Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) today said that they were shocked by the ‘purported decision’ of the International Cricket Council (ICC) to withheld monies lawfully due to SLC by way of the financial distributions for the T20 World Cup 2014 and the World Cup 2015 citing ‘alleged’ political interference.
The ICC considering the implications of the appointment of an Interim Committee of SLC by the Government of Sri Lanka decided at its board meeting last week to call for proper explanation from the Sports Ministry while withholding payments due to SLC coffers.
“ SLC is also shocked by the purported decision said to have been suddenly taken to "withhold" monies which are now lawfully due and payable by ICC to SLC by way of the Financial Distributions for the T20 World Cup 2014 and the World Cup 2015. We would point out that these are monies which were due and payable by ICC to SLC from long prior to the appointment of the Interim Committee. Further, these are monies which are payable by ICC to SLC, irrespective of the body which is managing SLC for the time being,” SLC in its letter to ICC CEO David Richardson stated.
The committee was established because the posts held by former office bearers, led by President Jayantha Dharmadasa became null and void. The laws governing all sports bodies in the country require annual elections to be held on or before March 31. SLC's elections, however, were postponed until the end of April due to the World Cup, which ended on March 29.
Jolly good. This is not the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, This is the ICC and the Suddahs follow the rules. Break the rules and you have it. Learning the civilised basics of life the hard way.
chux Monday, 20 April 2015 10:05 PM
This is a decision by dictator srinivasan sponsored by some unpatriotic puppets here
kumaraya Monday, 20 April 2015 10:12 PM
Its disgraceful and is typical of the way all british entities and the U.K.Government dance to the tune played by the diaspora. SLC should hold firm even if it means the loss of funds .
Hiran Gunawardena Monday, 20 April 2015 11:00 PM
This is the resul of Navin Dissanayaka trying to appoint his henchmen willy nilly to posts. Look like he doing real poo before he get kicked out next election
Benil Fernando Monday, 20 April 2015 11:57 PM
You do not need to have a second guess, ICC is heavily influenced by " interested " parties , you enjoyed lot of perks at the expense of Cricket Lovers all over the world. Both Sidath and Nuski are well respected gentlemen as far as I am aware. This whole episode shows the lack of awareness of ICC , Hope they wake up sooner rather than later . Cheers
Bala Tuesday, 21 April 2015 02:03 PM
And they make the Rules as they go along. Looks like ICC is trying to cover up for our earlier corrupt officials - birds of a feather.
gunaratne.Jagath Wednesday, 22 April 2015 08:42 AM
Hope the sports ministers secretary will blow the ICC away and resolve this issue.
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