Mahela Jayawardene smashed an unbeaten 140 as Sri Lanka regrouped after early strikes to post 305 for 5 on the first day of the series-deciding second Test against South Africa on Thursday (July 24). Jayawardene spent nearly six hours at the crease, coming in early after Sri Lanka was on a shaky 16 for 2, having opted to bat first at the SSC ground. In all, Jayawardene hit 16 fours and a six during his 11th century at the SSC, the most by any batsman at a single venue. This was also the 37-year-old batsman’s 34th Test century, and he joined Sunil Gavaskar and Brian Lara at tied fifth on the list of highest Test century makers. He shared two… Read More →
At a Selection Committee meeting of even date, the National Selectors nominated Asela Gunaratne to replace Kusal Janith Perera who has been injured in the ongoing Sri Lanka ‘A’ tour of England. This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.
Sri Lanka A won Wednesday’s One-Day game at Stormont by 28 runs in the first of three one day matches. Set 284 to win the Ireland innings ended in the final over when Stuart Poynter was caught at short fine leg for a magnificent 109. Ireland finished on 255 all out chasing Sri Lanka A’s total of 283. Poynter shepherded the tail quite magnificently, sharing stands of 61 with Craig Young (26), and 87 with Peter Chase (22*), after Ireland had been reduced to 107 for 7. It was in effect 107 for 8, with Eddie Richardson hors de combat after being struck by a Dushmantha Chameera bouncer. Ireland gave first caps to Peter Chase, Chris Dougherty and Nick Larkin,… Read More →
Under 17 SLC INTER PROVINCIAL TOURNAMENT 2014 – FINAL 2-Day Match – At MCA Grounds (Toss was won by Central Province) MATCH DRAWN (WESTERN SOUTH WON ON 1st Innings) Central Province 242 (79.4) Raveen Sayer 85, Naveen Ekanayake 42,Shenal De Silva 3/31, Ravindu Thilakarathne 2/47, Thilan Nimesh 2/49 vs Western Province South 389 (88.5) Kusal Lakthilina 90, Manelka De Silva 84, Himasha Liyanage 72, Rashmika Opatha 36, Ravin Sayer 4/84, Wenuka Galahitiyawa 4/85
Media Release The Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket at its meeting held yesterday (July 22nd) made the following decisions. Marvan Attapattu The appointment of Marvan Attapattu as the Head Coach of the National Team was extended until the end of the Pakistan Tour of Sri Lanka. Ruwan Kalpage will continue as the Acting Assistant Coach. Nuwan Seneviratne will be appointed as the Fielding Coach for the Pakistan Series. It was decided to call for applications for the post of Head Coach, Fielding Coach and Trainer for the National Team. Medical Advisory Panel The Committee nominated the names of Prof. Arjuna De Silva, Dr. Harindu Wijesinghe, and Dr. Seevali Jayawickrama to be appointed as a Medical Advisory Committee of SLC to help the national… Read More →
The National Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket has selected the following 15 member squad for the 17th Asian Games, scheduled to be held from 19th September to 04th October 2014 in Incheon,Korea. 1. Lahiru Thirimanna – Captain 2. Upul Tharanga- V. Captain 3. Kithuruwan Vithanage 4. Dinesh Chandimal 5. Ashan Priyanjan 6. Shehan Jayasooriya 7. Asela Goonerathne 8. Alankara Asanka 9. Kosala Kulasekara 10. Dilhara Lokuhetti 11. Chathuranga kumara 12. Isuru Udana 13. Chathuranga De Silva 14. Jeewan Mendis 15. Ramith Rambukwella The above selection has been ratified by Minister of Sports.
Media Release At a selection meeting held today it was decided to include Niroshan Dickwella in the Sri Lanka national squad for the 2nd Test Match against South Africa which will begin on the 24th of July 2014 at SSC. It was also decided by the National Selectors to send Dinesh Chandimal to England to join the Sri Lanka ‘A’ Team.
Standard Chartered joins hands with Sri Lanka Cricket to continue its efforts to raise funds and awareness for the Sri Lankan Visually Handicapped XI and its bid at this year’s World Cup in South Africa in November. Sanjeewani de Silva, Head of Corporate Affairs/Brand & Marketing, Standard Chartered speaking of the Bank’s support of the Sri Lankan Visually Handicapped XI said: “Standard Chartered has already contributed USD 1 million towards the national Vision 2020 Secretariat’s efforts to address avoidable blindness by funding eye screenings, spectacles distributions, cataract surgeries and other similar activities for young and old. But we thought that our Seeing is Believing global initiative which has raised over USD 32 million to date could also focus a light… Read More →
Dale Steyn grabbed a match haul of 9-99 as South Africa won the first Test by 153 runs on the fifth and final day in Galle on Sunday. South Africa, currently the world No.2, can reclaim the top world ranking from Australia if they win the second and final Test in Colombo from July 24-28. Steyn’s figures, the best by a quick at the Galle ground, helped the visitors bowl Sri Lanka out twice despite a wicket which offered little help. It was only South Africa’s third win on the island and their first since 2000. Steyn was well supported by seamer Morne Morkel, who picked up four wickets as Sri Lanka’s second innings ended on 216 shortly into the… Read More →
An unbeaten 89-ball 58 from Kumar Sangakkara kept Sri Lanka on track for an impressive win as it reached 110 for 1 at stumps on day four against South Africa on Saturday (July 19). Sangakkara, who scored his 49th half-century, shared an unbeaten 96-run stand for the second wicket with Kaushal Silva (37) after Dale Steyn, the right-arm pacer, dismissed Upul Tharanga, the opener, for 14. Sri Lanka still need 260 runs to pull off a win. Sri Lanka had been forced on the back foot after it was bowled out for 292 to concede a huge 163-run lead in the first innings. But the declaration from Hashim Amla with South Africa at 206 for 6 in its second innings, changed the picture. Although… Read More →
ICC Media Release South Africa’s Vernon Philander has been fined 75 per cent of his match fee after breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the third day’s play in the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. Philander was charged with an article 2.2.9 offence of the ICC Code of Conduct which relates to “changing the condition of the ball in breach of Law 42.3 of the Laws of Cricket, as modified by ICC Standard Test Match, ODI and Twenty20 International Match Playing Conditions clause 42.1”. The charge was laid following the conclusion of Friday’s play and after viewing television footage by on-field umpires Billy Bowden and Richard Kettleborough, third umpire Nigel Llong, all from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires,… Read More →
Dale Steyn was simply scintillating, picking up a five-wicket haul on the third day of the first Test against Sri Lanka to put South Africa in the driver’s seat on Friday (July 18). Steyn accumulated his 23rd five-for despite bowling on a dry and flat surface in Galle, finishing with figures of 5 for 50. At stumps, Sri Lanka was 283 for 9, still trailing by 172 with just one a wicket in hand. Steyn started things off with the wicket of Kaushal Silva in the morning. Attempting a hook off Steyn’s bouncer, Silva sent it straight to Vernon Philander at long leg, who plucked it out of the air for a spectacular catch. That brought Kumar Sangakkara to the… Read More →
Media Release Standard Chartered joins hands with Sri Lanka Cricket to continue its efforts to raise funds and awareness for the Sri Lankan Visually Handicapped XI and its bid at this year’s World Cup in South Africa in November. Inspired by Standard Chartered’s community investment platform addressing curable blindness globally, Seeing is Believing, the two organisations will drive three very unique fund raising activities around the current tour of South Africa – a money-can’t-buy experience, a mini coaching camp for young cricket enthusiasts, and an online bidding competition for the “Seeing is Believing Super Fan”. Four visually handicapped aspiring cricketers will also participate in the events, sponsored by Standard Chartered. Sanjeewani de Silva, Head of Corporate Affairs/Brand & Marketing, Standard… Read More →
At a Selection Committee meeting held, the following decisions were made by the Women’s National Selectors with regard to the Squad for the National Women Team’s Tour to Korea for the Asian Games – 2014. 1. Chamari Attapattu (Captain) 2. Yasodha Mendis 3. Lasanthi Madushani 4. Eshani Lokusuriya 5. Dilani Manodara 6. Chamari Polgampola 7. Sripali Weerakody 8. Udeshika Probodani (V/C) 9. Shashikala Siriwardane 10. Maduri Samuddhika 11. Inoka Ranaweera 12. Anushka Sanjeewani 13. Nilakshi Silva 14. Chamdima Gunarathne 15. Inoshi Fernando Stand by 1. Oshadi Ranasinghe 2. Deepika Rasangika 3. Amma Kanchana 4. Nipuni Hansika This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports
Dean Elgar scored a fine century to hand South Africa the initiative on the opening day of the first Test at the Galle International Stadium, but Sri Lanka’s bowlers fought back admirably to restrict it to 268 for 5 by stumps on Wednesday (July 16). After Hashim Amla opted to bat in his first Test as captain, Elgar scored a 187-ball 103, including 11 boundaries and three sixes, before he was caught behind off Suranga Lakmal. Elgar first put on a quick 70 for the opening wicket with Alviro Petersen – their partnership came off 101 balls – as South Africa got off to a decent start. Petersen then fell to Dilruwan Perera’s off-spin, trapped leg before for 34, but… Read More →