Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform the general public that Sri Lanka’s T20 Captain Dinesh Chandimal has turned down an offer to Play in the Indian Premier League due to his Personal Reasons. He was offered to play in the IPL a few days back as a replacement for anotherInternational player and Dinesh has decided not to accept the offer as he had made prior arrangements and is working on his batting technique with the batting coach before he embarks for the ICC Champions Trophy in England. He is also concentrating on his studies which he bagan prior to this offer from IPL and he intends to conclude his study course during this period.
Tillakaratne Dilshan’s 17th one-day century proved in vain on Thursday as Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by three wickets under the Duckworth/Lewis rain rule to win the third and final one-day international and share the series one-all. Sri Lanka looked to be in control when they ran up an impressive 302 for nine after choosing to bat first. But Bangladesh whose run chase was interrupted in the 14th over when they were 78-1, were then set a revised target of 183 to win off 27 overs. They were given a splendid start by Anamul Haque (40) and Mohammad Ashraful (29) who posted 77 at a run-a-ball. Despite losing wickets at regular intervals Bangladesh were taken over the line with an over… Read More →
Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that at the Executive Committee meeting held today, Mr Jayantha Dharmadasa was nominated as the next President of SLC in accordance with the SLC Constitution, since all three previous nominees were deemed ineligible. Mr. Jayantha Dharmadasa has given his consent to be the President in a letter to the Executive Committee of SLC. The Minister of Sports Hon. Mahindananda Aluthgamage had previously given his approval for Mr. Jayantha Dharmadasa to contest the post of President of Sri Lanka Cricket.
Press Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that discussions were held with the Minister of Sports this morning regarding the release of the Sri Lanka players for the IPL 2013. Based on a note sent by the Minister of External Affairs regarding the safety of players and reports appearing in the electronic and print media, it was decided that the No Objection Certificates (NOC) issued to the players be restricted to exclude their appearance at any venue in the state of Tamilnadu and also to obtain the Players’ personal opinion on their willingness to participate in the event. At the initial stages, SLC liaised with the BCCI and obtained Safety Guarantees for their participation and conveyed their assurances to each… Read More →
With regard to the prevailing situation in India, Sri Lanka Cricket has written to the President and to the Secretary of Board of Control of Cricket in India and received assurances that the BCCI will take all necessary steps to ensure that the players feel safe and action will be taken to ensure that the players’ safety is paramount. BCCI also stated that they are monitoring the situation closely and will take necessary action as and when required, to request teams not to bring Sri Lankan players to Tamil Nadu if the situation escalates. Further Sri Lanka Cricket has written to the Ministry of External Affairs through the Ministry of Sports seeking advice on the prevailing situation.
Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that Head of Cricket Operations Mr. Ashley De Silva has been appointed as the Acting CEO of Sri Lanka Cricket with effect from 1st April 2013. Manager Umpires & Schools Cricket Mr. Carlton Bernardus will assume duties as Acting Head of Cricket Operations with effect from 1st of April 2013. The above two appointments have been ratified by the Executive Committee of SLC.
Press Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to explain the reasons behind the Generator Failure at Hambantota tonight during the first ODI between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. 2 of the 4 light towers had failed due to both the operating generator and the standby generator for the said 2 light towers that is provided by the Ceylon Electricity Board, failing due to a technical failure. The cause of the said generator failure is to be investigated by CEB. The main pavilion stand by generator was used to provide the necessary power to the light towers. It should also be noted that these generators were tested the day before and was fully functional during the said testing period. Sri Lanka Cricket wish… Read More →
Tickets for the ODI and T20 series of Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka are now available for purchase. Dhaka Bank ODI Series will start on the 23rd of March 2013 in Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota starting at 2 pm. The details of the ticket sale points are stated below ———————————————————————————————————————————- Hambanthota – 1st ODI & 2nd ODI Tickets Available at: Hambanthota Stadium - Available from 20th March 2013 Time: 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. SLC Head Office Time: 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Tickets range from Rs. 20/- , Rs. 50/-, Rs.100/- Rs. 150/- Rs.200/- ———————————————————————————————————————————- Kandy – 3rd ODI & T20 Tickets Available at: Kandy – Abans City Centre & Pallekele Stadium - Available from 22nd March 2013 Time: 8.30 a.m. to… Read More →
At a Selection Committee meeting held on 11/3/2013, the following decisions were made by the National Selectors with regard to the U19 Tour of Bangladesh. Test Squad 1. Kusal Mendis – (Capt) (W/K/Batsman) Prince of Wales College 2. Sandun Weerakkody – (V.Capt) N.C.C 3. Sadeera Samarawickram (W/K /Op Bat) St.Josephs’ College Colombo 10 4. Minod Bhanuka (Op Bat) Maliyadewa College 5. Tharindu Kulasekara (Op Batsman) Thurstan College 6. Hashan Dumindu (Op Batsman) Gurukula Kelaniya 7. Pawan Dewinda (Op Batsman) Mahanama College 8. Harsha Rajapaksha All Rounder Rahula College 9. Chamika Karunaratna F. Bowler Royal College 10. Dilshan Kanchana F. Bowler Devapathraja College 11. Binura Fernando F.Bowler D.S… Read More →
Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce the receipt of offers for sale of International Broadcast, Internet, Mobile, Radio, and Sponsorship Rights from the following parties. 1) Taj Television Limited 2) Nimbus Communications Ltd 3) NEO Prime Sports 4) Total Sports Asia Further, Sri Lanka Cricket also received offers from the following parties in relation to the TV production for International Cricket matches hosted by Sri Lanka Cricket. 1) Kingsdown TV 2) STV Productions 3) Nimbus Communications 4) Sportsorkz Fine Vision Group The bid opening for both Tenders took place today 16th March 2013 at the Taj Samudra Hotel in the presence of SLC Officials, the representatives from the respective bidders, representation from the Ministry of Sports & the Auditor Generals Department. The bids will be submitted to the Technical… Read More →
Bangladesh drew the high-scoring first test against Sri Lanka at the Galle International Stadium on Tuesday to snap their 12-test losing streak against the islanders. Chasing an improbable 268-run victory target with just one session and 37 overs left, Bangladesh were 70 for one wicket in 22 overs when the teams agreed to a draw after five days of batting dominance on a placid track. Only 19 wickets fell in the test while eight centuries were scored, equalling the record set in the 2005 South Africa v West Indies test at Antigua. The 1613 runs scored by both teams also made it the highest match-aggregate in a test in Sri Lanka. Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim, who scored his country’s maiden… Read More →
Mr Ajit Jayasekera, CEO SLC, conducted an inquiry on the Lasith Malinga incident and in his report to the Executive Committee, recommended that Malinga be censured and advised on his behavior when dealing with the press in the future, considering his standing in the game. The Executive Committee accepted his recommendations and appointed Mr Camillus Abeygunawardena (Retired DIG and Ex Co Member), Mr Harigupta Rihanadeera (Attorney at Law and Ex Co Member) and Mr Ajit Jayasekera (CEO, SLC) to speak to Lasith Malinga on this matter.
The Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket has directed the Chief Executive Officer of SLC Mr. Ajit Jayasekara to conduct an Inquiry into the two incidents pertaining to Mr. Lasith Malinga & the Media Personnel that took place outside SLC headquarters. The CEO has been requested to forward a report on the same to the Executive Committee.
Test Cricketer Thilan Samaraweera handed over a letter to SLC Secretary Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga expressing his intention to retire from all forms of International Cricket. However, SLC has requested Thilan to have a meaningful dialogue with the National Selectors prior to finalising such a decision. Thilan Samaraweera is scheduled to meet the National Selectors tomorrow (6th of March).
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that the signing of the Annual Contracts offered to the National Team has been finalized. These contracts were given to 23 National Players who were categorized in to 4 groups. Category 1 1. Angelo Mathews 2. T.M.Dilshan 3. Mahela Jayawardana 4. Kumar Sangakkara 5. Lasith Malinga 6. Nuwan Kulasekera 7. Rangana Herath Category 2 1. Dinesh Chandimal 2. Ajantha Mendis Category 3 1. Lahiru Thirimanne 2. Thisara Perera Category 4 1. Shaminda Eranga 2. Chanaka Welagedera 3. Dimuth Karunarathne 4. Jeewan Mendis 5. Suraj Randiv 6. Kusal Janith Perera 7.Sachitra Senanayaka 8.Upul Tharanga 9. Suranga Lakmal 10.Nuwan Pradeep Special Category 1. Prasanna Jayawardana 2. Thilan Samaraweera At this meeting the… Read More →