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  • Kumar Sangakkara questions Sri Lanka's decision to schedule India tour 5 days ago

    After West Indies' dramatic pullout from the India tour due to pay dispute with WICB, Sri Lanka Cricket's decision to fill in with a five-match ODI series has come in for sharp criticism from Kumar Sangakkara. "Our 6 weeks of pure fitness work ends abruptly. Have a week to do...
  • West Indies pullout was imminent: BCCI tells with a timeline 6 days ago

    A day of confusion, claim and counter-claim concluded with the Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) saying that despite all its efforts, the India vs West Indies ODI series has to be curtailed because of the ongoing issue between WICB and its players. The BCCI ended the confusion...
  • Sri Lanka to fill in for West Indies, accept BCCI's five-ODI offer 1 week ago

    Moments after the West Indies Cricket Board pulled out of the remainder of the India tour on Friday over a payment dispute with its players, Sri Lanka Cricket accepted BCCI's invitation to play five ODIs in India in November. Sri Lanka Cricket has confirmed a five-match ODI series between India and...
  • Banned Senanayake hopeful of international comeback October 12, 2014

    Colombo: Having worked hard on his bowling action for long, banned Sri Lankan offspinner Sachithra Senanayake is hopeful of early return to International cricket. "I am hoping to return to play international cricket as soon as I am allowed," Senanayake told reporters on Saturday having turned out for his employer in...
  • Pakistan seek Sri Lanka help to host international cricket October 10, 2014

    Colombo: The newly-appointed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaheryar Khan has sought Sri Lanka's help to host international cricket again in the strife-torn country. "Pakistan is following a gradual and step by step approach to open up and revive international cricket in Pakistan. In this regard, PCB chairman has invited Sri...
  • 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...
  • 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 Lankan cricket board considering Pakistan's invite May 29, 2014

    Karachi: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is evaluating Pakistan Cricket Board's invitation for a short series in the foreseeable future. If the Sri Lankans agree to send their team to Pakistan, it would be the first tour by a Test playing nation since the infamous March 2009 attack incident in Lahore...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Sri Lanka board hits back at Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara April 9, 2014

    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 the...
  • T20I retirement not for 'financial gain', says Jayawardene March 20, 2014

    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 details...
  • After Sangakkara, Jayawardene also to quit T20Is March 17, 2014

    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 the ICC...
  • Sri Lanka cricketers refuse to sign new contracts March 6, 2014

    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 quoting...
  • SLC finally backs ICC revamp plan February 18, 2014

    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 yesterday,...
  • 'South Africa's Uturn forced SL to abstain from voting' February 10, 2014

    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 Uturn on the Big Three's plan to revamp the ICC structure. "When Haroon Lorgat said South Africa was...
  • Sri Lanka Cricket to seek new mandate over ICC revamp February 8, 2014

    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 and...
  • The revamp model is legally sound: ICC February 7, 2014

    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 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...
  • SLC decides to oppose ICC revamp plan February 5, 2014

    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 captains,...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • SLC likely to drop Malinga from Bangladesh tour January 2, 2014

    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 23 loss in the recent ODI series against...
  • SLC asks PCB to pay USD 30K incurred during March 2009 attack November 9, 2013

    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 have...
  • Marvan Atapattu, Mark Davis in line to be Sri Lanka coach November 6, 2013

    Colombo: Former captain Marvan Atapattu is among the two frontrunners 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 candidates who...
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan retires from Test cricket October 10, 2013

    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 a...
  • Venkatesh Prasad among Sri Lanka team head coach aspirants October 8, 2013

    Colombo: Former India medium pacer Venkatesh Prasad is among the eight shortlisted aspirants who could take over as head coach of the Sri Lankan cricket team, a top SLC official said Tuesday. ExSri Lanka captain Marvan Atapattu, former opening batsman Romesh Kaluwitharana and another national player Ruwan Kalpage are among the...