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(ICC) - The International Cricket Council Board has suspended Sri Lanka Cricket’s membership of the ICC with immediate effect.

In a statement released on Friday night, the ICC said that the SLC had breached its obligations as a member, in particular the requirement to manage its affairs autonomously and without government interference. 

In its statement, the ICC said: "The conditions of the suspension will be decided by the ICC Board in due course." 

The ICC Board is set to meet on November 21, after which the future course of action is expected to be clearer.

Sri Lanka is scheduled to host the ICC Under-19 Men's Cricket World Cup across January and February 2024.  

The Sri Lanka men's team have had a forgettable time at the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023, winning just two of their nine matches and finishing with four points. They sit at No.8 in the points table with three more matches to be played in the league phase.

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  • Rathnavali Friday, 10 November 2023 08:39 PM

    Now the Minister can pat his back! This is what RW predicted would happen!

    Resilient Proud Srilan Saturday, 11 November 2023 12:02 PM

    Yeah and RW can pat Sagala's back for a job well done through Indian Master Politician Amit Sha's son, Jay Amitbhai Sha. Now, this is the real time actual political intervention. Time Out ICC.

    Arjuna Raja Mohan Friday, 10 November 2023 08:43 PM

    Thank you ICC for your prompt action against this totally corrupt SLC council, the shameless politicians living off this from the President downwards who have no guts to reform or kick out the crooks but tear gas and water cannon the hardworking civilian masses. Still swindling IMF, ADB, DFC, Indian and Chinese loans till they die.

    Jayantha Friday, 10 November 2023 08:46 PM

    So icc wants corruption to exists. Icc seems to be a betting organization not a geuine cricket organization.

    Maqs Friday, 10 November 2023 09:24 PM

    Well said... valid point....

    Mahila Saturday, 11 November 2023 03:27 AM

    NO!!?? ABSOLUTELY NOT!!?? INTERNATIONAL CRICKET COUNCIL (ICC) stands for “NO CORRUPTION” at all!!!??? Also, very IMPORTANTLY, Non-Interference by GOVERNMENT or POLITICAL Authority of any “SHAPE or FORM” in the relevant Country? The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) - GOVERNING CRICKET in SL, SHOULD BE "APOLITICAL", and independently ELECTED, and “NOT APPOINTED” by Government, Minister or any Political Authority!!!??? Mr. Minister, Honourable Politician DIDN’T, "see it coming"? The person, who has the LAST LAUGH, LAUGHS BEST!!!??? SO GOES THE ADAGE!!!???

    Jayantha Saturday, 11 November 2023 11:42 AM

    Mahila what about Afg cricket board. Armed group took over the country including cricket board. Then PCB is also an interim board appointed by pk pm

    Deepak Saturday, 11 November 2023 06:44 PM

    how dare the minister interfere in SLC an independent body with reporting only to ICC? who does the minister think he is? why don’t you ppl question your own minister who has gone rogue??

    Mahila Monday, 13 November 2023 08:03 AM

    Jayantha, Afghanistan (AFG) isn't democratically Governed Country??? Such Is not the case with SL!!?? So, in the circumstances AFG having democratically elected Cricket Board is Unthinkable!!!AEG, don't even allow women participation!!!??? Sadly, that's the reality!!! Under the conditions, depriving Cricket Participation totally would have been more disastrous result for AFGHANS!!!So, to "work around that factor", allowed AFG to participate, which is Justiciable, for the AFG players get exposure!!!??? Pakistan is Similar!!?? Considerable time – no democratically elected Government, cannot expect democratically elected Cricket Control Board!!?? Ruled by Military, Post Coups THAN ELECTED governments, Since Independence in 1947 - 76 years!!!?? These 2 countries are EXCEPTIONS!? Whilst Sri Lanka been completely different societal build!!!?? SLC MANAGEMENT TO BE TAMED, amend SLC constitution eliminating tarnished being elected!!!??? Fortunately, SL, Elected Government, expectation SLC too.

    Sunil Friday, 10 November 2023 08:53 PM

    Unable to understand how IMF and other agencies are giving funds to Sri Lanka.

    Mahila Tuesday, 14 November 2023 04:02 AM

    There is NO connection OR relevance between, SLC and IMF or Funds provided by IMF!!!??? They are Independant of each other!!!???

    Francis Friday, 10 November 2023 08:53 PM


    Unbowed Srilankan Cricket Fan Saturday, 11 November 2023 12:11 PM

    Well said. People's verdict is above corrupt SLC Power. Same with regard to the planted Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickramasinghe. #ResignSLC

    Hansie Hemamala Friday, 10 November 2023 08:54 PM

    Jayawewa ! well done ICC, this is about 2 dirty fractions killing our beloved game.. Ranatungas vs Sumathipalas thru their proxies destroyed us.

    Citizen Friday, 10 November 2023 08:54 PM

    Ha ha ha never thought it will come so soon.. SLC hats off to you....

    Mahila Monday, 13 November 2023 08:55 PM

    Family Bandism at its Best!!!??? Must be Condemned and ELIMINATED!!!??? That isn't Democracy, but Kleptocracy!!!???

    John Kerry Friday, 10 November 2023 08:56 PM

    Congratulations SLPP and Make sure for Next election SLCB ask for the president seat. Don’t waste our fellow Srilankans hard earning money to wasted the puppet sports show.

    Dee Friday, 10 November 2023 08:56 PM

    Wonder what the honorable minister of sports has to say ? ‘There was no Government interference- only ministry interference!’ Bravo!

    roni Friday, 10 November 2023 08:59 PM

    Excellent we must rid these rogues and build a proper team in 4 years. Zimbabwe, we took a break when they lost a number of players under the Kolpak agreement, and this time just lost out of qualifying. Cannot see Mother Lanka coming anywhere near to winning a world event in the next 2 decades. Let's put it straight now. Roshan do not give in

    Lalith Friday, 10 November 2023 08:59 PM

    Who is to decide whether icc is above board...

    Dee Friday, 10 November 2023 09:04 PM

    Thanks to Hon. sport minister, opposition and the parliament in general! Hats off. Something accomplished after a long time!

    Sohan Friday, 10 November 2023 09:19 PM

    Very sad! Seems like Shammi won.

    Steve Friday, 10 November 2023 09:17 PM

    It was expected anyway. Where do we go from here.

    Namal K Peiris Friday, 10 November 2023 09:21 PM

    so what will happen to the under 19 World Cup scheduled in Jan-2024 in Sri Lanka ?

    Cherath Friday, 10 November 2023 09:36 PM

    Let's see how the all conquering Ranil Wickremesinghe is going to sort this mess out. Somehow, Shammi Silva has managed to get the ICC on his side. The ICC for all its infinite wisdom cannot get a grasp of the vice like grip the racketeers have on SLC, siphoning its funds to personal accounts and indirect involvement of match fixing.

    Shanil Friday, 10 November 2023 09:39 PM

    Thank you Ranil and පොහොට්ටුව for taking the little we havr

    R kay Friday, 10 November 2023 10:22 PM

    If you are actually blaming RW for this , you have completely missed the point . He tries to stop this from happening which is why he was against the ministers decision . But as usual , for some of uou , every thing is Ranils fault . Don’t worry , he will continue to be your president for a long time to come so get used to it

    Nimal Friday, 10 November 2023 09:45 PM

    Don't worry. Talk to Modi annaa. He will sort it out. ICC is India and India is ICC.

    Tissa Fernando Friday, 10 November 2023 09:56 PM

    ICC is OK with corrupt officials most probably they too are corrupt after the management was taken over by Indian bookies. That is the reality. They have made the rules to support corruption within the game.

    Jayantha Saturday, 11 November 2023 06:23 AM

    They are corrupt mate. No ban for afg when terrorist take over afg cricket. When a parliament of an country with all major parties get together and take action they ban cricket. Time to sue the icc for double games.

    Mahila Monday, 13 November 2023 08:15 AM

    Just like our top politicians and both current, Past Presidents and Future ones being the wealthiest in the world, whereas their family didn't own a car when their youngest sibling was expected to be born!!!??? WHAT A LEAP FORWARD INTO "RICHY RICH"!!!???

    joshua Friday, 10 November 2023 09:57 PM

    Never mind the suspension. We need to chase away the corrupt fellow who came to power by throwing their money. It would also be good if we stand suspended as we won't be playing any international team.

    Colin Friday, 10 November 2023 10:06 PM

    Whole corrupted system can not expect better than this.

    Born to be ruled Friday, 10 November 2023 10:09 PM

    SL is bankrupt not just financially

    Vultures and parasites Friday, 10 November 2023 10:20 PM

    ICC should seriously consider relegating SL to Associate level at least for the sake of cricket. How can any country repeatedly score like 50, 55 and 171, (where as many associates are not falling for such dismal scores but not yet elivated to test status,) and expect to retain test status. If this happens the income for SL cricket will fall dramatically which would help keep away the corrupt vultures and paracites from interfering with cricketing matters. Only then cricket will rise up again in SL.

    Mohamed Ifaz Inamdeen Saturday, 11 November 2023 07:48 AM

    good point.

    kumar Friday, 10 November 2023 10:21 PM

    Without realizing that the ICC is simply required to operate in accordance with the laws and regulations they adhere to, some illiterate people publish absurd remarks. ICC anticipate that politics will not be interfering with the nation's cricket board. The country's cricket clubs, free from government intervention, are responsible for choosing the members of the cricket board. It is better to clean your own backyard without giving blame to others.

    Mahadenamutta Friday, 10 November 2023 10:23 PM

    Its good if we remain suspended as losing further to even the lowest ranked teams will embarrass Sri Lanka more !!! We need to kick the whole SLC mafia out, start with fresh faces not from the Sumathipala's or Ranatunga's and build up a credible, clever Cricket Board !!! After this, we can think of ICC !!!

    Mahila Saturday, 11 November 2023 03:43 AM

    How could that happen in "Mahadenamutta" Land and thrice blessed to boot with 2600 years of civilisation!!!??? Because, when finding 'Culpability of any and all MISDEEDS'!!!??? CYNICALLY AND CUNNINGLY, they leave “THEMSELVES OUT OF THE COUNT”!!!??? So, did great "Mahadenamutta" did in his age-old time of "GOODY" days, so says not me!!!??? Wise-Old OWL!!!???

    Kays N Friday, 10 November 2023 10:50 PM

    No worries. President AKD will promote elle as an international sport with the support of North Korea.

    The Solution Friday, 10 November 2023 10:51 PM

    Time is right for the cricketing nations to start IICC , independent International Cricket Council , sans India!

    Crickets Friday, 10 November 2023 10:54 PM

    ICC seems to be the only party that had a backbone to put things in place! Well done in deed, ICC!

    Pradeep Friday, 10 November 2023 11:05 PM

    The ICC, Indian Cricket Council wants to continue with the corrupted board as they allways acts according to thier needs.

    Onlooker Friday, 10 November 2023 11:30 PM

    Hey folks read the reasons given carefully. It says that "the SLC had breached its obligations as a member, in particular the requirement to manage its affairs autonomously and without government interference." It is that SLC has not Managed its affairs. Anyway ICC double standards when they have done nothing when South Africa and Pakistan still with Interim Committees.

    Roland Reid Saturday, 11 November 2023 12:15 AM

    The mafia of SLC instructed the ICC to do it. Very simple sack all thoes in SLC including the players as most of them are in hand in hand on what's going on. Not like before the players did not get involved with the administration. They played cricket. Presently the ICC has no say in what we do as we are suspended

    Sammy Saturday, 11 November 2023 01:13 AM

    A huge wake up call and shake up call for SLC

    ChildOfGod Saturday, 11 November 2023 01:31 AM

    SAD to make mention, our politicians have NO BACK BONE to go after the crooks and their stooges from day one RANIL was brought in and so many others have joined the band wagon and dancing to the beat of the same drum, because they know they can get away with murder (as the saying goes). ONLY HOPE for the Country is a MIRACLE and only GOD and turn the country around. ALL those that have FAITH in MIRACLES please PRAY for the COUNTRY. "Oh! GOD please get the country out of the MESS it is in, Thank you LORD. Amen and Amen.

    Punchi Saturday, 11 November 2023 01:47 AM

    ICC is not giving recognition to our superior internal mechanisms to managing issues. The said internal mechanisms we tout at the UNHRC

    Fred Saturday, 11 November 2023 02:12 AM

    More than a cricket coach what Sri Lanka cricket needs needs is a top ADMINISTRATOR to run it s affairs and regular audits by an INDEPENDENT audit firm to ensure they abide by the rules of ICC and ensure there are no financial irregularities and to ensure its independence as a cricketing body.Officials who are appointed should be the told that the money belongs to the people for the furtherance of the game that they are mere custodians can't spend it the way they want to do so would be a breach.

    Gaston Saturday, 11 November 2023 02:34 AM

    SLC seemed to have a monopoly, acting like a gang of thieves exempt from local laws and taxes. The cricket team's damned performance and the administration's financial practices suggest we might be better off without cricket for a while. This gives suspicions that some ICC officials were paid by SLC to maintain this questionable business. The government had to gleefully claw the cash-rich 'casino SLC' played by a small gang of thieves in coats. However, the government were not aware of the law that governed SL cricket. All failed. We are an un-able nation!

    J Shaaa Saturday, 11 November 2023 02:43 AM

    ICC Puppets of BCCI...

    Dotv Saturday, 11 November 2023 03:24 AM

    The famous ICC has suspended the membership of S.L what the international media is screaming about today , the reason cited is political interference . ...but unlike in places like Australia check and balances of strict auditing seem not to have happen in S.L so what choice have we ?..Cover up and carry on as normal fearing this outcome or clean up the stables and start all over again for to be role models for future generations ..Its spectator money at arenas or TV that fill the coffers of the board and spectator expectation is a clean slate is it not ?How did this country get this awful reputation of been corrupt ..sports or otherwise ? It dashes thew hopes of many a kid does it not , adults seem not to care .

    Hudson Saturday, 11 November 2023 03:27 AM

    Though the ICC has termed the sanction a "suspension", in reality it is a warning as the ICC seeks to prevent further government interference in the running of SLC. As it stands, the suspension will not have any immediate serious impact on Sri Lankan cricket. Sri Lanka's World Cup campaign ended on Thursday and there is no cricket happening in the country until December. No ICC funds are due to go to SLC until January.

    AJ Saturday, 11 November 2023 04:06 AM

    Our team is not playing quality cricket, their performance and behavior of some bring in disgrace to the country, but in media they pass the ball to someone, it’s better to keep this prohibition till players ready to play international level cricket, thanks to MR clan and RW, country fell in to pariah state and our cricket team turned to be vagabonds or lepers of international cricket arena,what a insult to the country

    sss Saturday, 11 November 2023 04:22 AM

    Wickramasinghe is mad that ICC did not ask him first before the suspension

    Gen Saturday, 11 November 2023 05:35 AM

    ICC is controlled by indian bookies. This act show how supportive they are for corruption. ICC is one of the most corrupt organizations. ICC should be prosecuted under international money laundering and corruption act and ICC should be resolved. A new cricket governing body should be formed with bord comprising all countries playing cricket at all levels of the game.

    Minisa Saturday, 11 November 2023 05:42 AM

    So what? focus on other basic needs of the people. Why feed a select few lavishly and forget the needs and wants of 99% of the population.

    DOT Saturday, 11 November 2023 06:18 AM

    We ordinary SRI LANKANS do not feel that SLC is belongs to us. So we have nothing to loose. You decide.

    Aragalayas Saturday, 11 November 2023 06:19 AM

    Use the crisis to change the constitution of SL cricket.Give 10 year life ban to the corrupt individuals from holding admin positions in cricket.

    Jayantha Saturday, 11 November 2023 06:20 AM

    I think icc officials got caught here red handed for supporting corruption. Afg government took over by Thaliban which is an armed group. Then they took over sports and banned women also from palying. With that much of political inteference the icc did not do anything but just allowed to continue. So why double games here. Different approach to SL. The officials at icc should be investigated by an independent body for supporting terrorism too and probably the officials at icc should be taken to an international court. I think SL government have great opportunity to sue the icc and ask for huge compensation for tarnishing the image of SL.

    Plato Saturday, 11 November 2023 07:06 AM

    Political interference is not limited to SLC BUT to Judiciary as well. So much for RW and his cohorts who run this country and different law to different sect of the public.

    CitizenP Saturday, 11 November 2023 07:12 AM

    I don't think ICC is a Gentleman's club anymore. May be it is a Businessman's club.

    Jude Saturday, 11 November 2023 07:28 AM

    Allow ICC suspension for at least for 3 years. In the meantime restructure the game of cricket in became the laughing stock in the international cricket scene. Build new cricket team with the players of high quality with good skills and talent. Remember, suspension a blessing in disguise.

    Jude Saturday, 11 November 2023 07:37 AM

    ICC corrupted to the core, ICC allowed BOOKIEEMAN to run SLC when his business is gambling and betting. That is considered Moral Turpitude, that describes wicked, deviant behavior constituting an immoral, unethical and unjust.

    Ceylonese Saturday, 11 November 2023 07:47 AM

    Give SLC to the minority of this country, they will build it in no time. It's the curse nothing else.

    lalithan Tuesday, 14 November 2023 05:12 PM

    Well said... The ceylonese have the perseverance.. Patriotic fervor passion etcetc to see that slc regains glory

    go to hell shammi and roshan Saturday, 11 November 2023 07:54 AM

    This proves that the foolish Sports minister, the whole of parliament and their appointed president are no longer eligible or democratically acceptable by any international organization. Go for an immediate general election to regain the country and then cricket membership with a properly elected cricket committee. Aravinda should not visit India to accept the award as SLC is now banned by the ICC.

    Terrence K Saturday, 11 November 2023 08:07 AM

    Rogues at the cricket board have been able to manipulate the ICC thinking since our legislators past records have been stinking. What else can the ICC do except to suspend it since this organization does not want government interference. Even during the time when interim committes were headed by Mr. Ana Punchihewa and Mr. Rienzie Wijetilleke who were honourable personalities there was no one to point a finger internally or externally to the misuse of cricket purse or being robbed. What the public require is transparency with no hanky panky in all funds received by the Cricket Board with proper accounting records and auditing.

    Dan Saturday, 11 November 2023 08:11 AM

    SLC was suspended AT THE REQUEST OF SLC according to ESPN Cricinfo. That says a lot about the organisation and its administration. Also SLC is only one branch of the rampant corruption of the country. Until and unless we, the majority of the citizens, make a determined effort to eradicate this corruption EVERYWHERE using our ballot

    Jude Saturday, 11 November 2023 08:13 AM

    SLC stay suspended!! Then organize with other countries to form a brand new cricket conference or league. With, Pakistan, Bangaladesh, Afghanistan, NZ, SA, WI And get Saudi to sponsor the New league. Add other countries too like the Dutch team. Remember, ICC cannot play with only India, England and Aussies. Saudi is very keen on involving in the game of cricket as they know it's very lucrative business. Mind you you Saudis are building the infrastructure to hold Winter Olympics, yeah that's right Winter Olympics. Consult American Sports management company IMG to formulate the New cricket conference. Remember, IPL is the brainchild of IMG And only few people knows about that. Saudis backed new golf tour LIV Golf rival to PGA formed few years ago. Hugely popular LIV GOLF recently merge with 107 year old PGA. You see the parallels to the Cricket yeah formulate New cricket conference with the backing of Saudis. Thereafter everything will fall in perspective.

    kumar Saturday, 11 November 2023 08:17 AM

    Ranil tried to prevent this, but Roshan with its gang of modayas made a usual political campaign to bring back SLPP. If Roshan has a back bone, should tender his resignation from Minister post and tender his apology to Hon.President. Pls don't mix politics with sports.

    Tupac Saturday, 11 November 2023 08:29 AM

    So Ranil can now sell our cricket board to India.. or oease it for 10years the money can be used fir development of srilanka

    Jude Saturday, 11 November 2023 08:31 AM

    Here's the latest News doing the rounds!! The Political Saga!!! And like all political sagas whose Protagonists are powerful men. The search for a political solution for the complex SLC problem has emerged a New ENTRANT for Presidentcy and he's non other than Rohan Ranasinghe!! Deja vu remember How MY3 emerged!!

    Jude Saturday, 11 November 2023 08:38 AM

    Upon arrival from the disastrous world Cup, When ask from skipper Mendis about the HUMILIATING losses he responded with, he wasn't in control nor in charge of the games, Ironic Huh!! In another words he was there at middle for the coin toss only.

    Tissa Fernando Saturday, 11 November 2023 08:40 AM

    With ICC help , Shammy Silva will likely to take over SLC again. GOD bless Sri Lanka Cricket fans

    Dr: Aruna Saturday, 11 November 2023 08:43 AM

    Ranil and sagala could have asked ICC to do so.

    Dan Saturday, 11 November 2023 12:08 PM

    Their agent, on behalf of them, requested the suspension from ICC. Now Ranil can sack the minister who wanted to clean up the board, using suspension as an excuse

    Boru Na ..... Atha ..... Atha ..... Atha ..... (100% truth) Saturday, 11 November 2023 08:44 AM

    The ICC says they don't want any political interference, but our dirty politicians interfered too much with ICC and formed a team consisting of their own men including Captain Mendis and finally ended up with bad results.

    Seyed Saturday, 11 November 2023 08:44 AM

    Don't bow down to ICC( Indian Cricket Council ) that is the most corrupt sports body in the world , promot others sports Football ,Rugby, Athletic etc etc. Cricket is not a popular sports in the world though it has been worship inIndia. 10 team playing world cup for 45 days is a big joke. look at Football world cup 32 teams plays and complete within 1 month and all world is watching.

    Colomba Cricket Lover Bomba Saturday, 11 November 2023 08:46 AM

    No we should fight for it. Maybe the mistakes were on our side, but we should not allow Cricket to die in SriLanka.

    Saman De Silva Saturday, 11 November 2023 08:48 AM

    Weak Sports Minister is responsible for this because he should have been firm when he took over the sports ministry now shouting is too late man.

    Russel Harmmer Saturday, 11 November 2023 08:51 AM

    Our Teams poor performance had created "No Entry "to ICC. From the coach, good for nothing knowledgeless nutty captain even cannot talk a word of English and one man show players are responsible for this.

    Jude Saturday, 11 November 2023 09:02 AM

    Blessing in disguise!! Don't ask to reiterate the membership to another 3 years!! Believe me during this period we could reorganize the game of cricket in SL. If we're no longer ICC member then there's no need for SLC. The minister can have the 18 member board to formulate plans to uplift the game.

    Sobers Saturday, 11 November 2023 09:08 AM

    ICC, is the controlling body of international cricket. Before taking decisions and giving press interviews politicians should do their homework properly. Winning and losing is part of the game. The best side wins. Our cricketers faced badly. They were not corrupt like the srilankan cricketer board or our politicians. If we were to take action ICC should have been briefed. Our pig headed politicians have again tarnished the image of mother Lanka. Utter disgrace.

    Snoop Saturday, 11 November 2023 09:30 AM

    ICC we don't need your cricket !! And membership !

    Francis Kurukulasuriya Saturday, 11 November 2023 09:36 AM

    Money talks! ICC (Indian Cash Cow) funds the World Cricket Body and its member countries. So the Indian Cricket Authority has the upper hand to control not only the cricket playing nations, but also the game of cricket to their advantage. Is this the sportsmanship? Or a game of the gentleman? The World Cup 2023 is meant to be won on merits and capabilities of the finalists. This is not going to happen in India as India wants the CUP! They will get it by hook or crook! That is the reality. Let alone the Sri Lankan saga. The ICC is just a Board controlling cricket in the International arena. The ICC (PROPER) IS SCARED that if India withdraws their funding, the ICC will go bankrupt! India can play the IPL. How can they dictate terms to the sovereign state of Sri Lanka. The ICC, Indian Cricket Board, and SLC are all corrupt. How can they tell Sri Lanka not to interfere in cricket in Sri Lanka? ICC, please explain why we should not boycott international cricket altogether! Namaste!

    Johan Saturday, 11 November 2023 09:40 AM

    International Corruption Club would be the more suitable name. Just wondering why Afganistan cricket is not suspended. Did they bribe you enough icc. What about pcb. It is also a politically appointed and extended interim board. Proves that icc is corrupt now and looks like they tarnished our image intensionally. Probably we might be able to open a case against corrupt club and come out of current debt too. Lol

    Gamini Saturday, 11 November 2023 09:42 AM

    Hope IC will also regulate who can and cannot be on the SLC Board to keep away corrupt businessmen and politicians out

    Dinesj Saturday, 11 November 2023 09:47 AM

    Great relief for under 19 cricketers worldwide. Bad facilities, bad pitches and bad attitudes. In a country with zero entertainment. Not much of a tour.

    Harry Saturday, 11 November 2023 09:57 AM

    Politicians politics have Ruined this nation for year's to come now cricket sports

    බූරුවංස Saturday, 11 November 2023 10:05 AM

    This must be a western conspiracy or the JVP must be behind this.

    Wije Saturday, 11 November 2023 10:40 AM

    Suggest on individual basis’ Cricket lovers to email ICC officials on the wrong doings of SLC board, we should show it’s not political interference but even general public is against SLC board.

    Maxie Thaliyasingham - Royalist Saturday, 11 November 2023 10:41 AM

    Now Mendis (Captain) can go to the Paddy Field or to his Father's Workshop and play Ellay, no worries. These idiots spoilt our cricket. That is why we should get boys from leading schools like Ananda, Nalanda, Royal, St. Peters, St. Thomas, Trinity, Richmond etc., then the discipline is maintained, and we would have won at least six matches in the world cup. Mendis you are responsible for our defeats. Your broken English made us shame in the whole world.

    sam Saturday, 11 November 2023 11:27 AM

    What will Ranil R do now? Plenty ground to build his hotels.

    Vadivelu Yogaratnam Saturday, 11 November 2023 04:02 PM

    Well done ICC, Lankan politicians think they can cheat the world all the time, there is political interference in each and every public field nothing left , country totally corrupted.

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