Womens Inter Provincial T20 Match Schedule

TEAMS North Central Province Western Province Southern Province Central Province Combined Province DATE MATCH VENUE Time 22-Apr North Central Province Central Province Colts 09.30am Western Province Combined Provinces 1.45pm 23-Apr North Cental Province Southern Province Moors 09.30am Central Province Western Province 1.45pm 25-Apr North Cental Province Combined Provinces NCC 09.30am Central Province Southern Province 1.45pm 26-Apr Western Province North Cental Province NCC 09.30am Southern Province Combined Provinces 1.45pm 29-Apr Western Province Southern Province NCC 09.30am Combined Provinces  Cental Province 1.45pm 30-Apr SEMI FINAL  – Group 1 v 4 Moors 09.30am SEMI FINAL -Group 2 v 3 1.45pm 02-May  FINAL NCC 1.30pm  

30 Member Pool for ICC Champions Trophy

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Sri Lanka Cricket announces the following 30 member pool for the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 scheduled to be played in England from June 6, 2013. The players are: 1.       T.M Dilshan 2.       Kusal Janith Perera 3.       Upul Tharanga 4.       Kumar Sangakkara 5.       Mahela Jayawardana 6.       Angelo Mathews 7.       Lahiru Thirimanne 8.       Dinesh Chandimal 9.       Kithruwan Vithanage 10.   Angelo Perera 11.   Shehan Jayasuriya 12.   Chamara Kapugedara 13.   Thilina Kandambhy 14.   Lasith Malinga 15.   Nuwan Kulasekara 16.   Thisara Perera 17.   Shaminda Eranga 18.   Suranga Lakmal 19.   Farveez Maharoof 20.   Chanaka Welagedara 21.   Ishara Jayaratne 22.   Dilhara Lokuhettige 23.   Rangana Herath 24.   Ajantha Mendis 25.   Jeevan Mendis 26.   Dilruwan Perera 27.   Milinda Silriwardana 28.   Malinga Bandara 29.   Seekuge Prasanna 30. Sachithra Senanayake

Letter from SLC President to the Maha Sangha

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Press Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform that upon receiving several communications from the Maha Sangha regarding Sri Lankan Cricketers representation in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Mr. Upali Dharmadasa – President Sri Lanka Cricket has responded to the concerns expressed. Mr. Dharmadasa gave a full details of the discussions that took place with the Board of Control for Cricket in India & all other matters with regard to the IPL 2013. It was also mentioned that certain players had signed their contracts a few years back and the new contracts were signed in the beginning of this year. In his letter the President of SLC also outlined the discussions that SLC had with the Ministry of Sports together with the Ministry of External Affairs pertaining to Player safety. It… Read More →

Itinerary – Sri Lanka U19 Team tour of Bangladesh 2013

Itinerary Date Match Venue 9th to 12 April 1st Four Day Match SBNCS, Mirpur 15th- 18th April 2nd Four Day match SDS, Sylhet 20th April 1st One Day Match SDS, Sylhet 22nd April 2nd One Day Match SDS, Sylhet 25th April 3rd One Day Match SBNCS, Mirpur 27th April 4th One Day Match SBNCS, Mirpur 29th April 5th One Day Match SBNCS, Mirpur (NCAG: National Cricket Academy Ground, Mirpur, Dhaka, SBNCS: Sher-e-Bangta National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka, SDS: Sylhet Divisionat Stadium, Sylhet) Initial squad was 18 ( 16 for 4 days and 2 will replace for ODI namely Lakshan and Sanjika, players being left out will  be decided after 4 day matches.) Selection committee has decided to substitute Roshan Anuruddha  in… Read More →

Kusal leads Sri Lanka to Twenty20 win

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Opener Kusal Perera hit an explosive maiden half-century off 44 balls to steer Sri Lanka to a 17-run win over Bangladesh in a one-off Twenty20 international in Pallekele on Sunday. Sri Lanka, put into bat, rattled up 198 for five wickets with Perera hitting five fours and four sixes in his 64. Bangladesh finished on 181 for seven. Jeevan Mendis (37) and Thisara Perera (22 not out) provided the final flourish to the Lankan innings. Mendis and Angelo Mathews (30 not out) shared a stand of 66 off 35 balls to establish a new fifth-wicket record for Sri Lanka. Mohammad Ashraful provided Bangladesh with a solid start, racing to 43 off 27 balls including two sixes and four fours before… Read More →

Dinesh Chandimal rejects IPL offer

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform the general public that Sri Lanka’s T20 Captain Dinesh Chandimal has turned down an offer to Play in the Indian Premier League due to his Personal Reasons. He was offered to play in the IPL a few days back as a replacement for anotherInternational player and Dinesh has decided not to accept the offer as he had made prior arrangements and is working on his batting technique with the batting coach before he embarks for the ICC Champions Trophy in England. He is also concentrating on his studies which he bagan prior to this offer from IPL and he intends to conclude his study course during this period.

Dilshan century in vain as Bangladesh seize victory

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Tillakaratne Dilshan’s 17th one-day century proved in vain on Thursday as Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by three wickets under the Duckworth/Lewis rain rule to win the third and final one-day international and share the series one-all. Sri Lanka looked to be in control when they ran up an impressive 302 for nine after choosing to bat first. But Bangladesh whose run chase was interrupted in the 14th over when they were 78-1, were then set a revised target of 183 to win off 27 overs. They were given a splendid start by Anamul Haque (40) and Mohammad Ashraful (29) who posted 77 at a run-a-ball. Despite losing wickets at regular intervals Bangladesh were taken over the line with an over… Read More →

Jayantha Dharmadasa nominated for SLC presidency

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that at the Executive Committee meeting held today, Mr Jayantha Dharmadasa was nominated as the next President of SLC in accordance with the SLC Constitution, since all three previous nominees were deemed ineligible. Mr. Jayantha Dharmadasa has given his consent to be the President in a letter to the Executive Committee of SLC. The Minister of Sports Hon. Mahindananda Aluthgamage had previously given his approval for Mr. Jayantha Dharmadasa to contest the post of President of Sri Lanka Cricket.

No Objection Certificates (NOC) issued to the players for IPL

Press Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that discussions were held with the Minister of Sports this morning regarding the release of the Sri Lanka players for the IPL 2013.  Based on a note sent by the Minister of External Affairs regarding the safety of players and reports appearing in the electronic and print media, it was decided that the No Objection Certificates (NOC) issued to the players be restricted to exclude their appearance at any venue in the state of Tamilnadu and also to obtain the Players’ personal opinion on their willingness to participate in the event. At the initial stages, SLC liaised with the BCCI and obtained Safety Guarantees for their participation and conveyed their assurances to each… Read More →

SLC receives safety assurance from BCCI

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With regard to the prevailing situation in India, Sri Lanka Cricket has written to the President and to the Secretary of Board of Control of Cricket in India and received assurances that the BCCI will take all necessary steps to ensure that the players feel safe and action will be taken to ensure that the players’ safety is paramount. BCCI also stated that they are monitoring the situation closely and will take necessary action as and when required, to request teams not to bring Sri Lankan players to Tamil Nadu if the situation escalates. Further Sri Lanka Cricket has written to the Ministry of External Affairs through the Ministry of Sports seeking advice on the prevailing situation.

Ashley de Silva appointed acting CEO of SLC

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Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that Head of  Cricket Operations Mr. Ashley De Silva has been appointed as the Acting CEO of Sri Lanka Cricket with effect from 1st April 2013. Manager Umpires & Schools Cricket Mr. Carlton Bernardus will assume duties as Acting Head of Cricket Operations with effect from 1st of April 2013. The above two appointments have been ratified by the Executive Committee of SLC.

Generator Failure at Hambantota – Press Release

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Press Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to explain the reasons behind the Generator Failure at Hambantota tonight during the first ODI between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. 2 of the 4 light towers had failed due to both the operating generator and the standby generator for the said 2 light towers that is provided by the Ceylon Electricity Board, failing due to a technical failure. The cause of the said generator failure is to be investigated by CEB. The main pavilion stand by generator was used to provide the necessary power to the light towers. It should also be noted that these generators were tested the day before and was fully functional during the said testing period. Sri Lanka Cricket wish… Read More →

Tickets for Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka go on sale

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Tickets for the ODI and T20 series of Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka are now available for purchase. Dhaka Bank ODI Series will start on the 23rd of March 2013 in Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota starting at 2 pm. The details of the ticket sale points are stated below ———————————————————————————————————————————- Hambanthota – 1st ODI & 2nd ODI  Tickets Available at:  Hambanthota Stadium - Available from 20th March 2013 Time: 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. SLC Head Office Time: 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Tickets range from Rs. 20/- , Rs. 50/-, Rs.100/- Rs. 150/- Rs.200/- ———————————————————————————————————————————- Kandy – 3rd ODI & T20  Tickets Available at: Kandy – Abans City Centre & Pallekele Stadium - Available from 22nd March 2013 Time: 8.30 a.m. to… Read More →

Sri Lanka Under 19 Tour of Bangladesh – 05th – 29th of April 2013

At a Selection Committee meeting held on 11/3/2013, the following decisions were made by the National Selectors with regard to the U19 Tour of Bangladesh. Test Squad 1.      Kusal Mendis – (Capt)       (W/K/Batsman)        Prince of Wales College 2.      Sandun Weerakkody –      (V.Capt)                  N.C.C 3.      Sadeera Samarawickram (W/K /Op Bat)         St.Josephs’ College Colombo 10 4.      Minod Bhanuka               (Op Bat)                   Maliyadewa College 5.      Tharindu Kulasekara       (Op Batsman)          Thurstan College 6.      Hashan Dumindu             (Op Batsman)           Gurukula Kelaniya 7.      Pawan Dewinda              (Op Batsman)           Mahanama College 8.      Harsha Rajapaksha         All Rounder              Rahula College 9.      Chamika Karunaratna     F. Bowler                 Royal College 10.  Dilshan Kanchana           F. Bowler                  Devapathraja College 11.  Binura Fernando             F.Bowler                   D.S… Read More →

Sale of International Media, Sponsorship & TV Production rights – Press Release

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Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce the receipt of offers for sale of International Broadcast, Internet, Mobile, Radio, and Sponsorship Rights from the following parties. 1)    Taj Television Limited 2)    Nimbus Communications Ltd 3)    NEO Prime Sports 4)    Total Sports Asia Further, Sri Lanka Cricket also received offers from the following parties in relation to the TV production for International Cricket matches hosted by Sri Lanka Cricket. 1)    Kingsdown TV 2)    STV Productions 3)    Nimbus Communications 4)    Sportsorkz Fine Vision Group The bid opening for both Tenders took place today 16th March 2013 at the Taj Samudra Hotel in the presence of SLC Officials, the representatives from the respective bidders, representation from the Ministry of Sports & the Auditor Generals Department.  The bids will be submitted to the Technical… Read More →