Saturday, May 16, 2015
The National Selectors have decided to re appoint All Rounder Angelo Mathews as the Captain of the Sri Lanka National Team for the Test and ODI formats. His appointment is to commence from upcoming tour of Pakistan till the conclusion of Sri Lanka's tour to England next year.
Lasith Malinga will be entrusted with the leadership of the Sri Lanka National Team for the Twenty 20 format with immediate effect till the conclusion of Sri Lanka's title defense at the ICC World Twenty 20 to be played in India in 2016.
The Selectors decision was ratified by the Minister of Tourism and Sports Hon. Navin Dissanayake
- Media Release
The captain of the national team (Test & ODI ) appointed only till the last world cup and the new appointment will extend Angelo Mathews captaincy till March of next year. Lasith Malinga who appointed temporarily as the Twenty20 will receive full cover till the up coming World Twenty 20.
Friday, May 1, 2015
Vaas tendered his resignation to SLC today and said he made the decision after being disappointed with functioning of the governing body.
However, SLC CEO Ashley de Silva said Vaas' contract had ended this month and the board was not contemplating renewing it.
Vaas, 41 was appointed Sri Lanka's fast bowling coach in 2013 and was on a two-year contract, SLC said.
It was believed that Vaas and Sri Lanka's head coach Marvan Atapattu were having a rough relationship off late.
Vaas, a member of Sri Lanka's 1996 World Cup winning team picked up 355 Test wickets and 400 ODI wickets in a career spanning over 14 years.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Sri Lanka Cricket Chief Executive Office Ashley de Silva said in a letter to International Cricket Council’s Chief Executive David Richardson that withholding the funds will cause grave damage to cricket in Sri Lanka. He said the funds were due from last year’s World T20 championship and this year’s World Cup and withholding them was illegal and a breach of agreements between the two bodies.
Sri Lanka’s government appointed the committee saying it wants to investigate corruption allegations against the previous administration.
SLC is also shocked by the purported decision said to have been suddenly taken to "withhold" monies which are now lawfully due and payable by ICC to SLC by way of the Financial Distributions for the T20 World Cup 2014 and the World Cup 2015. We would point out that these are monies which were due and payable by ICC to SLC from long prior to the appointment of the Interim Committee. Further, these are monies which are payable by ICC to SLC, irrespective of the body which is managing SLC for the time being.
SLC regrets to state that, the purported sudden decision to "withhold" these monies which are legitimately due to SLC for past Events, is in breach of the Agreements between SLC and ICC and is without lawful authority and SLC urges ICC to release these monies without delay. SLC reminds ICC that these monies are lawfully due and payable to SLC and that the arbitrary and unlawful withholding of these monies will cause grave damage to Cricket in Sri Lanka.
As ICC's recent actions would gravely disrupt Cricket in Sri Lanka, SLC urges ICC to urgently obtain whatever information that may be programmes for Cricket in Sri Lanka.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Saturday, April 18, 2015
The Sri Lankan star cricketer Kumar Sangakkara felicitated with the Asian Award for Outstanding Contribution to Sport yesterday(17) at the 5th Asian Awards held in London.
Kumar Sangakkara is the only second Sri Lankan to bag the prestigious award after Sri Lankan spin Wizard Muttiah Muralitharan in 2011 at the Gala event.
While, Bolywood super star Shah Rukh Khan awarded for his contribution for the film industry. former member of Band OneDirection Zayn Malik awarded for his contribution to the music industry.
Sachin Tendulkar bagged the Asian Award for Sports in inagural edition of The Asian Awards and MS Dhoni won it in 2014 as the only second Indian to win the award
The Asian Awards is an award ceremony which takes place in the United Kingdom that recognizes and rewards exemplary achievement across 14 categories that include business, philanthropy, entertainment, culture and sport. This has founded by businessman Paul Sagoo through his Lemon Group company.
The awards also support charities through the event. Nominees are selected by an independent judging panel consisting a panel co-chaired by Baroness Verma of Leicester and Nat Wei, Baron Wei.The Asian Awards, reward outstanding achievement from within the Asian community.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
After considerable discussion, and without making a final decision on the matter, the ICC Board supported a recommendation of the ICC Governance Review Committee that it should write to the Sports Minister of Sri Lanka seeking a full and proper explanation of its intervention that prima facie puts SLC in breach of the ICC’s constitution.
The Board further decided that, pending the satisfactory resolution of this matter, the next financial distribution due from the ICC to SLC will not be advanced to SLC and will, instead, be held in an escrow account.
Notwithstanding the Board’s decision, Mr Nuski Mohamed – a nominee of the Interim Committee – was given the opportunity to provide information about the status of the Interim Committee, following which he was invited to attend the ICC Board meeting as an observer on behalf of the interests of cricket in Sri Lanka. Unfortunately, Mr Mohamed declined to attend the meeting on these terms and as a result there was no representative from Sri Lanka at the meeting.
The recent media comments of the Sri Lankan Sports Minister suggesting that the ICC was ‘colluding’ with former SLC officials were also noted and the ICC Board expressed its disappointment with the inaccurate nature of these comments. Moving forward the ICC hopes to progress this matter constructively with the Government of Sri Lanka for the good of all cricketing interests in Sri Lanka.
The ICC Board consists of the nominated representatives of each of the 10 Full Members plus three elected Associate Member representatives. The meeting is chaired by Mr Narayanaswami Srinivasan. Also present is the ICC Chief Executive.
ICC Chairman Narayanaswami Srinivasan
ICC Chief Executive David Richardson
Australia Wally Edwards
Bangladesh Nazmul Hassan
England Giles Clarke
India Narayanaswami Srinivasan
New Zealand Greg Barclay
Pakistan Shaharyar M. Khan
South Africa Chris Nenzani
Sri Lanka No attendee
West Indies Dave Cameron
Zimbabwe Wilson Manase
Associate Member Director (Bermuda) Neil Speight
Associate Member Director (Namibia) Francois Erasmus
Associate Member Director (Singapore) Imran Khawaja
Monday, April 13, 2015
Sri Lanka Cricket selection committee took the gamble by naming many new faces to the Sri Lanka "A" squad today (13).
Sri Lanka "A" team will play three One Day matches and Three unofficial Test matches against visiting Pakistan from end of this month.
Newly elected selection committee which is headed by former Sri Lanka cricket Kapila Wijeygunawardane gave opportunities for youngsters who have performed in the Premier Domestic tournament for their respective domestic team.
However, national color holder Upul Tharanga who lead SL "A" team in many series lost his place in both squads.
Selectors due to name captains for respective teams below.
One Day Squad:
Dhananjaya De Silva
Kusal Janith Perera
Unofficial Test Squad:
Dhananjaya De Silva
Kusal Janith Perera
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Red Bull Campus Cricket Returns For 2015
Play for your campus. Represent your country.
This annual international college cricket tournament will give wings to aspiring young cricketers in 200 universities across 8 cricketing nations Australia, Bangladesh,England, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the UAE. RBCC matches are played under the same regulations that govern the ICC T20 matches.
However, this year Red Bull has added one more twist and included two special clauses which is Super Sub and the Strategic Timeout allowing for more strategy and planning by the team right throughout the exciting and
Sri Lanka took pride in hosting the very first Asian Finals of RBCC in 2012. Following its success, Sri Lanka also went on to host the World Finals of the tournament in 2013. This year, Brendon Kuruppu, RBCC Tournament Director and Lahiru Thirimanne, Vice-Captain of the Sri Lanka Cricket Team, launched the local tournament with a unique “bowl-out” draw at the P. Saravanamuttu Stadium (The Oval) on April 9th. The preliminary stages will be held between May 7th and 9th while the Quarter Finals will be held on September 5th and 6th and the Semi Finals on September 12th ending with the National Finals on September 13th. This will culminate in a
spectacular World Finals on October 21st in India.
14 local teams including the reigning National Champions ICBT, ACBT, ANC, APIIT, Auston Institute of Management, BMS, CINEC, IIHE, IIT, RIC, SLIIT, VHEC, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University and the University of Sri Jayawardenapura will compete to represent Sri Lanka at the World Finals.
Coaches and prominent personalities from the Sri Lankan cricketing fraternity will also mentor teams from the Quarter Finals including holding special workshops on how to succeed in big tournaments.
Speaking at the tournament draw,Thirimanne said that “Cricket has always united us as a nation seeking a common victory.
Red Bull Campus Cricket does an exceptional job of tapping into this determination and inspires young Sri Lankan cricketers to come forward, nurture and showcase their talent as they represent their university and country on a global stage.”
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Kapila Wijrygunawardane the former national cricketer who has represented Sri Lanka as a medium Pace bowler appointed as the chairman selector of Sri Lanka Cricket today (08).
Three more former national cricketers will assist him as members of the selection committee. Former cricketers Brendon Kuruppu (Wicketkeeper Batsman), Hemantha Wickramaratne(Wicketkeeper ) & Amal Silva(Wicketkeeper) are the other members.
Initially these members were proposed by the newly elected Interim Committee to the minister of sports today(08) & Sources revealed that the Minister given permission for above names.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Karachi: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has reportedly expressed that his country’s cricket team will soon travel to Pakistan for a cricket series. It was an attack on the Sri Lankan team in 2009 that caused Pakistan to lose the privilege of hosting international cricket in the first place.
Sirisena announced the move on his first state visit to Pakistan, where he had a meeting with Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain. While condemning the tragic attack on Sri Lankan Cricket Team in Lahore in 2009, Mamnoon assured his Sri Lankan counterpart Sirisena that maximum security would be provided to the visiting team, the Express Tribune reported.
No Test team has visited Pakistan since March 2009, when militants attacked the Sri Lankan team in Lahore, killing at least six Pakistani policemen and a van driver, and some of the visiting players were wounded.
Rajith Perera s dramatic inning of 29 ball 72 made Baduraliya CC easy the 203 run chase against Colombo CC played in the Inter Club Twenty 20 tournament today (07)
CCC post a competitive total of 202 for 4 in their quota of 20 overs. The national color holder Chamara Silva scored a Century to frustrate Baduraliya bowlers. He has scores unbeaten 110 in 54 deliveries while Hashan Dumindu chipped 53 in 38 balls for CCC.
Baduraliya was far behind at one stage as experience opposition bowlers keep taking wickets in regular intervals.
Rajitha Perera stormed for Baduraliya CC with a blistering inning to make the way for a win. He has scored 7 sixes during his inning of 29 ball 72.......
Sunday, April 5, 2015
|Danushka Gunathilaka scored 102 to help his team (SSC) - File Photo|
SSC scored 246 for 4 wickets in their span of twenty overs after batting first. Danushka Gunathilaka and Minod Bhanuka had a 111 opening partnership just in 54 deliveries to lift SSC to a commanding position from the front. Minod lost his wicket at his score of 50 just in 26 deliveries. His inning colored with 4 boundaries and 4 sixes.
The old pupil of Mahanama College left handed Dhanushka Gunathilaka played a majestic knock of 102 in 57 deliveries which was blossomed with 9 boundaries and 5 sixes for SSC. Dasun Shanaka who studied in Maristella College went on riot in the middle order to score 18 ball 46 with 5 sixes.
CCC bowlers had no chance of restrict the strong attacking options of SSC.
CCC fall short for 182 in 19.2 overs to secure the victory for SSC by 64 runs.
Binura Fernando and Charith Jayampathy shared three wickets each.
The SSC's score of 246 is the highest T20 total in Sri Lankan soil as they beated the 10 year old 245/4 record of NCC.
Highest T20 totals - All Formats in Sri Lanka
|Sinhalese||246/4||v Col CC||Colombo (Colts)||4 Apr 2015|
|Nondescripts||245/4||v SL Air SC||Colombo (Bloomfield)||16 Oct 2005|
|Ragama||237/6||v Saracens||Colombo (Colts)||4 Mar 2007|
Highest totals - Internationals in Sri Lanka
|West Indies||205/4||v Australia||Colombo (RPS)||5 Oct 2012|
Ajmal, may not be available until later in the season after being named in Pakistan's squad for the tour of Bangladesh starting next week.
Off-spinner Senanayake, has played one Test and 45 one-day internationals.
He appeared in five ODIs against England last summer, but was banned from bowling in July because of an illegal action.
Senanayake, who has never played county cricket, was cleared to return in December after remodelling his action.
Senanayake has played 45 ODIs and 17 T20s for his country - and one Test, when he was on the opposing team to Saeed Ajmal against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi in December 2013. He has taken 376 first-class wickets in 71 matches at an average of 19.69.
Friday, April 3, 2015
Thursday, April 2, 2015
එසේම කුමාර් සංගක්කාරට තවදුරටත් ශ්රී ලංකාව වෙනුවෙන් ක්රීඩා කිරීමට ආරාධනා කරනබවත්, ඒ සඳහා සාකච්චා පැවත්වූ බවත් අමාත්යවරයා පැවසීය.
එසේම මහේල ජයවර්ධන යොවුන් ක්රීඩකයන් ගේ ක්රීඩාව නැංවීමට උපදේශන සේවාවක් ලබාදීම කැමැත්ත පල කලබව අතුරු කමිටු සභාපති හිටපු ටෙස්ට් ක්රීඩක සිදත් වෙත්තමුනි මහතා පැවසීය. එමෙන්ම හිටපු දඟපන්දු යවන ක්රීඩක මුත්තයියා මුරලිදරන්ද හැකි සෑම විටම ශ්රී ලංකා ක්රිකට් ක්ෂේත්රයට උපකාර කිරීමට කැමැත්තෙන් සිටින බව පැවසූ බවත් ඔහු මෙහිදී පැවසීය.
නව අතුරු කමිටුව වැඩ භාරගත් දින පැවති මාධ්ය හමුවට සහභාගී වෙමින් මොවුන් මේ අදහස් පල කලේ ය.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
මහේලට හා සංගක්කාරට ප්රශ්න තියෙනව. සංගක්කාරගෙන් බැගෑවත්ව ඉල්ලනව තව දුරටත් ඔහුගෙ සේවාව ලබා දෙන්න කියල.
ICC expressed their view regarding the newly appointed interim committee and written a letter to explain their stand.
Former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene is set to take over a role with the country's cricket administration to develop the infrastructure of the local game at the feeder level.
Jayawardane, who retired from ODIs after the World Cup, was one of the finest batsmen to come through the highly competitive school cricket set up.
Mahela who has started in International cricket career 18 year ago in R Premadasa Stadium against India call his day for all form of Cricket after the defeat against South Africa in ICC World Cup Quarter finals.
Soon after the retirement Mahela Jayawardene has offered help Sri Lanka Cricket in an honorary advisory capacity to develop Schools Cricket, Under 19, Sri Lanka A team & domestic cricket to meet international standard.
Mahela represented the country in 149 Tests, 448 ODI, and 55 T20s and carrying 25957 International runs under his belt.
Career Record with the bat