Sri Lanka Test Squad to play against England

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Media Release 26th September; 2018 Honorable Minister of Sports Faiszer Musthapa approved the below test squad to play the 3 match series against the visiting England team. Dinesh Chandimal – Captain Dimuth Karunaratne Kaushal Silva Kusal Mendis Angelo Mathews Dhananjaya De Silva Roshen Silva Dilruwan Perera Rangana Herath Malinda Pushpakumara Akila Dananjaya Suranga Lakmal Kasun Rajitha Lahiru Kumara (subject to fitness) Lakshan Sandakan Niroshan Dickwella Standby players Dushmantha Chameera Lahiru Thirimanne Jeffrey Vandersay Kusal Janith Perera Nishan Peiris

Sri Lanka ODI squad to play against England

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Media Release 26th September; 2018 Honorable Minister of Sports Faiszer Musthapa approved the below ODI squad to play the 5 match series against the visiting England team. 1 DINESH CHANDIMAL- CAPTAIN 2 UPUL THARANGA 3 SADEERA SAMARAWICKRAMA 4 NIROSHAN DICKWELLA 5 DHANANJAYA DE SILVA 6 DASUN SHANAKA 7 THISARA PERERA 8 AKILA DANANJAYA 9 DUSHMANTHA CHAMEERA 10 LASITH MALINGA 11 AMILA APONSO 12 LAKSHAN SANDAKAN 13 NUWAN PRADEEP 14 KASUN RAJITHA 15 KUSAL JANITH PERERA Standbys 1 Shehan Madushanka 2 Kusal Mendis 3 Dimuth Karunaratne 4 Suranga Lakmal 5 Jeffrey Vandersay  

Chamari, Shashikala moved up in ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings

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ICC MEDIA RELEASE ·         India, South Africa and the West Indies are within two points of each other while Sri Lanka won their first two points ·         West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor: “Having lost the first game, we had to go back to the drawing board because we know South Africa have evolved and they have been playing well over the last few years” ·         South Africa captain Dane van Niekerk: “We did not take the opportunity to go up the ladder. We need to find ways to win ODI series and a draw is not great but probably better than a loss” ·         Sri Lanka captain Chamari Athapaththu: “Between the two teams, we did not see much of a difference. We won the… Read More →

U23 Super Provincial match Summary & Points Table

Team M WO LO FW FL MT NR Points Colombo 1 1 – – – – – 18.895 Kandy 1 1 – – – – – 17.435 Galle 1 – 1 – – – – 4.815 Dambulla 1 – 1 – – – – 3.090   Colombo U23 – 379 (98.5) Akeel Ilham 83, Risith Upamal 68, Himasha Liyanage 61, Malinda Amarasinghe 51, Ayana Siriwardane 24, Vishwa Chathuranga 22, Randeera Ranasinghe 4/42, Aravinda Akurugoda 2/74 Dambulla U23 – 158 (41.5) Geeth Perera 31, Damitha Silva 23, Praveen Dilnaka 23, Asitha Gayan 22, Kaumal Nanayakkara 4/37, Savindu Peiris 3/36, Shehan Sandaruwan 2/30 & Follow on 160 (78.4) Keshan Wanniarachchi 45, Geeth Perera 33, Kaumal Nanayakkara 6/51. Lakshan Fernando 3/37 COLOMBO WON… Read More →

Sri Lanka women’s suffer narrow loss in the 1st T20 game

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Sri Lanka women’s team lost the 1st T20 played against the visiting Indian Women’s team by 13 runs with 3 balls to spare, as they were all out for 155 runs in 19.3 overs. Chasing a target of 169 to win the game, Lankans started well with Yasodha Mendis and Captain Chamari Atapattu going for a flying start. Mendis in particular was in flying form, as she raced to 32 runs from 12 balls, which included five boundaries and a six. Mendis fell in the third over, when the score was on 39. Atapattu continued, but a quick wicket on the other side saw the Lankan scoreboard reading as 41 for 2. A brief partnership between captain and Rebeca Vandort helped… Read More →

Sri Lanka squad for the Under 19 Asia Cup

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Media Release 18th September, 2018 The following Under 19 squad was approved by the Minister of Sports Honorable Faiszer Musthapa to take part in the Under 19 Asia Cup 2018 to be held in Bangladesh from 27th September to 08th October, 2018. Nipun Dananjaya – Captain Pasindu Sooriyabandara Nawod Paranavitharana Kamil Mishara Nishan Mathushka Nuwanindu Fernando Dunith Wellalage Sasika Dulshan Kalhara Senaratne Roshan Sanjaya Sadun Mendis Kalana Perera Nipun Malinga Navin Fernando Selvarasa Mathushan STANDBYS Lakshitha Madarasinghe Muditha Lakshan Vijayakantha Viyaskanth Chilan Kalindu Chamika Gunasekera

Sri Lanka Women’s T20 Squad to face India

Media Release 18th September, 2018 The 15 member women’s squad who will play the five T20I matches with the visiting Indian Women’s Team. The Minister of Sports Honorable Faiszer Musthapa gave his approval for the squad. Chamari Atapattu – Captain Yasoda Mendis Hasini Perera Shashikala Siriwardena Eshani lokusooriya Nilakshi De Silva Ama Kanchana Rebeca Vandort Kaveesha Dilhari Sripali Weerakkody Sugandika kumari Anushka sanjeewani Udeshika Prabodhini Imalka Mendis Dilani Manodara

Anti Corruption Measures – India Women’s tour of Sri Lanka

Media Release 17th September, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to state that five Indian nationals, who were witnessing the 3rd ODI match played between Sri Lanka and India Women’s team, last Sunday (16th September, 2018) was removed from the stadium. The SLC Anti-Corruption Unit; with the help of the police; removed the five individuals from the stadium, when they observed that these individuals were behaving suspiciously (excessive usage of Mobile phones). In the meantime, SLC Anti-Corruption Unit also notified the International Cricket Council of this incident. The match was played at the CMG in katunayake.  

Timely action helped avert major financial fraud – SLC’s Competent Authority

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The Competent Authority of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), Mr. Kamal Pathmasiri addressing the media on Thursday  emphasized the fact that timely action by the top brass of SLC had enabled to thwart what would have been a major financial fraud had the culprit or culprits succeeded in pulling it off. Commenting on the issue at the SSC Marquee at a press briefing to enlighten the media on the foiling of the attempted embezzlement of US $ 5.5 million of SLC’s media rights sponsorship funds due from Sony TV, Mr. Pathmasiri said, “We have been very transparent on this. I must say that the chief executive officer and chief operations officer of Sri Lanka Cricket acted very promptly to foil the… Read More →

Sri Lanka lose to Bangladesh in the first game of the Asia Cup

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Match Report Sri Lanka lost to Bangladesh in their first game in the Asia Cup 2018 played today by 137 runs; as they faltered for 124 runs, chasing a target of 261 in 50 0vers. Upul Tharanga and Kusal Mendis opened the innings for the Lankans, but Mendis was sent back quickly; when the score was on 22, then soon Tharanga, who was looking extremely good, as he made a brisk 27 from 16 balls with four boundaries and a six fell for a Mashrafe Mortaza delivery. Dhananjaya De Silva and Kusal Perera also departed early; and the Lankan scoreboard read as 4 for 38. Angelo Mathews and Dasun Shananka was trying to repair the innings, but a mix-up saw… Read More →

Akila Dananjaya to join the team

Media Release 15th September, 2018 Akila Dananjaya, who did not travel with the team for the Asia Cup, will join the team on Sunday. (16th September, 2018) He will fly to UAE tomorrow. He did not travel with the team, as he had to attend the birth of his first child.

ශ්‍රී ලංකා බංග්ලාදේශ තරගයෙන් 15වැනිදා ආසියානු කුසලාන තරගාවලිය ඇරැඹේ

ලෝක කුසලාන ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලියට පමණක් දෙවැනි වන ආසියාවේ ප්‍රධානතම එක්දින ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලිය වන “ආසියානු කුසලාන” ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලිය සෙනසුරාදා (සැප්තැම්බර් 15වැනිදා) එක්සත් අරාබි එමීර් රාජ්‍යෙය් ආරම්භ වනුයේ ශ්‍රී ලංකාව හා බංග්ලාදේශය අතර තරගයෙනි. ඩුබායි නගරයේදී සවස 5.00ට ආරම්භ වීමට නියමිත මේ තරගය දිවා – රාත්‍රි තරගයක් ලෙස පැවැත්වෙනුයේ විදුලි ආලෝකය මධ්‍යයේය.ඇන්ජලෝ මැතිව්ස් (ශ්‍රී ලංකාව) සහ මෂ්රෆි මොටාසා (බංග්ලාදේශය) මේ තරගයේදී කණ්ඩායම් දෙක මෙහෙයවති. 1984 ආරම්භ වූ ආසියානු කුසලාන ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලිය මෙවර පැවැත්වනුයේ 14 වන වතාවටය. මීට පෙර තරගාවලියන්හිදී ඉන්දියාව හයවරක්ද ශ්‍රී ලංකාව පස්වරක්ද පාකිස්තානය දෙවරක්ද කුසලාන දිනා තිබේ. මේ තරගාවලිය ආරම්භයේ සිටම එක්දින තරගාවලියක් ලෙස පැවැත්වුණු අතර 2016දී පමණක් 20-20 තරගාවලියක් ලෙස සංවිධානය කැරිණි. 2014 පැවැති අවසාන එක්දින ආසියානු කුසලාන තරගාවලියේ ශූරතාවය හිමිකරගත්තේ ඇන්ජලෝ මැතිව්ස්ගේ නායකත්වයෙන් යුත් ශ්‍රී ලංකා කණ්ඩායමයි. මෙවර… Read More →

Sri Lanka all keyed up for showpiece event – Asia Cup 2018 – Skipper Mathews

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Identifying the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) organized Asia Cup as the mega showpiece of Asian cricket that is the stage that pits the cream of Asia for trophy honours, Sri Lanka Captain Angelo Mathews said, “it is a very important tournament and today all countries are equally good. We Sri Lankans are eagerly looking forward to the 2018 edition that will commence on September 15 with Sri Lanka taking on Bangladesh in the curtain raiser. I have got the best team and do look forward to mounting a formidable challenge for the championship stakes.” Following are excerpts of the exclusive interview by the Lankan skipper to Sri Lanka Cricket’s website www.srilankacricket.lk: (Q). The traditional Asia Cup has been the illuminating cricketing… Read More →

පූර්ණ පරීක්ෂණයක් පවත්වා සත්‍ය හෙළිකරනවා – ක්‍රිකට් ආයතනටයේ නිසි බලධාරී පවසයි

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ලබන මස ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට පැමිණෙන එංගලන්ත ක්‍රිකට් කණ්ඩායමේ ශ්‍රී ලංකා සංචාරයේ රූපවාහිනි විකාශන අයිතීන් වෙනුවෙන් ක්‍රිකට් ආයතනයට අදාළ සමාගම මගින් ගෙවිමට නියමිත මුදල් ගනුදෙනුව විධිමත් ක්‍රියාදාමයක් අනුගමනය නොකර ලබාගැනීමට උත්සහ කළේ යැයි කියන සිද්ධිය සම්බන්ධයෙන් තමා ඇතුළු ක්‍රිකට් ආයතනයේ නිලධාරීන් වහා ක්‍රියාත්මක වීමෙන් පැය කිහිපයක් ඇතුළත එය වළකා ගැනීමට අවස්ථාව උදාවූයේ යැයි ක්‍රිකට් ආයතනයේ නිසි බලධාරී ක්‍රීඩා සහ පළාත් සභා අමාත්‍යාංශයේ ලේකම් කමල් පත්මසිරි මහතා සදහන් කරයි. මෙම සිද්ධිය සම්බන්ධව මාධ්‍ය දැනුවත් කිරීම සදහා ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් ආයතනයේ පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවක් අමතා ඒ මහතා එම අදහස් පළකළේය. මෙම මාධ්‍ය හමුවට ක්‍රිකට් ආයතනයේ ප්‍රධාන විධායක ඈෂ්ලි ද සිල්වා, ප්‍රධාන මෙහෙයුම් කළමණාකරු ජෙරම් ජයරත්න සහ තොරතුරු තාක්ෂණ අංශයේ ප්‍රධානී නදීෂාන් සූරියආරච්චිගේ යන මහත්වරු ද සහභාගිවූහ. එහිදී වැඩිපුර අදහස් දැක්වූ කමල් පත්මසිරි මහතා ක්‍රිකට්… Read More →