Minister Appoints Interim Committee to Oversee SLC Amidst Controversy and Presidential Opposition

8 months ago

In a surprising turn of events today, the Minister of Sports, Roshan Ranasinghe, appointed an Interim Committee to oversee the affairs of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC).

This decision has raised questions about the governance of the sport and its future in the country.

The Minister of Sports, Roshan Ranasinghe, announced the establishment of an Interim Committee to take control of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on November 6, 2023.

The move comes as a response to concerns over corruption within the sport and a desire to revitalize cricket in the nation.

In a statement to the media, Minister Ranasinghe outlined two primary objectives for this newly appointed interim committee.

First and foremost, the committee is tasked with investigating corruption within the sport to ensure transparency and accountability.

Secondly, they are responsible for revitalizing cricket to its former glory, thereby promoting the development and growth of the sport in Sri Lanka.

To effectively manage the SLC, the Minister disclosed plans to establish multiple sub-committees that will work on various aspects of the sport’s administration.

While discussions are currently underway between the Minister and the newly appointed interim committee members, this decision has already caused significant ripples within the cricketing community and the government.

In a parallel development, it has been reported that the appointment of the Interim Committee for SLC will be discussed at the Cabinet meeting scheduled for today, November 6, 2023.

This suggests that the decision has not been made in isolation and is subject to further scrutiny and approval.

However, in a surprising turn of events, it has come to light that President Ranil Wickremesinghe has not been notified about the decision to appoint the Interim Committee for SLC or about the composition of its members.

Furthermore, it has been reported that the President has taken a strong stance against this move and has stopped the functions of the newly appointed Interim Committee for SLC, raising concerns about the potential power struggle within the government regarding the future of Sri Lanka Cricket.