Tharanga & Malinga return

Upul Tharanga, Lasith Malinga, Chamara Kapugedara, Jeewaan Mendis, Chamara Silva & Tisara Perera have been drafted in to the 16 man squad named for the 1st 2 ODI’s against the touring West Indies team to be played at Hambantota. The other notable inclusion has been the retention of middle order batsman Thilan Samaraweera to the ODI squad after being overlooked for the tour of Australia. Squad: T.M. Dilshan Upul Tharanga Mahela Jayawardena Kumar Sangakkara Angelo Mathews T Samaraweera Chamara kapugedara Suraj Randiv Ajantha Mendis Rangana Hearth Lasith Malinga Nuwan Kulasekera Tissara Perera Dilhara Fernando Chamara Silva Jeewan Mendis

Sangakkara replaces Tendulkar at number one

Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has regained the top spot from India’s Sachin Tendulkar in the Reliance Mobile ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen after the top order batsman scored an impressive 150 against the West Indies in his side’s drawn match at R. Premadasa stadium in Colombo. The 33-year-old’s 24th Test century, which came off 216 balls and included 12 fours and one six, lifting the Sri Lankan back to the top of the rankings and forcing Tendulkar into second place. Joining Sangakkara in the top ten are two rising batsmen in the form of South Africa’s AB de Villiers, the current ICC ODI Player of the Year, and England’s Jonathan Trott, with both players entering the top ten… Read More →

Assistance to Schools for the Year 2011 /2012 Cricket Seasons

SLC is aiming at assistance towards Schools to develop cricket throughout the country to keep up with the development process undertaken by Sri Lanka Cricket. Under one of its initiatives it seeks to invest and direct resources to develop Schools Cricket, by upgrading and gradually enhancing cricket standards towards making Sri Lanka Cricket Internationally competitive. For the forthcoming cricket season 2011 / 2012, Sri Lanka Cricket will seek the assistance of the Corporate Sector, Funding Organizations, reputed Organizations, SLC’s partners, plus Fund Raising Projects locally and abroad, aim  to assist all cricket playing schools, participating in Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association conducted tournaments. The various areas that it will focus its attention shall be:-        Coach Education… Read More →

SLC & PRIMA GROUP – Launch ‘Coaching Posters’ Island wide

The ‘Coaching Department’ of SLC in association with the ‘Prima Group’ will soon launch a series of educational Cricket ‘Coaching Posters’ island wide which will be displayed at all Cricket playing grounds school / Club in the Country. An initiative taken by the ‘Coach Education Unit’ a division within the SLC Coaching Department & powered by the ‘Prima Group’ has made a joint contribution in producing this information on coaching which will be taken across the Country to all Cricket playing environments. This information could be utilized as a Coaching tool especially to all young schoolboy Cricketers throughout the Country. A series of seven posters will be displayed at any one location which will cover areas such as Batting, Swinging… Read More →

England ladies victorious

English ladies emerged victorious today in the T20 international played the NCC Grounds in Colombo against hosts Sri Lanka. Batting 1st Sri Lanka only managed to get 95 runs in the allotted 20 overs for the loss of 8 wickets. Visitors chased down the target in the 16th over with the loss of only 2 wickets. Scores SL 95/8  – Siriwardane 22, Kaushalya 14, Galagedara 11. ENG 99/2 in 15.4 Overs – Rasangika 2/19

Womens 2nd ODI called off

The 2nd Women’s ODI between Sri Lanka and England ended in  No Result when play had to be called off during the initial stages of the England reply to Sri Lanka’s 173 in 38 overs. The match was played at the P.Sara oval in Colombo. Main Scores Sri Lanka 173/8 in 38 overs – Jayangani 37, Kaushalya 28 & Surangika 21. England 30/1 in 9.1 overs. – Weerakkody 1/17

England women win opener

World Champions England held Sri Lanka to 187 for 9 to secure a tight, five-run win in the first one-day international of their limited-overs series at the Nondescripts Ground in Colombo. A poor show by the Sri Lankan middle order didn’t do any justice to the great show put on by the bowlers. Claire Taylor’s half-century, her 22nd in ODIs, held England’s middle order together amid a four-wicket haul for seamer Deepika Rasangika as the visitors were bowled out for 192 after being put in to bat. A middle-order collapse hampered Sri Lanka’s chase, and a tight final over from seamer Jenny Gunn sealed the result for England. England made a stuttering, losing opener Heather Knight – bowled by left-arm… Read More →

Sri Lanka Climbs to Number 2 in ICC ODI Ranking

Sri Lanka National team is placed number 2 in the ICC ODI ranking after their historic series win against Australia in the recently concluded 3 match ODI series. Sri Lanka beat the Australians 2-1 and has replaced India who was placed at number 2 prior to Sri Lanka’s tour of Australia.

England Women’s Tour of Sri Lanka

The Hon. Minister of Sports & Public Recreation has granted approval for the following team to participate in the above mentioned tour. The first 14 member squad will be taking part in the ODI’s and for the T20 match squad members will be selected from the following squad too. 1.     Shashikala Siriwardena (Captain) 2.    Dilhani Manodara  – (V-Captain/WK) 3.    Chamari Polgampola 4.    Eshani Lokusuriya 5.    Deepika Rasangika 6.    Sandamali Dolawatta 7.    Suvini De Alwis 8.    Chamani Seneviratne 9.    Sripali Weerakkody 10. Dharshani Dharmasiri 11.  Chamari Athapaththu 12.  Inoka Galagedara 13. Shareena Ravikumar 14  Rose Fernando Stand By Players for ODI’s 15 Udeshika Probodini 16 Rangika Fernando 17 Prasadini Weerakkody 18. Madhuri Samudrika