Arrival of Asian Games Gold Medal winning Sri Lanka Cricket team

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The Asian Games Gold Medal winning Sri Lanka Cricket team arrived in the country today the 05th of October 2014 on KE 473 at 4.20 am and was welcomed at the VIP terminal by Sri Lanka Cricket CEO Ashley De Silva & Head of Cricket Operations Carlton Bernadus. The Team Captain & Coach spoke to the Media present upon their arrival at the VIP Lounge and expressed their thoughts on the performance of the team during the tour.  

Under 19: Sri Lanka beat Australia by 8 wickets and clinch ODI series 3-1

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Sri Lanka’s new U19 contingent who took the rains for battling in the last two games of the five-match series made all concerned forget the loss they suffered yesterday with a much improved performance today to win the most important match of the series concluded this afternoon at the SSC sealing an dramatic 3-1 series win in their favour. Shammu Ashan breaking two good partnerships at a time the Aussies were blossoming very fast helped Sri Lanka U19 to reduce their counterparts to a total of 203 all out in 49.3 overs after Aussies opted to bat first after winning the toss. Shammu first removed Patrick McKenna who added 51 runs for the fifth wicket carrying Aussies total from woeful 41 for four to… Read More →

Asian Games: Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan to win cricket gold

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Sri Lanka won the gold medal after beating Afghanistan in the final match of Asian Games Men’s Cricket Competition played at Yeonhui Cricket Ground, Incheon on Friday. Bowled out for 133, the Sri Lankans hit back to skittle the impatient Afghan batsmen for 65 in the Twenty20 match watched by a full house at the 2,500-capacity Yeonhui field in Incheon. Leg-spinner Jeevan Mendis grabbed three wickets for 13 runs and Isuru Udana and Chaturanga de Silva chipped in with two wickets apiece as the Afghans folded up in 17.4 overs. Eight batsmen failed to reach double figures for Afghanistan, who are set to make their debut in the 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next year. It was… Read More →

Brisbane and Chennai become ICC-accredited testing centres for suspected bowling actions

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ICC Media Release The International Cricket Council (ICC) yesterday announced that Cricket Australia’s National Cricket Centre in Brisbane and the Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai have been accredited as testing centres for suspected illegal bowling actions. The two centres join Cardiff Metropolitan University as testing facilities for players reported in international cricket under the ICC Regulations for the Review of Bowlers reported with Suspected Illegal Bowling Actions. The two facilities were assessed against a range of criteria, including having an indoor area large enough to allow a player to bowl off his or her normal full run-up; a motion analysis system with a minimum of 12 high speed cameras capable of producing three-dimensional data, suitably qualified personnel, experienced in using such… Read More →

Under 19: Sri Lanka squad for 5th and 6th ODI’s against Australia

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At a Selection Committee meeting held the following selections were made by the Junior National Selectors with regard to the Squad for the 5th and 6th ODI (replay of the 2nd OD which was washed out due to rain) of the Australia Under 19 tour of Sri Lanka. 1.      Chamika Karunarantne  – Captain           -           Royal College 2.      Kaveen Bandara                                       -           D.S Senanayake College 3.      Shammu Ashan                                       -           Ananda College 4.      Pathum Madushanka                               -           St. Josephs College 5.      Rashmika Opatha                                     -           St. Thomas College 6.      Kamindu Mendis                                      -           Richmond College 7.      Saveen Nanayakkara                              -           Richmond College 8.      Tiran Dhanapala                                      -           Royal College 9.      Akil Inham      … Read More →

Sri Lanka Men’s through to the Asian Games T20 Finals

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The Sri Lankan men’s T20 team have qualified for the finals of the cricket competition in the 17th Asian Games in Korea by winning the coin toss for the result. Bangladesh, sent in to bat in overcast conditions, recovered from 59/3 in 11 overs when rain hit the Yeonhui cricket field to ruin the rest of the Twenty20 game. Sri Lanka will meet Afghanistan in Friday’s gold medal clash, while Bangladesh were left to play Hong Kong for the bronze.

SLC Coaching Workshop by Dr. Ferdinands

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Media Release A  Coaching Workshop conducted by Dr. Ferdinands (International Cricket Coaching Consultant) will be held on the 6th of October to 12th October  2104 at the National Training Center , Max Academy RPICS organized by the National Coaching Department of SLC. Dr. Ferdinands will cover subjects on the lines of Spin Bowling, and will also cover biomechanics in the area of fast bowling & batting. This programme will be beneficial for National Coaching Department Staff / Premier Club Coaches & SLC Contracted Players. Dr. Ferdinands is an international cricket coaching consultant, having a specialist research background in cricket biomechanics, supported by cricket playing and professional coaching experience. A former first-class cricketer, Dr Ferdinands is currently appointed as a technical coach at the… Read More →

Under 19: Avishka Fernando help Sri Lanka take series lead against Australia

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A blistering knock of 127 off 103 balls from top-order batsman Avishka Fernando of St. Sebastian College, Moratuwa helped Sri Lanka Juniors beat Australia Under-19 by 80 runs in the 4th Youth one day match which took place at Colts grounds in Colombo today. Avishka became the first player to score a century in this five match series. The junior Lions posted 278 for the loss of seven wickets and bowled out Australia for 198 with 29 deliveries to spare.  Right arm fast bowler Keshan Wijeratne had an impressive match bag of 4 for 38, Charith Asalanka had figures of 3 for 32. The first two games ended in no results and Sri Lanka won the third game by 23 runs.  The… Read More →

Demise of Senior Journalist Bernie Wijesekara

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It is with great sadness that we at Sri Lanka Cricket received the news of the demise of Senior Journalist Bernie Wijesekara. Bernie was a very senior journalist who used his vast knowledge of the game that he possessed for the betterment of Cricket in our country. Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to convey its condolences to the family of late Mr. Wijesekara. May the Turf lie gently over him.

Under 19: Sri Lanka squad for 4th One Day against Australia

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Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held the following selections were made by the Junior National Selectors with regard to the Squad for the 4th Youth One Day of the Australia Under 19s tour of Sri Lanka. 1.      Chamika Karunarantne  – Captain            -        Royal College 2.      Charith Asalanka – Vice Captain             -           Richmond College 3.      Wanidu Hasaranga                                    -           Richmond College 4.      Pathum Madusanka                                  -           St. Josephs College 5.      Dineth Thimodya                                      -           St. Peters College 6.      Kavindu Mendis                                       -           Richmond College 7.      Saveen Nanayakkara                               -           Richmond College 8.      Kaveen Bandara                                       -           D S Senanayake College 9.      Ravindu Thilakaratne                              -           St. Thomas College 10.  Asitha Fernando                                   … Read More →

Demise of Srinath Silva – Executive Committee Member SLC

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It is with profound sorrow that we inform you of the demise of Mr. Srinath Silva – Executive Committee member and Chairman Umpires Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket who passed away peacefully today at a private hospital. Mr. Srinath Silva was the President of the Catamarans Sports Club. Mr. Srinath Silva Played for Prince of Wales College from 1962-65, Moratuwa SC 1965-74, Colts CC 1974-76, Saracens SC 1976-79. Remains lie at 36/39, Watson Peiris (New Galle Road), Moratuwa. Cortege leaves residence at 4.00 p.m. on (Thursday) 02nd October for Suduwella methodist Church, Moratuwa. Funeral will take place at Moratumulla Methodist Church Cemetery at 5.00 p.m. on the same day.

Sri Lanka Under 19 beat Australia by 23 runs

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Sri Lanka’s under 19 cricket team claimed a 1-0 series lead over the Australia under 19 team after beating the visitors by 23 runs in the 3rd One Day played at Colombo. Sri Lanka posted 240 for nine in their 50 overs and defended the score bowling out the tourists for 217 with 11 deliveries to spare. For Sri Lanka Wicket-keeper Pasindu Isira top scored with a half century while Hasaranga De Silva contributed with 43 runs. spinner Damith Silva had an impressive match bag of 4 for 36, Ravindu Tillakaratne had figures of 2 for 30. Full Scorecard Brief Scores: Sri Lanka U-19 240/9 (50 overs) (T. Isira 50, A. Fernando 41, W. Hasaranga 43, D. Silva 25*, S. Grimwade 3/40) Australia… Read More →

Under 19: 2nd One Day rescheduled for 4th October

Media Release Please be informed as per the discussion SLC had with both Managers [Sri Lanka and Australia U19 Teams], it has been agreed to re-schedule the 2nd One day match at RPICS, that was abounded due to inclement weather that prevailed during the period. Accordingly a decision has been taken to play the match on 4th October 2014 at the Sinhalese Sports Club grounds. This gesture by both teams provides an opportunity for the players to horn their skills.

WP North win Prima Inter Provincial U-15 cricket title

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Defending champions Western Province North beat Southern Province by 50 runs under the D/L Method to win the Inter Provincial U-15 Prima Cup 2014 at the SSC on Saturday. Scores: Southern 191 all out in 43.3 overs (Supun Kavinda 32, Ravindu Sanjana 69, Kavindu Ediriweera 38; Jehan Daniel 3/36, Sanjula Illangathilaka 3/31, Nipun Samarasinghe 2/42) WP North 139 for 2 wkts in 26.5 overs (Dushan Hettige 64, Suhanya Wijewardena 25, Sanjula Abeywickrama 44 n.o.).