Muttiah Muralitharan amongst group asking court docket to reform Sri Lanka cricket
Colombo: Bowling nice Muttiah Muralitharan and different former Sri Lanka cricketers and directors are looking for a court docket order for the federal government to nominate an unbiased committee to draft a brand new structure that can reform the operating of the nationwide sport.
Former Check opener Sidath Wettimuny and Michael Tissera, who performed for Sri Lanka within the inaugural 1975 World Cup and later grew to become supervisor, are amongst a bunch of 12 who petitioned the court docket.
The group additionally included Ana Punchihewa, Vijaya Malalasekara and Rienzie Wijetilleke, who’ve all headed the nationwide cricket board at varied occasions.
“The foundation explanation for the decline of Sri Lankan cricket is its poor governance pushed via the flawed structure of SLC (Sri Lanka Cricket),” the petitioners mentioned in a press release. “The mentioned structure has put in a board which isn’t unbiased from its enjoying golf equipment.
“It’s severely conflicted between membership and nation. This method encourages the workplace bearers to take choices largely to fulfill its voter base, inflicting the enjoying requirements of Sri Lankan cricket to deteriorate.”
Sri Lanka, with a inhabitants of twenty-two million, has 24 first-class cricket golf equipment with 147 votes electing the directors whereas India, with greater than a billion individuals, has a voter base of solely 38, the assertion added.
Since 2016, Sri Lanka has misplaced 118 out of 194 worldwide video games.
Following current Check collection defeats towards South Africa and England, the board appointed a cricket committee led by former batting nice Aravinda de Silva.
Muralitharan, the all-time main Check wicket-taker with 800 victims who retired in 2010, Kumar Sangakkara and Roshan Mahanama are additionally a part of the committee.
“Worldwide cricket is a small pond and cricket good points nothing to see one among its most storied full members, Sri Lanka, wither into oblivion,” the petitioners mentioned, whereas asking the Worldwide Cricket Council to supply time, area, experience and steering for the creation of a brand new governance system.
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