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SLC gearing up for ‘tougher’ times

SLC gearing up for ‘tougher’ times

A possible abandonment of the home series against South Africa and India in May and June may not trigger a long term financial loss as the home Board is confident it can reschedule the tours within the current cricket cycle—but it will certainly leave a gaping hole in Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) cash flow this [...]

Football coach set to take pay cut

Football coach set to take pay cut

The Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL) is in talks with its foreign head coach Amir Alagic to reduce his exorbitant salary because of the crisis caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, which has dented their ambitious development plans. However, FFSL President Anura de Silva is keen to retain the services of the Bosnian-born Australian by [...]

Schools Cricket for the aid of coaches

Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association (SLSCA) has introduced a scheme to help dependants from school cricket, mainly coaches, who are effected due to lockdown situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Issuing a circular through social media, the SLSCA has instructed school cricket coaches and other support staff to provide related information to its General Secretary [...]

SLC extends broadcasting bid deadline

Hit by the current COVID-19 pandemic, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) was this week, forced to extend the deadline to pay the non-refundable deposit to own broadcasting rights – TV/Radio and Digital to April 30. The date was fixed for April 15 to make the deposit and sign the non-disclosure agreement for those potential buyers to [...]

Putting Sri Lanka sports on a war footing!

Putting Sri Lanka  sports on a war footing!

The COVID-19 pandemic has offered the opportunity to do some reclusive soul searching in many spheres. TV talk shows and social media overkill have all covered the need to move beyond the critical but limited confines of health management and consider a broader perspective of economic imperatives, simply because one can take down another. A [...]

Esports battles on in the clouds via online games

Esports battles on in the clouds via online games

With sports coming to a grinding halt during these unprecedented times, there’s one sport that has continued unabated. Thanks to its digital nature, Electronic Sports allow athletes to connect to their competitors directly through the cloud, all while staying safe at home. Electronic Sports, referred to as Esports, is the competitive play of video games. [...]

Antonian Merrill Duniwila — a cricketer and a gentleman

Former Katugastota Antonian Merrill Dunuwila — a Saracens, Central Province and Maharajah Organisation cricketer passed away in Palma Springs, California last weekend after a prolonged ailment. An excellent cricketer and a gentleman, Merrill also gave his guidance and encouragement to young cricketers of Kandy as a renowned coach. A fearless opening batsman Merrill never allowed [...]

NOCSL initiates programme to help athletes in-need

The National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka (NOC) initiated a programme in collaboration with its Athletes’ Commission to scrutinize athletes effected by the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and to swiftly make appropriate arrangements. The General Secretary Maxwell de Silva revealed that the NOC has advised the Athletes’ Commission to look into and inform the NOC of [...]

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