Sri Lanka impress again as it tops Group B: ICC WWT20 Qualifiers

Sri Lanka once again showed its superiority with an 8 wicket victory over hosts Ireland. Ireland batting first in the T20I, lost early wickets and were languishing on 3 runs for 5 wickets as Shillington (1), Isobel Joyce (1) who received her 100 cap and sister Cecelia Joyce (0) all fell. Kim Garth who scored 12 runs attempted to make the total look respectful. The Sri Lankan bowlers once again looked strong as Sripali Weerakkody and captain Shashikala Siriwardene both took two wickets a piece; as well three run outs by Sri Lanka. Elena Tice (14) down the order hit 2 fours and Ireland finished on 62 runs for 9 wickets in its 20 overs. Sri Lanka’s reply was steady… Read More →

Sri Lanka overwhelmed opponents Japan: ICC WWT20 Qualifiers

Sri Lanka continued to look mightily impressive as they overwhelmed opponents Japan with an outstanding performance, winning by 10 wickets in its match at Merrion. Japan batted first scoring 21 in 18.1 overs, the only batter to make any significant contribution was Ayako Nakayama scoring 12 runs. The Sri Lanka bowling attack were in fine form bowling as a unit and sharing the wickets around. Eshani Kaushalya (5 for 2), Sripali Weerakkody (2 for 2) and Chandima Gunaratne (2 for 2) all put in professional performances. Sri Lanka managed to score the winning runs in 1.4 overs, Yasoda Mendis (18) scoring 4 fours and Jayangani (4) confirming victory for the Sri Lankan team and a semi-final spot. Captain, Shashikala Siriwardene… Read More →

ICC WWT20 Qualifiers: Sri Lanka won convincingly in its opening match

Sri Lanka Women won convincingly in its opening match in ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifiers against Canada, restricting it to 44 runs in 17.5 overs. In a thoroughly professional performance the pick of the Sri Lankan bowlers were Gunaratne 3 wickets for 6 runs and Dolawette and Weerakkody taking 2 wickets a piece. Canada’s top scorer was Sivanantham (13 runs). Sri Lanka achieved the target in 6.1 overs, Mendis (17) and Kaushalya (17) scoring 4 fours and winning by 9 wickets. Winning captain Shashikala Siriwardene said, ‘The bowlers did really well today restricting them to a total of 44 runs. We saw the match Japan played we are not underestimating any teams we will do our best.’ Canadian captain Mikaela… Read More →

Women’s Squad for the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers –Ireland

At a Selection Committee meeting held on 14th June 2013, the following squad was selected to participate in the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers to be held in Ireland- from 16th July to 03rd August 2013 T20 World Cup Qualifiers Squad: 1.Shashikala Siriwardena (Captain) 2. Eshani Lokusooriya (V-Captain) 3. Chamari Athapaththu 4. Yasoda Mendis 5 . Chamani Senevirathne 6 . Sripali Weerakkody 7 . Dilani Manodara 8 . Deepika Rasangika 9 . Nipuni Hansika 10. Oshadi Ranasinghe 11 .Sandamali Dolawatta 12 .Udeshika Prabodani 13 .Nilakshi De Silva 14. Chandima Gunaratne Stand By Players 1.    Madhuri Samuddika 2.    N.J Ida 3.    Rabeka Vandort 4. Sugandika Dassanayake  The Hon.Minister has granted his approval for same

Sri Lanka Cricket Women’s ‘Level 1′ Cricket Coaching Course 2013


The SLC ’Coach Education Unit’ of the ‘National Coaching Department’ conducted an Level 1 Cricket Coaching Course for the current ‘Women’s Cricket ‘ development Squad players, Provincial Players & also a few ex National Players who are engaged in the Coaching fraternity in Sri Lanka. The course was conducted from the 11th to 14th June 2013 at the Max Cricket Academy, Kettarama. The recent performances in the World Cup by our Women Cricketers has been noteworthy with their special performances against England & India where Sri Lanka ended up victorious. This Course was specially designed & conducted for Womens’s Cricket with the intention of developing our future players & Coaches to have an better understanding of the basic principles of playing & Coaching.

18 Member Squad for the Upcoming ICC Women’s T20 WC Qualifiers

Selection committee has selected the following 18 players squad for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers to be held in Ireland 20 the July 2013. 1. Shashikala Siriwardena. 2. Eshani Lokusooriya 3. Chamini Senevirathne. 4 . Dilani Manodara 5. Sandamali Dolawatta 6. Chamari Athapaththu 7. Yasoda Mendis 8.  Nipuni Hasika 9.   Oshadi Ranasinghe. 10.   Udeshika Probodani 11.  Sripali Weerakkody 12.  Chandima Gunaratne 13.   Nilakshi De Silvas 14.   Sugandika Kumari. 15.   Reebeka Vandort. 16.   Maduri Samudrika 17.   N.J Ida 18.   Deepika. Rasangika

Contracts for National Women’s Cricket Team

Sri Lanka v West Indies Women - ICC Women's World Twenty20 2012: Group B

Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to inform that it has officially contracted the below named to the National Women’s  Cricket Team . Category A 1.Shashikala Siriwardena 2.Eshani Lokusooriya 3.Chamani Seneviratne 4.Deepika Rasangika 5.Dilani Manodara   Category B  1.Sandamali Dolawatta 2.Udeshika Prabodini 3.Yasoda Mendis 4.Sirpali Weerakkody 5.Chamari Aathapaththu   Category – C  1 Oshadi Ranasinghe, 2 Maduri Sammudrika, 3.Shareena Ravikumara 4.Nipuni Hansika 5.Nilakshi De Silva 6.Rangika Fernando 7.Lasanthi Madushani 8.Prasadini Weerakoddy 9.Inoka Ranaweera   Development Squad (Category D)– Non- Contracts Players 1.Chamari Polgampola 2.Chandima Gunaratne 3.Dharshani Dharmasiri 4.Poojani Liyanage 5.Madushika Meththananda 6.Sugandika kumari Dasanayake 7.Ama Kanchana 8 Shaleka Nilukshi 9.Hasini Perera 10.Harshitha Madavi Dissanayake 11.Chaturani Gunawardena 12.Ruchini Samarasinghe 13.N.J. Ida 14.Enoshi Fernando 15.Reebeka Vandort 16.Krishanthi Sandamali.

Inter Provincial T20: 2nd Semi Final – Central v Southern


Central Province 77/5 (15.1 ov) (I Fernando 22, S Weerakkody 18) beat Southern Province 74/10 (S Kumari 4/13, S Weerakkody 2/10) by 5 wickets. Final of the Inter Provincial Women’s Cricket Tournament will be played on the 2nd of May 2013 at NCC Colombo 7 at 1.30 pm. Central Province & Western Province will play in the Final.