ICC Assessor at SLC ‘Level 2 Cricket Coaching Course’

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket Coaching Department’s request to the International Cricket Council (ICC) seeking International recognition for the home developed ‘Level 2 Cricket Coaching Course’ was accommodated when the ICC decided to send one of their nominated staff as an observer during the delivery of a said Course which is to be conducted in June 2015. The Education Unit of SLC Coaching Department made this application a few months ago to the ICC seeking its endorsement & classification to the existing SLC’ Level 2 Cricket Coaching Course syllabus which was developed by our own local Coaching staff who are currently assigned & working at the SLC National Coaching Department in Kettarama. The application made if successful in obtaining this… Read More →

ICC elite umpire Kumar Dharmasena holds workshop

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Media Release Kumar Dharmasena recently held a workshop for the Level I / II domestic umpires at the SLC headquarters. The ICC Elite Umpire took time to educate the umpires on the topics of  Preparation before a match,  Concentration , Improving your focus through routines, Practice makes Perfect,  Positive personal belief, Anticipate challenge, Staying calm under pressure, and overcoming set backs. Kumar also answered questions that were put forward by the participants to improve in their umpiring. The session was initiated by the Chairman Interim Committee Mr. Sidath Wettimuny.

Physical Training & Injury Prevention Work Shop

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket’s Coaching Department with the help of the Strength & Conditioning / Physiotherapy departments conducted an educational workshop for Schools Division 1, 2 & 3 Cricket Coaches at Kettarama on 3rd June 2015 on the subject Physical Training & Injury Prevention of Cricketers. The Coaches present were given an insight to what is expected from a School boy Cricketer with regard to a fitness regime which is seen as important and a necessity in today’s context of modern day age group Cricket. The program also included the education of injury prevention for Cricketers, who in today’s context plays an extensive amount of Cricket & due to fatigue succumbs to injuries more often than not due to… Read More →

Board President’s XI Match against the Pakistan Team

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Media Release A Meeting of the Selection Committee was held on 5th June 2015, at the P Sara Stadium at 1.30 p.m. to select the Team for the Board President’s XI Match against the Pakistan Team which is to be played on the 11th June 2015 at Colts Cricket Grounds. The under mentioned were selected: 1. Kaushal Silva 2. Dimuth Karunaratne 3. Upul Tharanga 4 Jehan Mubarak 5 Dinesh Chandimal – Captain 6 Milinda Siriwardene 7 Niroshan Dickwella 8 Vishwa Fernando 9 Nisala Tharaka 10 Kasun Rajitha 11 Jeffrey Vandersay 12 Dhananjaya de Silva 13 Malinda Pushpakumara 14 Binura Fernando

Local Terrestrial TV Broadcast Rights to Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that, at the meeting of  the Interim Committee held in the evening of 4th June 2015,  after having evaluated the relevant matters and documents received by SLC  and having followed the standard procedures decided to award the Local Terrestrial TV Broadcast Rights to the state owned Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation , for a period of 3 years effective from  year 2015. SLC looks forward to a successful partnership with SLRC which has accepted the award.

Pakistan names their squad for Test Series in Sri Lanka

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Chairman PCB Shaharyar Mohammad Khan has approved Pakistan Test squad for the forthcoming three-Test away series against Sri Lanka following the recommendation of the four-member selection committee headed by Haroon Rashid. In naming the Test squad, the selection committee had also consulted with the Pakistan team management including Head Coach Waqar Younis and skipper Misbah-ul-Haq. The 15-member Test squad: Mohammad Hafeez Ahmed Shehzad Shan Masood Azhar Ali (Vice-Captain) Misbah-ul-Haq (Captain) Younis Khan Asad Shafiq Haris Sohail Sarfraz Ahmed (Wicketkeeper) Yasir Shah Zulfiqar Babar Wahab Riaz Junaid Khan Imran Khan Ehsan Adil Chief Selector Haroon Rashid Quotes: “While selecting the squad, the selection committee considered the following key areas: Suitability to play in varied playing conditions; potential to perform at international… Read More →

SLC Clamps Down on Suspect Bowling Actions

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Media Release The International Cricket Council (ICC) introduced strict measures to International Cricket in the year 2014 in an effort to counter all bowlers who were believed to be having suspect bowling actions playing International Cricket. At this time SLC who have also be burdened with this same issue over the years locally also decided to clamp down on bowlers who were having an unfair advantage in delivering a ball in domestic Club & School Cricket in 2014/15. The SLC ‘Suspect Bowling Action Review Committee’ then introduced a set of protocols which monitored a bowlers action from first class Cricket to grass root level throughout the Country.The umpires who officiate in matches were informed to keep an close eye on… Read More →

Statement to the media – National Women’s Cricket

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Media Release In response to several inquiries made by the media, Sri Lanka Cricket states that, it has now received the Report which was recently submitted to the Hon. Minister of Tourism and Sports by the Committee of Inquiry appointed on 14th November 2014 by the then Minister of Sports. This Committee of Inquiry consisted of Justice N. E. Dissanayake, Retired Judge of the Supreme Court (Chairman), Ms.Tharangani Keenawinna Dissanaike, Public Trustee and Mr. S. Aloka Bandara, Director of Combined Services of the Ministry of Public Administration. The Committee of Inquiry has investigated and reported on alleged incidents of sexual harassment and improper conduct said to have been committed in 2013 and 2014 by some Officials handling Women’s Cricket. Sri… Read More →

Windies women seal T20I series with nine-wicket win

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The visiting West Indies beat Sri Lanka by nine-wickets in the third and final Women’s Twenty20 International to seal the series 2-1. Stafanie Taylor top-scored with 38 as West Indies chased down their target of 75 with 52 balls to spare. Brief Score: Sri Lanka Women 74/9 (20) Chamari Atapattu 43, Anisa Mohammed 2/7, Hayley Matthews 4/10 Vs West Indies Women 75/1 (11.2) Stafanie Taylor 38, Hayley Matthews 32* West Indies Women won by 9 wickets (with 52 balls remaining) Full Scorecard

Jonty Rhodes to arrive in Sri Lanka today

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Media Release Jonty Rhodes the former South African great will arrive today in Sri Lanka on a short stint for 10 days as a fielding coach. Jonty is here ahead of the home series against Pakistan which starts next month. Jonty Rhodes will educate the coaches apart from the national cricketers and other national, development and junior teams on the latest techniques of fielding.

Tamil Union’s Record-Breakers

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By Suresh Murugaser Tamil Union C & AC created history once again by establishing two world records and a Sri Lanka domestic record in the just-concluded Sri Lanka Premier League Season. 1). The team recorded the highest ever first-class total in one day in World cricket history, when it scored 530 runs for the loss of six wickets in its match against Sri Lanka Air Force on the 13th February this year. This was at the SLAF Grounds in Katunayake, which is by no means the smallest one in Sri Lanka. In 90 overs, the batsmen hammered 15 sixers and 62 fours in the 90 overs at the rate of almost 6 runs per over for that day. 2). Captain… Read More →