Squad for South Africa Emerging Tour of Sri Lanka – 2015

Media Release At a meeting of the Selection Committee held on the 10th of August 2015, the following squad was selected for the 3rd 4 day match of the above series. Sadeera Samarawickrama Oshada Fernando Lahiru Milantha Romesh Buddhika (Captain) Kaushal Gajasinghe Lasith Abeyratne Lahiru Madushanka Nisala Tharaka Binura Fernando Jeffrey Vandersay Lakshman Sandakan Amila Aponso Denuwan Rajakaruna Angelo Jayasinghe Kasun Madusanka Hon. Navin Dissanayake Minister of Tourism & Sports has approved the above.

Narammala SC win Donovan Andree DII title

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Narammala SC, after they completed a first innings win over Gesto SC, Ambalangoda in the finals of Donovan Andree D11 Tournament concluded this afternoon in a draw at Surrey Ground, Maggona, were declared the 2015-Champions. After Gesto won the toss and put Narammala in, Pathum Gunathilaka who made a hundred and Dilhara Lawrance 46 helped Narammala make 300 in their first innings. Gesto chasing 301 to earn a first innings win were reduced to 164 all out by Narammala bowlers led by Udara Jayamal who claimed three wickets for 35 runs. Damil Nilanka (46), Supun Asela (27) and Saliya Tennakoon (31) all got starts, but their failure to convert them to bigger totals and with little contribution from rest of… Read More →

Air Force & Navy in finals of Womens D1 Tourney

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Navy maintaining their winning streak cruised to the finals of Womens D1 Limited-over Tournament this afternoon when they defeated Colts in one of the semi finals whilst Air Force became the winners of the other semi finals over Army to clinch the other spot in the finals. Air Force beat Army by 5 wickets at Moors Ground Chamari Atapattu’ 49 for Air Force with the bat overshadowed the four wickets captured by Niluka Karunarathne for Army as Air Force chasing the easy target of 121 set by Army after they won the toss and took the first lease, reached the target with 27 overs to spare to win the match by 5 wickets. Chief scores  Army SC WMN  120 (49.3) Imalka Mendis 22, Sherina Ravikumar 15  Air… Read More →

Under 23: Akeel overpowers NCC. Wins for Tamil & Colts

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(Courtesy: Batsman.com) Pulina in super all round display as Tamil beat Navy The sailors despite having their noses in front after the first innings play leading by 43 runs, cracked against Tamil Unions spin combo Pulina Tharanga and Devind Pathmanathan in the second innings. NAVY only managed 117 setting a gettable target of 161. Former Royal skipper Imal Liyanage led from the front in the run chase and scored an unbeaten 64 as Tamil Union. Navy SC 316 (91.1) Lahiru Silva 64, Lahiru Jayakody 71, Ashan Ranasinghe 64, Ishara Prashan 2/33, Devin Pathmanadan 2/66 & 117 (50.3) Lahiru Jayakody 44, Pulina Tharanga 4/21, Devin Pathmanadan 3/33 Tamil Union C & AC 273 (69.1) Pulina Tharanga 120, Madushan Ravichandrakumar 41, Ashan… Read More →

Sri Lanka eyes series win to overtake India in Test rankings

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Sri Lanka and India will face off in the first of a three-Test series at Galle on Wednesday with one eye on the ICC Test Team Rankings as both teams aim to improve their respective positions. Fifth-ranked India knows that a 3-0 victory can propel it up the rankings table, and depending on the final outcome in the ongoing Ashes series, it could even climb to as high as third place, provided Australia defeats England at The Oval. A 2-1 victory would see India gain three points. If seventh-placed Sri Lanka whitewashes India 3-0 then it will gain eight rankings points and could theoretically climb to fifth and India would drop to 89 points, irrespective of the outcome in the final Ashes Test. A 2-1… Read More →

U 23 Kick starts as SLPA,Ragama and Moratuwa win

U 23 Kick starts as SLPA,Ragama and Moratuwa win

Wanindu Hasaranga in super all round display as Ports open on a winning note SLPA U 23 team recorded the first win of the tournament after it kick started on 7 August 2015. Ports recorded a 7 wicket win against Air Force on the back of a super bowling effort by Damitha Silva and Wanindu Hasaranga. Air Force made mediocre scores of 116 and 169 whilst Ports cemented a strong first innings lead of 102 buy a brilliant 80 by Wanindu Hasaranga. Chasing 68 runs for victory SLPA reached the target in less than 14 Overs. Air Force SC 116 (48) Avishka Rathnayake 33*, Lahiru Kumara 30, Wanindu Hasaranga 3/18, Damitha Silva 5/43 & 169 (52.5) Charith Gunathilaka 43, Avishka… Read More →

Sri Lanka Squad for Test Series against India – 2015


Media Release At a meeting of the Selection Committee held on the 7th of August 2015, the following squad of 16 was selected for the above series. Angelo Mathews (Captain) Lahiru Thirimanna (Vice Captain) Kaushal Silva Dimuth Karunaratne Kumar Sangakkara Dinesh Chandimal Upul Tharanga Jehan Mubarak Kusal Janith Perera Rangana Herath Dilruwan Perera P H T Kaushal Nuwan Pradeep Dammika Prasad Vishwa Fernando Dushmantha Chameera (subject to fitness) Hon. Navin Dissanayake Minister of Tourism and Sports has approved the above.

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


Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to invite all School Cricketers & School Boys of the Southern Province to come and support the legendary Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara when he plays his final test match in Galle. 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 this event a major success for this extraordinary ambassador of Sri Lanka Cricket. School Cricketers & School Boys are requested to come in their respective school uniform to receive Free Entry to the venue.

Squad for South Africa Emerging Tour of Sri Lanka – 2015

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Media Release At a meeting of the Selection Committee held on the 3rd of August 2015, the following squad was selected for the 2nd 4 day match of the above series which will be played from the 6th to the 9th of August 2015 in Dambulla. 1. Kusal Mendis 2. Sadeera Samarawickrama 3. Minod Bhanuka 4. Lahiru Milantha 5. Romesh Buddhika (Captain) 6. Angelo Jayasinghe 7. Denuwan Rajakaruna 8. Lahiru Madhushanka 9. Binura Fernando 10. Amila Aponso 11. Kasun Madhushanka 12. Lakshan Sandakan 13. Lasith Abeyratne 14. Oshada Fernando 15. Kaushal Gajasinghe Hon. Navin Dissanayake Minister of Tourism & Sports has approved the above.

Board Presidents XI Vs. India National Team 2015

At a meeting held the following players were selected to represent the Board Presidents XI to play against the visiting India National Team in a 3 day game on 06th,07th and 08th of August 2015 at R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium. 1. DHANANJAYA DE SILVA 2. KAUSHAL SILVA 3. LAHIRU THIRIMMANE – CAPTAIN 4. UPUL THARANGA 5. MILINDA SIRIWARDENA 6. KUSAL JANITH PERERA – WK 7. SHEHAN JAYASURIYA 8. NISALA THARAKA 9. KASUN RAJITHA 10. VISHWA FERNANDO 11. JEFFERY VANDERSAY 12. LAHIRU GAMAGE 13. DANUSHKA GUNATILLEKE 14. SACHITH PATHIRANE 15. NIROSHAN DICKWELLA

Afridi, Anwar star in thrilling Pakistan win


Sri Lanka did most things right on Saturday (August 1) with bat and ball in the second and final Twenty20 International and yet ended up suffering a heartbreaking one-wicket defeat to Pakistan. With the win, Pakistan completed a 2-0 sweep of the T20Is and a superb treble on the tour, much to the dismay of a raucous crowd at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Opting to bat, Sri Lanka rode on fine contributions from Shehan Jayasuriya (40) and Chamara Kapugedera (48 not out off 25) to put up a competitive 172 for 7 in 20 overs. The bowlers then had the situation in control for much of the chase. But Shahid Afridi’s breezy 45 off 22 balls and a… Read More →

President appoints brand ambassadors for National Kidney Fund


President Maithripala Sirisena officially appointed the veteran cricketers Muttiah Muralitharan  Mr. Thilakaratne Dilshan as the brand ambassadors of the National Kidney Fund which was established in line with the sustainable program to control kidney disease, according to the concept of the President. The appointments were made before starting the Twenty-Twenty Cricket Match at R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium this evening (August 01). President Sirisena also cordially welcomed the cricketers of the Sri Lanka and Pakistan teams who will be playing the match today. Chairman Sri Lanka Cricket Mr. Sidath Wettimuny presented a cheque for  Rs. 1 million towards the Kind Project to H.E. the President. The President also inscribed a message in a souvenir to mark this occasion. Thereafter he… Read More →