Test & ODI Captain Mathews, T20 Captain Chandimal

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At a Selection Committee meeting held, the following decisions were made by the National Selectors. Test & One day Captain – Anjelo Mathews Test & One Day Vice Captain – Dinesh Chandimal (The above is for a period effective 14th February 2013 – 2013/14 Pakistan tour ( Scheduled to end in January 2014 ) T20 Captain – Dinesh Chandimal T20 Vice Captain – Lasith Malinga (The above is for a period effective 14th February 2013 – 2013/14 Pakistan tour ( Scheduled to end in January 2014 ) Further the following selections were made with regard to the SL vs Bangladesh Test series. Anjelo Mathews (Capt) Dinesh Chandimal (V.Capt) T.M Dilshan Dimuth Karunaratne Ashen Silva Kumar Sangakkara – subject to recovery from injury Lahiru Thirimanna Mahela Jayawardana… Read More →

Record breaking Billion Rupee Bids for Sri Lanka Cricket

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Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that it has received  record breaking Billion Rupee bids for the Sponsorship of it’s National Teams. Sri Lanka Cricket has proven the growth of it’s brand image with the receipt of  highly competitive bids from four parties vying to Sponsor the National Cricket teams for a period of three years, starting from June 2013. Among the Companies, who have come forward for the bidding are, Dialog Axiata, Madison Media, Sri Lanka Tea Board & Total Sports Asia. Two bids were received with the value in excess of two billion rupees. SLC called for tenders from interested parties to appoint the new team sponsor for the Men’s and Women’s national team for the post… Read More →

Press Release – SLC suspends team manager

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Press Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform that a decision was taken last evening to suspend Mr Charith Senanayake from service with immediate effect without remuneration, pending an inquiry into 3 charges against him. This decision was conveyed to him this morning and the suspension letter couriered to his residence.

Emerging Squad for the 3 day game against Bangladesh

Following  Squad  has been selected for the three day game schedule to be played against Bangladesh commencing on 3rd March 2013. Romesh Kaluwitharana will be in charge of training the squad. Openers – 04 Ashen Silva Niroshan Dickwella- WK Udara Jayasundara Shehan Jayasuriya Middle Order Bats- 06 Angelow Perera Kithruwan Ashan Priyanjana Romesh Buddhika Gayan manishan- WK Sadun Weerakody Fast Bowlers-07 Lahiru Madushanka Ishan Jayarathna Dushantha Sameera Vishva Fernando Lahiru Gamage Kasun Madushanka Lahiru Jayarathna Spin – 06 Chathuraga De Silva Ramith Rambukwella P H T Kaushal Dulannjala Mendis Maduka Liyanapathirana Akila Dhananjaya

New Selectors meet the National Players & Technical Team

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Picking the national team is no easy task, so the newly elected selectors are eager to make no mistakes and have the best available players wearing the Sri Lankan Cap. The newly elected selectors of SLC headed by its Chairman Sanath Jayasuriya together with the Secretary of SLC Nishantha Ranatunga, met for the first time the National Coaches, Physio’s & the  Match Referees of SLC, and all the contracted players of SLC. The Selectors first spoke to Sri Lanka team’s Batting Coach Marvan Atapattu, Bowling coach Champaka Ramanayaka and fielding coach Ruwan Kalpage. After the first meeting ended, the selectors had discussions with all the trainers and physio’s of SLC. At this Meeting it was outlined by the Selectors that… Read More →

Professional Sri Lanka knocks India out of ICC WWC 2013

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Sri Lanka registered a comprehensive 139-run upset win over India in an ICC Women’s World Cup Group A clash at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday (February 6) to qualify for the Super Sixes of the tournament and knock India out of contention. India was outplayed throughout the game as Sri Lanka first posted a formidable 282 for five in its allotted 50 overs and then bowled India out for 144 in 42.2 overs – Sri Lanka’s first victory over India in One-Day Internationals. Eshani Kaushalya, Sri Lanka’s go-to lady in the recent past, was in the forefront of its victory with her all-round show. She struck six boundaries and three sixes in her unbeaten 56 from 31 balls, and… Read More →

Taylor’s 171 sinks Sri Lanka

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The West Indies women’s team put the disappointment of defeat against India in the first match of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 behind them to thump Sri Lanka Women by a massive margin of 209 runs at MIG Ground in Mumbai on Sunday (February 3). Put into bat, West Indies, powered by Stafanie Taylor’s 171, posted 368 for 8 in its 50 overs and then bowled out Sri Lanka for 159 in 40 overs. Taylor and Kycia Knight put on 62 runs for the opening wicket in 9.2 overs before Shashikala Siriwardena, the Sri Lankan captain, sent back Kycia for 30, which came off 29 balls. Shemaine Campbelle fell soon after that but that was to be Sri Lanka’s… Read More →

Kaushalya stars in stunning Sri Lankan win

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A brilliant counter-attacking half-century from Eshani Kaushalya helped Sri Lanka hunt down a challenging target of 239 to pull off a stunning one-wicket upset in a last-ball finish against England in a Group A match of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Friday (February 1). Chasing England’s total of 238 for 8, Sri Lanka began well enough, with Chamari Atapattu and Yasoda Mendis, the openers, putting on 103 in good time. England, however, refused to let go, and a combination of tight bowling and efficient fielding got it back into the game. When Kaushalya came to the crease, at No. 6, Sri Lanka still needed 86 from 85 balls. As Kaushalya settled in,… Read More →

Sri Lanka strengthens its position as No.1 ranked T20I side

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Sri Lanka has strengthened its hold as the number-one ranked side on the Reliance ICC T20I Championship Table following its 2-0 series win over host Australia on Monday. Sri Lanka, which needed to win just one of the two matches in the series to retain its top spot, gained four ratings points to finish on 131 ratings points – nine ratings points ahead of second-placed ICC World Twenty20 2012 champion West Indies. Australia, on the other hand, has retained its seventh place but has lost four ratings points to end at 104, 12 ratings points behind sixth-placed Pakistan. Australia next plays West Indies in a one-off Twenty20 International on 13 February in Brisbane. To find out exactly how the forthcoming series will affect the… Read More →

New selectors appointed

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the new Cricket Selection Committee headed by Sanath Jayasuriya was appointed by the Minister of Sports Hon. Mahindananda Aluthgamage today. The committee comprises, Sanath Jayasuirya (Chairman), Pramodya Wickramasinghe, Hemantha Wickremarathne , Chaminda Mendis,  and Eric Upashantha

Sri Lanka takes 1-0 lead in T20I series

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David Warner’s unbeaten 90 went in vain as Sri Lanka beat Australia by five wickets in the first Twenty20 International on Saturday to go 1-0 up in the two-match series. Shot-making was not easy on the drop-in pitch at Sydney’s Olympic Stadium but Warner blasted an unbeaten 62-ball 90 in a brilliant display of controlled aggression to power Australia to 137 for three wickets. Kushal Perera (33) and captain Angelo Mathews (35 not out) shone with the bat for Sri Lanka before Thisara Perera (19 not out) clobbered back-to-back sixes to see the visitors home with seven balls to spare. Melbourne hosts the second and final match on Monday. Australia were reeling at 53-3 in nine overs after opting to… Read More →

Hughes century helps Australia to level series

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Phil Hughes returned to form with a century before Xavier Doherty and Moises Henriques took three wickets each to lead Australia to a series-levelling 32-run win over Sri Lanka in the final one-day cricket international on Wednesday. Hughes struck 138 not out at Bellerive Oval but Sri Lanka were on course to overhaul Australia’s 247-5 until Doherty exploited spin-friendly conditions to dismiss three of the tourists’ top four batsmen. Pressure from Doherty reduced Sri Lanka from 50-0 at the 10-over mark to 85-4 from 25 and the tourists never fully recovered, stumbling to 215 all out and a 2-2 draw in the five-match series. Australia still have batting concerns despite Hughes’s second ton of the series, with David Hussey’s 34… Read More →

Siriwardena confident about change of fortunes

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Sri Lanka captain Shashikala Siriwardena is confident of a change of fortunes for her side during the upcoming ICC Women’s World Cup India 2013. Siriwardena believes her side’s bowling attack gives her hope of a good show at the tournament that begins on 31 January in Mumbai.* “We couldn’t do well at ICC World Twenty20 due to our batting failure. It was tough to lose like that on our home soil. We believe in our potential and are confident of doing well (at the ICC Women’s World Cup). What gives us hope is our previous performances and winning ratio in ODIs. I have a lot of belief in our bowlers as they have proved themselves throughout the year. Considering our… Read More →