Dilshan promises to keep calm and carry on

Courtesy: International Cricket Council Sri Lanka captain Tillakaratne Dilshan said there was no point in reading the riot act after a stunning collapse to 82 all out saw his side lose the first Test against England. A rain-affected match appeared destined for a draw after England declared their first innings on 496 for five – a lead of just 96 – with only 51 overs left on Monday’s fifth and final day at Sophia Gardens. But what had seemed a moribund match was sparked into life by England fast bowler Chris Tremlett who, maintaining an accurate line and length at sharp pace ripped through the top order on his way to four for 40. Off-spinner Graeme Swann (four for 16)… Read More →

Farveez Mahroof included in the Test squad

Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to inform the Public and the Media the inclusion of all rounder Farveez Mahroof for the forthcoming Test series against England which gets underway on the 26th of May at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff at Wales. 26 year old Farveez Mahroof an all rounder made his Test debut against Zimbabwe in 2004, and has represented the National team in 20 Tests so far. Mahroof has aggregated 1345 Test runs and captured 24 Test Wickets in his Test career. He last represented Sri Lanka in the Test arena against Australia in 2007. The National selectors have re called the all rounder for National duty to the Test arena after laps of four years. We wish him… Read More →

Fernando & Pradeep see Lankans tame Lions

Dilhara Fernando took three wickets for four runs as Sri Lanka completed their preparations for next week’s first Test against England with a morale-boosting 38-run win over the England Lions on Sunday. Sri Lanka, who’d already beaten Middlesex, won on the fourth and final day after being made to follow-on. England Test call-up Eoin Morgan and Ravi Bopara, left out of the 12-man squad named earlier Sunday for the first of a three-Test series starting in Cardiff on Thursday, both fell victim to paceman Fernando, who finished with figures of three for 33. Nuwan Pradeep took four for 29 as Sri Lanka bowled out the Lions for 183 in the hosts’ second innings. Earlier the Lions dismissed Sri Lanka for… Read More →

Sri Lanka National Team for the upcoming tour of England

Following team has been approved by the Hon Minister of Sports for the Sri Lanka’s tour of England in May 2011. 1.  T. M. Dilshan                     (Captain) 2. Tharanga Paranavithana 3. Lahiru Thirimanna 4. Kumar Sangakkara 5. Mahela Jayawardana 6. Thilan Samaraweera 7. Dinesh Chandimal 8. Prasanna Jayawardena        (WC) 9. Tissara Perera 10. Suraj Randiv 11. Ajantha Mendis 12.Rangana Hearath 13.Dilhara Fernando 14.Chanaka Welagedara 15.Suranga Lakmal 16.Nuwan Pradeep the upcoming tour of England

Resignation of National Cricket Selectors

The national selection committee headed by former national captain Aravinda de Silva have submitted their resignation as national selectors with immediate effect to the Honorable Minister of sports. The national selectors will meet the media for a Q and A session at 10.00 am tomorrow at SLC headquarters. We are forwarding to the media a copy of their resignation letter. 5th April201l Hon Mahindananda Aluthgamage Minister of Sports Ministry of Sports Colombo 7 Honorable Sir, We were appointed asNational Selectors in June 2010 and as you are aware ouf term ends on 30th April 2011. When we took over our assignment our broad goal was always to hand over Sri Lanka Cricket in better shape than when we took over. Our main… Read More →

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 →