Under the overseas player program two outstanding school boy cricketers Chamika Karunaratne of Royal College and Lasith Lakshan of St. Thomas College, Matara have been selected to play in the UK County Championship. Out of seven cricketers these two were selected by the SLC UK Committee. The SLC UK committee will be responsible for the well being of the cricketers and undertakes all expenses related to them during their stay in UK. Some of the past cricketers who have been benefited from this scholarship scheme are Angelo Mathews, Dhammika Prasad, Farveez Maharoof, Kosala Kulasekara and Upul Tharanga. For young potential national cricketers to have this opportunity to play a season of cricket in England is a dream come true and… Read More →
Media Release Michael Main will join Sri Lanka Cricket as Trainer of the National Team from the 1st of June 2015. Michael was the Head of Strength and Conditioning at Hampshire county cricket team under ECB before joining SLC. Michael holds a Masters Degree in Strength and Conditioning from the University of Teeside, England, while completing his bachelor’s degree from University of Worcester in Sports Studies and Physical Education. He had also worked with ECB in their young fast bowlers training programme.
Match drawn Pakistan A 1st innings R B 4s 6s SR Khurram Manzoor lbw b Kaushal 82 128 9 0 64.06 Umar Siddiq c †Perera b Fernando 6 20 1 0 30.00 Umar Amin c Priyanjan b Kaushal 99 202 7 0 49.00 Ali Asad lbw b de Silva 21 56 1 0 37.50 Fawad Alam* c †Perera b Kaushal 72 147 11 0 48.97 Ali Waqas c Gunaratne b de Silva 0 12 0 0 0.00 Adnan Akmal† c Kaushal b Gamage 15 27 2 0 55.55 Shehzad Azam not out 47 123 7 0 38.21 Shahzaib Ahmed lbw b Kaushal 1 21 0 0 4.76 Zia-ul-Haq st †Perera b Kaushal 22 38 5 0 57.89 Mir Hamza b… Read More →
ICC World Twenty20 winner Sri Lanka maintains top spot in T20I table World Cup winner Australia has doubled its lead over second-ranked India on the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings from six to 12 points following the annual update while the West Indies, Bangladesh and Pakistan are now locked in a tight struggle for the remaining two slots in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 whose cut-off date is 30 September 2015. The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 will be played from 1 to 19 June in England and Wales, and the host country (England), plus the next seven highest-ranked ODI sides will participate in the event. The annual update is carried out to ensure the table continues to reflect results from the last three years. As… Read More →
Sri Lanka A 277 (47.2) Kusal Janith 87, Shehan Jayasuriya 67, Danushka Gunathilaka 21, Kithuruwan Vithanage 29, Imad Wasim 4/29 Vs Pakistan A 281/4 (48.1) Mukhtar Ahmed 96, Fawad Alam 76*, Khurram Manzoor 31, Lakshan Sandakan 2/53, Shehan Jayasuriya 1/40 Pakistan A won by 6 wickets. Sri Lanka A won the One Day series 2-1
Media Release At a Selection Committee of the National Women’s Selectors held on 30th April 2015, the following players were selected for the above tour. 1 Chamari Attapattu (Captain) 2 Prasadini Weerakkody 3 Nipuni Hansika 4 Sanduni Abeywickrema 5 Dilani Manodara 6 Sashikala Siriwardene 7 Eshani Lokusuriya (Vice Captain) 8 Sripali Weerakkody 9 Ama Kanchana 10 Inoka Ranaweera 11 Suganthika Kumari 12 Lasanthi Madushani 13 Chathurani Gunewardene 14 Maduri Samuddhika Standby: 1 Yasoda Mendis 2 Oshadi Ranasinghe 3 Udeshika Prabodini 4 Achini Kulasooriya 5 Hasini Perera 6 Chamari Pologampola 7 Nilakshi Silva This has been approved by the Hon. Minister of Sports. DATE MATCH Venue Times 13th May ODI 1 -Match SSC 09.50am 15th May ODI 2- IWC… Read More →
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform that Fast Bowling Coach Chaminda Vaas’s contract lapsed today 30th of April 2015 and on a mutual agreement it was decided not to go for an extension of the said contract.
Pakistan won the toss and elected to field first at MRICS. Sri Lanka A won by 7 runs (D/L method) and lead the 3 match series 2-0. Sri Lanka A – 265/9 ( 50 overs) Kusal Janith Perera 110, Dhanushka Gunatillake 33: Tabish Khan 3/55, Zia ul Haq 3/66 v Pakistan A – 213/7 (40 ovs) – Khurram Manzoor 69, Fawad Alam 65, Tharindu Kaushal 3/44, Shehan Jayasuriya 2/31, D Chameera 2/36
A ton from Kusal Perera and a half-century from Ashan Priyanjan guided Sri Lanka A to an eight-wicket win over Pakistan A in the first unofficial ODI at Uyanwatte Stadium on Sunday. Pakistan A 203 (Fawad Alam 58, D Chameera 3/34, T Kaushal 2/35) v Sri Lanka A 204/2 (Kusal Perera 114*, Ashan Priyanjan 57*, Zia-ul-Haq 1-36, Mir Hamza 1-55) Sri Lanka A won by 8 wickets and take 1-0 lead in 3 match series.
The Pakistan ‘A’ team has arrived in Sri Lanka for their month-long tour and the official press conference took place on Thursday evening at JAIC Hilton. Pakistan ‘A’ team will play three one-day encounters followed by three four-day unofficial Test matches. Itinerary April 23: Arrival in SL April 26: 1st One-day Match at Matara Uyawatta April 29: 2nd One-day Match at Hambantota, MRICS May 2: 3rd One-day Match at Colombo, RPICS May 6-9: 1st Four day Match at Colombo, RPICS May 13-16: 2nd Four day Match at Kandy, PICS May 20-23: 3rd Four day Match at Dambulla, RDICS May 24: Departure
Media Release Letter to the International Cricket Council sent by The Chief Executive Officer of SLC regarding the ICC Media Release.
Fawad Alam will lead the Pakistan A one-day and four-day squad on their month-long tour of Sri Lanka. Pakistan A are scheduled to play three one-day and as many four-day games between April 26 and May 23. Pakistan ‘A’ Squad–4 day Matches: Shaan Masood, Khurram Manzoor, Umar Siddiq, Umar Amin (vice-captain), Ali Waqas, Usman Salahuddin, Ali Asad, Immad Wasim, Fawad Alam (captain), Zafar Gohar, Shahzaib Ahmed, Adnan Akmal (wicket-keeper), Mir Hamza, Bilawal Bhatti, Shehzad Azam, Imran Khan. Standbyes: Zia-ul-Haq, Saad Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Naeemuddin. Pakistan ‘A’ – One-day Squad: Khurram Manzoor, Umer Siddiq, Mukhtar Ahmed, Umar Amin (vice-captain), Fawad Alam (captain), Ali Waqas, Saad Nasim, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Israrullah, Immad Wasim, Zafar Gohar, Shahzaib Ahmed, Mir Hamza, Bilawal Bhatti, Ehsan Adil, Tabish… Read More →
Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara has picked up an Outstanding Contribution to Sport award at the fifth annual Asian Awards in London last Friday. Sangakkara was presented with his award by former England footballer Gary Lineker at the global celebration of Pan-Asian excellence at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. The 37-year-old Sangakkara is the second Sri Lankan to win the award after Muttiah Muralitharan who won it in 2011. The Asian Awards recognise and reward outstanding achievements across 11 categories and are open to individuals born (or with direct family origins in) throughout Asia including India, China, Pakistan, Japan, etc. The phenomenal cricketer was chosen as the wicketkeeper in the ICC Team of Cricket World Cup 2015. Sangakkara was also named… Read More →