SLC Executive Committee Decisions – April 28th 2014

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Media Release The Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket at its meeting held today (April 28th) approved the appointment of Marvan Atapattu as the Head Coach of the National Cricket team and Ruwan Kalpage as the Interim Assistant Coach. These appointments are in effect immediately till the conclusion of South Africa’s tour to Sri Lanka this year. The Executive Committee further approved the recommendation made by SLC’s Chairman Cricket Committee, Chairman Selection Committee and Head of Coaching to appoint former Sussex County Captain and former Surrey County Coach Chris Adams as a Consultant for the upcoming tour of England.

Hussain resists Sri Lanka Under-17 victory bid

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England U17 who were 377 behind on the first innings in their final fixture of the tour, three-day game against their Sri Lankan counterparts at Colts Ground forced a draw when they finished the third and final day at 280 for 6. M Hussain who scored an unbeaten 136 with 17 fours in the second innings of the English innings deprived Sri Lanka of a certain victory. Brief Scores: Sri Lanka U17 - 456 for 4 declared in 111 overs (Avishka Fernando 134, Malinga Amarasinghe 107*, Wanidu Hasaranga 102*, Kaveen Bandara 76, Jared Warner 2/63) England U17 - 79 all out in 60.2 overs (Hameed Hussain 35, Malinga Amarasinghe 3/10, Manelka De Silva 3/10, Damith Silva 2/21) & 280 for 6 in 106… Read More →

56th Annual General Meeting of Sri Lanka Cricket

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The 56th Annual General Meeting of SLC was held on the 23rd of April 2014 at the Head Office of SLC, chaired by Mr. Jayantha Dharmadasa. The meeting began with the Hony. Secretary Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga welcoming the invitees for the meeting and a minutes silence was observed in respect of the members who passed away during the past year. The Secretary went on to thank the National Team and the Support Staff together with the National Selectors for the excellent performance to win the Asia Cup and the ICC World T20, and he thanked the Sponsors for being part of this great achievement. He also went on to thank the Media for the wide coverage given to SLC during… Read More →

Chamari Atapattu named Sri Lanka Women’s captain

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Media Release At the meeting of the Selection Committee held it was decided to appoint Ms.Chamari Atapattu as the Captain of the Sri Lanka Womens’ National Team, and Ms. Udeshika Prabodhini as the Vice Captain of the Sri Lanka Womens’ National Team, effective immediately. This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports

Sri Lanka Tour of Ireland & England 2014 – Squads

Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held, the National Selectors selected the following players for Sri Lanka’s Tour of Ireland 2014. Angelo Mathews (Captain) Kusal Janith Upul Tharanga Lahiru Thirimanne (V.Captain) Dinesh Chandimal Ashan Priyanjana Kithruwan Vithanage Chathuranga De Silva Sachithra Senanayake Thissara Perera Nuwan Kulasekara Suranga Lakmal Dhammika Prasad Ajantha Mendis Niroshan Dickwella Squad for T20 match for the Tour of England At a Selection Committee meeting held , the National Selectors selected the following players as the squad for the T20 match for the Tour of England 2014. Lasith Malinga (Captain) Lahiru Thirimanne (V.Captain) Kusal Janith T.M Dilshan Angelo Mathews Dinesh Chandimal Kithruwan Vithanage Ashan Priyanjana Thissara Perera Nuwan Kulasekara Chathuranga De silva Sachithra Senanayake Suranga Lakmal… Read More →

SLC Player Discussions

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the Executive Committee decided to appoint a 3 member committee to discuss the issues pertaining to the player contracts. The committee included Treasurer Mr. Nuski Mohamed, Chairman Selectors Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya and the Chief Executive Officer Mr. Ashley De Silva. The Committee had discussions with the Captain of the National team Mr. Angelo Mathews yesterday. At the discussion he outlined the expectations of the team to include a payment of 20% of the participation fee of the ICC and ACC events to the participating players. After discussions, the Committee in consultation with the office bearers of the SLC’s Executive Committee, offered 10% of the participation fee from the ICC and ACC… Read More →

Former All Ceylon Cricketer Neil Chanmugam passes away

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It is great sadness that Sri Lanka Cricket announces the demise of Mr. Neil Chanmugam who passed away at the age of 74 years last night. A former All Ceylon & Sri Lanka Cricketer Neil Chanmugam played for his mother country from 1960 to 1974. Neil Chanmugam played for SSC & Sri Lanka as a Right-hand hand off break bowler. Full name Neil Chanmugam Major teams Ceylon, Sri Lanka Bowling style Right-arm off break Batting and fielding averages Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St First-class 21 34 0 593 72 17.44 0 1 13 0 List A 1 1 0 17 17 17.00 0 0 0 0 Bowling averages Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w… Read More →

Captain and Vice Captain of the National ODI and T20 Teams

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Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held , the National Selectors selected the following players as the Captain and the Vice Captain of the National ODI and T20 teams Angelo Mathews has been appointed as the Captain of the National ODI Team while Lahiru Thirimanne has been appointed as the Vice Captain of same until March 2015. Lasith Malinga has been appointed as the Captain of the National T20 Team while Lahiru Thirimanne has been appointed as the Vice Captain of same until March 2015. Angelo Mathews and Lahiru Thirimanne have also been appointed as the Captain and Vice Captain of the National Test Team until March 2015. This has been approved by the Hon. Minister of Sports.

SLC Executive Committee Decisions – April 2014

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the SLC Executive Committee which met last evening has decided to refer the unsubstantiated statements made by Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara at the Press Conference held at the Airport on the 8th of April 2014, to the Disciplinary Committee for their views and recommendations on same.

Paul Farbrace resigns

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Media Release The National Coach Paul Farbrace tendered his resignation and has indicated to SLC of his unavailability to continue with SLC with immediate effect in order to take up an appointment with the ECB.

Inquiries pertaining to Mr.Paul Farbrace

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Media Release SLC has received numerous inquiries from the Media in relation to England and Wales Cricket Board’s interest in recruiting Paul Farbrace as one of their coaches. Unfortunately, Paul Farbrace has not been in communication with SLC on this subject matter at this point of time. Efforts to contact Paul Farbrace, who is currently in England have proved futile. However, ECB has communicated to us their interest in considering Paul Farbrace to be recruited as one of their coaches. SLC have in no uncertain terms expressed it’s surprise and disappointment with regard to this development since Paul is in contract with SLC for a two year term (which includes a six month probation period) ending in December 2015 and… Read More →

Retirement of Kumar Sangakkara from T20 International Cricket

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that Mr. Kumar Sangakkara has tendered his retirement from T20 International cricket. Addressing a letter to the Chairman of Selectors, Kumar Sangakkara has stated that “It is the right time to retire allowing SLC an opportunity to build a team for the next World Twenty20 and also to allow him to focus on Test and ODI cricket during the coming months”. Mr. Ashley De Silva, Chief Executive Officer of SLC has received an electronic copy of the letter from Kumar Sangakkara.

English here to take on Sri Lankan Lion Cubs

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After last year’s successful Sri Lanka U-17 tour of England in August under the captaincy of this year’s Royal College captain Chamika Karunaratne, this year the young lads from the United Kingdom are in the island of the Indian ocean to play a series of 3 ODI’s and a 3- day match,  17th – 27th April 2014. Mr. Carlton Bernadus the Head of Cricket operation SLC thanked the ECB  for providing the youngsters an opportunity to not only improve their skills on the field but, for also providing a stage for the players to interact and make friends which could a long way in the future. He said it will  ‘bond countries together and  also become the force and the… Read More →