Thilanga Sumathipala withdraws name from SLC elections

Thilanga Sumathipala withdraws name from SLC elections

Written by Staff Writer

17 Dec, 2018 | 9:32 pm

Colombo (News1st): Thilanga Sumathipala has revealed that he will not contest the upcoming Sri Lanka Cricket elections. Speaking at a media briefing held in Colombo today (December 17) he noted that he has been vested with certain duties and responsibilities beyond cricket which he must fulfil for the country.

Sumathipala notes that as a result of this he had decided to focus on his political career.

He stated that the Asian Cricket Council Office has been removed from Sri Lanka and that only the board and the office remains. He noted that no effort was taken to prevent this situation and they are an institute that has the control of more than 1 million US dollars annually.

“Our Sports Minister has been to the ICC office thrice within a period of six months and I am deeply saddened and disappointed by the fact that Faizer Musthapha couldn’t keep the Sri Lankan office of the Asian Cricket Council,” said Thilanga Sumathipala.

Four nominations for the post of Chairman were presented at the SLC elections.

They are,

  • A. Mohan de Silva
  • Jayantha Dharmadasa
  • K. Mathivanan
  • Shammi Silva

Any objections against the nominations should be made before 3 p.m on the 31st of December.


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