Just as a new politically appointed interim committee is to take control of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), the sport’s world governing body which has not yet been officially informed of the move, warned in no uncertain terms that Sri Lanka is perilously close to being suspended from the International Cricket Council (ICC) membership.
ICC’s Chief Executive David Richardson reacting swiftly to Tuesday’s Sri Lankan media reports about the impending appointment of an interim committee to run SLC affairs, emailed a stern warning that detailed the repercussions Sri Lanka will face if politicians start interfering with the autonomy of SLC.
In the mail headlined “Apparent appointment of interim committee to run Sri Lanka Cricket” that has been forwarded to all SLC Exco members, Richardson makes it clear that Sri Lanka would face suspension from ICC in case the government arbitrarily takes steps to appoint an interim committee without any proven misdeeds by the elected SLC office bearers. (Channaka de Silva)
Dave Richardson from the ICC investigates everybody within the ICC cricket playing nations. Nobody ever investigates Dave. He is using his aristocratic mates past kudos to threaten the Minnows. SLC should ask him to get lost.
rnadraj Wednesday, 01 April 2015 11:47 AM
It was clearly stated by ICC long ago that a elected committee only will be accepted by them and not a appointed committee. That was why MR had an election and had his people elected. Smart. New comers do not understand
Dayawathie Wednesday, 01 April 2015 04:53 PM
Sri Lanka should be suspended from the Commenwealth too for the way Ranil became the PM without winning an election.
Aquarius Wednesday, 01 April 2015 12:13 PM
Misdeeds are many from the ex-office bearers and the reason to appoint a new Interim Committee. ICC should understand the reason behind the move and help SLC to clean the system.
SL Tuesday, 31 March 2015 11:06 PM
Cheers Wednesday, 01 April 2015 01:03 AM
Prime minister should be held responsible and accountable for his political involvement along with the sports minister
Dham Wednesday, 01 April 2015 05:19 AM
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Benil Fernando Wednesday, 01 April 2015 05:50 AM
Hi All,Mr. Richardson is a misfit, when compared with Sidath Wettimuny; The ICC CEO dances to the current tunes, whereas Sidath is a Sri Lankan who we are proud of.Benil Fernando ( Sydney, Australia )
shraminie Wednesday, 01 April 2015 02:27 PM
ICC chairman N Srinivasan is fond of thieves like Nishantha Ranatunga.
abeyro Wednesday, 01 April 2015 11:06 AM
Some interested parties may be misrepresenting facts to the ICC. A commission should be appointed to:1. Who made money out of various contracts2. Who made senior cricketers frustrated by making unwarranted comments time to time.
Wije Wednesday, 01 April 2015 03:28 PM
ICC is so silent with the corrupt Indian cricket board. Always going after small countries
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