ICC Media Release Bangladesh will return to the ICC Champions Trophy for the first time since 2006 after the eight sides were confirmed for the 2017 tournament, which will be hosted by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) from 1 to 18 June. Bangladesh has replaced the West Indies, which finished outside the top eight in ninth position, in the ICC ODI Team Rankings on the 30 September 2015 cut-off date. The eight sides to play in the short and sharp, nation-versus-nation ICC Champions Trophy 2017 are (in rankings order): world champion Australia, title holder India, 1998 winner South Africa, 2000 champion New Zealand, 2002 co-winner Sri Lanka, host England, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Bangladesh’s last participation in the ICC Champions Trophy was in India,… Read More →
The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that Sri Lanka’s Tharindu Kaushal is permitted to continue to bowl his stock delivery (off-break) in international cricket following an independent assessment of his action, which took place at the Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai earlier this month. During the 3rd Test between Sri Lanka and India at SSC from the 28 August to 1 September 2015, Tharindu Kaushal was reported for a suspect bowling action. In line with the regulations for the review of bowlers reported with suspected illegal bowling actions Kaushal was required to submit to an independent analysis of his bowling action. The examination was undertaken by Dr Anees Sayed and his team of SRU Chennai. In his report Dr… Read More →
The Sri Lanka ‘A’ team led by Ashan Priyanjan left to New Zealand today to take part in 4 Limited over matches and 2 unofficial test matches to be played in the New Zealand in October, tour will go on till the 27th October 2015. Squad for the Test Series – Ashan Priyanjan (Captain), Dananjaya De Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Kasun Rajitha, Udara Jayasundara, Minodh Bhanuka, Roshen Silva, Asela Gunaratne, Angelo Jayasinghe, Vishwa Fernando, Nisala Tharaka, Lahiru Gamage, Jeffery Vandersay, Amila Aponso. Squad for the ODI Series – Ashan Priyanjan (Captain), Dananjaya De Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Kasun Rajitha, Dhanushka Gunathilake, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka, Chamara Kapugedara, Lahiru Madushanka, Chathuranga De Silva, Jeffery Vandersay, Lahiru Gamage, Binura Fernando, Nisala Tharaka.
October 2015 Thurs 01 – Fri 02 Warm Up Match Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln Monday 05 – 1st One Day Match v New Zealand A Hagley Oval, Christchurch Wednesday 07 – 2nd One Day Match v New Zealand A Hagley Oval, Christchurch Saturday 10 – 3rd One Day Match v New Zealand A Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln Tuesday 13 – 4th One Day Match v New Zealand A Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln Sat 17 – Tues 20 – 4 day Match v New Zealand A Hagley Oval, Christchurch Sat 24 – Tues 27 – 4 day Match v New Zealand A Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln
The 2015 edition of the prestigious Dialog Sri Lanka Cricket Awards was launched yesterday, to recognise the stars of our beloved game. The event will take place on 19th October, as Sri Lanka Cricket will recognise and honour the accomplishments and contribution of our cricketers and clubs at domestic and international level. Sri Lanka Cricket Interim Committee, Chairman – Sidath Wettimuny, Sri Lanka Cricket Interim Committee, Secretary – Prakash Shaffter, Sri Lanka Cricket Captain – Angelo Mathews, Dialog Axiata – General Manager, Brands & Media – Harsha Samaranayake, Sri Lanka Cricket Chief Executive Officer – Ashley De Silva and many more distinguished guests were present at the event. Two highlights of the presentations will be the Dialog Cricketer of the… Read More →
The Women’s zonal championship ended in a stalemate as organizers were forced to call off the final between Zone B and Zone D due to inclement weather. The rains came down just after Zone D had completed their 50 overs, reaching 171 for the loss of 8 wickets. Brief scores Zone D 171-8 in 50 overs (Yasoda Mendis 68, Dilani Manodara 28, Oshadi Ranasinghe 3/34, Sashikala Siriwardena 2/29) Zone B Did not bat Route to the final Zone B Vs Zone C – Won by 9 wickets (Zone C 146 All out – Zone D 147/1) Vs Zone D – Lost by 83 runs (Zone D 176/8 – Zone B 93 All Out) Vs Zone A – Won by 9… Read More →
The Singer all island schools under 19 cricket tournament 2015/16 was officially launched at a media conference held at Sri Lanka Cricket headquarters on Tuesday evening. Singer Sri Lanka PLC, a renowned name in the field of sports in Sri Lanka has come forward for the third consecutive year to sponsor the premier under 19 cricket tournament, which will be organized by Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association together with Sri Lanka Cricket.
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that former National Cricketer Nuwan Zoysa has been appointed to the National Fast Bowling Coaching Department. Nuwan has worked in India with Goa Cricket Association and with Royal College & NCC as Fast Bowling Coach before joining SLC on a 1 year contract beginning 1st of October 2015.
Media Release Please be informed that National Cricketer PHT Kaushal who was reported by the ICC for his bowling action recently successfully completed his official bowling test at the ICC accredited testing center in Chennai, India yesterday the 14th of September 2015, Kaushal was accompanied by Piyal Wijetunge (National Spin Bowling Coach) & Jerome Jayaratne (Head of Coaching & Interim Head Coach) Kaushal was tested for both his variation deliveries which is the off spinner & the doosra, though he was only reported for the ‘Doosra’ delivery. However the ICC reserves the right to test all varieties of a bowler once reported. The outcome of the test results will be notified to SLC by the ICC authorities within a 14… Read More →
ICC Media Release The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that Roshan Mahanama will step down from the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees at the end of the year. Mahanama joined the elite panel in 2004 and has refereed in 58 Tests, 222 ODIs and 35 T20Is to date, including refereeing in three ICC Cricket World Cups and the ICC Champions Trophy 2009. He has made the decision to step down six months ahead of the expiry of his contract so that he can spend more time with his family and also focus on the development of his business activities in Sri Lanka. “This has been an extremely difficult decision as I am very passionate about cricket, which has… Read More →
Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the newly appointed Minister of Sports Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara visited SLC today. The Minister was welcomed by Vice Presidents of SLC Kushil Gunasekara & Kaplia Wijegunawardene, Secretary of SLC Prakash Schaffter, Nuski Mohamed, Jayananda Warnaweera & Carlton Bernadus – Head of Cricket Operations & Actg. CEO of SLC. The Minister had discussions with the Interim Committee and the Minister was briefed of the current operational plans in progress of SLC. The Minister spoke to the Staff of SLC thereafter.
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that former Test Cricketer Avishka Gunawardene, has been appointed as the Assistant Coach of the Sri Lanka Under 19 Team. Avishka who is on a 2 year contract with SLC, will continue to work with the Under 19 Team during the forthcoming World Cup in 2016.
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that SLC Head of Coaching Jerome Jayaratne, has been appointed as the Interim Head Coach of the Sri Lankan National Team with immediate effect for the upcoming West Indies Series in October / November 2015 .
Chairman Sri Lanka Cricket Mr. Sidath Wettimuny met the new Minister of Sports Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara at the Ministry of Sports today. Vice Chairman SLC Mr. Kushil Gunasekara and Head of Cricket Operations Mr. Carlton Bernadus too were present at this occasion.