West Indies to start World T20 title defence against India

West Indies team with the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 trophy.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) yesterday announced the match schedules and ticket sale plans for the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014, which will be staged from 16 March to 6 April. The West Indies’ men will defend the title they won last year in Colombo while Australia’s women will aim to complete a hat-trick of titles after having won the previous two finals in Barbados and Colombo. As many as 60 tournament matches (35 men’s and 25 women’s) will be played across Chittagong, Dhaka and Sylhet in the 22-day tournament. As in the past, the women’s semi-finals and final will be held on the same day as the men’s semi-finals and final, and at the same venue. The format for… Read More →

SLC Conducts Level 2 Coaching Course


Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the SLC ‘Coach Education Unit’ ‘with the assistance of Coaching Staff from the ‘National Coaching Department’ conducted their second Level 2 Coaching Course which was incidentally the first ever Course open to the Coaching fraternity of Sri Lanka. The inaugural Course of this nature was successfully conducted earlier this year for Premier Club & SLC Provincial & District Coaches. All tutors at this Course were our very own qualified Sri Lankan experts with years of experience in the Coaching field. The Course which spanned over a six day period was conducted at the Kettarama International Cricket Stadium. The eligibility of a Coach to follow the SLC Level 2 Coaching Course is that he or… Read More →

SLC Executive Committee Decisions – October 2013

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the decisions taken at the Executive Committeee Meeting held last evening at SLC head office. Salary Enhancements: The Executive Committee decided to enhance the salaries of the Sri Lankan National Coaching Department staff who have performed & worked tirelessly throughout the year  at the national training center developing the current and future national players of Sri Lanka Cricket. These Sri Lankan coaches have been recognized for their commitment & effort shown in bringing the National Team to be the world’s best in the T 20 format and joint 3rd in the ODI format and taking the National Team for several World Cup Finals. These salary increments will be made with effect of 1st October… Read More →

Kenya to play 7 T20 matches in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that Kenya National Team will play 7 T20 matches in Sri Lanka from the 27th of October 2013 onwards. The Schedule of matches are given below: 27th October 2013 –  1st T20 @ 2.15 pm –  Venue  – C C C 29th October 2013 –  2nd T20 @ 9.45 am –  Venue  – N C C 29th October 2013 –  3rd T20 @ 2.15 pm –  Venue  – N C C 31st October 2013 –  4th T20 @ 9.45 am –  Venue  – C C C 31st October 2013 –  5th T20 @ 2.15 pm –  Venue  – C C C 02nd November 2013 – 6th T20 @ 9.45 am –  Venue  – C C C 02nd November 2013 – 7th T20 @ 2.15 pm –  Venue  – C C C The Squads of the 2 Country’s for the above matches are given… Read More →

Hameedia appointed as the Official Formal Clothing Sponsor of National Cricket Teams


Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that Hameedia’s was appointed as the Official Formal Clothing Sponsor of Sri Lanka National Cricket Teams  Welcoming all present for the Press Conference held today, Treasurer / Secretary of the Sponsorship Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket Mr. Nuski Mohamed said that “Today is a special day for Sri Lanka Cricket, as Hameedia’s Group, enter into a partnership with Sri LankaCricket  as the Official Formal Clothing Sponsor of Sri Lanka National Cricket Teams.” He further stated that  “this sponsorship will no doubt enhance the brand image of Hameedia’s  when the proud Sri Lankan cricketers carrying the aspirations of our nation, represent Sri Lanka under the theme one nation, one passion, one team, sporting the colours and logo of Hameedia. As the official formal clothing sponsor,… Read More →

Secretary of SLC requested by President to attend ICC meeting

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that President of SLC Mr. Jayantha Dharmadasa could not attend the ICC Board meeting as he was under medical advice not to travel out of the country due to health reasons. As such Secretary of SLC Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga was requested by President to represent him at the said meeting.  

SLC Infrastructure Development Drive

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SLC wishes to announce that several Executive members recently visited Monaragala, Nuwara Eliya, Batticalo, Polonnaruwa with a view of providing facilities for the District to enhance the Infrastructure Development in these areas for the betterment of the game. The Executive Committee Members were Mohan De Silva, Nishantha Ranatunga, Erwin Jayawardene & Dr. Sanjay Sedara. The development program which currently Embraces 21 districts, aims to increase the numbers of cricketers playing the game and increase the participation of teams in the country. In addition to this, SLC aims to enhance the development of cricket at all level. The following projects were identified in the respective Districts: Monoragala District  – Technical College Grounds- Ground Leveling & Grass Planting, Overhead Water Tank etc… Colombo DIstrict – 2… Read More →

ICC World Test Championship brand logo revealed


David Richardson says “The ICC World Test Championship icon represents a journey that all the Test playing nations will embark upon over the next four years” Media Release The Chief Executive of the International Cricket Council Chief Executive, David Richardson, announced that the pathway to the ICC World Test Championship (ICC WTC) had begun by revealing the brand logo Speaking at the launch event in Abu Dhabi, , Mr Richardson explained the concept behind the brand icon, saying: “The ICC World Test Championship logo represents a journey that all the Test playing nations will embark upon over the next four years. It represents the global nature and the epic nature of the event.” The ICC WTC icon has been created… Read More →

SLC Umpires to get trained by Simon Taufel


Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the The ICC’s umpires coach Simon Taufel has been invited by Sri Lanka Cricket to conduct a series of programmes with a view to enhance the skills of local umpires. Simon will be in Sri Lanka from October 14 to 22 of October 2013. SLC’s Cricket Actg. Head of Cricket Operations Carlton Bernadus said, “Simon Taufel will be in Sri Lanka to conduct a workshop which will run from October 15 to 21. All Level I and Level II umpires, including the Lankan ICC Elite Panel which comprises Kumar Dharmasena, Ranmore Martinez, Ruchira Palliyaguru and Ravindra Wimalasiri along with the emerging panel of umpires are scheduled to attend this workshop. At present there… Read More →

Special Grant to Controlling & Affiliated Clubs for Infrastructure Development

SLC President handing over a Grant Cheque

Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the Executive Committee met with all the Controlling & Affiliated Clubs and requested them to submit proposals in order to develop the infrastructure and the development of cricket of their respective clubs. They also took into consideration those clubs without grounds and other facilities for which provision was made to cover the cost of practice facilities and away matches. The  clubs forwarded their proposals of their planned projects to the Executive Committee for their perusal. National Development Committee headed by President SLC Mr. Jayantha Dharmadasa compiled a document based on all the proposed projects and the Executive Committee decided to provide the following grant to the Clubs. Sri Lanka Cricket would monitor the projects… Read More →

Sri Lanka Squad for New Zealand Tour – One-Day and T20 Games 2013


At a selection committee meeting held on the 09 October 2013 the following 24 player squad were selected for the above series. Angelo Mathews  (Captain – ODI) T.M Dilshan Dimuth Karunarathna Kusal Janith Perera Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardana Lahiru Thirimanna Dinesh Chandimal (Captain – T20I) Ashan Priyanjana Kithruwan Withanage Lasith Malinga Nuwan Kulasekara Suranga Lakmal Shaminda Eranga Tissara Perera Rangana Herath Sachithra Senanayake Ajantha Mendis Seekkuge Prasanna Chathuranga De Silva Isuru Udana Ramith Rambukwella Dilruwan Perera Milinda Siriwardana

Eleven applicants for post of national head coach

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SLC wishes to announce that they received 11 applications for the post of National Head Coach of which 8 were from overseas and 3 from Sri Lanka. Further it was observed by the Executive Committee during the meeting held today that there were several other interested parties who were deprived of submitting their applications due to time constraints. Therefore, it was requested by the Executive Committee to explore the possibility of obtaining applications from the interested parties prior to evaluating the applications received. The Executive Committee appointed a committee headed by Mr. Ranjith Fernando and comprising of M/s. Mohan de Silva,  Nishantha Ranatunga, Nuski Mohamed, Sanath Jayasuriya, Ashley de Silva and Jerome Jayaratne, in order to take the process forward.

SLC appoints Sarath Abeysundara as the ‘Representative of Sri Lanka Cricket for Europe’


Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket  wishes to announce that the Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket has decided to appoint Mr. Sarath Abeysundara as the ‘ Representative of Sri Lanka Cricket for Europe’ with a view to raise funds on behalf of the Sponsorship Committee of SLC. As the appointed representative he will be required to lobby support and solicit funds from Europe and Ireland towards the development activities envisaged by SLC for Schools and the District Cricket Associations of Sri Lanka. Mr. Sarath Abeysundara is currently an Elected Committee Member of the Sponsorship Committee of SLC.

Sri Lanka Women’s Tour of South Africa 2013

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At a Selection Committee meeting held, the following decisions were made by the Women’s National Selectors with regard to the Squad for the Sri Lanka Women’s tour of South Africa 2013. 1.      Shashikala Siriwardane (Captain) 2.      Eshani Lokusuriya (Vice Captain) 3.      Chamari Athapattu 4.      Yashoda Mendis 5.      Deepika Rasangika 6.      Dilani Manodara (wk) 7.      Niluka Karunaratne 8.      Sepali Weerakkodi 9.      Udeshika Prabodini 10.  Chamari Seneviratne 11.  Maduri Samuddika 12.  N.I Ida 13.  Chandima Gunaratne 14.  Rebecca Van Dort Stand By 1.      Sandamali Dolawatte 2.      Lasanthi Madushani 3.      Oshadee Ranasingha 4.      Inoka Ranaweera This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports. Tour Schedule –  October 2013 Sun      20         Arrival in South Africa Tue       22         One Day Warm Up        vs         SA Emerging Thu       24         Day      1st ODI Sat       26         Day      2nd ODI Mon      28         Day      3rd ODI Thu       31         Day      1st T20 November… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket Four-day Triangular Tournament 2013

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that a  4 day triangular tournament has been scheduled to be played beginning on 8th of October 2013.  These  4 day matches will be treated as 1st Class matches. 1st Match – Board XI vs Development Squad – 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th Oct’13 – P’Sara 2nd Match – SL “A” Team vs Development Squad- 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th Oct’13 – SSC 3rd Match – Borad XI vs SL “A” Team -21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th Oct’13 – SSC Board XI TM Dilshan, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardana, Angelo Mathews (C), Angelo Perera, Prasanna Jayawardana (WK), Nuwan Kulasekara, Sachithra Senanayaka, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal, Thisara Perera, Ajantha Mendis, Lahiru Jayaratne, T Priyashankar A Team Mahela Udawatta, Pabasara Waduge, Kaushal Silva, Dinesh… Read More →