Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that The Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket met today to consider the revised ICC proposals and decided to reconvene the ExCo on Monday after having evaluated the proposals financially and otherwise. The ExCo appointed a sub committee comprising of the Office bearers and CEO for this purpose.
Sri Lanka Cricketers attended the Sri Lanka Cricket official dinner in Dubai, to raise funds for development of the game in rural areas of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Cricket, together with SLC committee in the United Arab Emirates, organised an official dinner to raise funds for infrastructure development of school cricket in rural areas of Sri Lanka. SLC Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga speaking at this event said “Spreading the game throughout our beautiful country is something that is absolutely vital to the long-term health of cricket in Sri Lanka and this initiative is designed to help us do exactly that”. “The funds raised from this event in Dubai will allow Sri Lanka Cricket to provide facilities for youngsters to learn the… Read More →
Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that it has decided to release Lasith Malinga for the forthcoming Big Bash Semi Final to be played in Australia. Lasith Malinga was recalled to the country for a Intense Training Programme and since he had shown a tremendous improvement in his fitness levels in the said training programme the National Coaching Staff together with the National Selectors took the decision to release him to play in the Big Bash. As per the special request made by the Management of the Melbourne Stars to SLC, Lasith Malinga was given permission to proceed for the Semi Final which will be played on the 4th of February 2014.
Off-spinner Dilruwan Perera picked up five wickets as Sri Lanka thumped fragile Bangladesh by an innings and 248 runs in the first Test in Dhaka on Thursday. Bangladesh, trailing by a huge 498-run margin on first innings, were bowled out for 250 in their second knock after lunch on the fourth day at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium. Perera, a 31-year-old playing in his second Test, finished with five for 109 while seamer Suranga Lakmal took three as the hosts were dismissed in 51.5 overs with a day to spare. Bangladesh, who resumed the day at 35-1, failed to cope with Sri Lanka’s pace and spin assault and lost their last nine wickets for 215 runs despite the even-paced pitch. The hosts… Read More →
At a Selection Committee meeting held on today, Ashan Priyanjan was nominated in place of Prasanna Jayewardene, by the National Selectors for the Test Squad of the Bangladesh Tour, due to Prasanna Jayawardane having to return to Sri Lanka owing to the demise of his father. This replacement has been approved by the Hon. Minister of Sports.
This is to inform the general public and the media pertaining to the discussions taken place at the ICC Board Meeting held at the ICC Headquarters in Dubai on 28th January 2014. At the meeting revised position papers were forwarded taking in to deliberation the concerns faced by the member nations, for the consideration of ICC as opposed to the original position paper circulated among the full member nations. SLC representative Mr. Jayantha Dharmadasa (President) informed the ICC the need for further discussions on the matter pertaining to the revised position papers with the Executive Committee prior to arriving at a decision in this regard. The ICC Board consists of the chairman or president from each of the 10 Full… Read More →
Shashikala Siriwardene played a captain’s knock to help Sri Lanka Women win the Twenty20 International series against India Women, with a six-wicket win in the third and final match on Tuesday (January 28). Siriwardene, just 17 days shy of her 29th birthday, made an unbeaten 46 off 42 balls at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam as Sri Lanka took only 18.5 overs to chase down India’s 117 for 8. Having won the first T20I, Sri Lanka wrapped up its India tour on a happy note. India elected to bat first, but none of the batters except for Poonam Raut and Jhulan Goswami could get going. India’s faced problems very early in its innings, losing four wickets within the first… Read More →
Sri Lanka Cricket with profound sadness wishes to announce the demise of Mr. Sisira Terence Jayawardene father of Test Cricketer Prasanna Jayawardene. Prasanna who was to play in the 1st Test against Bangladesh which began today, returned to the country this afternoon. Prasanna’ residence is : 262, Circular Road, Araliya Uyana, Depanama, Pannipitiya.
Media Release This is to inform the general public and the media pertaining to the communication sent by Mr. Shammi Silva, Member of the Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to His Excellency the President of Sri Lanka. This communication was pertaining to the Position Paper put forward by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The Honorable Minister of Sports and the members of the Executive Committee of SLC were in copy of the communication. At the Executive Committee meeting held on the 23rd of January 2014, The Hony Secretary read out the letter sent by Mr. Silva to the Executive Committee members. At this time the Hony Secretary explained that some contents of the letter were inaccurate and offensive… Read More →
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The SLC Executive Committee met today(23rd January) and the Draft F&CA Commercial Rights Working Group Position Paper was taken up for discussion. The Committee agreed to write to the President of the International Cricket Council and inform them the unanimous view of the Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket is that the said Position Paper needs to be deferred and re-considered in toto on a future date. They further decided to discuss with the General Membership of SLC too at a future date.
Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held the following selections were made by the National Selectors for the Test Squad of the Bangladesh Tour which will commence from the 27th January 2014 in Bangladesh. Angelo Mathews (Captain) Dinesh Chandimal (Vice Captain) Dimuth Karunaratne Kaushal Silva Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardena Prasanna Jayawardena Kithruwan Vithanage Rangana Herath Dilruwan Perera Suranga Lakmal Shaminda Eranga Nuwan Pradeep Vishwa Fernando Ajantha Mendis Lahiru Thirimanne will be subject to fitness as he has been injured during the previous tournament. He will be replaced by Kithruwan Vithanage in case he is ruled out by the medical staff. Update: Kithruwan Vithanage will be replacing Lahiru Thirimanne in the test squad as Lahiru Thirimanne has still not recovered from… Read More →
Azhar Ali’s match-winning century helped Pakistan pull off a thrilling win in the third Test against Sri Lanka in Sharjah, levelling the series 1-1, after the visitors set Pakistan a target of 302 in a possible 59 overs. Ali’s 109-run partnership with Misbah-ul-Haq for the fifth wicket was pivotal in Pakistan’s chase. Ali was dismissed for a 137-ball 103, with Pakistan needing just seven more to win in the fading Sharjah light. Misbah, who remained unbeaten on 68, hit the winning runs with nine balls to spare. Pakistan’s chances seemed bleak when it reached 107 for 3 at tea, still requiring 195 in the last 35 overs. But Ali stitched a quick-fire 89-run stand in 14.5 overs with Sarfraz Ahmed… Read More →
Media Release The National Selectors have nominated the following players for the 30-member preliminary squad for the ICC World T20 to be played in Bangladesh from March 16. Squad: Dinesh Chandimal, T.M Dilshan, Kusal Janith Perera, Mahela Jayawardena, Kumar Sangakkara, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Upul Tharanga, Ashan Priyanjan, Kithruwan Vithanage, Angelo Perera, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Kulasekara, Thisara Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Shaminda Eranga, Dhammika Prasad, Nuwan Pradeep, Dilhara Lokuhettige, Sachithra Senananyake, Rangana Herath, Ajantha Mendis, Dilruwan Perera, Seekuge Prasanna, Jeewan Mendis, Ramith Rambukwella, Chathuranga De Silva, Milinda Siriwardhana, Kosala Kulasekara, Isuru Udana
Mahela Jayawardene joined the 11,000 Test runs club during the fourth day of the third and final Test against Pakistan in Sharjah on Sunday. The 36-year-old, when on eight, swept off-spinner Saeed Ajmal for a six to complete 11,000 runs in his 141st Test, becoming the eighth batsman but first Sri Lankan to achieve the milestone. Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Rahul Dravid, Ricky Ponting, Allan Border, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Jacques Kallis are the others who crossed the 11,000 Test run mark.