Lankan cricket board to face election in two months

Colombo, Sep 7 (UNI) Stung by controversies over the past three years, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is heading towards an election within the next couple of months.

''Elections will be held to the Cricket Board in about two months time,'' Sports Minister Gamini Lokuge was quoted as saying by the 'Sunday Observer'.

The govering body of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), which has been administered by an interim committee, is presently headed by former world-cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga.

However, the last elected body off the SLC was dissolved by then sports minister Jeevan Kumaratunga in March 2005 on various charges, including misappropriation of funds, even as the game was growing at the international level.

However, it is not immediately known whether the election for the SLC could be held in two months, as there has been a court case still pending, involving previous administrators of the SLC.

It was known from sources close to SLC that the immediate past chairman of the board Jayantha Dharmadasa would contest the polls if there is an election at any given time.


Story first published: Sunday, September 7, 2008, 14:32 [IST]
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