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Sri Lanka Cricket is confident that the England series will be on.(Getty Images)

New Covid strain will not jeopardise England tour of Sri Lanka: SLC

Colombo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 09:04 PM IST
Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) medical team feels that the tour starting January 14 is on schedule but additional Covid-19 protocols might be enforced for the visitors either before leaving their country or after arriving here.
Sri Lankan team members(AP)
Sri Lankan team members(AP)

Sri Lanka considering withdrawing from SA tour due to concerns over Covid-19 protocols: Report

Colombo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 06:34 PM IST
The Lankans are scheduled to play two Tests beginning later this month but they are having second thoughts after England’s ODI series in South Africa was cancelled due to a Covid-19 outbreak.
India's captain Virat Kohli talks to Ishant Sharma(AP)
India's captain Virat Kohli talks to Ishant Sharma(AP)

SLC willing to host England’s Test tour of India early next year: Report

Colombo/New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 11:49 AM IST
With India’s Covid-19 cases surging, England’s scheduled five-match Test series in India early next year could be in doubt and the SLC is willing to fill in to play host to the contest, according to a report in ‘The Island’.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has postponed the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) due to unavailability of top foreign players.(Image Credit: Sri Lanka Cricket)
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has postponed the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) due to unavailability of top foreign players.(Image Credit: Sri Lanka Cricket)

Inaugural Lanka Premier League postponed

By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 11, 2020 06:58 PM IST
The T20 League was scheduled to start on August 28, subject to approval from the government and Ministry of health but the 14-day compulsory quarantine period turned out to be an issue with regards to foreign players.
SL Women(Twitter)
SL Women(Twitter)

Lanka de Silva appointed interim coach of Sri Lankan women’s team

Colombo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 05:15 PM IST
The 45-year-old has been associated with Sri Lankan cricket for a long time, having served as the head coach of the national men’s team in 2015. He has also recently worked with the men’s Under-19 team.
INVERCARGILL, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 19: Cricket bat and balls are seen before the fourth Twenty20 match between the New Zealand and Australia at Queens Park on February 19, 2011 in Invercargill, New Zealand. (Photo by Teaukura Moetaua/Getty Images)(Getty Images)
INVERCARGILL, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 19: Cricket bat and balls are seen before the fourth Twenty20 match between the New Zealand and Australia at Queens Park on February 19, 2011 in Invercargill, New Zealand. (Photo by Teaukura Moetaua/Getty Images)(Getty Images)

Lanka Premier League to kick off on August 28: SLC

Colombo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 12:08 PM IST
“Sri Lanka Cricket Executive Committee at the meeting held today (27th July) granted approval to conduct the inaugural Lanka Premier League T20 Tournament from 28th August to 20th September 2020,” SLC said in a statement.
A bat and ball are seen on the turf.(Getty Images)
A bat and ball are seen on the turf.(Getty Images)

Would like to know who’s involved: BCCI on T20 near Chandigarh streamed as Sri Lanka Uva league match

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 03:43 PM IST
The ‘Indian Express’ reported on Friday that the game played on June 29 took place in Sawara village, 16 km from Chandigarh, but was streamed as a ‘Uva T20 League’ match in Sri Lanka’s Badulla city, home of the Uva Province Cricket Association.
Pallekele: Sri Lankan team members celebrate their victory over West Indies' by six runs in the third one day international cricket match between Sri Lanka and West Indies in Pallekele, Sri Lanka, Sunday, March 1, 2020.(AP)
Pallekele: Sri Lankan team members celebrate their victory over West Indies' by six runs in the third one day international cricket match between Sri Lanka and West Indies in Pallekele, Sri Lanka, Sunday, March 1, 2020.(AP)

SLC keen to host LPL in August despite concerns over border reopening

Colombo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 01:27 PM IST
Five teams are expected to take part in the franchise-based LPL, which was first conceived by SLC in 2018 but failed to see the light of the day till now.
MS Dhoni and Kumar Sangakkar with the 2011 World Cup trophy.(Twitter)
MS Dhoni and Kumar Sangakkar with the 2011 World Cup trophy.(Twitter)

‘Urge ICC, BCCI, SLC to investigate’: Aravinda de Silva on India vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2011 fixing claims

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 09:05 AM IST
Aravinda de Silva, who was the Chairman of Selectors of SLC during the 2011 World Cup, said: “We cannot let people get away all the time with lies. I request everyone, ICC, BCCI, and SLC to investigate this immediately.”
Professional cricket has been suspended since March because of the pandemic, with Sri Lanka’s home series against England and South Africa among its casualties.(Image Courtesy: SLC)
Professional cricket has been suspended since March because of the pandemic, with Sri Lanka’s home series against England and South Africa among its casualties.(Image Courtesy: SLC)

Sri Lankan cricketers to resume training Monday

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 01:59 PM IST
The coaching and support staff overseeing the training of the players will consist of a four-member unit.
File image of BCCI.(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
File image of BCCI.(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

SLC requests BCCI to explore possibilities of playing scheduled series in July

Colombo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2020 05:47 PM IST
According to a report published in ‘The Island’, SLC has indicated its willingness to play the limited over series in late July in an email and are awaiting a reply from BCCI.
A file photo of Mickey Arthur.(Action Images via Reuters)
A file photo of Mickey Arthur.(Action Images via Reuters)

Sri Lanka cricket team name experienced Mickey Arthur as head coach

Colombo | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2019 05:48 PM IST
The 51-year-old former first class cricketer has enjoyed a more illustrious career as a head coach with the national teams of South Africa, Australia and Pakistan.
Pakistan has not hosted a home test series since March 2009(Getty Images)
Pakistan has not hosted a home test series since March 2009(Getty Images)

SLC should share expenses if it wants Pakistan to host home Test series in UAE: PCB

Karachi | By PTI
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2019 10:51 AM IST
Pakistan has not hosted a home test series since March 2009 when militants had attacked the Sri Lankan team in Lahore, leaving at least six Pakistani policemen dead and others wounded.
Sri Lankan players celebrate their victory against Pakistan(AP)
Sri Lankan players celebrate their victory against Pakistan(AP)

PCB disappointed at SLC Chief’s ‘fed up’ with security comments

Karachi | By PTI
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 11:05 AM IST
A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) source said top officials had communicated their displeasure with SLC after learning about Silva’s comments.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) logo at the ICC headquarters(REUTERS)
The International Cricket Council (ICC) logo at the ICC headquarters(REUTERS)

Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan: ICC’s security review before naming match officials

Lahore | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 09:51 AM IST
The last time an international series was played in Pakistan against Zimbabwe in 2015, the Council did not appoint any neutral match official and it had tasked both the countries to oversee cricketing matters.
Sri Lankan team members celebrate their win over New Zealand.(AP)
Sri Lankan team members celebrate their win over New Zealand.(AP)

Sri Lanka ‘reassessing’ Pakistan tour after security threat

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 09:35 PM IST
Sri Lanka is scheduled to play three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 international matches in Pakistan between Sept. 27 and Oct. 9 and 10 key Lankan players have already opted out of the series citing security concerns.
File image of former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene.(Hindustan Times)
File image of former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene.(Hindustan Times)

ICC World Cup 2019: Mahela Jayawardene declines Sri Lanka Cricket’s WC offer

Colombo | By PTI
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2019 06:13 PM IST
The right-hand batsman emphasised that senior players are necessary to guide the younger generation.
File image of Lasith Malinga.(Reuters)
File image of Lasith Malinga.(Reuters)

Sri Lanka Cricket to revive Lankan Premier League

London | By ANI
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2019 02:35 PM IST
The Lankan Premier League was cancelled last year due to a prolonged period of administrative instability at SLC over the latter part of 2018.
Nuwan Zoysa was also charged with encouraging a player to influence the results of the game and failing to report “approaches to engage in corrupt conduct”.(Twitter (@ICC))
Nuwan Zoysa was also charged with encouraging a player to influence the results of the game and failing to report “approaches to engage in corrupt conduct”.(Twitter (@ICC))

Sri Lanka bowling coach Nuwan Zoysa charged under ICC anti-corruption code

Dubai | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2018 08:33 PM IST
The ICC said Nuwan Zoysa was charged with three counts of breaching the code, including “fixing or contriving” aspects of an international match.
Image for representation only.(REUTERS)
Image for representation only.(REUTERS)

Sri Lanka Cricket’s chief financial officer remanded in police custody

Colombo | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2018 09:03 AM IST
The ruling comes as the International Cricket Council (ICC) continues to investigate corruption allegations in SLC.
Arjuna Ranatunga, Former Sri Lanka's captain, speaks during the 2018 CERAWeek by IHS Markit conference in Houston.(Bloomberg)
Arjuna Ranatunga, Former Sri Lanka's captain, speaks during the 2018 CERAWeek by IHS Markit conference in Houston.(Bloomberg)

Sri Lanka Cricket Board official arrested, Arjuna Ranatunga wants Indian help to tackle corruption

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2018 08:36 AM IST
The police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said that Piyal Nandana was arrested following a complaint lodged by the SLC to the Inspector General of Police.
Sri Lanka'S Dasun Shanaka (R) and coach Chandika Hathurusingha (L) speak during a training session at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium(AFP)
Sri Lanka'S Dasun Shanaka (R) and coach Chandika Hathurusingha (L) speak during a training session at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium(AFP)

Opinion: Back head coach, allow him freedom to build the side

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rex Clementine
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2018 03:00 PM IST
The Sri Lankan board has ignored advice by stalwarts and allowed too many first-class teams, which has diluted the standard of the game
Sri Lanka’s Dinesh Chandimal will miss Asia Cup 2018 due to injury.(REUTERS)
Sri Lanka’s Dinesh Chandimal will miss Asia Cup 2018 due to injury.(REUTERS)

Asia Cup 2018: Sri Lanka’s Dinesh Chandimal ruled out due to injury

Colombo | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2018 12:53 PM IST
Dinesh Chandimal had injured a finger during a domestic Twenty20 match and needed more time to recover, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said in a statement ahead of Asia Cup 2018.
The arrest comes a day after SLC issued a new match-fixing alert.(Twitter)
The arrest comes a day after SLC issued a new match-fixing alert.(Twitter)

Sri Lankan cricket’s anti-corruption unit arrests two Indians on suspicion of match-fixing

Colombo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2018 11:06 PM IST
The men were apprehended after officials spotted them behaving suspiciously and making repeated calls on their mobile phones during the match between Galle and Dambulla at Pallekele, in the island’s central hills.
The Lankan Premier League (LPL) has been postponed indefinitely.(Getty Images)
The Lankan Premier League (LPL) has been postponed indefinitely.(Getty Images)

Sri Lanka postpones new T20 cricket league

AFP, Colombo | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2018 01:19 PM IST
The Lankan Premier League (LPL) was due to start on August 18, but an interim management body appointed last month decided to delay the tournament, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said in a statement.
Sri Lanka refused to take the field on day two and the game resumed after a two-hour delay after allegations of ball-tampering were levelled on Dinesh Chandimal’s side.(AFP)
Sri Lanka refused to take the field on day two and the game resumed after a two-hour delay after allegations of ball-tampering were levelled on Dinesh Chandimal’s side.(AFP)

Sri Lanka play on ‘under protest’ after ‘ball tampering’ row vs West Indies

AFP, St Lucia | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2018 09:58 AM IST
Dinesh Chandimal refused to take the field after allegations of ball-tampering were levelled on the Sri Lankan team and five penalty runs were awarded to the West Indies side but play continued ‘under protest’.
Sri Lanka cricketers received a 34 percent salary hike from the Sri Lanka cricket board.(AP)
Sri Lanka cricketers received a 34 percent salary hike from the Sri Lanka cricket board.(AP)

Sri Lanka cricket board hikes player wages by 34 percent

Press Trust of India, Colombo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 08:31 PM IST
A total of 33 players under contract to Sri Lanka cricket board will also see match fees increase substantially despite dismal results on the field last year.
Sri Lanka cricket credit the turnaround to strategic growth plans and prudent financial management.(Getty Images)
Sri Lanka cricket credit the turnaround to strategic growth plans and prudent financial management.(Getty Images)

Sri Lanka cricket reaps record profits despite shocker year

Agence France-Presse, Colombo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 07:14 PM IST
Sri Lanka Cricket has announced that it has made an annual profit of 2.12 billion rupees ($14 million) in 2017, whopping 33 times more than what was made last year.
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