Nishantha Ranatunga

  • Sri Lanka to oppose ICC's proposed draft paper January 23, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket on Thursday said it would oppose the proposed ICC draft paper prepared by its Finance and Commercial Affairs Committee according to secretary Nishantha Ranatunga. "The executive committee agreed to write to the President of the ICC and inform them the unanimous view of the executive committee of...
  • SLC to make security assessment ahead of Bangladesh tour January 11, 2014

    Colombo: Two senior Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) officials are all set to visit Bangladesh to make a security assessment there ahead of their national cricket team's tour to the country. A SLC spokesman said that vicepresident Mohan de Silva and Ajith Jayasekera, a former CEO of SLC and national team manager,...
  • Sri Lanka offer to host Asia Cup, World Twenty20 January 3, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka are ready to step in and host the Asia Cup oneday tournament and the World Twenty20 if the two events are pulled out of violenceplagued Bangladesh, a top official said on Friday. The Asia Cup had been scheduled to be held between February 24 and March 7 in...
  • Modalities of 2014 Asia Cup discussed in ACC meet September 14, 2013

    Chennai: Top members of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) on Saturday discussed the modalities of the 2014 Asia Cup tournament, which is to be hosted by Bangladesh for a second straight time, in February-March next year. The tournament, to be held from February 24 to March 8, has gone to Bangladesh...
  • Sangakkara meets SLC officials to sort out differences September 2, 2013

    Colombo: Senior batsman Kumar Sangakkara and officials of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) met on Monday to sort out their differences arousing after the board questioned his loyalty towards the country while playing in the upcoming Champions League T20. "We had a very fruitful meeting and decided to move ahead having...
  • Malinga set to miss CL T20 due to personal reasons August 25, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lankan speedster Lasith Malinga is likely to miss playing for Mumbai Indians in next month's Champions League T20 to be played in India due to some family commitments. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has confirmed receiving Malinga's leave request while his Indian franchise Mumbai Indians, who won the IPL this...
  • SLC won't stop players from joining IPL, says secretary Nishantha March 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Sri Lanka Cricket secretary, Nishantha Ranatunga, on Thursday said it will not stop its players from participating in the Indian Premier League after getting assurances from the BCCI about their safety but made it clear that the SLC will not accept political interference. "I don't think Lankan players should...
  • Sri Lanka players end battle for contracts July 19, 2012

    Colombo: Sri Lankan players have ended their battle against the authorities over signing of the contracts for the year 2012, an official said on Wednesday. "The contracts have been issued to the cricketers to obtain their signatures," Nishantha Ranatunga, secretary of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said. The cricketers' contracts were to...
  • SLC unaware of 'fixing' cloud over its player May 19, 2012

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Saturday denied any knowledge of its player being accused of match-fixing in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). "No we are not aware of such [our player being questioned] an occurrence. If it had happened, the BCCI would have informed us," SLC secretary, Nishantha Ranatunga...
  • SLPL looks to participation of Indian players May 14, 2012

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket Board on Monday said that it was looking forward to the participation of Indian cricketers in the inaugural edition of the Sri Lankan Premier League to be held in August. "We hope and pray that India will participate," Nishantha Ranatunga, Sri Lanka Cricket secretary, told reporters...