Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held the National Selectors named the following players for the 1st three ODIs of the Sri Lanka’s tour of India 2014 (28th October 2014 - 18th November 2014) Angelo Mathews (Capt) Kusal Janith Perera T.M Dilshan Upul Tharanga Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardena Ashan Priyanjan Niroshan Dickwella Thisara Perera Nuwan Kulasekara Dhammika Prasad Lahiru Gamage Chathuranga De Silva Seekuge Prasanna Suraj Randeev This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.
Media Release The Women’s National Selection Committee has selected the following players for the 3 T20Is of the South Africa Women’s tour of Sri Lanka. Chamari Athapattu (Captain) Prasadini Weerakkody Yasoda Mendis Shashikala Siriwardena Hasini Perera Eshani Lokusuriya Ama Kanchana Nilakshi Silva Maduri Samuddika Enoka Ranaweera Inoshi Fernando Imalka Mendis Udeshika Prabodhini Anushka Sanjeewani Stand by: 1.Chandima Guneratne 2.Sripalee Weerakkody 3.Chamari Polgampola 4.Sanduni Abeywickrama
Virat Kohli will lead India while MS Dhoni has been rested from the first three ODIs of the five-match series against Sri Lanka to be played next month. The BCCI on Tuesday announced the venues and a 15-man squad for the series that starts from November 2. India squad for first three ODIs: Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, M Vijay, Varun Aaron, Axar Patel. India A squad: Manoj Tiwary (capt), Unmukt Chand, Manan Vohra, Karun Nair, Rohit Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Sanju Samson (wk), Parveez Rasool, Karn Sharma, Stuart Binny, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Manish Pandey, Kuldeep Yadav. The venues for the 5 ODIs will… Read More →
South Africa Women beat Sri Lanka Women by five wickets in the fourth and final One-Day International in Colombo to seal a 2-1 series success. South African ladies opted to field first after having won the toss and restricted the Lankan Ladies to just 137 runs in 43.3 overs. Sri Lanka struggled as Shabnim Ismail (2-15), Marizanne Kapp (2-17), Yolani Fourie (2-19) and Marcia Letsoalo (2-30) all took two wickets. For Sri Lanka camp Eshani Kaushalya top scored with 46 after Chamari Atapattu had made 26 at the top of the order. Tourists ensured that the target was reached with easy with Trisha Chetty’s patient 59 runs and Dane van Niekerk ensured her side got over the line making 29 not out. Brief Score: South… Read More →
Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held,the National Selectors named the following players for the 3rd four-fay match of the Windies A tour of Sri Lanka which will be played from 25th to 28th October 2014 at Moratuwa. 1. Upul Tharanga 2. Kusal Janith Perera 3. Lahiru Thirimanne 4. Dinesh Chandimal 5. Ashan Priyanjana 6. Kithruwan Vithanage 7. Niroshan Dickwella 8. Chathuranga De Silva 9. P.H.T Kaushal 10. Nuwan Pradeep 11. Kasun Mandushanka 12. Nisala Tharaka 13. Vishwa Fernando 14. Madhawa Warnanpura 15. Lakshan Sandaken This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to emphasize the procedure undertaken prior to confirming the upcoming tour to India by the Sri Lankan National team which comprises of 5 ODI’s. SLC prior to making the decision to confirm the tour with the BCCI, through it’s Secretary Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga had discussions with the National selection committee headed by Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya, the Coaching Staff and the Management of the National Team and after receiving the concurrence of all concerned took this important decision. The President of SLC Mr. Jayantha Dharmadasa and the Office Bearers of SLC were at all times briefed on the developments and gave their blessings and consent to the Secretary Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga to confirm the tour… Read More →
Applicants/coordinators/editors are advised to carefully read the notes; relevant media accreditation T&Cs attached First stage of media accreditation open from 19 October to 21 November 2014 The media accreditation process for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is now open. This is a multi-stage online process that can be completed by clicking here. As part of the application process, you will need to upload the following: i) A colour headshot photograph with a plain background (like a passport photo) (.jpg file smaller than 250 KB in size) ii) Scanned copy of the photo page of your valid passport (.jpg file smaller than 250 KB in size) iii) Letter of approval/assignment from your editor (.jpg file not more than 250 KB) - applications not supported by assignment… Read More →
Sri Lanka Women eked out a four-wicket win over South Africa Women in the third One-Day International at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo on Sunday (October 19), levelling the four-match series at 1-1. After Ama Kanchana’s three-wicket haul restricted South Africa to 139 for 7 in a match truncated to 27-overs-a-side, Chamari Atapattu held her own with a solid 63 as Sri Lanka overcame a few jitters to win with an over to spare. South Africa was on target to post much more than it eventually did, as Lizelle Lee and Trisha Chetty, the openers, put on 42. The good work was carried forward by Mignon du Preez, the captain, who top-scored with 34. Du Preez’s 48-run stand for… Read More →
The Women’s National Selection Committee has selected the following players for the next two ODI’s of the South Africa Women’s tour. 1) Chamari Athapatthu. 2) Udeshika Prasadini. 3) Eshani Lokusooriya. 4) Prasidini Weerakkody. 5) Sanduni Abeywickrama. 6) Chamari Polgampola. 7) Inoka Ranaweera. 8) Yasodamendis. 9) Maduri Samuddika. 10) Ama Kanchana. 11) Sripali Weerkkody. 12) Nilakshi Silva. 13) Shashikala Siriwardana. 14) Hasini Perera This has been approved by the Hon. Minister of Sports.
Joint media release from BCCI and SLC India to host Sri Lanka for a five-match ODI series in November 2014 Following the decision of the WICB to cancel its ongoing tour of India, the BCCI commenced discussions with Sri Lanka Cricket for a limited-overs series in India in November 2014. Sri Lanka Cricket has confirmed a five-match ODI series between India and Sri Lanka, to be played from 1 November 2014. The series promises to be an exciting one, with Sri Lanka placed 4th in the world rankings in ODIs. India is ranked 3rd, with only 2 points separating the teams. The BCCI wishes to thank SLC for its swift response and for extending its support to ensure that the international cricket season is… Read More →
An educational workshop was conducted by SLC for SLSCA comprising of 67 Schools from the Division 1 & 2 Schools in the Country. The outcome of the workshop was mainly focused on problem faced by many Schools in the Country with regard bowlers who have been suspended from bowing in inter Schools matches pertaining to reports sent by umpires to SLC. The conducted workshop enlightened the participants on the technicalities of suspect bowling actions educating them on the issues faced by all parties involved with the sport. The Coaches present benefited the most as the detection of suspect bowling actions were explained in detail, around 60 spinners & 25 fast bowlers have been reported to this time & it should be said that the SLC Coaching… Read More →
An adept all-round performance from South Africa Women helped it to a 53-run win over Sri Lanka Women in the tenth match of the ICC Women’s Championship, played at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo on Wednesday (October 15). Opting to bat, half-centuries from Lizelle Lee and Marizanne Kapp led South Africa to 225 for 8 in 50 overs. Starting the chase on the wrong note after losing a wicket without a run on the board, Sri Lanka finished on 172 for 9 despite a fighting half-century from Eshani Kaushalya. Lee, the opener, anchored the innings after South Africa lost early wickets. With Mignon du Preez, Lee stitched an important 51-run stand to stabilise the innings after it was reduced… Read More →
Upul Tharanga’s men have defeated West Indies A by 10 wickets to claim the first four-day match played at MRICS, Hambantota and take a 1-0 series lead. Summary Scores: Sri Lanka A 1st Innings: 413 oll Out (140.5 Overs). Dimuth Karunaratne 139, Lahiru Thirimanne 93, Dinesh Chandimal 87, Jehan Mubarak 25; Shane Shillingford 160-5, Nikita Miller 87-2, Shannon Gabriel 43-2. West Indies A 1st Innings: 160 all out (51 Overs). Chadwick Walton+ 50, Assad Fudadin 32, Kraigg Brathwaite 24, Nikita Miller 15; Seekkuage Prasanna 21-7-64-6, Shaminda Eranga 15-4-54-2, Ashan Priyanjan 2-1-1-1, Vishwa Fernando 7-3-17-1. West Indies A 2nd Innings: 285 all out (80.3 Overs). Kirk Edwards 77, Shane Shillingford 63*, Jermaine Blackwood 46; Lahiru Gamage 49-3, Seekkuage Prasanna 122-3, Vishwa… Read More →
Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held, the National Selectors named the following players for the 2nd four-day Match against Windies A in Matara Uyanwatta. 1. Upul Tharanga 2. Dimuth Karunarante 3. Madawa Warnapura 4. Kithruwan Vithanage 5. Jehan Mubarak 6. Ashan Priyanjana 7. Niroshan Dickwella 8. P.H.T. Kaushal 9. P A D L R Sadakan 10. Nuwan Pradeep 11. Kasun Mandushanka 12. Vishwa Fernando 13. Romesh Buddhika 14. Malinga Puspakumara 15. Nisala Tharaka This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket has advised ECB of the need to adjust the date of the 4th ODI scheduled to be played at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo. The match that was previously scheduled for Sat 6th December will now be played on Sunday 7th December(originally the reserve day for the game) for reasons of religious observance as 6th December is Poya Day in Sri Lanka. The 3rd ODI in Hambantota remains scheduled on 3rd December but now has 4th December available as a reserve day and there is now no reserve day for the 4th ODI. Updated itinerary for England to Sri Lanka 2014 Fri 21 Nov 1st warm-up v SL ‘A’ (Day) Colombo – SSC Sun 23 Nov 2nd warm-up v SL ‘A’ (Day) Colombo… Read More →