Marvan Atapattu resigns

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Media Release We would like to inform you of the resignation of Mr. Marvan Atapattu from the post of Head Coach of the Sri Lanka Cricket Team which has been accepted by Sri Lanka Cricket. Mr. Atapattu was appointed to this position in October 2014, previously serving as the Batting Coach to the team from 2011 and as Interim Head Coach for a brief period from April 2014 after Mr.Paul Farbrace resigned. During this time, he has given of his time and service with the same professionalism that was his hallmark as an international cricketer. The high point of his career as coach must be the series victory against England in England in May/June 2014, when the Sri Lanka Cricket… Read More →

Under 15 ‘’Prima Cup’’ Inter District Tournament 2015 – Match Results

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Under 15 ‘’Prima Cup’’ Inter District Tournament – 2015 Match Results Date               – 29/08/2015 No – 1           Kandy Zone – 2 VsKegalle District   at PallekalleInternational Stadium Batting First :-Kandy Zone – ll Batting Second :- Kegalle District Kandy Zone – ll     280/5 in 50 overs KasunGunawardana  – 119 (4 x 17) 6 x 4) (131 B) ThikshaGunasinghe     – 76   Kegalla District      97 All out 31.1 Overs NirmanPathiharya                  – 20 SitumSajana                            – 18   KasunKarunathilaka                – 5/13N Pravithan                             – 2/17ShamashanaAbykoon              – 2/6   SadeepaLakshan                     – 2/48  Result :-Kandy Zone – ll Won by 183 Runs    Date               – 01/09/2015 No – 2           Colombo North Zone – 2 VsGampaha Zone – 1      at De Mazenod College ground Batting First :- Colombo… Read More →

White Ferns to host Sri Lanka in November – Match Fixture

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Having previously appeared in New Zealand only during the ICC Women’s World Cup in 2000, Sri Lanka is set to play five ODIs and three Twenty20 Internationals in New Zealand this November. In the first three of those ODIs, IWC points will be on the line. 2015/16 WHITE FERNS v Sri Lanka  3 November     ODI 1    Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln 5 November     ODI 2    Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln 7 November     ODI 3    Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln 10 November   ODI 4    Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln 13 November   ODI 5    Hagley Oval, Christchurch 15 November   T20i 1    Hagley Oval, Christchurch 20 November   T20i 2    Saxton Oval, Nelson 22 November   T20i 3    Saxton Oval, Nelson

SLC provides 24 Schools with Turf Covers

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Media Release The distribution ceremony of 24 Turf covers to Division 1 & 2 cricket playing Schools was held at Sri Lanka Cricket premise recently, with the participation of the representatives of the beneficiary schools. Chairman Sri Lanka Cricket Sidath Wettimuny, Secretary Schools Cricket Association Mr.Dilshan de Silva, Cheif Executive Officer SLC Ashley de Silva, Head of Cricket Operations SLC Carlton Bernardus were present to distribute the Turf Covers to the schools nominated by Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association. Speaking at the event Chairman SLC Sidath Wettimuny said that “Due to non availability of Turf pitch covers, most of the Under 19 cricket matches were affected during the rainy season in the past. No sooner SLSCA & SLC were informed… Read More →

Tharindu Kaushal reported with suspected illegal bowling action

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ICC Media Release Sri Lanka off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal has been reported with a suspected illegal bowling action during the third Test against India, which concluded at the Singhalese Sports Club in Colombo on Tuesday. The match officials’ report, which was handed over to the Sri Lanka management, cited concerns about the legality of the 22-year-old’s bowling action. Kaushal’s bowling action will now be scrutinised further under the ICC process relating to suspected illegal bowling actions reported in Tests, ODIs and T20Is. He is required to undergo testing within 14 days, and, during this period, Kaushal is permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the testing are known. Details of the ICC regulations for the review of… Read More →

Sri Lanka Women’s Squad for the tour of New Zealand 2015

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Media Release At a meeting of the National Women’s Selection Committee held on 1st September 2015, the following squad of 20 Players was selected for the Women’s Team tour of New Zealand which will take place from the 27th October to 23rd November 2015. 1                   Sashikala  Siriwardene (Captain) 2                   Chamari  Attapattu 3                   Prasadini Weerakkody 4                   Dilani  Manodara 5                   Eshani  Lokusuriya 6                   Inoka  Ranaweera 7                   Ama  Kanchana 8                   Suganthika  Kumari 9                   Maduri  Samuddhika 10                 Nipuni  Hansika 11                 Udeshika  Prabodini 12                 Oshadi  Ranasinghe 13                 Lasanthi  Madushani 14                 Sripali Weerakkody 15                 Hansini  Perera 16                 Rose Perera 17                 Anushka Sanjeewani 18                 Nilakshi Silva 19                 Kushanthi Liyanage 20                 Chamari Polgampola

Four players sanctioned for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during Colombo Test

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Three Sri Lanka players and India’s Ishant Sharma have been found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct in two separate incidents during the penultimate day’s play in the third Test against India at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) in Colombo. Dinesh Chandimal has been handed one Suspension Point* for breaching Article 2.2.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct, which relates to “inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with a Player”. This means Chandimal will miss Sri Lanka’s next One-Day International, which will be against the West Indies on 1 November at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The incident happened in the 76th over when Chandimal made deliberate physical contact with Sharma when India’s number-11 batsman was in the middle… Read More →

Ishant, Ashwin bowl India to rare series victory

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Test match victories, especially overseas, don’t always come easy. Test series wins away from home come even harder. India walked the hard road to success at the SSC ground, quelling formidable resistance from the indefatigable Angelo Mathews to script a come-from-behind series win on Sri Lankan soil. Not since Mohammad Azharuddin’s Class of 1993 had an India side returned home from the Emerald Isle with a series win to its name. Not since Sourav Ganguly’s Class of 2001 had India fought back from 0-1 down to emerge victorious in a three-Test series. Both boxes were ticked emphatically, Virat Kohli crowning his first full series as captain by leading India to a hard-earned 117-run victory in the final Test on a… Read More →

Prima Champions Cup 2015 – Under 15 Inter District/Provincial Tournament

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Tournament Schedule – 32 Teams Starting date – 1st Sep 2015 to 12th Sep 2015  Western Province North & Western Province North Outer Colombo North Zone – l Colombo North Zone – ll Gampaha District Zone – l Gampaha District Zone – ll Puttalam District No Date Home Away Venue 01 01.09.2015 Gampaha Zone – l Colombo North Zone – ll De Mazenod College 02 01.09.2015 Colombo North Zone – l Gampaha Zone – ll Ananda Shasthalaya MV Gr 03 03.09.2015 Gampaha Zone – l Puttalam De Mazenod College 04 04.09.2015 Colombo North Zone – ll Colombo North Zone – l Moratu Vidyalaya Gr 05 07.09.2015 Colombo North Zone – l Gampaha Zone – l Thurstan College 06 07.09.2015 Puttalam… Read More →

Sri Lanka Development Squad left for Moin-Ud-Dowlah Gold Cup

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Sri Lanka Development squad led by Milinda Siriwardena left the country today to participate in the Moin-Ud-Dowla Gold Cup tournament in Hyderabad, India from September 1-16. Sri Lanka Development Squad: Milinda Siriwardana (captain), Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Minodh Bhanuka, Angelo Jayasinghe, Lihiru Milantha, Romesh Buddhika, Lasith Abeyratne, Kasun Rajitha, Nisala Tharaka, Vishwa Fernando, Lahiru Madushanka, Jeffrey Vandersay, Amila Aponso, Akhila Dhananjaya.

India strikes thrice as Sri Lanka stutters in chase of 386

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After the madness of the previous day when 15 wickets tumbled for no discernible reason, a semblance of normalcy returned to the SSC ground on Monday (August 31). India took a giant stride towards registering its first away series win in four years, and its first series triumph on Sri Lankan soil since 1993. With a display of great character from the middle and lower orders that were determined to build on a crucial half-century from Rohit Sharma, India exorcised the ghosts of the previous evening to bat Sri Lanka out of the game. Overnight 21 for 3 when the fourth day’s play in the final Test began, India tided over a testing early period courtesy Virat Kohli and Rohit,… Read More →

Sri Lanka Development Squad for Moin-Ud-Dowlah Gold Cup – Hyderabad, India

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Sri Lanka Development squad will be touring India from 01st September till 17th September 2015 for the Moin-Ud-Dowla Gold Cup Cricket tournament which will be held in Hydrebad, India. The objective and aim of this tour is to prepare a strong team in readiness for the next World Cup which is to be held in England in 2019. The Sri Lanka Development squad will leave on 01st September on flight 9W 255 at 06.10 hrs for the above tour. Sri Lanka Development Squad Kusal Mendis Sadeera Samarawickrama Minodh Bhanuka Milinda Siriwardena (Captain) Anjelo Jayasinghe Lihiru Milantha Romesh Buddhika Lasith Abeyratne Kasun Rajitha Nisala Tharaka Vishwa Fernando Lahiru Madushanka Jeffrey Vandersay Amila Aponso Akhila Dananjaya

India 132 ahead after eventful day of Test cricket

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If you were looking for an eventful day’s Test cricket, you needn’t have looked beyond the SSC ground on a dramatic, action-packed Sunday (August 30). India and Sri Lanka played equal part in making the third day of the deciding final Test a cracker, not so much through exceptional cricket as with a slew of mistakes. The fall of 15 wickets in the 65.1 overs of play that was possible before the rain arrived in sudden and great fury to rule out any further twists in the tale might seem suggestive of a pitch from where demons reared their heads just more than occasionally. That wasn’t necessarily the case. There still was some help for the quicker bowlers, especially with… Read More →

Imperious Pujara fights Sri Lanka fire with commanding ton

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29 August 2015 By R Kaushik in Colombo In searing heat and with the humidity stifling, this was a classic confrontation between fire and ice. Inevitably, given the conditions, the fire would lose its sting; also inevitably, you would think, the ice would melt at some stage. Fortunately from an Indian perspective, while the heat and the workload gradually took the sting out of from Dhammika Prasad, Cheteshwar Pujara was not to be halted at the SSC ground. Pujara, only playing the final Test because of the injuries that have laid first-choice openers M Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan low, produced the most courageous and laudable of his seven hundreds, an innings of outstanding concentration and great skill on a most… Read More →