Press Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to explain the reasons behind the Generator Failure at Hambantota tonight during the first ODI between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. 2 of the 4 light towers had failed due to both the operating generator and the standby generator for the said 2 light towers that is provided by the Ceylon Electricity Board, failing due to a technical failure. The cause of the said generator failure is to be investigated by CEB. The main pavilion stand by generator was used to provide the necessary power to the light towers. It should also be noted that these generators were tested the day before and was fully functional during the said testing period. Sri Lanka Cricket wish… Read More →
Tickets for the ODI and T20 series of Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka are now available for purchase. Dhaka Bank ODI Series will start on the 23rd of March 2013 in Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota starting at 2 pm. The details of the ticket sale points are stated below ———————————————————————————————————————————- Hambanthota – 1st ODI & 2nd ODI Tickets Available at: Hambanthota Stadium - Available from 20th March 2013 Time: 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. SLC Head Office Time: 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Tickets range from Rs. 20/- , Rs. 50/-, Rs.100/- Rs. 150/- Rs.200/- ———————————————————————————————————————————- Kandy – 3rd ODI & T20 Tickets Available at: Kandy – Abans City Centre & Pallekele Stadium - Available from 22nd March 2013 Time: 8.30 a.m. to… Read More →
At a Selection Committee meeting held on 11/3/2013, the following decisions were made by the National Selectors with regard to the U19 Tour of Bangladesh. Test Squad 1. Kusal Mendis – (Capt) (W/K/Batsman) Prince of Wales College 2. Sandun Weerakkody – (V.Capt) N.C.C 3. Sadeera Samarawickram (W/K /Op Bat) St.Josephs’ College Colombo 10 4. Minod Bhanuka (Op Bat) Maliyadewa College 5. Tharindu Kulasekara (Op Batsman) Thurstan College 6. Hashan Dumindu (Op Batsman) Gurukula Kelaniya 7. Pawan Dewinda (Op Batsman) Mahanama College 8. Harsha Rajapaksha All Rounder Rahula College 9. Chamika Karunaratna F. Bowler Royal College 10. Dilshan Kanchana F. Bowler Devapathraja College 11. Binura Fernando F.Bowler D.S… Read More →
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 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 →
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.
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.
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).
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 →
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 →
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.
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.
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 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 →