SRI LANKA CRICKET TO LAUNCH THE NATIONAL SUPER LEAGUE…!

Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the launch of the National Super League (NSL), which will be Sri Lanka’s ‘Elite Domestic Cricketing Competition,’ which, once in operation, will act as the primary competition for National Selections.

The NSL will comprise of 05 teams, namely Colombo, Jaffna, Galle, Kandy, and Dambulla, and will see the country’s top 100 cricketers playing in the competition, thus showing their skill, talent, and capabilities in order to get reckoned for national selections.

FORMATION OF THE NSL TEAMS:

The 26 Major Clubs playing in the first-class premier club competition were clustered under the 05 Teams, as below, whilst players for the respective NSL teams will come only from the allocated clubs and not from outside.

CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE FOR EACH NSL TEAM:

NCC, SSC, Tamil Union, Colts CC, and CCC will function as the ‘Centers of Excellence’ (COE) for each group and the respective clubs were selected based on fulfilling several criteria’s, such as 01) Having an own ground with turf wickets, 02) Side Practice Nets, 03) Indoor Nets, 04) Gymnasium 05) Own Swimming Pool and also have looked at the period of existence of these clubs, First-class Cricketing history, and the number of National Players produced, etc.

FORMATS:

The NSL will have a 50 over tournament and 4 Day Tournament.

TIME:

The NSL 50 over Tournament will commence on the 24th of January 2022, whilst the 4 Day Tournament will follow immediately.

HOW THE COMPETITION DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS DOMESTIC CRICKETING COMPETITIONS:

The NSL will help enhance the club competition, as players taking part in the Major Clubs Tournament will try to compete at the highest level in order to get into their respective NSL team, as players for the NSL team will be picked based on the performances in the Club Tournament.

Each NSL team will have a Head Coach and an Assistant Head Coach along with a team of support staff.

The player selection for the NSL teams will be done by the respective cluster coach along with a National Selector.

KandyColomboJaffnaGalleDambulla
NCCSSCTamil Union C & ACColts CCCCC
Chilaw Marians CCSaracens SCRagama CCArmy SCBRC
Ace Capital Cricket ClubNegombo CCLankan CCPanadura SCNavy SC
Air Force SCSebestianite ClubKalutara TCGalle CCBadureliya CC
Kandy Customs SCPolice SCBloomfield C & ACMoors Sports ClubKurunegala YCC
    Nugegoda S & WC

SQUADS FOR THE NSL LIMITED OVER TOURNAMENT

KANDYCOLOMBOJAFFNAGALLEDAMBULLA
Kamil Mishara (WK) Dimuth Karunaratne Sadeera Samarawickrama (WK) Ashan Randika Minod Bhanuka (WK)
Lasith Croospulle Danushka Gunathilake Nishan Madushka (WK) Dinesh Chandimal (WK) Gayan Manishan 
Pathum Nissanka Avishka Fernando Lahiru ThirimanneHimasha Liyanage Ron Chandraguptha
Oshada FernandoCharith Asalanka Navod Paranavithana Muditha Lakshan Pawan Ratnayake 
Niroshan Dickwella (WK) Kusal Mendis (WK) Dhananjaya De Silva   – CaptainAngelo Mathews – CaptainSonal Dinusha 
Kamindu Mendis – CaptainSammu Ashan Janith Liyanage Asela GunaratneBhanuka Rajapakse 
Sahan Arachchige Ashen Bandara Santhush Gunathilake Vishad Randika (WK) Ashan Priyanjan  – Captain
Chathuranga De Silva Dasun Shanaka  – CaptainIshan Jayaratne Dhananjaya Lakshan Lasith Abeyratne 
Chamika KarunaratneLahiru Madushanka Ravindu Fernando Ramesh Mendis Lahiru Samarakoon
Lahiru Kumara Kalana Perera Suranga Lakmal Mohomed ShirazWanindu Hasaranga 
Chamika Gunasekara Himesh Ramanayake Nuwan Pradeep Kavishka Anjula Vishwa Fernando 
Dushmantha Chameera Mohomed Dilshad Shiran Fernando Jehan Daniel Nuwan Thushara 
Asitha Fernando Prabath Jayasuriya Binura Fernando Mahesh Theekshana Anuk Fernando 
Ashian Daniel Tharindu Ratnayake Jeffrey Vandersay Praveen Jayawickrama Lakshan Sandakan 
Pulina Tharanga Kavindu Nadeeshan Dilum Sudheera Nimesh Vimukthi Duvindu Tillakaratne 
     
STANDBY PLAYERS    STANDBY PLAYERSSTANDBY PLAYERSSTANDBY PLAYERS STANDBY PLAYERS
Lahiru Udara (WK) Krishan Sanjula (WK) Saminda Fernando Mohammed Shamaz Sameera Sandamal 
Angelo PereraNipun Dananjaya Pramod M LiyanagamagePriyamal PereraDushan Hemantha 
Vishwa Chathuranga Nuwanindu Fernando Nipun Malinga Suminda LakshanAmshi De Silva 
Thikshila De Silva Roshen Silva Kasun MadushankaAkila Dananjaya 
Lasanda RukmalSachintha Jayathilaka V. Viyaskanth   
Nipun Ransika     
Sachindu Colombage    

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