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SLC suspension – ICC CEO Geoff Allardice meets Sri Lanka sports activities minister, president


ICC CEO Geoff Allardice has met with Sri Lanka’s new sports activities minister, in addition to the nation’s President Ranil Wickremesinghe, throughout a quick go to undertaken to realize a greater understanding of the political state of affairs within the nation because it pertains to cricket administration. In November, the ICC imposed a suspension on Sri Lanka Cricket’s membership, and subesequently stripped the nation of its internet hosting rights of the Males’s Below-19 World Cup.

Following his assembly with Allardice, sports activities minister Harin Fernando posted on X (previously Twitter) that the pair had had a “constructive dialogue and a method ahead for SLC”. Subsequent to that assembly, Allardice had additionally met President Wickremesinghe, with whom he’s understood to have mentioned potential adjustments to SLC’s structure.

Allardice will now report his findings again to the ICC’s board, which is because of meet on the finish of March, and are prone to have the matter of SLC’s membership on their agenda.

The ICC’s suspension of SLC had formally been predicated on perceived authorities interference. On November 6, earlier sports activities minister Roshan Ranasinghe had sought to sack the whole SLC board, however one other arm of Sri Lanka’s authorities – the judiciary – primarily reversed that call on the next day, issuing a keep order on the minister’s gazette.

A number of days later, nevertheless, the ICC’s board suspended SLC on the behest of SLC’s personal officers, who have been on the time at critical odds with then-sports minister Ranasinghe. They’d requested the suspension as a method of staving off additional interference.

With that minister now sacked, and a minister palatable to SLC now in place, board members have been internally assured SLC can be reinstated as a full member on the subsequent board assembly.

That is the second journey to Sri Lanka by an ICC govt to discern the character of Sri Lanka’s politics’ intersection with cricket. In mid-2023, ICC deputy chair Imran Khwaja got here to Sri Lanka to analyze potential authorities interference. On that event Khwaja is known to not have discovered rapid proof to droop the board.

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