Sri Lanka under19 team will tour South Africa to play in a triangular series against South Africa and India under19s. We append below the match schedule, inclusive of the warm up games.
Sri Lanka Cricket has launched yet another enthusiastic programme to train cricketers in a number of quintessential disciplines, in a bid to make them true ambassadors of the game in the long run. This is considered a timely act by Sri Lanka Cricket especially at a time when more youngsters are taking to the game even from rural areas. Significantly, present administration of Sri Lanka Cricket had taken a bold decision to increase the number of contracted players to 77 from 26 since of late. Accordingly, it has been planned to encompass all 77 contracted players including present national players in this extensive training programme which will be conducted through the year 2010. The training has been designed on a… Read More →
The high riding Indians were kept in check yesterday, when Sri Lanka after their test series defeat came up with a sterling performance at Nagpur.
Sri Lanka Cricket distributed cricket balls to 70 schools in the western province for the current under 19s season. Chairman Sri Lanka cricket Mr. D.S. De silva and Secretary Nishantha Ranathunga officiated in the presentation ceremony. The distribution was in association with Sri Lanka schools cricket association. President Dr Asoka Senani Hewage principal of D.S. Senanayake College Colombo, paid tribute to Sri Lanka cricket on their kind gesture in assisting schools with not only cricket balls but also cricket material. SLC will visit all district and provinces during the month of December and ensure all cricket playing schools are given adequate cricket balls, also assistance, to improve infrastructure. The coaching unit will assist school coaches to improve their coaching standards… Read More →
The accreditation process for all members of the media intending to cover the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup (U19 CWC) in New Zealand in January 2010 closes in NINE days.
Sri Lanka under 19s did well to win the finals of the tri nation trophy at the P.Sara stadium yesterday. The game against Pakistan as anticipated was a nail biter. Sri Lanka snatched victory from jaws of defeat thanks to an unbeaten knock of 75 by young Royalist Kitruwan Vithnanage who made a unbeaten 75 batting at number 5. The left hander hit three glorious sixes in an innings that had a blend of both attack and defense. The left hander came into bat with Sri Lanka struggling on 98 for 5 wickets and in pursuit of 210 for victory.
Sports Service of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation will relay a ball by ball commentary during the limited over encounter between Sri Lanka and Pakistan from P.SARA stadium from 10 am onwards. The bilingual description will be broadcast on the appended frequencies. Colombo 87.6 Radella 91.8 Deniyaya 107.2 Hunasgiriya 96.4 Yatiyantota 96.4 & 102.6 Karagahathanne 104.5
Sri Lanka under 19s will play Pakistan under 19s in the tri- nation finals at the P SARA Stadium in a limited over encounter at 10 am tomorrow. Sri Lanka head the points table beating Bangladesh with a bonus point at Pallekele and winning their second encounter against Pakistan in a nail biting finish at the Moratuwa stadium last Saturday. Pakistan beat Bangladesh with a bonus point at Pallekele , lost to Sri Lanka in Moratwua and were denied of any positive results in two of their preliminary matches due bad weather. During the mid break Sri Lanka Cricket will distribute Cricket balls to schools who are playing in the schools under 19 tournament. We request the media coverage and… Read More →
Bangladesh under 19s who were eliminated in the tri nation series, did well to beat hosts Sri Lanka who have already qualified to play the Pakistanis in the finals scheduled at the P. Sara stadium on Tuesday.
Sri Lanka was bowled out for 309 this morning. India wins the 3rd and the final test by an innings and 24 runs with 2 1/2 sessions still remaining. Whilst not taking anything away from the Indian’s for a very professional performance ,Sri Lanka will count them selves very unlucky mainly due appalling umpire errors.
Sri Lanka under 19s showed their maturity by pulling off a sensational 7 run win against the visiting Pakistani under 19s in a dress rehearsal final out at the Moratuwa international stadium today.
Skipper Kumar Sangakara came up with a sterling batting performance to remain unbeaten on 133, to help his side to 274 for 6 wickets at close of play. The visitors still trail by 59 runs with only the tail Enders left in the hut to fight 3 full sessions tomorrow.
India declared their innings on 726 runs for 9 wickets with skipper MS Dhoni blasting an unbeaten century with 6 big sixes and 3 fours. India’s strong batting line up proved too strong for Sri Lanka’s bowling attack, who in fairness suffered the wrath of some very poor umpire decisions.
India lost 2 wickets this morning in fact they should thank Umpire Nigel Long and Darrel Harper for turning down three positive appeals by the Sri Lankans that looked adjacent.
India came up with a cracking performance to give Sri Lanka, another leather hunt in Mumbhai today. Virendra Shewag scored the fastest test 250 in the history of the game to remain unbeaten on 284, which included 40 boundaries and 7 big sixes. Rahul Dravid gave the Indian hero of the day the able support to remain unbeaten on 62.