Bhuvneshwar leads India into final

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Sri Lanka collapsed to 96 all out on Tuesday (July 9) as India came from behind in the Celkon Mobile Tri-Nations Series to qualify for the final. India needed to restrict Sri Lanka to 167 to reach the final, which will take place on Thursday, in a rain-curtailed match and Bhuvneshwar Kumar broke the back of the Sri Lankan top order to allow India to sail on. In the process, India picked up a bonus point as well and finished on top of the points table, which looked highly unlikely after its twin defeats in Jamaica earlier in the tournament. India’s innings was called to a close at 119 for 3 in 29 overs and Sri Lanka was set a revised target of… Read More →

Chamika Karunaratne to lead Under 17 in England

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The following squad has been selected by the National Selectors for the U17 Tour of England. Sri Lanka Under 17 Squad 1.    Chamika Karunaratne (Capt) – Royal College – Colombo 2.    Madawa Nimesh (V Capt) – Royal College – Panadura 3.    Charith Asalanka – Richmond College – Galle 4.    Nisala Fransisco – Ananda College -Colombo 5.    Lasith Lakshan – St.Thomas’ College – Matara 6.    Avishka Fernando – St.Sebastian College – Moratuwa 7.    Sith ara Gimhana (W/C) – Richmond College – Galle 8.    Kavin Bandara – D.S Senanayake College – Colombo 9.    Sahan Arachchige – Ananda College – Colombo 10.  Keshan Wijeratne – Maliyadeva College – Kurunegala 11.  Asitha Madushanka – St.Sebastians’ College – Katuneriya 12.  D.A.P.L Somaweera – Maliyadewa Model… Read More →

Emergency Executive Meeting Decisions – 9th July 2013

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that it took the following decisions stated below at the Emergency Executive Committee Meeting held today in the morning. Disciplinary Inquiries into Conduct of 3 Umpires The Exco took into consideration the recommendation of the Disciplinary Committee and decided the following punishments for the 3 Umpires. Mr. Sagara Gallage – 10 year Ban from all forms of Cricket. Mr. Maurice Dela Zilwa – 03 year Ban from all forms of Cricket Mr. Gamini Dissanayke – CEO to issue a severe warning to him and not to retain Mr. G. Dissanayake in the Premier Level Umpires Panel for a period of 1 year. Ramith Rambukwella The Inquiring Officer Retired Senior Superintendent of Police Mr. Lakshman… Read More →

Sangakkara stars in Sri Lankan win

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Kumar Sangakkara, the man of the match, showed for all to see how to bat on a demanding pitch by scoring an unbeaten 90 to help Sri Lanka secure an excellent win in its triangular series league tie against West Indies at Port of Spain on Monday (July 8). Sangakkara’s brilliance helped Sri Lanka, overnight 60 for three in 19 overs when play was halted due to rain, post 219 for eight in an innings interrupted twice more by the elements and eventually reduced to 41 overs a side. West Indies’ revised target was 230 from 41 overs, but it settled for 190 for nine, handing Sri Lanka victory by 39 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method and thrusting it to… Read More →

Cricket South Africa named both the ODI and T20 squads

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Cricket South Africa (CSA) named both the ODI and T20 squads for the Sri Lankan tour on Thursday.David Wiese of the Titans will become the 58th player to represent the Proteas squad in the shortest format when he makes his debut in the T20 International Series against Sri Lanka next month. Wiese is the only new cap. Alviro Petersen and Chris Morris, who were called up as late replacements for the ICC Champions Trophy last month, have retained their places in the ODI squad and there has also been a recall for Quinton de Kock. Imran Tahir and Wayne Parnell also return to the T20 squad. “In spite of the disappointments of the Champions Trophy campaign we have decided to remain consistent… Read More →

Sri Lanka ‘A’ Player Incident

Media Release 02/Jul/13 Further to the Media reports relating to an incident that took place today involving a Sri Lankan Player, Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that it is disappointed to hear of such an incident & SLC will discuss with the Manager of Sri Lanka ‘A’  Team. An inquiry will be conducted based on the Managers Report and disciplinary action will be taken on the player concerned if found guilty. – - Further to the earlier Press Release on the above subject, the Team Manager Mr. Jayantha Seneviratne submitted a report to the CEO on the above incident. According to the report, the Team has boarded the flight BA 2158 from Greneda around 5 pm on the 30th of June… Read More →

Under 23 Division II Tournament 13/14 – Points Table

GROUP A   NO TEAMS M WO LO FW FL FT MT NR POINTS   1 SSC 6 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 77.130   2 Kandy CC 6 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 56.305   3 Old Anandian SC 6 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 54.845   4 BRC 6 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 43.830   5 Antonian SC 6 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 41.855   6 Kurunegala SC 6 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 35.755   7 Old Moratu Vidyalaya SC 6 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 24.915   8 Wennapuwa CC 6 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 23.960  … Read More →

SLC Level 2 Coaching Certificate Distribution

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The first ever (Inaugural) SLC fully owned Level 2 Cricket Coaching certificate distribution was held at the SLC Headquarters recently.The accreditation Coaching Course was conducted in September 2012 & was held over a six day period, fifteen of the twenty Coaches who participated in the said course were successful in fulfilling all course requirement’s to be accredited as an SLC Level 2 Cricket Coach. The Syllabus for this Course was constructed over a (10) month period by the Coaching Department & was developed by the National Coaching Staff & the Coach Education Unit of SLC. The SLC National Specialist Coaches& Coach Educators were utilized as presenters in the said Course. The National Captain at that time ‘Mahela Jayawardne’ also presented a topic on ‘Mental Toughness & leadership’ at this program. Prior to… Read More →

Tharanga’s 174 seals giant win for Sri Lanka

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A career-best 174 not out by Man of the Match Upul Tharanga and his record-breaking 213-run partnership with Mahela Jayawardene helped Sri Lanka beat India by 161 runs in the third match of the Celkon Mobile Tri-Nations Series Cup in Kingston on Tuesday (July 2). India, with poor displays in all departments of the game, was thoroughly outplayed and looked nothing like the No. 1-ranked side that won the Champions Trophy just nine days ago. Chasing 349 to win, India needed to fire from the word ‘go’, but lost Rohit Sharma in the fifth over to a sharp catch by Angelo Mathews, the Sri Lankan captain, off Nuwan Kulasekara’s bowling.  While Shikhar Dhawan hit three bright boundaries after a watchful… Read More →

Under 23 Division I Tournament 13/14 – Points Table

GROUP A NO TEAMS M WO LO FW FL FT MT NR POINTS   1 Tamil Union C & AC 5 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 69.760   2 Colombo Cricket Club 6 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 58.515   3 Colts CC 5 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 50.565   4 Army CC 5 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 30.355   5 Nondescripts C C 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 24.135   6 Ambangoda Singha SC 5 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 23.160   7 Navy SC 5 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 13.480     GROUP B   NO TEAMS M WO LO… Read More →

Gayle ton makes it easy for West Indies

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Chris Gayle stamped his muscular authority on the opening match of the Celkon Mobile Tri Nations Cup, guiding West Indies to an easy six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka after Sunil Narine and Ravi Rampaul took seven wickets between them to dismiss Sri Lanka for a paltry 208. Sri Lanka lost its last eight wickets for just 104 runs and there wasn’t too much drama after that as West Indies coasted to the win. It became quite apparent early on in the chase that Sri Lanka won’t be able to defend a small target when Angelo Mathews, their captain and one of the safer fielders in the side, dropped a simple chance offered by Johnson Charles off Nuwan Kulasekara. Sri Lanka… Read More →

3rd OD: West Indies A wins by 67 runs to take the series 2-1

ST. GEORGE’S , Grenada – A three-wicket new-ball burst from paceman Shannon Gabriel, and tight off-spin from Shane Shillingford , undermined Sri Lanka A and spurred West Indies A to a series winning performance in their third and final ODI at the Grenada National Stadium on Thursday. Chasing 197 for victory, after West Indies batted first and posted 196 for 8 off 50 overs, Sri Lanka were dismissed for 129 , off 40.3 overs, as Gabriel captured three for 14 and Shillingford 3 for 33. Sri Lanka struggled against tight bowling by the West Indies, who seemed geared up to defend a modest total, and were pegged back with the early dismissal of opener Niroshan Dickwella. The Sri Lankan captain… Read More →

Corporate Boxes – South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2013

  Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that for the forthcoming South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, it has decided to make available the Corporate Boxes in all Kettarama, Pallekelle & Hambantota stadiums. Given below are the list of same and the relevant prices. Corporate Boxes – Colombo ,Kandy & Hambanthota Colombo - Block A Upper / North Sight Screen Block A (Upper) 13 boxes – 30 seaters A/C with Balcony – ODI price Rs. 45,000 (per match basis) T20 price Rs. 30,000 (Per match basis) North Sight Screen (Level 4) 6 boxes – all boxes are A/C without balcony subject to per match basis ODI Price 50 Seater Rs. 100,000, 53 seater Rs. 106,000, 56 seater Rs. 112,000, & 59 seater Rs…. Read More →

1st OD – Sri Lanka A beat WIA by four wickets

ST.GEORGE’S, Grenada – An aggressive half century from Seekkuge Prasanna upstaged a century by opener Lendl Simmons as West Indies A lost the momentum and toppled to a four wicket defeat against Sri Lanka A in their first ODI at the national stadium here Sunday. Prasanna smashed a busy unbeaten 51 to hasten a run rate that slowed down after a number of wickets fell on the heels of a solid opening stand that gave the visitors an impressive start. Parasanna cracked a boundary to bring up his half century and  carried Sri Lanka A to 287 for six after West Indies A had posted a competitive 282 for nine in 50 overs. He faced just 17 balls, batted for… Read More →

India beats England by five runs in Champions Trophy Final

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After nearly six hours spent watching dark clouds spit down on Edgbaston, a voluble India-centric crowd was treated to a frenetic 20-over final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 in which the team they supported squeaked home in the tightest of twilight finishes. Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the first captain to have led his team to victory in all major ICC tournaments – the 50-over World Cup, the World Twenty20 and the Champions Trophy – buttressing his credentials as a leader of men, when his side won by five runs, successfully defending 129. When the toss happened as scheduled at 10am on a windy Sunday (June 23) morning, it appeared that the weather boffins had got it wrong, and with a full 50-over game… Read More →