Harin Fernando’s appointment as Sports Minister has given a new ray of hope to Sri Lanka Cricket! With his fearless and appropriate decisions, Harin has already mesmerized cricket fans! With the noble intention of changing the mechanism of Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) through changing the constitution and appointing an interim committee, Harin is ready to give good news to Sri Lanka fans before the new year itself!
According to sources, Harin Will meet ICC anti corruption head Alex Marshal on December 27 in Dubai.
When meeting Marshal, Harin has a simple goal : as Sri Lanka Cricket has become a centre of all sort of inquiries of ICC anti corruption unit in recent times, he wants to know the clear picture.
“We should wait for the anti-corruption reports. What if these people, who are set to run, are involved in corruption? “were Fernando’s remarks making it clear he wasn’t going to follow any of the paths taken by the former Minister, Faiszer Musthapha when it comes to SLC elections.
Obviously, Harin wants to clean up the SLC and he will get an clear indication from ICC anti corruption unit.
On the other hand, during his meeting with ICC chairman Shashank Manohar, Harin Will convince Cricket governing body to buy more time to conduct the SLC election, so he could bring constitutional changes at SLC! If ICC agrees to give more time, it would be a great victory for the newly appointed Sports Minister!
Though, in the first week itself, Harin has taken some fearless decisions. His predecessor Faizer Musthapha had appointed a competent authority Kamal Pathmasiri, who was the secretary for the Sports Ministry. Mysteriously, few days ago, Padmasiri took measures to appoint a Cricket Advisory Committee, Umpires Committee, Tournament Committee, another Advisory Committee and Selection Committee all after 26th October with the sudden government change. However, Harin has already stated that he doesn’t count as valid appointments!