Sri Lanka Test Squad for Pakistan in UAE 13/14

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Media Release The following Squad was selected by the National Selectors for the Test Series against Pakistan 13/14. 1.      Angelo Mathews (Capt) 2.      Dinesh Chandimal (V.Capt ) 3.      Dimuth Karunaratne 4.      Kaushal Silva 5.      Kumar Sangakkara 6.      Lahiru Thirimanne 7.      Mahela Jayawardane 8.      Prasanna Jayawardane 9.      Nuwan Kulasekara 10.  Suranga Lakmal 11.  Shaminda Eranga 12.  Vishwa Fernando 13.  Sachithra Senananyake 14.  Nuwan Pradeep 15.  Rangana Herath 16.  Dilruwan Perera

Ahmed Shehzad fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

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ICC Media Release Ahmed Shehzad has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee after pleading guilty to a Level 2 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during Pakistan’s 113 run victory over Sri Lanka in the third One-Day International (ODI) in Sharjah on Sunday. The opener was found to have breached Article 2.2.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between Players in the course of play during an International Match”. The charge had been laid by the on-field umpires Johan Cloete and Shozab Raza, as well as third umpire Richard Illingworth and fourth umpire Ahsan Raza. The incident happened at the end of the… Read More →

Hafeez stars in impressive win

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Mohammad Hafeez starred in Pakistan’s convincing 113-run win over Sri Lanka on Sunday (December 22 )in the third One-Day International, first hitting a career best 140 not out and then taking 2 for 35 against Sri Lanka. Hafeez, 33, was the rock around which Pakistan put up on imposing 326 or 5, before helping bowl Sri Lanka out for 213 in 44.4 overs at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The win gave Pakistan a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. Hafeez, who hit 122 in the opening game in Sharjah last week, laid the foundation for Pakistan’s innings with Ahmed Shehzad, the opener, in a crucial second-wicket stand. Shehzad, who had hit a century in the second ODI, made 81 and shared in… Read More →

Sri Lanka holds nerves to level series

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Ahmed Shehzad has been able to avoid extended lean spells with the bat in his 37-match One-Day International career till now, thanks to that determination and, after a duck and an 11 in his past two innings, the 22-year-old scripted his second three-figure score in four matches and the fourth century of his One-Day International career. Anchored by his 124, Shehzad’s highest score in international cricket so far, Pakistan posted 284 for 4 after being asked to bat. But Sri Lanka, who came agonisingly close to winning the first game, prevailed by three wickets in a wildly swinging finish in Dubai on Friday (December 20) to level the five-match ODI series. Kumar Sangakkara (58), who became only the fourth batsmen to cross 12,000… Read More →

Paul Farbrace appointed as Sri Lanka’s National Head Coach

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce to the local and international media the appointment of Mr. Paul Farbrace to the Head Coach position of the Sri Lankan National team. The commencement of his contract will be in effect from 1st January 2014 for a period of two years. The Executive Committee of SLC arrived at this decision after engagement with the committee appointed to nominate the most suitable candidate for SLC. The committee was headed by Mr. Ranjith Fernando (Chairman Cricket Committee) which also comprised Mohan De Silva (Vice President), Nishantha Ranatunga (Secretary), Nuski Mohamed (Treasurer), Sanath Jayasuriya (Chairman National Selection Committee), Ashley De Silva (CEO) and Jerome Jayaratne (Head of Coaching). The final decision  was made… Read More →

ACC Under 19 Asia Cup 2013/14 – Match Schedule

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Group A – India, Pakistan, UAE, Nepal Group B – Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Malaysia December 28 (Saturday): India vs UAE, Sharjah Cricket Stadium; Pakistan vs Nepal, ICC Global Cricket Academy Ground 1; Bangladesh vs Malaysia, Abu Dhabi Oval 1; Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, Abu Dhabi Oval 2. December 29 (Sunday): India vs Nepal, ICC Global Cricket Academy Ground 1; Pakistan vs UAE, Sharjah Cricket Stadium; Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, Abu Dhabi Oval 1; Sri Lanka vs Malaysia, Abu Dhabi Oval 2. December 30 (Monday): Rest day. December 31 (Tuesday): India vs Pakistan, Dubai International Stadium; Nepal vs UAE, Sharjah Cricket Stadium; Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi; Afghanistan vs Malaysia, Abu Dhabi Oval 1. January 1… Read More →

Hafeez ton sets up Pakistan win

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Sri Lanka goes down by 11 runs in high-scoring thriller despite late fireworks from Senanayake, Prasanna. Ask any of the world’s best batsmen, and Lasith Malinga will be a certainty on their list of the toughest bowlers they have ever faced. His wild, untamed looks and flaming mane as he sprints to crease would make any batsmen twitchy. And then his low-arm, slingy action never ceases to unsettle the most settled of batsmen. Spare a thought for a debutante then, especially if the first delivery he receives from Sri Lanka’s ace is that dreaded skiddy bouncer, which comes with a health warning. Sharjeel Khan, playing his first One-Day International, tried to duck under it, but did not bend enough and… Read More →

Sri Lanka Women’s tour to India 2014: Preliminary Squad

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Media Release The Women’s National Selectors have selected the following squad as the preliminary squad for the Sri Lankan Women’s tour to India. The tour is scheduled to take place from the 14th of January to the 27th of January 2014. The tour will consist of 3ODI s and 3 T20s. Shashikala Siriwardane Chamari Athapattu Yasodha Mendis Lasanthi Madushani Eshani Lokusuriya Dilani Manodara (Subject to fitness) Sripalee Weerakkody Sandamali Dolawatte Rebecca Van Dort Maduri Samuddika Udeshika Prabodini Inoka Ranaweera Chamani Seneviratne (Considered for ODI s only) Chandima Gooneratne Prasadini Weerakody Chamari Polgampola Oshadie Ranasinghe Deepika Rasangika Anushka Sanjeewani Achini Kulasuriya Nilakshi De Silva Rangika Fernando Chathurani Gunawardane

Tharanga named as Sri Lanka A Team Captain

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Media Release SLC National Selectors has appointed Upul Tharanga  as the ‘A’ Team Captain effective today till the 31st of December 2014. He will be training with the following squad of players for the appointed period. 01. Upul Tharanga (Capt) 02. Udara Jayasundara 03. Shehan Jayasuriya 04. Mahela Udawatte 05. Pabasara Waduge 06. Angelo Perera 07. Madhawa Warnapura 08. Danushka Gunatillake 09. Ashan Priyanjana 10. Roshen Silva 11. Romesh Buddhika 12. Banuka Rajapakse 13. Niroshan Dickwella 14. Gayan Manishan 15. Chathuranga De Silva 16. P.H.T Kaushal 17. Chathura Randunu 18. Akila Dhananjaya 19. Ishan Jayaratne 20. Vimukthi Perera 21. Kanishka Elvitigala 22. Lahiru Gamage 23. Lahiru Jayaratne 24. Charith Jayampathy

Perera keeps Sri Lanka on top in T20Is

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To set an evening on fire it helps to have Tillakaratne Dilshan. Kusal Perera’s 84 was the platform on which was built Sri Lanka’s series-equalling win in the second Twenty20 International in Dubai on Friday (December 13). Kumar Sangakkara provided the finish to the highest T20 total seen at this venue, but it was Dilshan who controlled the mood and tone for Sri Lanka’s response to its loss on Wednesday evening, with a result that ensured Sri Lanka remained the No.1 ranked team in the format. It was his 48, in a 100-run opening stand with Perera that said Sri Lanka was serious and that Pakistan had better worry. Perera had already got them off to a start in the… Read More →

Kumar Sangakkara named ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year

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Kumar Sangakkara has been crowned as ODI Cricketer of the Year – 2013 by the International Cricket Council (ICC), while Mahela Jayawardane won the Spirit of Cricket Award. ICC Media Release Australia captain Michael Clarke was today announced as the winner of the Sir Garfield Sobers trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year and was also named as the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year. The announcement was made ahead of the broadcast of the LG ICC Awards 2013 TV show which premieres on Saturday (14 December) in most countries across the globe. The show is hosted by former Australia captain Ricky Ponting who won the Sir Garfield Sobers trophy in 2006 and 2007, ICC Test Cricketer of the Year… Read More →

ICC Under 19 World Cup 2014 – Sri Lanka Squad

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The following Squad was selected by the National Selectors as the 30 member squad for the U19 ICC World Cup to be played in Dubai in February 2014 1.       Kusal Mendis 2.       Sadeera Samarawickrama 3.       Hashan Dumindu 4.       Minod Bhanuka 5.       Kavindu Kulasekara 6.       Priymal Perera 7.       Thilakshana Sumanasiri 8.       Sahan Arachige 9.       Roshan Anuruddha 10.   Binura Fernando 11.   Anuk Fernando 12.   Chamika Karunaratne 13.   Ramesh Mendis 14.   Lakshan Jayasinghe 15.   A.K Tyronne 16.   Charitha Rajapakse 17.   Saveen Nanayakkara 18.   Janith Liyanage 19.   Hashan Ramanayake 20.   Irshad Umar 21.   Sanjika Ridma 22.   Raveen Sayer 23.   Tharindu Hasantha 24.   Sithara Gimhana 25.   Kaveen Bandara 26.   Devin Pathmanathan 27.   Keshan Wijeratne 28.   Harsha Rajapakse 29.   Hashan Vimarshana 30.   Madawa Nimesh

SLC Head Coach: Discussions with Mr.Paul Farbrace

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Media Release SLC would like to inform the media that Mr. Paul Farbrace, met with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Officials today at SLC Head Quarters. SLC committee which was headed by Mr. Ranjith Feranando the Chairman of the Cricket Committee had detailed discussions with Mr. Farbrace pertaining to the Head Team Coach position of the Sri Lankan National team. SLC Vice President Mohan De Silva, Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga, Treasurer Nuski Mohamed, CEO Ashley De Silva and Head of Coaching Jerome Jayaratne joined Mr. Fernando for the meeting. A further round of talks is scheduled for next week between Mr. Farbrace and SLC. A final decision on the appointment of the National Head Coach will be made later.

SLC Executive Committee Decisions – December 2013

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the decisions taken at the Executive Committee Meeting held this evening at SLC head office. Lahiru Jayaratne to train in Australia It was approved to nominate Lahiru Jayaratne to undergo a training programme at the Darren Lehman Cricket Academy in Australia. This training programme will be sponsored by Sri Lanka Cricket and SLC South Australia Association. New Coach for the National Team The committee appointed by SLC, made a recommendation to the Executive Committee with a few options and the Executive Committee directed the committee to proceed with a proposal of having a discussion with Mr. Paul Farbrace as he has shown interest in becoming the Head Coach of Sri Lanka. The committee has… Read More →

Three Sri Lankans in ICC ODI Team of the Year

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Media Release The ICC today announced its Test and ODI Teams of the Year, as chosen by a specially appointed selection panel chaired by the ICC’s Cricket Committee chairman and former India captain Anil Kumble. ICC ODI Team of the Year (in batting order) Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL) Shikhar Dhawan (Ind) Hashim Amla (SA) Kumar Sangakkara (SL) AB de Villiers (SA) MS Dhoni (Ind, captain and wicketkeeper) Ravindra Jadeja (Ind) Saeed Ajmal (Pak) Mitchell Starc (Aus) James Anderson (Eng) Lasith Malinga (SL) 12th Man: Mitchell McClenaghan (NZ) Seven countries are represented in the 12-man line-up and only one player – Mahendra Singh Dhoni of India – finds a place in the side for the sixth consecutive years. The ICC Champions Trophy… Read More →