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 →

Dialog Sri Lanka Cricket Awards 2013 – LIVE Updates

Dialog Sri Lanka Cricket Awards 2013 Winners List: Dialog Cricketer of the Year 2013 – Rangana Herath Dialog People’s Player of the Year 2013 – Kumar Sangakkara Men’s ODI Awards -  Best Batsman: TM Dilshan Best Bowler: Lasith Malinga Best All Rounder: Angelo Mathews Men’s TEST Awards -  Best Batsman: Kumar Sangakkara Best Bowler: Rangana Herath   Emerging Cricketer of the Year Dinesh Chandimal Umpire Awards -  Premier A Panel – Raveendra Wimalasiri Premier B Panel – Nilan de Silva Sara Panel – Chrishantha Rodrigo Media Awards -  Outstanding Achivement – Elmo Rodrigopulle Outstanding Achievement – Daminda Wijesuriya Outstanding Achievement – Nevil Anthony Appreciation Award – Palitha Perera A Special Award to Channaka de Silva for being adjudged the “Best Sports Journalist of… Read More →

SLC Executive Committee Meeting – 09th September 2013

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An emergency meeting of the  Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) was held yesterday  (09/09/2013) at SLC Head Quarters. At this meeting the “Letter of Resignation” sent by SLC Vice President K. Mathivanan was tabled for the committee’s consideration.  Upon tabling, the committee unanimously accepted the resignation submitted by Mr. Mathivanan. Further, the members of the Executive Committee expressed their utmost surprise and disappointment relating to certain deplorable comments made to the media by Mr. Mathivanan. It was also noted by the committee, that certain media reports had quoted Mr. Mathivanan pertaining to his resignation from SLC.  It has been observed that  In some instances the former Vice President of SLC has cited the lack of responsibilities given to him as a reason for… Read More →

SLC Vice President Resigns

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that Mr. K. Mathivanan – Vice President of Sri Lanka Cricket has tendered his resignation to the President of SLC, citing personal reasons.

Dialog Sri Lanka Cricket Awards – 2013

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that The Dialog Sri Lanka Cricket Awards will be held on the 10th of September 2013. One of the highlights of the awards will be the Dialog People’s Player of the Year, an award chosen by a popular vote by the general public. You have the chance to pick your player by voting via SMS or web. If via SMS, you can text in from ANY mobile network. All voters need to do is type DPP<space>PLAYERS NAME and send it to 6797. The player’s names as should be mentioned in the SMS are as follows. Mathews, Mahela, Sangakkara, Dilshan, Malinga, Kulasekara, Rangana, Prasanna, Suraj, Ajantha, Chandimal, Welagedara, Thissara, Suranga, Thirimanne, Shaminda, Dimuth. Jeewan, Kusal, Sachithra,… Read More →

Kandurata Maroons Team for CLT20 – 2013

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the squad of Kandurata Maroons for the Champions League T20 Tournament which will be played in India from the 17th September 2013.  Kandurata Maroons 1.      Lahiru Thirimanne (Capt) 2.      Nuwan Kulasekara (V.Capt) 3.      Upul Tharanga 4.      Thilina Kandambhy 5.      Kumar Sangakkara 6.      Shehan Jayasuriya 7.      Chamara Silva 8.      Milinda Siriwardana 9.      Dilhara Lokuhettige 10.     Dhammika Prasad 11.     Ajantha Mendis 12.     Kaushal Lokuarachchi 13.     Lahiru Jayaratne 14.     Dhananjaya De Silva 15.     Suraj Randiv Stand By: 1.      Malinga Bandara 2.      Pabasara Waduge 3.      Dasun Chanaka 4.      S.Sanjeewan 5.      Gayan Manishan OFFICIALS: Mr. Srinath Silva – Manager Mr. Chaminda Vaas – Head Coach Mr. Upul Chandana – Fielding Coach Mr. Arjan Nalliah – Trainer Mr. Sanjeewa Gamage – Physio Mr. Lasantha Jayakody – Masseuer Mr. Ashan De Saram – Computer Analyst Mr…. Read More →

Tamil Union wins the under 23 division one title

Tamil Union won the Under-23 inter-club cricket title for the third consecutive year by beating Moors Sports Club by massive 258 runs in the U23 Division One final encounter ended at the R Premadasa Stadium, yesterday. Match details Match:                      U23 – D1 final between Tamil Union U23 and Moors SC – U23 Date :                         30, 31 Aug & 1 Sept 2013 Venue:                       R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo Toss:                           Tamil Union and Elected to bat Winner:      … Read More →

Sri Lanka tour of Zimbabwe postponed

Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that Zimbabwe Cricket Board wrote to SLC yesterday stating that,  “ due to some challenging issues we  are facing, it has been decided that we should reschedule the Sri Lanka tour to a future mutually agreed date.” The said tour was scheduled to start on the 1st of October until the 5th of November 2013 and was to comprise 2 T20’s, 3 ODI’s and 2 Test matches.

Obituary of SLC Umpire P.W. Vidanagamage

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It is great sadness that Sri Lanka Cricket announcers the demise of Umpire Mr. P. W. Vidanagamage who passed away at the age of 79 years in England yesterday. Full name: Piyadasa Wewa Vidanagamage Born: February 22, 1934, Colombo Current age: 79 years 184 days Major teams: Ananda Sastralaya, St Servatius Batting style: Left-hand bat Bowling style: Slow left-arm orthodox Umpiring statistics Test debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Kandy, Mar 9-14, 1984 Last Test Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (CCC), Apr 16-21, 1987 Test matches 4 ODI debut Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (SSC), Feb 14, 1982 Last ODI India v West Indies at Sharjah, Oct 22, 1991 ODI matches 23 We extend our deepest sympathies… Read More →