School Cricket at a glance

Suraweera 4th ton as Ananda win by innings; Jayasinghe (161), Sandaruwan (13 wkts) star in St. Anthonian win. By Srian Obeyesekere Sahan Suraweera cracked his fourth century of the school cricket season to propel Ananda College, Colombo to an innings and 104-runwin over Trinity College, Kandy at Pallekelle during the week-end. It was Asela Sigera who starred with the ball with a match haul of 9 for 63 including 6 for 39 in the second innings to rout Trinity. Suraweera struck 121 in an Ananda total of 336 for 6 declared before Sigera did the damage with the ball with Trinity being shot out for 102 and 127. Meanwhile, St. Anthony’s College, Katugastota, DS Senanayake College, Colombo and Sri Rahula,… Read More →

පැරදුනත් ජයග්‍රහණය පසු පස හඹා ගිය ආකාරය ප්‍රසංශනීයයි

දකුණු අප්‍රිකා සංචාරයේ එක්දින තරගාවලියේ සිව්වන තරගයේ දී ප්‍රථමවරට ලකුණු අතරට පිවිසි ලංකා ඉදිරිපෙළ පිතිකරුවෝ දකුණු අප්‍රිකානුවන් ලබාදුන් ලකුණු 368 ක දැවැන්ත ඉලක්කය අසලටම පැමිණ 327 ක ට දැවී ගෞරවනීය පරාජයක් අත්වූවත් ලංකා පිතිකරුවෝ ලකුණු පසු පස හඹා ගිය ආකාරය ප්‍රසංශනීයය. ලකුණු 368 ලකුණු ප්‍රමාණය හඹා යද්දී 44 ඕවරය වන විට ලංකා පිතිකරුවෝ කඩුලු 4 කට ලකුණු 307ක් ලබා ජයග්‍රහණය පෙනි පෙනී සිටියත් අවසාන කඩුලු හය දැවීගියේ ලකුණු විස්සකට ය.  ලංකා අගපෙළ පිතිකරුවන් මේ ඉලක්කය කරා යාමට සමත්වූයේ නම් එය ඓතිහාසික ජයග්‍රහණයක් වනු නියතය.  ඉදිරිපෙළ පිතිකරුවන් සාර්ථක වනවා නම් තරගයක් කෙතරම් තියුණු වනවා ද යන්න මෙය හොඳම නිදසුනකි. ජයග්‍රහණය සඳහා ලකුණු හඹායාමේ අඩිතාලම දැමු නායක උපුල් තරංග සහ නිරෝෂන් දික්වැල්ල ලංකා මුල් විකට්ටුවට පස්වන ඕවරයේ දී ලකුණු පනහ ද දසවන… Read More →

South Africa survives spirited chase to go 4-0 up

Du Plessis’s career-best 185 leads home team to 367/5 before Sri Lanka’s challenge ends at 327 Faf du Plessis’s career-best 185 and a four-wicket haul by Wayne Parnell guided South Africa to a 40-run win over Sri Lanka in the fourth One Day International at Newlands on Tuesday (February 7). Already having gained an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series, South Africa took full advantage of good batting conditions after winning the toss. Du Plessis hit his second century of the series and ended only three short of a South African record, as the home side piled up 367 for 5. However, Sri Lanka showed spirit in the chase, led by Upul Tharanga’s 90-ball 119. However, the reply ended at… Read More →

With SLC window to lower rungs to national team: The heat intensifies in domestic scenario

With a window being opened by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for latent talent at any level from the under-19 youth base to Sri Lanka A team and even school cricketers for mainstream national selection, this far sighted initiative has pleasingly seen the domestic cricket scenario become far more competitive. While this initiative on the cricket youth vision mooted by SLC President, Thilanga Sumathipala already having paved the way for several youngsters to walk in to the Sri Lanka team on the merits of their performances is an ongoing team rebuilding process, it has with it intensified player interest to grab the opportunity. The realization of the schoolboy cricketing dream being closer to reality, there has been a talent surge witnessed… Read More →

England A team tour to Sri Lanka

The UK Lions tour of Sri Lanka is scheduled to begin from 13th of February and will last till the 10th March. The tour includes two test matches of which one is scheduled to be played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium while the other will be played at the Dambulla International Cricket Stadium. There are also five one-day matches scheduled of which two are to be played at Dambulla, while the 3rd match is scheduled to be played at Kurunegala and the 4 th and 5th matches are to be played at CCC respectively. 17/02/17 – 20/02/17 1 st 4 Day match at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium 24/02/17 – 27/02/17 2 nd 4 Day match at Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket… Read More →

අන්තර් සමාජ ප්‍රධාන ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලියේදී සුපිරි ක්‍රීඩකයන් රැසක් ඉදිරියට එයි

ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් ආයතනය සංවිධානය කරන ප්‍රධානම ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලිය වන අන්තර් සමාජ ඒ කොටසේ ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලියේ තරග මුල්වටයේ තරග අට දැන් නිමව ඇති අතර, මෙහි විශිෂ්ට දස්කම් පෙන් වූ පිතිකරුවන්ට හා පන්දු යවන්නන් කිහිප දෙනෙකුටම මේ මස (පෙබරවාරි) 7 වැනිදා ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට පැමිණෙන එංගලන්ත ‘ඒ’ කණ්ඩායම තරග වැදීමේ අවස්ථාව උදාවේ. එංගලන්ත ‘ඒ’ කණ්ඩායම ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ දී සිව්දින නිලනොවන ටෙස්ට් තරග දෙකකටත්, එක්දින තරග පහකටත් සහභාගි වන අතර ඔවුන් ආපසු පිටත්වන්නේ මාර්තු 12 වැනි දා ය.  එංගලන්ත ලයන්ස් (යුකේ ලයන්ස්) යනුවෙන් මේ කණ්ඩායම හැඳින්වේ. එංගලන්ත ලයන්ස් (ඒ කණ්ඩායම) සමග තරගවැදීමට ශ්‍රී ලංකාව හා ශ්‍රී ලංකා ‘ඒ’ නියෝජනය කර ඇති පළපුරුදු ක්‍රීඩකයන් කිහිප දෙනෙකු හැරෙන්නට ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් ආයතනය මෙහෙයවන ප්‍රධානම අන්තර් සමාජ තරගාවලිය වන ටියර් ‘ඒ’ තරග අටේ දී විශ්ෂ්ට දස්කම්… Read More →

Every team has something to aim for in ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017


One among them will lift the trophy on February 21, but four will leave with prize berths for the eight-team ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 A tournament in which the likes of Thailand and Papua New Guinea rub shoulders against higher-ranked teams such as India and South Africa reflects the International Cricket Council’s efforts to spread the game worldwide. These four nations will be among 10 teams – joining Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ireland, Scotland, Zimbabwe and host Sri Lanka – in the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 in Colombo. Starting Tuesday (February 7), they will begin their campaign for spots at the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017, the pinnacle of the sport, in England in June-July. One among them will… Read More →

Gala reception for National team – tickets sold out

Tickets for the charity Gala dinner hosted by Sri Lanka Cricket to facilitate the Sri Lankan National Cricket Team in Australia have been sold out according to the organizers. The proceeds from the ticket sales is for the ‘Cricket Aid’ initiative, which is Sri Lanka Cricket’s only charitable arm. The team and well-wishers will be hosted to a grand reception on Saturday 18th from 6:30pm onwards at Cathies Lane Wantirna, South Victoria. At the reception well-wishers will also be afforded the opportunity of taking photographs with their favourite cricketers. Come 13th February, the National team will be embarking on a tour of Australia which includes three International T20 matches.

Sri Lanka U-19 cricketers return in trophy glitter

PAARL, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 28: Sri Lankan team celebrate winning the series after the Youth Triangular Series Final match between South Africa U/19 and Sri Lanka U/19 at Boland Park on January 28, 2017 in Paarl, South Africa. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is proud to announce the felicitation of the Sri Lanka U- 19 cricketers tomorrow (7) at 8 p.m. at the SLC on their triumphant return home from South Africa in the trophy glitter as the Youth Tri Nation Champions having comprehensively defeated the host country South Africa in the finals. The exuberant Sri Lanka U-19 cricket team has thus capped a rollercoaster 2016 by coming thumbs up annexing the Youth Tri Nation Trophy in South Africa in January to cap 2017 on a winning note. Led by former Sebistianite Avishka Fernando, Sri Lanka showcased its strong arm at youth level by defeating South Africa in the final by 88 runs. It was a remarkable comeback from… Read More →

දකුණු අප්‍රිකාව එක්දින තරගාවලිය ජයගත්තේ ලංකා පිතිකරුවන්ගේ දුර්වලතාවයෙන්

South African batsman Kagiso Rabada (R) celebrates the dismissal of Sri Lanka batsman Asela Gunaratne (L) during the third One Day International (ODI) match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Wanderers cricket ground on February 4, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. 
The South African team and the wickets are in pink to mark World Cancer Awarness day on February 4.  / AFP PHOTO / GIANLUIGI GUERCIA

දකුණු අප්‍රිකාවේ පැවැත්වෙන ශ්‍රී ලංකා – දකුණු අප්‍රිකා තරග පහක එක්දින තරගාවලියේ දැනට පැවැති තරග තුනම විශාල පරාජයන්ට ලක්ව දකුණු අප්‍රිකාව මේ වන විටත් 3 – 0 කින් ඉදිරියෙන් සිටිමින් තරගාවලිය ජයගෙන ඇත්තේ ශ්‍රී ලංකා පිතිකරුවන් එක්දින තරගාවලිය පුරාම දැක් වූ දුර්වලතා මතය.  පන්දු යවන්නන් බොහෝ අවස්ථාවන්හි යම් දෙයක් කිරීමට උත්සාහ ගත්තත් එය සාර්ථක නොවූයේ ප්‍රමාණවත් ලකුණු සංඛ්‍යාවන් ශ්‍රී ලංකා ලකුණු පුවරුවේ ස‍ඳහන්ව නොතිබීමෙනි. වත්මන් එක්දින කණ්ඩායමේ මේ වනවිට ලකුණු අතර සිටින්නේ නිරෝෂන් දික්වැල්ල පමණකි.  ඔහු හොඳ ආරම්භයක් ගෙන දීර්ඝ ඉනිමක් ක්‍රීඩා කරනුතුරු බලා සිටීමට සිදුව තිබේ.  ඉදිරිපෙළ පිතිකරුවන් වන උපනායක දිනේෂ් චන්දිමාල්, කුසල් මෙන්ඩිස්, ධනංජය ද සිල්වා අඩු ලකුණු සංඛ්‍යාවන්ට දැවී යද්දී මැදපෙළ පිතිකරුවන්ට ද ස්ථාවර ඉනිමක් ගොඩ නැගීමට අසීරුව තිබේ.  ශ්‍රී ලංකා පුහුණුකරු ග්‍රෙහැම් ෆෝඩ් දෙවැනි එක්දින තරගයේ… Read More →

Live online streaming from ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017


Matches from the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 will be live streamed across ICC’s digital platforms for the first time as the ICC continues its commitment to raising the profile of the women’s game. The first match to be broadcast live online will be the opening game between hosts Sri Lanka and India when the tournament gets underway on Tuesday in Colombo. ICC General Manager – Cricket, Geoff Allardice: “The ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 is a very important event, with some of the best teams competing for spots in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017. I’m sure the comprehensive coverage of the Colombo event across our digital platforms will showcase the talents of the players to a… Read More →

Sri Lanka to play three T20 matches in Australia

Sri Lanka v Australia T20I

The National Selections Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket is expected to meet this Tuesday (7) to decide the national squad for three T20 matches that Sri Lanka will play against Australia from 15th to 23rd February. Prior to the meeting however, it has been announced that Captain Angelo Mathews will not be part of the squad as he has been ruled out due to a hamstring injury. The skipper sustained an injury during the second T20 International at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg last month. Although he had made prior arrangements to leave during some point of the tour, he made an early exit following his injury. The meeting on Tuesday will decide the squad and the captain who will… Read More →

De Villiers, Pretorius lead South Africa to series win

Sri Lanka lose by seven wickets after being bowled out for just 163, as home side takes a winning 3-0 lead An all-round South Africa took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match One-Day International series with a convincing seven-wicket victory in the third ODI in Johannesburg on Saturday (February 4). In a perfect game that started with winning the toss, South Africa’s bowlers first combined to shoot out Sri Lanka for a paltry 163 in 39.2 overs before AB de Villiers’s unbeaten 60 led it to victory in just 32 overs. Sri Lanka’s batsmen, barring Niroshan Dickwella who made 74, capitulated against a relentless attack in a must-win game. Dwayne Pretorius, playing in his first match of the series,… Read More →

10 Players to watch in ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017

The ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from February 7 to 21 will see the best cricketers from 10 nations play for a chance to join the top four women’s sides at the marquee event in June-July in England. Here are some of the players expected to make a splash: Group A Deepti Sharma made an impression during home series against New Zealand in 2015. Deepti Sharma (India) Just 19 years old, Deepti Sharma’s understanding of the game belies her age. She made her One-Day International debut in 2014, but it was during the home series against New Zealand in 2015 that she made her first impression. Her unbeaten 44 and an unbroken second-wicket stand of 103 with… Read More →

SLC’s three-member committee conducts fully-fledged impartial inquiry

SLC’s three-member committee conducts fully-fledged impartial inquiry

2nd February, 2017, Colombo: A three-member Independent Committee appointed by Sri Lanka Cricket convened their first meeting at SLC headquarters this afternoon to discuss matters pertaining to allegations of foul play at a recently concluded Tier ‘B’ match. The committee comprises of Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee Asela Rekawa, former national player Jayantha Paranathala and head of Security and Investigations at SLC Sarathchandra Liyanage. SLC officials have stated that the process will be expedited judiciously and a decision is to be reached. The management of the SLC has categorically stated that it will not condone any illegal acts that destroys the spirit of the game or brings disrepute to the sport and the board.