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ICC suspends Sri Lanka Cricket with immediate effect


The suspension was imposed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) due to government interference.

The Sri Lankan government removed the SLC after the team’s disastrous show at the World Cup, where it lost seven of its nine matches.

The appeals court reinstated the SLC, deepening the crisis in the country’s cricket governing body.

On Thursday, a coalition government and opposition motion in parliament demanded that the management of the SLC resign.

“The International Cricket Council Board has suspended Cricket Sri Lanka’s membership of the ICC with immediate effect,” ICC said in a statement.

“The ICC Board met today and determined that Cricket Sri Lanka is in serious breach of its obligations as a Member, particularly the requirement to manage its affairs independently and ensure that there is no government interference in governance, regulation and/or administration. cricket in Sri Lanka,” the statement said.

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“The ICC Board will determine the conditions of the suspension in due course,” he said.

The government, which is split over the Minister’s decision to sack the SLC management board, came out with a report, proposing a brand new constitution for the governing body with a new voting structure to appoint office bearers.

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