Sri Lanka U19s ready to conquer the World

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Written by Damith Weerasinghe Every two years under 19s around the world battle it out for the ICC Youth World Cup and this time the Sri Lanka under 19s are stealthily gearing themselves to take on U 19s of the world at the ICC U 19 World cup in the UAE from the 14th February – 1st March 2014. The Under 19 World Cup has functioned as a foundation stone to many a great cricketer such as Sanath Jayasuriya, Mike Atherton, Brian Lara, Inzamam Ul-Haq and rising stars such as Virat Kohli, Dinesh Chandimal, Darren Bravo, Shakib Al Hasan and many more. Most of the International players have begun their journey through the Under 19 World Cup and the exposure… Read More →

Briefing on ICC Working Group Proposal

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the Executive Committee met with all the stake holders, Past Captains, Past Presidents and Secretaries of SLC and the Sports Ministry Representative to discuss the ICC Revised Working Group Proposals at the Auditorium of the Ministry of Sports. Revised Proposals put forward by the ICC, the views of the legal advisory committee, and the financial evaluations were taken into consideration and discussed in detail. The views of the Executive Committee were expressed based on the above. It was explained at this meeting that the SLC Executive Committee was firmly of the view that all endeavors should be made to safe guard the current rights and privileges of Sri Lanka Cricket as… Read More →

Revised ICC Working Group Proposals

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Media Release At an emergency meeting of the Executive Committee held today at SLC head quarters, to discuss the ICC revised proposals, the views of the legal advisory committee, and the financial evaluations were taken into consideration and tabled. The views of the Executive Committee were expressed based on the above. It was also decided that SLC should engage further with the stake holders and a meeting has been arranged for this purpose which will take place on 5th of February 2014. However the Executive committee was firmly of the view that all endeavors should be made to safe guard the current rights and privileges of Sri Lanka Cricket as a Full Member of the ICC. Since the issue is… Read More →

Sri Lanka ‘A’ squad for the 1st unofficial test against England Lions


Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that at a Selection Committee meeting held, the following selections were made by the National Selectors for the 1st unofficial test against England Lions. 1.Upul Tharanga (Captain) 2.Udara Jayasundara 3.Banuka Rajapaksha 4.Roshen Silva 5.Niroshan Dickwella 6.Madawa Warnapura 7.Danushka Gunathileka 8.Shehan Jayasuriya 9.Chathuranga De Silva 10.P.H.T Kaushal 11.Chathura Randunu 12.Vishwa Fernando 13.Dhammika Prasad 14.Ishan Jayaratne 15.Lahiru Gamage  

Sri Lanka ODI & T20I squads for Bangladesh Series

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ODI Squad ( 3 games) Angelo Mathews (Capt) Dinesh Chandimal (V.Capt) T.M Dilshan Kusal Janith Perera Kumar Sangakkara Ashan Priyanjan Kithruwan Vithanage Angelo Perera Lasith Malinga Thisara Perera Nuwan Kulasekara Suranga Lakmal Sachithra Senanayake Ajantha Mendis Seekkuge Prasanna *Mahela Jayawardena and Rangana Herath have been rested for the ODI Games.  T20 Squad (2 games ) Dinesh Chandimal (Capt) Lasith Malinga (V.Capt) T.M Dilshan Kusal Janith Perera Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardena Angelo Mathews Thisara Perera Angelo Perera Nuwan Kulasekara Suranga Lakmal Sachithra Senanayake Ajantha Mendis Rangana Herath Seekkuge Prasanna This has been approved by the Hon.Minister.

Under-19: Sri Lanka beat Australia in first youth one-day clash

The Sri Lankan under-19 cricket team produced a fine all-round performance to outplay Australia and notch a 95-run win in its first Under-19 Youth ODI played at the Colts ground in Colombo today. Sri Lanka put into bat first made 262-8 and Australia in return was bowled out for 167 with 29 deliveries to spare. Brief Score: Sri Lanka U-19s 262 for 8 wickets (50) (Hashan Dumindu 27, Kusal Mendis 103, Harsha Rajapaksha 33, Anuk Fernando 19n.o, Binura Fernando 16, James Bazley 3/32, Matthew Fotia 3/63) Australia U-19s 167 all out (45.1) (Damien Mrtimer 17, Alex Gregory 27, Cameron Valente 47, Thomas Andrews 20, Harsha Rajapaksha 3/21, AK Tyronne 2/30, Lakshan Jayasinghe 2/31) Click here for Full Scorecard   Sri Lanka, SRL U19… Read More →

Mahela Jayawardena on the move

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Mahela Jayawardena has jumped five places to 13th in the latest Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen following his unbeaten knock of 203, against Bangladesh in the first Test at Mirpur. Jayawardena’s seventh career double hundred helped Sri Lanka register an innings and 248 runs win, to thereby take a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series on Thursday. Jayawardena, named player of the match, is now on 714 ratings points, just two behind Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews, who is in 12th place with 716 ratings points. Of the other centurions in the Mirpur Test, Kaushal Silva has jumped 12 places to a career-best 48th following his knock of 139, while Kithuruwan Vithanage’s maiden Test hundred (103 not out) has seen him rocket 52… Read More →

Executive Committee Meeting – January 31st 2014

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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.

SLC Official Dinner in Dubai to raise funds for development


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 →

Lasith Malinga Cleared to Play Big Bash Semi Final

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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.

Perera spins Sri Lanka to massive innings win over Bangladesh


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 →

Ashan Priyanjan named as Prasanna’s replacement

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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.

ICC Board Meeting held on 28th January 2014

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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 →

Sri Lanka women clinch Twenty20 series against India


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 →