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A Golden Ball on a Pedestal

May 23, 2017

The CHAMPIONS TROPHY  So

CARDIFF, WALES – SEPTEMBER 04: The ICC Champions Trophy during the 5th Royal London One day International match between England and Pakistan at SSE Swalec Cricket Ground on September 04, 2016 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mitchell Gunn/Getty Images)

 So — who will be the Player’s Champion at the  end of the forthcoming competition?

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Sri Lanka Cricket Team Future Tour Programs

April 19, 2014

Courtesy of Harry De Sayrah


May2014
Sri Lanka tour of Ireland 2014
Matches: 2 ODI
Venue: Ireland

May-Jun 2014
Sri Lanka tour of England 2014
Matches: 2 Test, 5 ODI and 1 T20
Venue: England
July 2014
South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2014
Matches: 2 Test, 3 ODI
Venue: Sri Lanka
August 2014
Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka 2014
Matches: 2 Test, 3 ODI
Venue: Sri Lanka
September 2014
Champions League T20 2014
Matches: 29 T20
Venue: India
Nov-Dec 2014
England tour of Sri Lanka 2014
Matches: 5 ODI and 2 T20
Venue: Sri Lanka
Dec 2014-Jan 2015
Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand 2014-15
Matches: 2 Test, 5 ODI and 1 T20
Venue: New Zealand
Jan-Feb 2015
Australia Tri Series 2015
Matches: 5 ODI
Venue: Australia
Feb-Mar 2015
Cricket World Cup 2015
Matches: 49 ODI
Venue: Australia/New Zealand
Apr-May 2015
Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka 2015
Matches: 5 ODI and 2 T20
Venue: Sri Lanka
Jul-Aug 2015
New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka 2015
Matches: 2 Test, 5 ODI and 1 T20
Venue: Sri Lanka
September 2015
Champions League T20 2015
Matches: 23 T20
Venue: N/A
Oct-Nov 2015
West Indies tour of Sri Lanka 2015
Matches: 2 Test, 3 ODI and 2 T20
Venue: Sri Lanka
Dec 2015-Jan 2016
Sri Lanka tour of India 2015-16
Matches: 3 Test
Venue: India
Feb-Mar 2016
Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka 2016
Matches: 3 Test, 5 ODI and 2 T20
Venue: Sri Lanka
Mar-Apr 2016
T20 World Cup 2016
Matches: 27 T20
Venue: India
May-Jun 2016
Sri Lanka tour of England 2016
Matches: 3 Test, 5 ODI and 1 T20
Venue: England
May 2016
West Indies Tri Series 2016
Matches: 7 ODI
Venue: West Indies
Jul-Aug 2016
Australia tour of Sri Lanka 2016
Matches: 3 Test, 5 ODI and 2 T20
Venue: Sri Lanka
September 2016
Champions League T20 2016
Matches: 23 T20
Venue: N/A
Oct-Nov 2016
Sri Lanka tour of Zimbabwe 2016
Matches: 2 Test, 3 ODI and 2 T20
Venue: Zimbabwe
Nov 2016-Jan 2017
Sri Lanka tour of South Africa 2016-17
Matches: 3 Test, 5 ODI and 3 T20
Venue: South Africa
June 2017
World Test Championship 2017
Matches: 3 Test
Venue: England
Jul-Sep 2017
India tour of Sri Lanka 2017
Matches: 3 Test, 5 ODI and 2 T20
Venue: Sri Lanka
September 2017
Champions League T20 2017
Matches: 23 T20
Venue: N/A
Oct-Dec 2017
Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan 2017
Matches: 3 Test, 5 ODI and 2 T20
Venue: Pakistan/UAE
January 2018
Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh 2018
Matches: 3 ODI
Venue: Bangladesh
Mar-Apr 2018
Sri Lanka tour of India 2018
Matches: 3 Test, 5 ODI and 2 T20
Venue: India
Jun-Jul 2018
Sri Lanka tour of West Indies 2018
Matches: 3 Test, 5 ODI and 2 T20
Venue: West Indies
September 2018
Champions League T20 2018
Matches: 23 T20
Venue: N/A
Oct-Nov 2018
England tour of Sri Lanka 2018
Matches: 3 Test, 5 ODI and 1 T20
Venue: Sri Lanka
December 2018
Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand 2018
Matches: 2 Test, 3 ODI and 1 T20
Venue: New Zealand
Jan-Feb 2019
Sri Lanka tour of Australia 2019
Matches: 2 Test, 5 ODI and 2 T20
Venue: Australia
Feb-Apr 2019
Sri Lanka tour of South Africa 2019
Matches: 3 Test, 5 ODI and 3 T20
Venue: South Africa
May-Sep 2019
South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2019
Matches: 3 Test, 5 ODI and 3 T20
Venue: Sri Lanka
Jun-Jul 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
Matches: 48 ODI
Venue: England
Sep-Oct 2019
Champions League T20 2019
Matches: 23 T20
Venue: N/A
October 2019
Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka 2019
Matches: 5 ODI and 2 T20
Venue: Sri Lanka
February 2020
Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh 2020
Matches: 2 Test, 3 ODI and 1 T20
Venue: Bangladesh

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Russel Arnold Q and A on Lanka’s Chances in Champion Trophy

June 5, 2013

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Saj Sadiq in conversation with Russel Arnold in The Island, 5 June 2013

Sadiq: During the ICC Champions Trophy warm-up game between Sri  Lanka and India, we’ve seen both the possible strengths and weaknesses of the  Sri Lankan team. What are your thoughts on the Sri Lankan squad and how do you  think the team will perform at the Champions Trophy, in England and Wales?

Russel Arnold (RA): I think it’s a well-balanced squad and  the selectors have covered all their bases. If you look at the mix of experience  and youth and levels of skill, they’ve got things covered. They’ve got the best  team out there when you look at the squad on paper. Looking at the warm-up match (Sri Lanka vs India at Edgbaston,  on June 1), it’s been a perfect warm-up, I would say. That means all the batsmen  getting a hit – it’s all about feeling good about themselves, getting the  game-plan in order and trying to define roles for players. They haven’t played  together since the Australian tour in January. Since then, they’ve played  Bangladesh, and no disrespect to them, but it’s not the same as playing one of  the top teams. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Mahela on Lanka’s plans for the T20 Championship — in Q and A with Rex Clementine

September 11, 2012

from the Island, 11 September 2012

With the World T-20 just a week away, Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene gives insight to the national cricket team’s campaign in the 12-nation tournament. A major cricket trophy has eluded the 35-year-old and at the twilight of his career, Jayawardene may not want to leave too many things for the future. During the last five years Sri Lanka has reached finals of three ICC events, but has faulted in the last hurdle and here Jayawardene discusses, although it’s a long shot, how Sri Lanka can avoid a repetition. The Sri Lankan captain also speaks on the possibility of promoting Thisara Perera early in the batting order, what inspired the selection of Akila Dananjaya, his take on West Indies and lots more.

Here are the excerpts.

Question: How has been your preparation ahead of the World T-20?

Mahela: We probably lost about two sessions due to weather. But you can’t control weather. Other than that we have had some indoor sessions. Some of the boys who needed extra bit of sessions had that. Most of the guys were part of the SLPL and as far as match practice is concerned, it’s been very good. Everyone is in good nick and we need to just top up a few things like game plans and stuff like that. We want guys to focus on the game plan. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Phoenix Ogilvy beats allcomers and snaffles ICC media rights for T20 championship in Lanka

January 1, 2012

 Irvin Weerackody

Phoenix Ogilvy Sri Lanka scored a major victory by beating leading global advertising agencies and international sports marketing companies to win the pitch for the upcoming Twenty-20 Cricket World Cup. The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that Phoenix Ogilvy will be the official marketing and communications agency for the ICC World Twenty-20, 2012. The tournament will be held from September 18 to October 7, in Sri Lanka.

In a media release, the ICC stated that it had arrived at the decision after a lengthy selection process, where a number of agencies had submitted proposals. From these, five agencies were shortlisted to make their final presentations to the ICC and Sri Lanka Cricket officials in Colombo. Among the firms that vied for this prestigious business were JUT which collaborated with a consortium that included FidelisWorld, a Dubai-based international sports, entertainment and media company; Hayleys and Maxus Global Media. Teaming up with Grant McCann Erickson was Havas, a global agency specialising in sports and entertainment marketing. The other agency was Leo Burnett. Beating this formidable list of contenders was Phoenix Ogilvy, which emerged victorious. Read the rest of this entry ?

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World T20 for Sri Lanka next year– launch media event

September 22, 2011
 Courtesy of the Daily News, 21 Sept 2011 The ICC and Sri Lanka Cricket launched the WT20 Sri Lanka 2012 with a grand ceremony at the Ceylon Continental, yesterday. Reigning champion England will start its title defence at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on September 21 against one of the two qualifiers for the tournament. Stuart Broad’s side will complete its opening group commitments two days later against 2007 champion India at the same venue. Haroon Lorgat [CEO, ICC], Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lanka women’s team captain Shashikala Siriwardena, andUpali Dharmadasa, chairman, SLC,  at yesterday’s launch

Australia, chasing the one global trophy to have eluded them, will go head-to-head with the other qualifier in Colombo on September 19, part of a double-header that also features India and a qualifer. Sri Lanka, which lost toEnglandin the semi-final of last year’s tournament in the West Indies, will open its campaign against Zimbabwe under lights in Hambantota on the first day of the tournament (September 18) before taking on South Africa at the same venue on September 22. Read the rest of this entry ?