Sri Lanka ‘A’ Team Squad for Ireland & England Tour 2014

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket National Selectors has announced the 16-member squad for the Sri Lanka ‘A’ Team tour of Ireland & England. This tour will begin on the 14th of July and go on till the 25th August 2014. 1. Upul Tharanga (Captain) 2. Thisara Perera (Vice.Captain) 3. Kusal Janith 4. Mahela Udawatte 5. Banuka Rajapakshe 6. Ashan Priyanjana 7. Danushka Gunethilake 8. Niroshan Dickwella 9. Chathuranga De Silva 10. Sachith Pathirana 11. Ramith Rambukwella 12. Seekuge Prasanna 13. Dushmantha Chameera 14. Lahiru Gamage 15. Vishwa Fernando 16. Priyamal Perera This has been approved by the ExCo and the Hon. Minister of Sports.

Sri Lanka takes series with thrilling win

Sri Lanka Beat England by 100 runs in the 2nd Test and seal the test Series

Sri Lanka beat England with just one ball to spare, winning the second Test by 100 runs amidst mounting tension and drama at Headingley on Tuesday (June 24), to take the two-match series 1-0. The result meant Sri Lanka won its first series of more than one Test on English soil. It had previously won the one-off Test at The Oval in 1998, a game remembered for Muttiah Muralitharan’s match haul of 16 wickets. This was also Sri Lanka’s third win in England, having won a Test at Trent Bridge in 2006. The first Test had also ended in a thrilling finish, with Sri Lanka holding on for a draw with nine wickets down. For large parts of Tuesday, it… Read More →

Former Cricketer Lantra Fernando dies aged 57

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It is with deep regret that Sri Lanka Cricket announces the passing of Mr. Lantra Fernando a former cricketer who played representative cricket on the tour of England in 1981. Lantra Fernando was 57 years old. His remains will lie at 30/60A, 3rd Lane, Jubelee Road, Laxapathiya, Moratuwa and the funeral will take place on Wednesday 25th June 2014 at 4.00 pm from his residence to St. Peters Church Cemetery, Koralawella. Teams: Moratuwa Sports Club (Main FC: 1988/89); Old Cambrians Sports Club (Main FC: 1989/90-1991/92); Old Cambrians Sports Club (Main List A: 1990/91); Sri Lanka Under-25s (Other FC: 1980/81); Sri Lankans (Other FC: 1981); Full name Lantra Jayantha Fernando Born August 20, 1956, Colombo Current age 57 years 307 days Batting and fielding averages Mat Inns NO Runs… Read More →

Sangakkara placed on Honours Board at Lord’s

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Kumar Sangakarra and Angelo Mathews’ names have been physically etched onto theLord’s Honours Board in the Away Dressing Room, to mark their centuries against England in the 1st Investec Test match. The milestone was one that Sangakarra was desperate to achieve having failed in his previous three Test matches at Lord’s to score a century on the famous Ground. The 36-year-old hit 147 in the first innings of the England v Sri Lanka Investec Test match to join fellow Sri Lanka great and his close friend Mahela Jayawardene on the Honours Boards. Jayawardene having scored centuries in 2002 and 2006 at the Home of Cricket. During the same innings Sri Lanka captain Mathews also passed the landmark with his gutsy 102…. Read More →

Demise of baggage master Nimal

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It is with deep regret Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the demise of P.D. Nimal. Nimal was the Baggage Master of the Sri Lankan team for the past 15 years and was the most loved by all the team members for his untiring efforts that he dedicated to the team. He was also affectionately known as the Teams Unofficial Assistant Fielding Coach and was always seen on the field with the team during fielding practice sessions. Nimal was an honest and hardworking team member who was always willing to do anything for the benefit of the team and the game of cricket in the country. P.D. Nimal will be missed by all the cricketers young and old who played… Read More →

Sri Lanka clings on in Lord’s thriller

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Nuwan Pradeep survived the final five balls of the match as Sri Lanka clung on for a thrilling draw with England in the first Test at Lord’s on Monday (June 16). They will go to Headingley on Friday all square with one to play.The expected overnight declaration set the day up as one in which Sri Lanka required 390 runs and England required 10 wickets. Or, much more likely, neither requirement would be met and the docile pitch could be declared the winner. Though James Anderson beat the bat under cloudy skies during an impressive new ball spell, it was Stuart Broad who got the breakthrough, inducing Dimuth Karunaratne to pop one up to short leg where Sam Robson took a sharp… Read More →

Wayamba Women crowned provincial champions

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Wayamba Women led by dashing opening batswomen Chamari Atapattu clinched the SLC Womens Provincial Limited Overs Tournament beating Kandurata Women by 8 runs in the final played at NCC grounds on Monday. Brief Scorers: Wayamba 157 all out in 46.1 overs : Eshani Lokusuriya 52, Chamari Atapattu 28, Sherina Ravikumar 3/24. Kandurata – 149 all out in 48.2 overs : Lasanthi Madushani 59, Maduri Samudrika 20, Rangika Fernando 3/25. Match Result : Wayamba Women won the final by 8 runs and won the championship Click here for the Full Scorecard (Image Courtesy: Batsman.com)

Prasanna to be replaced by Vithanage due to injury

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Media Release Sri Lankan wicket keeper batsman Prasanna Jayawardena will be returning home at the completion of the ongoing 1st Test match played against England. He will be returning due to a finger injury suffered in the current Test Match. Prasanna’s place in the touring squad will be replaced by Left hand Batsman Kithruwan Vithanage. The replacement was decided by the National Selectors which received Ministerial approval. Vithanage will be joining the rest of the squad tomorrow.

Ballance ton tilts it England’s way

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On an unexpectedly competitive day, Angelo Mathews secured his third Test century before his bowlers, led by a brilliant Shaminda Eranga and a cunning Rangana Herath, gave Sri Lanka a sniff of a gettable fifth-day target. That possibility receded as Gary Ballance, England’s last recognised batsman, found sufficient support from Chris Jordan and Stuart Broad to take the lead out of sight by the close, posting his own maiden century. Leading by 122 on the first count, England closed the day on 267 for 8, an overall lead of 389 and well placed to force the initiative on the final day. On a cloudy fourth morning on Sunday (June 15), with the lights on, both sides achieved its immediate objectives for the day… Read More →

Sangakkara century bolsters Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka saved the follow on with a dazzling century from Kumar Sangakkara and a highly responsible undefeated 79 from Angelo Mathews, the captain, but trailed England by 160 runs with three first-innings wickets in hand and two days to play. Moeen Ali took his maiden Test wicket and Matt Prior proved his fitness with three more catches to give him four in the innings so far. On a still blameless pitch, it’ll need a collapse from one side or the other – something not beyond the realms of possibility – if a result will be forthcoming in this First Test of the two-Test series. Floodlights rather than sunlight illuminated Lord’s, as the promised clouds rolled in to greet the… Read More →

SLC Super Fours T20 Tournament – Teams and Logos

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the teams for the upcoming SLC Super 4′s Tournament. The Super 4′s tournament will commence on the 27th of June 2014 and all matches will be played at SSC. Western Troopers Angelo Mathews,  Udara Jayasundara, Dilshan Munaweera, Kithruwan Vithanage, Kaushal Gajasinghe, Chathuranga De Silva, Kosala Kulasekera, Kanishka Alvitigala, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Gamage, Isuru Udana, Sachitra Senanayake, Janaka Gunarathne, Dimuth Karunarathne, Gayan maneeshan, Shehan Fernando, Pawan Devinda, Vishva Fernando, Banuka Rajapaksha Yaal Blazers Dinesh Chandimal, Mahela Udawatte, Chamara Kapugedera, Ashan Priyanjana, Mahela Jayawardana,  Jeewan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Shaminda Eranga, Chaminda Bandara, Ramith Rambukwella, Rangana Herath, Akila Dananjaya, Rumesh Buddika, Anuk Fernando, Alankara Asanka, Dushmantha Chameera, Chaturanga Kumara, S. Sanjeewan, Sahan Wijerathna Udarata Rulers Lahiru Thirimann,… Read More →

SLC Felicitates Past Cricketers of Ceylon

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Sri Lanka Cricket on recommendation of the Committee appointed by the Executive Committee felicitated 14 Past Cricketers of Ceylon who have done the country proud. This was decided with the thought in mind to assist these Cricketers who played the game and brought honour to the country during the era when Sri Lanka was known as Ceylon. The committee had identified 14 past cricketers and recommended  to make a grant of Rs. 300,000 for their personal expenses. The recipients of this grant were: Mr. Bertie Wijesinghe Mr. Stanley Jayasinghe Mr. M.Devaraj Mr. Nihal Kodituwakku Mr. A.C.M.Lafir Mr. H.I.K.Fernando Mr. Stanley De Alwis Mr. Daya Sahabandu Mr. Lasantha Rodrigo Mr. Russel Harmmer Mr. Amitha De Costa Mr. Gulam Razik Mr. T.B.Kehelgamuwa… Read More →

England tour of Sri Lanka 2014 – Fixtures

Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket has today confirmed the itinerary for the England tour to Sri Lanka in November and December 2014. The itinerary will comprise seven One-Day Internationals and two warm-up matches with the tour starting and finishing in Colombo.   Fri 21 Nov          1st warm-up v SL A (Day), Sinhalese Sports Club,Colombo Sun 23 Nov        2nd warm-up v SL A (Day), Tamil Union (Oval), Colombo Wed 26 Nov      1st ODI (Day/Night), RPICS Colombo* Sat 29 Nov         2nd ODI (Day), RPICS Colombo* Wed 3 Dec         3rd ODI (Day/Night), MRICS Hambantota Sat 6 Dec           4th ODI (Day), RPICS Colombo * Wed 10 Dec    … Read More →

Sri Lanka wins series after six-wicket win

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Sri Lanka proved too strong for England in the fifth and final One-Day International at Edgbaston on Tuesday (June 3), winning by six wickets to clinch a 3-2 series victory. First paceman Lasith Malinga took 3 for 50 as Sri Lanka restricted England to 219. Then, after Sri Lanka was 62 for 3, half-centuries from Mahela Jayawardena (53) and Lahiru Thirimanne (60 not out), and captain Angelo Mathews’s 42 not out in 34 balls took Sri Lanka home with ten balls left in the innings. There was a controversial moment during England’s innings when Sachithra Senanayake Mankaded Jos Buttler. Mathews upheld the appeal – it was a perfectly legitimate dismissal – and Buttler was out for 21. Sri Lanka, set… Read More →