England On Fire – 408 for 9 England lately managed to secure a record-breaking victory against the Kiwis after going past the 400 run mark for the first time in One Day Internationals. Sparkling century stands from Jos Buttler and Joe Root took the English to a massive 210-run win, their largest victory based on the run margin. Coming out of a poor performance at the ICC ...

Kumar Dharmasena initiates workshops for umpires The ICC Elite umpire Kumar Dharmasena lately initiated a workshop for the local domestic umpires at the SLC Headquarters. The discussed topics at the workshop were, Preparation before a match Concentration Improving your focus through routines Practice makes Perfect Positive personal belief Anticipate challenge Staying calm under pressure Overcoming setbacks The Chairman of the Interim Committee, Sidath Wettimuny was considered ...

From Useful Cricketer to World Class Commentator Russel Arnold Masters His Way to Continue His Contribution Towards Sri Lanka Cricket The 41-year-old, Russel Premakumaran Arnold continued to engage in Cricket, following his retirement in 2007 as he always wanted to stay close to the sport he loved the most. Russel’s journey from being a handy all-rounder to an impressive commentator is known by many, despite being barely ...

Pakistan On The Edge Of Qualification Following a comprehensive series win against Zimbabwe lately, the Pakistani team landed in Sri Lanka with high hopes in continuing their winning run. Keeping in mind, a series win in the 50-over format will remain as Pakistan’s only hope in reaching the Champions Trophy 2017. Starting from the longer version of the game, the series is set to get underway ...

Sanga & Mahela To Feature in MCL T20 The West Indian batsman Brian Lara lately announced that the Sri Lankan legends Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardena are likely to feature in next year’s Masters Champions League (MCL) Twenty20. The league which is expected to be played in the United Arab Emirates will only host retired cricketers. With players like Brian Lara, Adam Gilchrist, Wasim Akram and Jacques Kallis ...

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan – Complete Tour Schedule Malinga celebrates picking up a wicket for Sri Lanka The complete schedule for the upcoming Pakistan Tour of Sri Lanka was announced lately. The important series is all set to get underway from 17th of June 2015 onwards. With new faces in both sides, the home team is expected to be tested with pace and hard hitting. Test Match Schedule ...

Pakistan announces squad for Sri Lankan tour The Pakistan selection committee lately finalized their Test squad for the upcoming Sri Lankan tour later this month. It was quite surprising to see the impact spinner Saeed Ajmal being excluded from the 15 member squad. The ex-mystery spinner was left out as his poor form continued after he made certain corrections in his bowling action. At the same time, ...

Jonty impressed with Mubarak’s fielding During his 10-Day training camp in Sri Lanka, the South African batsman Jonty Rhodes identified Jehan Mubarak as an outstanding fielder and a valuable asset for the team in the upcoming years. Despite being a 34-year-old, Mubarak succeeded in impressing Jonty to an extent where Jonty himself recommended Mubarak to be named in the upcoming Pakistan clash. Apart from Mubarak’s ...

Angie can overtake Sachin – Michael de Zoysa The calm headed Sri Lankan allrounder and skipper Angelo Matthews turned 28 on Tuesday (2) as he set sail to reach greater heights in years to come. With Mahela’s departure and Sanga reaching the peak of his career, Angie has a lot to offer as a batsman, bowler and skipper. At Angie’s current pace, the outgoing Sri Lanka Cricket manager, ...

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 ...

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