Wettimuny named as chairman of the new SLC interim committie With effect from 1 April 2015, Sidath Wettimuny is expected to commence duties as the new chairman of the SLC interim committee. The nine-member interim committee was appointed with the approval of the sports minister Navin Dissanayake. The discontinuation of the previous committee led by president Jayantha Dharmadasa resulted in the formation of the new body. Sidath Wettimuny currently at ...

Starc ranked top ODI bowler, 3 Lankans stay in ODI top 5 Starc, Sanga, Dilshan and Mathews Mitchell Starc has soared to No.1 in the ICC bowlers’ rankings in ODIs following a stellar World Cup campaign, where he was the leading wicket-taker and player of the tournament. Starc came into the World Cup seventh on the list, but his 22 wickets at 10.18 pushed him to the top spot for the first ...

Following a meeting lately, the Minister of Tourism and Sports Navin Dissanayake appointed an interim committee to run Sri Lanka Cricket. Adhering to this change in personnel, the current executive committee has been dissolved. The interim committee is expected to be functioning from 1 April 2015. All functions are expected to be carried out smooth until further notice. Despite being ...

MELBOURNE: International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman N Srinivasan was booed by the 93,000 crowd that turned up for the World Cup final on Sunday at the MCG when he was introduced by presenter Mark Nicholas at the presentation ceremony. It was reported by the international media prior to the final that Srinivasan may breach the global body’s constitution by deciding ...

McCullum gives his team 50-50 chance of achieving their dream Reporting from Australia & New Zealand MELBOURNE: New Zealand who have been in international cricket for 85 years, Sunday represents their best chance of winning their biggest prize in the sport when they play co-host Australia in the 2015 World Cup final at the MCG. The journey for New Zealand to reach this stage has been a long one with ...

Dharmasena reaches yet another World Cup final ICC has officially named Sri Lanka’s Kumar Dharmasena and England’s Richard Kettleborough as the two on-field umpires for the all important world cup final match between the co-hosts Australia and New Zealand on Sunday (29). After representing Sri Lanka for 12 years in the international arena, Dharmasena made his international debut as an umpire in 2009. Yet the turning-point in ...

Aussies too good for India, qualify to meet NZ in final Reporting from Australia & New Zealand SYDNEY: So it will eventually be a Trans-Tasman World Cup final on Sunday at Melbourne after four-time champions Australia outplayed defending champs India to win the second semi-final by 95 runs at the SCG on Thursday. It was clearly evident that once Australia had posted a total in excess of 300, India would struggle ...

SLC search for new talent Earlier this week, the National selectors held a meeting to name the 28 players for the Sri Lanka ”A” ODI and 4-day pool. It was then decided to categorize the players separately for both ODI and the 4-day format. The two 15 man squads are to be announced officially by the end of this week. The 28-man squad which was ...

Another thriller on the cards – Australia take on India Experience will play a big part says Clarke Reporting from Australia & New Zealand SYDNEY: Following the edge-of-the-seat semi-final between New Zealand and South Africa at Auckland on Tuesday, standby for another crackerjack World Cup semi-final when hosts Australia take on defending champs India at the SCG tomorrow under lights. Like New Zealand, India have also gone through the tournament ...

South African guides Black Caps to first WC final Reporting from Australia & New Zealand AUCKLAND: It took a South African-born cricketer Grant Elliott to guide New Zealand to their first World Cup final after six semi-final defeats when they beat South Africa in a nerve-wracking semi-final by four wickets with a ball to spare under the Duckworth/Lewis rain rule at Eden Park on Tuesday night. Elliott, 36 ...

The quarter final defeat to South Africa demolished Sri Lanka’s dreams of regaining the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup at Sydney on Wednesday. Sri Lanka had done quite well up until the knock out stage but the African counterparts proved too good for them as Mathews and co had to take an early flight back to the country. Losing the ...

We just weren’t good enough – Sangakkara Reporting from Australia & New Zealand SYDNEY: South Africa put up a clinically efficient display on the field to outsmart and outplay Sri Lanka in the first quarter-finals of the 2015 World Cup and earn themselves a place in the semi-finals at the SCG on Wednesday. The Proteas proved to be too good for the Lankans bundling them out ...

Sri Lanka were handed an embarrassing defeat to end their World Cup campaign as they were outplayed by a strong South African outfit who sealed the first of the four quarter finals with a nine-wicket win at Sydney Cricket ground on Wednesday. Kumar Sangakkara who was playing his last ODI match for the country top scored with 45 runs while ...

Sri Lanka hit by Herath injury ahead of quarter-finals Reporting from Australia & New Zealand SYDNEY: Injury-hit Sri Lanka were dealt another blow ahead of their World Cup quarter-final against South Africa here on Wednesday at the SCG when their leading spinner Rangana Herath was virtually ruled out of the match with a finger injury. Herath had four stitches inserted into the index finger of his bowling left hand ...

We’ve been working for this game for the last 2-3 years Reporting from Australia & New Zealand SYDNEY: South Africa may have a rather chequered history in past World Cup tournaments, but AB de Villiers team is determined that they don’t follow the line of their predecessors when they take on Sri Lanka in the first quarter-final under lights at the SCG on Wednesday, “It’s an important game. It’s exactly what ...

Atapattu expresses confidence as team gears up for q’final Reporting from Australia & New Zealand SYDNEY: Sri Lanka head coach Marvan Atapattu expressed confidence that his team was geared up for the challenge as they come up to the knockout stage of the 2015 cricket World Cup. Sri Lanka are likely to have South Africa as their quarter-final opponents at the SCG on Wednesday and Atapattu stated,” We don’t ...

Sussex sign Mahela Jayawardene for NatWest T20 Blast Sussex CCC are announced the signing of Sri Lanka Batsman Mahela Jayawardene for the first half of their 2015 NatWest T20 Blast campaign. The vastly experienced Sri Lankan will be available for the first seven matches of Sussex’s campaign, beginning with the match against Kent Spitfires on Friday 15th May at Canterbury after retiring from all forms of the game ...

Peerless Sangakkara breaks world batting record Reporting from Australia & New Zealand HOBART: Peerless Kumar Sangakkara became the first batsman in one-day international cricket history to score four consecutive hundreds when he made 124 off 95 balls to help Sri Lanka coast home to an easy 148 runs win over associate member Scotland in their final World Cup Pool A match played at Bellerive Oval ...

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