Sri Lanka cricket group captain Kusal Mendis© AFP
The Worldwide Cricket Council on Friday suspended its full-member Sri Lanka after observing authorities interference within the nationwide board following a tumultuous week. The Sri Lankan parliament on Thursday unanimously handed a decision, calling for the sacking of the nation’s cricket governing physique, with each the ruling and opposition events supporting it. “The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) Board has suspended Sri Lanka Cricket’s membership of the ICC with instant impact,” mentioned the ICC in a press release. “The ICC Board met in the present day and decided that Sri Lanka Cricket is in critical breach of its obligations as a Member, particularly, the requirement to handle its affairs autonomously and make sure that there is no such thing as a authorities interference within the governance, regulation and/or administration of cricket in Sri Lanka. “The circumstances of the suspension might be determined by the ICC Board sooner or later,” the assertion added.
The decision handed by Sri Lankan parliament amounted to authorities interference and that was sufficient floor for the ICC Board to droop Sri Lanka’s membership.
A sequence of occasions unfolded in Sri Lankan cricket following the group’s disappointing run within the ongoing World Cup in India. Sri Lanka might handle solely two wins from 9 video games and are out of the semifinals race.
The principle opposition social gathering chief Sajith Premadasa moved the decision titled ‘the elimination of the corrupt SLC (Sri Lanka Cricket) administration’ which was seconded by the senior authorities minister Nimal Siripala de Silva.
The parliament’s approval got here two days after the Court docket of Attraction restored the SLC administration headed by Shammi Silva on Tuesday.
On Monday, Sports activities Minister Roshan Ranasinghe sacked the SLC administration and appointed former World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga as head of a seven-member interim committee to manipulate the cricket board earlier than the Court docket of Attraction restored it.
Whereas the parliament was debating the decision, police safety was supplied to SLC headquarters.
A number of hundred folks had turned up close to the premises of the SLC headquarters calling for the resignation of the administration.
The criticism of the nationwide group’s efficiency grew louder when Sri Lanka have been bowled out for 55 within the run chase in opposition to India in Mumbai. Sri Lanka had additionally misplaced badly to India within the previous Asia Cup the place they have been bowled out for 50 within the closing performed on September 17.
The primary time the ICC handed a suspension to a full member was again in 2021 when Zimbabwe Cricket was suspended on account of authorities interference.
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