Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a field at the centre of which is a 20-metre (22-yard) pitch with a wicket at each end, each comprising two bails balanced on three stumps.
National Player Profiles

How to Play

01. Set up the pitch
- One batsman stands at each end of the pitch, behind the popping crease but ahead of the bowling crease. The bowler also stands at one end of the crease, starting behind the bowling crease, and bowls to the other end. The batsman to whom the bowler bowls is the striker; the batsman at the same end as the bowler is the non-striker.

02. Bowl the ball
- The bowler starts behind the bowling crease, and bowls the ball before reaching the popping crease by moving forward and throwing the ball. A cricket bowl is always performed over-the-shoulder, with a completely straight arm. The ball is allowed to bounce on the pitch once before reaching the striker, though it doesn't have to.

03. Hit the ball and run
- Using the flat side of the cricket bat, the striker can attempt to hit the ball. There are many different types of strike, each with a different advantage over the others. Once the striker has hit the ball, they and the non-striker can choose to run from end to end of the pitch, exchanging places. If both batsmen manage to run safely to the far side of the pitch, 1 run is declared, and 1 point is scored. If either batsman is declared out while trying to reach the far side of the pitch, no point is scored.

04. Finish the game
- Play according to whatever type of game you've chosen until the appropriate number of innings has been reached. The team with the highest number of runs is the winner.

Sports Associations Details

Chairman

 name

Mr. Shammi Silva

Phone

077 - 7312018


Secretary

 name

Mr. Mohan de Silva

Phone

077 - 7328211


Treasurer

 name

Mr. Lasantha Wickramasinghe

Phone

077 - 0763118


Conference / Association Address

Address

No. 35, Maitland Place, Colombo 07


Fax No. of the Federation / Association

Fax

011-2697405


Conference / Association Telephone No.

phone number

011-2681601


Email
Info@srilankacricket.lk