Sri Lanka Cricket has named 26-man National squad and 24-man A Team preparation squads for the Sri Lanka tour of England and Ireland in May 2014. National team tour will consist of 1 T20I, 5 ODIs & 2 Test matches. National Squad for the Ireland / UK Tour (2nd May – 24th June 2014) 1. Kusal Janith Perera 2. Kaushal Silva 3. Dimuth Karunaratne 4. Lahiru Thirimanne 5. T.M Dilshan 6. Kumar Sangakkara 7. Mahela Jayawardena 8. Angelo Mathews 9. Dinesh Chandimal 10. Prasanna Jayawardena 11. Ashan Priyanjan 12. Kithruwan Vithanage 13. Chathuranga De Silva 14. Seekuge Prasanna 15. Dilruwan Perera 16. Rangana Herath 17. Sachithra Senanayake 18. Ajantha Mendis 19. Thisara Perera 20. Nuwan Kulasekara 21. Lasith Malinga 22…. Read More →
The fans cheered, the music blared, but the excitement was really only artificial as Sri Lanka overwhelmed India by 22 runs in the Group B opener at the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2014 at the Sylhet Divisional Stadium on Monday night (March 24). It was a contest between two familiar sides ready to battle all over again after having completed a bilateral series just a month ago. Sri Lanka was marginally better then, but the side that turned up on a balmy evening in Sylhet raised its game by several notches to win quite comfortably in the end. The win was set up after Chamari Atapattu and Eshani Kaushalya played contrasting knocks to help Sri Lanka to a challenging total… Read More →
Match Report After the adrenaline high of dumping both Zimbabwe and Ireland out of the ICC World Twenty20 2014 in one of the most emphatic batting displays seen in this version of the game, the Netherlands crashed and burned to 39 all out on Monday (March 24) against a Sri Lankan team that looks destined to make the final four. This was the lowest total in T20I history, comfortably less than the 56 that Kenya was bowled out for against Afghanistan in Sharjah in September last year. The Netherlands score was also the second lowest in all competitive T20 cricket, marginally bettering the 30 that Tripura was bowled out for against Jharkhand in 2009 in the Indian domestic competition. Timm… Read More →
Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the National Team of South Africa be in Sri Lanka for a 3 ODI and 2 Test Series in July 2014. The Protea’s will arrive on the 30th of June 2014 and will play a 50 over Warm Up match on the 3rd of July 2014. The series will begin with the 1st ODI which will be played on the 06th of July at R.Premadasa International Cricket Stadium followed by the 2nd ODI at Pallekelle on the 09th of July. The 3rd ODI will be in Hambanthota on the 12th of July. The 2 Test Series will begin on the 16th of July and the 1st Test will be in Galle followed by the 2nd Test at the SSC on… Read More →
Match Report Sri Lanka showed why it is a firm favourite in its group, following an adventurous batting performance with a skillful display with the ball in its ICC World Twenty20 2014 game against South Africa on Saturday (March 22). South Africa had many chances to shut the door on its opponent, but each time the game appeared to be slipping away, Sri Lanka found a way back. On the back of Kusal Perera’s bright 61 at the top of the order, Sri Lanka posted 165, which proved five runs too many for South Africa. South Africa felt the full force of Sri Lanka’s pocket rocket, Kusal, on a pitch where the ball skidded through and came on to the… Read More →
Sri Lanka Cricket together with its Local National Team Sponsor Dialog, has made all preparation to broadcast the World T20 now being played in Bangladesh on Giant Screen in several location in the country for the benefit of the cricket loving public. Finalized locations for Rata Wata promo below, South Africa v Sri Lanka - Sat Mar 22 – 3.30pm Negombo – Beach Park Monaragala – TC Ground Uragaha – Public Ground Sri Lanka v Netherlands - Mon Mar 24 – 7.30pm Matara – Beach Park Ratnapura – New Town Ground Kalutara – Public Ground England v Sri Lanka - Thu Mar 27 – 7.30pm Trinco – Sri Koneshwaran Hindi College Medirigiriya – Diyasenpura Grounds Nawalapitiya – Bus Stand ground Jaffna – Public Ground New… Read More →
The SLC Executive Committee met yesterday (20th March 2014) and the following decisions were taken. Under 23 (YOUTH) – 2014/15 season From the season 2014/15 Under 23 tournaments will be renamed to SLC YOUTH tournament. Composition of a Youth team will be 2 Players from U19, 2 under 21 players, and the rest will be players below the age of 23 years in the playing XI. This will be made mandatory. Special Grant to Pre Test Players through the Cricketers’ Benefit Fund The ExCo approved to grant a special monetary assistance to the cricketers of the pre test era who are now aged and who may be in need of assistance for their medical and other expenses. The last honorarium… Read More →
Fifties from Shashikala Siriwardene, the captain, and Deepika Rasangika helped Sri Lanka Women beat Ireland Women by 49 runs in its second warm-up match before the Women’s World Twenty20 2014, at the Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan No 4 Ground in Savar on Thursday (March 20). Put into bat, Sri Lanka batted steadily to post 170 for 5 in its 20 overs, and then Chandima Gunaratne and Inoka Ranaweera picked up two wickets each to restrict Ireland to 121 for 9. Sri Lanka lost Yasoda Mendis in the second over when she was lbw to Elena Tice. After that, Chamari Atapattu and Rasangika set the platform with a 50-run stand. Atapattu retired after making 17, one of three players to do so as… Read More →
An all-round effort from Dwayne Bravo and a four-wicket haul by Sunil Narine helped the West Indies win its second warm-up game in the ICC World Twenty20 2014. In a rematch of the 2012 final the West Indies faced Sri Lanka, and won by 33 runs in Dhaka on Wednesday (March 19). Darren Sammy’s late 30-run blitz took the West Indies to 172 for 5 in its allocated 20 overs at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. Losing wickets at regular intervals, Sri Lanka struggled from the outset to fall well short, being bowled out for 139 in 19.2 overs. Defending 173, the West Indies illustrated why it is such a formidable side in the 20-over format, making early inroads to dismiss… Read More →
Sri Lanka Cricket Emerging tournament was played for the first time in place of Premier Tier B Tournament with 10 teams in participation. Following teams participated in this tournament: Saracens SC, Galle CC , Navy SC BRC, Sebastianite C, Kurunegala YCC Kalutara PCC, Lankan CC, Police SC, Kalutara TC The tournament was concluded successfully and Sarecens SC emerged as league winners of the SLC Emerging tournament. Subsequently, they will meet the last team of the Premier Plate tournament in a promotion game to decide the promotion to the Premier Tournament. Team Mats WO WF LO LF Points 1 Saracens SC 8 6 1 0 1 114.175 2 Navy SC 8 6 1 0 1 111.980 3 Galle CC 8 4 3 1 0 106.490 4… Read More →
Sri Lanka continued with its recent run of super form in Bangladesh with a five-run win over India in the first warm-up game for both teams ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Monday (March 17). After it was asked to bat, Sri Lanka rode on a late blitz from Thisara Perera and Nuwan Kulasekara to reach 153 for 6 in their 20 overs. In reply, India was thwarted by Lasith Malinga, who picked up four wickets, to be bowled out for 148, the innings ending on the last ball of their 20 overs. Sri Lanka got off to a steady start and though Varun Aaron dismissed Kusal Perera after a 15-ball 21, Mahela… Read More →
Media Release The ExCo of SLC met today (13th March 2014) to discuss the player contract payments following the meeting of the Office Bearers yesterday with the player representatives. Following a lengthy discussion the ExCo made the under noted decisions: T20 2014 Tournament in Bangladesh a) To pay a participating fee of USD 500,000/- to the team b) To make a further payment of USD 250,000/- in the event Sri Lanka reaches the final c) To pay an additional USD 250,000/- if the Team wins the finals World Cup Tournament 2015 a) To pay a participating fee of USD 750,000/- to the Team Members b) To make the following payments in addition to the above i) On entering the semi… Read More →
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the Office bearers of SLC met with the National Team players today and had a discussion with regard to the player contract payments. The players expressed their concerns and the Office bearers stated their point of view on the subject matter and there was an exchange of views between both parties. The office bearers will communicate the views exchanged at the meeting to the members of the Executive Committee tomorrow for a final decision.
Sri Lanka Cricket has organized a Welcome to our Champion Cricket Team when they arrive today at Katunayake International Airport. They will arrive on Mihin Lanka flight at 3.45 pm 09th March 2014. SLC requests the fans of our Champion Cricket Team to line the streets and welcome them warmly. The Champion Team will be taken in a open top vehicle from Peliyagoda onwards to SLC head office. The rout will be as follows: Katunayake to Peliyagoda, Open Top bus from Peliyagoda to Kanatte junction ( on the Baseline Road) and from there to SLC head office ( through Baudhaloka Mawatha). There will be a Press Conference at SLC Conference Room when the Team Arrives at SLC.