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Arjuna Ranatunga wants President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to prevent decline of Sri Lanka cricket

Arjuna Ranatunga speaks at the press conference.
Arjuna Ranatunga speaks at the press conference.

Former Minister and former captain of Sri Lanka cricket team Arjuna Ranatunga has requested President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to make an inspection visit to Sri Lanka Cricket headquarters for during former president Maithripala Sirisena’s era Sri Lanka cricket was destroyed.

Ranatunga made these remarks at a press conference held at his office in Nugegoda yesterday.

He further said President Rajapaksa should visit and inspect SLC for the betterment of cricket in Sri Lanka. He also revealed that former Minister Ranjan Ramanayake has so many audio proofs about match-fixing and other allegations with regard to former administrators of SLC.

Ranatunga said that SLC has 32 CCTV cameras but wondered how the videos were deleted by unknown personals over a period of six days. He said that the SLC made an official complaint regarding this incident to the CID but later the president of SLC had informed that due to mistakenly pressing the control button the footages were deleted.

“During those six days some important files were shifted from the SLC,” Ranatunga said. “These incidents happened during the Presidential election period. I believe President Rajapaksa will take this step to fight against corruption.”

It has also emerged that Mohan de Silva lodged a complaint to CID as well. However, he had withdrawn it later due to a complaint.

Ranatunga said the Under 19 team failed during the World Cup and we and now behind Afghanistan. “This is such a sad situation for Sri Lanka cricket,” he said. “Sri Lanka Cricket are facing more than 40 legal cases,” he pointed out.

 


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