Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe, Delegation and Imran Khawaja mutually agrees for ‘reconciliation’

Written by N Krishnamurthy

Sri Lanka’s Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe, his delegation and Deputy Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Imran Khawaja were mutually agreed for reconciliation in order to take Sri Lanka to greater heights with necessary reforms during a meeting today, Cricket Age Exclusively learns.

Khawaja’s visit is aimed at conducting a ‘Fact Finding Mission’ pertaining to the said ‘mandate.’’

For the meeting and discussion, Ranasinghe had appointed a four member delegation, comprising of legendary former Sri Lanka opener and one of the most respected voice in Sri Lanka Cricket Sidath Wettimuny, former fast bowler Asantha de Mel (absent due to medical emergency), Dinal Phillips and Island’s most prominent lawyer Panduka Keerthinanda, who implemented Anti Doping and Anti Corruption Law for the Sport.

According to highly placed sources, meeting was successfully, as both the parties realized that the ultimate focus must be on the betterment of the Sri Lanka Cricket. In the meeting, it was mutually decided that Sri Lanka Cricket should be reformed to certain extent with the mutual consent between Sports Ministry and Cricket Board.

During the meeting, Ranasinghe also emphasized that he is ready to work along with ICC and SLC on the roadmap to Improve the Island’s most cherished game! However, he also clearly stated that game’s governing body must respect his country’s law.

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