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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Chances of star player Sachithra Senanayake being available for the three-match ODI series against Pakistan to be played in Sri Lanka are almost zero, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Cricket Committee sources told “Daily Mirror” yesterday.
Daniel Alexander
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Sri Lanka like to begin Test series in Galle because they feel they can win there. In the past they have arrived at the SSC on a 1-0 cushion, and been happy to see a flat deck on which they can suck the life out of the series, and demoralise the opposition attack.
Daniel Alexander
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Things that have been more lively than the SSC Test pitches in recent years: the planet Mars, Kristen Stewart's acting and the third floor of the Langham Hotel in London in the dead of night. The last three Tests there have been draws. But with Sri Lanka requiring a win there to...
Daniel Alexander
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Former Sri Lanka captain Marvan Atapattu may have coached Sri Lanka to their first ever Test series win in England barely a month ago when they won all Tests, ODI and T20 formats, but Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC) officials showed that they are still not happy with him as they decided to...
Daniel Alexander
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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The National Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket has selected the following 15 member squad for the 17th Asian Games, scheduled to be held from 19th September to 04th October 2014 in Incheon,Korea. Lahiru Thirimanna – Captain, Upul Tharanga- VCaptain, Kithuruwan Vithanage...
Daniel Alexander
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Sri Lanka's visually impaired cricket team has had its bid to attend the World Cup for the Blind in South Africa bolstered, thanks to funds raised by Sri Lanka Cricket and the visiting South Africa team. SLC and Standard Chartered had organised three fundraisers for the Sri Lanka...
Daniel Alexander
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has planned to offer a huge send-off to Mahela Jayawardene and have moved the legendary player’s final test to the home ground of his club Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC), SLC Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga said yesterday.
Daniel Alexander
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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National selectors have packed off Dinesh Chandimal to England to join the Sri Lanka A team after relieving him from the Sri Lanka Test squad just two days before the second test starting tomorrow at SSC. They have also brought down former Trinity College and Sri Lanka junior player...
Daniel Alexander
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has decided to remove the current head coach of Sri Lanka cricket team, Marvan Atapattu, following the upcoming Pakistan tour and call applications to appoint a new head coach, reports say.
AmilaSaman
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Sri Lanka selectors have demoted Dinesh Chandimal to the A team and will fly in 21-year-old Niroshan Dickwella, who is in England currently, to the Test squad ahead of the second Test against South Africa.
Island Cricket
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The Proteas have descended from the high of winning the first test against Sri Lanka, and have shifted their focus to the final match starting in Colombo on Thursday. Proteas vice-captain AB de Villiers says the squad is hungry and committed to finishing the tour off with a win, and will...
Daniel Alexander
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Shane Bond dreamed of knocking batsmen out, so they would fall on their stumps. Dale Steyn loves nothing more than to "pitch leg, hit off". Bouncers. Banana swing. Batsmen backing away in fear. Stumps cartwheeling. If a sport played in whites over five days could have adrenaline...
Daniel Alexander
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) President Jayantha Dharmadasa has sent an email to all his top officials with a comprehensive plan to disburse finances totalling to over Rs. 209 million among all SLC stakeholders. The plan which is contained in a six-page MS Excel document names all controlling...
Daniel Alexander
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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In a left-field selection move, uncapped wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella has been flown in from England to join the Sri Lanka squad ahead of the second Test against South Africa, a selector has confirmed. Dickwella was on Sri Lanka A's ongoing tour of England, but he will now...
Surod
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, although overhauled by the R Premadasa Stadium as Colombo's main cricket venue, remains the headquarters of Sri Lanka Cricket - and was formerly known as Maitland Place. The ground still features many of the original grass banks for spectators..
Daniel Alexander
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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However, the Sri Lanka selectors could still opt to call up another bowler from outside their current 15-man squad, although with the SSC being Prasad’s home ground, the 31-year-old remains the overwhelming favourite to get the nod to open the bowling this week alongside Suranga Lakmal.
AmilaSaman
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Russel Arnold says Sri Lanka's big first-innings deficit led to the team's downfall, talks about the team changes he'd expect for the next Test and the spinners performances in Galle.
Sakthivel
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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For inspiration for his paintings, Salvador Dali relied on his wife Gala. For motivation to write the upbeat tune Here Comes the Sun, The Beatles' George Harrison drew on the year he had quit the band temporarily and been arrested. For a reason to bowl faster and fiercer, Dale Steyn...
Sakthivel
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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We who have played the game and know, have always reiterated that at this level where psychology plays a big part in cricket, that Sri Lanka Cricket need to look at having a full time psychologist. But sadly SLC does not think so. Isn’t the Perera incident a wake-up call?
AmilaSaman