Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that the Hon. Minister of Sport has ratified its recommendation of the 2016/2017 Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket. As such, the following have been appointed by the Hon. Minister, Dayasiri Jayasekera. Mr. Sanath Jayasuriya – Chairman Mr. Romesh Kaluvitharana Mr. Ranjith Madurusinghe Mr. Eric Upashantha The new Committee will take office on the 1st of May 2016. SLC wishes to express their gratitude to the incumbent Selection Committee for their time and dedication in the best interests of Sri Lanka Cricket.
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that the International Cricket Council (ICC) has accepted SLC’s nomination of SLC President Hon. Thilanga Samathipala as the Director on ICC’s Executive Board. Accordingly Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala participated at the ICC’s Executive Board Meeting held on Sunday the 24th April 2016 at the ICC Headquarters in Dubai.
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket is happy to announce that batsman Kaushal Silva has been discharged from hospital in Colombo having been issued a clean bill of health by medical experts. Specialists attending to him have confirmed that he suffered ‘a mild concussion’ and has now been completely cleared to resume physical activity after being kept under strict observation for the past 36 hours. Silva was airlifted to Colombo on Sunday (24) after being hit on the head by a ball whilst fielding at short leg during a practice match at the Pallakelle International Cricket Stadium, where the Sri Lanka team was in a residential practice and training camp in preparation for their tour to England. Silva will be completely… Read More →
ICC Media Release The ICC Board held its second meeting of 2016 at the ICC Headquarters in Dubai on 24 April. Among the decisions made and reports received were: ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 The Board congratulated the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for completing an unprecedented treble by winning the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016 as well as women’s and men’s titles at the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016. The Board also complemented the BCB and the BCCI for the successful staging of these events and also thanked its broadcasters, commercial partners, fans and media for their support in making these events a success from a fan engagement perspective. The Board considered the behavior of some of the… Read More →
North Western Province U19 v Western Province Central U19 – Colombo Colts Cricket Ground WPC U19 – 91/10 (24.5) Pathum Nissanka 14, Damitha Silva 3/8, WS Wanninayake 3/21. & 320/10 (86.1) Vishad de Silva 118, Kaveesh Manelker 51, Damitha Silva 5/115, PM Dharmadasa 3/68. NWP U19 – 233/9 (65) Damitha Silva 55, Nipun Danajaya 59, Vimukthi Kulatunga 3/47 & 35/5 (13) Vimukthi Kulatunga 3/12, N Wanniarachchi 2/9 Result: NWP U19 won by 1st Innings ______________________________________________________ Uva Province U19 v Western Province North – Wesley College Ground, Colombo Uva U19– 138/10 (52.2) Gayan Prithimal 42, Sammu Ashan 3/48, Samitha Ranga 2/20. & 225/10 (84.2) Mapa Malinda 96, Sammu Ashan 3/64, HY Bambarendra 3/33, Samitha Ranga 3/47 WPN U19– 238/9 dec. Jehan Daniel… Read More →
North Western Province U19 v Western Province Central U19 – Colombo Colts Cricket Ground WPC U19 – 91/10 (24.5) Pathum Nissanka 14, Damitha Silva 3/8, WS Wanninayake 3/21. v NWP U19 – 233/9 (65) Damitha Silva 55, Nipun Danajaya 59, Vimukthi Kulatunga 3/47 _______________________________________________________________ Uva Province U19 v Western Province North – Wesley College Ground, Colombo Uva U19 – 138/10 (52.2) & 27/1 (10) Gayan Prithimal 42, Sammu Ashan 3/48, Samitha Ranga 2/20. v WPN U19– 238/9 dec. Jehan Daniel 78, Sammu Ashan 58, Kavishka Dinesh 3/50, Gayan Prithimal 3/35 _______________________________________________________________ Western Province South U19 v Eastern U19 – P Sara Ground, Colombo WPS U19 – 296 (64.1) Asher Warnakulasuriya 59, Thilan Nimesh 62, Kamil Mishara 46, Mohamed Rasfas 4/44,… Read More →
U19 INTER PROVINCIAL TOURNAMENT 2016 – DAY 2 At Surrey Village – 2 Day Match (Toss: CENTRAL U19) - NO RESULT CENTRAL U19 – 162 (46.3) Bhawantha Udangamuwa 37, Mohommad Alfar 35, S Shanogeeth 28, Naveen Gunawardena 6/35, Deshan Fernando 2/25 Vs EASTERN U19 – 125/4 (33.5) Lasith Crosspulle 67*, Torin Pitigala 21* – Full Scorecard _________________________________________________________________________ U19 INTER PROVINCIAL TOURNAMENT 2016 – DAY 2 At Maththegoda Ground – 2 Day Match (Toss: UVA U19) – NO RESULT NORTHERN U19 – 176 (63.1) V Jathushan 38, K Kapilraj 23, Ayana Siriwardhana 23, Avindu Theekshana 7/51 Vs UVA U19 – 127/9 (47) Avindu Theekshana 35, Gayan Preethimal 36, K Kapilraj 3/23, Praveen Jayawickrame 4/23 – Full Scorecard _________________________________________________________________________ U19 INTER PROVINCIAL TOURNAMENT… Read More →
Media Release Sri Lanka’s dependable veteran spinner Rangana Herath has announced his retirement from T20 and ODI cricket. In a letter addressed to Sri Lanka Cricket, Herath says he would like to concentrate on Test cricket – which has always been his personal passion. He went on to say “Every cricketer has to stop at the right time, I feel it’s time to make room for fresh talent to be groomed with the 2019 World Cup in view” With a career best (Tests) of 9/127 against Pakistan in 2014, 4/20 (ODI) against India in 2013 and 5/3 (T20I) against New Zealand at the WT20 in 2014, Herath has been an integral part of the Sri Lanka bowling arsenal where his brilliant… Read More →
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to respond to the concerns of the media with regards to Lasith Malinga’s current status with the Mumbai Indians. Lasith Malinga has not informed Sri Lanka Cricket of his travel to India, nor his intention to play for the IPL. There is no bar on Mr. Malinga travelling to, watching, or participating in practice or training of Cricket anywhere in the world. However, his ability to play is contingent on receiving a No Objection Certificate from SLC for which; 1.) SLC appointed expert panel of Medical professionals must clear his injury status. 2.) He must be declared ‘Match Fit’ by physio, trainer, coach and selectors. Therefore, Mr. Malinga will present himself before the SLC… Read More →
Sri Lanka Cricket is proud to announce the launch of the 2016 Under 19 inter provincial tournament, commencing on the 19th April with four 2 day games played at the Surrey, Mattegoda, Panadura and Wesley. Vying for honours will be ten provincial teams which will compete in two groups over a period of 5 weeks, and play a 3 day final at the R. Premadasa Stadium on the 10th, 11th and 12th of May. The Super Under 19 Provincial Tournament will serve as a testing ground for selections for the National Under 19 team, whose first outing will be a tour of England from the 17th July to the 17th of August 2016, where they will play two 4 day games and 3 Youth ODIs…. Read More →
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce the finalised schedule of matches for the forthcoming Australia tour of Sri Lanka 2016. The three Test, five ODI and two T20 tour will begin in Pallekelle on the 26th of July with the first Test and is scheduled to end on the 9th of September with a T20 in Colombo. Australia, currently ranked Number 01 in the world at both Tests and ODI, will visit Sri Lanka after 5 years, and will take on a side that is although depleted from the retirements of Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardena since they last met - dedicated, and doggedly determined to re-establish themselves in the world arena. Playing on their home turf, where Sri Lanka… Read More →
Match Report If the West Indies had expected Joe the batsman to be the root cause of all its problems, then it wasn’t wrong. But it had surely not bargained for Root the bowler to leave his imprint. At a packed Eden Gardens on a muggy Sunday (April 3) night, Eoin Morgan, the England captain, entrusted the offspinner with new-ball responsibilities. In six previous bowls in T20I cricket, Root had done that just once, with no success. In the final of the ICC World Twenty20 2016, Root and England were in seventh heaven as Johnson Charlesand Chris Gayle both holed out in the outfield, to catches of varying degrees of difficulty completed with remarkable ease by Ben Stokes. England’s 155 for 9 after Darren Sammy won his sixth toss of the tournament had looked… Read More →
Match Report This was the big battle between the team that has perfected the art of keeping its composure under pressure, and a side rich in explosive talent, but that can blow hot and blow cold. India v West Indies, in the second semifinal of the ICC World Twenty20, was hyped up as a cracker whose destination, it was believed, would be dictated as much by which of Virat Kohli or Chris Gayle would have the better evening, as which team addressed its disciplines better. Kohli comprehensively shaded the big West Indian opener on Thursday (March 31), but India, error-prone and perhaps overcome by the occasion, still came up short as the Caribbean side found heroes of its own, most notably late replacement Lendl Simmons who… Read More →