Former England captain and prominent cricket pundit Tony Greig has died at the age of 66 after suffering a heart attack at his Sydney home on Saturday. “In sad news, beloved Tony Greig, former England cricket captain has passed away today at the age of 66,” broadcaster Channel Nine, which employed Greig as a cricket commentator, said on Twitter. “To his family and friends we pass on our best wishes.” Greig, who was diagnosed with lung cancer in October, was taken to a Sydney hospital but died at about 1:45 pm (0245 GMT). “The staff of the emergency department worked on Mr Greig to no avail,” a spokesman at St Vincent’s hospital told local media. South Africa-born Greig, who played… Read More →
The following squads were selected to participate in the ICC Women’s 50 over Wold Cup 2013 which will be held in India, Mumbai from 31 January to 17 February 2013. The Hon Minister also has approved same. World Cup Squad – Womens Team 1. Shashikala Siriwardane (Capt) 2. Sandamali Dolawatha (V.Capt) 3. Chamari Athapaththu 4. Lasanthi Madushani 5. Dilani Manodara 6. Eshani Lokusuriya 7. Chamani Seneviratne 8. Sripali Weerakkody 9. Udeshika Prabodini 10. Prasadini Weerakkody 11. Deepika Rasangika 12. Inoka Ranaweera 13. Oshadi Ranasinghe 14. Yashoda Mendis 15. Sereena Ravikumara STAND BY 16. Rangika Fernando 17. Nilakshi De silva… Read More →
Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardena has no illusions about the hostile reception awaiting his team at Melbourne Cricket Ground but insists it will only spur the tourists in the second test against Australia starting on Wednesday. Sri Lanka do not have particularly fond memories of the MCG, where their spin great Muttiah Muralidaran was no-balled seven times when the islanders last played a test here in 1995. The visitors have riled the Victorian fans this time by unofficially accusing local favourite Peter Siddle of ball-tampering in the first test in Hobart. “We have been through a lot of hostile things in the past. 1995 was one and even after that,” Jayawardena told a Christmas Day news conference on Tuesday. “I… Read More →
Media Release The Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket turned down a request made by the Captain of the National Team, Mahela Jayawardena, to distribute part of the guarantee fee due to the team from the World T20, to members of the Support Staff and certain ground staff, at its last meeting held on 12th December. The players are paid 25% of the guarantee fee as per their contract and it is not distributed among anyone other than the players, hence the reason for the Executive Committee to refuse to deviate from the standard practice. Certain sections of the media contacted the Treasurer to clarify exactly what happened and he had explained this process. Thereafter, when it was carried in… Read More →
Seamers Peter Siddle and Mitchell Starc shared six late wickets to give Australia a dramatic 137-run victory over Sri Lanka in the last hour of the fifth and final day of the first test on Tuesday. Siddle, who finished the match with figures of 9-104, and left-armer Starc, who took 5-63 in the second innings, caught fire in the final session to bowl the tourists out for 255 and give Australia a 1-0 lead in the three-test series. Having been stymied in similar circumstances by a brilliant rearguard action from South Africa in Adelaide last month, Australia were desperate not to repeat the experience in Hobart. It looked like it might be a case of deja vu at tea, however,… Read More →
Group A Teams Mat Won Lost NR/Tied Bo Pts NCC 9 7 1 1 6 36 Colts 9 6 2 1 5 31 Moors SC 9 5 3 1 4 26 Panadura SC 9 4 3 2 2 22 Tamil Union 9 4 4 1 3 21 Baduraliya 9 3 4 2 2 18 SLPA CC 9 3 4 2 1 17 CCC 9 2 4 3 1 15 Saracens SC 9 2 5 2 2 14 Kurunegala Y 9 0 6 3 0 6 Group B Teams Mat Won Lost NR/Tied Bo Pts Ragama 9 7 1 1 3 33 SSC 9 6 2 1 5 31 Army SC 9 6 2 1 5 31 Lankan CC 9 4… Read More →
Sri Lanka Cricket would like to announce that Mahela Jayawardena has decided to step down from the Captaincy of the National Team after the end of the current Australian tour. He has informed the officials of the SLC about his decision. The fifth ODI on January 23 in Hobart will be his final match as the National Captain.
Media Release The year 2012 saw many positive changes to Sri Lanka Cricket, with a newly elected Executive Committee taking office. It was the Executive Committee’s decision to appoint a fresh faced Marketing Department comprising of professionals within the existing SLC cadre stepping up to the plate. SLC is pleased to note that for the first time the Organization has secured a National Team Sponsor for ICC Events, with the likes of M/s Homestead, an international Real Estate giant coming on board and launching itself in Sri Lanka through Sri Lanka Cricket. Up until 2012, SLC did not have a Sponsor for its National Team during ICC Events with the team participating in the ICC Cricket World 2011 sans a… Read More →
At a Selection Committee meeting held , the following decisions were made by the National Selectors with regard to the ICC Womens World Cup in India in 2013. The squad of the 30 players – 1. Shashikala Siriwardena 2. Sandamali Dolawatta 3. Chamani Senevirathne 4. Sherina Ravikumar 5. Madhuri Samuddika 6. Prasadini Weerakkody 7. Dilani Manodara 8. Eshani Lokusooriya 9. Sripali Weerakkody 10.Yasoda Mendis 11. Deepika Rasangika 12. Chamari Athapaththu 13. Udeshika Prabodani 14. Chandima Gunaratne 15. Lasanthi Madushani 16. Chamari Polgampola 17. Oshadi Ranasinghe 18. Darshani Dharmasiri 19. Inoka Ranaweera 20. Rangika Fernando 21. Ama Kanchana 22. Nipuni Hasika 23. Achini Kulasuriya 24. Kanchana Weerakkody 25. Nilakshi De Silva 26. Roshini Perera 27. Sanduni Abeywickrama 28. Poojani Liyanage 29…. Read More →
The SLC National Coaching & Umpiring departments in conjunction conducted a workshop on ‘Suspect Bowling Actions’ on 6th (Thursday) Dec. 2012 at SLC headquarters. The workshop was conducted with the intention of educating the present first class Umpires & Match Referees on suspect bowling actions which has been a common problem faced by many umpires over the recent years. During the last season the Umpiring division with the blessings of SLC clamped down on bowlers who seemed suspicious during matches with regard to illegal deliveries been delivered by bowlers during competition, once reported SLC also went to the extent of filming the reported bowler during matches & obtaining footage for further investigation by SLC. A system was introduced last year… Read More →
Media Release The Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket met yesterday (Wednesday) on the instructions of the Minister of Sports, consequent to the meeting that was convened by the Minister on Friday 30th November, to study and make recommendations on the ‘Haroon Lorgat Report’. As a first step, it was decided by the Ex Co, to appoint three committees, viz: Finance, Constitutional and Administrative, to discuss Mr Haroon Lorgat’s report and make recommendations for its implementation. The Committees were given time until 15th January 2013 to submit their reports for possible implementation of the findings by 1st February 2013. Sri Lanka Cricket will keep the Media updated on the processes being adopted, on submission of the reports.
Host India will open the ICC Women’s World Cup at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai next year, where the India men’s team won the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 last April, against the West Indies on 31 January 2013. The International Cricket Council (ICC) released the schedule and format of the ICC Women’s World Cup India 2013, to be held in Mumbai from 31 January to 17 February 2013, and holder England will begin its trophy defence also at Wankhede Stadium – against Sri Lanka on 2 February. Beaten finalist at the ICC Women’s World Cup 2009 in Australia was New Zealand and it opens its campaign against South Africa, also at Wankhede Stadium on 1 February. The top eight… Read More →
ICC Ranking News Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath has become the highest-ranked spinner in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test bowlers following the conclusion of the Colombo Test, which New Zealand won by 167 runs to draw the two-Test series at one-all. Herath returned figures of six for 103 and three for 67 at the P.Sara Oval. For this performance, he has been rewarded with a jump of two places, which has put him in second position, ahead of Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal and South Africa fast bowler Vernon Philander. Herath, whose 20 wickets in the series earned him the player of the series award, overall gained 56 ratings points in two Tests, which has put him 20 ratings points… Read More →
New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 167 runs to claim their first Test victory in the country for 14 years. After reducing the home side to 47-4 by the close of day four, New Zealand finished the job off during the final session on the final day with 27.1 overs remaining. In so doing the Kiwis avoided a sixth successive Test defeat and the victory represented a rare win against a major Test nation in recent years. Angelo Mathews (84 in just under five hours) put up stubborn resistance for Sri Lanka but he was last man out after hitting five boundaries in his previous eight deliveries in an attempt to hurry towards his second Test century. Trent Boult (3-33)… Read More →
The newly refurbished Cricket Indoor Nets at Maitland Place Colombo – 7 will be opened by Madam Srima Dissanayake wife of the late Gamini Dissanayake in the presence of Hon. Mahindananda Aluthgamage Minister of Sports on Friday 23rd November at 5.00pm. The cricket Indoor nets have been refurbished to comply with modern international standards, after a lapse of 28 years. The Nets were first constructed on a lease of land obtained from the NCC by the Sri Lanka Cricket Foundation then headed by Hon. Gamini Dissanayake, Chairman SLCF in 1984. The Indoor Net practice facility has served Sri Lanka’s National and Club level players and visiting foreign teams immensely over the years. The cricketing fraternity including past and present Sri Lanka cricketers and officials have… Read More →