ICC WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: Sri Lanka face New Zealand June 24 in opener

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It will be a tough call for the Sri Lanka Women’s cricket team in the high stakes USD 660, 000 winner’s prize and glittering trophy of the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup that kicks from June 24 to July 23. Sri Lanka will face New Zealand in the championship opener on Saturday at Bristol. Skippered by Inoka Ranaweera, it is a new look Sri Lankan side that of course, packs experience in the likes of former captains Shashikala Siriwardena and Chamari Atapattu, the opening batsman, the skipper Ranaweera and Chamari Polgampola. Players to watch will be Eshani Lokusuriya, Nipuni Hansika, and Prasadini Weerakkody. India will face England on the same day. The Sri Lankans will need to shrug off the… Read More →

Strong Sri Lanka outfit for ICC Women’s World Cup 2017

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It will be a strong Sri Lanka outfit that will mount its campaign at the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup starting in June. The squad took wing this week following rigorous preparations based on high intensity training ahead of their WWC campaign. The ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 is from June 24 to July 23 in England and Wales. The Sri Lanka squad led by Captain Inoka Ranaweera, has been steeled by a long phased out 30-day  schedule accentuating on fitness and the finer points of the game under the watchful eye of been engaged in an intensive training programme under Head Coach Hemantha Devapriya. The significant high factor about this team is a marked change infused by an aura of new… Read More →

National Women’s Team depart for WWC17 campaign

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Colombo, 12th June 2017 The Sri Lanka Women’s National Team (WNT) will depart the island tomorrow (13) to engage in a 5-day conditioning & acclimatization programme ahead of their Women’s World Cup 2017 campaign which commences with a game against New Zealand on the 24th of June. The Women’s National team, led by Captain Inoka Ranaweera, have been engaged in an intensive training schedule under Head Coach Hemantha Devapriya over the past 45 days, most recently concluding a five-day residential camp at the recently opened SLC Centre of Excellence in Kandy. The WWC squad consists of; Inoka Ranaweera (Captain) Prasadani Weerakkodi (Vice Captain) Shashikala Sriwardena, Chamari Athapaththu, Eshani Lokusooriya, Dilani Manodara, Sripali Weerakkody, Udeshika Prabodani Nipuni Hansika, Hasini Perera, Oshadi… Read More →

National Women’s Team to undertake high intensity training ahead of their WWC campaign

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Colombo, 6 th June 2017 The Sri Lanka Women’s National Team (WNT) will follow in the footsteps of their male counterparts when they travel to Kandy today (6) for a 5-day high intensity & conditioning training camp at the SLC Centre of Excellence – Kandy. The Women’s National team, led by Captain Inoka Ranaweera, have been engaged in an intensive training programme under Head Coach Hemantha Devapriya over the past 30 days, the pre-tournament workup has included several practice games that have assisted the resource staff in identifying areas of concern in order to create targeted enhancement sessions. In addition to the on-field training, the National Women’s team have been privileged to experience sessions in motivation and mental preparation under… Read More →

Women’s Cricket given new impetus

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Colombo, 31st May 2017; In a landmark move that augers well for the development of Women’s cricket, Sri Lanka Cricket today announced the formation of a Women’s National Development Squad. A squad of 30 player was hand-picked based on their performance at the recently concluded inaugural women’s under 23 Provincial tournament by the Women’s National Selection Committee headed by former Captain – Rasanjali de Alwis. The Squad which consists of talented young women from across the island were issued contracts by Sri Lanka Cricket last morning (30) at a simple ceremony attended by the players and their families who were greeted by President SLC Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala and Vice-President in charge of Domestic Cricket Mr. K. Mathivanan. Sri Lanka Cricket… Read More →

SL Women’s Cricketers orbit in to World Cup 2017: Also qualify for ICC Champions Trophy 

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Sri Lanka qualifying for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 from the last round of Super Six matches on the back of a brilliant 84 by opening batsman Chamari Atapattu must certainly go in to the realms of the giant sized. Going past Bangladesh was the final hurdle and go past the neighboring sub-continent opposition did the Lankan lasses brazenly to realize the dream of being there for women’s cricket’s big shootout later this year. They have also qualified for the ICC Women’s Championship. Currently ranked No.8 among top 10 ODI teams has also being a shot in the arm for women’s cricket in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s eventual canter in booking a berth in the world cup to follow… Read More →

කාන්තා ක්‍රිකට් කණ්ඩායම මීට වඩා දස්කම් පෙන්විය යුතුමයි

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  එංගලන්තයේ හා වේල්සයේ මේ වසරේ ජුනි 24 සිට ජුලි 23 දක්වා පැවැත්වෙන කාන්තා ලෝක කුසලාන ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලියට හා ජාත්‍යන්තර ක්‍රිකට් සමුළු කුසලාන ජගත් ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලියට දැන් ශ්‍රී ලංකා කාන්තා ක්‍රිකට් කණ්ඩායම සුදුසුකම් ලබා සිටියත් ලොව ප්‍රබලම කාන්තා කණ්ඩායම් සමග කරට කර සටන් කිරීමට නම් ශ්‍රී ලංකා කාන්තා කණ්ඩායම දැනට වඩා ප්‍රබල තත්ත්වයකට ඉදිරියේ දී පත්වීම අනිවාර්යය කරුණකි.  ඊට හේතුව ලංකා කණ්ඩායම දැන් පසු වන්නේ මධ්‍යස්ථ තත්ත්වයක බැවිනි. ජාත්‍යන්තර ක්‍රිකට් සමුළුව කාන්තා ක්‍රිකට් ශ්‍රේණිගත කිරීමේ නවතම සටහනේ දී ශ්‍රී ලංකා කාන්තා කණ්ඩායම පසුවන්නේ  අටවන ස්ථානයේ ය.  (ලකුණු 66යි) ඕස්ට්‍රේලියාව (129) එංගලන්තය (122) නවසීලන්තය (118) ඉන්දියාව (109) බටහිර ඉන්දීය කොදෙව් දූපත් (108) දකුණු අප්‍රිකාව (91) පාකිස්තානය (77) පිළිවෙලින් ප්‍රථම ස්ථානයේ සිට හත්වන ස්ථානය දක්වා අපට වඩා ඉදිරියෙන් සිටී.  ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට පිටුපසින්… Read More →

Harmanpreet does a Dhoni with injured wrist

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Stand-in captain ignores medical advice to do the star-turn for India in final against South Africa “Dhoni wala feeling aa rahi hai (I am starting to feel like Dhoni),” said Harmanpreet Kaur, soon after hitting a six and a two off the last two balls in India Women’s thrilling one-wicket win over South Africa Women in the final of the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 at the P Sara Oval on Tuesday (February 21). Harmanpreet was disappointed coming into the final of the tournament. She had not yet been able to adjust from the fast surfaces in Australia, where she represented Sydney Thunder in the Women’s Big Bash League, to the slow tracks in Colombo. Her father called her from India on… Read More →

Sri Lanka, Pakistan complete line-up for ICC Women’s World Cup 2017

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Sri Lanka and Pakistan have completed the list of qualifiers for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 after the last round of Super Six matches were completed at the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 on Sunday. Sri Lanka scored a 42 runs victory over Bangladesh under the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method to qualify as the third side behind India and South Africa with six points in the Super Six stage while Pakistan had a forgettable outing against India in its last match to finish with four points. Pakistan was bowled out for only 67 runs and lost by seven wickets as India got past the target in only 22.3 overs but Pakistan qualified as the fourth team since Bangladesh was nowhere… Read More →

Pakistan, Sri Lanka look set to qualify for ICC Women’s World Cup 2017

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Pakistan and Sri Lanka look set to make it to the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 as they take on India and Bangladesh respectively, in the last round of Super Six matches at the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 on Sunday. India leads the Super Six points table with eight points while South Africa is the other side to have qualified with six points. Pakistan and Sri Lanka are on four points each and close to qualifying, while Bangladesh is on two points and with a long shot at qualifying as it needs to pull off a huge win in its last match. Pakistan should be through even with a loss due to its high net run-rate while Bangladesh… Read More →

Battle of the Swarnaneela – The first ever inter-school girls cricket big match

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February 16th, 2017 will soon be a red-letter day. Today a historical women’s big match is currently ongoing at the Panadura Municipal Grounds. The two prominent girls’ schools who are competing today is the Wadduwa Central College and Panadura Mahanama Navodya College. The convener for Sri Lanka women’s cricket Apsara Singhabahu Tillakaratne was the chief guest at this historical inaugural women’s school big match. Both principals of the two schools, Dilan Gunarathna (Wadduwa Central College) and Y. K. N. Perera (Mahanama NS) are seen here participating at the opening ceremony. The first big match between girls’ schools is an initiative by Sri Lanka Cricket and is seen as a move to not only create and amplify an interest in Cricket among girls’ schools, but also to promote the… Read More →

Lokusuriyage takes Sri Lanka past Pakistan

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Three-wicket win for home side as 119-run stand between Nahida Khan and Javeria Khan goes in vain What’s a match in Sri Lanka without the drums and the trumpets adding to the mood? The home team had atmosphere and a good group of supporters on its side, led by Shashikala Siriwardene, the former captain who is sitting out with an injury. The spirits were as peppy as the music and pom-poms outside the boundary ropes. That attitude and an inclination to play with freedom won it the day when up against Pakistani sensibility. Nahida Khan and Javeria Khan’s 119-run stand for the second wicket was the core of Pakistan Women’s 212 for 7 after being asked to bat on Wednesday (February 15)… Read More →

ශ්‍රී ලංකා කාන්තා පිල සුපර් සික්ස් වටයට

Srilankan Team heads out for the start of play against India, in day one of the ICC Womens World Cup Qualifiers 2017, Colombo Sri Lanka. 7th Feb

මීළඟ කාන්තා ලෝක කුසලානය ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලියට හා ජාත්‍යන්තර ක්‍රිකට් සමුළු කුසලාන ලෝක තරගාවලියට සහභාගි වන කණ්ඩායම් තේරීම් සඳහා මේ දිනවල ශ්‍රි ලංකාවේ පැවැත්වෙන කාන්තා ලෝක කුසලාන සුදුසුකම් ලැබීමේ ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලියේ සුපර් සික්ස් වටයට තේරීමට ශ්‍රී ලංකාව සුදුසුකම් ලබා සිටී. මේ තරගාවලිය ‘ඒ’ කොටසට ඉන්දියාව, ශ්‍රී ලංකාව, අයර්ලන්තය, සිම්බාබ්වේ හා තායිලන්තයත් ‘බී’ කොටසට දකුණු අප්‍රිකාව, පාකිස්ථානය, බංග්ලාදේශය, ස්කොට්ලන්තය හා පැපුවානිව්ගිනියාවත් අයත් වූහ. මූලික වටයේ දී ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ඉන්දියාවට පරාජය වී අයර්ලන්තය, සිම්බාබ්වේහා තායිලන්තය සමග තරග ජය ගත්තේය.  ‘ඒ’ කොටසෙන් ඉන්දියාවත් ‘බී’ කොටසෙන් දකුණු අප්‍රිකාවත් ඉදිරියෙන්ම සිටිමින් එම කණ්ඩායම් 2ක ලකුණු 6 බැගින් ලබා ඇත.   ශ්‍රි ලංකාව හා පාකිස්ථානය ලකුණු 4 බැගින් ලබා 2 වන ස්ථානවල ද පසු වේ.  සුපර් සික්ස් වටයේ දී එක් කණ්ඩායමක් අනෙක් කොටසේ කණ්ඩායම් 3න සමගම තරග කරනු… Read More →

Bangladesh, Ireland, Pakistan and Sri Lanka join India and South Africa in Super Six stage of ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier

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ICC MEDIA RELEASE All six sides with One-Day International status at the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 have retained their grade for the next four-year cycle by qualifying for the Super Six stage here on Monday. There were no surprises in store as India, Sri Lanka and Ireland advanced from Group A, while South Africa, Pakistan and Bangladesh made it from Group B as the last round of preliminary league matches were completed. On the day of league matches, India defeated Zimbabwe by nine wickets, South Africa pipped Papua New Guinea by 10 wickets, Pakistan overpowered Scotland by six wickets and host Sri Lanka outsmarted Thailand by seven wickets. The teams to have qualified carry points gained against other sides that have… Read More →

South Africa ensures place in Super Six; Sri Lanka, Ireland, close in on berths

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South Africa defeated Bangladesh by six wickets on Saturday to book a place in the Super Six stage from Group B of the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 while host Sri Lanka and Ireland moved closer to the next round with their second wins in Group A. Pace bowler Shabnim Ismail set the ball rolling for group favourite South Africa with an early wicket to set the tone for a third consecutive victory in the 10-team tournament from which four will qualify for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 and the ICC Women’s Championship, while all entrants to the Super Six stage will be assured of ODI status for the next four-year cycle. Ismail got rid of Sharmin Sultana… Read More →