ICC has suspended Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board with immediate effect. ICC took the decision in response to what it believed was comprehensive government intervention in SLC administration and it led to the country’s cricket board being dissolved.
“The ICC Board met today and determined that Sri Lanka Cricket is in serious breach of its obligations as a Member, in particular, the requirement to manage its affairs autonomously and ensure that there is no government interference in the governance, regulation and/or administration of cricket in Sri Lanka,” the ICC said in a statement.
“The conditions of the suspension will be decided by the ICC Board in due course.”
It has also come to light that the Sri Lankan parliament on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution and called for the suspension of the country’s cricket governing body, with both the ruling and opposition parties supporting it. The main opposition party leader Sajith Premadasa moved the resolution titled ‘the removal of the corrupt SLC (Sri Lanka Cricket) management’ which was seconded by the senior government minister Nimal Siripala de Silva.
MORE TO FOLLOW…