Tier B Plate Tournament second round matches drawn

All four Plate Tournament second round matches were drawn last week. At the Galle International Stadium, Kurunegela YCC totalled 210. H. Prabath top scored with 76, an S. Dassanayake made 44. T.R. Priyan claimed 5 wickets for 63 and R.M.G.K. Sirisoma 3 for 69. Galle CC replied with 272. H.M. Rajapaksha made 54 and N.A. Dharmasena 52. T.L. de Soysa shone with the ball for Kurunegela picking 7 for 69, and S. Dassanayake 3 for 64. Having conceded a 62-run first innings lead, Kurunegela declared the second innings on 151 for 5 leaving Galle 89 runs to win, but no further play was possible due to inclement weather. In the meantime, Kalutara TC made 283 and bowled out Police for… Read More →

පළඟ තරගාවලියේ තරග හතරම ජය පරාජ නෑ

ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් ආයතනය මෙහෙයවන මේජර්ලීග් පළඟ (බී අංශය) තරගාවලියේ සති අන්තයේ පැවැති තරග හතරම ජය පරාජයෙන් තොරව නිමාවට පත්විය.  මෙසේ ජය පරාජයෙන් තොරව නිමාවට පත්වූයේ පානදුරේ පැවැති මීගමුව ක්‍රිකට් සමාජය හා පානදුර ක්‍රීඩා සමාජය අතර තරගයත් ගාල්ලේ පැවැති කුරුණෑගල තරුණ ක්‍රිකට් පිල හා පොලීසිය අතර තරගයත් වැලිසරදී පැවැති ලන්කන් ක්‍රිකට් පිල සහ නාවික හමුදාව අතර තරගයත්ය. මීගමුව ක්‍රිකට් පිල හා පානදුර ක්‍රීඩා සමාජය තරගය ජය පරාජ නෑ. මීගමුව ක්‍රිකට් පිල මුල් ඉනිම 292යි.  පී. එස්. ප්‍රනාන්දු 75යි, බී. එම්. ජයමාන්න 63, එස්. පීරිස් 108ට 7. මීගමුව ක්‍රිකට් පිල දෙවන ඉනිම කඩුලු 6ට 306.  කේ. පී. වීරසිංහ නොදැවී 110යි, ආර්. දල්පතාදු 65යි.  පානදුර මුල් ඉනිම 250යි.  පී. පුස්සෙගොල්ල 70, එම්. පී. පෙරේරා 55, ඒ. කාවින්ද 53, කේ. නාවඩ් 43, ආර්…. Read More →

SLC Announces Commercial Partners of the Hero Nidahas Trophy 2018

SLC Announces Commercial Partners of the Hero Nidahas Trophy 2018

Media Release 08th February, 2018 Hero Motor Corp comes in as the ‘Title Sponsor’, hence the tournament here onwards will be known as ‘Hero Nidahas Trophy 2018’’ Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) this morning announced the successful tie up with several internationally reputed partners, thus making the Hero Nidahas Trophy 2018, a T20 Tri-Series, a tremendous commercial success, thus estimating a net profit of Rs. 1 billion. This is the first time since 2004, SLC solely went into the international market and secured partners to grant media and broadcasting rights of the Hero Nidahas Trophy 2018, directly to the respective territories (India and Bangladesh). The SLC also successfully secured partners for granting of Ground sponsorship, advertisement and residual media rights of… Read More →

Sri Lanka name 15-member T20I squad for Bangladesh series

Asitha Fernando

Media Release 07th February, 2018 Given below is the 15 member squad selected to play in the upcoming two T20i matches Sri Lanka is set to play against the Bangladesh in the ongoing tour. The first T20 will be played on the 15th February and the 2nd will be played on the 18th February, 2018. Minister of Sports Honorable Dayasiri Jayasekera has given his approval to the squad. Dinesh Chandimal – Captain Upul Tharanga Danushka Gunathilaka Kusal Janith Perera Thisara Perera Asela Gunaratne Niroshan Dickwella Dasun Shanaka Isuru Udana Shehan Madushanka Jeffrey Vandersay Akila Dananjaya Amila Aponso Jeevan Mendis Asitha Fernando

සුපර් එයිට් ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලියේ දී වරාය අධිකාරිය රාගම පරාජය කරයි

ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් ආයතනය මෙහෙයවන සුපිරි අට (සුපර් එයිට්) ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලියේ සති අන්තයේ පැවැති තරග අතුරින් ශ්‍රී ලංකා වරාය අධිකාරිය,  එස්. එස්. සී., හලාවත මේරියන්ස් සහ බී. ආර්. සී කණ්ඩායම් ජයග්‍රහණ අත්කර ගත්හ. කටුනායක නිදහස් වෙළෙඳ කලාප ක්‍රීඩාංගණයේ පැවැති තරගයේ දී ප්‍රබල රාගම ක්‍රිකට් සමාජය ඉනිමකින් හා ලකුණු 42කින් පරාජය කිරීමට ශ්‍රී ලංකා වරාය අධිකාරි කණ්ඩායම සමත්විණි.  රාගම ක්‍රිකට් සමාජය මුල් ඉනිමේ දී ලබාගත් ලකුණු 269ට පිළිතුරු ලෙස වරාය අධිකාරිය මුල් ඉනිමේදී කඩුලු නවයකට ලකුණු 485ක් ලැබීය.  රාගම ක්‍රිකට් සමාජය දෙවන ඉනිමේ ද ලබාගත්තේ ලකුණු 174ක් පමණකි.  මේ තරගයේ දී වරාය අධිකාරිය කණ්ඩායමේ එන්. සී. කොමසාරු කඩුලු නවයක් ද එම්. ඒ. ලියනපතිරනගේ කඩුලු අටක් ද දවාලූහ. සී. සී. සී. ක්‍රීඩාංගණයේ පැවැති එස්. එස්. සී. සහ එන්. සී. සී. තරගයෙන් එස්…. Read More →

Sri Lanka Ports Authority rout Ragama CC; SSC trounce NCC, Chilaw Marians down Colts

MAJOR TOURNEY TIER A SUPER 8 SECOND ROUND: Sri Lanka Ports Authority routed the more fancied Ragama CC by an innings and 42 runs at FTZ grounds, Katunayake in the Super 8 second round of the Major League Tier A Tournament last week. Meanwhile, SSC enjoyed a 194- run win over NCC while Chilaw Marians CC beat Colts by 4 wickets and BRC defeated Saracens by 83 runs.  At Katunayake, put into bat, Ragama was all out for 269 on a top score of 52 by Lahiru Thirimanne. Ports Authority responded with a massive 485 for 9 declared spearheaded by an unbeaten 139 by middle order batsman W.W.A.G. Maneeshan off 260 balls and studded with 14 boundaries. Following on, Ragama… Read More →

Angelo Mathews ruled out of T20I series against Bangladesh

Angelo Mathews

Media Release 06th February, 2018 UPDATE: Angelo Mathews Sri Lanka team’s White-Ball Captain Angelo Mathews; who suffered a right hamstring tightness during the concluded Tri-Nation Series in Bangladesh, will not take part in the two T20I matches, the team is set to play against Bangladesh. His participation in the ‘’Nidahas Trophy 2018’’ will be made after an assessment of his medical conditions.

ප්‍රථම ටෙස්ට් තරගය ජය-පැරැදුමින් තොරව කෙළවර වේ

Players from Bangladesh and the Sri Lanka congratulate one another at the end of the fifth and final day of the first cricket Test,  which ended in a draw, between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on February 4, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN

  බංග්ලාදේශයේ චිතගොං හි පැවැති ශ්‍රී ලංකා-බංග්ලාදේශ ප්‍රථම පස්දින ටෙස්ට් ක්‍රිකට් තරගය ඉරිදා (04) සවස නිමාවට පත්වූයේ ජය පරාජයෙන් තොරව ය.  බංග්ලාදේශය මුල් ඉනිමේදී ලබාගත් ලකුණු 513ට පිළිතුරු ලෙස ශ්‍රී ලංකාව කඩුලු නවයකට ලකුණු 713ක් ලබාගත් අතර, තරගයේ අවසාන දින නියමිත වේලාවට පැයකට කළින් තරගය නතර කරන විට බංග්ලාදේශය දෙවන ඉනිම සඳහා කඩුලු 05ක ට ලකුණු 307ක් ලබා සිටියේ ය. සිව්වන දින (03) තරගය නිම වනවිට ශ්‍රී ලංකාව මුල් ඉනිමේ ලකුණු 200ක් ඉදිරියෙන් සිට බංග්ලාදේශ දෙවන ඉනිමේ ප්‍රබලම කඩුලු තුනක් ලකුණු 81ක ට දවා, මේ තරගයෙන් ජය ලබන තත්ත්වයකට පත් ව සිටියේ ය.  එහෙත්, පස්වන දින උදෑසන බංග්ලාදේශ ඉනිමේ සිව්වන කඩුල්ලට මොමිනුල් හක් (105) සහ ලිටන් දාස් (92) ලකුණු 180ක සබඳතාවක් තබා ගනිමින් ශ්‍රී ලංකා අපේක්ෂා බිඳ දැමූහ.  ශ්‍රී ලංකා… Read More →

Bangladesh force a draw

Bangladesh wicketkeeper Liton Das (R) tries to take a catch to dismiss Sri Lanka cricket captain Dinesh Chandimal (L) during the fourth day of the first cricket Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on February 3, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN

Sri Lanka would be ruing three decisive chances that went a begging difficult as they were as Bangladesh battled from an overnight 81 for 3 to 307 for 5 wickets to salvage a draw on the final day of the first Test at the Chittagong Stadium. The first was off Mominul Haque when he was on 71 when he under edged Rangana Herath to wicket-keeper Niroshan Dickwella who could not hold on to the catch. Haque went on to score 105 becoming the first Bangladesh batsman to score twin centuries in test cricket history. The next one was also a grinder off Liton Das when on 62 which Kusal Mendis at short midwicket grassed. Das went on to score 94…. Read More →

Trio of centurions mount Lankan run harvest of 713/9 decl. in thrust for victory

3 Centurions

The trio of centurions in Kusal Mendis n(196), Dhananjaya De Silva (173) and Roshane Silva (109) proved to be a golden harvest of runs in Sri Lanka’s massive 713 for 9 wickets declared in reply to Bangladesh’s first innings total of 513. The magical three figure marks by the young threesome indeed ignited Sri Lanka’s thrust into a firm launching pad to push for victory in the first Test at the end of the penultimate day’s play with a formidable 200-run lead to push for victory. Bangladesh had wilted under pressure at 81 for 3 setting up an expectant intense finish on the final day tomorrow at the Chittagong Stadium, Bangladesh. Remarkably, the Lankans translated into a flood of runs… Read More →

Online sale of tickets for ‘Nidahas Trophy 2018’ has now commenced

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Media Release 2nd February, 2018 The online sale of tickets for the Tri-nation T20 Series ‘’Nidahas Trophy 2018’ has now commenced and fans can purchase tickets via Bookmyshow.com Tickets can be purchased for all the matches of the tri-series, except for the finals, which is set to take place on the 18th March, 2018. Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh will play in the tournament while the fixture, will see the 3 countries playing seven (7) T20s. The Tri-Series will commence on the 6th March, 2018 and will be played at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium. Fans also can buy tickets from the SLC headquarters and the RPIC ticket counter starting from 22nd February. Tickets are sold under 5 categories,… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket to inculcate a culture of sound nutrition and fitness regime among domestic cricketers

Sri Lanka Cricket to inculcate a culture of sound nutrition and fitness regime among domestic cricketers

Media Release 01st February, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket is focusing on inculcating a culture of a sound nutrition and fitness regime across the first class and emerging cricket players in Sri Lanka, in order to produce cricketers, who can consistently perform at the highest level of the game. Rob Chave, SLC’s Manager of Physical Performance who is operating from the High Performance Center in Kettarama says in order to realize the objective, SLC is currently working towards encouraging the Premier and Emerging Cricket Clubs in the country to adopt a squad and individual player focused fitness and nutrition regimes.  “This kind of a system will help to build a player with the right endurance, strength and body composition, which in-turn… Read More →

Bloomfield and Army in thrilling tie; No result CCC-Badureliya, Moors-Tamil Union

MAJOR LEAGUE PLATE TOURNEY: The Bloomfield versus Army encounter ended in a thrilling tie in the Major League Plate Tournament at Moors grounds, Braybrooke Place last week. Two other matches on the cards between CCC and Badureliya and Moors versus Tamil Union were drawn. Put in to bat, Bloomfield made 163 to which Army replied with 171. In the second innings Bloomfield totalled 206. Set 199 to win, Army fell short by one run when No.10 batsman W.M. Madushanka was stumped off the bowling of R.T.M. Mendis for 5. Highlights of the match were Army’s K.D.V. Vimukthi having a match bag of 10 wickets for 127 runs and Bloomfield batter K.P.N. Karunanayake scoring 91 of  124 balls inclusive of 10… Read More →

SSC, Chilaw Marians CC, Ragama CC and Colts CC on song

MAJOR LEAGUE SUPER 8S: SSC, Chilaw Marians CC, Ragama CC and Colts CC were on song winning their respective matches in the Sri Lanka Cricket Major League Inter-Club Tier ‘A’ cricket Super 8 matches last week. SSC routed Ports Authority CC by innings and 82 runs, Chilaw Marians CC brushed aside Saracens by a massive 244 runs, Ragama CC got the better of   NCC by five wickets and Colts beat BRC by three wickets. The highlights were Chilaw Marians Sachithra Serasinghe’s consistent run making striking 109 and 87 in becoming the season’s leading run accumulator with an aggregate of 786. His teammates B.O.P. Fernando made 112 and off spinner Malinda Pushpakumara had a match bag of 9 wickets for 144… Read More →