Sumathipala Push For Fresh SLC Election

Written by N Krishnamurthy

Few hours after the Court Of Appeal hearing on Monday, Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) former President Thilanga Sumathipala called for fresh election with new regulations.

Sumathipala Led administration had to leave the SLC on May 31st, after former board secretary Nishantha Ranatunga filed a case against the validity of the election.

Hearing the case, Court of appeal, on Monday, sternly warned Sumathipala Camp for not Submitting the objections for the case by his lawyers.

However, Sumathipala is on view that the ongoing court case has nothing to do with the SLC election anymore.

“This ongoing court case is totally academic, which was
Filed regarding the last elections” Sumathipala told Cricket Age.

He further asked for the fresh election with new regulations without any further delay.

“As the World Cup is around the corner, Honorable Sports Minister must conduct fresh elections with new regulations” he added further.

It is noteworthy that the International Cricket Council (ICC) has instructed Sports Minister Faizer Mustapha to conduct SLC election before February 9. However, Faizer is still reluctant to leave the ‘Glamours’ Sri Lanka Cricket!

The ICC has further instructed the Faizer to appoint a four member management committee. However, Cricket Age learns that Faizer is mulling over the appointment of peoples from the non-cricketing background. If this happens, then another disaster is awaiting for Sri Lanka Cricket, as Sports Ministry appointee Kamal Padmasiri has already proved how incompetent he is!

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