Sri Lanka Cricket

  • Sri Lanka unaware of Farbrace's plans for England 19-04-2014 03:49 PM

    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...
  • Sri Lanka selectors ask players to clear availability for England 18-04-2014 08:56 PM

    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...
  • Sri Lanka cricket fan suffers heart attack after betting on India 07-04-2014 10:40 PM

    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...
  • Sri Lanka offer $1 mn bonus to win WT20 04-04-2014 04:23 PM

    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,...
  • SLC-players pay row remains unresolved 12-03-2014 08:50 PM

    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...
  • Sri Lanka national players get pay hike in new contracts 28-02-2014 11:27 AM

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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 Cricket mulls opposing ICC structural changes 21-01-2014 04:09 PM

    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 set-up," Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said...
  • 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...
  • Paul Farbrace named as Sri Lanka coach 20-12-2013 09:00 PM

    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 46-year-old, who has been recently coaching his former English county side Yorkshire, is replacing South African Graham Ford who had...
  • Sri Lanka Cricket may appoint Paul Farbrace as head coach 07-12-2013 01:29 PM

    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...
  • Greg Chappell in line to become chief coach of Sri Lanka 19-10-2013 01:35 PM

    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 09-10-2013 12:05 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Herath, Sangakkara bag top honours at SLC awards 11-09-2013 03:35 PM

    Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath and veteran Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara bagged the top honours at the 2013 Sri Lanka Cricket (SCL) awards, after being named 'Cricketer of the Year' and 'Best Test Batsman of the Year' respectively. Herath took 46 wickets at an average of 22.13 during the year,...
  • 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 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...
  • Two Sri Lankan umpires banned for match-fixing 09-07-2013 05:31 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lankan umpires Sagara Gallage and Maurice de La Zilwa, who were caught in a TV sting willing to fix matches for money, have been suspended for 10 and three years respectively while Gamini Dissanayake, the other accused umpire, was exonerated due to lack of evidence. After hearing the...
  • Sri Lanka's pioneer umpire K T Francis passes away 10-06-2013 05:59 PM

    Colombo: Renowned Sri Lankan umpire K T Francis, who stood in islanders' inaugural Test match in 1982, has passed away after losing battle against acute diabetes, family sources said Monday. He was 73. Francis died in a hospital yesterday, they said. A Tamil, Francis along with Herbie Felsinger officiated in...
  • SLC refutes IS Bindra's 'arm twisting' claims 03-06-2013 03:31 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Monday refuted claims by Indian cricket administrator IS Bindra that a BCCI official had arm-twisted them to withdraw a report which had mentioned an Indian player allegedly violating the anti-corruption regulations during the Indian tour in 2010. "Sri Lanka Cricket read with surprise, an...
  • South Africa to tour Sri Lanka for five ODIs, three T20Is 10-05-2013 06:57 PM

    New Delhi: South Africa will tour Sri Lanka for a limited-overs series in July-August of this year, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) confirmed on Friday. Sri Lanka will host South Africa for five ODIs and three Twenty20 internationals between July 20 and August 6. The five ODIs will be played between...
  • Jayantha Dharmadasa to head Sri Lanka Cricket 28-03-2013 10:33 PM

    Colombo: Jayantha Dharmadasa, a business magnate, will be the new chairman of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), officials said on Thursday. Dharmadasa, the older brother of the incumbent Upali Dharmadasa, was a former head of the SLC's politically appointed interim committee. SLC officials said Dharmadasa's nomination has been approved by the...
  • SLC won't stop players from joining IPL, says secretary Nishantha 28-03-2013 10:21 PM

    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...
  • Sri Lanka nationalists call cricketers to boycott IPL 6 28-03-2013 09:00 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's nationalist parties here on Thursday appealed to the country's cricketers to boycott playing in India during the Indian Premier League (IPL) as tension simmered between Colombo and Chennai. Representatives of the National Buddhist Council and Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), which is part of the ruling coalition, handed...
  • Sumathipala out of Sri Lanka Cricket presidency race 25-03-2013 09:19 PM

    Colombo: Thilanga Sumathipala, the front-runner to become the head of Sri Lanka Cricket has been disqualified to contest the election next month. Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said the nomination of Sumathipala, a former President, has been rejected. Objections were raised against his nomination over his links to sporting bookies and...