Even as Sri Lanka have been embarrassingly knocked out of the ongoing World Cup in England and Wales, the stakeholders, officials and ExCo members of Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) are flying to UK in numbers to cheer for the team. Accordingly, this week, Two top officials of Badulla District Cricket association – president Gayan Owitigala and secretary Bagi Balachandran – left for UK to support the team and joined their so called newest Messiah of Sri Lanka cricket for joyrides.
It is noteworthy that after December 21, Badulla District Cricket association has suddenly become most privileged District Cricket association for SLC. So much so that, few weeks ago, SLC granted 9 million rupees for the furnishing of dressing room and pavilion of the Badulla Cricket Stadium.
The SLC administration had approved the budget during its management committee (MC) meeting. Cricket Age has the access of the MC document that says that the fund has been granted through Badulla District Cricket association.
“The committee having noted the submission made by the head of national development committee, recommended to approve in principal a budget of Rs. 9,000,000 for the renovation and refurbishment work of the Badulla Cricket Stadium through the Badulla District Cricket association” the MC document reads.
In past, SLC built stadiums (or contributed a part) in Nawalapitiya and Hettipola as well. The construction at Hettipola has been in full swing since last three years and Cricket Age learns that now finally the boundary wall has been made at the ground!
As for as the world cup is concerned, Sujeewa Godaliyadda, the so called Crisis Man of SLC (who first deliberately puts board employees/officials in trouble and then pretends to be their savior) is also continue to go far sight seeing all around UK with family.
Sri Lanka will play India on June 6 and all the stakeholders, ExCo members, Outside parasites and top SLC officials are expected to join the bandwagon for the big clash, even though the board is on the brink of major financial crisis.