“Don’t Underestimate Sri Lanka at the Champions Trophy” : Russel Arnold

Mahela Jawawardene and Russel Arnold by Ferdous Firoz Amin

Ex Sri Lankan Cricketer who played 44 Tests and 180 ODIs and is now a well known commentator – part of the commentary team for the Champions Trophy – Russel Arnold spoke exclusively to PakPassion.net about Sri Lanka’s squad for the forthcoming ICC Champions Trophy, Sri Lanka’s chances at the aforementioned event, Sri Lanka’s ability to regularly produce world class and unorthodox cricketers and much more. By Saj Sadiq (3rd June, 2013) During the ICC Champions Trophy warm-up game between Sri Lanka and India, we’ve seen both the possible strengths and weaknesses of the Sri Lankan team. What are your thoughts on the Sri Lankan squad and how do you think the team will perform at the Champions Trophy, in… Read More →

Indian Tour of Sri Lanka 2010

Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket read with surprise, an account of an incident that supposedly lead to the filing of an anti corruption report during the Indian tour of Sri Lanka in 2010 and the subsequent withdrawal of the said report due to ‘arm twisting’ by the BCCI. We wish to state that such an incident did not take place as alleged and no report was submitted to the Indian Team Manager nor was an incident report filed with the Anti Corruption Unit of the ICC who were present during the series. The allegations that follow are therefore not pertinent. Ashley De Silva – Actg. Chief Executive Officer – SLC  

Under 23 Division I Tournament – Fixture

      Date Host Opponent Venue 14-15-16 June Army SC Tamil Union C & AC Panagoda Colts CC NCC Colts Navy SC Ambalangoda Singha SC Welisara Moors SC Bloomfield C & AC Moors Moratuwa SC Air Force SC De Zoysa Ragama CC Negombo CC Kadirana Date Host Opponent Venue 20-21-22 June Tamil Union C & AC Ambalangoda Singha SC P Sara Colombo Cricket Club Colts CC CCC Navy SC Army SC Welisara Negombo CC Moors SC Kadirana Leo’s CC Air Force SC Surrey Bloomfield C & AC Ragama CC Bloomfield Date Host Opponent Venue 28-29-30 June NCC Tamil Union C & AC NCC Ambalangoda Singha SC Colts CC Galle Colombo Cricket Club Navy SC CCC Moratuwa SC Moors SC… Read More →

SLC Talent Search/Coach Education/MIC Program Conducted in Southern Province – Galle

Talent Search (1)

Talent Search Program (age group) SLC National Coaching Department on the 21st of May 2013 conducted an Cricket ’Talent Search’ program at the Galle International Cricket Stadium. The main objective of this exercise was to search for young talent at age group level. The training program was attended by over (70) Cricketers from the ages of (14) to (19) years old. The Cricketers represented districts such as Galle, Matara & Hambantota. SLC over the years have had many Cricketers from the Southern Province who have represented the Country & still to date SLC keeps a close watchful eye in this part of the Country from where Cricketers show great promise & eventually the most talented go on to don the National cap one day. Cricketers who attended the program were from… Read More →

Dilhara Lokuhettige to replace injured Welagedara

Dilhara Lokuhettige

Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that due to an injury to his ankle, Chanaka Welagedara has been replaced by Dilhara Lokuhettige for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy to be played in England. The Minister of Sports Hon. Mahindananda Aluthgamage has approved the above replacement. SLC have written  to the ICC Event Technical Committee regarding this replacement. The replacement of a player requires the approval of the Event Technical Committee before the replacement player can be officially added to the squad.

Sri Lanka A v Sri Lanka Cricket Combined XI – Scorecard

Sri Lanka A innings (50 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s  SR EMDY Munaweera b Dilhara 0 11 0 0 0.00 MDUS Jayasundera b Serasinghe 22 24 3 0 91.66 N Dickwella† c de Silva b Perera 9 14 0 0 64.28 KDK Vithanage b Serasinghe 14 23 2 0 60.86 AK Perera* c Perera b Udana 24 28 1 1 85.71 SMA Priyanjan st †Silva b Serasinghe 0 4 0 0 0.00 RLB Rambukwella st †Silva b Serasinghe 1 8 0 0 12.50 S Prasanna run out (de Silva/Serasinghe) 7 8 1 0 87.50 RAS Lakmal b de Silva 11 14 0 1 78.57 PLM Jayaratne not out 32 60 3 1 53.33 V Perera c Perera b Dananjaya 33… Read More →

Rest of Sri Lanka v Sri Lanka A – Scorecard

Sri Lanka A innings (50 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s  SR N Dickwella† b Siriwardana 30 53 2 0 56.60 MDUS Jayasundera b Perera 5 14 0 0 35.71 KDK Vithanage b Eranga 22 22 4 0 100.00 AKKY Lanka c Kandamby b Kapugedera 6 12 1 0 50.00 AK Perera* lbw b Eranga 112 97 8 3 115.46 SMA Priyanjan not out 136 99 15 5 137.37 RLB Rambukwella not out 6 3 1 0 200.00 Extras (lb 3, w 5) 8 Total (5 wickets; 50 overs) 325 (6.50 runs per over)   Did not bat S Prasanna, V Perera, PLM Jayaratne, RAS Lakmal   Fall of wickets 1-10 (Jayasundera, 3.6 ov), 2-47 (Vithanage, 11.2 ov), 3-56 (Lanka, 14.3 ov), 4-79 (Dickwella, 19.6 ov),5-303 (AK Perera, 48.5… Read More →

Rest of Sri Lanka v Sri Lanka Cricket Combined XI – Scorecard

Sri Lanka Cricket Combined XI innings (50 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR FDM Karunaratne* lbw b Perera 3 11 0 0 27.27 ML Udawatte c Kapugedera b Kulasekara 9 16 1 0 56.25 JK Silva† c †Chandimal b Kulasekara 99 122 7 0 81.14 J Mubarak c †Chandimal b Welegedara 54 75 6 0 72.00 SC Serasinghe c Welegedara b Eranga 38 39 6 0 97.43 PC de Silva c Kulasekara b Perera 1 3 0 0 33.33 LHD Dilhara not out 35 29 2 1 120.68 I Udana c Herath b Kulasekara 0 1 0 0 0.00 AML Perera c Kandamby b Welegedara 0 2 0 0 0.00 HMCM Bandara not out 3 3 0 0 100.00 Extras… Read More →

Sri Lanka A v Sri Lanka Cricket Combined XI – Scorecard

Sri Lanka A innings (50 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR EMDY Munaweera c †Silva b Dilhara 6 9 1 0 66.66 MDUS Jayasundera st †Silva b Serasinghe 32 56 3 0 57.14 N Dickwella† b Serasinghe 22 42 3 0 52.38 AK Perera* lbw b Serasinghe 1 7 0 0 14.28 KDK Vithanage st †Silva b Dananjaya 14 20 1 0 70.00 SMA Priyanjan lbw b Bandara 51 59 5 1 86.44 HIA Jayaratne c Bandara b de Silva 11 24 1 0 45.83 S Prasanna c Mubarak b Dilhara 30 33 2 1 90.90 RAS Lakmal c & b de Silva 8 16 1 0 50.00 PHT Kaushal not out 12 13 1 0 92.30 V Perera run… Read More →

Rest of Sri Lanka v Sri Lanka A – Scorecard

Rest of Sri Lanka innings (50 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR DSNFG Jayasuriya c †Dickwella b V Perera 14 23 0 0 60.86 WU Tharanga b Lakmal 0 5 0 0 0.00 HDRL Thirimanne c †Dickwella b V Perera 5 10 1 0 50.00 LD Chandimal*† b Jayaratne 36 35 2 1 102.85 TAM Siriwardana c Vithanage b V Perera 0 2 0 0 0.00 SHT Kandamby c †Dickwella b Jayaratne 20 29 1 0 68.96 CK Kapugedera c †Dickwella b Lakmal 8 12 1 0 66.66 KMDN Kulasekara c Priyanjan b V Perera 61 78 6 0 78.20 HMRKB Herath lbw b Lakmal 5 5 1 0 100.00 RMS Eranga b Prasanna 33 43 4 0 76.74 UWMBCA… Read More →

Rest of Sri Lanka v Sri Lanka Cricket Combined XI – Scorecard

Sri Lanka Cricket Combined XI innings (50 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR FDM Karunaratne* lbw b Herath 49 56 6 0 87.50 ML Udawatte lbw b Herath 63 76 8 1 82.89 JK Silva† c Jayasuriya b Herath 7 20 0 0 35.00 J Mubarak b Welegedara 79 91 10 0 86.81 SC Serasinghe b Herath 17 21 0 1 80.95 PC de Silva c Welegedara b Kulasekara 42 31 4 1 135.48 LHD Dilhara b Kulasekara 4 6 0 0 66.66 HMCM Bandara not out 0 0 0 0 – Extras (lb 10, w 5, nb 1) 16 Total (7 wickets; 50 overs) 277 (5.54 runs per over) Did not bat PLS Gamage, AML Perera, A Dananjaya Fall of wickets 1-111 (Karunaratne,… Read More →

SLC Talent Search / Coach Education Programs Conducted in Northern Province – Jaffna

Talent Search 1

Sri Lanka Cricket National Coaching Department conducted a two day program on the 8th & 9th of May at St, John College , Jaffna in the Northern part of the Country with regard to searching for young talent at age group level & educating Cricket Coaches from districts such as ‘Jaffna /Mulative /Vavunia /Kilinochchi / Manner’ On the first day the talent search program was attended by (110) young Cricketers from the age group of U.14 to U.19, the Cricketers were from various Schools & represented their Districts in the Northern Provincial program. Cricketers identified with talent will continue to work under a close eye of the respective District Coach, while any Cricketers identified with extreme talent will be drafted to the National age group squads which are managed… Read More →

Contracts for National Women’s Cricket Team

Sri Lanka v West Indies Women - ICC Women's World Twenty20 2012: Group B

Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to inform that it has officially contracted the below named to the National Women’s  Cricket Team . Category A 1.Shashikala Siriwardena 2.Eshani Lokusooriya 3.Chamani Seneviratne 4.Deepika Rasangika 5.Dilani Manodara   Category B  1.Sandamali Dolawatta 2.Udeshika Prabodini 3.Yasoda Mendis 4.Sirpali Weerakkody 5.Chamari Aathapaththu   Category – C  1 Oshadi Ranasinghe, 2 Maduri Sammudrika, 3.Shareena Ravikumara 4.Nipuni Hansika 5.Nilakshi De Silva 6.Rangika Fernando 7.Lasanthi Madushani 8.Prasadini Weerakoddy 9.Inoka Ranaweera   Development Squad (Category D)– Non- Contracts Players 1.Chamari Polgampola 2.Chandima Gunaratne 3.Dharshani Dharmasiri 4.Poojani Liyanage 5.Madushika Meththananda 6.Sugandika kumari Dasanayake 7.Ama Kanchana 8 Shaleka Nilukshi 9.Hasini Perera 10.Harshitha Madavi Dissanayake 11.Chaturani Gunawardena 12.Ruchini Samarasinghe 13.N.J. Ida 14.Enoshi Fernando 15.Reebeka Vandort 16.Krishanthi Sandamali.

Schedule of warm-up matches ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy

ICC CT 2013

STAR Sports to produce live broadcast coverage of four of six warm-up matches The ICC has announced the schedule of warm-up matches to be played in the lead-up to the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 to be staged at Cardiff Wales Stadium, Edgbaston and The Oval from 6 to 23 June. The matches will be played from 30 May to 4 June at the three tournament venues. In line with previous ICC events, none of these matches will carry official ODI status. On 30 May, 2002 winner Sri Lanka will take on Pakistan in a day/night fixture at Edgbaston that will start at 1300 (UK time). This will be the first of the four warm-up matches, which will be televised live… Read More →