Badureliya SC clinches SLC Premier Twenty20 title

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Badureliya SC 176/4 (20) Gihan Rupasinghe 74*, Milinda Siriwardena 66, Upul Bandara 2/28, Binura Fernando 2/32 Vs SSC 166/9 (20) Chamara Kapugedara 36, Thilina Kandamby 35, Dasun Shanaka 28, Kasun Rajitha 4/26, Andy Solomans 4/32 Badureliya Sports Club innings (20 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR DNA Athulathmudali c Kandamby b Fernando 0 1 0 0 0.00 RJI Udayanga c Vandersay b Fernando 7 9 1 0 77.77 RJMGM Rupasinghe not out 74 56 6 2 132.14 WAS Niroshan† c Senanayake b Jayasena 11 12 0 1 91.66 TAM Siriwardana* c Vandersay b Jayasena 66 37 4 5 178.37 MSS Jayawickrama not out 13 5 1 1 260.00 Extras (lb 2, w 3) 5 Total (4 wickets; 20 overs) 176… Read More →

Kumar Sangakkara named cricketer of the year by Wisden

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Sri Lanka great Kumar Sangakkara has been named the cricketer of the year in the 2015 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack. Sangakkara joined India’s Virender Sehwag as the only two players to be named as Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World for a second occasion. The 37-year-old left-hand batsman and wicketkeeper won the award after a stellar 2014 that saw him score an all-time record 2,868 international runs in the calendar year, including a triple century. His feats, which added to an already brilliant career, included a man-of-the-match performance in Sri Lanka’s World Twenty20 final win over India last year. Sangakkara also scored his first Test hundred at Lord’s last season, a century that came during Sri Lanka’s Test series win over England…. Read More →

Kapila Wijegoonewardene named chairman of selectors

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that the following have been appointed to the National Selection Committee with effect from the 8th of April 2015. Kapila Wijegoonewardene – Chairman Amal Silva Brendon Kuruppu Hemantha Wickramaratne The above names were proposed by the Interim Committee and have been ratified by Hon. Navin Dissanayake Minister of Tourism & Sports.

SLPA CC wins Premier League Championship

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The Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club (SLPACC) won the Premier League Championship organised by Sri Lanka Cricket. SLPACC recorded outright victories in the first round with CCC, SSC, SARASANS and Chilaw Marians and also won by first inning with the matches between Moors and SL Army teams. SLPACC lost only to the Bloomfield in the Super Eight and recorded outright victories with Tamil Union and Baduraliya team. In the deciding math for the championship SLPA CC beat formidable NCC by 193 runs. Asahn Priyanjana and Dhanajaya De Silva made scores exceeding 700 runs in the series and spinner Malinda Pusphpakumara ended the tournament on a high note taking record breaking tally of 70 wickets in 10 wickets. Tharindu Kaushal, who completed… Read More →

ICC announces Team of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

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Brendon McCullum named captain of the side that includes five New Zealanders The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the team of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 with Brendon McCullum as its captain. McCullum was chosen as the captain following his aggressive, innovative and inspirational leadership during the 44-day tournament that was the cornerstone of his team’s progression to the final where it lost to Australia by seven wickets. In doing so, McCullum also scored 328 runs in nine matches with four half-centuries at a strike-rate of 188.50. The team was chosen by a select group of experts* who were given the task of picking a balanced side on the basis of performances in the tournament. Statistics were used… Read More →

Dominant Australia lifts World Cup for fifth time

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There is nothing Australia loves more than to strut its stuff in front of its fans. There was no shortage of support as the MCG, bursting at the seams with a record 93,013 fans in attendance, buzzed with electricity well before the toss. Decked up in their yellow tees and wearing their yellow caps with pride, Australia’s supporters prepared for a capital show from their heroes. They were not to be disappointed. In Michael Clarke’s final appearance as a One-Day International player, Australia showed its class, romping to a big win in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. New Zealand arrived in Australia hopeful of becoming the newest first-time champion. But in the space of seven hours… Read More →

Australia sets up final showdown with New Zealand

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India’s ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 campaign, colourful and vibrant and fearless, ended with a whimper on Thursday (March 26) night, allowing Australia to set up a title clash against trans-Tasman neighbours and co-host New Zealand at the MCG on Sunday. A vast majority of the packed house at the Sydney Cricket Ground seldom found its collective voice as India was conquered once again by Steve Smith, its principal tormentor in the Test series in December-January, and the scoreboard pressure that is invariably amplified on a stage as imposing as the semifinal of a World Cup. Australian fears proved unfounded as the SCG pitch held up extremely well, encouraging stroke production in the afternoon and slightly quickening up under lights. Michael Clarke hit it lucky with the coin after Mahendra Singh Dhoni called… Read More →

Elliott the hero as New Zealand makes final

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The wildest dreams of 41,279 hearts came one step closer to realisation on a blow-hot blow-wet autumn night in Auckland as New Zealand’s fire burned bright enough to overcome dogged South African opposition, the elements and the occasion. Set 298 to win on Tuesday (March 24) from 43 overs after just under two hours were lost to a rain break, New Zealand began in a new-age Brendon McCullum blaze towards glory, then fell back on its greatest traditional strength, good old-fashioned teamwork. The sum of New Zealand’s parts, on the field, with the ball and finally, gloriously, with the bat, was enough to steal a four-wicket win with one ball remaining, putting it in its first ICC Cricket World Cup final. When Grant Elliott, born in Johannesburg and cricket… Read More →

Sri Lanka ‘A’ Team Pool

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Media Release National Selectors at a meeting held selected the following 28 players  for the ODI and 4 day pool. It was decided to prune it down to 15 players each by the end of this month separately for both the ODI and 4 day format. Kusal Janith Perera Dhanushka Gunathilaka Udara Jayasundara Niroshan Dickwella Ashan Priyanjan Kithuruwan Vithanage Roshen Silva Madawa Warnapura Romesh Buddika Shehan Jayasuriya Milinda Siriwardana Sachith Pathirana Lahiru Madushanka PHT Kaushal Seekkuge Prasanna Malinga Pushpakumara Sandakan Lakshan Lahiru Gamage Nisala Tharaka Dushmantha Chameera Vishwa Fernando Kasun Madusanka Binura Fernando Nilanka Premaratne Dhananjaya De Silva Kaushal Gajasinghe Denuwan Rajakaruna Kusal Mendis

Death Notice – Mr. Kavindra Liyanage

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It is with deep regret that Sri Lanka Cricket announces the passing of Mr. Kavindra Liyanage, Secretary Tournament Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket and Treasurer of Colombo District Cricket Association. Born on 19th February 1960, Kavindra attended St John’s College, Nugegoda, Lumbini Vidyalaya & Isipathana College Colombo which he Captained the 1st XI Cricket Team in 1977/78. He was elected Secretary of Nugegoda Sports and Welfare Club in the year 1990 and held that post until his passing away. Kavindra leaves behind his wife Sriya Liyanage Son Avishka Liyanage & Daughter Charini Liyanage His mortal remains lie at 480/7, Homagama Road, Athurugiriya. Funeral will take place on Monday 23rd March at Borella Cemetery. His name would certainly go down in… Read More →

Replies to the Complaint made by Hon. Sunil Handunetti to the Commission of Bribery and Corruption

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This release is made as the complaint was released to the Media by the JVP media unit which resulted in SLC’s reputation amongst the general public being defamed. The section of answers comprise two elements namely the answers given by the Executive Committee of SLC and the answers provided by Hony. Secretary. The decision to carry out this press release was made by the Executive Committee of SLC at the meeting held on the 10th of March 2015. The sheets of answers will also be sent to the offices of the H.E The President, Hon. Prime Minister and the Hon. Minster of Sports.  

South Africa storms into semi-finals

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South Africa was bundled out of the 1992 edition, at the semi-final stage against England. Since then, despite making the knockouts in 1996, 1999, 2007 and 2011, it always found itself on the wrong side of the result. But on Wednesday (March 18) evening, AB de Villiers and his men laid those ghosts to rest in the most comprehensive of fashions. Through a steady diet of hostile pace, followed by a masterful display of guile from Imran Tahir and the wicket-to-wicket accuracy of hat-trick man JP Duminy, South Africa sent Sri Lanka sliding to 133 all out with 12.4 overs unutilised in the first quarter-final of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. South Africa wasn’t letting this one go. Quinton de Kock followed up a… Read More →