Womens 2nd ODI called off

The 2nd Women’s ODI between Sri Lanka and England ended in  No Result when play had to be called off during the initial stages of the England reply to Sri Lanka’s 173 in 38 overs. The match was played at the P.Sara oval in Colombo. Main Scores Sri Lanka 173/8 in 38 overs – Jayangani 37, Kaushalya 28 & Surangika 21. England 30/1 in 9.1 overs. – Weerakkody 1/17

England women win opener

World Champions England held Sri Lanka to 187 for 9 to secure a tight, five-run win in the first one-day international of their limited-overs series at the Nondescripts Ground in Colombo. A poor show by the Sri Lankan middle order didn’t do any justice to the great show put on by the bowlers. Claire Taylor’s half-century, her 22nd in ODIs, held England’s middle order together amid a four-wicket haul for seamer Deepika Rasangika as the visitors were bowled out for 192 after being put in to bat. A middle-order collapse hampered Sri Lanka’s chase, and a tight final over from seamer Jenny Gunn sealed the result for England. England made a stuttering, losing opener Heather Knight – bowled by left-arm… Read More →

Sri Lanka Climbs to Number 2 in ICC ODI Ranking

Sri Lanka National team is placed number 2 in the ICC ODI ranking after their historic series win against Australia in the recently concluded 3 match ODI series. Sri Lanka beat the Australians 2-1 and has replaced India who was placed at number 2 prior to Sri Lanka’s tour of Australia.

England Women’s Tour of Sri Lanka

The Hon. Minister of Sports & Public Recreation has granted approval for the following team to participate in the above mentioned tour. The first 14 member squad will be taking part in the ODI’s and for the T20 match squad members will be selected from the following squad too. 1.     Shashikala Siriwardena (Captain) 2.    Dilhani Manodara  – (V-Captain/WK) 3.    Chamari Polgampola 4.    Eshani Lokusuriya 5.    Deepika Rasangika 6.    Sandamali Dolawatta 7.    Suvini De Alwis 8.    Chamani Seneviratne 9.    Sripali Weerakkody 10. Dharshani Dharmasiri 11.  Chamari Athapaththu 12.  Inoka Galagedara 13. Shareena Ravikumar 14  Rose Fernando Stand By Players for ODI’s 15 Udeshika Probodini 16 Rangika Fernando 17 Prasadini Weerakkody 18. Madhuri Samudrika

SLC Secretary responds

For the interest of the Cricket loving public we publish herewith the Right Of Reply from Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga , Hony Secretary, Sri Lanka Cricket  for the article published in the Island News Paper, Sports Section  on 21st October 2010  with the  caption ‘Now Nishantha takes ICC for a ride” We at SLC assure our best efforts in carrying out proper governance and furthermore not to mislead our readers. I write with reference to the article titled ‘Now Nishantha takes ICC for a ride’ that was published in the “Island” newspaper of the 21″’of October 2010. The aforesaid article under the above title contains a number of inaccuracies and falsehood which in my opinion has been designed with a view… Read More →

SLC Coaching Staff Trained in ‘Coaching Software’

The National Coaching Staff of SLC was engaged in a 3 day intensive training program at the SLC headquarters (Oct. 5 to 7) with regard to the usage of a New Zealand produced software   ‘Silicon Coach’. This software helps the Coach to analyze the player better once the video footage is installed to the computer. This information is of help to all Coaches whether it may be in batting, bowling or fielding. A distinctive & unique feature of this software was that it could pick up valuable information which cannot be seen to the naked eye during practice sessions. A valuable coaching tool in the form of analysis which could help the Coach &  player if used correctly. The training… Read More →