Sale of International Media, Sponsorship & TV Production rights – Press Release

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Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce the receipt of offers for sale of International Broadcast, Internet, Mobile, Radio, and Sponsorship Rights from the following parties. 1)    Taj Television Limited 2)    Nimbus Communications Ltd 3)    NEO Prime Sports 4)    Total Sports Asia Further, Sri Lanka Cricket also received offers from the following parties in relation to the TV production for International Cricket matches hosted by Sri Lanka Cricket. 1)    Kingsdown TV 2)    STV Productions 3)    Nimbus Communications 4)    Sportsorkz Fine Vision Group The bid opening for both Tenders took place today 16th March 2013 at the Taj Samudra Hotel in the presence of SLC Officials, the representatives from the respective bidders, representation from the Ministry of Sports & the Auditor Generals Department.  The bids will be submitted to the Technical… Read More →

Bangladesh earn first draw against Sri Lanka

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Bangladesh drew the high-scoring first test against Sri Lanka at the Galle International Stadium on Tuesday to snap their 12-test losing streak against the islanders. Chasing an improbable 268-run victory target with just one session and 37 overs left, Bangladesh were 70 for one wicket in 22 overs when the teams agreed to a draw after five days of batting dominance on a placid track. Only 19 wickets fell in the test while eight centuries were scored, equalling the record set in the 2005 South Africa v West Indies test at Antigua. The 1613 runs scored by both teams also made it the highest match-aggregate in a test in Sri Lanka. Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim, who scored his country’s maiden… Read More →

Malinga censured and advised

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Mr Ajit Jayasekera, CEO SLC, conducted an inquiry on the Lasith Malinga incident and in his report to the Executive Committee, recommended that Malinga be censured and advised on his behavior when dealing with the press in the future, considering his standing in the game. The Executive Committee accepted his recommendations and appointed Mr Camillus Abeygunawardena (Retired DIG and Ex Co Member), Mr Harigupta Rihanadeera (Attorney at Law and Ex Co Member) and Mr Ajit Jayasekera (CEO, SLC) to speak to Lasith Malinga on this matter.

Inquiry into Malinga’s behaviour

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The Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket has directed the Chief Executive Officer of SLC Mr. Ajit Jayasekara to conduct an Inquiry into the two incidents pertaining to  Mr. Lasith Malinga & the Media Personnel that took place outside SLC headquarters. The CEO has been requested to forward a report on the same to the Executive Committee.

Thilan Samaraweera to retire

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Test Cricketer Thilan Samaraweera handed over a letter to SLC Secretary Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga expressing his intention to retire from all forms of International Cricket. However, SLC has requested Thilan to have a meaningful dialogue with the National Selectors prior to finalising such a decision. Thilan Samaraweera is scheduled to meet the National Selectors tomorrow (6th of March).

Signing of the Annual Contracts finalized

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that the signing of the Annual Contracts offered to the National Team has been finalized. These contracts were given to 23 National Players who were categorized in to 4 groups. Category 1 1. Angelo Mathews 2. T.M.Dilshan 3. Mahela Jayawardana 4. Kumar Sangakkara 5. Lasith Malinga 6. Nuwan Kulasekera 7. Rangana Herath Category 2 1. Dinesh Chandimal 2. Ajantha Mendis Category 3 1. Lahiru Thirimanne 2. Thisara Perera Category 4 1. Shaminda Eranga 2. Chanaka Welagedera 3. Dimuth Karunarathne 4. Jeewan Mendis 5. Suraj Randiv 6. Kusal Janith Perera 7.Sachitra Senanayaka 8.Upul Tharanga 9. Suranga Lakmal 10.Nuwan Pradeep   Special Category 1. Prasanna Jayawardana 2. Thilan Samaraweera At this meeting the… Read More →

Sri Lanka Test Squad for the 1st Test against Bangladesh

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At a Selection Committee meeting held at SLC,at 3.00 pm today ,the following Players were selected by the National Selectors for the 01st Test of the Bangladesh Tour scheduled to be held at the Galle International Cricket Stadium from the 8th to the 12th of March 2013. Anjelo Mathews (Capt) Dinesh Chandimal (V.Capt & Wk) T.M Dilshan Dimuth Karunaratne Kumar Sangakkara Lahiru Thirimanna Shaminda Eranga Kusal Janith Jeewan Mendis Kithruwan Vithanage Ajantha Mendis Nuwan Kulasekara Chanaka Welagedara Suranga Lakmal Rangana Herath P.H.T Kaushal   The following Cricketers who were in the original squad of 20 players have since been injured and have not been considered for the 1st Test Match.   Dushmantha Chameera Nuwan Pradeep   The selected players have all duly… Read More →

3 Day Game against Bangladesh – Emerging XI Squad

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At a selection meeting held the following players were selected by the National Selectors to represent the emerging XI for the 3 day game against Bangladesh. Angelo Perera  (Capt) Kithruwan Withanage (V Capt) Ashen Silva Shehan Jayasuriya Niroshan Dickwella (Wk) Udara Jayasundara Ashan Priyanjana Ishan Jayratne Dushmantha Sameera Kasun Madushanka Vishwa Fernando Lahiru Gamage Akila Dhananjaya Dulanjana Mendis Chathuranga De Silva It was also decided to include Kumar Sangakkara to the 3 day squad due to lack of cricket since injury and to include Ramith Rambuwella in place of injured Akila Dhananjaya.    

Chaminda Vaas & Michael De Soysa appointed to Sri Lanka Cricket

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Press Release Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that former national player Chaminda Vaas has been appointed as the National Fast Bowling coach of the Sri Lanka National Team on a two year contract. He will lead the Fast Bowling Coaching unit which will also include Champaka Ramanayake & Anusha Samaranayake. Sri Lanka Cricket also wishes to announce that Mr. Michael De Soysa has been appointed as the Manager of the National Team for a period of one year.  

West Indies tour of Sri Lanka – Squad for the first two ODI’S

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The following have been selected by the ladies national selectors for the West Indies Women’s tour of Sri Lanka tournament and have been approved by the minister. Women’s Squad for the first two ODI’S  1.      Shashikala Siriwardane (Capt) 2.      Eshani Lokusooriya (V.Capt) 3.      Chamari Athapaththu 4.      Chamari Polgampola 5.      Dilani Manodara 6.      Sandamali Dolawatta 7.      Chamani Seneviratne 8.      Sripali Weerakkody 9.      Udeshika Prabodini 10.    Prasadini Weerakkody 11.    Deepika Rasangika 12.    Inoka Ranaweera 13.    Nipuni Hansika 14.    Rangika Fernando Stand By: 15.  Chandima Gunaratne 16.  Nilakshi  De silva 17.  Oshadi Ranasinghe 18.  Ama Kanchan 19 Maduri Sammudrika  

Mahela Jayawardene out of Bangladesh series

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Mahela Jayawardene injured his finger and will be ruled out of the homes series against Bangladesh starting in the first week of March. Jayawardene dislocated the middle finger of his left hand while attempting a catch on Sunday in a domestic first class game for SSC against NCC at his home ground. Scans had later shown a fracture. His scan reports have already been dispatched to Australia for further investigations but experts said that the forecast is not very good for the veteran batsman to play the Bangladesh series. Usually a fracture like the one Jayawardene sustained needs 2-4 weeks to heal, but due to the severity of Jayawardene’s injury the doctors have estimated it to require 4-6 weeks to… Read More →

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.