Sri Lanka ODI squad for South Africa series

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Media Release 18th February, 2019 The Minister of Sports Honorable Harin Fernando approved the following Sri Lanka One Day squad to play in the upcoming series against South Africa. Squad Lasith Malinga – Captain Avishka Fernando Upul Tharanga Niroshan Dickwella – Vice Captain Kusal Janith Perera Kusal Mendis Dhananjaya De Silva Thisara Perera Akila Dananjaya Angelo Perera Oshada Fernando Kamindu Mendis Priyamal Perera Isuru Udana Vishwa Fernando Kasun Rajitha Lakshan Sandakan

Heroic Perera hundred helps Sri Lanka to thrilling victory

Sri Lanka's Kusal Perera reacts after bgetting his 100 runs on day 4 of the first Test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka held at the Kingsmead Stadium in Durban on February 16, 2019. (Photo by Anesh DEBIKY / AFP)

(Courtesy: ICC) Kusal Perera scored a riveting 200-ball 153 to take Sri Lanka to a thrilling victory in the first Test against South Africa in Durban on Saturday, 16 February. VIEW MATCH CENTRE When Keshav Maharaj dismissed Kasun Rajitha to reduce Sri Lanka to 226/9, a South African victory was a near certainty. However, Perera scripted a historic partnership with Vishwa Fernando for the final wicket to take his side past the finish line. It was a splendid effort by the duo, who added 78 runs between them – a record tenth-wicket stand for successful chases in Test cricket. While Perera dominated the partnership with his blistering effort, Fernando remained resilient with a 27-ball 6. Earlier in the day, Sri Lanka… Read More →

The Name List of Representatives nominated by the Members of Sri Lanka Cricket to cast their vote at the election

The Name List of Representatives nominated by the Members of Sri Lanka Cricket to cast their vote at the election to be held on 21st February 2019 (Sec.29 (b) of the SLC constitution) Click here download pdf Number of Member Associations/Clubs               –        82          (page 1 to 18) Number of Representatives                                     –        142 Sng:                                                                 Sng:                                                                             Sng: Mr. I.M. Abeyratne                                      Justice P.W.D.C. Jayathilake                                   Mr. Sunil Sirisena Member                                                                 Chairman                                                            Member SRI LANKA CRICKET ELECTION COMMITTEE 08th February 2019   Name of the Association/Club Name of the Representative Identity Card No. Telephone No. Address       01   North Central Provincial Cricket Association   President – Mohan De Silva   Secretary – Sujeeva Godaliyadda  … Read More →

Major League Tier A – Points Table & Top 10 players

Major League Tier A – Top 10 Batsman     Player Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50   BOP Fernando 9 16 0 1181 234 73.81 6 4   (Chilaw Marians Cricket Club)   P Nissanka 7 13 1 1088 206* 90.66 4 4   (Nondescripts Cricket Club)   SC Serasinghe 10 14 2 1001 204 83.41 5 1   (Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club)   PARP Perera 10 17 5 1001 206* 83.41 4 3   (Colts Cricket Club)   JK Silva 8 12 0 950 273 79.16 3 2   (Sinhalese Sports Club)   NT Paranavitana 10 14 3 931 215* 84.63 4 2   (Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club)   MMMS Cooray 10… Read More →

SLC Conducts ICC Level 01 Coaching Program

ICC Level 01 Course Conducted at RPICS (3)

Media Release 06th February, 2019 Sri Lanka Cricket conducted two programs in ICC Level 01 Coaching Course in the recent weeks for nearly 50 schools and club level coaches; who came from several parts of the country. Conducted by the Coach Education Unit of the SLC, the first of it was held from the 22nd to 25th January at the SLC High Performance Center at RPICS, while the second program was held from the 30th January to 02nd February, in the District of Ampara. The Colombo program had coaches from areas such as Panadura, Kalutara; Matugama and Moratuwa, while the 02nd program had coaches from Ampara, Batticaloa and Trincomalee Districts. The ICC Level 1 Course focuses on imparting coaches with… Read More →

Sri Lanka Test Squad for South Africa Series

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Media Release 05th February, 2019 The Minister of Sports Honorable Harin Fernando approved the following Sri Lanka Test squad to play in the upcoming series against South Africa. The National Selectors have decided to appoint Dimuth Karunaratne as the Stand-In Captain for the tour. They have also released Dinesh Chandimal from his duties as Captain and Player of the National test team to play domestic cricket to regain his form and be ready for future international tours. Sri Lanka team will tour South Africa, starting from 06th February to 24th March, 2019. Squad 01) Dimuth Karunaratne – Stand-in Captain 02) Niroshan Dickwella – Vice Captain 03) Lahiru Thirimanne 04) Kaushal Silva 05) Kusal Mendis 06) Kusal Janith Perera 07) Milinda… Read More →

Nine member Junior Selection Panel has been appointed for a one year period

Media Release 01st February, 2019 The Minister of Sports Honorable Harin Fernando appointed the following Nine Member Junior Selection Committee for a period of one year; effective from 29th  January, 2019. Ranjith Madurusinghe – Chairman Ranjan Paranavithana Gajaba Pitigala S. Nishanthan H. Nandasena Gamini Wickremasinghe Dilshan De Silva Nilantha Ratnayake Farveez Maharoof

Official warm-up fixtures for ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 announced

ICC CWC 2019 Warm ups

The official warm-up fixtures to be played in the lead-up to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales have today been announced. Warm-up fixtures to be played between 24-28 May 2019 ahead of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 Each team will play two official warm-up matches ahead of the tournament which will start on 30 May Matches to be held at Bristol County Ground, Cardiff Wales Stadium, Hampshire Bowl, The Oval ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 Managing Director, Steve Elworthy: “These games provide another opportunity for fans to see world-class players at their local venue” Tickets details to be announced in April via All ten competing nations will play two official warm-up fixtures… Read More →

Media Advisory – On Tour Selections

SLC wishes to announce that the team selection; while the team is on tour shall be made by a Committee comprising of Team Manager and Captain in Consultation with the National Selection Committee.  The majority decision of the Manager; Captain and members of the Selection Committee shall prevail on any selection made thereof.  This decision was taken under the instructions of the Ministry of Sports in consideration of the need to form an effective and transparent selection mechanism; whilst the team is on tour. The directive will come into force with immediate effect.

Statement on Amnesty from Alex Marshall – ICC General Manager Anti-Corruption


Dubai, 28 January 2019 “As we approach the end of our 15-day amnesty period for those who previously failed to report information regarding corrupt approaches in Sri Lankan cricket, I would like to thank everyone who has come forward to share information. “We have seen a positive response with several people providing new and important information. This has assisted existing investigation and resulted in some new cases. “In the final few days, I would request the cricket fraternity to come forward and share any other information concerning corrupt conduct or approaches in the strictest of confidence and without any fear or repercussion.” Notes to editors The International Cricket Council (ICC) is holding a 15-day amnesty from 16-31 January to participants… Read More →

Sri Lanka Women’s squad to tour of South Africa 2019

Sri Lanka Womens Team

Media Release 22nd January, 2019 Minister of Sports Honorable Harin Fernando approved the below squad to take part in the upcoming Women’s National Team tour of South Africa 2019. The team will tour South Africa during the period of 29th January to 18th February, 2019 and will play 03 ODIs and 03 T20 matches. Chamari Atapattu – Captain Prasadani Weerakkody Anushka Sanjeewani Tharika Sewwandi Hasini Perera Imalka Mendis Harshitha Samarawickrema Shashikala Siriwardena Nilakshi De Silva Umesha Thimashini ( Subject to fitness) Kaveesha Dilhari Achini Kulasooriya Udeshika Probodani Inoka Ranaweera Oshadi Ranasinghe Standby Players Hansima Karunaratne Madushika Meththananda Sathya Sandeepani Inoshi Fernando Sugandika Kumari Media and Communications –Prasanna Rodrigo – Media Manager   – Sri Lanka Cricket – Contact: + 94 77… Read More →

Australia Under 19 Test Match Trophy Handing over

Australia Under 19 Test Match Trophy Handing over

Sri Lanka Under 19 team won the only 3 Day game, it played against Australia Under 19 Team during the concluded home series. This morning, Sri Lanka U19 Skipper Nipun Dananjaya handed over the Trophy; won by the team to Mr. Ashley De Silva, CEO of Sri Lanka Cricket.  The Under 19 Head Coach Hashan Thilakaratne and Team Manager Nalinda Ilangakoon also took part in the handing over of the trophy. Head of International Cricket Mr. Chandima Mapatuna was also present during the occasion.  Speaking about the Victory, Coach Hashan Thilakaratne said…………… “This is the first time, since 1985, Sri Lanka Under 19 won a test match against Australia Under 19. It’s a great achievement by the Youngsters” “I was in the… Read More →

Sri Lanka U19 Squad for the 03 Day Game vs Australia U19

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Media Release 09th January, 2019 Sri Lanka under 19 squad, chosen to play the 03 Day Game vs touring Australia under 19 team. The Minister of Sports Honorable Harin Fernando gave his approval to the squad. The 3 Day Match vs Australia, will commence on the 10th January, 2019 at the SSC. THE SQUAD Nipun Dananjaya – Captain – Joseph Vas College Kamil Mishara – Royal College, Colombo Gamage Sonal Dinusha – Mahanama College, Colombo Ashian Angelo Daniel – Joseph’s College, Colombo Rohan Sanjaya – Tissa Centeral College, Kalutara Dilum Sudheera Thilakarathna – Richmond College Vijayakanth Viyaskanth – Jaffna Central College Sadun Tharaka Mendis – Richmond College Chamindu Piyamal Wijesinghe – Nalanda College Ruvin Chandisa Peries – Trinity College; Kandy… Read More →