Afridi, Anwar star in thrilling Pakistan win

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Sri Lanka did most things right on Saturday (August 1) with bat and ball in the second and final Twenty20 International and yet ended up suffering a heartbreaking one-wicket defeat to Pakistan. With the win, Pakistan completed a 2-0 sweep of the T20Is and a superb treble on the tour, much to the dismay of a raucous crowd at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Opting to bat, Sri Lanka rode on fine contributions from Shehan Jayasuriya (40) and Chamara Kapugedera (48 not out off 25) to put up a competitive 172 for 7 in 20 overs. The bowlers then had the situation in control for much of the chase. But Shahid Afridi’s breezy 45 off 22 balls and a… Read More →

President appoints brand ambassadors for National Kidney Fund

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President Maithripala Sirisena officially appointed the veteran cricketers Muttiah Muralitharan  Mr. Thilakaratne Dilshan as the brand ambassadors of the National Kidney Fund which was established in line with the sustainable program to control kidney disease, according to the concept of the President. The appointments were made before starting the Twenty-Twenty Cricket Match at R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium this evening (August 01). President Sirisena also cordially welcomed the cricketers of the Sri Lanka and Pakistan teams who will be playing the match today. Chairman Sri Lanka Cricket Mr. Sidath Wettimuny presented a cheque for  Rs. 1 million towards the Kind Project to H.E. the President. The President also inscribed a message in a souvenir to mark this occasion. Thereafter he… Read More →

Sri Lanka A Emerging Players v South Africa Emerging Players at Pallekele

Match – Sri Lanka Emerging Vs South Africa Emerging Date – 30th July to 02nd August 2015 Venue – Pallekele Stadium Type – 4 Day Test Toss – Sri Lanka Won the Toss and elected to bat first Sri Lanka First Inning # Batsman How out Bowler Runs Balls 4 6 1 Hashan Dumindu LBW Dala 4 16 1 – 2 Kusal Mendis LBW Muller 41 59 7 – 3 Minod Bhanuka LBW Moreki 14 22 1 – 4 Bhanuka Rajapaksha CT. Fortuin Moreki 3 15 – - 5 Romesh Buddhika(C) CT. White Muller 1 2 – - 6 Angelo Jayasinghe Ct. White Moreki 17 33 1 – 7 Denuwan  Rajakaruna(WK) LBW Moreki 5 22 – - 8 Nisala Tharaka… Read More →

Financial Assistance for Champion & Runner Up Teams of Under 19, 17 & 15 Tournaments

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Financial Assistance for Champion & Runner Up Teams of Under 19, 17 & 15 Tournaments  – 2014 / 15 Sri Lanka Cricket recognized schools that have won championships at different age groups during 2014/15. Speaking at the event SLC Chairman Sidath Wettimuny stated that “It is paramount that SLC recognize Schools that win Championships during a cricket season and SLC has decided to extend financial assistance by way of grants to best performing schools in the all Island category on merit basis”. Chairman of SLC Mr. Sidath Wettimuny and Vice Chairman Kushil Gunasekara gave away the awards to the winners. Given below are the recipients of the said grants for the year 2014/15. Under 19 Tournament 2014 / 15 Division… Read More →

Spectators requested to arrive early for final T20 Match

Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform that heavy Security measures will be enforced for tomorrow’s final T20 I match between Pakistan and Sri. Lanka. Therefore, fans are kindly requested to arrive at the stadium at least 1 hour prior to the commencement of the game in order to enjoy a hassle free entry into the grounds. A capacity crowd is expected tomorrow at the R. Premadasa Stadium for the series finale.

Akmal, Tanvir deliver easy Pakistan win

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A change of captain and personnel did nothing to halt Pakistan’s march on the current tour as it beat Sri Lanka, the reigning World Twenty20 champions, by 29 runs in the first Twenty20 International at the R Premadasa Stadium on Thursday (July 30). The key protagonists in the win were Umar Akmal, who smashed 46 off 24 balls, and Sohail Tanvir, who grabbed three wickets, as Sri Lanka was restricted to 146 for 7 after Pakistan had made 175 for 5 after Shahid Afridi chose to bat first. Pakistan got the early momentum courtesy Ahmed Shehzad, who contributed 46 off 38 balls. He helped steady the innings and put together a 42-run stand with Mohammad Hafeez (17) after Mukhtar Ajmed… Read More →

Sri Lanka banks on T20Is for redemption

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Sri Lanka will have to raise its game by a few notches as it tries to prevent a clean sweep across formats by Pakistan on the current tour when the two teams clash in two Twenty20 Internationals in Colombo, the first of which will be played in Colomboon Thursday (July 30). Pakistan won the Test series 2-1 and the One-Day International series 3-2 to earn a double triumph in the island nation for the first time since 2006. But Sri Lanka, the reigning ICC World T20 champions and the No. 1 side in the shortest format, now has a chance to salvage pride in the two end-of-tour games at the R Premadasa Stadium. Both sides wear a fresh look under… Read More →

Sri Lanka ends series with comprehensive victory

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Kusal Perera’s century and his 164-run stand with Tillakaratne Dilshan, his opening partner who joined the 10,000-run club with a half-century, led Sri Lanka to a comprehensive 165-run victory over Pakistan in the fifth and final One-Day International in Hambantota on Sunday (July 26). Kusal’s 116 came off 109 balls, comprising nine fours and six sixes, and helped Sri Lanka put up 368 for 4 in 50 overs after opting to bat. Then, with Sachithra Senanayake returning 3 for 39, Sri Lanka bowled Pakistan out for 203 in 37.2 overs to seal victory. The result meant the series ended 3-2 in Pakistan’s favour. Pakistan’s chase began well with Azhar Ali and Ahmed Shehzad putting on 51 for the opening wicket…. Read More →

Sale of Tickets for Cricket Matches

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that Tickets for all international matches are ONLY sold at the following locations: SLC Ticket counter, Maitland Place Colombo 7, Match Venues (Within the respective Cricket Stadium) and Selected Dialog Service centres. Online Tickets could be purchased through our official web site. *Please kindly note Sri Lanka v Pakistan T20I series “online tickets” are sold out, Tickets are available at SLC Ticket counter. The Fans are cautioned not to purchase tickets from any other source or website as it may be counterfeits. Tickets purchased outside SLC outlets can risk being rejected at the entrance!

Team India for tour of Sri Lanka announced

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The All-India Senior Selection Committee met earlier today, to pick the Indian team for the three-match Test series against Sri Lanka. The team is as follows: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Harbhajan Singh, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Varun Aaron. (Courtesy: BCCI)

Sri Lanka Squad for T20 Series against Pakistan

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Media Release At a meeting of the Selection Committee held on 21st July 2015 at 3.00 p.m., at Sri Lanka Cricket, the following squad was selected for the T/20 Series against Pakistan; 1 Lasith Malinga (Captain) 2 T M Dilshan 3 Kusal Janith Perera 4 Kithuruwan Vithanage 5 Dhananjaya de Silva 6 Angelo Mathews 7 Dasun Shanaka 8 Chamara Kapugedara 9 Shehan Jayasuriya 10 Thisara Perera 11 Jeffrey Vandersay 12 Nuwan Kulasekera 13 Binura Fernando 14 Chaturanga de Silva 15 Milinda Siriwardene Hon. Minister of Tourism and Sports has approved the above.

Dominant Pakistan clinches ODI series in Sri Lanka

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Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the fourth One-Day International between the two teams in Colomboon Wednesday (July 22) to take a decisive 3-1 lead in the five-match series. Ahmed Shehzad hit 95 off 90 balls and Mohammad Hafeez contributed an 88-ball 70 to take Pakistan over the line in just 40.5 overs after its bowlers had restricted Sri Lanka to 256 for 9. The result kept alive Pakistan’s hopes of qualifying for the eight-team ICC Champions Trophy 2017, to be played in England. Sri Lanka is assured of taking part in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, but was lacklustre in the crucial encounter at the R Premadasa Stadium. Shehzad and Azhar Ali, the captain, put Pakistan on… Read More →

Banned items at Cricket Matches

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that Security measures will be tightened for tomorrows match. Spectators are advised to refrain from carrying Hooters, Liquor, Glass Bottles, Sharp Objects & Lighters/Match Boxes into the stadium. Any unruly behavior by any spectator will be severely dealt with and may even be subject to eviction from the grounds.