Ishant, Ashwin bowl India to rare series victory

Virat Kohli after winning the test series in Sri Lanka

Test match victories, especially overseas, don’t always come easy. Test series wins away from home come even harder. India walked the hard road to success at the SSC ground, quelling formidable resistance from the indefatigable Angelo Mathews to script a come-from-behind series win on Sri Lankan soil. Not since Mohammad Azharuddin’s Class of 1993 had an India side returned home from the Emerald Isle with a series win to its name. Not since Sourav Ganguly’s Class of 2001 had India fought back from 0-1 down to emerge victorious in a three-Test series. Both boxes were ticked emphatically, Virat Kohli crowning his first full series as captain by leading India to a hard-earned 117-run victory in the final Test on a… Read More →

Prima Champions Cup 2015 – Under 15 Inter District/Provincial Tournament


Tournament Schedule – 32 Teams Starting date – 1st Sep 2015 to 12th Sep 2015  Western Province North & Western Province North Outer Colombo North Zone – l Colombo North Zone – ll Gampaha District Zone – l Gampaha District Zone – ll Puttalam District No Date Home Away Venue 01 01.09.2015 Gampaha Zone – l Colombo North Zone – ll De Mazenod College 02 01.09.2015 Colombo North Zone – l Gampaha Zone – ll Ananda Shasthalaya MV Gr 03 03.09.2015 Gampaha Zone – l Puttalam De Mazenod College 04 04.09.2015 Colombo North Zone – ll Colombo North Zone – l Moratu Vidyalaya Gr 05 07.09.2015 Colombo North Zone – l Gampaha Zone – l Thurstan College 06 07.09.2015 Puttalam… Read More →

Sri Lanka Development Squad left for Moin-Ud-Dowlah Gold Cup


Sri Lanka Development squad led by Milinda Siriwardena left the country today to participate in the Moin-Ud-Dowla Gold Cup tournament in Hyderabad, India from September 1-16. Sri Lanka Development Squad: Milinda Siriwardana (captain), Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Minodh Bhanuka, Angelo Jayasinghe, Lihiru Milantha, Romesh Buddhika, Lasith Abeyratne, Kasun Rajitha, Nisala Tharaka, Vishwa Fernando, Lahiru Madushanka, Jeffrey Vandersay, Amila Aponso, Akhila Dhananjaya.

India strikes thrice as Sri Lanka stutters in chase of 386


After the madness of the previous day when 15 wickets tumbled for no discernible reason, a semblance of normalcy returned to the SSC ground on Monday (August 31). India took a giant stride towards registering its first away series win in four years, and its first series triumph on Sri Lankan soil since 1993. With a display of great character from the middle and lower orders that were determined to build on a crucial half-century from Rohit Sharma, India exorcised the ghosts of the previous evening to bat Sri Lanka out of the game. Overnight 21 for 3 when the fourth day’s play in the final Test began, India tided over a testing early period courtesy Virat Kohli and Rohit,… Read More →

Sri Lanka Development Squad for Moin-Ud-Dowlah Gold Cup – Hyderabad, India

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Sri Lanka Development squad will be touring India from 01st September till 17th September 2015 for the Moin-Ud-Dowla Gold Cup Cricket tournament which will be held in Hydrebad, India. The objective and aim of this tour is to prepare a strong team in readiness for the next World Cup which is to be held in England in 2019. The Sri Lanka Development squad will leave on 01st September on flight 9W 255 at 06.10 hrs for the above tour. Sri Lanka Development Squad Kusal Mendis Sadeera Samarawickrama Minodh Bhanuka Milinda Siriwardena (Captain) Anjelo Jayasinghe Lihiru Milantha Romesh Buddhika Lasith Abeyratne Kasun Rajitha Nisala Tharaka Vishwa Fernando Lahiru Madushanka Jeffrey Vandersay Amila Aponso Akhila Dananjaya

India 132 ahead after eventful day of Test cricket


If you were looking for an eventful day’s Test cricket, you needn’t have looked beyond the SSC ground on a dramatic, action-packed Sunday (August 30). India and Sri Lanka played equal part in making the third day of the deciding final Test a cracker, not so much through exceptional cricket as with a slew of mistakes. The fall of 15 wickets in the 65.1 overs of play that was possible before the rain arrived in sudden and great fury to rule out any further twists in the tale might seem suggestive of a pitch from where demons reared their heads just more than occasionally. That wasn’t necessarily the case. There still was some help for the quicker bowlers, especially with… Read More →

Imperious Pujara fights Sri Lanka fire with commanding ton


29 August 2015 By R Kaushik in Colombo In searing heat and with the humidity stifling, this was a classic confrontation between fire and ice. Inevitably, given the conditions, the fire would lose its sting; also inevitably, you would think, the ice would melt at some stage. Fortunately from an Indian perspective, while the heat and the workload gradually took the sting out of from Dhammika Prasad, Cheteshwar Pujara was not to be halted at the SSC ground. Pujara, only playing the final Test because of the injuries that have laid first-choice openers M Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan low, produced the most courageous and laudable of his seven hundreds, an innings of outstanding concentration and great skill on a most… Read More →

Squad for the Pakistan Under 19 tour of Sri Lanka – 2015

Media Release A 26 member squad was selected for the above captioned tour to be played in October 2015, from which the players will be selected for the two (02) 3 Day matches and five (05) One Day matches to be played in Sri Lanka. 1. Kaveen Bandara 2. Salindu Ushan 3. Thanuka Dabare 4. Sanogeeth Shanmuganathan 5. Sammu Ashan 6. Charith Asalanka 7. Pramod Madiwantha 8. Avishka Fernando 9. Sachintha Jayathilake 10. Vishard Randika 11. Navindu Nirmal 12. Lakshina Rodrigo 13. Wanidu Hasaranga 14. Kamindu Mendis 15. Jehan Daniel 16. Lahiru Samarakoon 17. Geethal Malinga 18. Lahiru Kumara 19. Dishan Sandaruwan 20. Asitha Fernando 21. Uditha Madusanka 22. Raveen Sayer 23. Nishan Peiris 24. Damitha Silva 25. Thilan Nimesh… Read More →

Bengal Team Visit to Sri Lanka August 28th to September 14th – 2015

Bengal Teams Visit to Sri Lanka August 28th to September 14th – 2015                   Month Date Day   Match and Practice Schedule     Venue Time August 28   Arrival Colombo Rest and Practice RPICS – Side Wickets 2.30 to 5.00pm   29     Rest and Practice RPICS – Side Wickets 10.00am to 12.30pm   30     Rest and Practice RPICS – Side Wickets 2.30 to 5.00pm   31     1st Three day match vs Development Squad RPICS 10am onwards   1     1st Three day match vs Development Squad RPICS 10am onwards   2     1st Three day match vs Development Squad RPICS 10am onwards  … Read More →

Entrance for all School Cricketers & School Boys for the 3rd Test Match is Free

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to invite all School Cricketers & School Boys to come and support the Sri Lankan Team when they play their final test match in the ongoing India Tour of Sri Lanka. Entrance for all School Cricketers & School Boys will be free of charge for this special occasion. School Principles are requested to inform the school children to make use of this offer. School Cricketers & School Boys are requested to come in their respective school uniform to receive Free Entry to the venue.

Wriddhiman Saha & Murali Vijay ruled out of the remainder of India¹s tour of Sri Lanka

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BCCI Media Release The BCCI medical team confirms that Wriddhiman Saha & Murali Vijay have been ruled out of the remaining part of India’s tour of Sri Lanka due to an injury. Saha has sustained a strain in his lower right hamstring and would require rehabilitation and strength training to recover completely. Vijay has sustained mild reoccurrence on his pre existing injury in his right hamstring and would need further strength training to recover completely. The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named wicket keeper Naman Ojha and Karun Nair as their replacements to join the team

India levels series in Sangakkara finale


In the first Test in Galle, Sri Lanka escaped from near-certain defeat to one of its more famous home victories. At the conclusion of the fourth day’s proceedings at the P Sara Oval, there was to be no second strike of lightning in the same series, Kohli tasting his first Test win as skipper and ruining Kumar Sangakkara’s last hurrah in international cricket. At 72 for 2 overnight upon being set 413 for a remarkable, series-clinching victory, Sri Lanka needed to bat out of its skins on the final day on Monday (August 24). Scaling the target down looked very difficult, but a slightly more realistic prospect was batting out time in arguably difficult conditions, with the pitch playing a… Read More →