Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka 2015 – Match Schedule

Date Match Venue June 11 – 13 Three Day Match  Colombo Colts CC June 17 – 21 1st Test Galle June 25 – 29 2nd Test P Sara Oval July 3 – 7 3rd Test PICS – Kandy July 11 1st ODI – Day Match RDICS – Dambulla July 15 2nd ODI – D/N PICS – Kandy July 19 3rd ODI – D/N RPICS – Comlombo July 22 4th ODI – D/N RPICS – Comlombo July 26 5th ODI – D/N MRICS – Hambantota July 30 1st T20I RPICS – Colombo Aug 01 2nd T20I RPICS – Colombo

Two outstanding school boy cricketers to play in the premier league of Middlesex county championship

CEO Ashley De Silva & Head of Cricket Operations Carlton Bernadus handing over the sponsorship documents

Under the overseas player program two outstanding school boy cricketers Chamika Karunaratne of Royal College and Lasith Lakshan of St. Thomas College, Matara have been selected to play in the UK County Championship. Out of seven cricketers these two were selected by the SLC UK Committee. The SLC UK committee will be responsible for the well being of the cricketers and undertakes all expenses related to them during their stay in UK. Some of the past cricketers who have been benefited from this scholarship scheme are Angelo Mathews, Dhammika Prasad, Farveez Maharoof, Kosala Kulasekara and Upul Tharanga. For young potential national cricketers to have this opportunity to play a season of cricket in England is a dream come true and… Read More →

Michael Main to join as Trainer of the National Team

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Media Release Michael Main will join Sri Lanka Cricket as Trainer of the National Team from the 1st of June 2015. Michael was the Head of Strength and Conditioning at Hampshire county cricket team under ECB before joining SLC. Michael holds a Masters Degree in Strength and Conditioning from the University of Teeside, England, while completing his bachelor’s degree from University of Worcester in Sports Studies and Physical Education. He had also worked with ECB in their young fast bowlers training programme.

1st unofficial Test: Sri Lanka A v Pakistan A at Colombo

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Match drawn Pakistan A 1st innings R B 4s 6s SR Khurram Manzoor lbw b Kaushal 82 128 9 0 64.06 Umar Siddiq c †Perera b Fernando 6 20 1 0 30.00 Umar Amin c Priyanjan b Kaushal 99 202 7 0 49.00 Ali Asad lbw b de Silva 21 56 1 0 37.50 Fawad Alam* c †Perera b Kaushal 72 147 11 0 48.97 Ali Waqas c Gunaratne b de Silva 0 12 0 0 0.00 Adnan Akmal† c Kaushal b Gamage 15 27 2 0 55.55 Shehzad Azam not out 47 123 7 0 38.21 Shahzaib Ahmed lbw b Kaushal 1 21 0 0 4.76 Zia-ul-Haq st †Perera b Kaushal 22 38 5 0 57.89 Mir Hamza b… Read More →

ICC World Twenty20 champions Sri Lanka maintains top spot in T20I table

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ICC World Twenty20 winner Sri Lanka maintains top spot in T20I table World Cup winner Australia has doubled its lead over second-ranked India on the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings from six to 12 points following the annual update while the West Indies, Bangladesh and Pakistan are now locked in a tight struggle for the remaining two slots in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 whose cut-off date is 30 September 2015. The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 will be played from 1 to 19 June in England and Wales, and the host country (England), plus the next seven highest-ranked ODI sides will participate in the event. The annual update is carried out to ensure the table continues to reflect results from the last three years. As… Read More →

West Indies Women’s tour of Sri Lanka 2015 – SL ODI Squad

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Media Release At a Selection Committee of the National Women’s Selectors held on 30th April 2015, the following players were selected for the above tour. 1     Chamari Attapattu (Captain) 2     Prasadini Weerakkody 3     Nipuni Hansika 4     Sanduni Abeywickrema 5     Dilani Manodara 6     Sashikala Siriwardene 7     Eshani Lokusuriya (Vice Captain) 8     Sripali Weerakkody 9     Ama Kanchana 10    Inoka Ranaweera 11    Suganthika Kumari 12    Lasanthi Madushani 13    Chathurani Gunewardene 14    Maduri Samuddhika   Standby: 1     Yasoda Mendis 2     Oshadi Ranasinghe 3     Udeshika Prabodini 4     Achini Kulasooriya 5     Hasini Perera 6     Chamari Pologampola 7     Nilakshi Silva This has been approved by the Hon. Minister of Sports.    DATE MATCH Venue Times 13th May ODI 1 -Match SSC 09.50am 15th May ODI 2- IWC… Read More →

Fast Bowling Coach – Chaminda Vaas

Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform that Fast Bowling Coach Chaminda Vaas’s contract lapsed today 30th of April 2015 and on a mutual agreement it was decided not to go for an extension of the said contract.

2nd unofficial ODI: Sri Lanka A v Pakistan A at Hambantota

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Pakistan won the toss and elected to field first at MRICS. Sri Lanka A won by 7 runs (D/L method) and lead the 3 match series 2-0. Sri Lanka A – 265/9 ( 50 overs) Kusal Janith Perera  110, Dhanushka Gunatillake  33: Tabish Khan 3/55, Zia ul Haq 3/66 v Pakistan A – 213/7 (40 ovs) – Khurram Manzoor 69, Fawad Alam 65, Tharindu Kaushal 3/44, Shehan Jayasuriya 2/31, D Chameera 2/36

1st unofficial ODI: Sri Lanka A v Pakistan A at Matara

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A ton from Kusal Perera and a half-century from Ashan Priyanjan guided Sri Lanka A to an eight-wicket win over Pakistan A in the first unofficial ODI at Uyanwatte Stadium on Sunday. Pakistan A 203 (Fawad Alam 58, D Chameera 3/34, T Kaushal 2/35) v Sri Lanka A 204/2 (Kusal Perera 114*, Ashan Priyanjan 57*, Zia-ul-Haq 1-36, Mir Hamza 1-55) Sri Lanka A won by 8 wickets and take 1-0 lead in 3 match series.

Pakistan A team tour of Sri Lanka 2015 – Press Conference

Fawad Alam and Ashan Priyanjan

The Pakistan ‘A’ team has arrived in Sri Lanka for their month-long  tour and the official press conference took place on Thursday evening at JAIC Hilton.  Pakistan ‘A’ team will play three one-day encounters followed by three four-day unofficial Test matches. Itinerary April 23: Arrival in SL April 26: 1st One-day Match at Matara Uyawatta April 29: 2nd One-day Match at Hambantota, MRICS May 2: 3rd One-day Match at Colombo, RPICS May 6-9: 1st Four day Match at Colombo, RPICS May 13-16: 2nd Four day Match at Kandy, PICS May 20-23: 3rd Four day Match at Dambulla, RDICS May 24: Departure