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  • Sri Lankan board not to take action against Jayawardene, Sangakkara 23-04-2014 09:29 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Wednesday dropped plans to take disciplinary action against senior players Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara. "We have sorted out the matter by talking to the two players," SLC Chairman Jayantha Dharmadasa said. The SLC was responding to public pressure as the decision to put...
  • Paul Farbrace quits as Sri Lanka's head coach 22-04-2014 04:19 PM

    Colombo: The head coach of the Sri Lanka cricket team Paul Farbrace has decided to leave his post and take up the assistant coach's job for his native country, England. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) secretary Nishantha Ranatunga said that Farbrace this morning officially informed his decision to the SLC executive...
  • Sri Lanka board hits back at Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara 09-04-2014 07:13 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's cricket board and two senior players were locked in a war of words on Wednesday, a day after the World Cup-winning Twenty20 team returned home as national heroes. Former skippers Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara sparked the row by criticising cricket officials during a red-carpet reception at...
  • T20I retirement not for 'financial gain', says Jayawardene 20-03-2014 10:00 AM

    Colombo: The former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene has dismissed the allegations against him by a Sri Lankan publication that he chose to announce his T20I retirement to an Indian newspaper because it was more 'financially rewarding'. According to Sri Lanka's Daily Mirror daily, Jayawardene chose not to divulge the...
  • After Sangakkara, Jayawardene also to quit T20Is 17-03-2014 01:24 PM

    Dhaka: Sri Lankan batting stalwart Mahela Jayawardene will retire from Twenty20 Internationals after the conclusion of the ongoing T20 World Cup in Bangladesh. International Cricket Council announced the news of Jayawardene's decision on Twitter. "SL legend @MahelaJay to join @KumarSanga2 in T20I retirement after the #wt20 2014," a tweet from...
  • Sri Lanka cricketers refuse to sign new contracts 06-03-2014 03:32 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lankan players have refused to sign the new payment contracts as their demands of a share from the income derived through ICC events haven't been met by the cricket board (SLC). "The national players have refused to sign the contracts forwarded to them in Bangladesh," reported Daily Mirror...
  • SLC finally backs ICC revamp plan 18-02-2014 07:15 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket has finally decided to back the controversial ICC revamp plan proposed by India, England and Australia, saying that it's satisfied with the revised resolutions tabled at the Board Meeting of the world body early this month. SLC arrived at the decision at its Executive Committee meeting...
  • 'South Africa's U-turn forced SL to abstain from voting' 10-02-2014 08:40 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) had no other choice but to abstain from voting during the ICC Board meeting in Singapore, after South Africa did U-turn on the Big Three's plan to revamp the ICC structure. "When Haroon Lorgat said South Africa...
  • Sri Lanka Cricket to seek new mandate over ICC revamp 08-02-2014 06:16 PM

    Colombo: Having abstained at the crucial voting for the ICC revamp plan in Singapore on Saturday, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said it would seek a further domestic mandate to deal with the controversial proposals. "At the ICC Board meeting held in Singapore, the revised resolution relating to the governance, competition...
  • The revamp model is legally sound: ICC 07-02-2014 08:29 PM

    New Delhi: Responding to opposition from Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to the proposed changes in ICC's structure, ICC's head of legal affairs Iain Higgins has said that the revamp model was "legally sound" and member boards can vote against it should it be brought to vote during Board meeting in...
  • SLC writes to ICC questioning the legality of revamp proposals 06-02-2014 10:08 PM

    New Delhi: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) president Jayantha Dharmadasa has written a letter to the ICC questioning the legality of the changes proposed in the 'Position Paper' for cricket's global revenue sharing and governance model. In a letter sent to ICC's head of legal affairs, Iain Higgins, on Wednesday, Dharmadasa...
  • SLC decides to oppose ICC revamp plan 05-02-2014 10:31 PM

    Colombo: The Sri Lanka Cricket on Wednesday decided to firmly oppose the revised proposals of the controversial ICC revamp plan which sought to give a larger control to India, Australia and England. The SLC said its Executive Committee on Wednesday discussed the issue in a meeting with all stakeholders, past...
  • Sri Lanka Cricket defer decision on ICC revamp 01-02-2014 01:47 PM

    Colombo: Opposed to the ICC's structural overhaul which would cede executive decision-making to India, Australia and England, Sri Lanka Cricket has appointed a sub-committee to deliberate on the proposed revamp after its executive committee meeting ended without a conclusion. The committee would be re-convened on Monday. SLC sources said a...
  • Sri Lanka to oppose ICC's proposed draft paper 23-01-2014 09:05 PM

    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...
  • Sri Lanka Cricket wants Big Bash stars for national duty 20-01-2014 03:05 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has asked two of its three national squad members playing in the ongoing Australian Big Bash to return home immediately. Chairman of selectors, Sanath Jayasuriya said he had asked the SLC to summon back Lasith Malinga and Ajantha Mendis in view of the packed schedule...
  • Sri Lanka offer to host Asia Cup, World Twenty20 03-01-2014 06:13 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka are ready to step in and host the Asia Cup one-day tournament and the World Twenty20 if the two events are pulled out of violence-plagued Bangladesh, a top official said on Friday. The Asia Cup had been scheduled to be held between February 24 and March 7...
  • SLC likely to drop Malinga from Bangladesh tour 02-01-2014 12:04 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is likely to drop pacer Lasith Malinga from the national squad to tour Bangladesh as a means of sending a strong signal to the star bowler over his indifferent attitude towards training and poor performance. Following Sri Lanka's 2-3 loss in the recent ODI series...
  • SLC asks PCB to pay USD 30K incurred during March 2009 attack 09-11-2013 11:34 AM

    Karachi: Sri Lankan Cricket Board is still waiting for its Pakistan counterpart to pay an amount of USD 30,000 incurred while hiring a chartered airplane to fly their players out of Lahore after militants attacked them in March 2009. According to sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board, the Sri Lankans...
  • Marvan Atapattu, Mark Davis in line to be Sri Lanka coach 06-11-2013 09:19 PM

    Colombo: Former captain Marvan Atapattu is among the two front-runners for the post of Sri Lankan cricket team coach, SLC announced on Wednesday. Atapattu is currently the batting coach of the national team. Alongside Atapattu, Mark Davies, coach of English county side Sussex, is the other contender. There were five...
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan retires from Test cricket 10-10-2013 01:13 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's former captain and opening batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan announced his retirement from Test cricket with immediate effect on Thursday, saying he wants to clear the way for a youngster to take over. Dilshan who will turn 37 next week told reporters that he had planned to retire after...
  • Venkatesh Prasad among Sri Lanka team head coach aspirants 08-10-2013 09:37 PM

    Colombo: Former India medium pacer Venkatesh Prasad is among the eight short-listed aspirants who could take over as head coach of the Sri Lankan cricket team, a top SLC official said Tuesday. Ex-Sri Lanka captain Marvan Atapattu, former opening batsman Romesh Kaluwitharana and another national player Ruwan Kalpage are among...
  • BCCI has cleared Thisara Perera's name of match-fixing: SLC 25-09-2013 05:02 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket on Wednesday said that the BCCI has cleared its allrounder Thisara Perera of alleged match-fixing in this year's IPL. "Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the alleged match-fixing charges referred to Thisara Perera in a certain Indian Newspaper, has been totally refuted by the Anti...
  • SLC dismisses fixing allegations against Thisara Perera 23-09-2013 04:33 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket on Monday denied reports that allrounder Thisara Perera indulged in match-fixing during this year's Indian Premier League, saying that it has full faith in its players. SLC rebuttal comes in the wake of a media report which stated that a Mumbai-based bookie fixed an IPL match...
  • Graham Ford to step down as Sri Lanka coach 18-09-2013 06:02 PM

    Sri Lanka will seek a new coach after South African Graham Ford declined to extend his two-year term beyond January, cricket officials said on Wednesday. "The national coach has indicated of his unavailability to continue after his contract expires in January 2014," Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement. He...
  • Ford not to extend his contract as Sri Lanka coach 12-09-2013 07:47 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Thursday announced that the national cricket team's head coach Graham Ford will be released of his duties after his contract expires in January next year. "Graham Ford has intimated that he would like to be released from his duties at the end of his...
  • Sangakkara meets SLC officials to sort out differences 02-09-2013 07:47 PM

    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...
  • Sri Lanka tour of Zimbabwe set to be postponed: reports 30-08-2013 03:43 PM

    New Delhi: The scheduled Sri Lanka tour of Zimbabwe, less than six weeks away, is in doubt following reports of the Zimbabwe Cricket Union (ZCU) not having the budget to host a third country in the space of three months. Though unconfirmed, reports suggest the Zimbabwean board has taken the...
  • Sangakkara lashes out at SLC for questioning loyalty 30-08-2013 02:45 PM

    New Delhi: After preferring his domestic side Kandurata over IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad for the Champions League Twenty20, senior batsman Kumar Sangakkara has lashed out at the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) officials for questioning his loyalty to the country. Sangakkara said he himself wanted to play for Kandurata after their...
  • Sri Lanka turn down Pakistan request for day night Test 16-08-2013 07:44 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Friday turned down a request from Pakistan Board to play a day-night Test during the upcoming series in the United Arab Emirates. SLC executive committee issued a statement, saying the national team management was of the opinion that a day-night Test was difficult since...
  • Sri Lanka Cricket fines cricketer for flight incident 18-07-2013 02:30 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has fined cricketer Ramith Rambukwella 50 per cent of his tour fee for causing a mid-air panic while on a British flight recently. The Sri Lanka A cricketer will also receive a further warning by the Cricket Board as the SLC executive committee decided a...