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The ICC Board on Tuesday shifted the following 12 months’s males’s Underneath-19 World Cup from Sri Lanka to South Africa, 11 days after the world governing physique provisionally suspended the cricket physique within the island nation attributable to authorities interference. The truth is it was Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) that had reached out to ICC and notified in regards to the authorities interference within the working of cricket within the nation. SLC and the Sports activities Ministry have been at loggerheads for a while. The federal government has accused SLC officers of being concerned in corruption and mismanagement. “The U19 World Cup has been shifted to South Africa from Sri Lanka attributable to SLC’s suspension. The truth is, collaborating nations have been apprised some days again after SLC acquired suspended. South Africa hosted the U19 WC in 2020. The choice acquired approval at ICC Board assembly in Ahmedabad,” an ICC Board member advised PTI.
“Sri Lanka’s bilateral and home cricket won’t be affected by this.” SLC president Shammi Silva had lately warned that the nation might lose the internet hosting rights of the U19 World Cup, scheduled to be held from January 13 to February 4, if the federal government’s interference continued.
In an announcement launched on Monday, SLC had stated,” Whereas SLC focuses on resolving the suspension problem, it seems that the minister of sports activities is pursuing a unique agenda by media manipulation with out pursuing authorized avenues to handle the allegations.” “This raises considerations about its intention to affect public opinion and different stakeholders to attain its goal of taking management of SLC by the misuse of his powers.
“SLC requires a good and unbiased examination of the info and stays targeted on its mission to uphold the integrity of cricket in Sri Lanka and is assured that the reality will prevail in the end.”
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