ICC bids for Women’s Cricket in Commonwealth Games

Cricket and the Commonwealth are inextricably linked and almost perfectly aligned with 910 million of cricket’s one billion plus adult fans, says ICC CEO David Richardson • Video interview of David Richardson available for free download and editorial use on the Online Media Zone The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed it has submitted a bid for the inclusion of T20 women’s cricket into the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham 2022. The bid, which has been made in partnership with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), will see one of the world’s fastest growing women’s team sports apply to become part of the Commonwealth Games family. Cricket has made just one appearance at the Games previously, with men playing in 1998… Read More →

Sri Lanka Women beats Bangladesh Women in the World Cup T20 to stay alive in the tournament

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Bangladesh missed out on their best chance of ensuring automatic qualification for the next edition of the tournament as their batting disintegrated in a chase of 98. Only two batters made it into double figures, as the batters undid some fine work from the bowlers, in particular Jahanara Alam. Shashikala Siriwardene took two wickets for Sri Lanka after top scoring with the bat, and skipper Chamari Athapaththu took three after failing. But the dents in Bangladesh’s chase were made by the left arm swing of Udeshika Prabhodani, who took two wickets in her first over. Then the spinners shared the spoils, bowling 75 dots in the innings as Bangladesh never recovered from those early blows. Earlier, Jahanara Alam’s three wickets… Read More →

Chamari, Shashikala moved up in ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings

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ICC MEDIA RELEASE ·         India, South Africa and the West Indies are within two points of each other while Sri Lanka won their first two points ·         West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor: “Having lost the first game, we had to go back to the drawing board because we know South Africa have evolved and they have been playing well over the last few years” ·         South Africa captain Dane van Niekerk: “We did not take the opportunity to go up the ladder. We need to find ways to win ODI series and a draw is not great but probably better than a loss” ·         Sri Lanka captain Chamari Athapaththu: “Between the two teams, we did not see much of a difference. We won the… Read More →

Sri Lanka women’s suffer narrow loss in the 1st T20 game

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Sri Lanka women’s team lost the 1st T20 played against the visiting Indian Women’s team by 13 runs with 3 balls to spare, as they were all out for 155 runs in 19.3 overs. Chasing a target of 169 to win the game, Lankans started well with Yasodha Mendis and Captain Chamari Atapattu going for a flying start. Mendis in particular was in flying form, as she raced to 32 runs from 12 balls, which included five boundaries and a six. Mendis fell in the third over, when the score was on 39. Atapattu continued, but a quick wicket on the other side saw the Lankan scoreboard reading as 41 for 2. A brief partnership between captain and Rebeca Vandort helped… Read More →

Sri Lanka Women’s T20 Squad to face India

Media Release 18th September, 2018 The 15 member women’s squad who will play the five T20I matches with the visiting Indian Women’s Team. The Minister of Sports Honorable Faiszer Musthapa gave his approval for the squad. Chamari Atapattu – Captain Yasoda Mendis Hasini Perera Shashikala Siriwardena Eshani lokusooriya Nilakshi De Silva Ama Kanchana Rebeca Vandort Kaveesha Dilhari Sripali Weerakkody Sugandika kumari Anushka sanjeewani Udeshika Prabodhini Imalka Mendis Dilani Manodara

Anti Corruption Measures – India Women’s tour of Sri Lanka

Media Release 17th September, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to state that five Indian nationals, who were witnessing the 3rd ODI match played between Sri Lanka and India Women’s team, last Sunday (16th September, 2018) was removed from the stadium. The SLC Anti-Corruption Unit; with the help of the police; removed the five individuals from the stadium, when they observed that these individuals were behaving suspiciously (excessive usage of Mobile phones). In the meantime, SLC Anti-Corruption Unit also notified the International Cricket Council of this incident. The match was played at the CMG in katunayake.  

ශ්‍රී ලංකා කාන්තා ක්‍රිකට් කණ්ඩායම තියුණු තරගයකින් ලකුණු හතකින් පරදී

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ගාල්ල ජාත්‍යන්තර ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩාංගණයේ පැවැති ශ්‍රී ලංකා ඉන්දියා කාන්තා දෙවන එක්දින ක්‍රිකට් තරගය ඉතාමත් තියුණු මුහුණුවරකින් පසුව ලකුණු හතකින් ජයගැනීමට ඉන්දීය කාන්තා පිල බ්‍රහස්පතින්දා (13) සමත් විය. ඉන්දීය කාන්තා පිල ඕවර 50අවසානයේ සියලු ක්‍රීඩිකාවන් දැවී ලබා ගත් ලකුණු 219ට පිළිතුරු ලෙස ශ්‍රී ලංකා පිල ඕවර 48.1කදී ලකුණු 212ක් ලබා ජයග්‍රහණය අසළටම පැමිණියත් ජයග්‍රාහී කඩඉම පසුකිරීමට ඔවුනට අවස්ථාවක් නොලැබිණි. ලකුණු 220ක ජයග්‍රාහි ඉලක්කයක් කරායාමට ලංකා පිල පැමිණි අවස්ථාවේ නායිකාව චමරි අතපත්තු නායකත්ව ඉනිමක් ක්‍රීඩා කරමින් හතරේ අටක් හයේ එකක් සමග ලකුණු 57ක් (පන්දු 95) රැස්කළහ. සිව්වන කඩුල්ලට ඇය ශෂිකලා සිරිවර්ධන (ලකුණු 49යි පන්දු91යි හතරේ හයයි) එක්කළ ලකුණු ප්‍රමාණය 89කි, ඊට අමතරව නිලක්ෂි ද සිල්වා හයේ දෙකක් හතරේ දෙකක් සමග පන්දු 19කදී ලකුණු 31ක් ලැබුවාය. ඒ.සංජීවවනි (17) ශ්‍රීපාලි වීරක්කොඩි (17) වැඩි ලකුණු… Read More →

Sri Lanka Women lose by 7 in thriller

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Sri Lanka Women went down bravely by 7 runs to India Women having chased a 219-run victory target in the second ODI at the Galle International Stadium on Thursday.  After India had posted 218 in 50 overs on winning the toss, the Lankan lasses put up a bold run chase. It was spearheaded by skipper Chamari Atapattu who struck 57 off 95 balls inclusive of 8 boundaries and a six. She put on 89 for the fourth wicket with Shashikala Siriwardene who made 49 off 91 balls with 6 boundaries. It was a decisive partnership with the pair taking the total to 129 in 35.1 overs when Siriwardene ran herself out. It put paid to the hosts chances at a… Read More →

India Women romp to 9-wicket win in opening ODI

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India Women romped to a 9-wicket triumph over Sri Lanka Women on Tuesday in the first of the 5-match ODI series played at the Galle International Stadium. Having dismissed the Sri Lankan lasses for 98 in 35.1 overs, the Indian lasses strolled to victory in only 19.5 overs with opening batsman S. Mandhana striking an unbeaten 76 off 73 balls. She struck 11 boundaries and 2 sixes and was associated in a 96-run alliance for the first wicket with P.G. Raut who made 24. Raut was dismissed by Inoka Ranaweera with the visitors within three runs of victory. Sri Lanka Women, having elected to bat on winning the toss, lost wickets at regular intervals and were 6 for 49 in… Read More →

ඉන්දීය කාන්තා කණ්ඩායම ප්‍රථම එක්දින තරගය පහසුවෙන් ජය ගනී

Smriti Mandhna way to 50

ශ්‍රී ලංකාව හා ඉන්දියාව අතර ගාල්ල ජාත්‍යන්තර ක්‍රීඩාංගනයේදී අගහරුවාදා (11) පැවැති ප්‍රථම එක්දින තරගයෙන් ඉන්දීය කණ්ඩායම කඩුලු නවයක පහසු ජයග්‍රහණයක් අත්කරගත්තේය. මුලින් පන්දුවට පහරදී ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ලබාගත් ලකුණු 98ට පිළිතුරු ලෙස ඉන්දියාව කඩුලු 1ක් පමණක් දැවී ලකුණු 100ක්ලබා ගත්තේ ඕවර 19.5ක් තුළදීය. ලකුණු 99ක ජයග්‍රාහි ඉලක්කයකට යාමට ඉන්දීය පිල පැමිණි අවස්ථාවේ ජී.ජී.රවුට් (ලකුණු 24යි පන්දු 41යි හතරේ 2යි) හා එස්.මන්දනා (නොදැවී 73යි පන්දු 76යි හතරේ 11යි හයේ 2යි) මුල් විකට්ටුවට ලකුණු 96ක් ලබා පහසු ජයග්‍රහණයකට කණ්ඩායම යොමු කළහ. ශ්‍රී ලංකා කණ්ඩායමේ නායිකාව චමරි අතපත්තු කාසියේ වාසිය දිනා මුලින් පන්දුවට පහරදීමට තීරණය කළත් ගාල්ල තණතිල්ලේ පන්දුවට පහරදීම ලංකා පිතිකාරියනට අසීරු කරුණක් විණි. ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ලබාගත් ලකුණු 98 අනුව ඕවරයකට සාමාන්‍ය වේගය ලකුණු 2.78ක් පමණකි. මෙහිදී ලකුණු දහය ඉක්මවා රැස්කළේ නායිකා චමරි… Read More →

ඉන්දීය – ශ්‍රී ලංකා කාන්තා ක්‍රිකට් 11වැනිදා ඇරැඹේ

ශ්‍රී ලංකා කාන්තා ක්‍රිකට් කණ්ඩායම සමග එක්දින තරග තුනකට සහ 20-20 තරග පහකට සහභාගි වීම සදහා මෙහි පැමිණ සිටින ඉන්දීය කාන්තා ක්‍රිකට් කන්ඩායම අගහරුවාදා (11) ගාල්ල ජාත්‍යන්තර ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩාංගණයේදී තරගාවලිය ආරම්භ කරන්නේ ප්‍රථම එක්දින තරගයට සහභාගිවීමෙනි. ශ්‍රී ලංකා කණ්ඩායමේ නායිකා චමරි අතපත්තු සහ ඉන්දීය කණ්ඩායමේ නායිකාව මිතාලි රාජ් සෙනසුරාදා (8) කොළඹ දී මේ තරගාවලිය පිළිබදව පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකදී ප්‍රකාශ කළේ තම කණ්ඩායම් ප්‍රබල තත්ත්වයක පසුවන හෙයින් තරගාවලියන් දෙකේම ජය ගැනීමට අපේක්ෂා කරන බවයි. තියුණු තරග දැකගැනීමේ අවස්ථාව උදාවනු ඇතැයිද නායිකාවන් දෙදෙනාම ප්‍රකාශ කළහ. ශ්‍රී ලංකා නායිකාව චමරි අතපත්තු වැඩිදුරටත් කීවේ දක්ෂ ක්‍රීඩිකාවන්ගෙන් සමන්විත කණ්ඩායමක් ශ්‍රී ලංකාව සතු හෙයින් තරගාවලියන් දෙකේම දක්සකම් පෑමට අපේක්ෂා කරන බවයි. ඉන්දීය නායිකා මිතාලි රාජ් කීවේ තරගාවලියන් ජයග්‍රහණය කිරීමේ හැකියාව ඇති තුන්ඉරියව් ක්‍රීඩිකාවන් කිහිපදෙනෙකුම අප සතුයි…. Read More →

India Women’s tour of Sri Lanka: Both captains express confidence

The Two Captains Posing for a Photograph with the Trophy

The Sri Lanka Women’s Cricket team and India Women’s Cricket team will meet in a 3-match ODI and 5-match T20 series. The series commences with the first ODI commencing on September 11 at the Galle International Stadium. At the press conference held to announce the series at the Colombo Hilton Residencies on Saturday the two captains Chamari Atapattu of Sri Lanka and Mithali Raj of India expressed confidence of playing positive cricket. Sri Lanka Women’s Captain, Chamari Atapattu said that she was confident of her team playing good cricket during the 3-match ODI and 5-match T20 home series against their Indian counterparts. Meanwhile, Indian skipper Mithali Raj said that she was confident of her team displaying winning all-round talent for… Read More →

Sri Lanka Women’s squad to face India Women’s

Sri Lanka Womens Team

Media Release 06th September, 2018 The following 15 member women’s squad was approved by the Minister of Sports Honorable Faiszer Musthapa to play the upcoming ODI series against India Women’s team. 1) Chamari Attapattu (captain) 2) Prasadani Weerakkody 3)  Anushka Sanjeewani 4)  Nipuni Hansika 5) Hasini Perera 6) Dilani Manodara 7) Shashikala Siriwardena 8) Nilakshi De Silva 9) Imalka Mendis 10)Sripalee Weerakkodi 11)Sugandika Kumari 12)Inoka Ranaweera 13)Udeshika Prabodhini 14)Ama Kanchana 15)Kaveesha Dilhari The tour itinerary is given below. DATE MATCH VENUE 11th September, 2018 IWC 1st ODI Galle International Cricket Stadium 13th September, 2018 IWC 2nd ODI Galle International Cricket Stadium 16th September, 2018 IWC 3rd ODI MCG – Katunayake 19th September, 2018 01st T20I MCG – Katunayake 21st September, 2018 02nd T20I Colts Colombo 22nd September, 2018 03rd T20I Colombo –… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket appoints Harsha De Silva as the Head Coach of Women’s Cricket team

Media Release 07th August, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the appointment of Mr. Harsha De Silva as the Head Coach of Sri Lanka Women’s Cricket Team, effective from 15th August, 2018.  De Silva, who is a Cricket Australia Level 3 Accredited Coach, currently serves as the Women’s Head Coach of the Valleys District Cricket Club in Brisbane, Australia. He also held the Sri Lanka Women’s Team Head Coach position; from 2010 to 2013, before leaving for Australia to become the Head Coach of the Wynnum Manly District Cricket Club. His latest appointment is effective for two years.