ICC WWT20 Qualifiers: Sri Lanka won convincingly in its opening match

Sri Lanka Women won convincingly in its opening match in ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifiers against Canada, restricting it to 44 runs in 17.5 overs. In a thoroughly professional performance the pick of the Sri Lankan bowlers were Gunaratne 3 wickets for 6 runs and Dolawette and Weerakkody taking 2 wickets a piece. Canada’s top scorer was Sivanantham (13 runs). Sri Lanka achieved the target in 6.1 overs, Mendis (17) and Kaushalya (17) scoring 4 fours and winning by 9 wickets. Winning captain Shashikala Siriwardene said, ‘The bowlers did really well today restricting them to a total of 44 runs. We saw the match Japan played we are not underestimating any teams we will do our best.’ Canadian captain Mikaela… Read More →

National Squad for the 3rd & 4th ODI against South Africa

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The Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket at its meeting held on 24th July 2013, selected the following 15 member squad to represent the National Team for the 3rd & 4th ODI matches against South Africa to be played on the 26th and 28th July 2013. The Hon.  Minister of Sports has been approved the following squad. Angelo Mathews will be returning to the National Team as Captain after the suspension of the first two ODI s. SQUAD: 1.              Angelo Mathews                            (Capt) 2.              Dinesh Chandimal                          (V.Capt) 3.              T M Dilshan 4.              Upul Tharanga 5.              Kumar Sangakkara 6.              Mahela Jayawardena 7.              Angelo Perera 8.              Jehan Mubarak 9.              Rangana Herath 10.            Sachithra Senanayake 11.            Ajantha Mendis 12.            Lasith Malinga 13.            Shaminda Eranga 14.            Thisara Perera 15.            Suranga Lakmal 16.            Lahiru Thirimanne (Subject to fitness)

Sri Lanka triumphs in rain-affected match, takes 2-0 lead

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Needing 176 from 29 overs, South Africa stutters to 104 for 5 in 21 overs, losing by 17 runs on D/L method. Rangana Herath’s two crucial wickets helped Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 17 runs in a rain-affected One-Day International, and take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series, in Colombo on Tuesday (July 23). Set a revised target of 176 from 29 overs, South Africa lost five wickets to make 104 runs in 21 overs when a heavy downpour at the R Premadasa Stadium forced the match to be called off. With the par score at that stage being 121 for 5, South Africa were 17 runs short as they suffered their second defeat in the series following the… Read More →

Sanga blitz seals 180-run win over South Africa

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Kumar Sangakkara smashed his highest One-Day International score of 169, scored off 137 balls, as Sri Lanka thrashed South Africa by 180 runs in the first ODI in Colombo on Saturday (July 21). Sangakkara’s 16th ODI century steered Sri Lanka to 320 for 5 after it was sent in to bat. South Africa was then shot out for 140, the innings lasting just 31.5 overs, to leave Sri Lanka with a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. Sangakkara chipped in with two catches and a stumping, earning him the Man of the Match award, as Rangana Herath and Thisara Perera picked up three wickets each. Sangakkara celebrated his 350th one-day match by surpassing his previous best of 138 not out,… Read More →

Sri Lanka U19 Two Test Matches Vs India

At a Selection Committee meeting held, the following decisions were made by the National Selectors with regard to the Squad for the India Under-19s tour of Sri Lanka.  The Hon. Minister of Sports has given his approval for the below Squad. 1.      Kusal Mendis WK (Capt) 2.      Rukshan Fernando 3.      Hashan Dumindu 4.      Kavinu Kulasekara 5.      Sadeera Samarawickrama (V Capt) 6.      Thilaksha Malshan Sumanasiri 7.      Minod Bhanuka 8.      Sanjika Ridma 9.      Priyamal Perera 10.  Ramesh Mendis 11.  A. K Tyronne 12.  Lakshan Jayasinghe 13.  Hashan Vimarshana 14.  Binura Fernando 15.  Chamika Karunaratne 16.  Harsha Rajapaksha  

SLC Executive Meeting Decisions – 17th July 2013

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that it took the following decisions stated below at the Executive Committee Meeting held today in the evening. Ramith Rambukwella It was decided by the Executive to impose a 50% of his tour fee & CEO of SLC to issue him a severe warning on his behavior. Mattings 82 nos Mattings (66ft x 10ft) will be distributed for the Junior Schools Tournaments. Inter Provincial T20 Tournament SLC to organize an Inter Province T20 Cricket Tournament in place of SLPL and the winning team to represent Sri Lanka at the Champions League in India.

Sri Lanka Premier League cancelled for 2013

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket regrets to announce that the Mahindra SLPL 2013 scheduled to commence on 10th August 2013 will not take place due to the fact that the Franchisees have failed to pay the Franchise Consideration for this year and more importantly have failed to deposit with SLC the bank guarantees to secure the player payments. In the circumstances the Mahindra SLPL 2013 will not take place.

Sri Lanka National Squad for the 1st & 2nd ODI against South Africa

The Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket at its meeting held on 17th July 2013, selected the following 15 member squad to represent the National Team for the 1st & 2nd ODI matches against South Africa to be played on the 20th and 23rd July 2013. The Hon.  Minister of Sports has been approved the following squad. Dinesh Chandimal – Captain Lahiru Thirimana – Vice Captain T M Dilshan Upul Tharanga Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardene Angelo Perera Jehan Mubarak Rangana Herath Sachithra Senanayake Ajantha Mendis Lasith Malinga Shamindra Eranga Thisara Perera Suranga Lakmal

ACC U23 Tournament to be held in Singapore: 15th Aug 2013 to 26th August 2013

At a Selection Committee meeting held , the following decisions were made by the National Selectors with regard to the Squad for the ACC U 23 tournament to be held in Singapore. 1.    Kithruwan Vithanage (Captain) 2.    Shehan Jayasuriya (Vice Capt) 3.    Niroshan Dickwella 4.    Udara Jayasundara 5.    Danushka Gunathillake 6.    Romesh Buddhika 7.    Kusal Mendis 8.    Akila Dhananjaya 9.    Amila Aponso 10.  Maduka Liyanapathiranage 11.  Lahiru Jayaratne 12.  Kasun Madushanka 13.  Lahiru Madushanka 14.  Chathuranga Kumara 15.  Charith Jayampathi This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.

Presidents XI Squad for the Practice Game vs Visiting South African Team

At a Selection Committee meeting held, the following decisions were made by the National Selectors with regard to the Squad for the Practice game v Visiting South African National Team on 17th July 2013 at Colts Cricket Grounds Colombo. 1.     Kusal Janith 2.     Dimuth Karunaratne 3.     Mahela Udawatte 4.     Dinesh Chandimal (Captain) 5.     Angelo Perera 6.     Sachithra Serasinghe 7.     Chathuranga De Silva 8.     Jehan Mubarak 9.     Thisara Perera 10.  Dhammika Prasad 11.  Vimukthi Perera 12.  Madura Lakmal 13.  Seekuge Prasanna 14.  Ashan Priyanjana Please be kind to send your representative to cover this event and give maximum exposure in your esteemed Media.

Inquiry against Mr. A.R.M. Aroos

15/07/13 Further to the earlier Press Release on 11th of July 2013, the following Eminent legal personalities met at SLC on Saturday 13th July 2013 and the commenced the work on the inquiry into the allegations leveled against Mr. A.R.M Aroos. Mr. R.J. De Silva, Mr. Kalinga Indatissa PC, Mr. Kapila Liyanagamage, Mr. Chinthaka Rankothge  is the prosecuting Officer. The statement from the complainant Ms. Shahikala Siriwardane was recorded by the committee. She will be called upon again to give evidence after her tour to Ireland for the ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifiers which begins on the 20th of July 2013 and goes on until the 2nd of August 2013. The above disciplinary committee will forward their findings to the executive Committee before… Read More →

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2013

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce, that South Africa will arrive tomorrow (Monday) in Sri Lanka on a 5 ODI & 3 T20 matches to be played from the 20th of July 2013 onwards. The world famous Proteas will go all out to beat the Lions in their homeland and it will be  explosive cricket all around in the next few weeks. South Africa who first came to Sri Lanka in 1993 under the captaincy of Kepler Wessels, are on their 3rd tour of Sri Lanka. Proteas will play in Colombo, Kandy & move on to Hambantota for the final two T20 matches on this tour. the full schedule is attached herewith. Sri Lankan cricket fans will see their hero’s take the field for… Read More →

Mathews suspended for two ODIs for slow over-rate in Trinidad

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Media Release Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has been suspended for two ODIs while his players have been fined 40-per-cent of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate during their one-wicket defeat against India in the final of the tri-series in Trinidad on Thursday. David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the suspension after Sri Lanka was ruled to be three overs short of their target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration. Mathews pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction so there was no need for a formal hearing.   In accordance with Article 2.5.2 and Appendix 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct,… Read More →

Dhoni clinches title for India in low-scoring thriller

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MS Dhoni, the India captain, hit a match-winning 45 off 52 deliveries, including 16 runs off the last over, to take India home by one wicket in the final of the Celkon Mobile Tri-Nation Series Cup on Thursday (July 11). Rangana Herath took four wickets to bring Sri Lanka back into the game after Rohit Sharma had anchored India’s chase with a stoic 89-ball 58. India survived the nervy last few overs before Dhoni unleashed himself to revive memories of the World Cup final against the same opponent two years ago. Earlier, Sri Lanka, from a comfortable 171/2, lost eight wickets for 30 runs and folded for a tame 201. Ravindra Jadeja, the most incisive with the ball on a… Read More →

Two trial matches on 14th & 15th July in Colombo

The following two team have been selected to play two 50 over Practice matches on the 14th (Sunday) & 15th (Monday) of July 2013 at R. Premadasa International Stadium starting at 10 am. Sri Lanka ‘A’                                                         Dimuth Karunaratna – Captain, Mahela Udawatte, Angelo Perera, Thilina Kandamby, Kaushal Silva, Janaka Gunaratne, Chaturanga De Silva, Faveez Maharoof, Dilruwan Perera, Dhammika Prasad, Vimukthi Perera, Madura Lakmal, Ishan Jayaratne, Malinga Bandara, Coach – Romesh Kaluwitharana Sri Lanka Combined Jehan Mubarak – Captain, Dilshan Munaweera, Chamara Kapugedara, Sachithra Serasinghe, Sameera Soysa, Ashan Priyanjana, Milinda Siriwardena, Thisara Perera, Sekuge Prasanna, Dilhara Fernando, Thilina Thushara, Lahiru Gamage, Kosala Kulasekera, Isuru Udana, Coach – Sumithra Warnakulasuriya The above 2 trial matches will be a great opportunity for the… Read More →