Under 19: Pant helps India beat England

Top-order batsmen made it count as India Under-19 stretched their unbeaten run to three matches after outplaying England colts by 20 runs in the tri-series youth cricket ODI here on Tuesday. Brief Scores India Under-19: 261 all out in 50 overs (Rishabh Pant 71, Himanshu Rana 50; Mason Crane 3/51) v England Under-19: 241 all out in 49.3 overs (George Barlett 70, Dan Lawrence 55; Mayank Dagar 3/27, Rahul Batham 3/24). Result: India Under-19 beat England Under-19 by 20 runs

Asian Cricket Council Center of Excellence


ACC Media Release The Asian Cricket Council is delighted to announce a milestone, in its  history of over three decades, in establishing an ACC Center of Excellence in Dharamshala, India. This Center of Excellence will be housed in the Dharamshala Cricket Facility. The President of the ACC, Mr.Sidath Wettimuny said “This will be a significant move in the effort of making the ACC a more dynamic, vibrant and robust body, which will help rapidly promote & develop the sport of cricket in the Asian region.   We are deeply appreciative and grateful to the BCCI & HPCA for allowing the ACC to use this stunning Cricket Facility in Dharamshala.” The Hon. Secretary of BCCI Mr. Anurag Thakur said “I am very… Read More →

Under 19: Sri Lanka beat England by 52 runs

Charith Asalanka

England Under 19 suffered their second consecutive defeat as Sri Lankan juniors led by Charith Asalanka’s all-round performances beat them by 52 runs in their Tri-Nation match played at R. Premadasa International Stadium on Monday. Brief Scores Sri Lanka U19 – 191 all out in 49.1 overs: Charith Asalanka 48, Sammu Ashan 38, Brad Taylor 4/34, Mason Crane 2/38, Ben Green 2/20. England U19 – 139 all out in 38.3 overs: Jack Burnham 32, Haseeb Hammed 20, Ryan Davies 28, Damith Silva 2/38, Wanindu Hasaranga 2/22, Kamindu Mendis 1/15, Charith Asalanka 1/21. England  U19 will take on India U19 tomorrow (15th Dec) at R Premadasa and Sri Lanka U19s will next take on India U19 on 17th December also n at R. Premadasa… Read More →

New Zealand eases to big win


Wagner strikes telling blows as Sri Lanka is bowled out for 282 to go down by 122 runs New Zealand coasted to a 122-run victory over Sri Lanka on the fifth day of the first Test in Dunedin, bowling out the visitor for 282 in its chase of 405 on Monday (December 14) at the University Oval. After Brendon McCullum’s second-innings declaration at 267 for 3, Sri Lanka had more than five sessions to reach its target, but had lost three wickets before close of play on the fourth day. Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews resumed the fifth morning – which began a half hour early to make up time lost due to rain breaks on Sunday – on 109 for 3, 296 runs… Read More →

Rain hampers New Zealand push for victory


Sri Lanka ends fourth day of Dunedin Test at 109/3, still 296 away from what would be an epic win Tim Southee took two wickets as New Zealand tightened the screws on Sri Lanka on the fourth day of the first Test between the two teams on Sunday (December 13), but rain threatened to derail its victory march.Brendon McCullum set the stage for a tantalising conclusion at Dunedin’s University Oval with a declaration that offered Sri Lanka more than five sessions to reach a 405-run target. But Sri Lanka’s response was disrupted by three stoppages as southerly squalls swept across the ground. Further showers are forecast for the final day. At stumps on the fourth day, with an hour’s play… Read More →

Under 19: Amandeep’s century leads India to narrow win

Amandeep Khare

A century from Amandeep Khare laid the platform for India Under-19 to wrap up a four-run D/L win over Sri Lanka Under-19 at the R Premadasa Stadium. Batting first, India colts scored 284 for seven in 50 overs with Amandeep scoring 102 off 98 balls. In reply Sri Lanka managed 250 for five after their revised victory target was set at 255 in 47 overs. Brief Scores: India 284/7 (Amandeep Khare 102, Washington Sundar 77, Asitha Fernando 3/54) Sri Lanka (Revised target 255) 250/5 in 47 overs (Avishka fernando 75, Charith Asalanka 74, rahul Batham 2/32). India won by 4 runs via D/L method.

Black Caps extend their advantage to 308 runs


New Zealand made significant strides by the end of the third day’s play in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Dunedin, stretching its lead to 308 runs at the University Oval on Saturday (December 12). Sri Lanka was bowled out for 294, a deficit of 137 runs, in its first innings, before New Zealand ended the day at 171 for 1, with Tom Latham (72) and Kane Williamson (46) accompanying each other at the close. During the course of his unbeaten 82-ball knock, Williamson joined the elite 1000 runs-a-year club, bringing up the milestone in style by driving Rangana Herath to the mid-off boundary. England’s Alastair Cook and Joe Root, and Australia’s David Warner and Steve Smith are the only other… Read More →

Under 19: Sri Lanka, India, England Tri-Series kicks off at R. Premadasa


The Under-19 Tri-Nation Cricket Tournament played among hosts Sri Lanka, India and England commenced at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo today (11). England Under-19s were beaten by India in their opening game in the Sri Lankan Tri-Series in Colombo. India Under-19s 254 for 7 in 34 overs (Sarfaraz 84, Anmolpreet 56, Green 3-28) beat England Under-19s 159 for 9 in 29 overs (Lawrence 55, Lomror 4-10) by 86 runs (D/L method) India play Sri Lanka in the second game of the tournament tomorrow, with England’s next match against the hosts on Monday.

ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 schedule announced


58 men’s and women’s matches to be played at eight venues from 8 March to 3 April; Mumbai and New Delhi to stage semi-finals while Kolkata to stage finals. The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday announced the groups and schedule of the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016, which will be staged across eight venues in India from 8 March to 3 April. A total of 58 tournament matches, including 35 men’s matches and 23 women’s matches, will be played in the 27-day tournament in Bengaluru, Chennai, Dharamsala, Kolkata, Mohali, Mumbai, Nagpur and New Delhi. New Delhi and Mumbai will host the semi-finals on 30 and 31 March, respectively, while Eden Gardens in Kolkata will be the venue of the… Read More →

Chandimal, Karunaratne hold firm for Sri Lanka


Dinesh Chandimal and Dimuth Karunaratne spearheaded Sri Lanka’s fightback on the second day of the first Test against New Zealand in Dunedin on Friday (December 11). At stumps, Sri Lanka was 197 for 4 with Chandimal on 83 not out and Kithuruwan Vithanage on 10 not out. After the New Zealand innings wrapped up early on Friday for 431, the pair came together with Sri Lanka at 29 for 2 after Kusal Mendis and Udara Jayasundera fell early. Karunaratne and Chandimal put on 122 together, negotiating their way to 100 in the 45th over, just before tea. The middle session produced only 65 runs, but the pair used that period to consolidate. As the pitch flattened in the final session,… Read More →

ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 to be launched in Mumbai on Friday

Sri Lanka won the ICC World Twenty20 2014 in Bangladesh

The ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 will be launched at the St Regis hotel in Mumbai on Friday, 11 December, at 1200 (India time). The event will be attended by ICC Chairman Mr Shashank Manohar, ICC Chief Executive Mr David Richardson and BCCI Secretary Mr Anurag Thakur. Following the unveiling of the groups, schedule and other event-related details, there will be a panel discussion, which will also involve India batsmen Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane, and will be emceed by former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar. WHAT: Groups and match schedule announcement of ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 WHEN: Friday, 11 December, at 1200 (India time) WHERE: Ballroom 1 & 2, St Regis hotel, near Palladium, Lower Parel WHO: ICC Chairman Mr… Read More →

A smashing sight, unveiled by the Fire Boys of Vauxhall Street


If passing through Vauxhall Street in the evening, you are bound see the neighbourhood kids playing some serious street cricket. Armed with not much other than undeterred grit, impressive skill and striking confidence, these kids firmly believe they will make the Sri Lanka national team someday. One of the youngest teams on the block, twelve neighbourhood friends who call themselves the ‘Fire Boys’ were the fervent ‘guests of honour’ at the unveiling of a unique 3D creation by AIA, constructed in time for the ongoing AIA Premier Limited Overs. With a diameter of 14 feet, it is almost impossible to miss the larger than life cricket ball smashing through the AIA building! The enthusiastic little chief guests were in awe… Read More →

ICC announces schedule of ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016


48 matches to be played across eight venues from 27 January to 14 February; ICC to produce live broadcast coverage of 20 matches The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the schedule of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016, which will be held across eight venues in four Bangladesh cities from 27 January to 14 February 2016. Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Dhaka and Sylhet will share 48 matches between them during the 19-day tournament, which will open with the match between defending champion South Africa and host Bangladesh at Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium (ZACS) in Chittagong. The tournament will culminate with the final at the iconic Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. All matches will be day fixtures and will start at 0930… Read More →

Kusal Janith Perera Recalled


Media Release SLC has been advised that a sample provided by Kusal Janith Perera for a random testing carried out by the ICC during the recent Pakistani Tour, has yielded a positive result for a banned substance. In view of this and in terms of the applicable ICC Regulations, SLC has recalled Perera from New Zealand. SLC will to take all steps required to have a further sample tested and make every endeavor to enable Kusal Janith Perera to resume playing cricket at the earliest opportunity in compliance with the ICC Regulations. Kaushal Silva will be traveling to NZ to replace Kusal Janith Perera in New Zealand.