Sports Minister noticed in Cricket court case

Sports Minister noticed in Cricket court case

Sports Minister noticed in Cricket court case

Written by Staff Writer

15 Feb, 2021 | 9:05 pm

Colombo (News 1st): Notices have been issued on the Minister of Sports and officials of Sri Lanka Cricket after a group of former test cricketers and civil society activists filed a writ petition regarding the new constitution of Sri Lanka Cricket.

Notices were issued on the Minister of Sports, and the executive committee of Sri Lanka Cricket including the president of SLC after a writ petition was filed at the Court of Appeal seeking to prevent the degredation of the sport of cricket, by highlighting the need for the passage of a new constitution for SLC before the next election.

The petition was considered today before the President of the Court of Appeal Justice Arjuna Obeyasekera, and Justice Mayadunne Correa.

The 12 petitioners are, Former Chairman of the Interim committee of SLC Sidath Veththamuni, former test cricketer Muththaia Muralitharan, former administrative officer of the interim committee of SLC Michael Tissera, Retired Justice Saleem Marsoof, Dinal Philips PC, Dr. Palitha Kohona, former presidents of the interim committees of SLC Rienzie Wijetilleke, Vijaya Malalasekera and Ananda Punchihewa, former vice president and secretary of the Interim committee of SLC Kushil Gunasekera, and former Sri Lankan high commissioner to Australia Somasundaram Skandakumar, and the former Chairman of the Board of Investment Thilan Wijeyasinghe.

Petitioners point out that the current constitution of the SLC allows political and external parties to adversely influence the administration of the sport adding that to prevent this situation from aggravating, legal changes to the constitution must be effected before the next election of SLC.

The petitioners have requested the court of appeal to order the respondents to take the necessary action to this effect.

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