Mathews hails team’s attacking efforts

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On a day when Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara failed to get going, when Tillakaratne Dilshan was involved in two run-outs, one of which cost him his wicket, Sri Lanka’s hero was Angelo Mathews. Coming in to bat at No. 6, Mathews was the difference between Sri Lanka posting a mediocre score and one that would put the pressure back on the opposition. When a potent mix of rain and hail, backed up by gusting winds, thunder and lightning brought West Indies’ chase to an end after 13.5 overs, handing Sri Lanka the win by 27 runs (Duckworth-Lewis method), the first semifinal of the ICC World Twenty20 2014 on Thursday (April 3) was interestingly set up. Although Sri Lanka was… Read More →

SLC Charter Flight for the ICC WT20 Final

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that Mihin Lanka has organized a Charter Flight that will take Sri Lankan cricket fans to Dhaka for the Final of the WT20 on Sunday the 6th of April and return on the same day after the match. Departure from Sri Lanka –  8.30 am Landing in Dhaka – 12.30 pm Departure from Dhaka – 2 am Landing in SL – 4.45 am Land transport will be provided from Union Place to Air Port – Back Air Port to Union Place Interested Fans can contact Chandima Tissarachchy on 0773112862 for reservations.  Please hand over passport and two photographs to Aitken Spence travels, Vauxhall Street on or before 4.30 pm today(4/4/2014). Hurry limited seats available.

Clinical Sri Lanka through to final

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Match Report Sri Lanka played textbook subcontinental cricket to cut short West Indies’ run in the ICC World Twenty20 2014. Lasith Malinga’s team chose to bat, started brightly, consolidated in the middle overs, ended with a flourish, got early breakthroughs with pace and choked the chase with spin. It’s a fantastic plan for winning T20 matches, but you need to have the personnel to implement and the courage to stick to your guns. Sri Lanka had both in spades, and took the game by 27 runs, keeping West Indies down to 80 for 4 from 13.5 overs in pursuit of 161 on Thursday (April 3) night. When the chase began, both teams had an eye on the skies as the… Read More →

Match Facts: Sri Lanka v West Indies

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In the first semi-final of ICC World Twenty20 2014 on Thursday (April 3), Sri Lanka will look to put the World T20 2012 final loss behind it and look for revenge, while, West Indies will get on the field to defend its title. Here’s a look at the key facts, approaching milestones and key battles before this crucial clash: Key Facts: These teams have met five times in T20Is. Sri Lanka has won four matches to West Indies’ one, which came in the most recent meeting – the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 final. In fact all five of these clashes have come in ICC World Twenty20 tournaments – three group matches, a semi-final and a final. Mahela Jayawardena and Tillakaratne Dilshan have… Read More →

Sri Lanka’s Udeshika Prabhodhini becomes No 1 T20I bowler

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ICC Media Release Sri Lanka’s Udeshika Prabhodhani has jumped five places to take over as the number-one ranked bowler for the first-time ever in the latest Reliance ICC Women’s Player Rankings for T20I Bowlers. Shashikala Siriwardena takes over as the number-one ranked all-rounder. The latest player rankings were released on Wednesday at the end of the group stage of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2014 in Sylhet. The four teams that have progressed to the semi- finals are Australia, England, South Africa and West Indies. The semi-finals will be played in Dhaka on 3 and 4 April, while the final will be held on held on Sunday, 6 April. Prabodhani, who claimed five wickets at an average of 9.40 and at an economy of 3.35, now… Read More →

SLC Conduct Anti-Corruption Educational and Awareness Programs to Players and Officials

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The Anti- Corruption Unit  of the Sri Lanka Cricket have been actively engaged in the effort of the Sri Lanka Cricket Board to enlighten the Players and Officials, with the current laws and regulations pertaining to the prevention of Cricket corruption and the precautionary measures that are expected to be adopted by all stake holders of the game of Cricket. This is in principle with the effort of the Executive Board and the SLC on the whole to maintain a higher standard of the game of Cricket in Sri Lanka. As much as the Sri Lanka Cricket Board strives to cultivate and maintain, ‘Zero Tolerance’ in cricket corruption, it also envisages disciplining all the levels of the stake holders of… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket Initiate Wider Jurisdiction to its Anti-Corruption Code

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The Sri Lanka Cricket Anti-Corruption Unit and the Legal division are in the process of amending the SLC / Anti – Corruption Code, in comparison to the recently revised, Anti – Corruption code of the ICC. The ICC revised the caption of its existing ICC Anti- Corruption Code, which read as the ‘Anti-Corruption Code for Player and Player Support Personnel’, merely to, ‘ICC, Anti-Corruption Code for Participants’, thus giving a wider definition to its new title. With the adaptation of the definition ‘Participants’, it Incorporated a widespread of participating categories such as: –   ‘any player, Player support personnel, Umpires, match referees or Umpire Support Personnel’. This also facilitated the inclusion of a critical omission in the former Code, the officials… Read More →

Dilshan fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

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ICC Media Release Sri Lanka all-rounder Tillakaratne Dilshan has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his side’s final Group 1 match against New Zealand at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium (ZACS) in Chittagong on Monday. Dilshan was found to have breached Article 2.1.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an international match”. The incident happened in the fourth over, when Dilshan rubbed his elbow after the ball deflected off his gloves to the wicketkeeper to indicate that the ball had not touched his gloves. The charge was brought by on-field umpires Rod Tucker and Aleem Dar, third… Read More →

Herath magic puts Sri Lanka in semifinal

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Match Reports A perfect spell of left-arm spin bowling from Rangana Herath, Sri Lanka’s portly powerhouse, left New Zealand gasping in what should have been a comfortable chase of 120 at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong. Herath, playing for the first time this tournament, cut through the New Zealand top order with a guile, skill and beauty rarely associated with the shortest form of the game. As clinically efficient as New Zealand had been on the field, there was something visceral about watching a master craftsman go about his work, and when the chase ended at 60, giving Sri Lanka a 59-run win, Herath could proudly lead the team off the field. Herath was handed the ball in… Read More →

England Under 17 tour of Sri Lanka 2014

Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the England Under 17 team will be touring Sri Lanka from the 10th of April 2014 until the 27th of April 2014. England Under 17 Team will start their tour with a One Day Match at Surrey Village on the 17th of April followed by a One Day Match on the 19th of April at SSC. The 3rd One Day Match will be on the 21st April at SSC. The final match will be on the 24th April which will be a 3 day match at Colombo Colts Cricket Club.

Chandimal suspended for one match, Malinga to lead

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Sri Lanka T20 Captain Dinesh Chandimal has been suspended by the Match Referee for slow over rate for one match. He had a suspended sentence active for 12 months and yesterday’s delay brought about the penalty,plus a fine of 20% match fee.The Sri Lanka team is fined 10% of their match fee. David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after the side, led by Dinesh, was ruled to be one over short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration. In accordance with the regulations of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel governing minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees… Read More →

Hales the hero in England’s victory charge

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Alex Hales scored the first Twenty20 International century of his career to power England to a strong win against Sri Lanka, chasing down a daunting target of 190 with six wickets and four balls to spare. Set the stiffest of targets, England’s chase got off to the worst possible start, as Nuwan Kulasekara calmly sent down a double-wicket maiden. Michael Lumb charged down the pitch and flailed as the ball clattered into the stumps and Moeen Ali nicked his first ball to second slip, where Sachitra Senanayake made no mistake. Hales and Eoin Morgan, England’s best pair in this format, had plenty of room to give themselves a chance of pulling off a historic chase. Hales provided the muscle and… Read More →

Saracens wins the SLC Emerging Trophy 2014

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Saracens Sports Club in their march to the title beat Kalutara PCC, Sebastiantes, Kurunegala YCC, BRC, Lankan CC and Kalutara TC outright. Galle CC ended runners-up. Members of the champion Saracens Sports Club who won the Emerging Trophy pose for a ceremonial picture. Standing from left: Sachith Dias, Gamindu Kanishka, Amila Mendis, Deeshan Vimukthi, Sachin Peiris, Aravinda de Silva, Duleeka Thisakuttige, Vimukthi Ranasinghe, Ishan Nilaksha(wk), Chandana Jayasanka, Dimuth Warapitiya, Tharindu Madusanka, Mohamed Aslam and Tharushan Iddamalgoda. Seated from left: Pradeep Nishantha (fielding coach), Rohana Fernando (physio), Chanaka Ruwansiri (captain), A.S Vilcassim (secretary), Nuzki Mohamed (president), Dinesh Weerasinghe (coach), Tharanga Indika (vice captain) and Isuru Sampath (manager).

Sri Lanka announce Squads for 17th Asian Games

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Sri Lanka Cricket has named a 25-man provisional squad for the 17th Asian Games, scheduled to be held from 19th September to 04th October 2014 in Incheon,Korea. National Selection Committee has nominated the following squad:  17th Asian Games Squad – Incheon, Korea  1.       Dimuth Karunaratne 2.       Upul Tharanga 3.       Udara Jayasundara 4.       Niroshan Dickwella 5.       Ashan Priyanjan 6.       Kithruwan Vithanage 7.       Angelo Perera 8.       Jehan Mubarak 9.       Romesh Buddhika 10.   Mahela Udawatte 11.   Asela Gunaratne 12.   Bhanuka Rajapaksha 13.   Chathuranga De Silva 14.   Seekuge Prasanna 15.   Dilruwan Perera 16.   Ramith Rambukwella 17.   Akila Dhanjaya 18.   Suraj Randiv 19.   Shaminda Eranga 20.   Vishawa Fernando 21.   Chaminda Bandara 22.   Ashan Jayaratne 23.   Dushmantha Chameera 24.   Charith Jayampathy 25.   Sachith Pathirana  

Sri Lanka Squads for the England and Ireland tour 2014

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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 →