Arjuna will be tasked with rebuilding if SLC suspended by ICC: Minister

10 November 2023 11:47 am – 4      – 1127

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By Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana

PARLIAMENT (Daily Mirror)- Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will be handed over to former captain Arjuna Ranatunga for a brief period for the task of rebuilding if SLC is suspended by the ICC, Sports Minister Roshan Ransainghe said today.

“We will hand over the task of rebuilding Sri Lanka Cricket to former captain Arjuna Ranatunga for six to eight months in the event Sri Lanka is suspended by the ICC. We will enact the Sports Act, go for an election and then we can go for other matches. We need the approval from parliament to proceed with that plan,” he told Parliament.

The Minister said this while responding to an allegation made by Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa that a conspiracy has been hatched to get Sri Lanka suspended by the ICC.

He also said the two million dollars which was withdrawn by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) from a bank in Colombo on Thursday had been transfered to another bank account.

The Minister said cheques are being issued by the SLC and SLC funds of are being spent hurriedly.