ICC crashes SL Sports Minister’s Interim committee plans

Written by Abhishek Patil

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has reportedly crashed big plans of Sri Lanka’s newly appointed Sports Minister Harin Fernando to appoint an interim committee to run SLC, Cricket Age reliably learns.

Harin was in Dubai on December 28 to discuss the possibility of appointing an interim committee, however, he couldn’t get anything positive from the governing body.

Moreover, ICC’S entire Anti-corruption Unit may also not be shifted to Colombo. Instead, the ICC agreed on the posting of an anti corruption official omly

“They have agreed to post a very senior anti-corruption official in Colombo and he will work with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for few months” Harin said after returning from Dubai.

“At least this is a foremost step taken in making our efforts to clean the game in our country,” the Minister added.

Cricket Age learns that Harin was scheduled to meet ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar on December 30 in Nagpur. However, the meeting couldn’t happen, as Manohar was not that much exited to meet yet another Sports Minister from Sri Lanka.

It is also learnt that a very confidential report has been handed over to the Minister.

“For obvious reasons, the names contained in this report may not be released at this point of time but
SLC will not leave anything to make cricket corruption-free,” added the Minister.

Meanwhile, the Competent Authority Kamal Pathmasiri, who was appointed by the previous ministry, has been relieved.


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