Sri Lanka’s Udeshika Prabhodhini becomes No 1 T20I bowler

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ICC Media Release Sri Lanka’s Udeshika Prabhodhani has jumped five places to take over as the number-one ranked bowler for the first-time ever in the latest Reliance ICC Women’s Player Rankings for T20I Bowlers. Shashikala Siriwardena takes over as the number-one ranked all-rounder. The latest player rankings were released on Wednesday at the end of the group stage of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2014 in Sylhet. The four teams that have progressed to the semi- finals are Australia, England, South Africa and West Indies. The semi-finals will be played in Dhaka on 3 and 4 April, while the final will be held on held on Sunday, 6 April. Prabodhani, who claimed five wickets at an average of 9.40 and at an economy of 3.35, now… Read More →

SLC Conduct Anti-Corruption Educational and Awareness Programs to Players and Officials

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The Anti- Corruption Unit  of the Sri Lanka Cricket have been actively engaged in the effort of the Sri Lanka Cricket Board to enlighten the Players and Officials, with the current laws and regulations pertaining to the prevention of Cricket corruption and the precautionary measures that are expected to be adopted by all stake holders of the game of Cricket. This is in principle with the effort of the Executive Board and the SLC on the whole to maintain a higher standard of the game of Cricket in Sri Lanka. As much as the Sri Lanka Cricket Board strives to cultivate and maintain, ‘Zero Tolerance’ in cricket corruption, it also envisages disciplining all the levels of the stake holders of… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket Initiate Wider Jurisdiction to its Anti-Corruption Code

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The Sri Lanka Cricket Anti-Corruption Unit and the Legal division are in the process of amending the SLC / Anti – Corruption Code, in comparison to the recently revised, Anti – Corruption code of the ICC. The ICC revised the caption of its existing ICC Anti- Corruption Code, which read as the ‘Anti-Corruption Code for Player and Player Support Personnel’, merely to, ‘ICC, Anti-Corruption Code for Participants’, thus giving a wider definition to its new title. With the adaptation of the definition ‘Participants’, it Incorporated a widespread of participating categories such as: –   ‘any player, Player support personnel, Umpires, match referees or Umpire Support Personnel’. This also facilitated the inclusion of a critical omission in the former Code, the officials… Read More →

Dilshan fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

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ICC Media Release Sri Lanka all-rounder Tillakaratne Dilshan has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his side’s final Group 1 match against New Zealand at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium (ZACS) in Chittagong on Monday. Dilshan was found to have breached Article 2.1.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an international match”. The incident happened in the fourth over, when Dilshan rubbed his elbow after the ball deflected off his gloves to the wicketkeeper to indicate that the ball had not touched his gloves. The charge was brought by on-field umpires Rod Tucker and Aleem Dar, third… Read More →

Herath magic puts Sri Lanka in semifinal

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Match Reports A perfect spell of left-arm spin bowling from Rangana Herath, Sri Lanka’s portly powerhouse, left New Zealand gasping in what should have been a comfortable chase of 120 at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong. Herath, playing for the first time this tournament, cut through the New Zealand top order with a guile, skill and beauty rarely associated with the shortest form of the game. As clinically efficient as New Zealand had been on the field, there was something visceral about watching a master craftsman go about his work, and when the chase ended at 60, giving Sri Lanka a 59-run win, Herath could proudly lead the team off the field. Herath was handed the ball in… Read More →

England Under 17 tour of Sri Lanka 2014

Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the England Under 17 team will be touring Sri Lanka from the 10th of April 2014 until the 27th of April 2014. England Under 17 Team will start their tour with a One Day Match at Surrey Village on the 17th of April followed by a One Day Match on the 19th of April at SSC. The 3rd One Day Match will be on the 21st April at SSC. The final match will be on the 24th April which will be a 3 day match at Colombo Colts Cricket Club.

Chandimal suspended for one match, Malinga to lead

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Sri Lanka T20 Captain Dinesh Chandimal has been suspended by the Match Referee for slow over rate for one match. He had a suspended sentence active for 12 months and yesterday’s delay brought about the penalty,plus a fine of 20% match fee.The Sri Lanka team is fined 10% of their match fee. David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after the side, led by Dinesh, was ruled to be one over short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration. In accordance with the regulations of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel governing minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees… Read More →

Hales the hero in England’s victory charge

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Alex Hales scored the first Twenty20 International century of his career to power England to a strong win against Sri Lanka, chasing down a daunting target of 190 with six wickets and four balls to spare. Set the stiffest of targets, England’s chase got off to the worst possible start, as Nuwan Kulasekara calmly sent down a double-wicket maiden. Michael Lumb charged down the pitch and flailed as the ball clattered into the stumps and Moeen Ali nicked his first ball to second slip, where Sachitra Senanayake made no mistake. Hales and Eoin Morgan, England’s best pair in this format, had plenty of room to give themselves a chance of pulling off a historic chase. Hales provided the muscle and… Read More →

Saracens wins the SLC Emerging Trophy 2014

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Saracens Sports Club in their march to the title beat Kalutara PCC, Sebastiantes, Kurunegala YCC, BRC, Lankan CC and Kalutara TC outright. Galle CC ended runners-up. Members of the champion Saracens Sports Club who won the Emerging Trophy pose for a ceremonial picture. Standing from left: Sachith Dias, Gamindu Kanishka, Amila Mendis, Deeshan Vimukthi, Sachin Peiris, Aravinda de Silva, Duleeka Thisakuttige, Vimukthi Ranasinghe, Ishan Nilaksha(wk), Chandana Jayasanka, Dimuth Warapitiya, Tharindu Madusanka, Mohamed Aslam and Tharushan Iddamalgoda. Seated from left: Pradeep Nishantha (fielding coach), Rohana Fernando (physio), Chanaka Ruwansiri (captain), A.S Vilcassim (secretary), Nuzki Mohamed (president), Dinesh Weerasinghe (coach), Tharanga Indika (vice captain) and Isuru Sampath (manager).

Sri Lanka announce Squads for 17th Asian Games

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Sri Lanka Cricket has named a 25-man provisional squad for the 17th Asian Games, scheduled to be held from 19th September to 04th October 2014 in Incheon,Korea. National Selection Committee has nominated the following squad:  17th Asian Games Squad – Incheon, Korea  1.       Dimuth Karunaratne 2.       Upul Tharanga 3.       Udara Jayasundara 4.       Niroshan Dickwella 5.       Ashan Priyanjan 6.       Kithruwan Vithanage 7.       Angelo Perera 8.       Jehan Mubarak 9.       Romesh Buddhika 10.   Mahela Udawatte 11.   Asela Gunaratne 12.   Bhanuka Rajapaksha 13.   Chathuranga De Silva 14.   Seekuge Prasanna 15.   Dilruwan Perera 16.   Ramith Rambukwella 17.   Akila Dhanjaya 18.   Suraj Randiv 19.   Shaminda Eranga 20.   Vishawa Fernando 21.   Chaminda Bandara 22.   Ashan Jayaratne 23.   Dushmantha Chameera 24.   Charith Jayampathy 25.   Sachith Pathirana  

Sri Lanka Squads for the England and Ireland tour 2014

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Sri Lanka Cricket has named 26-man National squad and 24-man A Team preparation squads for the Sri Lanka tour of England and Ireland in May 2014. National team tour will consist of 1 T20I, 5 ODIs & 2 Test matches. National Squad for the Ireland / UK Tour (2nd May – 24th June 2014) 1. Kusal Janith Perera 2. Kaushal Silva 3. Dimuth Karunaratne 4. Lahiru Thirimanne 5. T.M Dilshan 6. Kumar Sangakkara 7. Mahela Jayawardena 8. Angelo Mathews 9. Dinesh Chandimal 10. Prasanna Jayawardena 11. Ashan Priyanjan 12. Kithruwan Vithanage 13. Chathuranga De Silva 14. Seekuge Prasanna 15. Dilruwan Perera 16. Rangana Herath 17. Sachithra Senanayake 18. Ajantha Mendis 19. Thisara Perera 20. Nuwan Kulasekara 21. Lasith Malinga 22…. Read More →

Sri Lanka Women beats under-par India Women by 22 runs

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The fans cheered, the music blared, but the excitement was really only artificial as Sri Lanka overwhelmed India by 22 runs in the Group B opener at the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2014 at the Sylhet Divisional Stadium on Monday night (March 24). It was a contest between two familiar sides ready to battle all over again after having completed a bilateral series just a month ago. Sri Lanka was marginally better then, but the side that turned up on a balmy evening in Sylhet raised its game by several notches to win quite comfortably in the end. The win was set up after Chamari Atapattu and Eshani Kaushalya played contrasting knocks to help Sri Lanka to a challenging total… Read More →

Sri Lanka brings the Netherlands down to earth

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Match Report After the adrenaline high of dumping both Zimbabwe and Ireland out of the ICC World Twenty20 2014 in one of the most emphatic batting displays seen in this version of the game, the Netherlands crashed and burned to 39 all out on Monday (March 24) against a Sri Lankan team that looks destined to make the final four. This was the lowest total in T20I history, comfortably less than the 56 that Kenya was bowled out for against Afghanistan in Sharjah in September last year. The Netherlands score was also the second lowest in all competitive T20 cricket, marginally bettering the 30 that Tripura was bowled out for against Jharkhand in 2009 in the Indian domestic competition. Timm… Read More →

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2014 – Tour Itinerary

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the National Team of South Africa be in Sri Lanka for a 3 ODI and 2 Test Series in July 2014. The Protea’s will arrive on the 30th of June 2014 and will play a 50 over Warm Up match on the 3rd of July 2014. The series will begin with the 1st ODI which will be played on the 06th of July at R.Premadasa International Cricket Stadium followed by the 2nd ODI at Pallekelle on the 09th of July. The 3rd ODI will be in Hambanthota on the 12th of July. The 2 Test Series will begin on the 16th of July and the 1st Test will be in Galle followed by the 2nd Test at the SSC on… Read More →

Kusal Perera shines in five-run victory

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Match Report Sri Lanka showed why it is a firm favourite in its group, following an adventurous batting performance with a skillful display with the ball in its ICC World Twenty20 2014 game against South Africa on Saturday (March 22). South Africa had many chances to shut the door on its opponent, but each time the game appeared to be slipping away, Sri Lanka found a way back. On the back of Kusal Perera’s bright 61 at the top of the order, Sri Lanka posted 165, which proved five runs too many for South Africa. South Africa felt the full force of Sri Lanka’s pocket rocket, Kusal, on a pitch where the ball skidded through and came on to the… Read More →