Sri Lanka Cricket Vice president K Mathivanan resigns with immediate effect

Written by N Krishnamurthy

In a shocking turn of events, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Vice president K Mathivanan Wednesday resigned from his post with immediate effect, Cricket Age reliably learns.

In a letter, addressing SLC secretary Mohan De Silva, Mathivanan informed about his resignation.

One of the stalwart of Sri Lanka cricket, Mathivanan had contested from the business tycoon Jayantha Dharamadasa Camp in the February 2019 election. Though, all others including Dharamadasa himself, lost the battle, Mathivanan, with his unmatched track record, registered an empathetic win.

Unarguably one of the most honest and non-controversial administrator in Sri Lanka cricket history, Mathivanan enjoys strong backing in north region, including Jaffna.

His resignation, however, was largely expected, as he couldn’t work with the Shammi Silva led administration from the beginning. Even after being a vice president and popular administrator, Mathivanan was kept away from all the SLC committees, that restricted him as a non-existent at Maitland Place.

In this scenario, his resignation indicates the arrival of a possible thunderstorm in Sri Lanka cricket, as the two camps have already started their election campaigns, which is scheduled for May 2021.

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