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 →
Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held the National Selectors have selected the below named players for the 1st four day match of the West Indies ‘A’ team tour of Sri Lanka 2014. Upul Tharanga (Captain) Dimuth Karunaratne Lahiru Thirimanna Dinesh Chandimal Ashan Priyanjana Jehan Mubarak Niroshan Dickwella Seekuge Prasanna Shaminda Eranga Vishawa Fernando Lahiru Gamage Madawa Warnapura Romesh Buddhika P.H.T Kaushal Kasun Madushanka This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports. Match Fixture
Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held the Women’s National Selectors have selected the below named players for the South Africa’s Women’s Tour of Sri Lanka 2014. Women’s Squad is for the 1st and 2nd ODI’s of the South Africa’s Women’s Tour of Sri Lanka 2014. Chamari Attapattu Hasini Perera Shashikala Siriwardane Eshani Lokusuriya Sripali Weerakkody Anushka Sanjeewani Madhuri Samuddhika Inoka Ranaweera Udeshika Prabodani Ama Kanchana Prasadini Weerakkody Sanduni Abeywickrama Imalka Mendis Nilakshi Silva Stand By Chamari Polgampola Inoshi Fernando Chandima Guneratne Yashodha Mendis This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports. SOUTH AFRICA WOMEN’S TOUR OF SRI LANAKA Month Date Activity Venue October 12 Sun South Africa ‘ Arrival Airport – Colombo 2014 13 Mon Rest & Practice… Read More →
ICC Media Release This year’s fifth LG People’s Choice Award sees five players from five different countries nominated to win the only award voted for by the public at the annual LG ICC Awards. The quintet of players nominated for the award are England women’s captain Charlotte Edwards, Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson, India fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews and South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn. Fans will have the opportunity to decide the winner by voting for their favourite player either via www.lgiccawards.com or via Twitter using the hashtag #lgiccawards. Voting for the LG People’s Choice Award is now open and will close at midnight (UAE time) on Thursday, 30 October. The winner, as well as the ICC Test and ODI… Read More →
The West Indies A team is to tour the island on a test and ODI series against the Sri Lankan A team. A media gathering was called today at the Jaic Hilton Colombo to brief the media on the upcoming tour. Present at the head table was Sri Lanka A team coach Mr. Romesh Kaluwitharana, Sri Lanka A team captain Upul Tharanga, Mr. Carlton Bernadus, the head of Cricket operations SLC, West Indies A captain Carlos Brathwiate, Mr. Graeme West the coach and legend, Sir Vivian Richards who works as the technical director of the Indies A team. The schedule of the tour is as follows; 1st unofficial Test – 11th October – 14th October at Hambanthota. 2nd unofficial Test… Read More →
Mr & Mrs. Ananda Fernando and family, Sri Lankan’s domiciled in Oman made a donation of Rs. 2.5 million to the World T20 Winning Team at Sri Lanka Cricket today, This donation was initiated by Mr. Errol Weerasinghe. While welcoming the guest to SLC, on behalf of the President & the Executive Committee, SLC Vice President Mr. Mohan De Silva thanked the Team once again for winning the T20 Championship and thanked Mr. & Mrs Ananda Fernando for this great gesture. Mr. Ananda Fernando thanked the Team for bringing so much of happiness to all Sri Lankan’s and for giving so much of pride to be Sri Lankan’s.
The Junior National Selectors at a selection meeting held selected the below players for the only 3-day game starting on the 7th October against Australian under 19 cricket team. 1. Charith Asalanka [Captain] – Richmond College, Galle 2. Avishka Fernando [Vice Captain] – St. Sebastian College, Moratuwa 3. Akila Inham – D.S Senanayake College, Colombo 4. Kavin Bandara – D.S Senanayake College, Colombo 5. Malinga Amarasinghe – Nalanda College, Colombo 6. Kamindu Mendis – Richmond College, Galle 7. Tiran Danapala – Royal College, Colombo 8. Rasmika Opatha – St. Thomas’s College. Mt. Lavinia 9. Aravinda Akuregoda – St. Joseph’s College, Colombo 10. Keshan Wijeratne – Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala 11. Ravindu Tillakaratne – St. Thomas’s College. Mt. Lavinia 12. Shammu Ashan… Read More →
The Asian Games Gold Medal winning Sri Lanka Cricket team arrived in the country today the 05th of October 2014 on KE 473 at 4.20 am and was welcomed at the VIP terminal by Sri Lanka Cricket CEO Ashley De Silva & Head of Cricket Operations Carlton Bernadus. The Team Captain & Coach spoke to the Media present upon their arrival at the VIP Lounge and expressed their thoughts on the performance of the team during the tour.
Sri Lanka’s new U19 contingent who took the rains for battling in the last two games of the five-match series made all concerned forget the loss they suffered yesterday with a much improved performance today to win the most important match of the series concluded this afternoon at the SSC sealing an dramatic 3-1 series win in their favour. Shammu Ashan breaking two good partnerships at a time the Aussies were blossoming very fast helped Sri Lanka U19 to reduce their counterparts to a total of 203 all out in 49.3 overs after Aussies opted to bat first after winning the toss. Shammu first removed Patrick McKenna who added 51 runs for the fifth wicket carrying Aussies total from woeful 41 for four to… Read More →