Sri Lanka Cricket Firmly Rejects Allegations Leveled by Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa Amid Political and ICC Turmoil

November 19, 2023

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has issued a rebuttal against recent allegations made by the leadership of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) in the parliament concerning communication between SLC and the International Cricket Council (ICC).

The statement from SLC contends that there is a misunderstanding and misinterpretation of the contents of the referenced letter, prompting the cricket board to clarify its stance on the matter.

The controversy arises as the SLC faces political scrutiny for collaborating with the ICC to impose a suspension on Sri Lanka. The political backdrop involves the appointment of an interim committee by the Sports Minister to oversee the governance of cricket, leading to the ICC's suspension of Sri Lanka, citing "political interference."

The conflicting narratives have sparked a heated debate within political circles, raising concerns about the impact on Sri Lanka's standing in international cricket and the broader implications for the sport in the country.