SLC Officials to visit Pakistan Two Sri Lanka Cricket officials are expected to visit Pakistan to witness the final ODI match between the home team and Zimbabwe. Despite the fact that invitations were sent to India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, Sidath Wettimuny (chairman of SLC) was the only individual to respond. Following the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team bus, PCB had decided to ...

Jayawardene’s involvement in Cricket Masterclass for kids The Sri Lankan legend Mahela Jayawardene lately led cricket masterclass for kids in Crawley, while playing for Sussex in the T20 Blast. The former Sri Lankan captain shared his experience with the kids by conducting a coaching session followed by a Q&A. Adhering to the age groups, Mahela conducted sessions from 3-4 pm and 4-5 pm respectively. To ensure that ...

Dilshan set to play for The Derbyshire Falcons The Sri Lankan opener Tillekeratne Dilshan is set to make his Derbyshire debut alongside South African opener Hashim Amla on Friday (29). As an immediate replacement for the injured Nathan Rimmington, Dilshan was called up to feature in the Natwest T20 Blast. Dilshan has been in outstanding touch lately in the shorter format of the game. His ability to place ...

After a prolonged investigation, Sri Lanka Cricket lately confirmed that they have identified two individuals within the institution, guilty of sexual harassing certain members in the Sri Lankan Women’s cricket team. Alternatively, another individual was found guilty of inappropriate conduct. The investigation began in early 2013 when there were hints of misconduct reported within the organization. The inquiry report revealed ...

Jonty Rhodes to Help Sri Lanka Uplift Fielding Standards The 45-year-old South African cricketer, Jonty Rhodes arrived in the island lately to assist Sri Lanka Cricket in overcoming their fielding blunders. Jonty is expected to be here for a short period of 10 days. As the fielding stats are not very promising lately, Sri Lanka cricket believes that Jonty’s involvement in assisting the boys would be essential ahead of ...

West Indies Women eye on easy win Despite squaring the T20 series, the Sri Lankan women were lately pushed to the back foot with an outstanding bowling display, restricting them to just 74 runs at the end of the 20 overs. The West Indian women came back strong after the defeat in the first match. After winning the toss and electing to field first in the final ...

Sanga and Herath Honoured Earlier this week, the Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara was honoured as the CEAT International Cricketer of the Year at a commemoration held in Mumbai, India. At the same ceremony, Rangana Herath was announced as the Best International Bowler of the Year. Sangakkara’s outstanding form followed by the consecutive hundreds during the World Cup, not only demonstrated that he deserves ...

MI emerge as deserving champions Despite a terrible start to the 8th edition of the Indian Premier League, the enthusiastic Mumbai Indians yet again outplayed the consistent Chennai Super Kings, claiming the second title win. With outstanding individual performances, it was overall considered a team effort. With the loss of Parthiv Patel early in the innings, the Mumbai Indians were not in a mood to ...

Familiar Rivals Enter the Big Stage – IPL 2015 After an exciting few weeks of Cricket, it’s all set for the grand finale of one of the most colourful and entertaining tournaments in the Cricket Calendar. Familiar rivals, Chennai super Kings and the Mumbai Indians are set to compete in the big Final at Eden Gardens Kolkata tonight. Despite loosing the first four games, the Mumbai Indians led by ...

Poor first innings score puts SL A under pressure With play coming to an end on Day 3 in the 3rd unofficial Test Match in Dambulla, the visiting team Pakistan A have taken charge of proceedings with a massive first innings score of 580. The Sri Lankans were restricted to just 273 in their first innings with an outstanding bowling display. As the third day ended, the Sri Lankans ...

West Indies Women’s tour of Sri Lanka 2015 – T20 Squad Adhering to the 3-1 loss in the 4 match One Day International series, the selection committee had to re-think before finalizing the players for the shorter version of the game. Despite the fact that the West Indian women were a strong opponent, the Sri Lankans should have performed better, playing in home soil. Changes made to the T20 line up ...

Sangakkara ton secures draw A draw was always in the cards as the rain kept pouring continuously during the first two days of the four-day test match at Northampton. With Day One being totally washed off, Northamptonshire only managed to score 107 for the loss of 2 wickets on Day 2. Northamptonshire gained a little momentum as Stephen Peters and Rob Newton consolidated the ...

Shashikala receives a special award The 30-year-old all-rounder Shashikala Siriwardene was lately hailed for reaching a milestone by taking 100 wickets and scoring 1000 runs. She is now the first Sri Lankan female cricketer to accomplish such standards in the international level. Her all-round performance has impressed Sri Lanka throughout the days. Shashikala being a key contributor was ranked the World’s top women all-rounder in ...

Re-birth of International Cricket in Pakistan With no taste of International Cricket for the past 6 years, the terrorist attack on the touring Sri Lankan cricket team in March 2009 has had a great impact. Despite concerns and fear, Zimbabwe has decided to break the jinx by touring Pakistan for a limited over series. Bullets that hit the Sri Lankan bus in 2009 With high security ...

Aggressive Mumbai reach final – IPL 2015 Mumbai Indians lately outplayed the mighty Chennai Super Kings with a comprehensive 25 run win to reserve their place in the final of this year’s Indian Premier League. It was considered a splendid team effort as all the players contributed towards the valuable accomplishment. Coming into the game, expecting a tough challenge, the Mumbai Indians from the first ball considered ...

SLC initiate Soft Skills Development Program With the change in the interim committee and chairman, the public expected a much better service with decent practice among the Sri Lanka Cricket governing body. As the first step, the new committee has initiated a soft skills development program for cricketers of all age categories. After investigating, the committee has determined several basic areas which needed to be perfected. ...

Batting power-play to be excluded ; A Wise Move? The ICC Cricket Committee headed by Anil Kumble brought in a recommendation to remove the controversial batting power play which was lately considered extremely favourable to the batsman. During the gathering on Monday, the committee further discussed in bringing an initiative to allow five fielders outside the 27-metre circle in the last 10 overs. The committee spoke largely in favour ...

Pakistan Tour of Sri Lanka – Match Schedule confirmed Sri Lanka Cricket has lately announced the match schedule for the upcoming Pakistan tour. While taking the cricket-wise relationship between the two countries into consideration, both nations deserve massive respect. Sri Lanka celebrate a Pakistani wicket during the previous matches This series happens to be important for both sides for various reason. The main reasons being, the shocking defeat Pakistan ...

No changes in captaincy – Sri Lanka Cricket Sri Lanka Cricket has agreed on going with all rounder Angelo Mathews and fast bowler Lasith Malinga as the captains for the upcoming clash against Pakistan. While Angelo takes over the leadership role for both Tests and One Day Internationals, Lasith is yet again trusted with the entertaining T20 format. Angelo Mathews, after succeeding Mahela Jayawardene as the Sri Lankan ...

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