Sri Lanka continued to look mightily impressive as they overwhelmed opponents Japan with an outstanding performance, winning by 10 wickets in its match at Merrion. Japan batted first scoring 21 in 18.1 overs, the only batter to make any significant contribution was Ayako Nakayama scoring 12 runs. The Sri Lanka bowling attack were in fine form bowling as a unit and sharing the wickets around. Eshani Kaushalya (5 for 2), Sripali Weerakkody (2 for 2) and Chandima Gunaratne (2 for 2) all put in professional performances. Sri Lanka managed to score the winning runs in 1.4 overs, Yasoda Mendis (18) scoring 4 fours and Jayangani (4) confirming victory for the Sri Lankan team and a semi-final spot. Captain, Shashikala Siriwardene… Read More →
ICC Media Release Sri Lanka has retained its position as the number-one ranked Twenty20 International (T20I) side after the annual update of the Reliance ICC T20I Rankings Table was announced on Thursday. The annual update was released just two days before Pakistan takes on defending ICC World Twenty20 champion West Indies in a two-match series, starting on 27 July in Kingstown, St Vincent. At the June ICC Board meeting during the Annual Conference week in London, the ICC Board agreed to change the T20I rankings period from three years to four years. The ICC Board also decided that the annual update to the Test, ODI and T20I rankings should now take place on 1 May each year, rather than 1 August, to better align… Read More →
Sri Lanka Women won convincingly in its opening match in ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifiers against Canada, restricting it to 44 runs in 17.5 overs. In a thoroughly professional performance the pick of the Sri Lankan bowlers were Gunaratne 3 wickets for 6 runs and Dolawette and Weerakkody taking 2 wickets a piece. Canada’s top scorer was Sivanantham (13 runs). Sri Lanka achieved the target in 6.1 overs, Mendis (17) and Kaushalya (17) scoring 4 fours and winning by 9 wickets. Winning captain Shashikala Siriwardene said, ‘The bowlers did really well today restricting them to a total of 44 runs. We saw the match Japan played we are not underestimating any teams we will do our best.’ Canadian captain Mikaela… Read More →
The Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket at its meeting held on 24th July 2013, selected the following 15 member squad to represent the National Team for the 3rd & 4th ODI matches against South Africa to be played on the 26th and 28th July 2013. The Hon. Minister of Sports has been approved the following squad. Angelo Mathews will be returning to the National Team as Captain after the suspension of the first two ODI s. SQUAD: 1. Angelo Mathews (Capt) 2. Dinesh Chandimal (V.Capt) 3. T M Dilshan 4. Upul Tharanga 5. Kumar Sangakkara 6. Mahela Jayawardena 7. Angelo Perera 8. Jehan Mubarak 9. Rangana Herath 10. Sachithra Senanayake 11. Ajantha Mendis 12. Lasith Malinga 13. Shaminda Eranga 14. Thisara Perera 15. Suranga Lakmal 16. Lahiru Thirimanne (Subject to fitness)
Needing 176 from 29 overs, South Africa stutters to 104 for 5 in 21 overs, losing by 17 runs on D/L method. Rangana Herath’s two crucial wickets helped Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 17 runs in a rain-affected One-Day International, and take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series, in Colombo on Tuesday (July 23). Set a revised target of 176 from 29 overs, South Africa lost five wickets to make 104 runs in 21 overs when a heavy downpour at the R Premadasa Stadium forced the match to be called off. With the par score at that stage being 121 for 5, South Africa were 17 runs short as they suffered their second defeat in the series following the… Read More →
Kumar Sangakkara smashed his highest One-Day International score of 169, scored off 137 balls, as Sri Lanka thrashed South Africa by 180 runs in the first ODI in Colombo on Saturday (July 21). Sangakkara’s 16th ODI century steered Sri Lanka to 320 for 5 after it was sent in to bat. South Africa was then shot out for 140, the innings lasting just 31.5 overs, to leave Sri Lanka with a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. Sangakkara chipped in with two catches and a stumping, earning him the Man of the Match award, as Rangana Herath and Thisara Perera picked up three wickets each. Sangakkara celebrated his 350th one-day match by surpassing his previous best of 138 not out,… Read More →
At a Selection Committee meeting held, the following decisions were made by the National Selectors with regard to the Squad for the India Under-19s tour of Sri Lanka. The Hon. Minister of Sports has given his approval for the below Squad. 1. Kusal Mendis WK (Capt) 2. Rukshan Fernando 3. Hashan Dumindu 4. Kavinu Kulasekara 5. Sadeera Samarawickrama (V Capt) 6. Thilaksha Malshan Sumanasiri 7. Minod Bhanuka 8. Sanjika Ridma 9. Priyamal Perera 10. Ramesh Mendis 11. A. K Tyronne 12. Lakshan Jayasinghe 13. Hashan Vimarshana 14. Binura Fernando 15. Chamika Karunaratne 16. Harsha Rajapaksha
Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that it took the following decisions stated below at the Executive Committee Meeting held today in the evening. Ramith Rambukwella It was decided by the Executive to impose a 50% of his tour fee & CEO of SLC to issue him a severe warning on his behavior. Mattings 82 nos Mattings (66ft x 10ft) will be distributed for the Junior Schools Tournaments. Inter Provincial T20 Tournament SLC to organize an Inter Province T20 Cricket Tournament in place of SLPL and the winning team to represent Sri Lanka at the Champions League in India.
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket regrets to announce that the Mahindra SLPL 2013 scheduled to commence on 10th August 2013 will not take place due to the fact that the Franchisees have failed to pay the Franchise Consideration for this year and more importantly have failed to deposit with SLC the bank guarantees to secure the player payments. In the circumstances the Mahindra SLPL 2013 will not take place.
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
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.
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.
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 →
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 →
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 →