Parliament Nov. 27 (Daily Mirror)- Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa today requested the Speaker to arrange a meeting with International Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman Greg Barclay during his scheduled visit to Sri Lanka.
He told Parliament that the Speaker must invite the ICC Chairman to Parliament and facilitate a meeting with all 225 MPs to brief him about the current cricket crisis and the unanimous resolution passed by Parliament to remove the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) office bearers.
"We must brief him about the resolution passed by parliament unanimously. Otherwise, the SLC will be giving a wrong perception to the ICC Chairman," he said.
We already have an allegation of interfering with Srilankan Cricket. Are we trying to prove it to ICC beyond doubt ?
Jayantha Monday, 27 November 2023 01:42 PM
What a stupid request. ICC chairman is not a head of state to invite to the parliament.
Ruwan Monday, 27 November 2023 01:59 PM
What a crackpot this bloke is. If parliamentarians so want, they have only to sign a letter or petition to that effect and let ICC have it, instead of wasting public money and ICC money for such mundane things..
Ram Monday, 27 November 2023 02:01 PM
Sajith is joking. He must ask for something that the Speaker can do. When our Speaker is dodging what he is expected to do, Sajith must first ask for the Speaker to resign and that is within his power
Dinesh Monday, 27 November 2023 02:28 PM
The 225 are the main reason that this country is in this situation. They introduced corruption to this country and easily get away with it. With SLPP and Mihinda and Ranil Rajapaksa, the corruption level sky rocketed. SLC just followed in their footsteps.
Man Monday, 27 November 2023 02:56 PM
Good proposal since those are the people's representatives to dispel the misconception impregnated by Shammi and the company in ICC, due to the investigations, etc. held by the minister over corruption.
Gihan Monday, 27 November 2023 02:57 PM
What an idiot. If his request is not gross political interference, what is it! The less he opens his mouth the better for game.
Volker Metzger Monday, 27 November 2023 03:19 PM
The fact that cricket has outstanding value in and for Sri Lanka and that unfortunately much of the national and international level of representation and organization has gotten into an irresponsible situation there is understandably also a concern for politicians! For Sanjith Premadasa, the cricket issue seems to have now become the main topic of his current political life! As a foreign political observer, however, one wonders whether the (highly likely!?) presidential candidate of the SJB doesn't have more important things to do with a view to solving the major problems and the future of the country than his commitment and activity primarily to these (important) Turn to sport! What if he and his team concentrated and concentrated on developing a convincing, political alternative to the miserable government policy and developed accessible paths for a better future! If he does not succeed in this within a reasonable time, he should make room for a better presidential candidate (
Jayasinghe Monday, 27 November 2023 06:26 PM
Opposition leader should know about protocols. Meeting parliamentarians is not in the ICC chief’s purview.
joshua Monday, 27 November 2023 07:09 PM
To stamp that there is political inteference, call the ICC man to Parliament. Let him see it in live coverage. There are enough jokers in that Parliament.....I can't stop laughing. Wonder of asia
DJ Monday, 27 November 2023 08:16 PM
What a waste of time and people's money. does the Parliament have nothing else to do?
Dee Monday, 27 November 2023 09:17 PM
He won’t understand Sinhala or Tamil language. He will certainly not understand your English. Even the king won’t! Even an interpreter will not understand your English and might run away!
Shiran Monday, 27 November 2023 09:21 PM
It is about time our conceited politicians realise, not everyone wants to bow and scrape to politicians.
Tissa Fernando Tuesday, 28 November 2023 06:36 PM
ICC does not want political influences in cricket administration.
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