Power Generators of Sri Lanka Cricket

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Media Release Further to the several news items being circulated regarding the purchase of 2 Power Generators, Sri Lanka Cricket would like to state that in 2011 SLC purchased 2 Power Generators (1250 kva) at a cost of Rs. 61.8 million to operate Flood Light Systems of the 3 venues of the 2011 world cup. When Sri Lanka Cricket was invited to host the 2011 ICC World Cup in Sri Lanka, it was mandatory to have high powered generators for flood lights. SLC could not find the necessary generators in Sri Lanka & hiring the said generators from a foreign country was not feasible hence after consultation with the General Manager of CEB, SLC discussed the matter with the Minister… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket Triangular in Kandy – Squads

Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the Teams for the Triangular to be played in Kandy in preparation for the ICC Champions Trophy to be played in England and the Sri Lanka ‘A’ tour to West Indies. The 3 Teams that will take part in the said Triangular are as follows. SRI LANKA TEAM : Upul Tharanga, Shehan Jaysuriya, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal, Thilina Kandambi, Chamara Kapugedera, Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Hearth, Nuwan Kulasekera, Shaminda Eranga, Chanaka Welagedera, Milinda Siriwardena, Ferveez Maharoof, Kusal Mendis, S Silojen SRI LANKA ‘A’ : Udara Jayasundara, Dilshan Munaweera, Anjelo Perera, Kithruwan Vithanage, Ashan Priyanjana, Niroshan Dickwella, Ramith Rambukwella, Seekuge Prasanna, Ishan Jayarathna, Suranga Lakmal, Vimukthi Perera, Lahiru Jayaratne, P H T Kaushal, Yasoda Lanka, S Sanjeewan SRI LANKA COMBINED: Dimuth Karunaratna, Mahela Udawatta, Jehan Mubarak, Sachithra Serasinghe, Kaushal Silva, Chaturanga De Silva,… Read More →

Sri Lanka Team for ICC Champions Trophy 2013

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the following squad was selected to represent the Sri Lanka National Team at the ICC Champions Trophy matches to be played in England in June 2013. 1.             Angelo Mathews(Capt) 2.              Dinesh Chandimal(Vice Capt) 3.             T M Dilshan 4.              Kusal Janith Perera 5.              Kumar Sangakkara 6.              Mahela Jayawardena 7.              Lahiru Thirimanne 8.              Jeevan Mendis 9.              Thisara Perera 10.            Lasith Malinga 11.            Rangana Herath 12.            Nuwan Kulasekera 13.            Shaminda Eranga 14.            Sachithra Senanayake 15.            Chanaka Welagedera The Minister of Sports Hon. Mahindananda Aluthgamage has approved the above team.

Dimuth Karunaratne to lead SL ‘A’ in two Tests in WI

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the following squad was selected to represent the Sri Lanka ‘A’ Team and the Officials for the 02 Test matches to be played in the West Indies in July 2013. 1.                        Dimuth Karunarathne   (Capt) 2.                        Angelo Perera                   (Vice Capt) 3.                        Udara Jayasundera 4.                        Kithruwan Withanage 5.                        Ashan Priyanjana 6.                        Kaushal Silva 7.                        Chathuranga de Silva 8.                        Niroshan Dickwella 9.                        P H D Kaushal 10.                    Malinda Pushpakumara 11.                    Suranga Lakmal 12.                    Madura Lakmal 13.                    Lahiru Gamage 14.                    Ishan Jayaratne 15.                    Vimukthi Perera Officials 1.                     Jayantha Seneviratne                    Manager 2.                     Romesh Kaluwitharana               Head Coach 3.                     Champaka Ramanayake     … Read More →

Sri Lanka U19 take series with 62-run win

Sri Lanka Under 19 Team won the 5 ODI series against Bangladesh Under 19

Sri Lanka completed a series victory over Bangladesh by beating them by 62 runs in the fifth and final game of the series in Mirpur. It was an impressive turnaround for the young visitors, after they were down 2-1 after the third game. Sri Lanka Under-19s 185 (Anurudhda 50, Rifat 3-29) beat Bangladesh Under-19s 123 (Mehedy 37, Mendis 3-24) by 62 runs. Click here for Series scorecards. Series Stats:

Sri Lanka Cricket Talent Search in the North & East 2013

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that  ’SLC Coaching Department’ will be conducting the below mentioned programs during the month of ‘May’ as per the below schedule. The (2) day program consists of the below mentioned. 1st Day * Talent Search Program (Age Group 14/15/16 Morning, Age Group 17/18/19 Afternoon) * Schools ‘Masters In Charge’ Program, conducted by ‘Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association’ (Morning – Classroom Session) 2nd Day * Coach Education Program – Full Day (for Cricket Coaches in those respective Districts) The ‘Provincial & District Coaches’ along with ‘Manager – Provinces’ will assist the Coaching Department in conducting the above mentioned programs. …………………………………………………………………………………………. Date – 8th & 9th May 2013 Venue – St Johns College, Jaffna Time – 9.00am to… Read More →

Sri Lanka U19 level series in rain-hit game

Sri Lanka Under-19s stormed back into contention in the five-match series by beating Bangladesh Under-19s by six wickets in the rain-affected fourth game in Mirpur. Sri Lanka Under-19s 200 for 4 (Karunaratne 49*) beat Bangladesh Under-19s 244 for 8 (Joyraz 58, Mendis 5-43) by 6 wickets (D/L method) Match : 4th ODI, Bangladesh Under-19 Vs Sri Lanka Under-19 (27/04/2013)

Bangladesh sneak home in last-ball finish

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Bangladesh Under-19 fought off an extraordinary final over by Ramesh Mendis to win the third one-dayer by one wicket against Sri Lanka Under-19 in Mirpur. The offspinner Mendis took three wickets, but Mustafizur Rahman hit the final ball for four to give the hosts a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. Bangladesh Under-19 281 for 9 (Mosaddek 98, Mendis 3-39) beat Sri Lanka Under-19 277 for 8 (Samarawickrama 83, Weerakkody 65, Jubair 3-60) by 1 wicket Match : 3rd ODI, Bangladesh Under-19 Vs Sri Lanka Under-19 (26-04-2013)  

Presentation of the Overview of SLC to the Newly appointed ExCo

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the newly appointed Executive Committee of SLC met today for the first time at SLC. President of Sri Lanka Cricket Mr. Jayantha Dharmadasa welcomed the new committee together with Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga. At the outset of this meeting the Actg. CEO Mr. Ashley De Silva presented to the new committee an overview of the cricket activities, the current structure and the way forward based on SLC’s 4 year strategic plan leading upto the 2015 World Cup. The following topics were covered in detail: Organizational Structure, Finance,  Marketing & Administration, Coaching & Cricket Operations. He also emphasized the importance of exploring  the possibility of providing the following facilities at our International Stadiums… Read More →

CT 2013 Preparation: National Team, Sri Lanka “A” & Combined XI to play a triangular

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Press Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that in place of the scheduled Inter Provincial 4 day tournament, it has been decided to play a triangular consisting of the National Team, Sri Lanka “A” Team & a Combined XI Team which will take place in Pallakelle International Cricket Stadium Kandy as per the attached schedule, in preparation for the upcoming Champions Trophy to be played in England, Also please note that the 1st round of matches with be played as Day games and the 2nd round matches will be played as Day & Night games together with the Final which will be played on the 20th of May 2013 in Pallakelle. Date Match Venue 11th May Travel to Kandy  … Read More →

Sri Lanka ‘A’ team tour of West Indies 2013 – Preparation Squad

Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that in preparation for the Sri Lanka “A” tour of West Indies during the month of May -June 2013, Sri Lanka “A” team will play two matches with a combined XI on the 23rd & 24th April 2013 and again on the 29th & 30th April 2013 at R.Premadasa Stadium. The National Selectors nominated the following squad in order to select the team for the Sri Lanka ‘A’ Team tour of West Indies. 1.    Ashen Silva 2.    Udara Jayasundara 3.     Shehan Jayasooriya 4.     Dimuth Karunaratne 5.     Angelo Perera 6.     Kithruwan Vithanage 7.     Ashen Priyanjana 8.     Yashoda Lanka 9.     Dushmantha Sameera 10.   Kasun Madushanka 11.   Lahiru Gamage 12.   Madura lakmal 13.   Imran Khan 14.   Vishwa Fernando 15.   Madawa Warnapura 16.   Ishan Jayaratna 17.   Vimukthi Perera 18.   Lahiru Jayaratna 19.   Pabasara Waduge 20.   Niroshan… Read More →

SLC UK Committee Donates Cricket Balls to 134 Schools

(from left) Mr. Asitha Jayaweera, Chairman, Sri Lanka UK Committee, Hon. Bandula Gunawardena (Education Minister), Mr. Ashley de Silva CEO Sri Lanka Cricket

Cricket balls, donated by Sri Lanka Cricket’s UK committee were distributed amongst 134 schools playing division one, two and three at a ceremony held at the Kettarama Stadium under the patronage of the Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena on Monday 8th April 2013. Representing Sri Lanka Cricket UK Committee, Ajith Dandeniya (Secretary) and the Deepal Ahangama (Committee Member) were also available to participate in the occasion. The need for such a worthwhile donation to contribute to developing the “Cradle of Cricket” at School Level was born by the fact that a significant number of schools in the outstations found that they did not have cricket balls that were suitable to play 2-day cricket. Therefore with the help SLC, the UK committee… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket Annual General Meeting 2013

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the Annual General Meeting was held successfully today at BMICH and the following were duly elected to their respective posts. President – Jayantha Dharmadasa Vice Presidents – K. Mathivanan & Mohan De Silva Secretary – Nishantha Ranatunga Asst. Secretary – Hirantha Perera Treasurer – Nuski Mohamed Asst. Treasurer – Ajita Pasqual Tour Organizing Committee; Chairman – One of the Vice Presidents Secretary – Nishantha Ranatunga Chandra Rodrigo Anil De Silva Roland Perera Jayantha Jayaweera Saminda Cooray Tournament Committee: Chairman – Roshan Iddamalgoda Secretary – Kavindra Liyanage Manuja Kariyapperuma Samantha Bandara Upali Seneviratne Umpires Committee: Chairman – ARM. Aroos Secretary – Hiran Jayamanne Gajaba Pitigala Jayantha Paranathala Lal Ranasinghe Sponsorship Committee: Chairman – One… Read More →