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SLC Responds To Opposition Leader’s Allegations Over ICC Reporting

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.