Dinesh Chandimal and Dimuth Karunaratne spearheaded Sri Lanka’s fightback on the second day of the first Test against New Zealand in Dunedin on Friday (December 11). At stumps, Sri Lanka was 197 for 4 with Chandimal on 83 not out and Kithuruwan Vithanage on 10 not out. After the New Zealand innings wrapped up early on Friday for 431, the pair came together with Sri Lanka at 29 for 2 after Kusal Mendis and Udara Jayasundera fell early. Karunaratne and Chandimal put on 122 together, negotiating their way to 100 in the 45th over, just before tea. The middle session produced only 65 runs, but the pair used that period to consolidate. As the pitch flattened in the final session,… Read More →
The ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 will be launched at the St Regis hotel in Mumbai on Friday, 11 December, at 1200 (India time). The event will be attended by ICC Chairman Mr Shashank Manohar, ICC Chief Executive Mr David Richardson and BCCI Secretary Mr Anurag Thakur. Following the unveiling of the groups, schedule and other event-related details, there will be a panel discussion, which will also involve India batsmen Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane, and will be emceed by former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar. WHAT: Groups and match schedule announcement of ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 WHEN: Friday, 11 December, at 1200 (India time) WHERE: Ballroom 1 & 2, St Regis hotel, near Palladium, Lower Parel WHO: ICC Chairman Mr… Read More →
If passing through Vauxhall Street in the evening, you are bound see the neighbourhood kids playing some serious street cricket. Armed with not much other than undeterred grit, impressive skill and striking confidence, these kids firmly believe they will make the Sri Lanka national team someday. One of the youngest teams on the block, twelve neighbourhood friends who call themselves the ‘Fire Boys’ were the fervent ‘guests of honour’ at the unveiling of a unique 3D creation by AIA, constructed in time for the ongoing AIA Premier Limited Overs. With a diameter of 14 feet, it is almost impossible to miss the larger than life cricket ball smashing through the AIA building! The enthusiastic little chief guests were in awe… Read More →
48 matches to be played across eight venues from 27 January to 14 February; ICC to produce live broadcast coverage of 20 matches The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the schedule of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016, which will be held across eight venues in four Bangladesh cities from 27 January to 14 February 2016. Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Dhaka and Sylhet will share 48 matches between them during the 19-day tournament, which will open with the match between defending champion South Africa and host Bangladesh at Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium (ZACS) in Chittagong. The tournament will culminate with the final at the iconic Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. All matches will be day fixtures and will start at 0930… Read More →
Media Release SLC has been advised that a sample provided by Kusal Janith Perera for a random testing carried out by the ICC during the recent Pakistani Tour, has yielded a positive result for a banned substance. In view of this and in terms of the applicable ICC Regulations, SLC has recalled Perera from New Zealand. SLC will to take all steps required to have a further sample tested and make every endeavor to enable Kusal Janith Perera to resume playing cricket at the earliest opportunity in compliance with the ICC Regulations. Kaushal Silva will be traveling to NZ to replace Kusal Janith Perera in New Zealand.
Media Release The selection committee has taken a decision to replace injured Dhammika Prasad with Vishva Fernando for the ongoing Sri Lanka Tour of New Zealand. Dhammika Prasad is having a back injury and will return to the country. The Hon. Sports Minister has approved the above selection.
The Under 19 Tri-Nation Tournament was officially launched at a media conference held at Jaic Hilton hotel on Friday evening. Tri Nation Tournament featuring the Under-19s teams of Sri Lanka, India and England will commence on 11th December with the final match scheduled for 21st of December. Sri Lanka U19 Squad – Charith Asalanka (captain), Sammu Ashan (vice-captain), Malinga Amarasinghe, Kavin Bandara, Vishad Randika (wk), Wanidu Hasaranga, Asitha Fernando, Lakshan Fernando, Avishka Fernando, Lahiru Kumara, Kamindu Mendis, Thilan Nimesh, Salinda Ushan, Lakshina Rodrigo, Lahiru Samarakoon, Dishan Sandaruwan, Raveen Sayer, Shanogeeth Shanmuganathan, Damitha Silva. England U19 Squad – Brad Taylor (captain), George Bartlett, Hugh Bernard, Jack Burnham, Mason Crane, Sam Curran, Ryan Davies (wk), George Garton, Ben Green, Haseeb Hameed, Adam… Read More →
The ICC today announced its Test and ODI Teams of the Year, as chosen by a specially appointed selection panel chaired by the ICC’s Cricket Committee chairman and former India captain Anil Kumble. The qualification period ran from September 18th 2014 to September 13th 2015 and the selection panel included past greats of the world game including former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop, ex England batsman Mark Butcher, former Australia women’s captain Belinda Clark and Mr. G. Viswanath, Deputy Editor of The Hindu & Sportstar. The winners of the individual awards will be announced later this month. ICC Test Team of the Year 2015 (in batting order): David Warner (Aus) Alastair Cook (Eng) (captain) Kane Williamson (NZ) Younis Khan… Read More →
There’s a familiar look to the New Zealand Test squad to play Sri Lanka in the two match ANZ Test Series this month. All 12 players named by New Zealand Coach Mike Hesson and selector Gavin Larsen were a part of the squad in the recent Tour of Australia, including Adelaide debutant Mitchell Santner. Santner performed well with both bat and ball in his opening Test and coach Mike Hesson said he thoroughly deserved the opportunity to continue showing his skills during the home summer. “The level of composure Mitchell showed on debut was very impressive and he certainly displayed how exciting a player he is with both the bat and ball,” said Hesson. “His ability to bat in the top six… Read More →
Media Release The Junior National Selectors have named the following squad for the Tri Nation Tournament to be played in Sri Lanka together with England and India. The Tournament will commence on the 11th of December 2015. Charith Asalanka – Captain Sammu Ashan – Vice Captain Kaveen Bandara Salindu Ushan Avishka Fernando Wanidu Hasaranga Malinga Amarasinghe Vishard Randika Lahiru Samarakoon Asitha Fernando Lahiru Kumara Jehan Daniel Damitha Silva Thilan Nimesh Lakshan Fernando Dilshan Sandaruwan Ravin Sayer Lakshina Rodrigo Kamindu Mendis Sanogeeth Shanmuganathan The Sports Minister Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekera has approved the above squad. Sri Lanka/India/England Tri Nation Series-U-19 2015 Match Schedule Date Team Venue 03rd DEC 15 Arrival of England Team 04th DEC 15 Arrival of Indian Team 07th DEC… Read More →
The New Zealand WHITE FERNS made short work of their Sri Lankan opponents in the final contest after electing to bowl first at a warm, sunny but blustery Saxton Oval as a sou’wester buffeted Nelson. Video Scorecard A strong turnout on the banks was treated to watching composed 20-year-old Thamsyn Newton step up for New Zealand with her first three wickets, in her third game. Newton claimed an impressive 3-9 off four overs in her first player-of-the-day performance. The slight Dilani Manodara, at five, had turned heads with an equally impressive reverse sweep for four as she looked to turn up the volume for Sri Lanka in the final outing. But in the 14th over she would be caught at… Read More →
Confident Group, a multinational lifestyle firm, will be the Sri Lanka team sponsor for the upcoming ICC World Twenty 20 India 2016. It will be the main team sponsor for both the Men’s and Women’s Cricket team. Sri Lanka’s Men’s Cricket team is the No.1 ranked T20 team and is the defending champion of the ICC World Twenty 20 title. The announcement was made by the Sri Lanka Cricket. The ICC World Twenty 20 commences on 11th March 2016 with the finals to be played on 3rd April 2016. Confident Group Chairman & Founder Dr. Roy CJ has expressed his happiness on the association and said “We are really excited to be sponsoring the World’s Number 1 T20 Cricket team…. Read More →
The New Zealand WHITE FERNS have taken an unbeatable 2-0 lead in their Twenty20 International Series — but not without a fight from Sri Lanka. Scorecard As the maiden bilateral T20 Series moved to Nelson, Sri Lanka adapted quicker to fresh conditions, light rain having swept across Saxton Oval ahead of the game. It wasn’t enough to deter captain Suzie Bates from electing to bat but, at 28/3 in the sixth over it was Sri Lanka who, for the first time in the Series, held the early advantage. Opener Bates played a captain’s knock, falling just one ball short of carrying her bat as she was run out off the final delivery of the innings. By then, the player of… Read More →
AIA Premier Limited Over Tournament 2015/16 was officially launched at a media conference held at SLC Headquarters on Wednesday evening. AIA Insurance will be the title sponsor for the Premier Limited Over tournament and The Premier League tournament for a period of three years. Sri Lanka Cricket Interim Committee, Chairman – Sidath Wettimuny, Sri Lanka Cricket Interim Committee, Secretary – Prakash Shaffter,Chief Executive Officer, AIA Insurance Lanka PLC – Shah Rouf , Head of Marketing, AIA Insurance Lanka PLC – Suren Perera, Sri Lanka Cricket Chief Executive Officer – Ashley De Silva, SLC Tournament Committee Chairman – Ravi De Silva were present at the event.
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the Tournament Committee of SLC has decided to postpone the AIA Premier Limited Over tournament by 1 week due to the prevailing inclement weather condition. The Tournament Committee decided on the new dates in concurrence with the Premier Clubs and proposed the below amended schedule. As per the new dates, the tournament will begin on 27th November and will conclude on 30th December 2015. The dates of the League tournament will remain the same. Group ‘A’ Group ‘B’ Colts Cricket Club Sinhalese Sports Club Ragama Cricket Club Moors Sports Club Nondescripts Cricket Club Army Sports Club Colombo Cricket Club Bloomfield C & AC SLPA SC Badureliya Cricket Club Saracens Sports Club… Read More →