SLC Executive Committee Decisions – 15th August 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 yesterday. Manager – Sri Lanka ‘A’ Mr. Jayantha Seneviratne has been appointed as the Manager of the Sri Lanka ‘A’ Team for a period of one year from 1st of September 2013. The appointment of a Team Manager will ensure that Team is well maintained with regard to training, logistics, player development programmes, to ensure scheduling of practices & training are carried out efficiently & effectively by the support staff. Day Night Test Match against Pakistan After consultation and discussions with the National Team Management and support staff , and since the national team players have not practiced under lights… Read More →

Sri Lanka umpire Ponnadurai dies, aged 78

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It is great sadness that Sri Lanka Cricket announcers the demise of Umpire Mr. Selliah Ponnadurai who passed away at the age of 78 years. His remains are at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour , Borella on 16th August onwards. Cremation will be on Sunday 18th August at Borella General Cemetery at 10 am. Full Name: Selliah Ponnadurai Born: April 25,1935 Current Age: 78 years. School: St.John’s,Jaffna. Batting Type: RHB Bowling Type: RMF Umpiring Debut in Test:  Sri Lanka Vs.India at P Sara Stadium ,Sep.06-11,1985 Last Test:  Sri Lanka Vs.India at SSC ,Jul.27-Aug.01,1993 Umpired Test Matches: 03 Umpiring Debut in ODI:  Sri Lanka Vs.Australia at SSC,Apr.30,1983 Last ODI:  Sri Lanka Vs.England at R Premadasa Stadium,Mar.10,1993 Umpired Test Matches: 08 We extend our… Read More →

“No foundation to the story” – Graham Ford

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that it was surprised to see an article which read ” Graham Ford tipped to take charge at Surrey” in a local newspaper this morning. When inquired by SLC, Sri Lanka National Team Coach Graham Ford has stated,  “During the Champions Trophy I was informally asked by the Surrey CEO if I would consider their vacant position. My reply was that my SL contract finished in January 2014 and would consider all options available to me from there on. I have had no further discussions with Surrey and believe that there is no foundation to the story.” Sri Lanka Cricket wish to state that if there are any further developments, we will necessitate… Read More →

UltraTech Cement Super 4′s T 20 Tournament 2013

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that UltraTech Cement Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. has come forward to be the Title Sponsor for the Super 4′s T 20 Cricket Tournament 2013. CSN will be producing the LIVE television coverage for this tournament, and Tensports will telecast it LIVE globally. SLC is grateful to the tournament title sponsor UltraTech Cement (Pvt) Ltd. and our broadcast partners CSN and Taj Television for their support extended towards this tournament. The T20 tournament has been organized to be played from the 10th of August to the 17th of August 2013 at R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium. The winners of this tournament will go on to play in the Champions League 2013 to be held… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket Twenty20 Tournament 2013

Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that a T20 tournament has been organized to be played from the 10th of August to the 17th of August 2013. The winners of this tournament will go on to play in the Champions League 2013 to be held in India. Team 1 – Basnahira Greens Team 2 – Uthura Yellows Team 3 – Kandurata Maroons Team 4 – Ruhuna Reds   Fixture 10th Aug – Team 1 v Team 2 at RPICS Team 3 v Team 4 at RPICS 12th Aug – Team 1 v Team 3 at RPICS Team 2 v Team 4 at RPICS 14th Aug – Team 1 v Team 4 at RPICS Team 2 v Team 3 at RPICS… Read More →

Dilshan blitz bags Sri Lanka consolation win

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Tillakaratne Dilshan scored a swashbuckling 74 off 51 balls as Sri Lanka beat South Africa by six wickets in the last of the three Twenty20s, on Tuesday (Aug 6). The result not only helped avoid a 3-0 whitewash, it also ensured Sri Lanka retained its No. 1 status in Twenty20. Already down 0-2 in the series, Sri Lanka was spirited in its chase of South Africa’s 163 for 3 and eventually won with 11 balls to spare. While South Africa won the series 2-1, after losing the One-Day International series 1-4, Tuesday’s win was doubly important for Sri Lanka as a 3-0 whitewash would have pushed it down to No. 3 in the T20 rankings behind Pakistan and South Africa…. Read More →

Schedule of Sri Lanka Tour To Pakistan 2013-14

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Sri Lanka shall be playing a full cricket series against Pakistan in its return bilateral tour 2013-14, which the Pakistan Cricket Board is hosting in the United Arab Emirates – with Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah being the venues. The tour itinerary has been approved after consultation between the Pakistan Cricket Board and its Sri Lankan counterpart. The tour commences on December 7, 2013 with the arrival of the Sri Lankan squad at Dubai, and shall continue through to January 21, 2014. The rubber consists of Two Twenty20, Five ODIs and Three Test matches. Following is the complete itinerary: DATE VENUE SCHEDULE 7 December 2013 Dubai Sri Lanka team arrive 8 December 2013 TBC Pakistan v Afghanistan T20I 11 December… Read More →

South Africa seals series with 22-run win

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South Africa sealed a 22-run win over Sri Lanka in the second Twenty20 International in Hambantota on Sunday (August 4), with an all-round show, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. JP Duminy hit 30 off 23 balls and David Miller provided the fireworks with an aggressive 21-ball 36 as South Africa reached 145 for 6 after electing to take first strike in the day-night match under windy conditions. Lonwabo Tsotsobe and Morne Morkel then claimed two wickets each as Sri Lanka, the world’s top-ranked T20 side, was restricted to 123 for 7 by an impressive South African fielding display. Kumar Sangakkara played a lone hand for Sri Lanka with an attractive 39 off 35 balls, but he… Read More →

Duminy powers South Africa to 12-run win

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South Africa put its campaign in Sri Lanka back on track when it won the first of the three Twenty20 Internationals by 12 runs in Colombo on Friday (August 2) evening, having lost the One-Day International series 4-1 earlier. The hero for the South Africans was JP Duminy, who top scored with 51 in 52 balls out of a modest total of 115 for 6 after Faf du Plessis had won the toss, and then took three Sri Lankan wickets as Sri Lanka was restricted to 103 for 9, despite a strong counter-attack from Kumar Sangakkara. Sachithra Senanayake was brilliant for Sri Lanka early on as his figures read 3-0-8-3, the scalps being those of Henry Davids, Quinton de Kock… Read More →

Sri Lanka and Pakistan share trophy: ICC WWT20 Qualifiers

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The heavy overnight rain fell which made the pitches at Merrion and YMCA unplayable in the morning and final matches were abandoned. The Pakistan v Sri Lanka match was abandoned and therefore the trophy was shared, Sri Lanka finish above Pakistan in the rankings due to net run rate as both teams had won an equal amount of matches throughout the tournament. The Player of the Tournament was named as Pakistan’s Bismah Maroof, she performed excellently throughout the tournament and thoroughly deserved the award. Scores in brief: At YMCA Pakistan 112 for 5, 20 overs (Abidi 45, Maroof 35*; Gunaratne 2-7) Sri Lanka- Did not bat Match abandoned Trophy shared Final Placings 1.      Sri Lanka 2.      Pakistan 3.      Ireland 4.      Netherlands 5.      Thailand 6.      Zimbabwe 7.      Canada… Read More →

Sri Lanka Vs. South Africa 1st T20 Match Sold Out

Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that the 1st T20 match against South Africa is SOLD OUT. SLC request all ticket holders to arrive early as there will be tight security around the stadium. The match will start at 6.30pm with the Toss & the Players will take the field at 7 pm.

Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 128 runs in fifth ODI

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Sri Lanka overwhelmed South Africa by 128 runs in the fifth and final one-day international in Colombo to complete a 4-1 series defeat. Electing to bat first after winning the toss, Sri Lanka scored a challenging 307-4 in 50 overs. Dilshan hit 13 boundaries in his 110-ball innings and shared 163 runs for the second wicket with No. 3 batsman Lahiru Thirimanne (68). Sangakkara faced just 45 deliveries and hit 12 boundaries. South Africa started the run chase with promise but was dismissed for 179 in the 44th over. Captain AB de Villiers top scored with 51. Seamer Suranga Lakmal and spinner Ajantha Mendis took three wickets each. Scores: Sri Lanka 307-4 in 50 overs (T Dilshan 99, L Thirimanne… Read More →

Sri Lanka Team for the T20 Series against South Africa 2013

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Media Release The Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket at its meeting held, selected the following 15 member squad to represent the National Team for the forthcoming T20 matches against South Africa. The Hon.  Minister of Sports has been approved the following squad. Dinesh Chandimal (Captain) Lasith Malinga (Vice Captain) K J Perera T M Dilshan Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardana Angelo Mathews Lahiru Thirimana Angelo Perera Jeevan Mendis Thisara Perera Nuwan Kulasekara Suranga Lakmal Sachithra Senanayaka Ajantha Mendis

ACC Emerging Teams Cup 2013 – Fixtures

Venues : Kallang and Singapore Cricket Club, Singapore Dates : 17th – 25th August 2013 50-overs a side GROUP A GROUP B India U-23 Sri Lanka U-23 Pakistan U-23 Bangladesh U-23 Afghanistan UAE Nepal Singapore Sat, 17 Aug Singapore v Bangladesh U-23 at Kallang Afghanistan v Nepal at SCC Sun, 18 Aug India U-23 v Pakistan U-23 at Kallang Bangladesh U-23 v Sri Lanka U-23 at SCC Mon, 19 Aug Singapore v UAE at Kallang Afghanistan v Pakistan U-23 at SCC Tue, 20 Aug Sri Lanka U-23 v UAE at Kallang India U-23 v Nepal at SCC Wed, 21 Aug Singapore v Sri Lanka U-23 at Kallang Nepal v Pakistan U-23 Thu, 22 Aug Afghanistan v India U-23 at Kallang… Read More →

National Squad for the 5th ODI against South Africa

The Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket at its meeting held on 29th July 2013 selected the following 15 member squad to represent the National Team for the 5th ODI match against South Africa to be played on the 31st July 2013, The Hon.  Minister of Sports has been approved the following squad. Angelo Mathews(c) Dinesh Chandimal(vc) TM Dilshan Kusal Janith Perera Lahiru Thirimanne Kumar Sangakkara Angelo Perera Thisara Perera Suranga Lakmal Shaminda Eranga Vimukthi Perera Sachithra Senanayake Ajantha Mendis Dimuth Karunaratne Chathuranga de Silva Nuwan Kulasekara was not considered for selection since he is still recovering from an injury, Mahela Jayawardena, Lasith Malinga & Rangana Herath have been rested.