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COLOMBO (Daily Mirror) - Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) today refuted the recent allegations by Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa in Parliament regarding the communications between SLC and the International Cricket Council (ICC). 

The Opposition Leader yesterday revealed that SLC president Shammi Silva had sent a letter to the ICC alleging that the Sports Ministry had made undue interferences in its activities and claimed that this had paved the way for the ICC ban on Sri Lanka Cricket.

Responding to the claim, SLC issued a statement stating that the suspension of SLC occurred due to continuous interference by Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe, despite numerous warnings. 

"This interference resulted in SLC's inability to adhere to article 2.4D, leading to a violation of the said article. It is evident that the suspension was not a consequence of misquoted or misunderstood communication by SLC, as claimed by the Leader of SJB in Parliament," SLC said.

SLC further said most may not fully comprehend the intricacies of how sports associations affiliated with international bodies, such as the ICC, operate. "We sincerely request anyone critical of SLC to diligently and intelligently consider the facts before disseminating baseless accusations and statements lacking merit," SLC added.

 

 


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  • VJ Sunday, 19 November 2023 09:23 AM

    It would be worth finding out how other member countries of the ICC operate. The rule must be the same to all members. SLC as a sport’s inspiration of Sri Lanka cannot be totally independent of the government, there has to be some oversight in place. The other day at the kola kandha place, I heard this comment “ even if president RW contests for the post of chairman of SLC, he will lose to SS”

    Not totally independent Sunday, 19 November 2023 10:04 AM

    Agree, no sport's body should be totally independent of government, even if that's what ICC or Olympic Committee or any other world body desires. In any country the government should reign supreme however much it's corrupted. If not who would have the power to order any investigation when there are suspicions of corruption or malpractices?

    Rohan Sunday, 19 November 2023 09:38 AM

    Ranil understood who was the real puppet master behind the scene to get Sri Lankan cricket suspended. So he telephoned the puppeteer asking for help. If Sri Lanka was a powerful country then Ranil would have threatened the puppeteer with terrible consequences but all what Ranil was able to do was to plead with the puppeteer to untangle the puppet strings and extricate Sri Lankan cricket. But he asked for “ high price”, like Trincomale.

    DAILY MIRROR HUMBUG USELESS TO GIVE NAME Sunday, 19 November 2023 10:31 AM

    @ Rohan The Puppeteer is non other than Sajith with puppet strings to your name sake Rohan these days. This Puppeteer instead of speaking on Budget 2024 in Parliament, had wasted valuable time on Budget debate focusing only on SLC due to personal Political vendetta having to RW. Obviously he is lacking knowledge to financial matters tospeak on. Maybe Rohan here is mouth piece and in SJB . Been very much conversant in ENGLISH, has doubts the writer is the Puppeteer himself.

    A Thankful Cricket Fan Sunday, 19 November 2023 11:05 AM

    The Sri Lanka Cricket Team set up 4 World Records during the ODI World Cup being held in India. They are No. 1: Sri Lanka recorded the lowest score of 55 runs all out just 3 weeks after the SL Team scored 51 all out against the same team. No. 2. Sri Lanka also set a World Record by dropping the highest number of catches by a team in 9 matches. No. 3. The Sri Lankan Team also set up a world record of having the first batsman to be 'Timed Out' in an international cricket match. No. 4. Sri Lanka also set up a world record by being the cricket team that set up the highest number of world records during a World Cup. Credits for these achievements MUST go to honest and dedicated Executives of SLC. The Minister of Sports and the Leader of the Opposition might be jealous of the honest and dedicated Executives of SLC.

    Ram Sunday, 19 November 2023 11:35 AM

    What Shammi wants is to sweep under the carpet the AG's Report. Can Shammi explain how he found the money for all his assets, acquisitions, many private trips overseas and purchase of houses home and overseas in his name and in the names of family members

    Rajiv De Silva Sunday, 19 November 2023 12:45 PM

    Shammi Come and do another press conference, then public can have another laugh at your intelleigence. No wonder the cricket is in a mess, thanks to you.

    A happy cricket fan Sunday, 19 November 2023 12:53 PM

    We MUST facilitate 'Honest and Hardworking Executives of SLC' led by Betting Shammi for the SL Team that set up 4 world records during the ODI World Cup being held in India. The World Records: No1. The lowest score of 55 all out just one month after scoring 51 all out against the same team. No 2. The world record for the highest number of dropped catches after playing 9 matches. No 3. For having the world's first batsman to be declared 'Timed Out' in an international cricket match. No 4. The world record for setting up the highest number of world records in an ODI World Cup. An award ceremony (US$ 1.0 million for each person) for honest and hardworking Executives of SLC, all the members of the brilliant Selection Committee, Coaches and Consultants, and all the players MUST be held which will be telecast live and awards should be handed over by President His Excellency Ranil Wickremasinghe and the Chief Guest will be Mr. Jay Shah, Secretary BCCI.

    FairJudge Sunday, 19 November 2023 01:51 PM

    Putting aside who is right and who is wrong here, it must be said that BCCI now is ICC and they dictate the terms. Look at Indian players who never go to overseas leagues, but they want overseas players to come IPL. How is that fair? Equally, SL cricket of course must be accountable to SL first. ICC also has double standards. How come Afganistan is not banned for Thaleban not allowing women to play cricket? Tell me if that's not politican interference. But, watch Olympics Committee won't allow Afganistan to play at Olympics.

    A delightful Cricket lover Sunday, 19 November 2023 01:54 PM

    We MUST facilitate 'Honest and Hardworking Executives of SLC' led by Betting Shammi. The SL Team set up 4 world records during the ODI World Cup being held in India. The World Records: No1. The lowest score of 55 all out just one month after scoring 51 all out against the same team. No 2. The world record for the highest number of dropped catches after playing 9 matches. No 3. For having the world's first batsman to be declared 'Timed Out' in an international cricket match. No 4. The world record for setting up the highest number of world records in an ODI World Cup. An award ceremony (US$ 1.0 million for each person) for honest and hardworking Executives of SLC, all the members of the brilliant Selection Committee, Coaches and Consultants, and all the players MUST be held which will be telecast live and awards should be handed over by President His Excellency Ranil Wickremasinghe and the Chief Guest will be Mr. Jay Shah, Secretary BCCI.

    UAli Sunday, 19 November 2023 01:56 PM

    What public can see is shammi silva running his own company without spending a cent out of his pocket, billions pumped in to SLC from various entities,he lavishly spend for himself,family and friends pleasure and enjoyment while some spent to buy judges as well as corrupt politicians like COPE professor, but seems his tentacles are every where

    Patriot Cricket Sunday, 19 November 2023 02:49 PM

    Do not give in to this unpatriotic SLC bastard even we stick to domestic cricket only. ICC has become a joke with Indian influence.

    Nihal Amarasekera Sunday, 19 November 2023 02:51 PM

    චණ්ඩි ශ්‍යාමා the film in 1978 box office. This Chandiya Shammi seems to be surrounded and supported by villains and corrupt politicians here and there, you no where and carries on or tries regardless. Yet his days SHOULD be numbered...wishful thinking?

    Hard Truth Sunday, 19 November 2023 02:51 PM

    Better be banned so we can focus on Kitti pollu—enough of this corruption and incompetency. There should be a check and balance. It seems SLC is even above the Supreme Court. BCCI's trade name is ICC. ICC will dance to every tune of BCCI.

    ACA Sunday, 19 November 2023 04:18 PM

    Is SLC above the Parliament??

    sam Sunday, 19 November 2023 07:17 PM

    SLC has messed it up. Dont try to hide your performance

    A sad cricket fan Sunday, 19 November 2023 10:13 PM

    Sri Lanka were all out twice for 50s against India while Australia beat India in the final of the ODI World Cup by 6 wickets. What is the difference between Sri Lanka and Australia? Reason No 1. SLC is a highly corrupt and inept organization while the Australian Cricket Board is not corrupt. Reason No 2. There are 26 First Division Teams in Sri Lanka and Australia has only 6 Teams.

    wickrama wijayasiri Sunday, 19 November 2023 10:20 PM

    SLC must be a voluntary organization made-up of cricket fans and business and social leaders. A non-profit organization to promote and facilitate the sport. The present from the start of the 'umathipala Regime' have been parasites living off the avails of our cricketing talent. If there is a Ministry of Sport, as done bone the present Minister, there should not be any debate about it. I have watched and witnessed the FIFA drama and the various match fixing dramas of the ICC members. Enough is enough.

    Buddhist Monday, 20 November 2023 12:03 AM

    When Sri Lanka cricket is managed by "bookie kings" what else can we expect? SL Cricket is a main gambling den!

    Nimal Monday, 20 November 2023 06:13 AM

    Why all this unnecessary correspondences? The entire world now knows very well that SLC is a den of nasty thieves hellbent on fattening their purses.

    CitizenP Monday, 20 November 2023 07:18 AM

    We have Srilanka against srilanka game...


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