Media Advisory – On Tour Selections

SLC wishes to announce that the team selection; while the team is on tour shall be made by a Committee comprising of Team Manager and Captain in Consultation with the National Selection Committee.  The majority decision of the Manager; Captain and members of the Selection Committee shall prevail on any selection made thereof.  This decision was taken under the instructions of the Ministry of Sports in consideration of the need to form an effective and transparent selection mechanism; whilst the team is on tour. The directive will come into force with immediate effect.

Statement on Amnesty from Alex Marshall – ICC General Manager Anti-Corruption


Dubai, 28 January 2019 “As we approach the end of our 15-day amnesty period for those who previously failed to report information regarding corrupt approaches in Sri Lankan cricket, I would like to thank everyone who has come forward to share information. “We have seen a positive response with several people providing new and important information. This has assisted existing investigation and resulted in some new cases. “In the final few days, I would request the cricket fraternity to come forward and share any other information concerning corrupt conduct or approaches in the strictest of confidence and without any fear or repercussion.” Notes to editors The International Cricket Council (ICC) is holding a 15-day amnesty from 16-31 January to participants… Read More →

Sri Lanka Women’s squad to tour of South Africa 2019

Sri Lanka Womens Team

Media Release 22nd January, 2019 Minister of Sports Honorable Harin Fernando approved the below squad to take part in the upcoming Women’s National Team tour of South Africa 2019. The team will tour South Africa during the period of 29th January to 18th February, 2019 and will play 03 ODIs and 03 T20 matches. Chamari Atapattu – Captain Prasadani Weerakkody Anushka Sanjeewani Tharika Sewwandi Hasini Perera Imalka Mendis Harshitha Samarawickrema Shashikala Siriwardena Nilakshi De Silva Umesha Thimashini ( Subject to fitness) Kaveesha Dilhari Achini Kulasooriya Udeshika Probodani Inoka Ranaweera Oshadi Ranasinghe Standby Players Hansima Karunaratne Madushika Meththananda Sathya Sandeepani Inoshi Fernando Sugandika Kumari Media and Communications –Prasanna Rodrigo – Media Manager   – Sri Lanka Cricket – Contact: + 94 77… Read More →

Australia Under 19 Test Match Trophy Handing over

Australia Under 19 Test Match Trophy Handing over

Sri Lanka Under 19 team won the only 3 Day game, it played against Australia Under 19 Team during the concluded home series. This morning, Sri Lanka U19 Skipper Nipun Dananjaya handed over the Trophy; won by the team to Mr. Ashley De Silva, CEO of Sri Lanka Cricket.  The Under 19 Head Coach Hashan Thilakaratne and Team Manager Nalinda Ilangakoon also took part in the handing over of the trophy. Head of International Cricket Mr. Chandima Mapatuna was also present during the occasion.  Speaking about the Victory, Coach Hashan Thilakaratne said…………… “This is the first time, since 1985, Sri Lanka Under 19 won a test match against Australia Under 19. It’s a great achievement by the Youngsters” “I was in the… Read More →

Sri Lanka U19 Squad for the 03 Day Game vs Australia U19

Nipun Dananjay_ND Perera (L)

Media Release 09th January, 2019 Sri Lanka under 19 squad, chosen to play the 03 Day Game vs touring Australia under 19 team. The Minister of Sports Honorable Harin Fernando gave his approval to the squad. The 3 Day Match vs Australia, will commence on the 10th January, 2019 at the SSC. THE SQUAD Nipun Dananjaya – Captain – Joseph Vas College Kamil Mishara – Royal College, Colombo Gamage Sonal Dinusha – Mahanama College, Colombo Ashian Angelo Daniel – Joseph’s College, Colombo Rohan Sanjaya – Tissa Centeral College, Kalutara Dilum Sudheera Thilakarathna – Richmond College Vijayakanth Viyaskanth – Jaffna Central College Sadun Tharaka Mendis – Richmond College Chamindu Piyamal Wijesinghe – Nalanda College Ruvin Chandisa Peries – Trinity College; Kandy… Read More →

Sri Lanka Test Squad for the Australia Test Series

Sri Lanka huddle during day one of the second Test cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at  Hagley Park Oval in Christchurch on December 26, 2018. (Photo by Marty MELVILLE / AFP)

The Minister of Sports Honorable Harin Fernando approved the following 16 member squad to play the upcoming two test series vs Australia. Sri Lanka will tour Australia from 13th January to 06th February, 2019. THE SQUAD 1.) Dinesh Chandimal – Captain 2.) Dimuth Karunaratne – Vice Captain 3.) Lahiru Thirimanne 4.) Kusal Mendis 5.) Sadeera Samarawickrama 6.) Dhananjaya De Silva 7.) Roshen Silva 8.) Niroshan Dickwella 9.) Kusal Janith Perera 10.) Dilruwan Perera 11.) Lakshan Sandakan 12.) Suranga Lakmal 13.) Nuwan Pradeep 14.) Lahiru Kumara 15.) Dushmantha Chameera 16.) Kasun Rajitha

Sri Lanka “A” Team Squad for the Ireland “A” Team tour of Sri Lanka 2018/2019

Sri Lanka A Squad

Media Release 31st December, 2018 The Minister of Sports Honorable Harin Fernando approved the following 04 Day; ODI and 2 Day (Practice Game) squads to represent Sri Lanka to play against Ireland “A” Team. 04 DAY SQUAD Ashan Priyanjan – Captain Angelo Perera – Vice Captain Avishka Fernando Lahiru Milantha Hasitha Boyagoda Pathum Nissanka Shammu Ashan Kamindu Mendis Milinda Siriwardana Manoj Sarathchandra Lasith Embuldeniya Nishan Peiris Amila Aponso Nisala Tharaka Chamika Karunaratne Shehan Madushanka Mohamed Shiraz Dilesh Gunaratne ONE DAY SQUAD Upul Tharanga – Captain Milinda Siriwardana – Vice Captain Avishka Fernando Sandun Weerakkody Shammu Ashan Kamindu Mendis Shehan Jayasuriya Lasith Embuldeniya Ramesh Mendis Amila Aponso Jeevan Mendis Chamika Karunaratne Asitha Fernando Jehan Daniel Isuru Udana Ishan Jayaratne 02 DAY… Read More →

Sri Lanka ODI and T20I squad for New Zealand tour

Lasith Malinga and Team_D3S4029x

Media Release 14th December, 2018 His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena has approved the following 17 players to represent the National ODI and T20 Squad of Sri Lanka during the ongoing tour in New Zealand. Lasith Malinga – Captain Niroshan Dickwella – Vice Captain Angelo Mathews Danushka Gunathilaka Kusal Janith Perera Dinesh Chandimal Asela Gunaratne Kusal Mendis Dhananjaya De Silva Thisara Perera Dasun Shanaka Lakshan Sandakan Seekkuge Prasanna Dushmantha Chameera Kasun Rajitha Nuwan Pradeep Lahiru Kumara

Jon Lewis appointed as Sri Lanka National Batting Coach

Media Release 13th December, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the appointment of Mr. Jonathan (Jon) Lewis, as the National Batting Coach. Lewis, before taking over the SLC role, was the Head Coach of the Durham County Cricket Club. Durham, under his wings; has won the Division One County Championship (2013); Royal London One-Day Cup (2014) and also has become the runner up of the NatWest T20 Blast 2016. He will join the national team, during the ODI leg of the ongoing New Zealand tour and take over duties from Mr. Thilan Samaraweera. Lewis will remain with the team, until the end of the 2019 World Cup. “With his expertise and experience, I believe, Lewis will be able to… Read More →

Steve Rixon appointed as Sri Lanka’s fielding Coach

 Media Release 08th December, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the appointment of Mr. Steve Rixon as the national team’s fielding coach. The former Australian Cricketer, who has ‘’Coaching’’ experience behind him, will join with the National team, currently in New Zealand; starting from 24th December. 2018. “We are happy to welcome Steve into the team. I am sure; he will be able to help the team moving forward, with his expertise in the area of fielding; which is a vital component of the game” said Mr. Ashley De Silva, CEO of Sri Lanka Cricket. Rixon will work with the national team, until the end of the 2019 World Cup. In the meantime, Mr. Manoj Abeywickrema; the current fielding… Read More →

Group ‘A’ promises close encounters in Colombo

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The ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2018 – Sri Lanka leg (Group ‘A’) will commence on 7th December, Friday at two venues in Colombo. The 3rd ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2018 will be played between eight Asian countries with the five Test nations – Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan fielding their Emerging teams (11 under 23 players and four players aged above 23) along with three associate nations, UAE, Hong Kong and Oman, who will be fielding their national teams. “This is a golden opportunity for all the players, especially for the Test-playing countries. Despite playing many first-class matches, for them, this will be a different ball game.”Events & Development Manager of ACC, Sultan Rana said at a press… Read More →

An ICC Global Level 3 Coaching Course is currently underway in Sri Lanka

Participants at ICC Coach Educators and officials  of the Coach Education Unit posing for a photograph

Media Release 06th December, 2018 The International Cricket Council is currently conducting the ICC Global Level 3 Coaching Course in Sri Lanka. 24 participants are taking part in this course, while 19 of them are former national players. Ex-national players are Rangana Herath, Dhammika Prasad, Chamara Silva; Ajantha Mendis; Ravindra Pushpakumara, Chamila Gamage, Darshana Gamage, Jehan Mubarak; Gayan Wijekoon; Sajeewa De Silva; Sajeewa Weerakoon; Niroshan Bandaratilleke; Saman Jayantha; Muthumudalige Pushpakumara; Sachith Pathirana; Thilina Kandamby; Malinda Warnapura and Indika De Seram The 06-day course, which commenced on the 06th December, 2018 is organized by the Coach Education Unit of Sri Lanka Cricket and is conducted at the NCC premises. ICC Coach Educators Mr. Ziyaad Parker, Mr. Ashley Ross and Mr. Roland… Read More →