Tamils and Air force takes the lead
Dinesh Chandimal (65) and Kumar Sangakkara (74 not out) shared an 88-run second wicket partnership as Sri Lanka finished on 195-4 having been set a 270-run victory target earlier in the day by Pakistan, seeking a draw to level the three-match series.
Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to call upon all Local Players selected by the “SLPL franchisers” to collect their Offer Letters on or before 16th July 2012 from Head of cricket operations Mr. Ashley De Silva. The players are requested to contact Mr. Ashley De Silva (0777668600) for any clarification.
Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce the players drafted for the inaugural SLPL which will begin on the 11 of August. Highlights of the evening was: Mahela Jayawardena of Wayamba was first to pick Dinesh Chandimal for his Wayamba Team which was the first selection of the local player draft. Kumar Sangakkara was first to pick Thisara Perera for his team Kandurata The 1st of Under 21 player picked was Akila Dhananjaya By Wayamba. Other Under 21 players included were Kithruwan Vithanage (Kandurata), Gayan Maneeshan (Negenahira), Bhanuka Rajapakse (Uva), Chathura Peiris (Uthura), Ramith Rambukwella (Ruhuna), Dhanushka Gunathilake (Basnahira) Team WAYAMBA KANDURATA NAGENAHIRA Rd 1 DINESH CHANDIMAL THISSARA PERERA NUWAN KULASEKARA Rd 2 ISURU UDANA THILAN SAMARAWEERA ANGELO PERERA Rd… Read More →
Kumar Sangakkara has reclaimed the number-one batting spot from West Indies’ Shivnarine Chanderpaul in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen after another big century against Pakistan in the second Test.
Matches featuring Sri Lanka, semi-finals and final in big demand
July 21 – Aug 7
Kumar Sangakkara and Alastair Cook have made impressive gains in the latest Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen which were released on Sunday after the completion of Sri Lanka-Pakistan and England-West Indies series, and the Ireland-Australia ODI that was washed out on Saturday in Belfast.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has been suspended from this week’s Galle Test after his side was found guilty of a serious over-rate offence during the fifth and last ODI against Sri Lanka at R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Monday.
Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis and fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara were included in Sri Lanka’s 15-man squad on Tuesday for this week’s first test against Pakistan in Galle.
All-rounder Angelo Mathews struck an unbeaten 80 off 76 balls to lead Sri Lanka to a thrilling two wickets win over Pakistan with two balls to spare in the fifth and the final One-Day International played at the R Premadasa stadium in Colombo on Monday.
Ragama CC takes early lead
Pakistan were strongly placed at 166-2 in the 38th over before they collapsed to 199 all out chasing a 244-run target in the day-night contest, with man-of-the-match Perera finishing with 4-42.