Sri Lanka Squad for New Zealand Tour – One-Day and T20 Games 2013

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At a selection committee meeting held on the 09 October 2013 the following 24 player squad were selected for the above series. Angelo Mathews  (Captain – ODI) T.M Dilshan Dimuth Karunarathna Kusal Janith Perera Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardana Lahiru Thirimanna Dinesh Chandimal (Captain – T20I) Ashan Priyanjana Kithruwan Withanage Lasith Malinga Nuwan Kulasekara Suranga Lakmal Shaminda Eranga Tissara Perera Rangana Herath Sachithra Senanayake Ajantha Mendis Seekkuge Prasanna Chathuranga De Silva Isuru Udana Ramith Rambukwella Dilruwan Perera Milinda Siriwardana

Eleven applicants for post of national head coach

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SLC wishes to announce that they received 11 applications for the post of National Head Coach of which 8 were from overseas and 3 from Sri Lanka. Further it was observed by the Executive Committee during the meeting held today that there were several other interested parties who were deprived of submitting their applications due to time constraints. Therefore, it was requested by the Executive Committee to explore the possibility of obtaining applications from the interested parties prior to evaluating the applications received. The Executive Committee appointed a committee headed by Mr. Ranjith Fernando and comprising of M/s. Mohan de Silva,  Nishantha Ranatunga, Nuski Mohamed, Sanath Jayasuriya, Ashley de Silva and Jerome Jayaratne, in order to take the process forward.

SLC appoints Sarath Abeysundara as the ‘Representative of Sri Lanka Cricket for Europe’

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket  wishes to announce that the Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket has decided to appoint Mr. Sarath Abeysundara as the ‘ Representative of Sri Lanka Cricket for Europe’ with a view to raise funds on behalf of the Sponsorship Committee of SLC. As the appointed representative he will be required to lobby support and solicit funds from Europe and Ireland towards the development activities envisaged by SLC for Schools and the District Cricket Associations of Sri Lanka. Mr. Sarath Abeysundara is currently an Elected Committee Member of the Sponsorship Committee of SLC.

Sri Lanka Women’s Tour of South Africa 2013

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At a Selection Committee meeting held, the following decisions were made by the Women’s National Selectors with regard to the Squad for the Sri Lanka Women’s tour of South Africa 2013. 1.      Shashikala Siriwardane (Captain) 2.      Eshani Lokusuriya (Vice Captain) 3.      Chamari Athapattu 4.      Yashoda Mendis 5.      Deepika Rasangika 6.      Dilani Manodara (wk) 7.      Niluka Karunaratne 8.      Sepali Weerakkodi 9.      Udeshika Prabodini 10.  Chamari Seneviratne 11.  Maduri Samuddika 12.  N.I Ida 13.  Chandima Gunaratne 14.  Rebecca Van Dort Stand By 1.      Sandamali Dolawatte 2.      Lasanthi Madushani 3.      Oshadee Ranasingha 4.      Inoka Ranaweera This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports. Tour Schedule -  October 2013 Sun      20         Arrival in South Africa Tue       22         One Day Warm Up        vs         SA Emerging Thu       24         Day      1st ODI Sat       26         Day      2nd ODI Mon      28         Day      3rd ODI Thu       31         Day      1st T20 November… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket Four-day Triangular Tournament 2013

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that a  4 day triangular tournament has been scheduled to be played beginning on 8th of October 2013.  These  4 day matches will be treated as 1st Class matches. 1st Match – Board XI vs Development Squad – 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th Oct’13 - P’Sara 2nd Match – SL “A” Team vs Development Squad- 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th Oct’13 - SSC 3rd Match – Borad XI vs SL “A” Team -21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th Oct’13 - SSC Board XI TM Dilshan, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardana, Angelo Mathews (C), Angelo Perera, Prasanna Jayawardana (WK), Nuwan Kulasekara, Sachithra Senanayaka, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal, Thisara Perera, Ajantha Mendis, Lahiru Jayaratne, T Priyashankar A Team Mahela Udawatta, Pabasara Waduge, Kaushal Silva, Dinesh… Read More →

Under 23 Division III Tournament – Fixtures

W /Province North (A): Malay CC, University of Colombo, Peterson SC, Old Cambrian CC, Nugegoda S & WC, Weera SC W / Province South (B): Cruseders SC, Kalutara PCC, Badureliya CC, Matugama CC, Nomads SC, Seevali SC Southern Province ( C): United Southern SC, Amblangoda Rio SC, Gesto CC, Old Servation SC, Matara SC, Hambantota CC Central Province (D): Old Thomian – Matale, Matale CC, Tri Youth SC, Old Marian SC, Uva Province, Customs CC North Central Province (E): Xavirites CC, Narammala SC, Samagi SC, Rajarata SC, North & East combined, Singha SC  – Kegalle Date Host Opponent Venue 28 Sep 20013 Malay CC Weera SC Malay   Nugegoda S & W.C. University of Colombo Panagoda   Peterson SC Old… Read More →

Three Day Coaching Programme with Les Lenham

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Sri Lanka Cricket successfully conducted its first of two three day Coaching Programs for selected Cricket Coaches in the Country at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium. Les Lenham’ who comes from Sussex, England last visited Sri Lanka in late 1990;’s, while he is a renowned Cricket Coach in the UK for many years over the last few decades he is well known for his teaching skills in basic & advance techniques in the game of Cricket. The first program was conducted successfully on the 25,26,27 September 2013 for 37 Schools division 1 Cricket Coaches & 14 Premier Club Coaches. The second Course will be conducted on the 30th September 1st & 2 October for 43 SLC Provincial & District Coaches.

Sri Lanka ‘A’ squad for the 1st and 2nd One Day Matches against New Zealand ‘A’

At a selection meeting held the following were selected to represent Sri Lanka ‘A’ against the New Zealand ‘A’  for the 1st and 2nd One Day matches to be played in Kandy on the 29th of September and 1st of October 2013. 1.Dimuth Karunaratne 2.Kusal Janith Perera 3.Dinesh Chandimal (Captain) 4.Angelo Perera 5.Ashan Priyanjan 6.Kithruwan Vithanage 7.Sachithra Serasingha 8.Chaturanga De Silva 9.Dilruwan Perera 10.Seekuge Prasanna 12.Shaminda Eranga 13.Suranga Lakmal 14.Ishan Jayaratne 15.Ramith Rambukwella

IPL Match Fixing Allegations

Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that reference to a certain media report pertaining to a Sri Lanka Player being accused of Match fixing in the IPL 2013, Sri Lanka Cricket has not received any report from the authorities pertaining to the above. SLC has full confidence in all its players and Sri Lanka Cricket has a zero tolerance on Anti Corruption and Anti Doping.

Graham Ford not to extend contract

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Media Release 18/09/13 This is in reference to the earlier press releases pertaining to Mr. Graham Ford. The National Coach has indicated to SLC of his unavailability to continue with SLC after his contract expires in January 2014. He has taken this decision consequent to the discussions he had with his family on the options given by SLC. 13/09/13 Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that, SLC Head Coach Mr. Graham Ford met with the office bearers, National Team Manager and Actg. CEO of SLC this morning to discuss his future plans with SLC. SLC have suggested certain options to him with regard to his family commitments , which he will take into consideration together with his family and will… Read More →

Sri Lanka ‘A’ and New Zealand ‘A’ Squads

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Sri Lanka A Squad At a meeting held the National selectors have named the following squad to play in the 1st Unofficial Test Match between New Zealand ‘A’ team and Sri Lanka ‘A’  from 17th to 20th September 2013 1. Dinesh Chandimal (Captain) 2. Dimuth Karunaratne  (Vice Captain) 3. Udara Jayasundara 4. Kithruwan Withanage 5. Ashan Priyanjana 6. Sachithra Serasingha 7. Chathuranga De Silva 8. Dilruwan Perera 9. Malinga Pushpakumara 10. Madura Lakmal 11. Vimukthi Perera 12. Ishan Jayarathna 13. Nuwan Pradeep 14. Kaushal Silva 15. Angelo Perera ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- New Zealand A Squad 1          Luke Ronchi (WK) 2          Anton Devcich 3          Carl Cachopa 4          Tom Latham (C) 5          Corey Anderson 6          Colin Munro 7          Doug Bracewell 8          Todd Astle 9          Scott Kuggeleijn 10       … Read More →

Special Awards for Journalist at the Dialog SLC Awards 2013

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that for the first time SLC was proud to present 3 Senior Journalist Outstanding Achievement Awards for their Extraordinary Years of Untiring Service and Dedication to their Profession & the Game of Cricket in Sri Lanka. The 3 Senior Journalist were Elmo Rodrigopulle, Nevile Anthony & Daminda Wijesuriya. They were from English,Tamil & Sinhala Newspapers in this country. Mr. Palitha Perera was felicitated for his yeomen service of 50 Years of Untiring Service and Dedication in the Media field and taking the game to the villages through the Electronic media. SLC also presented a special award to Channaka De Silva for being adjudged the “Best Sports Journalist of the Year” by the Editor’s Guild of Sri Lanka.

Teams share trophy as rain ruins final

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        Rain was the ultimate winner in the Women’s Limited-Overs Tournament final between Navy SC and Air Force which ended in a no result soon after the completion of the Air Force innings. The teams were declared joint champions. Air Force won the toss and elected to bat as the Navy SC bowlers restricted the Air Force below par score of 177 (49.3). Yashodha Mendis 47, Chamari Athapattu 30 - Udeshika Prabodini took 2/15, Sashikala Siriwardene took 2/36

Kandurata Maroons for CLT20 Sponsored by JAT Holdings

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that JAT Holdings became the proud sponsors of the Kandurata Maroons who will represent Sri Lanka at the Champions League T20 to be held in India.                     Welcoming the Media for the Press Conference held today,  Secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga said that “Today is a special day for Sri Lanka Cricket, and Kandurata Maroons in particular, as JAT Holdings, enter into a partnership with Sri Lanka Cricket  as the Official Sponsor of  Kandurata Maroons, the winner of SLC’s 2013 Super 4’s Tournament which qualifies them for the Champions League T20  2013 to be held in India this month.” He further stated that  ”this sponsorship will… Read More →