Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) at yesterday’s Executive Committee meeting decided to seek advice of the Disciplinary committee of SLC over derogatory comments made against its principal officers.
Earlier this month, following the arrival of the T20 World Cup winning team, senior members Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara criticised SLC Secterary and CEO over their retirement from T20 cricket.
At the media conference organised to welcome the WorldT20 winning team, Jayawardane alleged that the Secretary and CEO are responsible for his sudden retirement from T20 cricket. Kumar Sangakkara agreed with Jayawardena’s claims.
As a response to these allegations levelled by the two seniors, Sri Lanka cricket immediately released a media statement rejecting the claims of Jayawardane and Sangakkara. SLC was also of the opinion that as contracted players of the SLC, they do not have a right to criticise SLC officers publicly, thus, they have to sort out their issues within the SLC.
Speaking to a weekend newspaper, SLC’s National Selection Committee chairman Sanath Jayasuriya said, "No player has a right to criticise SLC officials."
At yesterday’s Ex-Co meeting, SLC decided to take this matter to the Disciplinary Committee, headed by President’s Counsel Palitha Kumarasinghe.