Papare Bands allowed for World Cup games

Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to inform the Public and the media, that Musical instruments, Papare bands, flags with flag poles will be permitted at all  ICC World Cup venues during matches. We thank all our supporters, and look forward to welcoming all Cricket fans at our World Cup venues during the ICC World Cup 2011.

Premier Tier A & B Limited Over Tournament 2010-11 – Points Table

Tier A Team – Group A M W L NR/TIE BP Points NRR Nondescripts CC 5 5 – - 2 22 1.106 Chilaw Marians CC 5 4 1 – 2 18 0.789 Tamil Union C & AC 5 3 2 – 2 14 0.527 Badureliya CC 5 2 3 – 1 9 -0.270 Colombo Cricket Club 5 1 4 – 1 5 0.247 Lankan CC 5 – 5 – - 0 -2.250 Team – Group B M W L NR/TIE BP Points NRR Colts CC 4 4 – - 2 18 1.107 Singhalese SC 4 3 1 – 1 13 0.625 Bloomfield C & AC 4 2 2 – 1 9 -0.100 Saracens SC 4 1 3 – 1 5… Read More →

Registration / Development of Club Academies / Private Cricket Academies

SLC is aiming at registering and developing Cricket Academies throughout the country to keep up with the development process throughout Sri Lanka. Under one of its initiatives it seeks to invest and direct resources to develop Cricket Academies, by upgrading and gradually enhancing cricket standards towards making Sri Lanka Cricket Internationally competitive. The various areas that it will focus its attention shall be: Coach Education Cricket materials and equipments Upgrading of cricket venues / infrastructure Graduated Program for Academy cricketers, School Cricketers and thence to the elite level I kindly request you to fill the attached questioner by furnishing the appropriate details for Sri Lanka Cricket to re-assess the current Cricket Academies to further develop its Youth Cricket in Sri… Read More →

SLC Provides Cricket Balls to 186 Schools

SLC in its commitment to develop School cricket this year, have under one of its initiatives provided cricket balls for Junior and Senior cricket schools participating in the Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17 schools tournaments during the 2010 Schools Tournaments. It has already provided a total  of 6700 cricket balls for the year 2010, [Junior 5100 balls and Senior balls 1600]. In keeping with SLC’s policy of assistance to schools it will once again provide 186 schools participating in the Under 19 Division 1, Division 2 and Division 3 school teams with further 1820 senior cricket balls for the for the Under 19 Schools cricket season 2011. The names of the schools that will receive cricket balls are… Read More →

Windies tour postponed

The ongoing West Indies tour which was drawn in 2005-2012 according to the ICC Future tour program has been postponed to late January 2011 due to inclement weather conditions that has prevailed in the country lately. The above decision was taken with the mutual understanding of both Cricket boards and our Television partners.

Cricket World Cup – Sri Lanka calling for volunteers

Are you a dynamic individual above 18 years willing to put your hand up to support our team to victory and help showcase Sri Lanka? The World Cup Secretariat  (WCS) is calling  on committed and passionate people to apply for the volunteering programme and be part of history in the making. A volunteer is someone who commits his/her time and energy for the benefit of others and does so freely, through personal choice and self motivation.  World over in mega sporting events volunteers form the support mechanism that contributes to the overall success of the event. The WCS is looking at appointing over 150 volunteers in the Hambantota, Pallekele and Colombo regions.  Volunteers are needed for a variety of roles… Read More →

Pallakele Test drawn, SL drops to fifth

The rain hit third and final Test match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies ended in a draw on Sunday at the Pallakele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy. The three-match series ended in a 0-0 draw. No play was possible on the fifth and final day as rains washed out action. Not even one innings was completed as West Indies were placed at 303 for eight from 103.3 overs. The previous two Test matches in Galle and Colombo too ended in a draw following rain interruptions. The drawn series affected Sri Lanka most as it fell from the third spot to the fifth on the Reliance Mobile ICC Test Championship losing six ratings points. West Indies gained six ratings… Read More →

Tharanga & Malinga return

Upul Tharanga, Lasith Malinga, Chamara Kapugedara, Jeewaan Mendis, Chamara Silva & Tisara Perera have been drafted in to the 16 man squad named for the 1st 2 ODI’s against the touring West Indies team to be played at Hambantota. The other notable inclusion has been the retention of middle order batsman Thilan Samaraweera to the ODI squad after being overlooked for the tour of Australia. Squad: T.M. Dilshan Upul Tharanga Mahela Jayawardena Kumar Sangakkara Angelo Mathews T Samaraweera Chamara kapugedara Suraj Randiv Ajantha Mendis Rangana Hearth Lasith Malinga Nuwan Kulasekera Tissara Perera Dilhara Fernando Chamara Silva Jeewan Mendis

Sangakkara replaces Tendulkar at number one

Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has regained the top spot from India’s Sachin Tendulkar in the Reliance Mobile ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen after the top order batsman scored an impressive 150 against the West Indies in his side’s drawn match at R. Premadasa stadium in Colombo. The 33-year-old’s 24th Test century, which came off 216 balls and included 12 fours and one six, lifting the Sri Lankan back to the top of the rankings and forcing Tendulkar into second place. Joining Sangakkara in the top ten are two rising batsmen in the form of South Africa’s AB de Villiers, the current ICC ODI Player of the Year, and England’s Jonathan Trott, with both players entering the top ten… Read More →