Sri Lanka Squad for 1st and 2nd ODIs against South Africa

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Media Release The National Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket has selected the following 16 member squad to represent the National Team for the 1st & 2nd ODI matches against South Africa. Angelo Mathews (Capt) Lahiru Thirimanne (V.Capt) T.M Dilshan Kusal Janith Perera (Subject to fitness ) Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardena Kithruwan Vithanage Ashan Priyanjana Upul Tharanga Sachithra Senanayake Rangana Herath Ajantha Mendis Thisara Perera Nuwan Kulasekara Lasith Malinga Suranga Lakmal The above selection has been ratified by Minister of Sports.

Southern Express take Super Fours title

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Southern Express clinch the UltraTech Cement Super Fours T20 title when they defeated the Udarata Rulers by four runs in the final played in a day game at the SSC grounds today. Southern Express 161 for 8 wickets (20) (Niroshan Dickwella 26, Dilruwan Perera 28, Yasoda Lanka 24, Jehan Mubarak 34, Danushka Gunathilaka 12n.o, Sachith Pathirana 10n.o, Asela Gunaratne 3/19, Ajantha Mendis 3/27) vs Udarata Rulers Udarata Rulers 157 for 9 wickets (20) (Shehan Jayasuriya 51, Upul Tharanga 62, Kumar Sangakkara 16, Chamara Silva 17, Sachith Pathirana 3/27) Player of the Final: Sachith Pathirana Best Bowler of the Tournament: Asela Gunaratne Best Batsman of the Tournament: Upul Tharanga Player of the Tournament: Seekkuge Prasanna

Board Presidents XI vs South Africa Team 2014

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At a meeting held on 01.07.2014 the following  players were selected to represent the Board Presidents XI to play against the visiting South Africa national squad on 03rd July 2014 at Tyron Fernando  stadium  Moratuwa. 1.  Upul Tharanga 2.  Mahela Udawatte 3.  Jehan Mubarak 4.  Lahiru Thirimanne (Captain) 5.  Dinesh Chandimal 6.  Kithuruwan Withanage 7.  Jeewan Mendis 8.  Thisara Perera 9.  Suraj Randeev 10. Lahiru Gamage 11. Anuk Fernando  Reserves 1. Angelo Perera 2. Sachith Pathirana. 3. Dushmantha Chameera 4. Priyamal Perera

Jayantha Dharmadasa appointed as President of Asian Cricket Council

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that President of Sri Lanka Cricket Mr. Jayantha Dharmadasa has been appointed as the President of Asian Cricket Council with immediate effect. Mr. Jayantha Dharmadasa takes over from Mr. N. Sirinivasan who was the President from the year 2012 . This is the second time that Mr. Jayantha Dharmadasa has been the President of ACC.

Angelo Mathews achieves career-best ranking

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ICC Media Release Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has achieved his career-best ranking to date as England’s Moeen Ali and Sam Robson have made it to the top 100 in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen,which were released after Sri Lanka won the second Test and the series off the penultimate ball against England at Headingley. The 100 run victory is Sri Lanka’s first ever Test series win on English soil. Player of the match Angelo Mathews has climbed two places on the rankings table to occupy 11thposition following his sturdy knock of 160 in the second innings, which helped the visitors set England a target of 350, which the host fell short of by 100 runs. This performance also… Read More →

Sri Lanka ‘A’ Team Squad for Ireland & England Tour 2014

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket National Selectors has announced the 16-member squad for the Sri Lanka ‘A’ Team tour of Ireland & England. This tour will begin on the 14th of July and go on till the 25th August 2014. 1. Upul Tharanga (Captain) 2. Thisara Perera (Vice.Captain) 3. Kusal Janith 4. Mahela Udawatte 5. Banuka Rajapakshe 6. Ashan Priyanjana 7. Danushka Gunethilake 8. Niroshan Dickwella 9. Chathuranga De Silva 10. Sachith Pathirana 11. Ramith Rambukwella 12. Seekuge Prasanna 13. Dushmantha Chameera 14. Lahiru Gamage 15. Vishwa Fernando 16. Priyamal Perera This has been approved by the ExCo and the Hon. Minister of Sports.

Sri Lanka takes series with thrilling win

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Sri Lanka beat England with just one ball to spare, winning the second Test by 100 runs amidst mounting tension and drama at Headingley on Tuesday (June 24), to take the two-match series 1-0. The result meant Sri Lanka won its first series of more than one Test on English soil. It had previously won the one-off Test at The Oval in 1998, a game remembered for Muttiah Muralitharan’s match haul of 16 wickets. This was also Sri Lanka’s third win in England, having won a Test at Trent Bridge in 2006. The first Test had also ended in a thrilling finish, with Sri Lanka holding on for a draw with nine wickets down. For large parts of Tuesday, it… Read More →

Former Cricketer Lantra Fernando dies aged 57

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It is with deep regret that Sri Lanka Cricket announces the passing of Mr. Lantra Fernando a former cricketer who played representative cricket on the tour of England in 1981. Lantra Fernando was 57 years old. His remains will lie at 30/60A, 3rd Lane, Jubelee Road, Laxapathiya, Moratuwa and the funeral will take place on Wednesday 25th June 2014 at 4.00 pm from his residence to St. Peters Church Cemetery, Koralawella. Teams: Moratuwa Sports Club (Main FC: 1988/89); Old Cambrians Sports Club (Main FC: 1989/90-1991/92); Old Cambrians Sports Club (Main List A: 1990/91); Sri Lanka Under-25s (Other FC: 1980/81); Sri Lankans (Other FC: 1981); Full name Lantra Jayantha Fernando Born August 20, 1956, Colombo Current age 57 years 307 days Batting and fielding averages Mat Inns NO Runs… Read More →

Sangakkara placed on Honours Board at Lord’s

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Kumar Sangakarra and Angelo Mathews’ names have been physically etched onto theLord’s Honours Board in the Away Dressing Room, to mark their centuries against England in the 1st Investec Test match. The milestone was one that Sangakarra was desperate to achieve having failed in his previous three Test matches at Lord’s to score a century on the famous Ground. The 36-year-old hit 147 in the first innings of the England v Sri Lanka Investec Test match to join fellow Sri Lanka great and his close friend Mahela Jayawardene on the Honours Boards. Jayawardene having scored centuries in 2002 and 2006 at the Home of Cricket. During the same innings Sri Lanka captain Mathews also passed the landmark with his gutsy 102…. Read More →

Demise of baggage master Nimal

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It is with deep regret Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the demise of P.D. Nimal. Nimal was the Baggage Master of the Sri Lankan team for the past 15 years and was the most loved by all the team members for his untiring efforts that he dedicated to the team. He was also affectionately known as the Teams Unofficial Assistant Fielding Coach and was always seen on the field with the team during fielding practice sessions. Nimal was an honest and hardworking team member who was always willing to do anything for the benefit of the team and the game of cricket in the country. P.D. Nimal will be missed by all the cricketers young and old who played… Read More →

Sri Lanka clings on in Lord’s thriller

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Nuwan Pradeep survived the final five balls of the match as Sri Lanka clung on for a thrilling draw with England in the first Test at Lord’s on Monday (June 16). They will go to Headingley on Friday all square with one to play.The expected overnight declaration set the day up as one in which Sri Lanka required 390 runs and England required 10 wickets. Or, much more likely, neither requirement would be met and the docile pitch could be declared the winner. Though James Anderson beat the bat under cloudy skies during an impressive new ball spell, it was Stuart Broad who got the breakthrough, inducing Dimuth Karunaratne to pop one up to short leg where Sam Robson took a sharp… Read More →

Wayamba Women crowned provincial champions

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Wayamba Women led by dashing opening batswomen Chamari Atapattu clinched the SLC Womens Provincial Limited Overs Tournament beating Kandurata Women by 8 runs in the final played at NCC grounds on Monday. Brief Scorers: Wayamba 157 all out in 46.1 overs : Eshani Lokusuriya 52, Chamari Atapattu 28, Sherina Ravikumar 3/24. Kandurata – 149 all out in 48.2 overs : Lasanthi Madushani 59, Maduri Samudrika 20, Rangika Fernando 3/25. Match Result : Wayamba Women won the final by 8 runs and won the championship Click here for the Full Scorecard (Image Courtesy: Batsman.com)

Prasanna to be replaced by Vithanage due to injury

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Media Release Sri Lankan wicket keeper batsman Prasanna Jayawardena will be returning home at the completion of the ongoing 1st Test match played against England. He will be returning due to a finger injury suffered in the current Test Match. Prasanna’s place in the touring squad will be replaced by Left hand Batsman Kithruwan Vithanage. The replacement was decided by the National Selectors which received Ministerial approval. Vithanage will be joining the rest of the squad tomorrow.

Ballance ton tilts it England’s way

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On an unexpectedly competitive day, Angelo Mathews secured his third Test century before his bowlers, led by a brilliant Shaminda Eranga and a cunning Rangana Herath, gave Sri Lanka a sniff of a gettable fifth-day target. That possibility receded as Gary Ballance, England’s last recognised batsman, found sufficient support from Chris Jordan and Stuart Broad to take the lead out of sight by the close, posting his own maiden century. Leading by 122 on the first count, England closed the day on 267 for 8, an overall lead of 389 and well placed to force the initiative on the final day. On a cloudy fourth morning on Sunday (June 15), with the lights on, both sides achieved its immediate objectives for the day… Read More →

Sangakkara century bolsters Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka saved the follow on with a dazzling century from Kumar Sangakkara and a highly responsible undefeated 79 from Angelo Mathews, the captain, but trailed England by 160 runs with three first-innings wickets in hand and two days to play. Moeen Ali took his maiden Test wicket and Matt Prior proved his fitness with three more catches to give him four in the innings so far. On a still blameless pitch, it’ll need a collapse from one side or the other – something not beyond the realms of possibility – if a result will be forthcoming in this First Test of the two-Test series. Floodlights rather than sunlight illuminated Lord’s, as the promised clouds rolled in to greet the… Read More →