Sri Lanka Cricket interim committee to be dissolved, elections next month

Nov 03, Colombo: The interim committee administering the country’s cricket authority, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will be dissolved on November 14, the Sport Ministry announced Thursday.

Elections to appoint a new board will be held before the end of the year, the Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said.

“The interim committee will be dissolved and the elections will be held before the end of the year,” Aluthgamage told the media in Colombo.

A period of 30 days will be granted for calling in nominations as the elections of SLC should be completed by the end of this year, a ministry spokesperson said.

The Sports Ministry dissolved the interim committee of SLC on July 01 this year and appointed the present committee headed by Upali Dharmadasa for six months.

The change came a day after the world cricket governing body, International Cricket Council (ICC), issued a warning to free the sports body from government interference.

Sri Lanka Cricket has been administered by interim committees for seven years.

The mismanaged sports authority is in severe financial trouble after partially hosting the Cricket world Cup earlier this year and the players have not been paid since the end of the World Cup in April.

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