Sri Lanka Cricket

Sri Lanka complain to ICC over 'different treatment' at World Cup

Sri Lanka's sports ministry has dispatched an officer to the United States to look into the welfare of the team, Fernando added.

ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Group D preview

Bangladesh enter the T20 World Cup with a bit of uncertainty as they continue to look for their strongest XI. Experienced opener Litton Das has been out of form of late with an average of 13.16 this year in six matches. Although teammate Tawhid Hridoy is confident that Das will make a strong comeback in the tournament.

Saifuddin's axing, Afif's inclusion: How was Tigers' T20 WC squad? 

Of the nine teams that have managed to play all the editions of the T20 World Cup since its inauguration in 2007 (Bangladesh, West Indies, India, Australia, England, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, and South Africa), the Tigers are the only side to have never qualified for the semifinal of the tournament.  

T20 World Cup: Sri Lanka wait on star quick Pathirana

Pathirana hurt his hamstring during a stint with the Chennai Super Kings in the ongoing Indian Premier League and was sent home to Sri Lanka to recover ahead of the start of the T20 World Cup on June 1.

Sri Lanka appoint Aaqib Javed as fast-bowling coach

Javed will start in his new role with immediate effect and work until the end of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in the West Indies and USA in June 2024.

Former Sri Lanka captain Thirimanne hospitalised after car crash 

Former Sri Lanka captain Lahiru Thirimanne was hospitalised after a car crash that saw his vehicle smash head-on against a lorry coming in the opposite direction near the north-central city of Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka on Thursday morning.

Asalanka to skipper SL in first two T20Is against Bangladesh

Sri Lanka's cricket board Wednesday named a 17-man T20 squad headed by suspended skipper Wanindu Hasaranga for the upcoming tour of Bangladesh.

Sri Lanka name different captains for Test, ODI and T20 sides

Sri Lanka cricket selectors Wednesday named different captains for the Test, one-day international and Twenty20 sides ahead of tours by Zimbabwe and Afghanistan.

Sri Lanka sports minister sacked over cricket crisis

"If I am assassinated on the road, the president and his chief of staff will be responsible," Ranasinghe said

November 12, 2023
November 12, 2023

Sri Lanka skipper pleads for ICC suspension to end

Sri Lanka skipper Kusal Mendis appealed Sunday for the governing International Cricket Council to lift its suspension of the country over alleged political interference in the local board.

November 11, 2023
November 11, 2023

Sri Lanka appeals ICC ban over political meddling

"The ICC suspension of Sri Lanka is illegal. We have been maliciously suspended without giving us an opportunity to respond to the allegation," Ranasinghe told reporters in the capital Colombo.

November 10, 2023
November 10, 2023

ICC suspends Sri Lanka Cricket

The International Cricket Council (ICC) suspended Sri Lanka's cricket board Friday, saying it had failed to ensure there was no government interference in its affairs.

November 9, 2023
November 9, 2023

Sri Lanka's parliament asks 'corrupt' cricket board to resign

It was the latest development in a crisis involving the cricket board -- the richest sporting organisation in the bankrupt island country -- that came to a head after Sri Lanka's humiliating World Cup defeat by India last week.

November 7, 2023
November 7, 2023

Sacked SLC temporarily restored

Sri Lanka's Court of Appeal quashed the sports minister's decision to sack the country's crisis-ridden cricket board and restored the expelled officials on Tuesday pending a full hearing.

November 6, 2023
November 6, 2023

Sri Lanka sacks cricket board days after World Cup thrashing

The country's 1996 World Cup-winning skipper Arjuna Ranatunga has been appointed chairman of a new interim board, Ranasinghe's office said in a statement.

November 5, 2023
November 5, 2023

Second-highest Sri Lanka cricket official quits

A top Sri Lanka cricket official quit Sunday after the country's sports minister Roshan Ranasinghe called for the cricket board to resign, accusing them of corruption following a record World Cup defeat

October 29, 2023
October 29, 2023

Sri Lanka minister slams cricket board as traitors

Minister Roshan Fernando and the national cricket board -- the richest sporting body in the country -- have been at loggerheads over corruption allegations for months

October 27, 2023
October 27, 2023

Theekshana hails Mathews impact after England upset

Theekshana credited Mathews and player of the match Lahiru Kumara (3-35) for getting them back on track after England made a good start

October 17, 2023
October 17, 2023

Sri Lanka lifts Gunathilaka ban after sexual assault acquittal

The 32-year-old batsman was arrested in November last year just hours after his country lost to England in their final Twenty20 World Cup match in Australia.

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