In Cricket Age‘s Investigation, Sinhlease Sports Club (SSC) general secretary Vasantha Wijesekera and Treasurer Nilanka Pieris have emerged as main masterminds behind a sinister attempt to stop Sri Lanka’s world cup winning legend Arjuna Ranatunga from becoming Club’s Executive Committee (ExCo) Member.
Yesterday, Cricket Age had exclusively published that a former Sri Lanka Captain, who is notorious for undercutting Arjuna, desperately lobbied against 1996 World Cup winning Icon. He crossed all the limits and stooped so low that along with Secretary and Treasurer he was directly Instructing SSC members to vote against Arjuna.
“They approached SSC members with a pre-decided ExCo list of 10 members sans Arjuna. They, In the Influence of that former Sri Lanka Captain, desperately wanted to keep Arjuna out” a club source close to the development told Cricket Age.
However, In the end, they were left embarrassed, as Arjuna, at club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held Yesterday, emerged victorious, securing 9th place in the ExCo.
Arjuna, who put Sri Lanka on World cricket map with 1996 triumph, played all his First Class cricket for SSC and has been an integral part of the setup since his playing days!