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Sports Minister Harin Fernando today rescinded the gazette issued by former minister Roshan Ranasinghe that appointed an interim committee for Sri Lanka Cricket, headed by Arjuna Ranatunga, and attempted to dissolve the incumbent administration of SLC. 

“Today, I signed a gazette to revoke the decision appointing an interim committee for Sri Lanka Cricket, aiming to lift our ICC suspension. I've also written to the ICC, seeking their observations on the Auditor General's report on SLC, and to the AG dept for future actions,” Minister Fernando wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter. 

The ICC suspension was imposed on SLC on allegations of political interference in the governing of the sport in the country, and came in the same week Ranasinghe appointed the seven-member interim committee, and Parliament passed a resolution calling on the SLC administration to resign. 

Sri Lanka lost the hosting rights for the Under 19 Cricket World Cup, scheduled for January next year, as a result of the suspension, though it had no impact on its eligibility to participate in international cricket. 

In the aftermath of the suspension, SLC President Shammi Silva told journalists that the ICC, at its November 21 Board Meeting, had informed him that the interim committee, headed by Ranatunga, would need to be revoked in order for Sri Lanka to have its full membership with the sport’s world governing body restored.

 


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  • Christmas Bonus coming Tuesday, 12 December 2023 05:49 PM

    No surprise at all Harin is dancing merrily to Shammi's tune as before. There will be a big X's bonus for him surely, Harin wait till X's day ,don't open now.

    Hathurusinghe Tuesday, 12 December 2023 06:03 PM

    Government has too much control about cricket team selection. Minister even appointed the chief selector, as such political interference continues. Laws completely removing Sports Minister power to do anything at all associated with SLC, that is any international or local cricket is a must. Minister should have no say in any travel of cricketer or supporter that is paid for by SLC. However, Finance Ministry or Auditor General can audit the financials of SLC to make sure there is no illegal activity, otherwise they can draft laws to make dubious financial activity illegal, and police can take action of any finanical laws are broken.

    Keeping all in Suspense Tuesday, 12 December 2023 06:18 PM

    Harin has not dissolved the SLC administration?

    Nilmini Welivita Tuesday, 12 December 2023 06:53 PM

    The biggest problem with SriLankan cricket is greed leading to to many politicians wanting to get their grubby hands on the ICC honey pot. Starting with the Ranatungas.

    Ever After Tuesday, 12 December 2023 07:24 PM

    Judges won't be now questioned, Corruption will have free time. A X's bonanza for Harin. Shammi lives happily ever after.

    Gayan Tuesday, 12 December 2023 07:43 PM

    These are the real crooks behind the scene before now confirmed with his actions.

    Karalasingam Sivalingam Tuesday, 12 December 2023 07:45 PM

    Losing hosting under 19 international cricket tournament in Sri Lanka has affected our economic revival, tourism industry and hotel sector growth to a large extent, regain hosting rights for international events in the future is an himalayas task.

    SSZ KHAN Tuesday, 12 December 2023 08:30 PM

    Why this fuss?. ..appoint only those who can serve the public bodies voluntarily without remuneration and perks.

    Chux Tuesday, 12 December 2023 08:58 PM

    What else can be expected??

    Dr. Champika Tuesday, 12 December 2023 09:02 PM

    Let us reply to you at the next general election, Haren

    Lalith Tuesday, 12 December 2023 10:56 PM

    As and when it is held

    DJ Tuesday, 12 December 2023 11:22 PM

    What a joke.

    Wiraj Wednesday, 13 December 2023 12:13 AM

    Your betting money at work as usual.........

    Pantha Kumaran Wednesday, 13 December 2023 01:27 AM

    Our politicians are ruining our cricket. There is no doubt Arjuna brought fame to cricket and I think it is better the administration to give him the job. We play politics all the time. Enough is enough

    DISGUSTED Wednesday, 13 December 2023 01:42 AM

    How can ANYONE be TRUSTED to have A HAND in any AUTHORITY/DECISION they simply JUMP WHEREVER they can FEATHER THEIR OWN NESTS. THE WORLD is WATCHING, NEVER FORGET KARMA will DEFINITELY CATCH UP with each and every one of you.

    Waco Wednesday, 13 December 2023 03:13 AM

    The capable person is Arjuna Ranatunga.

    Ram Wednesday, 13 December 2023 04:10 AM

    Requesting AG to take necessary steps on Auditor General report will not happen in a hurry. Shammi

    Ram Wednesday, 13 December 2023 04:12 AM

    I request the Bribery Commission to investigate the assets of all of them and particularly Shammi who owns many houses in Colombo and overseas. They could be in the names of family members

    Dinruta Wednesday, 13 December 2023 05:57 AM

    I think it’s a wise move but be prepared to take on barrages from Sajith , Roshan, Ranatungas , Weerawanshas, Rayner etc etc. They will have a field day.

    Nihal S Wednesday, 13 December 2023 05:59 AM

    No surprise. This guy is bought by Shammi.

    lostreview Wednesday, 13 December 2023 06:57 AM

    U can change cloths but the dirt inside remains the same. And it will never ever be clean. Mark the words Sri lankan cricket is dead and gone. What's in it is now a bunch of paid donkeys who play for money than pride. Don't waste your precious time commenting on these here...

    Fernando Wednesday, 13 December 2023 02:21 PM

    Sri Lankans, get up! Let us stand together against this corrupt SLC. We don't need cricket any more under these crooks.

    ANNECUNT Wednesday, 13 December 2023 07:55 PM

    why do we need chricket when we have chess champion

    Sambo Wednesday, 13 December 2023 08:12 PM

    Harin is also to be revoked very soon. Get your bags ready.

    DISGUSTED Saturday, 16 December 2023 05:23 PM

    TIME RANIL directed the AG to go back and TRACE ALL irregular transactions of the PREVIOUS GOVERNMENT and REPORT TO BE PUBLISED SO ALL CITIZENS can be enlightened on HOW THE COUNTRY WAS THROWN INTO A SINK HOLE, while the PERPRETRATORS ARE LIVING IN COMFORT ON TAXPAYERS EXPENSE.

    Indra Dasa Sunday, 17 December 2023 05:38 AM

    This is a totally political covering -up of politicians who are getting kick backs to cover corruption involved by Sri Lanka Cricket Board top MEMBERS in the current Sri Lankan Cricket board with the funding getting from ICC to SLCB. This is the obvious main motivation of the current Sports Minister to cancelation of INTERIAM COMMITY appointed by previous sports Minister , but NOT really expecting to lift the cricket ban.


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