Rangana Herath to Captain Sri Lanka against Zimbabwe

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Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that veteran spinner Rangana Herath will lead the Sri Lanka Team in the 2 Test Series against Zimbabwe commencing on the 29th October in Harare. Hearth, who announced his retirement from the shorter format of the game in June, was the pivotal bowling performance is Sri Lanka’s historic Test Series win over Australia in August this year. Herath is lauded as a consistent and prolific spinner, who’s leadership skills will be put to good use in this Test Series.

Annual Contracts for National Players & Test Squad for the Zimbabwe Tour

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Further to the consent given by the players yesterday (20th of October), Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the 17 players who were offered Annual Contracts for the year 2016/17 have signed and accepted the same. Sri Lanka Cricket also wishes to inform that at a Selection Committee Meeting held on even date, the following players were selected for the Test Matches in Zimbabwe. 1. Angelo Mathews – Captain 2. Kusal Janith Perera 3. Kusal Mendis 4. Kaushal Silva 5. Dimuth Karunaratne 6. Dhananjaya de Silva 7. Niroshan Dickwella 8. Rangana Herath 9. Dilruwan Perera 10. Lakshan Sandakan 11. Kasun Madushanka 12. Lahiru Kumara 13. Lahiru Gamage 14. Suranga Lakmal 15. Asela Gunaratne Dinesh Chandimal was not selected for the above tour as he has not recovered from the operation to his… Read More →

Siriwardana to lead Sri Lanka ‘A’ ODI Squad against Windies A

Sri Lanka cricketer Milinda Siriwardana plays a shot during the first One Day International (ODI) cricket match between Sri Lanka and Australia at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo on August 21, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ISHARA S.KODIKARA

Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform that at a Selection Committee Meeting held on even date, the following players were selected for the 3 One Day matches. 1. Danushka Gunathilaka 2. Sandun Weerakkody 3. Minod Bhanuka 4. Charith Asalanka 5. Milinda Siriwardana – Captain 6. Shehan Jayasuriya 7. Dasun Shanaka 8. Binura Fernando 9. Keshan Wijerathne 10. Kasun Rajitha 11. Amila Aponso 12. Lahiru Milantha 13. Shammu Ashan 14. Anuk Fernando 15. Alankara Asanka

Annual Contracts for National Players

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform that the 17 players who were offered to be appointed as National Contracted Players of Sri Lanka Cricket have officially consented to sign their respective contracts. The new National Contracts have been drafted to enable the players to benefit based on their performance. Given below are the 17 players:  Angelo Mathews  Rangana Herath  Dinesh Chandimal  Dimuth Karunarathna  Kusal Janith Perera  Suranga Lakmal  Lahiru Thirimanna  Dilruwan Perera  Kusal Mendis  Milinda Siriwardana  Nuwan Pradeep  Kaushal Silva  Dhanajaya de Silva  Dushmantha Chameera  Danushka Gunathilaka  Jeffery Vandersay  Lakshan Sandakan

Sri Lanka A squad for the 3rd four-day game in Dambulla

Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform that at a Selection Committee Meeting held on the 14th October 2016, the following players were selected for the 3 rd unofficial test match to be played in Dambulla. 1. Lahiru Thirimanne (Captain) 2. Kusal Janith Perera (Vice Captain) 3. Roshen Silva 4. Charith Asalanka 5. Asela Gunaratne 6. Avishka Fernando 7. Anuk Fernando 8. Lakshan Sandakan 9. Asitha Fernando 10. Lahiru Gamage 11. Kasun Madushanka 12. Dasun Shanaka 13. Sandun Weerakkody 14. Jeffery Vandersay 15. Amila Aponsu

රෝස ක්‍රිකට් පන්දුව කුමක්ද ?

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රෝස ක්‍රිකට් පන්දුව ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට අළුත් හඳුන්වාදීමකි. ලොව අනෙකුත් රටවල් අතර මෙය කතා බහට ළක් වූවක් වුවද ශ්‍රී ලංකාව රෝස වර්ණයෙන් යුත් පන්දුවකින් මුලින්ම තරග වැඳුනේ නොබෝදා (ඔක්තෝබර් 4 වැනිදා) මාලිගාවත්ත ආර්.ප්‍රේමදාස ක්‍රීඩාංගනයේ ආරම්භ වූ ශ්‍රී ලංකා ” ඒ ” බටහිර ඉන්දීය කොදෙව් ”ඒ” නිල නොවන සිව්දින ටෙස්ට් තරගයේදීය. ආසියාවේ ටෙස්ට් ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩා කරන රටවල් අතුරින් ඉන්දියාව පාකිස්ථානය හා බංග්ලාදේශය තම රටවල පළමු ශ්‍රේණියේ අන්තර් සමාජ තරගාවලියන්හිදී රෝස පන්දුවට මුහුණ දී ඇතත් ඔවුනටද මෙහි දීර්ඝ ඉතිහාසයක් නොමැත. අත්දැකීම්ද නැත. ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩකයන් ටෙස්ට් තරගවලදී මුහුණ දෙන රතු පැහැති පන්දුවට වඩා රෝස පැහැති පන්දුවේ එතරම් වෙනසක් නැතැයි පවසන ශ්‍රි ලංකා ” ඒ” ක්‍රීකට් නායක දිමුත් කරැණාරත්න මේ පන්දුවෙන් පුහුණුව ලබන විට අපට පෙනී  ගියේ පන්දුවෙන් දිගු වේලාවක් ක්‍රීඩා කරන විට… Read More →

Sri Lanka ‘A’ cruised to a seven wicket win

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Sri Lanka ‘A’ cruised to a 7 wicket win over West Indies in the first 4 day game played between the two teams at the RPICS. West Indies A – 276 all out in 86.4 overs: Vishaul Singh 96, Shamarh Brooks 65, Kemar Roach 45, Kieran Powell 36, Asela Gunarathne 3/27, Asitha Fernando 2/35, Charith Asalanka 2/53. Sri Lanka A – 386 all out in 104.5 overs: Dimuth Karunarathne 131, Kusal Janith Perera 87, Niroshan Dickwella 59, Asela Gunarathne 38, Rahkeem Cornwell 8/108. West Indies A (2nd inn) – 175 all out in 79.2 overs: John Campbell 22, Shamarh Brooks 28, Vishaul Singh 46, Gudakesh Motie 34, Lakshan Sandakan 4/51, Asela Gunarathne 2/30, Asitha Fernando 2/16, Charith Asalanka 2/27. Sri… Read More →

Sri Lanka’s use of the pink ball in view of day-night Test cricket

Pink Ball Cricket In Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka opting to use the pink ball for the first time in its cricket history this week is significant with pink ball cricket set to take centre stage largely in the near future with the ICC envisaging day-night Test cricket. It was used for the first time in the first unofficial Test cricket match between Sri Lanka A and West Indies A at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Tuesday October 4. Interestingly, the over century long game of cricket that originated using the red leather ball has seen a progressive shift from the red cherry. It has been pushed to a back seat by the popularity of white balls, cork balls and the like. Now with cricket’s global… Read More →

West Indies ‘A’ tour of Sri Lanka – Press Conference

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The first-ever pink ball match on Sri Lankan soil will be played between Sri Lanka A and West Indies A starting on 4th October at R. Premadasa International Stadium. The series consisting three four-day matches and three one-day matches was officially announced at a press briefing held on Monday evening in Colombo. Tour Schedule 1st four-day match – 4th – 7th October – R.Premadasa International Cricket Stadium 2nd four-day match – 11th – 14th October – Pallekele International Cricket Stadium 3rd four-day match – 18th – 21st October – Rangiri Dambulu International Cricket Stadium 1st one-day match – 24th October – Rangiri Dambulu International Cricket Stadium 2nd one-day match – 27th October – Welagedara Cricket Stadium, Kurunegala 3rd one-day match –… Read More →

සතියේ සිදුවීම්

ප‍්‍රීමා කුසලානය සදහා පසුගිය දිනවල අවුරුදු 15 න් පහළ අන්තර් පළාත් ක‍්‍රිකට් තරගාවලියේ ශූරතාවය දිනා ගැනිමට බස්නාහිර පළාත් දකුණ (පිටත) කණ්ඩායම සමත් විය. ප‍්‍රීමා කුසලානය බස්නාහිර පළාත් දකුණ(පිටත) කණ්ඩායමට බස්නාහිර පළාත් දකුණ (පිටත) ඕවර 90 දී කඩුලූ 9ට 302, කවිදු උමයංග 122, කමිල් මිගාර 72, යසිරු කස්තුරි ආරච්චි 77 ට 4. බස්නාහිර මධ්‍යම මුල් ඉනිම ඕවර 47.1 දී, 148 චමත් යටවර 41, ළහිරු මධුශංඛ 41 ට 5. බස්නාහිර පළාත් දකුණ (පිටත* දෙවන ඉනිම කඩුලූ 1ට 102 ( ඕවර 32* කමිල් මිෂාර නොදැවී 53 තරගාවලියේ වීරයා – ස`දුන් මෙන්ඩිස් (දකුණ* දක්‍ෂතම පිතිකරු – කමිල් මිෂාර (බස්නාහිර පළාත දකුණ පිටත* දක්‍ෂතම පන්දු යවන්නා (ළහිරු මධුශංක* අවසාන තරගයේ වීරයා කවිදු උමයංග. මේ මස 4 සිට 7 දක්වා මාලිගාවත්ත ආර්. පේ‍්‍රමදාස ක‍්‍රීඩාංගණයේදීත් 11 සිට… Read More →

Western Province South-Outer crowned U15 Prima Cup Champions

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Kavindu Umayanga’s blistering 122 followed by Lahiru Madushanka’s five wicket haul secured an easy first innings victory and the U15 Provincial title for Western South-Outer. Brief Score: Under 15, Western Province South Outer 302-9 in 92.2 overs (Kavindu Umayanga 122, Kamil Minhara 72, Yasiru Kasthurarachchi 4/77, Manisha Rupasinghe * 2/63, Miranga Wickramatilaka 2/25) & 105-1 in 32 overs (Kamil Minhara 53*, Dumith Nimhana 33*) Under 15, Western Province Central 148 in 47.1 overs (Chamath Yatawara 41, Amitha Dabare 29, Pavan Rathnayake 28, Lahiru Madushanka 5/41, Vihanga Gunaratne 2/11)