SRI LANKA CRICKETERS

  • Sri Lanka opt for Trevor Penney as assistant coach October 29, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has opted for Trevor Penney, who till recently was involved with the Indian team, as an assistant to the national coach Marvan Atapattu. SLC Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga said Penney has been considered for both roles, Atapattu's understudy and the job of fielding coach. The appointment is subject...
  • Sachithra Senanayake to face Chennai 'action' test October 29, 2014

    Colombo: Sachithra Senanayake, the Sri Lankan offspinner banned for illegal bowling action, is to proceed to Chennai's ICC accredited centre for suspect actions. Jerome Jayaratne, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) head bowling coach, said that the offspinner has corrected his action since being banned by the ICC. The SLC executive committee, convinced now...
  • Sri Lanka Cricket defends decision to tour India October 20, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket on Monday defended its decision to send the national team for a tour of India next month amid criticism coming from certain quarters, saying that it was taken at the best interest of the game. SLC said it was a collective decision of its executive committee to...
  • Marvan Atapattu takes over as Sri Lanka head coach September 24, 2014

    Former captain Marvan Atapattu became Sri Lanka's first full-time local coach in 15 years after he was put in charge of the national cricket team on Wednesday. The executive committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has "unanimously approved and appointed" Atapattu with immediate effect, the SLC said in a statement without...
  • Lasith Malinga opts for Mumbai Indians over Sri Lankan team in CLT20 July 29, 2014

    Colombo: Lasith Malinga has chosen Mumbai Indians over his Sri Lankan side, Southern Express in the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament, scheduled to be played in September. Nishantha Ranatunga, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Secretary said that the pacer had a talk with the officials and had conveyed his wish to...
  • Mahela Jayawardene to end Test career on home ground July 23, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka have shifted the venue of the second Test against Pakistan next month by request to enable star batsman Mahela Jayawardene to bow out of Test cricket at his club ground in Colombo. Sri Lanka Cricket in a statement on Wednesday says the request was made by Jayawardene's Sinhalese...
  • Sri Lanka to hunt for national coaching staff July 23, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will soon begin its hunt for a brand new team of coaching staff, including head coach, fielding coach and trainer. SLC will soon advertise calling for applications to appoint a brand new team of coaching staff. The SLC had appointed former captain and batting coach Marvan Atapattu...
  • Sri Lanka Cricket opts for Chris Adams as consultant for England tour April 28, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Monday announced the appointment of Chris Adams as consultant for the national team's tour of Ireland and England. The 44year old former England player and captain of Sussex coached Surrey, the county to which Sri Lanka lost its former coach Graham Ford. The team leaves end...
  • Sri Lanka appoint Marvan Atapattu as interim coach April 25, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket on Friday named former captain Marvan Atapattu as interim head coach, making him the island nation's seventh coach in the last four years. Atapattu, 43, was appointed for the tour of England and Scotland starting next month and the subsequent home series against South Africa in July,...
  • Sri Lankan board not to take action against Jayawardene, Sangakkara April 23, 2014

    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 the...
  • Sri Lanka cricketers resolve pay dispute April 23, 2014

    Colombo: The pay dispute between Sri Lanka Cricket and its 13 contracted players ended on Wednesday when the latter agreed to accept 10 percent of the participation fees from ICC and Asian Cricket Council (ACC) events. The players had demanded 20 percent of the participation fees which Sri Lanka Cricket would...
  • Paul Farbrace quits as Sri Lanka's head coach April 22, 2014

    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 committee. On...
  • Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara could face disciplinary action April 21, 2014

    Senior Sri Lankan players Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara could face disciplinary action over remarks made by them on their arrival in Colombo after winning the ICC World Twenty20 title. At an executive committee meeting of the governing body on Monday, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said that it has been decided...
  • Sri Lanka unaware of Farbrace's plans for England April 19, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka cricket is in the dark over any possible move by the national coach Paul Farbrace to become a part of England coaching staff. SLC, however admitted the ECB had communicated their interest in recruiting Farbrace, a release said. Farbrace had only become Sri Lanka's national coach in December when...
  • Sri Lanka selectors ask players to clear availability for England April 18, 2014

    Colombo: With the contract dispute between Sri Lanka Cricket and the players yet to resolved, the selectors have asked players to come clear on their availability for the forthcoming tour of Ireland and England. Chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya said the players had been asked to inform about their availability for the...
  • Sri Lanka cricket fan suffers heart attack after betting on India April 7, 2014

    A Sri Lankan fruit seller suffered a massive heart attack and died after he lost a USD300 bet that India would win the cricket T20 WC tournament, police said Monday. SP Kumara placed the 40,000-rupee bet on the eve of Sunday's final, wrongly predicting that Sri Lanka would repeat their "choking"...
  • Sri Lanka offer $1 mn bonus to win WT20 April 4, 2014

    Colombo: The Sri Lankan team will be handed a million dollar bonus if they can shake off their reputation as chokers in the final of the World Twenty20 this weekend, the country's cricket board announced on Friday. The day after the players won a rain-affected semi-final against the West Indies, Sri...
  • SLC-players pay row remains unresolved March 12, 2014

    Colombo: The ongoing row between the national players and the Sri Lanka Cricket Board remained unresolved after a round of talks held on Wednesday. The SLC top brass met with the national squad players on Wednesday to discuss the issue and it was decided to refer the case to the SLC...
  • Sri Lanka national players get pay hike in new contracts February 28, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket, which had a bitter dispute with its players over payments last year, has announced a seven per cent hike for them across all categories in its latest list of contracts issued here. The National Selection Committee on Thursday announced the names of 17 contracted players for the...
  • SLC writes to ICC questioning the legality of revamp proposals February 6, 2014

    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 said...
  • Sri Lanka Cricket defer decision on ICC revamp February 1, 2014

    Colombo: Opposed to the ICC's structural overhaul which would cede executive decisionmaking to India, Australia and England, Sri Lanka Cricket has appointed a subcommittee to deliberate on the proposed revamp after its executive committee meeting ended without a conclusion. The committee would be reconvened on Monday. SLC sources said a majority in...
  • Sri Lanka Cricket mulls opposing ICC structural changes January 21, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket is set to oppose the proposed changes in the ICC administrative structure which seeks to place India, Australia and England in a position of power over the rest of the membership. "It poses a serious challenge to Sri Lanka Cricket setup," Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said without...
  • Sri Lanka Cricket wants Big Bash stars for national duty January 20, 2014

    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 ahead...
  • Paul Farbrace named as Sri Lanka coach December 20, 2013

    Englishman Paul Farbrace, who was wounded in the infamous 2009 shooting attack on the Sri Lankan team bus, was appointed the head coach of the national side on Friday. The 46yearold, who has been recently coaching his former English county side Yorkshire, is replacing South African Graham Ford who had already...
  • Sri Lanka Cricket may appoint Paul Farbrace as head coach December 7, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket is set to hold talks with Englishman Paul Farbrace with a view to appointing him as incumbent head coach Graham Ford's successor. Ford is to leave the Sri Lanka job in January to be with the English county Surrey. SLC executive committee has decided that the governing...
  • Greg Chappell in line to become chief coach of Sri Lanka October 19, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) may end up appointing former Australian captain Greg Chappell as its new chief coach. The SLC sources said the deadline for the selection had been extended until the end of this month with scales weighing highly in favour of Chappell, who was arguably the world's...
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan to retire from Test cricket October 9, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lanka opening batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan is retiring from Test cricket to make way for the next generation but will still be available for the shorter forms of the game. Sri Lanka Cricket said in a media release on Wednesday Dilshan would hold a news conference on Thursday to officially...
  • SLC dismisses fixing allegations against Thisara Perera September 23, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket on Monday denied reports that allrounder Thisara Perera indulged in matchfixing 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 Mumbaibased bookie fixed an IPL match for...
  • Leader Talk: In conversation with Mahela Jayawardene, Prashant Jhawar September 21, 2013

    In this show we talk about the leadership mantras with successful leaders from the world of sports and corporate India. ...
  • Graham Ford to step down as Sri Lanka coach September 18, 2013

    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 has...