ප්‍රථම ටෙස්ට් තරගය ජය-පැරැදුමින් තොරව කෙළවර වේ

Players from Bangladesh and the Sri Lanka congratulate one another at the end of the fifth and final day of the first cricket Test,  which ended in a draw, between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on February 4, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN

  බංග්ලාදේශයේ චිතගොං හි පැවැති ශ්‍රී ලංකා-බංග්ලාදේශ ප්‍රථම පස්දින ටෙස්ට් ක්‍රිකට් තරගය ඉරිදා (04) සවස නිමාවට පත්වූයේ ජය පරාජයෙන් තොරව ය.  බංග්ලාදේශය මුල් ඉනිමේදී ලබාගත් ලකුණු 513ට පිළිතුරු ලෙස ශ්‍රී ලංකාව කඩුලු නවයකට ලකුණු 713ක් ලබාගත් අතර, තරගයේ අවසාන දින නියමිත වේලාවට පැයකට කළින් තරගය නතර කරන විට බංග්ලාදේශය දෙවන ඉනිම සඳහා කඩුලු 05ක ට ලකුණු 307ක් ලබා සිටියේ ය. සිව්වන දින (03) තරගය නිම වනවිට ශ්‍රී ලංකාව මුල් ඉනිමේ ලකුණු 200ක් ඉදිරියෙන් සිට බංග්ලාදේශ දෙවන ඉනිමේ ප්‍රබලම කඩුලු තුනක් ලකුණු 81ක ට දවා, මේ තරගයෙන් ජය ලබන තත්ත්වයකට පත් ව සිටියේ ය.  එහෙත්, පස්වන දින උදෑසන බංග්ලාදේශ ඉනිමේ සිව්වන කඩුල්ලට මොමිනුල් හක් (105) සහ ලිටන් දාස් (92) ලකුණු 180ක සබඳතාවක් තබා ගනිමින් ශ්‍රී ලංකා අපේක්ෂා බිඳ දැමූහ.  ශ්‍රී ලංකා… Read More →

Bangladesh force a draw

Bangladesh wicketkeeper Liton Das (R) tries to take a catch to dismiss Sri Lanka cricket captain Dinesh Chandimal (L) during the fourth day of the first cricket Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on February 3, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN

Sri Lanka would be ruing three decisive chances that went a begging difficult as they were as Bangladesh battled from an overnight 81 for 3 to 307 for 5 wickets to salvage a draw on the final day of the first Test at the Chittagong Stadium. The first was off Mominul Haque when he was on 71 when he under edged Rangana Herath to wicket-keeper Niroshan Dickwella who could not hold on to the catch. Haque went on to score 105 becoming the first Bangladesh batsman to score twin centuries in test cricket history. The next one was also a grinder off Liton Das when on 62 which Kusal Mendis at short midwicket grassed. Das went on to score 94…. Read More →

Trio of centurions mount Lankan run harvest of 713/9 decl. in thrust for victory

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The trio of centurions in Kusal Mendis n(196), Dhananjaya De Silva (173) and Roshane Silva (109) proved to be a golden harvest of runs in Sri Lanka’s massive 713 for 9 wickets declared in reply to Bangladesh’s first innings total of 513. The magical three figure marks by the young threesome indeed ignited Sri Lanka’s thrust into a firm launching pad to push for victory in the first Test at the end of the penultimate day’s play with a formidable 200-run lead to push for victory. Bangladesh had wilted under pressure at 81 for 3 setting up an expectant intense finish on the final day tomorrow at the Chittagong Stadium, Bangladesh. Remarkably, the Lankans translated into a flood of runs… Read More →

Online sale of tickets for ‘Nidahas Trophy 2018’ has now commenced

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Media Release 2nd February, 2018 The online sale of tickets for the Tri-nation T20 Series ‘’Nidahas Trophy 2018’ has now commenced and fans can purchase tickets via Bookmyshow.com Tickets can be purchased for all the matches of the tri-series, except for the finals, which is set to take place on the 18th March, 2018. Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh will play in the tournament while the fixture, will see the 3 countries playing seven (7) T20s. The Tri-Series will commence on the 6th March, 2018 and will be played at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium. Fans also can buy tickets from the SLC headquarters and the RPIC ticket counter starting from 22nd February. Tickets are sold under 5 categories,… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket to inculcate a culture of sound nutrition and fitness regime among domestic cricketers

Sri Lanka Cricket to inculcate a culture of sound nutrition and fitness regime among domestic cricketers

Media Release 01st February, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket is focusing on inculcating a culture of a sound nutrition and fitness regime across the first class and emerging cricket players in Sri Lanka, in order to produce cricketers, who can consistently perform at the highest level of the game. Rob Chave, SLC’s Manager of Physical Performance who is operating from the High Performance Center in Kettarama says in order to realize the objective, SLC is currently working towards encouraging the Premier and Emerging Cricket Clubs in the country to adopt a squad and individual player focused fitness and nutrition regimes.  “This kind of a system will help to build a player with the right endurance, strength and body composition, which in-turn… Read More →

Bloomfield and Army in thrilling tie; No result CCC-Badureliya, Moors-Tamil Union

MAJOR LEAGUE PLATE TOURNEY: The Bloomfield versus Army encounter ended in a thrilling tie in the Major League Plate Tournament at Moors grounds, Braybrooke Place last week. Two other matches on the cards between CCC and Badureliya and Moors versus Tamil Union were drawn. Put in to bat, Bloomfield made 163 to which Army replied with 171. In the second innings Bloomfield totalled 206. Set 199 to win, Army fell short by one run when No.10 batsman W.M. Madushanka was stumped off the bowling of R.T.M. Mendis for 5. Highlights of the match were Army’s K.D.V. Vimukthi having a match bag of 10 wickets for 127 runs and Bloomfield batter K.P.N. Karunanayake scoring 91 of  124 balls inclusive of 10… Read More →

SSC, Chilaw Marians CC, Ragama CC and Colts CC on song

MAJOR LEAGUE SUPER 8S: SSC, Chilaw Marians CC, Ragama CC and Colts CC were on song winning their respective matches in the Sri Lanka Cricket Major League Inter-Club Tier ‘A’ cricket Super 8 matches last week. SSC routed Ports Authority CC by innings and 82 runs, Chilaw Marians CC brushed aside Saracens by a massive 244 runs, Ragama CC got the better of   NCC by five wickets and Colts beat BRC by three wickets. The highlights were Chilaw Marians Sachithra Serasinghe’s consistent run making striking 109 and 87 in becoming the season’s leading run accumulator with an aggregate of 786. His teammates B.O.P. Fernando made 112 and off spinner Malinda Pushpakumara had a match bag of 9 wickets for 144… Read More →

බංග්ලාදේශය පරදා ශ්‍රී ලංකාව තුන්කොන් ක්‍රිකට් සූරතාව දිනාගනී

Sri Lankan cricketer Akila Dananjaya (C) celebrates after the dismissal of Bangladeshi cricketer Mehedi Hasan Miraz during the Final One Day International (ODI) match in the Tri-Nations Series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the Sher-e-Bangla national cricket stadium in Dhaka on January 27, 2018.  / AFP PHOTO / -

බංග්ලාදේශයේ පැවැති තුන්කොන් ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලියේ සූරතාව ශ්‍රී ලංකාව පහසු ආකාරයෙන් දිනාගත්තේ සෙනසුරාදා (29) අවසන් මහා තරගයේදී සත්කාරක බංග්ලාදේශය ලකුණු 79කින් පරාජයට පත්කරවමිනි. ශ්‍රී ලංකාව මේ ජයග්‍රහණය අත්කර ගත්තේ කාසියේ වාසිය දිනා, මුලින් පන්දුවට පහරදී ඕවර 50 අවසානයේ ලකුණු 221ක් ලබා, පසුව ඕවර 41.1ක දී බංග්ලාදේශ කණ්ඩායම ලකුණු 142ක ට දවාලමිනි. මෙම තුන්කොන් ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලියේ දී ශ්‍රී ලංකාව පිට පිට ම ලැබූ තෙවන ජයග්‍රහණය මෙය වේ.  මේ තරගයට පෙර සිම්බාබ්වේ කණ්ඩායම කඩුලු පහකින් ද, බංග්ලාදේශය කඩුලු දහයකින් ද මුල් වටයේ දී පරාජය කළ ශ්‍රී ලංකාව, අවසාන මහා තරගයේ දී ද ලකුණු 79ක පහසු ජයග්‍රහණයක් ලබා ගනිමින් පෙන්නුම් කළේ නැවත වතාවක් ශ්‍රී ලංකා පිල තම පැරැණි, සුපුරුදු දක්ෂතාවලට පැමිණෙන බවකි. කණ්ඩායම අවසාන තරග තුනේදී ම පන්දුවට පහරදීම, පන්දු යැවීම, පන්දු රැකීම යන… Read More →

Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 79 runs to lift Tri Nation Trophy

Sri Lankan cricketers celebrate winning the title of the Tri-Nations Series after biting Bangladesh by seventy Nine (79 runs) in the final one day International (ODI) match at the Sher-e-Bangla national cricket stadium in Dhaka on January 27, 2018.   / AFP PHOTO / -

Sri Lanka produced another clinical all-round display to defeat Bangladesh by 79 runs in the final of the Tri Nation Series at Mirpur, Dhaka today. Having posted 221 in 50 over’s after winning the toss, Sri Lanka bowled out Bangladesh for 142 in 41.1 over’s. Winning the toss and batting was the ideal championship thrust for the Lankans with opener Upul Tharanga firing upfront with a composed top score of 56 off 99 balls. His knock was packed with 5 boundaries. Despite losing Dhanushka Gunathilaka with the total on 8, Tharanga found an able ally in Kusal Mendis who shrugged form blotches in putting the Bangladeshi bowling attack to the sword for an 8-ball 28 packed with 3 sixes and… Read More →

ශ්‍රී ලංකාව විශිෂ්ට ජයග්‍රහණයකින් අවසාන මහා වටයට තේරේ

Sri Lanka Cricketer Thisara Perera (R) celebrates after dismissal of Bangladeshi batsman Sabbir Rahman during the sixth One Day International (ODI) match in the Tri-Nations Series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the Sher-e-Bangla national Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on 25 January, 2018 / AFP PHOTO / -

ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් කණ්ඩායම බංග්ලාදේශයේ පැවැත්වෙන තුන්කොන් ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලියේ අවසාන මහා තරගයට බ්‍රහස්පතින්දා (25) සුදුසුකම් ලබාගත්තේ බංග්ලාදේශය කඩුලු දහයකින් පරාජය කර විශිෂ්ට අයුරින් ජහග්‍රහණයක් අත්කර ගනිමිනි. බංග්ලාදේශය ඕවර 24ක දී සියලු ක්‍රීඩකයන් දැවී ලබාගත් ලකුණු 82ට පිළිතුරු ලෙස ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ඕවර 11.5ක දී කිසිදු පිතිකරුවකු නොදැවී ලකුණු 83ක් රැස්කර මේ තරගයෙන් ජය ලැබුවේ තවත් ඕවර 38.1ක් ඉතිරිව තිබියදී ය.  බංග්ලාදේශ ඉනිම ආරම්භයේදී ම ආරම්භක පිතිකරුවන් දෙදෙනා, ටඩිම් ඉක්බාල් (05), අනමුල් හක් (00) සහ අංක පහ පිතිකරු, මහ්මුදුල්ලා (07) දවාලමින් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට ඉතා හොඳ ආරම්භයක් ලබාගත් ආරම්භක පන්දු යවන සුරංග ලක්මාල් තරගයේ වීරයා ලෙස නම් කැරිණි. බංග්ලාදේශය ලැබූ ලකුණු 82ක පහසු ඉලක්කය කරා යාමට ශ්‍රී ලංකා ආරම්භක පිතිකරුවන් දෙදෙනා, ධනුෂ්ක ගුණතිලක සහ උපුල් තරංග පැමිණි අවස්ථාවේ, මොවුන් එම සීමාව පසු කළේ… Read More →

Sri Lanka stun Bangladesh by 10 wickets to storm into Tri-Nation Series final

Sri Lanka Cricketer Lakmal (2R) celebrates after the dismissal of Bangladeshi batsman Anamul Haque during the sixth One Day International (ODI) match in the Tri-Nations series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the Sher-e-Bangla national Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on 25 January,  / AFP PHOTO / -

Sri Lanka stormed into the Tri-Nation Series final stunning tournament favourites Bangladesh by 10 wickets in a turnaround of the Tri-Nation Series at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka. It was the Lankans most facile ODI triumph in history over its opponents setting up a much looked to final between the two sides on Saturday at the same venue. Sri Lanka shrugged off injury handicaps in a fire power all-round display having decimated Bangladesh for 82 in 24 overs before knocking off the required 83 runs for victory in just 11.5 overs. It was the host’s lowest ODI total against the Lankans. At the centre of the destruction was Sri Lankan pace bowler Suranga Lakmal who unleashed a lethal… Read More →

සුපිරි අට (සුපර් එයිට්) සහ පළඟ (ප්ලේට්) තරග ඇරැඹේ

ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් ආයතනය මෙහෙයවන මේජර් ලීග් තරගාවලියේ හොඳම කණ්ඩායම් අට සහභාගිවන ‘සුපිරි අට’ (සුපර් එයිට්) තරගාවලිය ජනවාරි 25 සිට පෙබරවාරි 18 දක්වා සති හතරක සති අන්තයන් තුල සිව්දින තරග ලෙස රෝස ක්‍රිකට් පන්දුවෙන් පැවැත්වේ. මේජර් ලීග් තරගාවලියට සහභගි වූ කණ්ඩායම් 14න් සුපිරි අටට නොතේරුණු කණ්ඩායම් හය ජනවාරි 26 සිට පෙබරවාරි 11 දක්වා පළඟ (ප්ලේට්) තරගාවලියට සහභාගි වනු ඇත. ජනවාරි 25 සිට පැවැත්වෙන සුපිරි අට තරගාවලියට සහභාගී වන කණ්ඩායම් අට වන්නේ, එස්. එස්. සී, ශ්‍රී ලංකා වරාය අධිකාරිය, රාගම, එන්. සී. සී., කෝල්ට්ස්, බී. ආර්. සී., සරසන්ස් හා හලාවත මේරියන්ස්ය.  ජනවාරි 25 -28 දක්වා සති අන්තයේ දී එස්. එස්. සී. සහ වරාය අධිකාරිය අතර තරගය ඕවල් ක්‍රීඩාංගණයේත්, රාගම ක්‍රිකට් සමාජය හා එන්. සී. සී. තරගය කෝල්ට්ස් පිටියේත්, කෝල්ට්ස් හා බි…. Read More →

Major League Super 8s kick off tomorrow

Super 8 Teams

The Major League Tier A Tournament gives way to the more absorbing Super 8s Tournament that will mark Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) accentuation on four-day pink ball domestic cricket commencing today Thursday. Significantly the advent of four-day domestic cricket is expected to be an upswing to upgrading the standard so as to optimise its international cricket. Accordingly, the second phase will see the cream of teams in the fray. SSC, the Group A leaders will take on SL Ports Authority fourth placed in Group B at the   P. Saravanamuththu Stadium commencing tomorrow Thursday. Other matches commencing the same day will see second placed Ragama CC in Group A take on NCC who are third placed in Group B at Colts… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket to offer domestic player contracts for 103 First Class Cricketers

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