Ravishka Wijesiri sets up Southern Province vs Western Province South final

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It will be a Western Province South versus Southern Province final of the SLC under 19 Provincial One-Day Tournament on Sunday. Southern Province won the second semi final against Western Province North on the Duckworth and Lewis ratio after bad light intervened in the 44th over at the Colts grounds on Friday. At that stage Western Province North was 207 for 9 wickets in 44 overs needing 261 to win. The day of course, belonged to Ravishka Wijesiri who came up with a superb all-round performance to steer Western Province South. He top scored with 60 and chipped in with 3 key wickets for 22 runs to put the breaks on Western Province North. That was after Western Province South… Read More →

SLC Unveils first phase of Kandy High Performance Centre

Sri Lanka Cricket today (6) announced the opening of a newly completed 6 strip, state-of-theart, Indoor bowling facility at the Pallakelle International Cricket Stadium to coincide with the start of a six-day high intensity training and conditioning programme for the National squad ahead of the Champions Trophy 2017. The newly installed floodlights of the side-wickets too will be inaugurated on the 9th of May and the completion of the Indoor nets together with the Floodlighting of the side-wickets marks the completion of the first phase of SLC’s ambitious plans to establish 4 Provincial Centres of Excellence across the Nation to cater to Cricket from the grass root levels onward. The four centres have been identified as Colombo (R. Premadasa International… Read More →

Aravinda Steps down

Colombo, 5th May 2017, Sri Lanka Cricket today (5) announced the resignation of the Chairman of its Cricket Committee, Aravinda de Silva with effect from 30th June 2017. De Silva who spearheaded the Cricket Committee of SLC in discussions with SLC President stated that he was forced to step down after chairing the Committee for over a year due to personal commitments that would hinder his availability and time investment in the Committee further. Commenting on de Silva’s resignation, President SLC Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala was empathetic stating “For someone like Aravinda Cricket is a full time occupation. As an administrator of his calibre, he eats, drinks and sleeps cricket. It’s understandable that he needs to prioritise his personal commitments – he… Read More →

Allan Donald entry adds hype to SL Champions Trophy build up

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The entry of former South African demon pace bowler, Allan Donald to the Sri Lankan cricket camp in the countdown to the June Champions Trophy in England does add a high noon dimension to the showpiece build up. Indeed, the big rumble is the Champions Trophy, and the presence of  one of world cricket’s elite bowlers in the fast bowling business that earned Donald the nickname ‘White Lightning’ putting the Sri Lankans thro their paces is a highly buoying factor to Sri Lanka. The lightning fast man with the ball in the 1990s to the early 2000 era did see Allan Donald regarded as the most feared red lethal bowler of his time. So much so that his pairing with… Read More →

Match Summary: U19 Provincial Tournament Semi Final – WP North vs WP South

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SLC SUPER U19 PROVINCIAL ONE DAY TOURNAMENT 2017 – SEMI FINAL 1 Western Province South vs Western Province North Western Province South  303/8 (50) Nishan Madushka 102, Sanoj Dharshika 52, Kamil Mishara 46, Avindu Fernando 29, Mithila Geeth 2/48, Sajith Sameera 2/68  vs Western Province North 173 (31.1) Lahiru Aththanayake 51, Ashan Fernando 28, Pruthuvi Rusara 26, Mahesh Theekshana 23, Rohan Sanjaya 2/24, Tashik Perera 2/33, Inshaka Siriwardene 2/47 WESTERN SOUTH WON BY 130 RUNS & QUALIFIED TO FINALS

ඇලන් ඩොනල්ඩ් වැඩ අරඹයි

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දක්ෂ ක්‍රීඩකයන් රැසකින් සමන්විත ශ්‍රී ලංකාව වැනි කණ්ඩායමක් සමග එක් ව කටයුතු කිරීමට ලැබීම භාග්‍යයක් වන අතරම කෙටි කාලයක් තුළ වේගපන්දු යවන්නන්ටත් ඔවුන්ගේ පුහුණුකරුවන්ටත් උපරිම සහයක් ලබාදීම තම ඒකායන අරමුණ බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා වේගපන්දු යවන්නන්ගේ ඇලන් ඩොනල්ඩ් ප්‍රකාශ කරයි.  ක්‍රීඩකයන්ගේ දස්කම් ඉක්මනින් ම හඳුනාගෙන වැඩි වෙනස්කම් කිරීමට උත්සහ නොකර මගේ අත්දැකීම් ඵලදායි ලෙස ඔවුනට ලබාදීම මගේ ඒකායන අරමුණයි.  චැම්පියන් කුසලානයට තොරාගෙන ඇති ශ්‍රී ලංකා සංචිතයට දක්ෂ පිරිසක් ඇතුළත් වන හෙයින් ඔවුනට තරගවලියේ දී දස්කම් පෙන්වීමට විශේෂ අවස්ථාවක් උදාවේවි.  ලසිත් මාලිංග වැනි ක්‍රීඩකයනට අත්දැකීම් උපරිම ලෙස ප්‍රයෝජනයට ගෙන තරගයට උචිත ලෙස ඒවා භාවිතා කරමින් වාසි තත්ත්වයක් උදාකර ගැනීමට අවස්ථාව සැළසෙනවා.  තරගාවලිය පැවැත්වෙන එංගලන්තයේදේශගුණික තත්ත්වය හා තණතිලි පිළිබඳ ව ද අප අවදානයෙන් පසුවිය යුතු බව ද ඇලන් ඩොනල්ඩ් පවසයි. ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට්… Read More →

Super U19 Provincial Tournament – Final Points Table

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Group A Mat Won Lost ND TIE BP Points North Western Province 4 4 0 0 0 3 19 Western Province South 4 3 1 0 0 1 13 Central Province 4 2 2 0 0           – 8 Northern Province 4 1 3 0 0 1 5 Uva Province 4 0 4 0 0 – 0 Group B Mat Won Lost ND TIE BP Points Western Province North 4 4 0 0 0       2 18 Southern Province 4 3 1 0 0       3 15 Western Province Central 4 2 2 0 0       2 10 North Central Province 4 1 3 0 0           – 5 Eastern Province 4 0 4 0 0           – 0 Semi Finals –… Read More →

SLC Announces Resource Team for #CT17

Colombo 02nd May 2017, Sri Lanka Cricket today at a press briefing held at its headquarters announced its resource team for the upcoming Champions Trophy 2017 in England and Wales. Accordingly, the resource team will field the experience and expertise of; 1. Asanka Gurusinha – Team Manager, 2. Ranjith Fernando – Tour Manager, 3. Graham Ford – Head Coach, 4. Allan Donald – Consultant Fast Bowling Coach, 5. Nic Pothus – Fielding Coach, 6. Nick Lee – Trainer, 7. Ajantha Wattegama – Physiotherapist, 8. Sriram Somayajula – Analyst, 9. Rohan Priyadharshana – Masseur National Captain Angelo Mathews expressed his contentment stating that “We are indeed grateful to SLC for providing us with all the support we need both in terms… Read More →

Change in SLC ExCo

Colombo 02nd May 2017, Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Aruna de Silva as Operations Manager of SLC for the forthcoming Zimbabwe and India tours of Sri Lanka 2017. Mr. de Silva who was a member of the Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket successfully conducted the Youth Asia Cup 2016 and the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifiers 2017 in his capacity as the Host Tournament Director, and was invited by the Executive Committee at a meeting held on 22nd April 2017 to take on this role in order to bridge the gap in the administrative and operational arm of SLC. Accordingly, Mr. de Silva resigned his post as a member of the Executive Committee… Read More →

චන්දිමාල් කොළඹ ජයග්‍රහණය කරා ගෙනයයි

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දිනේෂ් චන්දිමාල් නොදැවී ලබාගත් ශතකයක නායකත්ව ඉනිම මත කොළඹ කණ්ඩායමට ලකුණු 137කින් ගාල්ල පරදා අන්තර්-පළාත් සූරයන්ගේ කුසලානය දිනාගැනීමට අවස්ථාව උදාවිණි. ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් ආයතනය මෙහෙයවූ මේ තරගාවලියේදී මෙරට දක්ෂතම ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩකයන් කොළඹ, ගාල්ල, මහනුවර හා දඹුල්ල යන කණ්ඩායම් හතරට බෙදී තරග වැදිණි. අවසාන තරගයේදී කොළඹ කණ්ඩායම ඕවර 50 අවසානයේ කඩුලු 8ක ට ලබාගත් ලකුණු 307ට පිළිතුරු ලෙස ගාල්ල ලබාගත්තේ ඕවර 30.3ක දී සියලු ක්‍රීඩකයන් දැවී ලකුණු 170ක් පමණෙකි. විදුලි ආලෝකය මැද, මාළිගාවත්ත ආර්. ප්‍රේමදාස ක්‍රීඩාංගණයේ පැවැති අවසාන තරගයේදී කාසියේ වාසිය දිනා මුලින් පන්දුවට පහර දුන් කොළඹ කණ්ඩායම ලබාගත් 307ක දැවැන්ත ලකුණු සංඛ්‍යාව හඹා යද්දී ගාල්ල කණ්ඩායමේ මේ දිනවල ලකුණු අතර සිටින පිතිකරුවන් දෙදෙනා වන දිමුත් කරුණාරත්න (09) සහ සධීර සමරවික්‍රම (29) ඉක්මනින්ම දවාලීමට වේගපන්දු යවන දුෂ්මන්ත සමීර සමත්වීමෙන් ගාල්ලේ ජයග්‍රහණ… Read More →

Super U19 Provincial One Day Tournament – April 30th Match Summary

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Western Province South 268 (49.5) Kamil Mishara 105, Kavindu Umayanga 65, Nishan Madushka 54, Pramuditha Madubasha 2/28, Chathura Mahela 2/34, Sashika Dulshan 2/42 Uva Province 225/9 (50) Sashika Dulshan 75, Naveen Hasaranga 33,Adithya Sandaruwan 22, Tashik Perera 3/42, Rohan Sanjaya 2/42, Ashan Dilhara 2/48 WESTERN PROVINCE SOUTH WON BY 43 RUNS _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Eastern Province 146 (48.3) Dinuka Dlishan 54, J Nithesh 27, Avindu Theekshana 4/27, Sasith Manuranga 3/24 Southern Province 147/2 (16) Hansaka Welihinda 53*, Dhananjaya Lakshan 50, Avindu Theekshana 29* SOUTHERN WON BY 8 WICKETS  _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Northern Province 75 (24) Randeera Ranasinghe 4/28, Wanitha Wanninayake 3/13, Nipun Dananjaya 2/12 North Western Province 76/4 (16.2) Kavindu Ishara 25*, Dulaj Ranathunge 24*, K Kapilraj 2/30 NORTH WESTERN WON BY 6 WICKETS… Read More →