Under 19: Australia tour of Sri Lanka 2014 – Press Conferece

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The Australia Under-19 team led by Patrick McKenna will play five one-day matches and one three-day game during their three-week tour of Sri Lanka. Royal College captain Chamika Karunaratne will lead the Sri Lanka Under-19 team against the Australian Juniors. The former England Test cricketer Graeme Hick is the coach of the Australian juniors with former Australian skipper Greg Chappell as the manager. Former Sri Lanka spinner Roger Wijesuriya is the coach of the Sri Lanka Under-19 team. Australia U19 tour to Sri Lanka schedule 25 September – 1st One Day match, Sinhalese Sports Club 27 September – 2nd One Day match, R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium 29 September – 3rd One Day match, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic CC 1… Read More →

Two names shortlisted for post of head coach

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that at the meeting held today it was decided to shortlist 2 candidates for the above post which included Marvan Attapattu. The Committee had a discussion with Marvan Attapattu and will discuss with the other candidate during the course of the day and the final decision will be conveyed to the ExCo for their ratification tomorrow.

Air Force Women’s A team won the Division II tournament

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Sri Lanka Air Force SC Women’s ‘A’ team pulled off a 3-wicket win over Sri Lanka Army Women’s A team in the SLC conducted Division II 40-over tournament final played at MCA Grounds, Colombo 7 today. Brief Score: Army SC “A” – 120 for 9 in 40 overs (Kirishanthi Sandamali 20 runs, Shakila Kumari 3 for 21, Harshani Maduwanthi 3 for 24) v Air Force SC “A” – 124 for 7 in 36.1 overs (Dharshani Dharmasiri 29, Saduni Abeyawickrema 26, Prabashini Ihalage 2 for 10 runs) Air Force SC “A” won by 03 wickets Full Scorecard

Match Report: Q5 – Southern Express V Lahore Lions

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The Lahore Lions gave themselves a good chance of progressing to the main draw of the Oppo CLT20 2014 after they defeated Southern Express by 55 runs in the fifth qualifying stage match. The result, which improved the Lahore Lions’ net run rate significantly, means the champions of Pakistan’s domestic T20 competition climb up to second in the standings and will go through to the tournament proper if the Northern Knights defeat the Mumbai Indians later in the evening. After being put in to bat, the Lahore Lions rode on skipper Mohammad Hafeez’s calculated effort to post 164 for 6. Coming in to bat at 51 for 2, the 33-year old took time to warm up, crawling to 15 from… Read More →

SLC Executive Committee Decisions – September 15th 2014

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Media Release SLC Executive Committee Decisions Kithuruwan Vithanage: Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform that Kithuruwan Vithanage was given a 1 year suspended sentence for breaching the player code of conduct during the 1st Test Match against Pakistan in August 2014. He was also fined the total match fee for his misdeed. Disbursement of Funds: It was decided to release funds to stakeholders in order to commence cricket development work of their respective clubs/ associations as per the allocations decided. This was according to the proposals received by the NDC.

Sri Lanka Under 19 Squad for Australia Under 19 Tour of Sri Lanka

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Media Release Sri Lanka Under 19 Squad for Australia Under 19 Tour of Sri Lanka 2014 – From 21st September  to 10th October 2014 1)      Chamika Karunaratne (Captain) – Royal College 2)      Charith Asanka (Vice Captain) – Richmond College 3)      Pathum Madusanka – St. Joseph College 4)      Lasith Lakshan – St. Thomas –Matara 5)      Deneth Temodya – St. Peters College 6)      Rashmika Opatha – St. Thomas – Mt Lavinia 7)      Himasha Liyanage – Dharmapala Vidyalaya 8)      Avishka Fernando  – St. Sebastian College 9)      Kamindu Mendis  – Richmond College 10)  Kaveen Bandara  – D S Senanayake College 11)  Pasindu Isira  – Air Force SC 12)  Tiran Dhanapala – Royal College 13)  Shamme Ashan – Ananda College 14)  Akil Inham – D S Senanayake College 15)  Sahan Arachchige – Ananda College 16)  Keshan Wijeratne – Maliyadeva College 17)  Asitha Fernando – St. Sebasitian – Katuneriya 18)  Lahiru Kumara… Read More →

Match Report: Q4 – Mumbai Indians v Southern Express

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Powered by a rollicking century stand between openers Michael Hussey and Lendl Simmons, the Mumbai Indians registered a comprehensive nine-wicket win over Southern Express in the fourth qualifying stage match of the Oppo CLT20 2014. Asked to chase 162, the Mumbai Indians got past the finish line in the 17th over. There must have been significant pressure on the Mumbai Indians openers after their bowlers and fielders were found wanting in the closing stages of the Southern Express innings. However, the experienced Hussey, in the company of Simmons, ensured there was no panic early on. Both batsmen were aided by the lack of discipline from the Southern Express bowlers (who bowled as many as eight wides on the day) and… Read More →

Match Report: Q1– Northern Knights v Southern Express

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The Northern Knights from New Zealand trounced the Southern Express from Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the opening match of the Oppo CLT20 2014 Qualifiers. After mid-afternoon showers forced start of the match to be delayed and the contest to be rescheduled to a 10-overs affair, the Northern Knights, put their opponents in after their captain won the toss, restricted them to 92 for 5 and then chased down the runs with three balls remaining in the final over. Needing to chase at just over nine runs an over, the Northern Knights were quick off the blocks, racing to 41 in three overs. Kane Williamson got stuck into Danushka Gunatilake in the third over of the run-chase, hitting two… Read More →

Sri Lanka Women squad for South Africa Women’s tour of Sri Lanka

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Media Release At a selection meeting held the Sri Lanka Women’s National Selector’s have selected the following squad for the South Africa Women’s tour of Sri Lanka 2014. Chamari Athapattu (Captain) Shashikala Siriwardhane Eshani Lokusuriya Yashoda Mendis Sripali Weerakkody Udeshika Prabodini Maduri Samuddika Lasanthi Madushani Inoshi Fernando Chandima Guneratne Inoka Ranaweera Anushka Sanjeewani Nilakshi Silva Chamari Plogampola Dilani Manodara Hashini Perera Prashdini Weerakkody Ama Kanchana Imalka Mendis Poojani Liyanage Sanduni Abeywickrama Achini Kulasuriya

TM Sampath to replace Dilshan – Champions League T20

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that T.M. Sampath has been selected to replace T.M. Dilshan in the Champions League Twenty20. T.M. Sampath was a squad member of the Southern Express Team. Southern Express play Northern Districts (13th September), Mumbai Indians (14th September) and Lahore Lions (16th September) as they bid to join the main event.

West Indies A tour of Sri Lanka 2014 – SL A preliminary squad

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Media Release At a Selection Committee Meeting held on 9th September 2014 the National Selectors nominated the below players for the squad for the West Indies “A” team’s tour of Sri Lanka. Kusal Perera Upul Tharanga Dimuth Karunaratne Dhanushka Gunathilaka Dinesh Chandimal Lahiru Thirimanne Ashan Priyanjana Kithuruwan Vithanage Niroshan Dickwella Bhanuka Rajapaksha Madhawa Warnapura Roshen Silva Shehan Jayasooriya Romesh Buddhika Sachith Pathirana Chathuranga De Silva Seekkuge Prasanna Suraj Randiv P A D L R Sedara P H T Kaushal Malinga Pushpakumara Shaminda Eranga Lahiru Gamage Dushmantha Chameera Nuwan Pradeep Binura Fernando Vishva Fernando Anuk Fernando Farveez Maharoof Kasun Madushanka Akila Dhananjaya Ramith Rambukwella

Photos: Southern Express Team departure – Champions League T20 2014

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The Southern Express cricket team led by Jehan Mubarak left for India last night (9th September) to participate in the Champions League T20 2014 tournament. The tournament commence from September 13 and will end on October 4 with all the Qualifying Stage matches are to be played in Raipur from September 13 to 16 with 12 teams. The Group stage matches will see the number of teams reduce to 10 teams battling out from September 17. Southern Express is placed in qualifying group along with Mumbai Indians (India), Lahore Lions (Pakistan) and Northern Knights (New Zealand).

Dialog Sri Lanka Cricket Awards 2014 – Winners List

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DIALOG Cricketer of the Year 2014 Winner: Angelo Mathews Nominations: Kumar Sangakkara, Rangana Herath DIALOG People’s Player of the Year 2014 Kumar Sangakkara Mens T20Is Awards Best Batsman Winner: Kushal Janith Perera Nominations: Mahela Jayawardene, Tissara Perera Best Bowler Winner: Lasith Malinga Nominations: Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath Mens ODI Awards Best Batsman Winner: Angelo Mathews Nominations: Kumar Sangakkara, Lahiru Thirimanna Best Bowler Winner: Lasith Malinga Nominations: Ajantha Mendis, Sachithra Senanayake Best All-rounder ODI Winner: Angelo Mathews Nominations: T M Dilshan, Tissara Perera Emerging Cricketer of the Year Niroshan Dickwella Mens TEST Awards Best Batsman Winner: Kumar Sangakkara & Angelo Mathews Nomination s: Mahela Jayawardene, Kaushal Silva Best Bowler Winner: Rangana Herath Nominations: Dilruwan Perera, Shaminda Eranga Womens ODI Awards Best… Read More →

SLC Executive Committee Decisions – September 01st 2014

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Media Release The Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket at its meeting held yesterday (01st September 2014)  made the following decisions. Executive Committee Decisions: ExCo decided to fill the vacancies of the Coaching department due to the recent vacuum that was created with experienced and qualified persons at the earliest. National Head Coach: ExCo appointed an 8 member committee to evaluate and short list the applicants and to nominate the appropriate candidate for the vacant positions. The committee comprises of Mr. Asanga Seneviratne, Mohan De Silva, Nishantha Ranatunga, Hirantha Perera, Nuski Mohamed, Sanath Jayasuriya, Jayananda Warnaweera, Shammi Silva, Dushan Soyza, Ranjit Fernando, and Head of Coaching Jerome Jayaratne. SLC has received 17 applications for the post of National Coach – 01 local and 16 foreign, 17 applications for the… Read More →