Sri Lanka skipper Shashikala Siriwardena top-scored with an unbeaten 78-ball 67 to help her side post a competitive 220 for six in their 50 overs against Pakistan. At the Witrand Cricket Club, Pakistan appeared to be cruising to the target at 147 for two in 31.5 overs when tragedy struck. Bismah Maroof (24: 50b) holed out and the floodgates were opened. Maroof and top-scorer Nain Abidi (54: 92b, 2×4) had put on 60 for the third wicket. From there on it was a steady procession as Pakistan eight wickets for 47 runs to be bowled out for 189 to be handed a 31-run defeat. Shashikala Siriwardana was the wrecker-in-chief with the ball as well as she picked up 3-31.
West Indian ladies beat their Lankan counterparts by 9 wickets
Beat Lankan ladies by 9 wickets
All World Cup venues to be tested.
South Africa captain Cri-Zelda Brits led from the front as she starred in her side’s thumping 153-run win over Sri Lanka
Loose to South Africa by a massive margin
Points table as of 6/10/2010
Pictures taken on the 30th of September highlighting it’s progress
Increase from 78 contracts
Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara received the prestigious “CEAT Cricketer of the year” award for the year 2010.
Prima Champions Cup 2010 Under 15 Inter-District and Inter Provincial Tournaments to commence from October 5th
Mahesh Senanayake appointed Media Manager
Champion spinner Muttiah Muralidharan is selected to feature in the upcoming tour of Australia commencing on the 22nd of October. Sri Lanka will play 3ODI’s and a solitary T20 match against the Australians. Squad: 1. Kumar Sangakkara – Captain 2. Mahela Jayawardana - V. Captain 3. T.M. Dilshan 4. Upul Tharanga 5. Chamara Silva 6. Jeewan Mendis 7. Angelo Mathews (subject to fitness, if not to be replaced by Thilina Kandamby) 8. Chamara Kapugedara 9. Thisara Perera 10. Lasith Malinga 11. Nuwan Kulasekera 12. Dilhara Fernanado 13. Muttiah Muralitharan 14. Suraj Randiv 15. Dhammika Prasad 16. Dinesh Chandimal Standby Rangana Hearth Ajantha Mendis THilina Kandamby Thilina Thushara F. Maharoof
A Level I, ICC endorsed coaching course was held in the northern part of the Country at St john’s College, Jaffna from 23rd to 26thSeptember 2010. This four day program was held under the guidance of the Coach Education Unit of Sri Lanka Cricket. The Coaching program was conducted by former fast bowler JC Gamage. 18 participated in this program, all participants showed great enthusiasm and it was successfully completed. Former National fast bowler and Jaffna Peninsula Provincial coach ‘Ravindra Pushpakumara’ was instrumental in identifying coaches’ from various schools through the district Cricket Association. Among that there were 2 Military officers Brigadier BCJAF Rodrigo and Lieutenant Colonel SPD Jayamahamudalige also took part in this course. The course content included batting, bowling, fielding, wicket keeping, role… Read More →
ICC Ambassadors for 2010 – 2011 announced