Match preview- 1st ODI Rajkot

Madhavrao scinda cricket ground at Rajkot has been a happy hunting venue for Yuvraj Singh who has made 246 runs in four outings with two big scores to his credit. The left hander made 79 in the 6th ODI back in 2005, to guide India to a 7 wicket win against Sri Lanka. Thillekeratne Dilshan batting lower down the order, in yester year has fond memories at Rajkot. In 2005 Dilshan made 59 against the hosts and followed up his liking for this venue yet again in 2006/2007, in the second ODI. Dilshan  batted alongside Kumar Sangakkara and  put on a match winning partnership of 108 runs for the 5th wicket, to resurrect Sri Lanka from a hopeless position, in… Read More →

Soft skills savvy for Coaches

It is no doubt that coaching is the core function of the national cricket operation which determines the success of our cricketers by far. Sri Lanka Cricket is indeed privileged to have a very resourceful and professional battery of coaches that comprises expatriate as well as local coaches with highest stature. Significantly, our livewire coaching outfit has been equal to the task in no uncertain terms with sheer hard work and commitment. Mostly, our coaches are highly result oriented and would never compromise on quality of coaching which is the secret behind their success so far. While coaches are geared up to take the game to the sublime international standards, Sri Lanka Cricket on the other hand embarked on a… Read More →

ICC officials very pleased with proceedings

ICC communication cum spokesperson, James Fitzgerald and ICC chief Curator Andy Atkinson held a press briefing this morning to explain to the local media, their views on the three venues earmarked by Sri Lanka to host world cup 2011. Sri Lanka as co- hosts of world cup 2011, alongside India and Bangladesh will play host to 12 world cup games, inclusive of a semi final. Two new venues are being constructed by Sri Lanka cricket, while well seasoned R.Premadasa Stadium is being refurbished to a state of the Art venue with a brand new media box. The two new venues, now under construction, namely Pallekele and Sooriyawewa will be second to none in the world. The former is in the… Read More →

Venue Change – 2nd ODI Ind Vs SL

The 2nd ODI Match between Sri Lanka and India which was slated to be held at Vishakapatnam on 18th December has now been shifted to Nagpur. BCCI Secretary, Mr.N.Srinivasan stated that the decision was taken due to the prevailing situation in that region. It will be a Day Night encounter.

Missed direct hits and catches cost Sri Lanka at Mohali

This script would have been different had Jayasuriya held onto a running catch at mid on when Sehwag was on 14. Indian Skipper MS Dhoni was given a life when batting on 1 by Kapugedera who made an ash of the opportunity at deep mid wicket. India would have struggled had Thilakaratne Dilshan not let birthday boy Yuvraj Singh off the hook when he let one pass off his chest, at long on, when the south paw was on 40. Run out opportunities were missed by the bushel due to lack of direction, hence the visitors paid the price, after scoring a match winning 207 for 6 wickets at Mohali yesterday. The hosts were also very generous towards their visitors… Read More →

U19 Triangular itineraries Ind/RSA/SL

Sri Lanka under19 team will tour South Africa to play in a triangular series against South Africa and India under19s. We append below the match schedule, inclusive of the warm up games.

Fine tuning Cricketers in life’s role

Sri Lanka Cricket has launched yet another enthusiastic programme to train cricketers in a number of quintessential disciplines, in a bid to make them true ambassadors of the game in the long run. This is considered a timely act by Sri Lanka Cricket especially at a time when more youngsters are taking to the game even from rural areas. Significantly, present administration of Sri Lanka Cricket had taken a bold decision to increase the number of contracted players to 77 from 26 since of late.  Accordingly, it has been planned to encompass all 77 contracted players including present national players in this extensive training programme which will be conducted through the year 2010. The training has been designed on a… Read More →

Sangakkara Scripts SL win

The high riding Indians were kept in check yesterday, when Sri Lanka after their test series defeat came up with a sterling performance at Nagpur.

Distribution of Cricket balls to 70 schools

Sri Lanka Cricket distributed cricket balls to 70 schools in the western province for the current under 19s season. Chairman Sri Lanka cricket Mr. D.S. De silva and Secretary Nishantha Ranathunga officiated in the presentation ceremony. The distribution was in association with Sri Lanka schools cricket association. President Dr Asoka Senani Hewage principal of D.S. Senanayake College Colombo, paid tribute to Sri Lanka cricket on their kind gesture in assisting schools with not only cricket balls but also cricket material. SLC will visit all district and provinces during the month of December and ensure all cricket playing schools are given adequate cricket balls, also assistance, to improve infrastructure. The coaching unit will assist school coaches to improve their coaching standards… Read More →

Kithruwan Vithanage Guides Sri Lanka U19s to Emphatic Win

Sri Lanka under 19s did well to win the finals of the tri nation trophy at the P.Sara stadium yesterday. The game against Pakistan as anticipated was a nail biter. Sri Lanka snatched victory from jaws of defeat thanks to an unbeaten knock of 75 by young Royalist Kitruwan Vithnanage who made a unbeaten 75 batting at number 5. The left hander hit three glorious sixes in an innings that had a blend of both attack and defense. The left hander came into bat with Sri Lanka struggling on 98 for 5 wickets and in pursuit of 210 for victory.

SLBC Live Ball by Ball Coverage of U19 Final

Sports Service of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation will relay a ball by ball commentary during the limited over encounter between Sri Lanka and Pakistan   from P.SARA stadium from 10 am onwards. The bilingual description will be broadcast on the appended frequencies. Colombo   87.6  Radella 91.8 Deniyaya 107.2 Hunasgiriya 96.4 Yatiyantota 96.4 & 102.6 Karagahathanne 104.5

Sri Lanka and Pakistan U19s play finals at the P SARA Stadium tomorrow.

Sri Lanka under 19s will play Pakistan under 19s in the tri- nation finals at the P SARA Stadium in a limited over encounter at 10 am tomorrow. Sri Lanka head the points table beating Bangladesh with a bonus point at Pallekele and winning their second encounter against Pakistan in a nail biting finish at the Moratuwa stadium last Saturday. Pakistan beat Bangladesh with a bonus point at Pallekele , lost to Sri Lanka in Moratwua and were denied of any positive results in two of their preliminary matches due bad weather. During the mid break Sri Lanka Cricket will distribute Cricket balls to schools who are playing in the schools under 19 tournament. We request the media coverage and… Read More →

SL U19’s beaten by Bangladesh

Bangladesh under 19s who were eliminated in the tri nation series, did well to beat hosts Sri Lanka who have already qualified to play the Pakistanis in the finals scheduled at the P. Sara stadium on Tuesday.