Former All Ceylon Cricketer Neil Chanmugam passes away

Neil Chanmugam

It is great sadness that Sri Lanka Cricket announces the demise of Mr. Neil Chanmugam who passed away at the age of 74 years last night. A former All Ceylon & Sri Lanka Cricketer Neil Chanmugam played for his mother country from 1960 to 1974. Neil Chanmugam played for SSC & Sri Lanka as a Right-hand hand off break bowler. Full name Neil Chanmugam Major teams Ceylon, Sri Lanka Bowling style Right-arm off break Batting and fielding averages Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St First-class 21 34 0 593 72 17.44 0 1 13 0 List A 1 1 0 17 17 17.00 0 0 0 0 Bowling averages Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w… Read More →

Captain and Vice Captain of the National ODI and T20 Teams


Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held , the National Selectors selected the following players as the Captain and the Vice Captain of the National ODI and T20 teams Angelo Mathews has been appointed as the Captain of the National ODI Team while Lahiru Thirimanne has been appointed as the Vice Captain of same until March 2015. Lasith Malinga has been appointed as the Captain of the National T20 Team while Lahiru Thirimanne has been appointed as the Vice Captain of same until March 2015. Angelo Mathews and Lahiru Thirimanne have also been appointed as the Captain and Vice Captain of the National Test Team until March 2015. This has been approved by the Hon. Minister of Sports.

SLC Executive Committee Decisions – April 2014

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the SLC Executive Committee which met last evening has decided to refer the unsubstantiated statements made by Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara at the Press Conference held at the Airport on the 8th of April 2014, to the Disciplinary Committee for their views and recommendations on same.

Paul Farbrace resigns


Media Release The National Coach Paul Farbrace tendered his resignation and has indicated to SLC of his unavailability to continue with SLC with immediate effect in order to take up an appointment with the ECB.

Inquiries pertaining to Mr.Paul Farbrace


Media Release SLC has received numerous inquiries from the Media in relation to England and Wales Cricket Board’s interest in recruiting Paul Farbrace as one of their coaches. Unfortunately, Paul Farbrace has not been in communication with SLC on this subject matter at this point of time. Efforts to contact Paul Farbrace, who is currently in England have proved futile. However, ECB has communicated to us their interest in considering Paul Farbrace to be recruited as one of their coaches. SLC have in no uncertain terms expressed it’s surprise and disappointment with regard to this development since Paul is in contract with SLC for a two year term (which includes a six month probation period) ending in December 2015 and… Read More →

Retirement of Kumar Sangakkara from T20 International Cricket


Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that Mr. Kumar Sangakkara has tendered his retirement from T20 International cricket. Addressing a letter to the Chairman of Selectors, Kumar Sangakkara has stated that “It is the right time to retire allowing SLC an opportunity to build a team for the next World Twenty20 and also to allow him to focus on Test and ODI cricket during the coming months”. Mr. Ashley De Silva, Chief Executive Officer of SLC has received an electronic copy of the letter from Kumar Sangakkara.

English here to take on Sri Lankan Lion Cubs


After last year’s successful Sri Lanka U-17 tour of England in August under the captaincy of this year’s Royal College captain Chamika Karunaratne, this year the young lads from the United Kingdom are in the island of the Indian ocean to play a series of 3 ODI’s and a 3- day match,  17th – 27th April 2014. Mr. Carlton Bernadus the Head of Cricket operation SLC thanked the ECB  for providing the youngsters an opportunity to not only improve their skills on the field but, for also providing a stage for the players to interact and make friends which could a long way in the future. He said it will  ‘bond countries together and  also become the force and the… Read More →

Shashikala Siriwardene to play for Rest of the World at Lord’s

Shashikala Siriwardena

Captain of the National Women’s team Ms. Shashikala Siriwardene has been selected to represent the Rest of the World who will play against the Marylebone Cricket Club at Lord’s main ground. There has never been an M.C.C. Women vs. Rest of the World Women match at Lord’s, neither has a Rest of the World women’s team ever taken the field anywhere in the World. The Match which will be played on the 19th of May 2014 will be an unique occasion. This match is in celebration of the Bicentenary of the present Ground. Shashikala Siriwardene has been selected by MCC in association with the ICC Women’s Committee.

Regional ICC International Panel Umpire workshop in Sri Lanka


Media Release Sri Lanka cricket wishes to proudly inform that the Regional ICC International Panel Umpire workshop in is currently held in Sri Lanka. This programme is conducted by Simon Taufel – ICC Umpire Performance & Training Manager who has been an ICC Elite Panel umpire for several years. International Umpires from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are taking part in this training programme.

Allegations leveled against the SLC Secretary and CEO


Media Release At the Press Conference held on April 09, 2014, at the Bandaranaike International Airport to celebrate the National team’s victory during the ICC World T20 2014 Championship, National Cricketer Mahela Jayawardena stated that the Hony. Secretary and CEO of Sri Lanka Cricket had directly engaged with the media through their own channels criticizing Mr. Jayawardena’s supposed decision to retire from the Twenty/20 format of the game. Sri Lanka Cricket would like to categorically state that neither the Hony. Secretary nor the CEO of Sri Lanka Cricket had volunteered any statement to the Press regarding Mahela Jayawardena’s decision to address the media regarding his apparent retirement from the T20 format of Cricket save for the CEO’s comment cited in… Read More →

Sri Lanka tour of Ireland and England 2014 – Fixture

Date Match Venue Tue May 6 09:45 GMT  | 15:15 Local 1st ODI – Ireland v Sri Lanka Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin Thu May 8 09:45 GMT| 15:15 Local 2nd ODI – Ireland v Sri Lanka Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin Tue May 20 17:00 GMT | 22:30 Local T20I – ENG v SL Oval Thu May 22 12:00 GMT |17:30 Local 1st ODI – ENG vSL Oval Sun May 25 09:30 GMT |15:00 Local 2nd ODI – ENG v SL ICG Durham Wed May 28 13:00 GMT |18:30 Local 3rd ODI – ENG v SL Old Trafford Sat May 31 09:30 GMT |15:00 Local 4th ODI – ENG v SL Lord’s Tue Jun 3 13:00 GMT |18:30 Local… Read More →

Arrival of our World Champion National Cricket Team


Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the arrival of our  World Champion National Cricket Team  on Tuesday 8th April 2014. The Team will land at Katunayake at 3.00 pm and will attend a Press Conference at the VIP Lounge. A group photograph will be taken for the benefit of the Media. Sri Lanka Cricket host broadcaster, CSN will telecast this event live from 2.30 pm onwards. All Media Personal who are interested in attending this Media Conference are requested to submit their Names and NIC numbers to the Government Information Department – Deputy Director Mr. Hilmy Mohamed on fax number 0112512237. The Champion players will be taken in an Open Top bus at 4.30 pm from BIA on… Read More →