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Sri Lanka Cricket as formally known now, was first registered with Ministry of Sports on 30th June 1975 as a national sports body. It was initially called Board of Cricket for Sri Lanka (BCCSL) until it came to be named as Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) in 2003. Sri Lanka Cricket has been the stamp of authority on local cricketing map under the mandate of Ministry of Sports and is focused on upholding the cricketing heritage of the country.

As Sri Lankans have a passion for cricket being its most popular sport with international recognition, Sri Lanka Cricket is on course with multifaceted objectives in ensuring overall development of the sport from grass root level to international level. Due to relentless efforts by Sri Lanka Cricket, Sri Lanka Cricket has become one of our super brand names most known all over the world today. Sri Lanka Cricket has been vested with a scope of responsibilities as indicated below.

  • Direct consultation with International Cricket Council and representation of Sri Lanka in Cricket
  • Implementation of ICC policies
  • Management/ upkeep of National pool of Cricketers
  • Management/ upkeep of Sri Lanka A Team, Development Squad, Under 19 pool
  • Planning, organizing, scheduling and hosting of foreign teams
  • Planning, organizing, scheduling of visits by national and other teams
  • Planning, organizing, scheduling of local tournaments at various levels
  • Administration of player contracts
  • Development of Cricketing infrastructure across the island
  • Construction, development and maintenance of cricket grounds and stadiums
  • Player development and grooming
  • Authorization for players for individual overseas assignments with clubs, counties..etc
  • Professional coaching and infusion of latest technology in related peripheral areas
  • Identifying and selection of cricketing talents
  • Research and development of player performance and counterparts
  • Sports Medicine and player physical requirements
  • Canvassing product based sponsorships
  • Finalizing TV Telecast contracts..etc
  • Cricketers Image boosting campaigns
  • Allocation and handling of finances
  • Development of Provincial, District and club level teams
  • Promotion of Cricket related souvenirs
  • Media Handling in event of major developments
  • Safeguarding of legal interests of Sri Lanka Cricket

Sri Lanka Cricket is a major source of national income and has always been in the public eye and of interest. Sri Lanka Cricket therefore makes a pivotal contribution to the nation at large.