ARJUNA URGES President and PM to dissolve Cricket Board

Published : 8:54 am  April 5, 2016 | No comments so far |  |  (378) reads | 

Untitled-5SANDUN A JAYASEKERA Ports and Shipping Minister Arjuna Ranatunga yesterday urged President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to dissolve the Cricket Board (CB) with immediate effect and appoint an Interim Committee under him .

Minister Ranatunga said he had no clue at all as to who was the Sports Minister as Sports Minister did not take decisions on cricket in the country right now and added when an interim committee was in charge of cricket, no one could pilfer money from cricket. “We have brought cricket in Sri Lanka to a position which we can be proud of. If we are to save the most popular and widespread sport in the country, we must relieve it from bookies.

The best strategy available to us to put an end to the current mess in cricket is to dissolve the CB and appoint an Interim Committee. I am ready to take the leadership of this endevour, for the sake of national cricket of our country,” Minister Ranatunga said. Minister Ranatrunga said cricket in Sri Lanka was its lowest ebb and something has to be done to prevent further deterioration of it. I have appraised President Sirisena and Prime Minister Wickremesinghe and added he was ready to face the challenge with a new team of management. Addressing the media after giving a statement to the Human Rights Commission following his complaint on the behaviour of Director General of Sports during the cricket board election, Minister Ranatunga added that applications for the Cricket Board election in January had been accepted violating the clauses 13,14 and 15 of the sports law and 11-F5 chapter of the Constitution of Sri Lanka Cricket.