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CoA issues notices to Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa and SLC officials

15 February 2021 03:47 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Court of Appeal today issued notices to Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) officials to appear before the court on March 15 in connection with a petition filed by a group of former Test cricketers and civil activists seeking the drafting of a new cricket constitution before the next election. 

The petitions were filed by 12 former Test cricketers Muttiah Muralitharan, Sidath Wettamuni and retired umpires Saleem Marshuk, Dr. Palitha Kohona, Rienzi Wijetilleke and Kushil Gunasekara.

The petitioners said the SLC administration is under serious political and external pressure due to the current cricket constitution and therefore requested that a new cricket constitution be drafted before the next cricket board election.

The petition was taken up before a bench of Justices Arjuna Obeysekera and Mayadunne Coreya.

Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka Cricket President Shammi Silva, Vice Presidents Ravin Wickramaratne, Jayantha Dharmadasa, Thilak Watthuhewa and Secretary Mohan de Silva and the Cricket Executive Committee have been named as respondents in the petition.(Yoshitha Perera)

  Comments - 6

  • Clean cricket Monday, 15 February 2021 04:49 PM

    Throw the existing constitution out of the window , get a blxxdy new constitution. We want our old cricket glory back! Show the exit door to culprits

    P Harry Monday, 15 February 2021 05:25 PM

    Hats off to you Murali and ŕest on this initiative taken. This is a must to salvage cricket from the rogues.

    Nagalingam Ethirveerasingam Tuesday, 16 February 2021 12:59 AM

    Sooner the Sports Law is withdrawn by Parliament, sooner the Sports associations can return to democracy and reform their own constitutions in line with their International Associations.

    Era Tuesday, 16 February 2021 04:39 AM

    SLC will never reform their constitution to lomit clubs to 8 on their own.

    Rat the Parrot Tuesday, 16 February 2021 05:38 AM

    Who is fooling whom ! .

    Ravi Tuesday, 16 February 2021 12:50 PM

    Another drama to deviate peoples attention.

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