3 Day Game against Bangladesh – Emerging XI Squad

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At a selection meeting held the following players were selected by the National Selectors to represent the emerging XI for the 3 day game against Bangladesh. Angelo Perera  (Capt) Kithruwan Withanage (V Capt) Ashen Silva Shehan Jayasuriya Niroshan Dickwella (Wk) Udara Jayasundara Ashan Priyanjana Ishan Jayratne Dushmantha Sameera Kasun Madushanka Vishwa Fernando Lahiru Gamage Akila Dhananjaya Dulanjana Mendis Chathuranga De Silva It was also decided to include Kumar Sangakkara to the 3 day squad due to lack of cricket since injury and to include Ramith Rambuwella in place of injured Akila Dhananjaya.    

Chaminda Vaas & Michael De Soysa appointed to Sri Lanka Cricket

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Press Release Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that former national player Chaminda Vaas has been appointed as the National Fast Bowling coach of the Sri Lanka National Team on a two year contract. He will lead the Fast Bowling Coaching unit which will also include Champaka Ramanayake & Anusha Samaranayake. Sri Lanka Cricket also wishes to announce that Mr. Michael De Soysa has been appointed as the Manager of the National Team for a period of one year.  

West Indies tour of Sri Lanka – Squad for the first two ODI’S

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The following have been selected by the ladies national selectors for the West Indies Women’s tour of Sri Lanka tournament and have been approved by the minister. Women’s Squad for the first two ODI’S  1.      Shashikala Siriwardane (Capt) 2.      Eshani Lokusooriya (V.Capt) 3.      Chamari Athapaththu 4.      Chamari Polgampola 5.      Dilani Manodara 6.      Sandamali Dolawatta 7.      Chamani Seneviratne 8.      Sripali Weerakkody 9.      Udeshika Prabodini 10.    Prasadini Weerakkody 11.    Deepika Rasangika 12.    Inoka Ranaweera 13.    Nipuni Hansika 14.    Rangika Fernando Stand By: 15.  Chandima Gunaratne 16.  Nilakshi  De silva 17.  Oshadi Ranasinghe 18.  Ama Kanchan 19 Maduri Sammudrika  

Mahela Jayawardene out of Bangladesh series

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Mahela Jayawardene injured his finger and will be ruled out of the homes series against Bangladesh starting in the first week of March. Jayawardene dislocated the middle finger of his left hand while attempting a catch on Sunday in a domestic first class game for SSC against NCC at his home ground. Scans had later shown a fracture. His scan reports have already been dispatched to Australia for further investigations but experts said that the forecast is not very good for the veteran batsman to play the Bangladesh series. Usually a fracture like the one Jayawardene sustained needs 2-4 weeks to heal, but due to the severity of Jayawardene’s injury the doctors have estimated it to require 4-6 weeks to… Read More →

Test & ODI Captain Mathews, T20 Captain Chandimal

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At a Selection Committee meeting held, the following decisions were made by the National Selectors. Test & One day Captain – Anjelo Mathews Test & One Day Vice Captain – Dinesh Chandimal (The above is for a period effective 14th February 2013 – 2013/14 Pakistan tour ( Scheduled to end in January 2014 ) T20 Captain – Dinesh Chandimal T20 Vice Captain – Lasith Malinga (The above is for a period effective 14th February 2013 – 2013/14 Pakistan tour ( Scheduled to end in January 2014 ) Further the following selections were made with regard to the SL vs Bangladesh Test series. Anjelo Mathews (Capt) Dinesh Chandimal (V.Capt) T.M Dilshan Dimuth Karunaratne Ashen Silva Kumar Sangakkara – subject to recovery from injury Lahiru Thirimanna Mahela Jayawardana… Read More →

Record breaking Billion Rupee Bids for Sri Lanka Cricket

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Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that it has received  record breaking Billion Rupee bids for the Sponsorship of it’s National Teams. Sri Lanka Cricket has proven the growth of it’s brand image with the receipt of  highly competitive bids from four parties vying to Sponsor the National Cricket teams for a period of three years, starting from June 2013. Among the Companies, who have come forward for the bidding are, Dialog Axiata, Madison Media, Sri Lanka Tea Board & Total Sports Asia. Two bids were received with the value in excess of two billion rupees. SLC called for tenders from interested parties to appoint the new team sponsor for the Men’s and Women’s national team for the post… Read More →

Press Release – SLC suspends team manager

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Press Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform that a decision was taken last evening to suspend Mr Charith Senanayake from service with immediate effect without remuneration, pending an inquiry into 3 charges against him. This decision was conveyed to him this morning and the suspension letter couriered to his residence.

Emerging Squad for the 3 day game against Bangladesh

Following  Squad  has been selected for the three day game schedule to be played against Bangladesh commencing on 3rd March 2013. Romesh Kaluwitharana will be in charge of training the squad. Openers – 04 Ashen Silva Niroshan Dickwella- WK Udara Jayasundara Shehan Jayasuriya Middle Order Bats- 06 Angelow Perera Kithruwan Ashan Priyanjana Romesh Buddhika Gayan manishan- WK Sadun Weerakody Fast Bowlers-07 Lahiru Madushanka Ishan Jayarathna Dushantha Sameera Vishva Fernando Lahiru Gamage Kasun Madushanka Lahiru Jayarathna Spin – 06 Chathuraga De Silva Ramith Rambukwella P H T Kaushal Dulannjala Mendis Maduka Liyanapathirana Akila Dhananjaya

New Selectors meet the National Players & Technical Team

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Picking the national team is no easy task, so the newly elected selectors are eager to make no mistakes and have the best available players wearing the Sri Lankan Cap. The newly elected selectors of SLC headed by its Chairman Sanath Jayasuriya together with the Secretary of SLC Nishantha Ranatunga, met for the first time the National Coaches, Physio’s & the  Match Referees of SLC, and all the contracted players of SLC. The Selectors first spoke to Sri Lanka team’s Batting Coach Marvan Atapattu, Bowling coach Champaka Ramanayaka and fielding coach Ruwan Kalpage. After the first meeting ended, the selectors had discussions with all the trainers and physio’s of SLC. At this Meeting it was outlined by the Selectors that… Read More →

Professional Sri Lanka knocks India out of ICC WWC 2013

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Sri Lanka registered a comprehensive 139-run upset win over India in an ICC Women’s World Cup Group A clash at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday (February 6) to qualify for the Super Sixes of the tournament and knock India out of contention. India was outplayed throughout the game as Sri Lanka first posted a formidable 282 for five in its allotted 50 overs and then bowled India out for 144 in 42.2 overs – Sri Lanka’s first victory over India in One-Day Internationals. Eshani Kaushalya, Sri Lanka’s go-to lady in the recent past, was in the forefront of its victory with her all-round show. She struck six boundaries and three sixes in her unbeaten 56 from 31 balls, and… Read More →

Taylor’s 171 sinks Sri Lanka

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The West Indies women’s team put the disappointment of defeat against India in the first match of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 behind them to thump Sri Lanka Women by a massive margin of 209 runs at MIG Ground in Mumbai on Sunday (February 3). Put into bat, West Indies, powered by Stafanie Taylor’s 171, posted 368 for 8 in its 50 overs and then bowled out Sri Lanka for 159 in 40 overs. Taylor and Kycia Knight put on 62 runs for the opening wicket in 9.2 overs before Shashikala Siriwardena, the Sri Lankan captain, sent back Kycia for 30, which came off 29 balls. Shemaine Campbelle fell soon after that but that was to be Sri Lanka’s… Read More →

Kaushalya stars in stunning Sri Lankan win

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A brilliant counter-attacking half-century from Eshani Kaushalya helped Sri Lanka hunt down a challenging target of 239 to pull off a stunning one-wicket upset in a last-ball finish against England in a Group A match of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Friday (February 1). Chasing England’s total of 238 for 8, Sri Lanka began well enough, with Chamari Atapattu and Yasoda Mendis, the openers, putting on 103 in good time. England, however, refused to let go, and a combination of tight bowling and efficient fielding got it back into the game. When Kaushalya came to the crease, at No. 6, Sri Lanka still needed 86 from 85 balls. As Kaushalya settled in,… Read More →

Sri Lanka strengthens its position as No.1 ranked T20I side

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Sri Lanka has strengthened its hold as the number-one ranked side on the Reliance ICC T20I Championship Table following its 2-0 series win over host Australia on Monday. Sri Lanka, which needed to win just one of the two matches in the series to retain its top spot, gained four ratings points to finish on 131 ratings points – nine ratings points ahead of second-placed ICC World Twenty20 2012 champion West Indies. Australia, on the other hand, has retained its seventh place but has lost four ratings points to end at 104, 12 ratings points behind sixth-placed Pakistan. Australia next plays West Indies in a one-off Twenty20 International on 13 February in Brisbane. To find out exactly how the forthcoming series will affect the… Read More →

New selectors appointed

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the new Cricket Selection Committee headed by Sanath Jayasuriya was appointed by the Minister of Sports Hon. Mahindananda Aluthgamage today. The committee comprises, Sanath Jayasuirya (Chairman), Pramodya Wickramasinghe, Hemantha Wickremarathne , Chaminda Mendis,  and Eric Upashantha