ICC Media Release This year’s fifth LG People’s Choice Award sees five players from five different countries nominated to win the only award voted for by the public at the annual LG ICC Awards. The quintet of players nominated for the award are England women’s captain Charlotte Edwards, Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson, India fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews and South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn. Fans will have the opportunity to decide the winner by voting for their favourite player either via www.lgiccawards.com or via Twitter using the hashtag #lgiccawards. Voting for the LG People’s Choice Award is now open and will close at midnight (UAE time) on Thursday, 30 October. The winner, as well as the ICC Test and ODI… Read More →
The West Indies A team is to tour the island on a test and ODI series against the Sri Lankan A team. A media gathering was called today at the Jaic Hilton Colombo to brief the media on the upcoming tour. Present at the head table was Sri Lanka A team coach Mr. Romesh Kaluwitharana, Sri Lanka A team captain Upul Tharanga, Mr. Carlton Bernadus, the head of Cricket operations SLC, West Indies A captain Carlos Brathwiate, Mr. Graeme West the coach and legend, Sir Vivian Richards who works as the technical director of the Indies A team. The schedule of the tour is as follows; 1st unofficial Test – 11th October – 14th October at Hambanthota. 2nd unofficial Test… Read More →
Mr & Mrs. Ananda Fernando and family, Sri Lankan’s domiciled in Oman made a donation of Rs. 2.5 million to the World T20 Winning Team at Sri Lanka Cricket today, This donation was initiated by Mr. Errol Weerasinghe. While welcoming the guest to SLC, on behalf of the President & the Executive Committee, SLC Vice President Mr. Mohan De Silva thanked the Team once again for winning the T20 Championship and thanked Mr. & Mrs Ananda Fernando for this great gesture. Mr. Ananda Fernando thanked the Team for bringing so much of happiness to all Sri Lankan’s and for giving so much of pride to be Sri Lankan’s.
The Junior National Selectors at a selection meeting held selected the below players for the only 3-day game starting on the 7th October against Australian under 19 cricket team. 1. Charith Asalanka [Captain] – Richmond College, Galle 2. Avishka Fernando [Vice Captain] – St. Sebastian College, Moratuwa 3. Akila Inham – D.S Senanayake College, Colombo 4. Kavin Bandara – D.S Senanayake College, Colombo 5. Malinga Amarasinghe – Nalanda College, Colombo 6. Kamindu Mendis – Richmond College, Galle 7. Tiran Danapala – Royal College, Colombo 8. Rasmika Opatha – St. Thomas’s College. Mt. Lavinia 9. Aravinda Akuregoda – St. Joseph’s College, Colombo 10. Keshan Wijeratne – Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala 11. Ravindu Tillakaratne – St. Thomas’s College. Mt. Lavinia 12. Shammu Ashan… Read More →
The Asian Games Gold Medal winning Sri Lanka Cricket team arrived in the country today the 05th of October 2014 on KE 473 at 4.20 am and was welcomed at the VIP terminal by Sri Lanka Cricket CEO Ashley De Silva & Head of Cricket Operations Carlton Bernadus. The Team Captain & Coach spoke to the Media present upon their arrival at the VIP Lounge and expressed their thoughts on the performance of the team during the tour.
Sri Lanka’s new U19 contingent who took the rains for battling in the last two games of the five-match series made all concerned forget the loss they suffered yesterday with a much improved performance today to win the most important match of the series concluded this afternoon at the SSC sealing an dramatic 3-1 series win in their favour. Shammu Ashan breaking two good partnerships at a time the Aussies were blossoming very fast helped Sri Lanka U19 to reduce their counterparts to a total of 203 all out in 49.3 overs after Aussies opted to bat first after winning the toss. Shammu first removed Patrick McKenna who added 51 runs for the fifth wicket carrying Aussies total from woeful 41 for four to… Read More →
Sri Lanka won the gold medal after beating Afghanistan in the final match of Asian Games Men’s Cricket Competition played at Yeonhui Cricket Ground, Incheon on Friday. Bowled out for 133, the Sri Lankans hit back to skittle the impatient Afghan batsmen for 65 in the Twenty20 match watched by a full house at the 2,500-capacity Yeonhui field in Incheon. Leg-spinner Jeevan Mendis grabbed three wickets for 13 runs and Isuru Udana and Chaturanga de Silva chipped in with two wickets apiece as the Afghans folded up in 17.4 overs. Eight batsmen failed to reach double figures for Afghanistan, who are set to make their debut in the 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next year. It was… Read More →
Sri Lanka Under 19 Team new members were presented with their Official Caps by former Sri Lanka Captain, ICC Chief Match Refree Ranjan Madugalle. Prior to presenting the Caps the former Captain spoke to all the youngsters and advised them of the benefits of playing for the Country.
ICC Media Release The International Cricket Council (ICC) yesterday announced that Cricket Australia’s National Cricket Centre in Brisbane and the Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai have been accredited as testing centres for suspected illegal bowling actions. The two centres join Cardiff Metropolitan University as testing facilities for players reported in international cricket under the ICC Regulations for the Review of Bowlers reported with Suspected Illegal Bowling Actions. The two facilities were assessed against a range of criteria, including having an indoor area large enough to allow a player to bowl off his or her normal full run-up; a motion analysis system with a minimum of 12 high speed cameras capable of producing three-dimensional data, suitably qualified personnel, experienced in using such… Read More →
At a Selection Committee meeting held the following selections were made by the Junior National Selectors with regard to the Squad for the 5th and 6th ODI (replay of the 2nd OD which was washed out due to rain) of the Australia Under 19 tour of Sri Lanka. 1. Chamika Karunarantne – Captain – Royal College 2. Kaveen Bandara – D.S Senanayake College 3. Shammu Ashan – Ananda College 4. Pathum Madushanka – St. Josephs College 5. Rashmika Opatha – St. Thomas College 6. Kamindu Mendis – Richmond College 7. Saveen Nanayakkara – Richmond College 8. Tiran Dhanapala – Royal College 9. Akil Inham … Read More →
The Sri Lankan men’s T20 team have qualified for the finals of the cricket competition in the 17th Asian Games in Korea by winning the coin toss for the result. Bangladesh, sent in to bat in overcast conditions, recovered from 59/3 in 11 overs when rain hit the Yeonhui cricket field to ruin the rest of the Twenty20 game. Sri Lanka will meet Afghanistan in Friday’s gold medal clash, while Bangladesh were left to play Hong Kong for the bronze.
Media Release A Coaching Workshop conducted by Dr. Ferdinands (International Cricket Coaching Consultant) will be held on the 6th of October to 12th October 2104 at the National Training Center , Max Academy RPICS organized by the National Coaching Department of SLC. Dr. Ferdinands will cover subjects on the lines of Spin Bowling, and will also cover biomechanics in the area of fast bowling & batting. This programme will be beneficial for National Coaching Department Staff / Premier Club Coaches & SLC Contracted Players. Dr. Ferdinands is an international cricket coaching consultant, having a specialist research background in cricket biomechanics, supported by cricket playing and professional coaching experience. A former first-class cricketer, Dr Ferdinands is currently appointed as a technical coach at the… Read More →
A blistering knock of 127 off 103 balls from top-order batsman Avishka Fernando of St. Sebastian College, Moratuwa helped Sri Lanka Juniors beat Australia Under-19 by 80 runs in the 4th Youth one day match which took place at Colts grounds in Colombo today. Avishka became the first player to score a century in this five match series. The junior Lions posted 278 for the loss of seven wickets and bowled out Australia for 198 with 29 deliveries to spare. Right arm fast bowler Keshan Wijeratne had an impressive match bag of 4 for 38, Charith Asalanka had figures of 3 for 32. The first two games ended in no results and Sri Lanka won the third game by 23 runs. The… Read More →
It is with great sadness that we at Sri Lanka Cricket received the news of the demise of Senior Journalist Bernie Wijesekara. Bernie was a very senior journalist who used his vast knowledge of the game that he possessed for the betterment of Cricket in our country. Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to convey its condolences to the family of late Mr. Wijesekara. May the Turf lie gently over him.