Sri Lanka Cricket’s Test Matches – Press Release

Media Release There has been numerous articles carried in newspapers and websites lately, stating that Sri Lanka Cricket has been scrapping Test Matches to accommodate ODIs and T20s. Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to state that contrary to what has been publicized, the actual position is as follows:- 2010 – 6 test matches against West Indies and India 2011 – 11 Test matches against England Australia, Pakistan and South Africa. 2012 – 6 Test matches so far against South Africa, England and Pakistan. From November 2012 until January 2014, Sri Lanka is scheduled to play 12 Test matches against New Zealand, Australia, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe and Pakistan. FTPs are not set in stone. It is a schedule of Tours for a period of time… Read More →

Change in venue of second and third ODIs against NZ


Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket in consultation with New Zealand Cricket and Host Broadcaster Taj Entertainment Network has decided to change the venue for the 2nd & 3rd ODI’s of the the on going series against New Zealand from R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo to Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy. The matches will be played on the 4th and 6th of November. Tickets issued for the 2nd and 3rd ODI’s previously will be valid for entry into the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on match day. This decision was made considering the prevailing weather patterns and available ground conditions. SLC will be constantly monitoring weather conditions for further review. Further SLC wishes to thank all logistics partners and sponsors for… Read More →

New playing conditions take effect from start of Sri Lanka v New Zealand series

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ICC Media Release The new playing conditions for Tests, One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) will come into effect with the series between Sri Lanka and New Zealand which starts in Pallekele on Tuesday 30 October. The amendments have been approved by the ICC Board following proposals made by the ICC Cricket Committee at its meeting in London in May. It is important to note that the playing conditions are applicable to international cricket and must be read together with the Laws of Cricket. Whilst a playing condition may affect the Laws of Cricket as they may apply to international cricket, these changes are not amendments to the Laws of Cricket themselves. The amendments to the playing conditions are:… Read More →

Sri Lanka starts season as number-one ranked T20I side


ICC Media Release Sri Lanka and New Zealand will launch what will be an interesting couple of months of Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) when the two sides go head to head in a one-off match at Pallekele on Tuesday 30 October. As many as seven T20Is, featuring most of the top ranked sides, are confirmed to be played across the globe before the turn of the year, and, if Sri Lanka loses in Pallekele, then there can be a change at the top of the table on at least two occasions. Sri Lanka, the ICC World Twenty20 2012 finalist, will start off as the number-one ranked side on the Reliance ICC T20I Championship table while New Zealand, which lost two ICC… Read More →

Meeting with Club Representatives to discuss the new Tournament Structure

Media Release Several senior Members of the Executive Committee together with the officials of the  cricket committee and Tournament committee of SLC along with the Secretary of the Ministry of Sports met today at SLC head office together with the representatives of the clubs to discuss the new tournament structure which was formulated  for the new season. The meeting began with a brief description by Mr Greham Labroy explaining the criteria of the new structure and it was revealed that there were 4 options available for the cricket committee to decide on. several points were discussed with regard to the new tournament structure and it was decided to circulate all other options available  among the clubs and a further discussion to be held… Read More →

Sri Lanka name ODI and T20 squad for NZ Series


Squad for the First Three (3) One Day Games 1.      Mahela Jayawardena (Captain) 2.      Angelo Mathews (V.C) 3.      T.M Dilshan 4.      Kumar Sangakkara 5.      Dinesh Chandimal 6.      Lahiru Thirimanne 7.      Jeevan Mendis 8.      Thisara Perera 9.      Nuwan Kulasekara 10.  Lasith Malinga 11.  Shaminda Eranga 12.  Rangana Herath 13.  Upul Tharanga 14. Akila Dhananjaya 15. P.D Kaushal T20 TEAM for the SL vs Nz 1st T20 Game 1.      Angelo Mathews (Captain) 2.      Nuwan Kulasekara (V.Capt NZ tour) 3.      Dilshan Munaweera 4.      T.M Dilshan 5.      Kumar Sangakkara 6.      Dinesh Chandimal 7.      Jeevan Mendis 8.      Lahiru Thirimanne 9.      Thisara Perera 10.  Shaminda Eranga 11.  Akila Dhananjaya 12.  Sachithra Senanayake 13.  Upul Tharanga *Mahela and Malinga were rested for the T20 game. *Ajantha Mendis was not considered due to injury for both tournaments.  

Angelo Mathews Named as T20 Captain


At a Selection Committee meeting held, the following decisions were made by the National Selectors with regard to SL vs NZ Series and year ahead with regard to T20 Captain.The same has been approved by the minister. * Anjelo Mathews to be the National Captain for T20 up to 31st October 2013 and Lasith Malinga as Vice Captain for the same period.                      T20 TEAM for the SL vs Nz OnlyT20  1.      Angelo Mathews (Captain)                        2.      Nuwan Kulasekara (V.Capt NZ tour)             3.      Dilshan Munaweera                                        4.      T.M Dilshan                                                   5.      Kumar Sangakkara                                       6.      Dinesh Chandimal                                          7.      Jeevan Mendis                                               8.      Lahiru Thirimanne                                         9.      Thisara Perera                                               10.  Shaminda Eranga                                              11.  Akila Dhananjaya                                          12.  Sachithra Senanayake                                     13.  Upul Tharanga                       … Read More →

Tickets for New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka go on sale


New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka 2012 Sri Lanka Cricket is proud to announce to the fans of Sri Lanka Cricket that the tour of New Zealand to Sri Lanka will start on the 30th of October 2012 in Pallekelle Kandy with the T20 match starting at 7 pm. Given below are the ticket selling points in Kandy. Pallekelle Ticket Selling Points. Abans – City Centre Pallakelle International Cricket Stadium Ticket Prices Pallakelle for T/20 &  1st ODI. Grand Stand Top Level  Rs. 300/= Block ‘A’ & ‘B’ Lower    Rs. 150/= Standing Public              Rs.  20/= For Online Tickets click here

Jehan Mubarak to lead Sri Lanka in Hong Kong Sixes 2012


At a Selection Committee meeting held  the following squad was selected to participate in the above series to be held in Hong Kong from the 25th to 29 October 2012. The Hon Minister also has approved same. Jehan Mubarak (Captain) Kaushal Lokuarachchi Chamara Kapugedara Kosala Kulasekara Sachith Pathirana Ramith Rambukwella Kusal Janith Mr.Channa Weerakkody -Manager

ACC Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup 2012 – Fixtures

Sri Lanka v West Indies Women - ICC Women's World Twenty20 2012: Group B

    FIXTURES AND SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES 22 Oct 2012 Monday Teams and Match Officials arrive 23 Oct 2012 Tuesday Teams’ practice sessions 23 Oct 2012 Tuesday Pre- event Meetings 29 Oct 2012 Monday Official Dinner   MORNING MATCHES AFTERNOON MATCHES DATE DAY 1000 – 1300 1400 – 1700 24 Oct 2012 Wednesday Pakistan v Thailand Bangladesh v China 25 Oct 2012 Thursday India v Thailand Sri Lanka v Nepal 26 Oct 2012 Friday Bangladesh v Nepal India v Hong Kong 27 Oct 2012 Saturday Sri Lanka v China Pakistan v Hong Kong 28 Oct 2012 Sunday Bangladesh Sri Lanka India v Pakistan 29 Oct 2012 Monday Nepal v China Thailand v Hong Kong 30 Oct 2012 Tuesday Teams which… Read More →

Samuels special the spur for epic West Indies victory


West Indies hero Marlon Samuels pulled his team out of the fire to seal a 36-run win over hosts Sri Lanka in the ICC World Twenty20 2012 final. There was no fairytale finish for the host nation, no culmination of a dream for its brave captain. Instead, international cricket’s most admired team walked away with the spoils, as West Indies justified pre-tournament favourite status by lifting the ICC World Twenty20 2012 crown in sensational fashion.

Have to focus on everyone, not just Gayle: Jayawardena


Courtesy: International Cricket Council Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardena says his team has to be wary of the entire West Indies team and not just Chris Gayle if it is to win the ICC World Twenty20 2012 final. Especially after his pyrotechnics against Australia in the semi-final on Friday night, Gayle is the cynosure as the West Indies goes into the final against the host nation on Sunday night. Gayle smashed an unbeaten 75 off 41 deliveries at the R. Premadasa Stadium to turbo-charge the West Indies to 205-4, a total that was 74 runs beyond the reach of Australia, but Jayawardena said there was more to the West Indies than just Gayle. “That”s not the way we have gone… Read More →

Sri Lanka fined for maintaining a slow over-rate against West Indies

ICC Media Release The Sri Lanka team has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the side’s ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012 Super Eight fixture against West Indies on Saturday. Javagal Srinath of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Mahela Jayawardena’s side was ruled to be one over short of its target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration. In accordance with ICC Code of Conduct regulations governing minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount. As such, Jayawardena was fined 20… Read More →

ACC Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup 2012 – 22nd October – 01st Nov 2012


At a Selection Committee meeting held the following squads were selected to participate in the above series to be held in China on the above stated dates. T20 Squad – Womens Team  1.      Shashikala Siriwardane (Capt) 2.      Sandamali Dolawatha (V.Capt) 3.      Chamari Athapattu 4.      Inoka Galegedara 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.  Maduri Samuddika 14.  Yashoda Mendis 15.  Sereena Ravikumara   STAND BY 16.  Oshadi Ranasinghe 17.  Nilakshi Silva 18.  Chandima Gunaratne 19.  Lashanthi Madushani 20.  Chamari Polagampola

SLC / CSN – Jointly launches series of ‘Cricket Educational Coaching’ Programs on TV


SLC National Coaching Department in association with CSN Television Network recently launched its first ever television series with regard to Cricket Educational Coaching programs. This would benefit cricketers of all Schools/Clubs and Academies in Districts & Provinces to understand the game better & also the Coaching Fraternity throughout the Country.