SLC Executive Committee Decisions – October 27th 2014

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Media Release 1st ever Turf Wicket built by SLC in the North of Sri Lanka To mark the opening of the 1st ever Turf Wicket built by Sri Lanka Cricket at St. Patrick College Jaffna, the ExCo approved to play a cricket match consisting of former National Players such as Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya, Hashan Thilakaratne, Promodaya Wickramasinghe, Upul Chandana, etc.. in Jaffna. This will be a great opportunity for the players of the North & East to show their talent and get into the National Team in the future. Asian Games Gold Medal Winning Team to be Felicitated ExCo decided to felicitate the Men’s Cricket Team for winning the Gold Medal at the 17th Asian Games. Goodwill Gesture to the Visually Handicapped Cricket Association ExCo approved to facilitate… Read More →

Sri Lanka A team for the first two ODIs vs Windies A


Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held the following selections were made by the National Selectors with regard to the Squad for the 1st Two ODIs Vs West Indies ‘A’ Team Lahiru Thirimanne (Captain) Dhanushka Gunathilaka Dimuth Karunaratne Dinesh Chandimal Kithruwan Vithanage Thilina Kandamby Jeevan Mendis Bhanuka Rajapaksha P.L.R Sandakan Ramith Rambukwella Farveez Maharoof Sachith Pathirana Nisala Tharaka Dushmantha Chameera Vishwa Fernando This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.  

South Africa Women seal T20I series


South Africa Women sealed their T20 series against Sri Lanka Women 2-1 with a nine-wicket win in Colombo. Dane van Niekerk  registered an unbeaten 70 runs as South African Ladies chased down their target of 133 with 1 ball to spare. Chasing a target of 133, South Africa openers Van Niekerk and Trisha Chetty put on 94 runs partnership for the first wicket in 15.3 overs and Lizelle Lee blitzed an unbeaten 22 off 12 balls. Sri Lanka after opted to bat first had posted 132 for 6, Prasadani Weerakkody top-scoring with 48 off 45. Shabnim Ismail and Marcia Letsoalo picked up two wickets each for South Africa. South Africa Women 136 for 1 (van Niekerk 70*, Chetty 39) beat Sri Lanka Women 132… Read More →

South Africa Women level the T20I Series


The  visiting South African women’s cricket team registered a comfortable seven wicket win in the second T20I played at the Colts grounds yesterday. An allround performance by Dane van Niekerk helped the tourist to level the three match T20 series against Sri Lanka Women. Brief Score: Sri Lanka Women 76 in 14 overs (Yasoda Mendis 21, Chamari Atapattu 16: Dane van Niekerk 4 for 17, Chloe Tryon 2 for 15) South Africa Women 77 for 3 in 17.3 overs (Dane van Niekerk 22, Lizelle Lee 18: Maduri Samuddika 2 for 18) South Africa women’s will meet host Sri Lanka in the deciding T20 scheduled to be played today at the MCA ground. Full Scorecard

Sri Lanka tour of India 2014 – Itinerary


The Itinerary for the Micromax Cup India vs Sri Lanka 5 match ODI Series 2014 is as follows: 30th Oct 14 – Sri Lanka vs India ‘A’ practice match ( day game) at CCI, Mumbai 2nd Nov ‘14 – 1st ODI at CUTTACK (D/N) 6th Nov ‘14 – 2nd ODI at AHMEDABAD (D/N) 9th Nov ‘14 – 3rd ODI at HYDERABAD (D/N) 13th Nov ‘14 – 4th ODI at KOLKATA (D/N) 16th Nov ‘14 – 5th ODI at RANCHI (D/N)

Sri Lanka squad for the first three ODIs – SL tour of India 2014

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Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held the National Selectors named the following players for the 1st three ODIs of the Sri Lanka’s tour of India 2014 (28th October 2014 - 18th November 2014) Angelo Mathews (Capt) Kusal Janith Perera T.M Dilshan Upul Tharanga Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardena Ashan Priyanjan Niroshan Dickwella Thisara Perera Nuwan Kulasekara Dhammika Prasad Lahiru Gamage Chathuranga De Silva Seekuge Prasanna Suraj Randeev This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.

Sri Lanka Women’s squad for T20Is against South Africa

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Media Release The Women’s National Selection Committee has selected the following players for the 3 T20Is of the South Africa Women’s tour of Sri Lanka. Chamari Athapattu (Captain) Prasadini Weerakkody Yasoda Mendis Shashikala Siriwardena Hasini Perera Eshani Lokusuriya Ama Kanchana Nilakshi Silva Maduri Samuddika Enoka Ranaweera Inoshi Fernando Imalka Mendis Udeshika Prabodhini Anushka Sanjeewani Stand by: 1.Chandima Guneratne 2.Sripalee Weerakkody 3.Chamari Polgampola 4.Sanduni Abeywickrama

Virat Kohli to lead India against touring Sri Lanka


Virat Kohli will lead India while MS Dhoni has been rested from the first three ODIs of the five-match series against Sri Lanka to be played next month. The BCCI on Tuesday announced the venues and a 15-man squad for the series that starts from November 2. India squad for first three ODIs: Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, M Vijay, Varun Aaron, Axar Patel. India A squad: Manoj Tiwary (capt), Unmukt Chand, Manan Vohra, Karun Nair, Rohit Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Sanju Samson (wk), Parveez Rasool, Karn Sharma, Stuart Binny, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Manish Pandey, Kuldeep Yadav. The venues for the 5 ODIs will… Read More →

South Africa Women beat SL by 5 wickets to seal series win


South Africa Women beat Sri Lanka Women by five wickets in the fourth and final One-Day International in Colombo to seal a 2-1 series success. South African ladies opted to field first after having won the toss and restricted the Lankan Ladies to just 137 runs in 43.3 overs. Sri Lanka struggled as Shabnim Ismail (2-15), Marizanne Kapp (2-17), Yolani Fourie (2-19) and Marcia Letsoalo (2-30) all took two wickets. For Sri Lanka camp Eshani Kaushalya top scored with 46 after Chamari Atapattu had made 26 at the top of the order. Tourists ensured that the target was reached with easy with Trisha Chetty’s patient 59 runs and Dane van Niekerk ensured her side got over the line making 29 not out. Brief Score: South… Read More →

Sri Lanka A squad for the 3rd four-day match against Windies A


Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held,the National Selectors named the following players for the 3rd four-fay match of the Windies A tour of Sri Lanka which will be played from 25th to 28th October 2014 at Moratuwa. 1.    Upul Tharanga 2.    Kusal Janith Perera 3.    Lahiru Thirimanne 4.    Dinesh Chandimal 5.   Ashan Priyanjana 6.   Kithruwan Vithanage 7.    Niroshan Dickwella 8.    Chathuranga De Silva 9.    P.H.T Kaushal 10.  Nuwan Pradeep 11.  Kasun Mandushanka 12.  Nisala Tharaka 13.  Vishwa Fernando 14.  Madhawa Warnanpura 15.  Lakshan Sandaken This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.  

Sri Lanka tour of India 2014: Emphasize on procedure undertaken


Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to emphasize the procedure undertaken prior to confirming the upcoming tour to India by the Sri Lankan National team which comprises of 5 ODI’s. SLC prior to making the decision to confirm the tour with the BCCI, through it’s Secretary Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga had discussions with the National selection committee headed by Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya, the Coaching Staff and the Management of the National Team  and after receiving the concurrence of all concerned took this important decision. The President of SLC Mr. Jayantha Dharmadasa and the Office Bearers of SLC were at all times briefed on the developments and gave their blessings and consent to the Secretary Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga to confirm the tour… Read More →

Media accreditation process opens for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

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Applicants/coordinators/editors are advised to carefully read the notes; relevant media accreditation T&Cs attached  First stage of media accreditation open from 19 October to 21 November 2014  The media accreditation process for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is now open. This is a multi-stage online process that can be completed by clicking here. As part of the application process, you will need to upload the following: i)               A colour headshot photograph with a plain background (like a passport photo) (.jpg  file smaller than 250 KB in size) ii)             Scanned copy of the photo page of your valid passport (.jpg file smaller than 250 KB in size) iii)           Letter of approval/assignment from your editor (.jpg file not more than 250 KB) - applications not supported by assignment… Read More →

Chamari Atapattu steers Sri Lanka Women to victory

Chamari Atapattu

Sri Lanka Women eked out a four-wicket win over South Africa Women in the third One-Day International at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo on Sunday (October 19), levelling the four-match series at 1-1. After Ama Kanchana’s three-wicket haul restricted South Africa to 139 for 7 in a match truncated to 27-overs-a-side, Chamari Atapattu held her own with a solid 63 as Sri Lanka overcame a few jitters to win with an over to spare. South Africa was on target to post much more than it eventually did, as Lizelle Lee and Trisha Chetty, the openers, put on 42.  The good work was carried forward by Mignon du Preez, the captain, who top-scored with 34. Du Preez’s 48-run stand for… Read More →

SL Women’s squad for the 4th & 5th ODIs against SA Women


The Women’s National Selection Committee has selected the following players for the next two ODI’s of the South Africa Women’s tour. 1) Chamari Athapatthu. 2) Udeshika Prasadini. 3) Eshani Lokusooriya. 4) Prasidini Weerakkody. 5) Sanduni Abeywickrama. 6) Chamari Polgampola. 7) Inoka Ranaweera. 8) Yasodamendis. 9) Maduri Samuddika. 10) Ama Kanchana. 11) Sripali Weerkkody. 12) Nilakshi Silva. 13) Shashikala Siriwardana. 14) Hasini Perera This has been approved by the Hon. Minister of Sports.  

Sri Lanka to play five-match ODI series in India


Joint media release from BCCI and SLC India to host Sri Lanka for a five-match ODI series in November 2014 Following the decision of the WICB to cancel its ongoing tour of India, the BCCI commenced discussions with Sri Lanka Cricket for a limited-overs series in India in November 2014. Sri Lanka Cricket has confirmed a five-match ODI series between India and Sri Lanka, to be played from 1 November 2014. The series promises to be an exciting one, with Sri Lanka placed 4th in the world rankings in ODIs. India is ranked 3rd, with only 2 points separating the teams. The BCCI wishes to thank SLC for its swift response and for extending its support to ensure that the international cricket season is… Read More →