Tharindu Kaushal backed to get doosra cleared


SA’ADI THAWFEEQ Sri Lanka’s fast rising off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal has been cleared of bowling his off-breaks but not his doosra which the International Cricket Council (ICC) feels is not within the legal parameter of 15 degrees. However Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is of the view that by working proactively with the ICC and other biomechanical experts Kaushal has a good chance of getting this particular delivery also cleared. This new found confidence comes from the report which the ICC has released to SLC after Kaushal had been tested for his bowling action at one of its testing centres in Chennai after he was reported by ICC officials at the end of the third Test between Sri Lanka and India at… Read More →

Sri Lanka-Windies Test series to be played for Sobers-Tissera trophy


The West Indies tour of Sri Lanka 2015 was officially launched at a media conference held at Taj Samudra hotel on Tuesday evening.  The two-match Test series will be named after two great cricketers,and captains of the past Sir Garfield Sobers of West Indies and Michael Tissera of Sri Lanka. West Indies will play two Tests, three ODIs and two T20Is during their tour.

New Zealand A crush Sri Lanka in first-up win


A comprehensive performance with both bat and ball from New Zealand A has seen them beat Sri Lanka A by eight wickets in their opening One Dayer at Hagley Oval in Christchurch. Competing with strong winds, the spin duo of Mitchell Santner (4-38) and Ish Sodhi (3-28) bowled excellently to restrict Sri Lanka to 214 in the first innings. George Worker then anchored the chase with a superb unbeaten knock of 83 to secure the result after 39.3 overs. Scorecard The visitors were asked to bat first by NZ A and laid strong early foundations through half centuries from Danushka Gunathilaka (57) and Kithuruwan Vithanage (58). The pair combined to take their side to 134-1 in the 28th over and… Read More →

Under 19: 1st Three Day Match – Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Hambantota


Sri Lanka Under-19: 347/9d & 211/3d Pakistan Under-19: 209 & 142/3 (40.4 ov) Match drawn Sri Lanka Under-19s 1st innings R B 4s 6s SR WMKD Bandara c †Umair Masood b Shadab Khan 15 63 2 0 23.80 MSU Pereira c Aun Abbas b Saif Ali 0 2 0 0 0.00 KIC Asalanka* b Shadab Khan 200 276 24 1 72.46 WIA Fernando c Aun Abbas b Saif Ali 23 40 4 0 57.50 S Ashan c Aun Abbas b Bilal Shah 19 49 1 0 38.77 PWH de Silva b Shadab Khan 31 50 6 0 62.00 PVR de Silva† c Kamran Afzal b Shadab Khan 36 69 3 0 52.17 SHTN Nimesh c †Umair Masood b Shadab Khan 9 15 2… Read More →

Resignation of Jayananda Warnaweera


Media Release Please be informed that Mr. Jayananda Warnaweera has tendered his resignation from the Interim Committee of SLC with immediate effect.  He has handed the letter of resignation to the Chairman of Sri Lanka Cricket Mr. Sidath Wettimuny, who has accepted the letter.

ICC Women’s Team Rankings launched

Sri Lanka Women's Cricket Team

ICC Media Release The International Cricket Council (ICC) today launched the official ICC Women’s Team Rankings, which incorporate results in all three formats of the game into one rankings system. Not surprisingly, Australia is ranked number one following its success in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 in India and the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2014 in Bangladesh. It also leads the ICC Women’s Championship, which is the qualifying tournament for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017. England is ranked second in the 10-team table, 10 points behind Australia, followed by New Zealand (109), India (105), West Indies (99), South Africa (92), Pakistan (81), Sri Lanka (74), Bangladesh (57) and Ireland (26). Teams will be added to the table as and… Read More →

Under 15 ‘Prima Cup’ Inter Provincial Tournament 2015 – Match Results

Prima Champions

Match Result Date               – 20/09/2015 No – 1           Uva Province Vs Southern Province            at Surrey ground Batting First :- Southern Province Batting Second :- Uva Province       300/5 in 38 OversRavindu Rashantha     75 Nipun Malinga                        70 no KesaraNuwantha         50 no DinukaDishan              36 VenuraIranjith 31 63/4 in 16.5 OversKavindu Lakshitha       19 no     IshanSangeeth 2/57LakshanDananjaya      2/47   Result :- Match drown due to rain     No – 2           Northern Province Vs Western   Province South at Kettarama Batting First :-Northern province Batting Second :- WP South 69 All out 20.5 Overs Probodana                       17   73/1    9.1 OversN Abylash                    34 No      Kanishka Maduwantha          4/19P. Coorey                     2/4 Result :- WP North won by 9 wickets Man of The Match: Kanishka Maduwantha… Read More →

Under 19: Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka 2015 – SL Squad for Three day games


Sri Lanka U19 Squad for 1st 3-Day Match Charith Asalanka (Captain) – Richmond College Shammu Ashan (V.Captain) – Ananda College Salinda Ushan – Isipathana College Kavin Bandara – D.S.Senanayake College Shanogeeth Shanmuganathan – Trinity College Avishka Fernando – St.Sebastian’s College Wanidu Hasaranga – Richmond College Vishad Randika – Isipathana College Lakshina Rodrigo – St.Peter’s College Thilan Nimesh – Prince of Wales College Lakshan Fernando – De La Salle College Nishan Peiris – St.Peter’s College, Negombo Lahiru Kumara – Trinity College Asitha Madusanka – St.Peter’s College, Katuneriya Dilshan Sandaruwan – Rahula College, Matara Sri Lanka U19 Squad for 2nd 3-Day Match Charith Asalanka (Captain) – Richmond College Sammu Ashan (V.Captain) – Ananda College Salinda Ushan – Isipathana College Kavin Bandara –… Read More →

Teams confirmed for ICC Champions Trophy 2017


ICC Media Release Bangladesh will return to the ICC Champions Trophy for the first time since 2006 after the eight sides were confirmed for the 2017 tournament, which will be hosted by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) from 1 to 18 June. Bangladesh has replaced the West Indies, which finished outside the top eight in ninth position, in the ICC ODI Team Rankings on the 30 September 2015 cut-off date. The eight sides to play in the short and sharp, nation-versus-nation ICC Champions Trophy 2017 are (in rankings order): world champion Australia, title holder India, 1998 winner South Africa, 2000 champion New Zealand, 2002 co-winner Sri Lanka, host England, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Bangladesh’s last participation in the ICC Champions Trophy was in India,… Read More →

Tharindu Kaushal allowed to bowl off-break in international cricket


The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that Sri Lanka’s Tharindu Kaushal is permitted to continue to bowl his stock delivery (off-break) in international cricket following an independent assessment of his action, which took place at the Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai earlier this month. During the 3rd Test between Sri Lanka and India at SSC from the 28 August to 1 September 2015, Tharindu Kaushal was reported for a suspect bowling action. In line with the regulations for the review of bowlers reported with suspected illegal bowling actions Kaushal was required to submit to an independent analysis of his bowling action. The examination was undertaken by Dr Anees Sayed and his team of SRU Chennai. In his report Dr… Read More →

Sri Lanka A Team tour of New Zealand 2015 – Team Departure


The Sri Lanka ‘A’ team led by Ashan Priyanjan left to New Zealand today to take part in 4 Limited over matches and 2 unofficial test matches to be played in the New Zealand in October, tour will go on till the 27th October 2015. Squad for the Test Series – Ashan Priyanjan (Captain), Dananjaya De Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Kasun Rajitha, Udara Jayasundara, Minodh Bhanuka, Roshen Silva, Asela Gunaratne, Angelo Jayasinghe, Vishwa Fernando, Nisala Tharaka, Lahiru Gamage, Jeffery Vandersay, Amila Aponso. Squad for the ODI Series – Ashan Priyanjan (Captain), Dananjaya De Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Kasun Rajitha, Dhanushka Gunathilake, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka, Chamara Kapugedara, Lahiru Madushanka, Chathuranga De Silva, Jeffery Vandersay, Lahiru Gamage, Binura Fernando, Nisala Tharaka.

Sri Lanka A to New Zealand 2015 – Fixture


October 2015 Thurs 01 – Fri 02 Warm Up Match Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln Monday 05 – 1st One Day Match v New Zealand A Hagley Oval, Christchurch Wednesday 07 – 2nd One Day Match v New Zealand A Hagley Oval, Christchurch Saturday 10 – 3rd One Day Match v New Zealand A Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln Tuesday 13 – 4th One Day Match v New Zealand A Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln Sat 17 – Tues 20 – 4 day Match v New Zealand A Hagley Oval, Christchurch Sat 24 – Tues 27 – 4 day Match v New Zealand A Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln

Dialog Sri Lanka Cricket Awards 2015 to take place on October 19th


The 2015 edition of the prestigious Dialog Sri Lanka Cricket Awards was launched yesterday, to recognise the stars of our beloved game. The event will take place on 19th October, as Sri Lanka Cricket will recognise and honour the accomplishments and contribution of our cricketers and clubs at domestic and international level. Sri Lanka Cricket Interim Committee, Chairman – Sidath Wettimuny, Sri Lanka Cricket Interim Committee, Secretary – Prakash Shaffter, Sri Lanka Cricket Captain – Angelo Mathews, Dialog Axiata – General Manager, Brands & Media – Harsha Samaranayake, Sri Lanka Cricket Chief Executive Officer – Ashley De Silva and many more distinguished guests were present at the event. Two highlights of the presentations will be the Dialog Cricketer of the… Read More →

Womens Cricket: Zone B & D share Championship in rain-hit final

Zone B & D share Championship in rain-hit final

The Women’s zonal championship ended in a stalemate as organizers were forced to call off the final between Zone B and Zone D due to inclement weather. The rains came down just after Zone D had completed their 50 overs, reaching 171 for the loss of 8 wickets. Brief scores Zone D 171-8 in 50 overs (Yasoda Mendis 68, Dilani Manodara 28, Oshadi Ranasinghe 3/34, Sashikala Siriwardena 2/29) Zone B Did not bat Route to the final Zone B Vs Zone C – Won by 9 wickets (Zone C 146 All out – Zone D 147/1) Vs Zone D – Lost by 83 runs (Zone D 176/8 – Zone B 93 All Out) Vs Zone A – Won by 9… Read More →