Sri Lanka Test Squad for the Australia Test Series

Sri Lanka huddle during day one of the second Test cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at  Hagley Park Oval in Christchurch on December 26, 2018. (Photo by Marty MELVILLE / AFP)

The Minister of Sports Honorable Harin Fernando approved the following 16 member squad to play the upcoming two test series vs Australia. Sri Lanka will tour Australia from 13th January to 06th February, 2019. THE SQUAD 1.) Dinesh Chandimal – Captain 2.) Dimuth Karunaratne – Vice Captain 3.) Lahiru Thirimanne 4.) Kusal Mendis 5.) Sadeera Samarawickrama 6.) Dhananjaya De Silva 7.) Roshen Silva 8.) Niroshan Dickwella 9.) Kusal Janith Perera 10.) Dilruwan Perera 11.) Lakshan Sandakan 12.) Suranga Lakmal 13.) Nuwan Pradeep 14.) Lahiru Kumara 15.) Dushmantha Chameera 16.) Kasun Rajitha

Sri Lanka “A” Team Squad for the Ireland “A” Team tour of Sri Lanka 2018/2019

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Media Release 31st December, 2018 The Minister of Sports Honorable Harin Fernando approved the following 04 Day; ODI and 2 Day (Practice Game) squads to represent Sri Lanka to play against Ireland “A” Team. 04 DAY SQUAD Ashan Priyanjan – Captain Angelo Perera – Vice Captain Avishka Fernando Lahiru Milantha Hasitha Boyagoda Pathum Nissanka Shammu Ashan Kamindu Mendis Milinda Siriwardana Manoj Sarathchandra Lasith Embuldeniya Nishan Peiris Amila Aponso Nisala Tharaka Chamika Karunaratne Shehan Madushanka Mohamed Shiraz Dilesh Gunaratne ONE DAY SQUAD Upul Tharanga – Captain Milinda Siriwardana – Vice Captain Avishka Fernando Sandun Weerakkody Shammu Ashan Kamindu Mendis Shehan Jayasuriya Lasith Embuldeniya Ramesh Mendis Amila Aponso Jeevan Mendis Chamika Karunaratne Asitha Fernando Jehan Daniel Isuru Udana Ishan Jayaratne 02 DAY… Read More →

Sri Lanka ODI and T20I squad for New Zealand tour

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Media Release 14th December, 2018 His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena has approved the following 17 players to represent the National ODI and T20 Squad of Sri Lanka during the ongoing tour in New Zealand. Lasith Malinga – Captain Niroshan Dickwella – Vice Captain Angelo Mathews Danushka Gunathilaka Kusal Janith Perera Dinesh Chandimal Asela Gunaratne Kusal Mendis Dhananjaya De Silva Thisara Perera Dasun Shanaka Lakshan Sandakan Seekkuge Prasanna Dushmantha Chameera Kasun Rajitha Nuwan Pradeep Lahiru Kumara

Jon Lewis appointed as Sri Lanka National Batting Coach

Media Release 13th December, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the appointment of Mr. Jonathan (Jon) Lewis, as the National Batting Coach. Lewis, before taking over the SLC role, was the Head Coach of the Durham County Cricket Club. Durham, under his wings; has won the Division One County Championship (2013); Royal London One-Day Cup (2014) and also has become the runner up of the NatWest T20 Blast 2016. He will join the national team, during the ODI leg of the ongoing New Zealand tour and take over duties from Mr. Thilan Samaraweera. Lewis will remain with the team, until the end of the 2019 World Cup. “With his expertise and experience, I believe, Lewis will be able to… Read More →

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

Participants at ICC Coach Educators and officials  of the Coach Education Unit posing for a photograph

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 →

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 →