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Galle CC Election Postponed, Citing Ongoing “Sports Ministry” Inquiries

Written by N Krishnamurthy

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Galle Cricket Club (GCC) to elect the office bearers for next two year term has been postponed following a heated monthly committee meeting on Monday, Cricket Age reliably learns.

The AGM was scheduled to be held on June 26.

According to sources, the reasons for the postponement were given that right now at least two separate inquiries are simultaneously going on at the Sports Ministry. Among two inquiries, one is related to selling club’s liquor to the outsiders at much higher prices during the Covid lockdown period In that year. Another one is about Irregular club membership.

While president Kumar Smarasinghe led administration called it a decision taken after legal consultation, opposition alleges that the rulling office bearers scared of inevitable defeat. Now, as the decision of postponing the AGM was taken after announcing the date and both inquiries are already going on since months, the opposition camp intends to challenge it’s legitimacy and drag the matter to the court.

As per the Club constitution, Galle CC AGM must be held before June 30th.



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