By Suresh Murugaser Tamil Union (TU) Cricket and Athletic Club claimed the Sri Lanka Cricket Inter-Club Under 23 trophy for the third time running with a crushing 258-run over Moors SC a couple of months ago. This is an unprecedented feat, as no other club has managed to do this upto now. The captains involved were Ashan Priyanjan in the first year, Kithruwan Vithanage last year and Denuwan Rajakaruna this year. TU were unbeaten right throughout, which was the icing on cake. Apart from one game, which was weather-affected, TU waltzed through the other five matches like a knife through butter. The team, led by Premier League wicket-keeper Denuwan Rajakaruna, also had Sri Lanka Test player and last year’s TU… Read More →
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that Cricket Australia has confirmed Australia Under 19 Team will tour Sri Lanka in the early part of 2014. Young Australians will be playing 3 One Day matches between 30th January and 7th February 2014 with the Sri Lanka Under 19 Team. 1st One Day – 01st February at Colts CC 2nd One Day – 03rd February at Colts CC 3rd One Day – 06th February at R. Premadasa
Cricket practice nets jointly undertaken by Sri Lanka Cricket and the Foundation of Goodness is an initiative to promote cricket development in rural schools spread widely in the north & east. Post conflict era has seen enormous talent which needs to be harnessed for the greater advancement of cricket in our nation. Sri Lanka Cricket through its National Development Committee headed by President Jayantha Dharmadasa has started a Infrastructure Development Plan for its stakeholders, such as Districts, Clubs, Associations, Provinces, and Schools. The development programme for schools was supported by the legendary cricketer Muthiah Muralidaran subsequent to the inaugural Murali Cup held in Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mankulam, Mullaitivu & Vavnuniya. Sri Lanka Cricket believes that it needs to provide cricket practice… Read More →
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the Premier Limited Over Tournament 2013/2014 will kick off on the 1st of December 2013. This tournament will consist of 45 games out of which selected games will be shown live on CSN including the two semi finals and the Final. Since the Premier League Tournament will be Live on CSN, it will give an opportunity for the Clubs and its players to display their skills and attract sponsorship’s for their respective clubs. It also will give maximum exposure to the on field umpires and for the first time the 3rd Umpire facilities will also be used during the live telecast. This will be a great opportunity for the on field… Read More →
At a Selection Committee meeting held, the following selections were made by the National Selectors with regard to the Squad for the England Lions tour of Sri Lanka. 01. Udara Jayasundara 02. Shehan Jayasuriya 03. Mahela Udawatte 04. Pabasara Waduge 05. Angelo Perera 06. Madhawa Warnapura 07. Danushka Gunatillake 08. Ashan Priyanjana 09. Roshen Silva 10. Romesh Buddhika 11. Banuka Rajapakse 12. Niroshan Dickwella 13. Gayan Manishan 14. Chathuranga De Silva 15. P.H.T Kaushal 16. Chathura Randunu 17. Akila Dhananjaya 18. Ishan Jayaratne 19. Vimukthi Perera 20. Kanishka Elvitigala 21. Lahiru Gamage 22. Lahiru Jayaratne 23. Charith Jayampathy
The Sri Lanka Cricket National Coaching Department conducted a full day workshop on 22nd November 2013 at R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium. The Coaching & Teachings were concentrated in two specialized areas which was on Fielding & Fitness aspects. The workshop was conducted for all SLC District Coaches who would in turn take this message to the grassroots level throughout the Country. In today’s context fitness plays a pivotal role in the game of Cricket as the new formats of the game has taken this to a new dimension, players being harnessed throughout the Country need to be aware of this fact & make sure that their Cricketers are fit, agile, sharp & up to the task knowing the present… Read More →
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that England Cricket Board has confirmed England Lions ( England ‘A’) will tour Sri Lanka in the early part of 2014. Lions will be playing two 3 day matches and three 4 day matches between 27th January and 2nd March 2014 with the SL “A” Team and the schedule will be announced in due course.
At a Selection Committee meeting held on 22/11/2013, the following selections were made by the National Selectors with regard to the Squad for the Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan which the Pakistan Cricket Board is hosting in the United Arab Emirates – with Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah being the venues. The tour commences on December 6, 2013 with the arrival of the Sri Lankan squad at Dubai, and shall continue through to January 21, 2014. T20 Squad 1. Dinesh Chandimal (Captain) 2. Lasith Malinga (Vice Captain) 3. T.M Dilshan 4. Kusal Janith Perera 5. Kumar Sangakkara 6. Angelo Mathews 7. Lahiru Thirimanne 8. Kithruwan Vithanage 9. Thisara Perera 10. Nuwan Kulasekara 11. Seekkuge Prasanna 12. Suranaga Lakmal 13. Sachithra Senanayake… Read More →
At a Selection Committee meeting held on 22/11/2013, the following selections were made by the National Selectors with regard to the Squad for the Under 19 Asia Cup tour which will be from 26th December 2013 to 5th January 2014 in Dubai. 1. Kusal Mendis (Capt) 2. Sadeera Samarawickrama (V Capt) 3. Hashan Dumindu 4. Kavindu Kulasekara 5. Sahan Arachchige 6. Priyamal Perera 7. Thilaksha Sumanasiri 8. Minod Banuka 9. Roshan Anuruddha 10. Binura Fernando 11. Anuk Fernando 12. Chamika Karunaratne 13. Ramesh Mendis 14. Lakshan Jayasinghe 15. A.K Tyronne Stand Byes 1. Charith Rajapakse 2. Saveen Nanayakkara 3. Hashan Ramanayake 4. Janith Liyanage 5. Irhad Umar Minister of Sports Hon. Mahindananda Aluthgamage has approved the above Squad.
Singer Sri Lanka PLC will boost for the Sri Lanka Schools Cricket by entering a three year partnership with Sri Lanka School Cricket Association. The sponsorship will extend to all tournaments organized by the SLSCA within the Under 15, 17 and 19 age group categories.
Half-centuries from Kusal Perera and Tillakaratne Dilshan powered Sri Lanka to a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over New Zealand in the second Twenty20 International in Pallekele on Thursday (November 21). Sri Lanka secured a 1-0 series win after the first T20I was abandoned due to rain. Sri Lanka overhauled New Zealand’s 142 for 7 with 13 balls to spare, with Perera slamming a 37-ball 57 and Dilshan remaining unbeaten on 59 off 49 balls. Mahela Jayawardene fell leg before to Mitchell McClenaghan for three in the second over before Dilshan and Perera put on a 96-run stand for the second wicket. Dilshan hit eight boundaries while Perera’s knock was studded with six fours and two sixes. Luke Ronchi’s cameo of 34… Read More →
Bad weather forced the first Twenty20 International between Sri Lanka and New Zealand to be abandoned without a ball being bowled in Pallekele on Tuesday (November 19). Heavy rain through the day drenched Pallekele International Stadium and the umpires, Ruchira Palliyaguruge and Raveendra Wimalasiri, were forced to delay the toss. However, with the rain showing no sign of relenting, the umpires had no option but to call off the match at 8.45pm. So far, every match in the limited-overs series has been interrupted by rain. The three-match One-Day International series ended in a 1-1 draw after Sri Lanka won the third ODI by 36 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis Method, following New Zealand’s four-wicket victory in the second ODI, also by… Read More →
At a selection committee meeting held the following 15 player squad was selected for the T20I series against New Zealand. Dinesh Chandimal (Captain) Lasith Malinga (Vice Captain) T.M Dilshan Kusal Janith Perera Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardane Angelo Mathews Lahiru Thirimanne Sachithra Senanayake Ajantha Mendis Seekkuge Prasanna Ramith Rambukwella Suranga Lakmal Thisara Perera Nuwan Kulasekara Minister of Sports Hon. Mahindananda Aluthgamage has approved the above Squad.
New Zealand has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its third and final One-Day International against Sri Lanka in Dambulla on Saturday. Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after New Zealand was ruled to be one over short of its target, after time allowances were taken into consideration. In accordance with the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, and in particular the regulations contained therein 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, Kyle Mills was fined 20 per… Read More →
Sri Lanka’s spinners reined in New Zealand’s batsmen to win the rain-affected third and final One-Day International in Dambulla on Saturday(November 16) and level the series at 1-1. The start of the match was delayed by 90 minutes due to rain, and another interruption meant the game was scheduled as a 33-overs-a-side affair. Sri Lanka made 211 for 8 in that time, with New Zealand being set a Duckworth-Lewis target of 216 in 33 overs. New Zealand was on 126 for 6 in 25 overs, when bad light forced the umpires to call off play, giving Sri Lanka a 36-run win. Rangana Herath, the left-arm spinner, claimed three wickets while Sachithra Senanayake, the offspinner, had two scalps, as New Zealand slumped to… Read More →