SLC stands to lose US$ 4.5m from ICC if interim committee is appointed - Sumathipala | Daily News

SLC stands to lose US$ 4.5m from ICC if interim committee is appointed - Sumathipala

Thilanga Sumathipala whose term as SLC president ended yesterday addresses a media conference at SLC headquarters. Mohan de Silva is also present. Picture by Rukmal Gamage
Thilanga Sumathipala whose term as SLC president ended yesterday addresses a media conference at SLC headquarters. Mohan de Silva is also present. Picture by Rukmal Gamage

Outgoing president of Sri Lanka Cricket Thilanga Sumathipala stated that if an Interim Committee is appointed Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will lose lakhs of money (4.5 million USD) from International Cricket Council (ICC) grants at a press conference held at SLC headquarters yesterday.

“We have informed of the current situation to the ICC. As our financial reports are not approved yet and if we fail to have our financial reports approved before June 30 we can’t get our financials grants. It will be suspended by the ICC. Sri Lanka will receive their grants within the next six month but if an interim committee is appointed they will not get it,” Sumathipala told reporters.

“We have discussed this matter with the Minister of Sports Faiszer Mustapha and explained everything to him regarding the technical issues. Our first request is to hold a special general assembly and to hold the AGM according to the Sports Law. The second request is to appoint an electoral committee under technical changes and hold an election but when you go through this system it will take about 70 days to hold the election. We have the right according to the Sports Law as we were elected democratically,” explained Sumathipala.

Speaking further Sumathipala said, “Our national team is currently in the West Indies. Then the South African team is due here and we have to go to the Asia Cup. There is big competition as we will be hosting England afterwards. For the next three months we have a lot of tours and we have to hold the LPL tournament as well, that’s why we request the Minister to enable us to continue our work. We believe the Minister will give us the opportunity.” - KR

 


 

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