Inaugural Under 19 Asia Cup to be played in Sri Lanka; 100 players to be contracted;

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Summary of Executive Committee Decisions – 24/09/2016 Inaugural Under 19 Asia Cup to be played in Sri Lanka; 100 players to be contracted; SLC to explore Exchange Programme with Tasmania; At a meeting of the Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket, held at SLC last evening, the following, amongst other, important matters were ratified by the Executive Committee. I. Inaugural Under19 Asia Cup to be played in Sri Lanka 8th – 22nd December 2016: Sri Lanka has been granted the honour of hosting the inaugural Under 19 Asia Cup, and will do so from the 8th – 22nd December 2016. Whilst the tournament itinerary and other details will be finalized in due course, the Executive Committee approved in principle the… Read More →

සතියේ සිදුවීම්

කි‍්‍රකට් කී‍්‍රඩකයන්ට අගමැති උපහාර : අග‍්‍රාමාත්‍ය රනිල් වික‍්‍රමසිංහ මහතා පසුගිය අඟහරුවාදා (සැප්තැම්බර් 20* ශී‍්‍ර ලංකා ජාතික කි‍්‍රකට් කණ්ඩායම සහ 19 න් පහළ ජාතික කි‍්‍රකට් කණ්ඩායම අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේදී මුණගැසුනේ එම කි‍්‍රකට් කී‍්‍රඩකයන් වෙනුවෙන් අග‍්‍රාමාත්‍ය වරයා පැවැත්වු සුහද හමුවකදීය. කි‍්‍රකට් කී‍්‍රඩාව ශී‍්‍ර ලංකාවට කීර්තියක්, ගෞරවයක් හා ප‍්‍රසිද්ධියක් ලබා දෙන බව එහිදී සඳහන් කළ අග‍්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා 2019 වසරේ ලෝක කුසලානය දිනා ගැනීම අපගේ ඉලක්කය විය යුතු බවද කීවේය. කාන්තා කි‍්‍රකට් : රන්ගිරි දඹුලූ කී‍්‍රඩාංගනයේ පැවති ශී‍්‍ර ලංකා ඕස්ටේ‍්‍රලියා සීමිත ඕවර් කි‍්‍රකට් තරඟ දෙකෙන්ම ජය ලැබුවේ ලොව අංක 01 ට ශේ‍්‍රණිගතව සිටින ඕස්ටේ‍්‍රලියා කණ්ඩායමයි. ප‍්‍රථම තරඟයෙන් ඕස්ටේ‍්‍රලියාව පහසු ජයක් ලැබුවත් දෙවෙනි තරඟයේදී පෙරට වඩා දස්කම් පෑමට ලංකා කී‍්‍රඩිකාවෝ සමත් වුහ. 01. ප‍්‍රථම එක්දින තරඟයෙන් ඕස්ටේ‍්‍රලියා කාන්තා පිළ කඩුළු 04 ක ජයක් ලැබීය. ශී‍්‍ර ලංකාව ඕවර් 24.5… Read More →

යහපත් පරිපාලනය නැතිවූ අභිමානය යළි ගෙන එයි

SLC President Thilanga Sumathipala & Secretary Mohan De Silva

දීර්ඝ කාලයක් තිස්සේ අතුරු කමිටු මගින් පාලනය වෙමින් අසාර්ථක පරිපාලන කාලපරිච්ෙඡ්දයක්ද ටෙස්ට් ක‍්‍රිකට් කණ්ඩායම දුර්වල ක‍්‍රීඩා විලාශයන් දැක්වූ යුගයක්ද නිමාවට පත් කරමින් තිලංග සුමතිිපාල මහතාගේ සභාපතිත්වයෙන් යුත් තේ්රී පත්වූ ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා ක‍්‍රිකට් පාලක මණ්ඩලය අපට අහිමිව තිබූ ක‍්‍රිකට් අභිමානය දැන් යළි උදාකර ගනිමින් සිටී. ටෙස්ට් හා එක්දින තරගාවලිියන්හි ශ්‍රේණිගත කිරීමේදී 1-3 ස්ථානවල දීර්ඝ කළක් රැුඳී සිටි ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා ක‍්‍රිකට් කණ්ඩායමට පසුගිය වසර කිහිපය තුළ හත්වන හා පස්වන ස්ථාන දක්වා පසු බැසීමට සිදුවිණි. ටී 20 තරඟවල හිමිවූයේ අට වන ස්ථානයයයි. දක්ෂ පරිපාලන නිලධාරීන් වන තිලංග සුුමතිිපාල මහතා සහ ලේකම් මොහාන් සිල්වා මහතා ඇතුළු කණ්ඩායමේ දුරදර්ශී සැලසුම් අනුව විදේශික පුහුණු කරුවන්ගේ සහායද ඇතිව ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා කණ්ඩායම නැවතත් හිණිපෙත්තට යාම දැන් අරඹා තිබේ. තවත් ආකාරයකින් පැවසුවහොත් නැතිවූ අභිමානය යළි ළඟා කරමින් සිටී. පසුගියදා… Read More →

Sri Lanka well ingrained in rebuilding drive: Lifted biggest chunk of gold off Aussies

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The humming winds breathe draughts of a new aura for Sri Lanka Cricket flaunted on new blood driven by handpicked foreign expertise, thanks to the far sightedness of the SLC President, Thilanga Sumathipala and his able administrative machinery. Significantly, the Sumathipala administration has put Sri Lanka cricket on track from what was apparently tripped in no man’s land due to no cohesive management plan by several longtime interim administrations that had bungled the country’s cricket. That this new phase of the island nation’s cricket took off on all fours during the recent tour of Australia here is significant. For, the assignment for Angelo Mathews and his charges was like getting past a massive iceberg when it came to the super… Read More →

Nuwan Kulasekara granted bail

Sri Lanka’s Nuwan Kulasekara celebrates bowling England’s Captain Alastair Cook (R)  for 17 runs during the first day of the first cricket Test match between England and Sri Lanka at Lord's cricket ground in London on June 12, 2014. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTON

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Sri Lanka Cricket expresses its sincere condolences on the tragic demise of a 28year old Youth in an accident involving Sri Lanka Cricketer Nuwan Kulasekera earlier today. Preliminary inquiries have revealed that Mr. Kulasekera was returning to Colombo from Kandy, when the unfortunate Motor-cycle rider who was travelling in the opposite direction had lost control of his bike whilst trying to overtake a bus and got flung into Mr. Kulasekera’s path. Mr. Kulasekera is currently enlarged on bail by the Kadawatha Chief Magistrate pending completion of the investigation.

Dialog Sri Lanka Cricket Awards postponed to November 30th

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that it is formulating a new selection criteria for the upcoming Cricket Awards, taking into consideration the best Junior & Senior cricketers who have performed exceptionally well during the last year. Hence the Dialog Cricket Awards 2016 which was scheduled to be held on the 21 st of September 2016 has been postponed to the 30th of November 2016.

Prima U15 Provincial 2016 – Points Table

Group A Province M W L ND TIE POINTS North Western Province 2 2 – – – 8 Western Province Central 2 1 1 – – 4 Western Province North 2 1 1 – – 4 Uva Province 2 1 1 – – 4 Western Province North-Outer 2 1 1 – – 4 Northern Province 2 – 2 – – 0 Group B Province M W L ND TIE POINTS Western Province South –Outer 2 2 – – – 8 Southern Province 2 1 1 – – 4 Central Province 2 1 1 – – 4 Eastern Province 2 1 1 – – 4 Western Province South 2 1 1 – – 4 North Central Province 2 – 2 –… Read More →

Australia Women beat Sri Lanka Women by 4 wickets in the 1st ODI

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Australia Women’s bowlers set up the side’s crushing win in the first ODI in Dambulla by bowling out Sri Lanka Women for 76 in 24.5 overs. Australia chased the target in 15.4 overs, before the scheduled innings break, but stuttered towards the end, losing five wickets for 30 runs. Australia took a 1-0 lead in the four-match ODI series. Brief Scores: Australia Women 79/6 in 15.4 overs (Lanning 27, Bolton 19, Ranaweera 3/20) beat Sri Lanka Women 76 all out in 24.5 overs (Ranaweera 32, Kaushalya 14, Beams 3/16) by 4 wickets.

ODI series loss an eye opener in search for ideal mix

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In the wake of Sri Lanka’s routing of Australia in the 3-match test series, it would have been ideally great to have made gone the full distance by coming tops in the ODIs. But it was not to be with a more purposeful looking Aussie ODI side led by David Warner taking the series 4-1. Having lost the opening game, Sri Lanka came back strongly to down the Aussies in the second match. But that was as far as the home team could go with Australia producing some scintillating stuff to make it a ‘one way ticket’ affair. The pointed difference between the two sides was that Australia had a distinct edge as the reigning world champions. Steve Smith led… Read More →

Sri Lanka Women’s squad for the ODI Series against Australia

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Sri Lanka Cricket has chosen the below named 14 players for the ODI series against Australia women’s team touring Sri Lanka . The ODI matches will be played on the 18th & 20th of September in Dambulla and 23rd & 25th of September in Colombo. The squad is : 1. Chamari Atapattu – Captain 2. Prasadini Weerakkody – Vice Captain 3. Dilani Manodara 4. Nipuni Hansika 5. Chamari Polgampola 6. Eshani Lokusooriya 7. Udeshika Prabodini 8. Inoka Ranaweera 9. Sugandika Kumari 10. Achini Kulasooriya 11. Inoshi Fernando 12. Imalka Mendis 13. Ama Kanchana 14. Harshitha Madhavi

Prima Champions Cup to Commence for the 10th Consecutive Year

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The Prima Group, in partnership with Sri Lanka Cricket, has made all plans to commence the Prima Champions Cup 2016. Under 15 Inter-district and inter provincial Tournaments for the 10th consecutive year. The press conference was held at the SLC headquarters on the 13th of September 2016 with the participation of all senior officials from SLC and Prima Group. This year’s Final match will be held on the 29th & 30th September at SSC Grounds, Colombo. The tournament will allow the participation of over 800 players from all around the country including the North & East. 32teams will compete against each other and best players from these district teams will be selected for the provincial teams. 10 provincial teams will… Read More →

Dhananjaya De Silva underlines solid technique in lost cause

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In a lost cause, new find Dhananjaya De Silva underlined a batting artistry to endure for the future of Sri Lanka cricket. Australia won the fifth ODI by 4 wickets Friday at the R. Premadasa Stadium, but De Silva’s 50-ball 62 studded with 5 boundaries saw the 25-year old youngster, who cut his teeth in the game from Debarawewa Central, Hambantota, display the type of classical finesse of a complete batsman equipped with solid technique. His eye, bat coordination in meeting the ball displayed a perfect straight bat and his driving on the on and off was so regal somewhat reminiscent of Marvan Atapattu. Only, De Silva enjoys a longer reach than Atapattu which gives him greater depth advantage of… Read More →