Sri Lanka National Squad for the 1st & 2nd ODI against South Africa

The Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket at its meeting held on 17th July 2013, selected the following 15 member squad to represent the National Team for the 1st & 2nd ODI matches against South Africa to be played on the 20th and 23rd July 2013. The Hon.  Minister of Sports has been approved the following squad. Dinesh Chandimal – Captain Lahiru Thirimana – Vice Captain T M Dilshan Upul Tharanga Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardene Angelo Perera Jehan Mubarak Rangana Herath Sachithra Senanayake Ajantha Mendis Lasith Malinga Shamindra Eranga Thisara Perera Suranga Lakmal

ACC U23 Tournament to be held in Singapore: 15th Aug 2013 to 26th August 2013

At a Selection Committee meeting held , the following decisions were made by the National Selectors with regard to the Squad for the ACC U 23 tournament to be held in Singapore. 1.    Kithruwan Vithanage (Captain) 2.    Shehan Jayasuriya (Vice Capt) 3.    Niroshan Dickwella 4.    Udara Jayasundara 5.    Danushka Gunathillake 6.    Romesh Buddhika 7.    Kusal Mendis 8.    Akila Dhananjaya 9.    Amila Aponso 10.  Maduka Liyanapathiranage 11.  Lahiru Jayaratne 12.  Kasun Madushanka 13.  Lahiru Madushanka 14.  Chathuranga Kumara 15.  Charith Jayampathi This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.

Presidents XI Squad for the Practice Game vs Visiting South African Team

At a Selection Committee meeting held, the following decisions were made by the National Selectors with regard to the Squad for the Practice game v Visiting South African National Team on 17th July 2013 at Colts Cricket Grounds Colombo. 1.     Kusal Janith 2.     Dimuth Karunaratne 3.     Mahela Udawatte 4.     Dinesh Chandimal (Captain) 5.     Angelo Perera 6.     Sachithra Serasinghe 7.     Chathuranga De Silva 8.     Jehan Mubarak 9.     Thisara Perera 10.  Dhammika Prasad 11.  Vimukthi Perera 12.  Madura Lakmal 13.  Seekuge Prasanna 14.  Ashan Priyanjana Please be kind to send your representative to cover this event and give maximum exposure in your esteemed Media.

Inquiry against Mr. A.R.M. Aroos

15/07/13 Further to the earlier Press Release on 11th of July 2013, the following Eminent legal personalities met at SLC on Saturday 13th July 2013 and the commenced the work on the inquiry into the allegations leveled against Mr. A.R.M Aroos. Mr. R.J. De Silva, Mr. Kalinga Indatissa PC, Mr. Kapila Liyanagamage, Mr. Chinthaka Rankothge  is the prosecuting Officer. The statement from the complainant Ms. Shahikala Siriwardane was recorded by the committee. She will be called upon again to give evidence after her tour to Ireland for the ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifiers which begins on the 20th of July 2013 and goes on until the 2nd of August 2013. The above disciplinary committee will forward their findings to the executive Committee before… Read More →

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2013

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce, that South Africa will arrive tomorrow (Monday) in Sri Lanka on a 5 ODI & 3 T20 matches to be played from the 20th of July 2013 onwards. The world famous Proteas will go all out to beat the Lions in their homeland and it will be  explosive cricket all around in the next few weeks. South Africa who first came to Sri Lanka in 1993 under the captaincy of Kepler Wessels, are on their 3rd tour of Sri Lanka. Proteas will play in Colombo, Kandy & move on to Hambantota for the final two T20 matches on this tour. the full schedule is attached herewith. Sri Lankan cricket fans will see their hero’s take the field for… Read More →

Mathews suspended for two ODIs for slow over-rate in Trinidad

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Media Release Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has been suspended for two ODIs while his players have been fined 40-per-cent of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate during their one-wicket defeat against India in the final of the tri-series in Trinidad on Thursday. David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the suspension after Sri Lanka was ruled to be three overs short of their target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration. Mathews pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction so there was no need for a formal hearing.   In accordance with Article 2.5.2 and Appendix 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct,… Read More →

Dhoni clinches title for India in low-scoring thriller

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MS Dhoni, the India captain, hit a match-winning 45 off 52 deliveries, including 16 runs off the last over, to take India home by one wicket in the final of the Celkon Mobile Tri-Nation Series Cup on Thursday (July 11). Rangana Herath took four wickets to bring Sri Lanka back into the game after Rohit Sharma had anchored India’s chase with a stoic 89-ball 58. India survived the nervy last few overs before Dhoni unleashed himself to revive memories of the World Cup final against the same opponent two years ago. Earlier, Sri Lanka, from a comfortable 171/2, lost eight wickets for 30 runs and folded for a tame 201. Ravindra Jadeja, the most incisive with the ball on a… Read More →

Two trial matches on 14th & 15th July in Colombo

The following two team have been selected to play two 50 over Practice matches on the 14th (Sunday) & 15th (Monday) of July 2013 at R. Premadasa International Stadium starting at 10 am. Sri Lanka ‘A’                                                         Dimuth Karunaratna – Captain, Mahela Udawatte, Angelo Perera, Thilina Kandamby, Kaushal Silva, Janaka Gunaratne, Chaturanga De Silva, Faveez Maharoof, Dilruwan Perera, Dhammika Prasad, Vimukthi Perera, Madura Lakmal, Ishan Jayaratne, Malinga Bandara, Coach – Romesh Kaluwitharana Sri Lanka Combined Jehan Mubarak – Captain, Dilshan Munaweera, Chamara Kapugedara, Sachithra Serasinghe, Sameera Soysa, Ashan Priyanjana, Milinda Siriwardena, Thisara Perera, Sekuge Prasanna, Dilhara Fernando, Thilina Thushara, Lahiru Gamage, Kosala Kulasekera, Isuru Udana, Coach – Sumithra Warnakulasuriya The above 2 trial matches will be a great opportunity for the… Read More →

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 →