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SLC denies NOCs to Shanaka & Hasaranga

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Sri Lanka’s limited over skipper Dasun Shanaka and Wanindu Hasaranga have been denied No Objection Certificates (NOC) to play in the inaugural edition of the United States T20 League. Ashley de Silva, SLC’s Chief Executive, told the Sunday Times that the board turned down their request following the decision to allow only two foreign league appearances for Sri Lankan players.

The inaugural edition of the Major League T20 tournament will be played between July 13 and 30 at Grand Prairie Stadium in Texas. Shanaka was picked by Seattle Orcas while Washington Freedom signed up star spinner Hasaranga for this maiden tournament.

“We (SLC) have decided to allow only four leagues per year including our two leagues–Lanka Premier League and the proposed T10 League. So we have turned down their requests,” said de Silva.

Shanaka, who represented Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League, also represented Peshawar Zalmi during the eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). He also represented Dubai Capitals at the International League T20 (ILT20), making it three foreign leagues for the year.

Wanindu on the other hand, had already done two leagues, having represented Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the IPL and Desert Vipers at the ILT20. Bhanuka Rajapaksa, who has gone out of national radar, has played in four foreign leagues this year, having featured in the IPL, PSL, BPL and ILT20.

“True there are some players who have played more than two leagues this year but in future, they will only be allowed two foreign leagues,” said SLC Secretary Mohan de Silva.

Hasaranga was to play for Quetta Gladiators at this year’s PSL but pulled out as Sri Lanka looked to manage his workload. He also missed out on last year’s the Hundred tournament when SLC denied him the NOC to sign up a £100,000 deal with Manchester Originals.

(sundaytimes.lk)

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Draft constitution for Sri Lanka cricket board presented to president

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The draft constitution for the Sri Lanka Cricket Board, prepared by the Judge Chitrasiri Committee, was presented to President Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Presidential Secretariat today (15). 

The draft was handed over by Committee Chairman, retired Supreme Court Judge K.T. Chitrasiri, alongside other committee members.

The initiative to address challenges faced by Sri Lanka Cricket and provide suitable recommendations led to the appointment of a Cabinet Sub-Committee on November 6, 2023. 

Chaired by Minister of Foreign Affairs and President’s Counsel Ali Sabry, the sub-committee included Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekara, Minister of Labour and Foreign Employment Manusha Nanayakkara, and Minister of Public Security Tiran Alles.

After extensive discussions with stakeholders involved in cricket, the sub-committee presented its report to the Cabinet on January 8, 2024. 

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Chamari Athapaththu – ICC Women’s Player of May 2024

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Chamari Athapaththu has won the ICC Women’s Player of the Month award for May 2024.

Athapaththu beat Scotland captain Kathryn Bryce and England’s Sophie Ecclestone for the monthly gong.

This is the second time the Sri Lanka star has won this award. She previously won the title  in September last year.

The all-rounder is firmly established as a modern-day great as Sri Lanka’s highest run-getter in both white-ball formats.  The 34-year-old smashed a century last month at the  ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2024. She finished the event as the leading run-scorer, giving Sri Lanka the title and helping the island nation earn their place at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup.

Athapaththu scored 151 runs at an average of 37.75 and was impressive with the ball too as she picked up six scalps at merely 9.16 runs per wicket, in her four games during the month of May.

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SL women’s squad for ODI series against WI, announced

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The Sri Lanka Cricket Selection Committee selected the following 16-member Sri Lanka squad to play the ODI series against the West Indies. 

The Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, Harin Fernando, approved the squad.

The ODI series will be played in MRICS, Hambantota, on the 15th, 18th, and 21st of June.

Squad : Chamari Athapaththu – Captain, Vishmi Gunaratne, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Hasini Perera, Nilakshi De Silva, Kavisha Dilhari, Hansima Karunaratne, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Inoshi Fernando, Inoka Ranaweera, Udeshika Prabodhani, Achini Kulasuriya, Sugandika Kumari, Anushka Sanjeewani, Kawya Kavindi, Sachini Nisansala

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