Sri Lanka seal series with washout

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Heavy rain which left the surrounds of the square saturated meant that no play was possible despite the best efforts of the local groundstaff. Umpires Richard Kettleborough, Richard Smith and match referee Chris Broad officially abandoned the game following a ground inspection at 2:20pm. The abandonment means Sri Lanka take the series 1-0 following their 79-run win over Ireland on Tuesday. (Courtesy: Cricket Ireland)

Disappointment for Ireland as Mendis turns screw

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Ireland have suffered a 79-run defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka in the first of the RSA ODI Series in Clontarf thanks to a masterful bowling display from the  mystery spinner Ajantha Mendis. Ireland went into the break in the ascendancy after restricting the visitors to 219-8 off their 50 overs. Tim Murtagh was the pick of the Irish attack, the seam bowler finishing with the miserly figures of 2 for 21 after his 10 overs. The Sri Lankan innings never got going despite good starts from Chandimal, Mathews and Priyanjan who all made 30’s before departing. A couple of lusty blows be Nuwan Kulasekara saw him step up the pace towards the later end of the innings –… Read More →

SLC Youth Tournament 2014 – Fixtures

Under 23 Division I Tournament 2014/2015 Group ‘A’ Group ‘B’ Moors SC Tamil Union C & AC Colombo Cricket Club Bloomfield C & AC Colts CC Ragama CC Moratuwa SC Negombo CC NCC Air Force SC Army SC Navy SC SLPA SC Sinhalese SC Date Host Opponent Venue 6-7-8 June Moors SC Army SC Moors NCC CCC NCC Moratuwa SC Colts CC to be confirm Navy SC Tamil Union C & AC Welisara Air Force SC Bloomfield C & AC Air Force – Katunayake Negombo CC Ragama CC Kadirana Date Host Opponent Venue 13-14-15 June SLPA SC Moors SC Moors CCC Army SC CCC Colts CC NCC Colts Tamil Union C & AC SSC P Sara Navy SC Bloomfield C… Read More →

Sri Lanka ‘A’ Team Squad for Ireland & England Tour 2014

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket National Selectors has announced the 30-member squad for the Sri Lanka ‘A’ Team tour of Ireland & England. This tour will begin on the 14th of July and go on till the 25th August 2014. 1.       Upul Tharanga 2.       Udara Jayasundara 3.       Niroshan Dickwella 4.       Dimuth Karunaratne 5.       Jehan Mubarak 6.       Bhanuka Rajapaksha 7.       Romesh Buddhika 8.       Angelo Perera 9.       Asela Guneratne 10.   Ashan Priyanjana 11.   Chathuranga De Silva 12.   Akhila Dhananjaya 13.   Suraj Randeev 14.   Seekuge Prasanna 15.   Ramith Rambukwella 16.   Sachithra Pathirana 17.   Chaminda Bandara 18.   Ishan Jayaratne 19.   Dushmantha Chameera 20.   Charith Jayampathy 21.   Dhammika Prasad 22.   Vishawa Fernando 23.   Lahiru Gamage 24.   Mahela Udawatte 25.   Jeewan Mendis 26.   Isuru Udana 27.   Lahiru… Read More →

SLC Executive Committee Decisions – April 28th 2014

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Media Release The Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket at its meeting held today (April 28th) approved the appointment of Marvan Atapattu as the Head Coach of the National Cricket team and Ruwan Kalpage as the Interim Assistant Coach. These appointments are in effect immediately till the conclusion of South Africa’s tour to Sri Lanka this year. The Executive Committee further approved the recommendation made by SLC’s Chairman Cricket Committee, Chairman Selection Committee and Head of Coaching to appoint former Sussex County Captain and former Surrey County Coach Chris Adams as a Consultant for the upcoming tour of England.

Hussain resists Sri Lanka Under-17 victory bid

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England U17 who were 377 behind on the first innings in their final fixture of the tour, three-day game against their Sri Lankan counterparts at Colts Ground forced a draw when they finished the third and final day at 280 for 6. M Hussain who scored an unbeaten 136 with 17 fours in the second innings of the English innings deprived Sri Lanka of a certain victory. Brief Scores: Sri Lanka U17 - 456 for 4 declared in 111 overs (Avishka Fernando 134, Malinga Amarasinghe 107*, Wanidu Hasaranga 102*, Kaveen Bandara 76, Jared Warner 2/63) England U17 - 79 all out in 60.2 overs (Hameed Hussain 35, Malinga Amarasinghe 3/10, Manelka De Silva 3/10, Damith Silva 2/21) & 280 for 6 in 106… Read More →

56th Annual General Meeting of Sri Lanka Cricket

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The 56th Annual General Meeting of SLC was held on the 23rd of April 2014 at the Head Office of SLC, chaired by Mr. Jayantha Dharmadasa. The meeting began with the Hony. Secretary Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga welcoming the invitees for the meeting and a minutes silence was observed in respect of the members who passed away during the past year. The Secretary went on to thank the National Team and the Support Staff together with the National Selectors for the excellent performance to win the Asia Cup and the ICC World T20, and he thanked the Sponsors for being part of this great achievement. He also went on to thank the Media for the wide coverage given to SLC during… Read More →

Chamari Atapattu named Sri Lanka Women’s captain

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Media Release At the meeting of the Selection Committee held it was decided to appoint Ms.Chamari Atapattu as the Captain of the Sri Lanka Womens’ National Team, and Ms. Udeshika Prabodhini as the Vice Captain of the Sri Lanka Womens’ National Team, effective immediately. This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports

Sri Lanka Tour of Ireland & England 2014 – Squads

Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held, the National Selectors selected the following players for Sri Lanka’s Tour of Ireland 2014. Angelo Mathews (Captain) Kusal Janith Upul Tharanga Lahiru Thirimanne (V.Captain) Dinesh Chandimal Ashan Priyanjana Kithruwan Vithanage Chathuranga De Silva Sachithra Senanayake Thissara Perera Nuwan Kulasekara Suranga Lakmal Dhammika Prasad Ajantha Mendis Niroshan Dickwella Squad for T20 match for the Tour of England At a Selection Committee meeting held , the National Selectors selected the following players as the squad for the T20 match for the Tour of England 2014. Lasith Malinga (Captain) Lahiru Thirimanne (V.Captain) Kusal Janith T.M Dilshan Angelo Mathews Dinesh Chandimal Kithruwan Vithanage Ashan Priyanjana Thissara Perera Nuwan Kulasekara Chathuranga De silva Sachithra Senanayake Suranga Lakmal… Read More →

SLC Player Discussions

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the Executive Committee decided to appoint a 3 member committee to discuss the issues pertaining to the player contracts. The committee included Treasurer Mr. Nuski Mohamed, Chairman Selectors Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya and the Chief Executive Officer Mr. Ashley De Silva. The Committee had discussions with the Captain of the National team Mr. Angelo Mathews yesterday. At the discussion he outlined the expectations of the team to include a payment of 20% of the participation fee of the ICC and ACC events to the participating players. After discussions, the Committee in consultation with the office bearers of the SLC’s Executive Committee, offered 10% of the participation fee from the ICC and ACC… Read More →

Former All Ceylon Cricketer Neil Chanmugam passes away

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It is great sadness that Sri Lanka Cricket announces the demise of Mr. Neil Chanmugam who passed away at the age of 74 years last night. A former All Ceylon & Sri Lanka Cricketer Neil Chanmugam played for his mother country from 1960 to 1974. Neil Chanmugam played for SSC & Sri Lanka as a Right-hand hand off break bowler. Full name Neil Chanmugam Major teams Ceylon, Sri Lanka Bowling style Right-arm off break Batting and fielding averages Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St First-class 21 34 0 593 72 17.44 0 1 13 0 List A 1 1 0 17 17 17.00 0 0 0 0 Bowling averages Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w… Read More →

Captain and Vice Captain of the National ODI and T20 Teams

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Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held , the National Selectors selected the following players as the Captain and the Vice Captain of the National ODI and T20 teams Angelo Mathews has been appointed as the Captain of the National ODI Team while Lahiru Thirimanne has been appointed as the Vice Captain of same until March 2015. Lasith Malinga has been appointed as the Captain of the National T20 Team while Lahiru Thirimanne has been appointed as the Vice Captain of same until March 2015. Angelo Mathews and Lahiru Thirimanne have also been appointed as the Captain and Vice Captain of the National Test Team until March 2015. This has been approved by the Hon. Minister of Sports.

SLC Executive Committee Decisions – April 2014

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the SLC Executive Committee which met last evening has decided to refer the unsubstantiated statements made by Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara at the Press Conference held at the Airport on the 8th of April 2014, to the Disciplinary Committee for their views and recommendations on same.