Following high-level discussions with the ICC, the new Executive Committee of the SLC has secured its due portion of finances from the ICC, amounting to US$ 11.5 million (over Rs: 2 billion), which was withheld since July 2018, Sri Lanka Cricket said yesterday.
The funds were released after SLC President Shammi Silva and SLC Secretary Mohan De Silva took part in the ICC board meetings and also held high-level discussions with the ICC Officials on the matter.
Former Sri Lanka Cricket head Thilanga Sumathipala was also involved in talks with the ICC.
SLC delegation also discussed with the ICC matters pertaining to 2019 Cricket World Cup and also mapping out of SLC’s future International cricket tours and development programs.
The SLC delegation also contributed a clear voice in the world cricket affairs as a full member state with the freedom of managing its overall affairs and strategies without any political interference.
In a separate meeting with the President of the Asian Cricket Council; SLC delegation has pursued the importance of holding the “Asia Cup 2019” and to cooperate with ACC in all matters, the SLC said