Half-centuries from Kusal Perera and Tillakaratne Dilshan powered Sri Lanka to a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over New Zealand in the second Twenty20 International in Pallekele on Thursday (November 21). Sri Lanka secured a 1-0 series win after the first T20I was abandoned due to rain. Sri Lanka overhauled New Zealand’s 142 for 7 with 13 balls to spare, with Perera slamming a 37-ball 57 and Dilshan remaining unbeaten on 59 off 49 balls. Mahela Jayawardene fell leg before to Mitchell McClenaghan for three in the second over before Dilshan and Perera put on a 96-run stand for the second wicket. Dilshan hit eight boundaries while Perera’s knock was studded with six fours and two sixes. Luke Ronchi’s cameo of 34… Read More →
Bad weather forced the first Twenty20 International between Sri Lanka and New Zealand to be abandoned without a ball being bowled in Pallekele on Tuesday (November 19). Heavy rain through the day drenched Pallekele International Stadium and the umpires, Ruchira Palliyaguruge and Raveendra Wimalasiri, were forced to delay the toss. However, with the rain showing no sign of relenting, the umpires had no option but to call off the match at 8.45pm. So far, every match in the limited-overs series has been interrupted by rain. The three-match One-Day International series ended in a 1-1 draw after Sri Lanka won the third ODI by 36 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis Method, following New Zealand’s four-wicket victory in the second ODI, also by… Read More →
At a selection committee meeting held the following 15 player squad was selected for the T20I series against New Zealand. Dinesh Chandimal (Captain) Lasith Malinga (Vice Captain) T.M Dilshan Kusal Janith Perera Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardane Angelo Mathews Lahiru Thirimanne Sachithra Senanayake Ajantha Mendis Seekkuge Prasanna Ramith Rambukwella Suranga Lakmal Thisara Perera Nuwan Kulasekara Minister of Sports Hon. Mahindananda Aluthgamage has approved the above Squad.
New Zealand has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its third and final One-Day International against Sri Lanka in Dambulla on Saturday. Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after New Zealand was ruled to be one over short of its target, after time allowances were taken into consideration. In accordance with the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, and in particular the regulations contained therein governing minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount. As such, Kyle Mills was fined 20 per… Read More →
Sri Lanka’s spinners reined in New Zealand’s batsmen to win the rain-affected third and final One-Day International in Dambulla on Saturday(November 16) and level the series at 1-1. The start of the match was delayed by 90 minutes due to rain, and another interruption meant the game was scheduled as a 33-overs-a-side affair. Sri Lanka made 211 for 8 in that time, with New Zealand being set a Duckworth-Lewis target of 216 in 33 overs. New Zealand was on 126 for 6 in 25 overs, when bad light forced the umpires to call off play, giving Sri Lanka a 36-run win. Rangana Herath, the left-arm spinner, claimed three wickets while Sachithra Senanayake, the offspinner, had two scalps, as New Zealand slumped to… Read More →
At a Selection Committee meeting held, the following players were selected by the National Selectors for the 3rd ODI of The Dialog Cup Series. 1. Angelo Mathews (Capt) 2. T.M Dilshan 3. Dimuth Karunaratne 4. Kusal Janith Perera 5. Kumar Sangakkara 6. Mahela Jayawardane 7. Dinesh Chandimal (V.Capt) 8. Lahiru Thirimanne 9. Thisara Perera 10. Nuwan Kulasekara 11. Lasith Malinga 12. Suranga Lakmal 13. Rangana Herath 14. Sachithra Senanayake 15. Ajantha Mendis 16. Ashan Priyanjana This has been approved by the Hon.Minister.
It is with profound sorrow that we inform you of the passing away of Mr. Irwin Jayawardena – Executive Committee member of Sri Lanka Cricket and President of the Kurunegala Sports Club. His remains will lie at his residence – No. 38, Thapodharama Road, Hantane, Kandy. Cortege will leave his residence at 1.30 p.m on Saturday 16th November 2013 for cremation at the Mahiyawa General Cemetery at 2.30 p.m.
Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that it has taken a decision to ban ‘Portable Horns’ / “Hooters” to be brought in by spectators with immediate effect. Sri Lanka Cricket arrived at this decision to generally safeguard spectator comfort inside spectator areas of the stadium. This does not mean that the papare bands are banned. These are individual horns brought in by the spectators. We will be implementing this ruleon Tuesday. The general public are warned that the Security Personnel will search for the above items very strictly and will confiscate the item if found on the spectator.
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the panel appointed by the Executive Committee of SLC has interviewed four prospective candidates comprising 3 Sri Lankans and a foreigner today for the Post of National Head Coach. Accordingly, two candidates namely Marvan Attapattu and Mark Davis have been shortlisted for the final interview to be held in due course. The date for the final interview is yet to be finalized.
Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the new partnership with New Zealand based CriqHQ as the Scoring and Statistical Partner. CricHQ is a New Zealand technology company that develops smart phone and tablet based cricket scoring, coaching and performance tracking tools. CricHQ was founded in 2010 and is in the business of providing cricket information management solutions using new and existing applications that will support cricket communities worldwide to have access to the game played at grassroots to international level. CricHQ has partnerships with a number of international governing bodies and is backed by high-profile investors including Graeme Swann and Stephen Fleming. According to the CricHQ website governing bodies who are partnering with CricHQ include the International Cricket Council, New Zealand… Read More →
Date and Time Match Details and Series Sun, Nov 10th 1st ODI - Sri Lanka vs New Zealand MRICS – Hambantota Tue, Nov 12th 2nd ODI - Sri Lanka vs New Zealand MRICS – Hambantota Sat, Nov 16th 3rd ODI - Sri Lanka vs New Zealand RDICS, Dambulla Tue, Nov 19th 1st T20I - Sri Lanka vs New Zealand PICS, Kandy Thu, Nov 21st 2nd T20I - Sri Lanka vs New Zealand PICS, Kandy Click here for ONLINE TICKETS
Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that there will be 2 One Day games played at SSC in preparation for the forthcoming New Zealand Tour of Sri Lanka. The 2 games will be played on the 5th & 7th of November 2013. The two teams are given below: TEAM 1 Angelo Mathews (Captain) T.M Dilshan Dimuth Karunaratne Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardane Nuwan Kulasekara Lasith Malinga Rangana Herath Sachithra Senanayake Ajantha Mendis Ashan Priyanjana Reserves; Angelo Perera Ramith Rambukwella Isuru Udana TEAM 2 Dinesh Chandimal (Captain) Lahiru Thirimane Kusal Janith Perera Upul Tharanga Kithruwan Vithanage Chathuranga De Silva Thisara Perera Dilruwan Perera Shaminda Eranga Suranga Lakmal Seekuge Prasanna Reserves; Nuwan Pradeep Ishan Jayaratne Milinda Siriwardene
At a selection committee meeting held on the the following 16 player squad were selected for the first two ODIs against New Zealand to be played later this month. The squad: Angelo Mathews (Captain) T.M Dilshan Dimuth Karunaratne Kusal Janith Perera Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardane Dinesh Chandimal (Vice Captain) Lahiru Thirimanne Thisara Perera Nuwan Kulasekara Lasith Malinga Suranga Lakmal Rangana Herath Sachithra Senanayake Ajantha Mendis Ashan Priyanjan Minister of Sports Hon. Mahindananda Aluthgamage has approved the above Squad.
Experienced pace bowler Kyle Mills will captain the New Zealand for their tour of Sri Lanka following the return of the injured Kane Williamson. The Auckland Aces 34-year-old will captain his country for the first time during the three One Day Internationals and two Twenty20 matches starting on 10 November in Hambantota. Mills has played 153 ODIs for New Zealand and is a key member of the New Zealand leadership group. New Zealand Cricket General Manager National Selection Bruce Edgar says Rob Nicol will replace Williamson in the squad, while his Canterbury Wizards team-mate Andrew Ellis has been called up due to a back injury to Otago bowler Ian Butler. “It’s disappointing that Ian’s back didn’t settle in time for the… Read More →
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 →