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ICC suspends Sri Lanka cricket board due to government interference


International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday suspended the cricket board of Sri Lanka due to the inference by government. The development comes days after sports minister of the country sacked the entire cricket board of the country over the allegations of corruption. Later, the decision was overturned by the Sri Lanka’s Court of Appeals as it reinstated all the officials pending a full hearing. 

“The ICC Board met today and determined that Sri Lanka Cricket is in serious breach of its obligations as a Member, in particular, the requirement to manage its affairs autonomously and ensure that there is no government interference in the governance, regulation and/or administration of cricket in Sri Lanka. The conditions of the suspension will be decided by the ICC Board in due course,” ICC said in a release.

This comes as the Sri Lanka cricket team couldn’t perform well during the ICC World Cup 2023. The team managed to secure victory in 2 matches only out of the 9 league matches and is currently placed on 9th place on the World Cup points table. Sri Lanka was seen particularly miserable against India as the team finished with double digit score in ICC World Cup and Asia Cup final match. 


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Updated: 10 Nov 2023, 08:59 PM IST

Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.