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 →
Media Release At a meeting of the Selection Committee held on 13th November 2015 at Sri Lanka Cricket, the following squads were selected for the Test, ODI and T/20 Series respectively for the above tour which will begin from the 03 of December 2015 and will go on up to the 10 January 2016. Test Squad Angelo Mathews (Captain), Kusal Mendis, Udara Jayasundara, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Janith Perera, Milinda Siriwardana, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dhammika Prasad, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, Jeffrey Vandersay ODI Squad Angelo Mathews (Captain), Lahiru Thirimanne (Vice Captain), T M Dilshan, Kusal Janith Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Milinda Siriwardene, Dhanushka Gunatillake, Sachithra Senanayake, Ajantha Mendis, Dhammika Prasad, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga… Read More →
Media Release Following disciplinary proceedings duly taken by Sri Lanka Cricket arising from charges that Mr.Jayananda Warnaweera failed to attend two Interviews scheduled to be held by the Anti-Corruption Unit of the ICC and failed to cooperate with and assist the Investigation being carried out by the Anti-Corruption Unit and related charges of misconduct, the Interim Committee of SLC has, acting in terms of the Constitution of SLC, suspended Mr. Warnaweera from cricket, cricket management and representation for a period of 02 years.
The New Zealand WHITE FERNS have made a perfect start in their new magenta T20 uniforms, dominating Sri Lanka by 102 runs at Hagley Oval and posting a record T20 total in the first of their three Twenty20 Internationals. Scorecard Openers Rachel Priest and Suzie Bates got the side off to their customary powerhouse start against the Sri Lankan visitors, the barnstorming Priest slamming three sixes as she put on a WHITE FERNS record with her captain for the first wicket against Sri Lanka, before Priest was trapped just one run short of a half-century. The wicket brought vice captain Devine (54) to the middle in the ninth over. She quickly launched into her work, posting her half century in… Read More →
VIDEO SLIDESHOW PHOTOS Match No Date Team Team Time Venue 1 26th Jan Colombo Kandy Morning 1.30 pm RPICS 2 Kurunegala Galle Evening 6.00 pm RPICS 3 27th Jan Colombo Kurunegala Morning 1.30 pm 4 Kandy Hambantota Evening 6.00 pm 28th Jan — REST DAY — 5 29th Jan Galle Colombo Morning 1.30 pm RPICS 6 Hambantota Kurunegala Evening 6.00 pm RPICS 7 30th Jan Kandy Galle Morning 1.30 pm RPICS 8 Hambantota Colombo Evening 6.00 pm RPICS 31st Jan — REST DAY — 9 1st Feb Kurunegala Kandy Morning 1.30 pm RPICS 10 Galle Hambantota Evening 6.00 pm RPICS 2nd Feb — REST DAY — 11 3rd Feb Semi Final… Read More →
The New Zealand WHITE FERNS have taken an historic 5-0 ODI sweep against Sri Lanka after another convincing win in the inaugural bilateral Series, winning the fifth encounter by eight wickets at a crisp Hagley Oval. Scorecard Canterbury spinner Erin Bermingham took a career-best 4-16 as the WHITE FERNS turned the heat up on the visitors — stand-in skipper Chamari Attapattu having elected to bat before both teams observed a minute’s silence for Buddhist monk and social activist Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera, whose passing was being mourned by Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan line-up struggled against the WHITE FERNS attack, but clung on for 47.5 overs in the face of sustained pressure as they ground their way to 99 all out. The… Read More →
West Indies finally had something to smile about at the end of what has been a difficult outing of Sri Lanka, scoring its first victory in the final game of the tour to draw the two-match Twenty20 International series 1-1 at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Wednesday (November 11). Having lost the Test series 0-2 and the One-Day International series 0-3, West Indies was in genuine danger of leaving Sri Lanka without a win on tour when it finally played the kind of limited-overs cricket it is known for on its way to a 23-run win in the second and final T20I. Building on Johnson Charles and Andre Fletcher’s 62-run stand for the first wicket, West Indies posted 162 for… Read More →
It has been over a month since West Indies landed on Sri Lankan shores, and it has been a tour to forget for it. West Indies managed a draw against a Sri Lanka Board President’s XI in the pre-series tour game, lost the two-Test series 2-0, won a practice game on the Duckworth-Lewis method, lost the One-Day International series 3-0 and is now down 1-0 in the two-match Twenty20 International series. Not much to write home about. Fortunately, it has one last chance to go home with at least one win under its belt. Unfortunately, with Sri Lanka looking to assert its dominance, the match at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Wednesday (November 11) could be just another exhausting encounter for… Read More →