Steve Rixon appointed as Sri Lanka’s fielding Coach

 Media Release 08th December, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the appointment of Mr. Steve Rixon as the national team’s fielding coach. The former Australian Cricketer, who has ‘’Coaching’’ experience behind him, will join with the National team, currently in New Zealand; starting from 24th December. 2018. “We are happy to welcome Steve into the team. I am sure; he will be able to help the team moving forward, with his expertise in the area of fielding; which is a vital component of the game” said Mr. Ashley De Silva, CEO of Sri Lanka Cricket. Rixon will work with the national team, until the end of the 2019 World Cup. In the meantime, Mr. Manoj Abeywickrema; the current fielding… Read More →

Group ‘A’ promises close encounters in Colombo

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The ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2018 – Sri Lanka leg (Group ‘A’) will commence on 7th December, Friday at two venues in Colombo. The 3rd ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2018 will be played between eight Asian countries with the five Test nations – Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan fielding their Emerging teams (11 under 23 players and four players aged above 23) along with three associate nations, UAE, Hong Kong and Oman, who will be fielding their national teams. “This is a golden opportunity for all the players, especially for the Test-playing countries. Despite playing many first-class matches, for them, this will be a different ball game.”Events & Development Manager of ACC, Sultan Rana said at a press… Read More →

An ICC Global Level 3 Coaching Course is currently underway in Sri Lanka

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Media Release 06th December, 2018 The International Cricket Council is currently conducting the ICC Global Level 3 Coaching Course in Sri Lanka. 24 participants are taking part in this course, while 19 of them are former national players. Ex-national players are Rangana Herath, Dhammika Prasad, Chamara Silva; Ajantha Mendis; Ravindra Pushpakumara, Chamila Gamage, Darshana Gamage, Jehan Mubarak; Gayan Wijekoon; Sajeewa De Silva; Sajeewa Weerakoon; Niroshan Bandaratilleke; Saman Jayantha; Muthumudalige Pushpakumara; Sachith Pathirana; Thilina Kandamby; Malinda Warnapura and Indika De Seram The 06-day course, which commenced on the 06th December, 2018 is organized by the Coach Education Unit of Sri Lanka Cricket and is conducted at the NCC premises. ICC Coach Educators Mr. Ziyaad Parker, Mr. Ashley Ross and Mr. Roland… Read More →

Sri Lanka Squad for the ACC Emerging Teams Cup 2018

Charith Asalanka (L) Sadeera Samarawickrama (R)

Media Release 01st December, 2018 The Minister of Provincial Councils, Local Government and Sports Hon. Faiszer Musthapa approved the following 15 member squad to represent Sri Lanka in the Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2018. EMERGING SQUAD Charith Asalanka – Captain Shammu Ashan – Vice Captain Kamindu Mendis Avishka Fernando Hasitha Boyagoda Sandun Weerakkody Asela Gunaratne Nishan Madushka Jeffrey Vandersay Lasith Ambuldeniya Nishan Peiris Shehan Madushanka Asitha Fernando Jehan Daniel Chamika Karunaratne  

Statement pertaining to certain media reports published regarding ’Head Coach Chandika Hathurusingha’.

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Media Release 30th November, 2018 There were few media reports published in the recent days, stating that Sri Lanka Cricket’s Head Coach Chandika Hathurusingha has applied for the position of  ’Head Coach’ of the West Indies Cricket Board. However, Mr. Chandika Hathurusingha has informed SLC that he has not applied for such a position and will continue to remain with Sri Lanka Cricket.   Media and Communications Prasanna Rodrigo – Media Manager   – Sri Lanka Cricket – Contact: + 94 77 3540102          

Sri Lanka Test Squad for the New Zealand Tour

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Media Release 30th October, 2018 Sri Lanka’s 17 member test squad for the upcoming New Zealand Tour is given below. The Minister of Provincial Councils, Local Government and Sports Honorable Faiszer Musthapa ratified the squad. Sri Lanka will leave for New Zealand on the 04th December, 2018 and will play two test matches, before commencing the limited overs version of the tour. SQUAD Dinesh Chandimal – Captain Dimuth Karunaratne – Vice Captain Kusal Mendis Dhananjaya De Silva Angelo Mathews Roshen Silva Niroshan Dickwella Danushka Gunathilaka Lahiru Thirimanne Sadeera Samarawickrama Dilruwan Perera Lakshan Sandakan Suranga Lakmal Nuwan Pradeep Kasun Rajitha Lahiru Kumara Dushmantha Chameera

Ireland A Team Tour to Sri Lanka 2018

Media Release 29th November; 2018 Ireland ‘’A’’ Team will arrive in Sri Lanka on the 30th of December, 2018 to play 02 Four Day Games and 05 ODI’s vs Sri Lanka ‘’A’’ Team. The tour schedule is given below. Ireland A Team Tour to Sri Lanka 2018/19 Date Day Activity Venue 30th December 2018 Sunday Ireland Team Arrives 2nd January 2019 Wednesday 2-day warm-up match SSC – Colombo 3rd January 2019 Thursday 6th January 2019 Sunday 1st Four Day Game MCG – Katunayake 7th January 2019 Monday 8th January 2019 Tuesday 9th January 2019 Wednesday 13th January 2019 Sunday 2nd Four Day Game MRICS – Hambantota 14th January 2019 Monday 15th January 2019 Tuesday 16th January 2019 Wednesday 19th January… Read More →

Australia Under 19 team tour of Sri Lanka 2018

Media Release 29th November; 2018 The Australia Under 19 team will arrive in Sri Lanka on the 30th December 2018, to take part in 03 Youth ODI’s and a 3-Day Game with Sri Lanka Under 19. The tour schedule is given below. Australia U19 Team Tour to Sri Lanka 2019 Date Activity Venue Sunday, 30 December 2018 Australia Team Arrives Thursday, 3 January 2019 1st YODI P Sara – Colombo Saturday, 5 January 2019 2nd YODI P Sara – Colombo Monday, 7 January 2019 3rd YODI P Sara – Colombo Thursday, 10 January 2019 3 Day Match SSC – Colombo Friday, 11 January 2019 Saturday, 12 January 2019 Sunday, 13 January 2019 Australia Team Departs   Media and Communication Prasanna… Read More →

Sri Lanka to Co-Host Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2018 with Pakistan

Sri Lanka Emerging Team won the ACC Emerging Cup 2017

Media Release 28th November, 2018 Sri Lanka will Co-host the 50 over ‘Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2018’, along with Pakistan, which will have 8 teams, competing in two groups. Sri Lanka will host the group ‘’A’’ matches, knockout stage matches and the finals of the tournament; while Pakistan will host the group ‘’B’’ matches. The Group ‘A;’ of the tournament consists of Sri Lanka, India, Afghanistan and Oman; whilst the Group ‘B’ consist of Pakistan, Bangladesh; UAE and Hong Kong. The tournament will kick start with Group ‘B’ games commencing on the 06th December in Pakistan, while the matches in Sri Lanka will commence on the 07th December. Group ‘A’ Itinerary   DATE MATCH VENUE 07th December, 2018 Sri Lanka… Read More →

ICC bids for Women’s Cricket in Commonwealth Games

Cricket and the Commonwealth are inextricably linked and almost perfectly aligned with 910 million of cricket’s one billion plus adult fans, says ICC CEO David Richardson • Video interview of David Richardson available for free download and editorial use on the Online Media Zone The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed it has submitted a bid for the inclusion of T20 women’s cricket into the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham 2022. The bid, which has been made in partnership with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), will see one of the world’s fastest growing women’s team sports apply to become part of the Commonwealth Games family. Cricket has made just one appearance at the Games previously, with men playing in 1998… Read More →

New Selection Panel appointed

Hon. Minister meets with the previous selection panel

Media Release  25th November, 2018 Minister of Sports Honorable Faiszer Musthapa met with Mr. Graeme Labrooy and the rest of the members of the previous National Selection Panel this afternoon at his office and thanked them for the services rendered towards Sri Lanka Cricket, as national selectors. In the meantime; Honorable Minister, as per the recommendations of the Cricket Advisory Committee appointed a new National Selection Panel. The following are the members of the new Panel. Asantha De Mel – Chairman Brendon Kuruppu Hemantha Wickramaratne Chaminda Mendis. The first task of the new selection panel will be to select the squad for the upcoming New Zealand tour.  

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand 2018 – Tour Itinerary

Sri Lanka will depart for New Zealand on the 04th December, 2018 to take part in 02 Test Matches, 03 ODIs and one off T20I. Tour Schedule Date Activity Venue Saturday, 8 December 2018 Warm Up Match  McLean Park, Napier Sunday, 9 December 2018 Monday, 10 December 2018 Saturday, 15 December 2018 1st Test vs New Zealand Basin Reserve, Wellington Sunday, 16 December 2018 Monday, 17 December 2018 Tuesday, 18 December 2018 Wednesday, 19 December 2018 Wednesday, 26 December 2018 2nd Test vs New Zealand Hagley Oval, Christchurch Thursday, 27 December 2018 Friday, 28 December 2018 Saturday, 29 December 2018 Sunday, 30 December 2018 Thursday, 3 January 2019           1st ODI vs New Zealand Bay Oval, Mt. Maunganui D/N Saturday, 5 January… Read More →

Danushka Gunathilaka replaces injured Chandimal for third Test

Dinesh Chandimal, who missed the 2nd test due to an injury will not take part in the 3rd test match vs England, as he is still recovering from the injury. Accordingly, Dhanushka Gunathilake will come in as the replacement for Chandimal for the 3rd test match. Charith Asalanka; who was brought in for the 2nd test match in place of Chandimal, will not be a part of the squad for the next game. Suranga Lakmal will  captain the 3rd Test Match.