Sri Lanka Cricket Structure and Culture:
The team first played international cricket in 1926–27, and were later awarded Test status in 1982, which made Sri Lanka the eighth Test cricket playing nation. The team is administered by Sri Lanka Cricket. The official body for cricket in Sri Lanka is Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) which is a full member of ICC - International Cricket Council. Cricket is leading sport in and domestic cricket is well structured in Sri Lanka. There are tournaments where the top clubs participate and also competitions for the inter-provincial clubs and teams. Having won the ICC ODI World Cup and ICC Twenty20 World Cup the cricket community supports the team and SLC for the development of cricket.
Sri Lanka Cricket Official Website: http://www.srilankacricket.lk/
CRICKET RANKING: 7 in ICC Test Ranking - 5 in ICC ODI Ranking - 8 in ICC T20 Ranking - 8 in ICC Women's Ranking.
Cricket Clubs in Sri Lanka:
Tamil Union Cricket Club: Founded in 1899, the Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club has been in the forefront of Sports Promotion in the Island since then. Apart from its contribution in providing its hallowed turf the P Sara Oval - the prime reason for the induction of Sri Lanka into Test Cricket - the Club has also produced two of the Nations’s undisputable cricketing champions – the incomparable Mahadevan Sathasivam, acknowledged as the finest batsman the country has ever produced, and the irrepressible and irreplaceable Muttiah Muralidaran, the best bowler the World has ever seen and probably will ever see. website: http://www.tamilunioncricket.com/
Ragama Cricket Club: One of the leading Cricket Clubs not just in the Gampaha District but in the entire Island Ragama CC is currently playing in the Premier Division Tier A with leading Clubs of the caliber of SSC, NCC and Bloomfield. Ragama Cricket Club was formed in 1989 by three keen cricketers Roshan Abeysinghe – formerly of St. Joseph’s College Colombo, Roshan Iddamalgoda – Formerly of St.Anthonys Wattala and Uditha Wijesundara a former Nalandian. In a short span of Eighteen years the Club has proved itself as one of the best Cricket club in Sri Lanka. website: http://www.ragamacricketclub.com/
Colombo Colts Cricket Club: Colombo Colts Cricket Club (Colombo Colts CC) located at No 17, Park Road, Colombo 05, Sri Lanka, is one of the leading Cricket clubs in the country. Founded in 1873 as the first Ceylonese Cricket Club in Sri Lanka, Colombo Colts CC is playing a significant role in promoting and popularizing Cricket in Sri Lanka and raising the standards of the game. The Colombo Colts Cricket Club has won the P Saravanamuttu Trophy once in 1991-92 and the Premier Trophy for five times in 1999-00, 2001-02, 2004-05, 2008-09(Tier A) and in 2011-12(Tier A). website: http://www.colombocolts.lk/
Cricket Tournaments in Sri Lanka:
SLC - AIA Premier Limited Over Tournament
AIA Premier League Tournament
Emerging Trophy Tournament
Super T20 Provincial Tournament
AIA Premier T20 Tournament
Sri Lanka Tourism and Cricket Tours:
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Sri Lanka Tourism:
Despite its fame as a resplendent island and a leading tourist destination, the secret of Sri Lanka’s attraction lies with its people. The spice addicted, cricket crazy and tea drinking people of Sri Lanka are famed for big smiles and a bigger heart. With a culture enriched with three thousand years of knowledge, Buddhism and many a colonial traditions, the Sri Lankan society is a potpourri of religions and races different yet similar in many a ways.
Official Website of Sri Lanka Tourism: http://www.srilanka.travel/
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