-point advantage, on 420 points, over Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez in the all-rounder rankings. In the ICC Players Rankings for ODI Bowlers, Mathews has moved up five places to 24th, while Ravichandran Ashwin climbed one place to 15th to… Read More →
Match Report Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 139 (126) led India to a three-wicket win in a nail-biting finish in the last game of the five-match ODI series in Ranchi. A maiden ODI century by Angelo Mathews was the saving grace for the visitors after being reduced to 85/4 in the 19th over. Assisted by Lahiru Thirimanne, the Sri Lankan captain revived the innings and powered the side to 286/8 with an unbeaten 139 after electing to bat. The SL captain returned to remove the hosts’ openers in the first five overs but his opposite number fought to seize victory in a high-pressure chase. While Mathews’ 139 went in vain, Kohli’s knock helped India claim the series 5-0. Chasing the respectable total,… Read More →
R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium – Colombo Sight screen north: Corporate Boxes – Rs. 7,000.00 Block A: Upper Level, Corporate Boxes – Rs. 5,000.00 Grand Stand, Top Level – Rs. 4,000.00 Block A: Upper Level – Rs. 2,000.00 Block A: Lower Level – Rs. 1,000.00 Block B: Upper Level – Rs. 2,000.00 Block B: Lower Level – Rs. 1,000.00 Block C: Upper Level – Rs. 500.00 Block C: Lower Level – Rs. 200.00 Block D: Upper Level – Rs. 500.00 Block D: Lower Level – Rs. 200.00 Tickets available only 10 days prior to each match at: SLC Headquarters, R.Premadasa Stadium Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium – Hambantota Grand Stand, Level 1 – Rs. 2,500.00 Grand Stand, Level 1, Boxes – Rs…. Read More →
Media Release The Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket at its meeting held yesterday (13th November 2014) made the following decisions. Appointment of Coach for the Under 19 National Team Mr. Roger Wijesooriya has been chosen for the post of Under 19 Coach with effect from 01st November 2014 with the mandate of overlooking Under 17 team as well for a period of two years. Even at present, he is in charge of Under 19 as the Team Coach, it is also noteworthy to mention that Sri Lanka U 19 team was able to beat Australia U 19 team convincingly in the recently concluded ODI series under his mentoring. Suspect Bowling Action Protocol The Suspect Bowling Action Protocol was approved. The protocol has been initialized by the suspect… Read More →
Match Report Rohit Sharma made history on Thursday by smashing an incredible 264 for India against Sri Lanka to break the record for the highest individual score in one-day international history. Off the first ball of the 32nd over, Rohit turned Shaminda Eranga towards midwicket to complete the single that brought him a fifth ODI hundred, made his peace with the almighty by pointing repeatedly skywards, and then sunk to his knees to acknowledge the Eden Gardens roars and his teammates’ applause. At that point, he was less than halfway done. When he became the first man to hit two double tons in ODIs, the celebrations were more muted. When he hit two successive sixes to go past Virender Sehwag’s mark of the highest… Read More →
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that Cricketer turned Psychologist Jeremy Snape has been retained by SLC to help the Sri Lankan National Team in the run-up to the forthcoming World Cup 2015. Accordingly Jeremy Snape will be with the Sri Lankan team for 17 days from 25th November to 11th December 2014. Jeremy will be able to enhance individual performance of the National Team with the World Cup in mind. This move is bound to add value to the system at this crucial stage and derive the maximum output of players to face any challenges in the upcoming tours and the World Cup 2015 in particular. Trevor Penny has been appointed as the Fielding Coach to the Team. Trevor was a part of the Sri… Read More →
Match Report In Sunday’s (November 9) third One-Day International against Sri Lanka, India emerged the victor by six wickets at a near-packed Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Uppal, Hyderabad. Aside from a battling effort from Mahela Jayawardena (118), India cantered to a win, wrapping up the five-match series with two to go. For India to falter after restricting Sri Lanka to 242 in 48.2 overs, it would have needed an extraordinary effort from the visiting side. There was a steeply rising delivery from Thisara Perera that Ajinkya Rahane (31 in 47 balls) fended to Jayawardena at first slip. And there was big miscommunication between Shikhar Dhawan and Ambati Rayudu that led to both ending up at the bowler’s end,… Read More →
Media Release At a Selection Meeting held the following players have been selected for the 4th and 5th ODI s for the Sri Lanka tour of India. They will be replacing the players named at the bottom. 1.Lahiru Thirimanne 2.Dinesh Chandimal 3.Ajantha Mendis 4.Shaminda Eranga The above players will replace the following players. 1Kumar Sangakkara 2.Suraj Randiv 3.Upul Tharanga 4.Dhammika Prasad This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.
Match Report Ambati Rayudu’s unbeaten maiden ODI century fashioned India’s six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the second ODI at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad. Finishing off in style the batsman hit the winning boundary to attain the 275-run target with 33 balls to spare and lead the hosts to a 2-0 lead in the five-match ODI series. Promoted to No.3, Rayudu rose to the challenge and scored 121 off 118 balls after coming to the crease at 18/1. He was involved in a 122-run stand with Shikhar Dhawan (79) to set-up the innings and then built a 116-run partnership with Virat Kohli to ensure the team a comfortable win. Angelo Mathews’ unbeaten 92 after coming in to bat… Read More →
ICC Media Release The ICC today announced its Test and ODI Teams of the Year, as chosen by a specially appointed selection panel chaired by the ICC’s Cricket Committee chairman and former India captain Anil Kumble. The announcement was made by Mr Kumble at a media conference at the ICC Headquarters in Dubai, where ICC Chief Executive David Richardson also announced the short-lists for the LG ICC Awards 2014. This year’s winners will be announced via a media release on 14 November, while a special TV show, which will recap the last year in world cricket and also include interviews with many nominees and winners, will be broadcast on 15 November. ICC Test Team of the Year 2014 (in batting order): David… Read More →
Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held the following selections were made by the National Selectors with regard to the Sri Lanka ‘A’ Squad for the 3rd ODI Vs West Indies ‘A’ Team to be played at SSC on the 5th of November 2014. Lahiru Thirimanne (Captain) Dhanushka Gunathilaka Dimuth Karunaratne Dinesh Chandimal Kithuruwan Vithanage Thilina Kandamby Dilhara Fernando Bhanuka Rajapaksha P.L.R Sandakan Ramith Rambukwella Farveez Maharoof Sachith Pathirana Nisala Tharaka Dushmantha Chameera Ajantha Mendis This has been approved by the Hon. Minister of Sports.
The second one-dayer between Sri Lanka A and West Indies A was called off after heavy showers rendered the ground unfit for play in Rangiri Dambulla Stadium on Monday. West Indies A 193 all out in 37 overs (K Brathwaite 63, C Braithwaite 39, Tharaka 3-36) v Sri Lanka A 8 for 1 in 2.1 overs – Match abandoned due to rain