Until Yesterday, Thilanga Sumathipala was the undisputed king of Sri Lanka Cricket. He was like a 'Messiah' Who could speak Against all time greats like Muttiah Muralitharan and Lasith Malinga. Just few days ago, he openly said that Malinga is not trustworthy, referring his comments on Galle Pitch-Fixing.
On Wednesday, Another stalwart of Sri Lanka Cricket Nishantha Ranatunga brought back him on earth! In a single masterstroke, Nishantha crashed all plans to contest for another term as SLC President.
The man himself, Who single handedly dragged Sumathipala to court and defeated him, Nishantha Ranatunga exclusively Spoke to Cricket Age. Here are the excerpts
On Dragging Sumathipala to Court
No one in Sri Lanka was ready to file a case against Sumathipala. For the sake of Sri Lanka Cricket, I decided to fight and to stop him and that's why instead of going behind politicians, I went to honorable court for the justice.
On Sumathipala's intentions
Sri Lanka die hard cricket fan will be surprised to know that Sumathipala was conspiring to destroy SLC constitution for his benefits. In tomorrow proposed AGM, they were planning to bring amendments to changing the elected office bearers term up-to four years. He was also planning to make a change in SLC constitution, that even if there is any case against office bearers, they can run the SLC for at least one year. That's why, I decided to go to Court.
On Interim Committee
Sports Minister can't appoint same elected body to run the SLC as interim committee, as Court has marked serious allegations against them as well. In this scenario, the Sports Minister must include people with good governance into the committee.
Will ICC recognize Interim Committee?
This are all baseless rumors and lies, Sumathipala and his team has been spreading since last two years. Let me clear one thing : In your country India as well, An Supreme Court appointed Committee of administrators had been running the BCCI. So, if it can happen in India, why not in Sri Lanka.