Spinners deliver big win for Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka defeated England by eight wickets in the second One-Day International in Colombo on Saturday (November 29) to zoom to a 2-0 lead in the seven-match series. Ajantha Mendis was the pick of the bowlers, starring with 3 for 33 as England was bowled out for 185 in 43 overs after opting to bat in a match that was reduced to 45-overs-per-side because of bad weather. Kumar Sangakkara (67 not out) and Mahela Jayawardena (77 not out) showcased their class, with an unbroken 149-run third-wicket partnership as Sri Lanka won with 10.4 overs to spare at the Premadasa stadium. Sri Lanka won the first match by 25 runs at the same venue on Wednesday. The third game will be… Read More →

Sri Lanka duo found guilty of Level 1 offences

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ICC Media Release Sri Lanka players Tillakaratne Dilshan and Thisara Perera have been found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the first One-Day International against England in Colombo on Wednesday. Both players admitted the charges and accepted the sanctions imposed by David Boon of the Emirates International Panel of ICC Match Referees without the need to convene a disciplinary hearing. Dilshan was sanctioned with a reprimand and a fine of 25% of his match fee after admitting to a breach ofArticle 2.1.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “…Excessive appealing during an International match.” In turn, Perera was sanctioned with a reprimand and a fine of 20% of… Read More →

SLC condoles on Phillip Hughes tragic death

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The President, and the Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket and the entire staff, Players and Officials of Sri Lanka Cricket  and the Cricket fraternity in Sri Lanka was deeply saddened by the passing away of Phillip Hughes. “His loss will no doubt be a blow to the world of cricket” – Nishantha Ranatunga ( Secretary SLC) “It’s a very sad day for cricket. We share the grief of Phil Hughes’ untimely and tragic death with his  family friends and team mates, and also with our friends in Cricket Australia said Secretary of SLC Nishantha Ranatunga in a message to Cricket Australia. ” Being a youngster with much talent and promise his loss will no doubt be a blow to… Read More →

Sri Lanka win by 25 runs despite Moeen ton

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A blistering maiden century by Moeen Ali and a late cameo by Ravi Bopara couldn’t help England prevent a 25-run loss against Sri Lanka in the first One-Day International in Colombo on Wednesday (November 26). Ali smashed 119 in just 87 balls, in a knock studded by 11 fours and five sixes, as he got the visitor’s chase of Sri Lanka’s formidable 317 for 6 off to a quick start. Bopara attempted to finish what Ali started, and his 65 off 62 balls at the end offered England hope of victory, but wickets fell around them. England folded for 292, Bopara the last man out in the 48th over. Earlier, put in to bat at the Premadasa stadium after rain delayed… Read More →

VIP Power Lunch for “Street to Stadium”

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Media Release 22 November 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka – On Friday 28 November, Standard Chartered and Sri Lanka Cricket will host an exclusive corporate event – a VIP Power Lunch – at the R Premadasa Stadium from 11.00 AM, for cricket enthusiasts among leading business executives. Not only will the event afford an opportunity for mingling with the cricketers but also a special “on the stool” interview will allow some insights into the strategies and personalities of some very talented sportsmen. Reservations for the Street to Stadium fund raising event “Power Lunch”, reminiscent of a lazy cricketing Sunday complete with marquees and pub style food, is priced at LKR 5000/- a head or LKR 40,000/- for an 8 seater corporate… Read More →

Press release: Rain reserve day rules

Media Release All matches will consist of one innings per side, each innings being limited to a maximum of 50 overs. All matches shall be of one day’s scheduled duration provided that participating countries in a series may agree to provide a reserve day on which an incomplete match may be replayed or continued from the schedule day. If the match is to be continued on the reserve day, the participating countries may agree that 1) Every effort is made to complete the match on the scheduled day with any necessary reduction in overs taking place and only if the minimum number of overs necessary to constitute a match cannot be bowled on the scheduled day will the match be… Read More →

Senanayake officially re-tested

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that ‘Sachithra Senanayake’ who is currently facing a International ban on his bowling action had his official retest conducted at an ICC Official testing site in Chennai (India) over the weekend (Sunday) . The results of the retest are expected to be made available by the ICC in (14) days time.

Sri Lanka squad for 1st three ODIs agianst England

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At a Selection Committee meeting held the National Selectors named the following players for the 1st three ODI s of the England 7 ODI tour. 1. Angelo Mathews (Capt ) 2. T.M Dilshan 3. Kusal Janith Perera 4. Kumar Sangakkara 5. Mahela Jayawardena 6. Lahiru Thirimanne 7. Jeevan Mendis 8. Thilina Kandamby 9. Rangana Herath 10. Dilruwan Perera 11. Ajantha Mendis 12. Shaminda Eranga 13. Dhammika Prasad 14. Thisara Perera 15. Lahiru Gamage This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.

CNN Talk Asia featuring Kumar Sangakkara

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This month on CNN’s ‘Talk Asia’ Anna Coren sits down with the former Sri Lankan cricket team captain Kumar Sangakkara. In their candid conversation they talk openly about his life, cricketing career, World Cup ambitions and retirement plans. Sangakkara also discusses the devastating three-decade long civil war in Sri Lanka where “a lot of people paid the ultimate price with their lives for that conflict” and his parents’ brave actions in protecting the lives of their Tamil friends. He reminiscences about the “pivotal role” that cricket has played in healing war wounds. Looking back on his own illustrious career, Sangakkara shares some of his highs and lows from being named the Number 1 test batsman in the world by the… Read More →

Sri Lanka ‘A’ squad for warm up matches against England

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Media Release The National Selectors at a meeting held have selected the following players for the warm up matches of the England tour 2014. 1 Ashan Priyanjan (Captain) 2 Kaushal Silva 3 Kusal Janith Perera 4 Niroshan Dickwella 5 Dinesh Chandimal 6 Thilina Kandamby 7 Kithruwan Vithanage 8 Jeevan Mendis 9 Dilruwan Perera 10 S A Lakshan Randika Sandakan 11 Ramith Rambukwella 12 Lahiru Gamage 13 Dushmantha Chameera 14 Vishva Fernando 15 Nisala Tharaka

SLC Suspect Bowling Action Protocol

The Suspect Bowling Action Protocol was approved by Sri Lanka Cricket Executive Committee. The protocol has been initialized by the suspect Bowling Action Review Committee. The process has also been formulated in keeping in mind of a bowler who wishes to seek remedial work and testing at the approved centers of ICC. >Clubs Protocol >Schools Protocol  

Mathews moves to summit in ODI all-rounder rankings

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ICC Media Release Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews, has surged to the top of the Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings for ODI All-rounders for the first time after accumulating 339 runs, including 139 not out and two half centuries (75 and 92 not out), to finish the India series with an average of 113.00 with the bat. In doing so, he also moved up four places to a career high 10th place in the batting rankings. The Colombo star also chipped in with four wickets, and he now holds a nine-point advantage, on 420 points, over Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez in the all-rounder rankings. In the ICC Players Rankings for ODI Bowlers, Mathews has moved up five places to 24th, while Ravichandran Ashwin climbed one place to 15th to… Read More →

Kohli century leads India to victory

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Match Report Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 139 (126) led India to a three-wicket win in a nail-biting finish in the last game of the five-match ODI series in Ranchi. A maiden ODI century by Angelo Mathews was the saving grace for the visitors after being reduced to 85/4 in the 19th over. Assisted by Lahiru Thirimanne, the Sri Lankan captain revived the innings and powered the side to 286/8 with an unbeaten 139 after electing to bat. The SL captain returned to remove the hosts’ openers in the first five overs but his opposite number fought to seize victory in a high-pressure chase. While Mathews’ 139 went in vain, Kohli’s knock helped India claim the series 5-0. Chasing the respectable total,… Read More →

England in Sri Lanka 2014 – Ticket Prices

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R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium – Colombo Sight screen north: Corporate Boxes – Rs. 7,000.00 Block A: Upper Level, Corporate Boxes  – Rs. 5,000.00 Grand Stand, Top Level – Rs. 4,000.00 Block A: Upper Level – Rs. 2,000.00 Block A: Lower Level – Rs. 1,000.00 Block B: Upper Level – Rs. 2,000.00 Block B: Lower Level – Rs. 1,000.00 Block C: Upper Level – Rs. 500.00 Block C: Lower Level – Rs. 200.00 Block D: Upper Level – Rs. 500.00 Block D:  Lower Level – Rs. 200.00 Tickets available only 10 days prior to each match at: SLC Headquarters, R.Premadasa Stadium Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium – Hambantota  Grand Stand, Level 1 – Rs. 2,500.00 Grand Stand, Level 1, Boxes – Rs…. Read More →