AG’s advice sought after Colts challenge legality of SLC

The Sports Ministry has sought legal advice from the Attorney General’s Department after Colts Cricket Club challenged the legality of the current Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Executive Committee headed by Shammi Silva.

As the two year-term of the current committee ended on February 20, 2021, petitioners Club President Nishantha Ranatunga and Secretary Maj. Gen. Shiran Abeysekera have asked the Minister to appoint a caretaker for the administration of the multi-million dollar sport until the election of office-bearers on May 20.

Quoting the SLC constitution, which states that the “Office Bearers shall hold office for a period not exceeding two (2) years”, the petitioner states that the current office-bearers are not legally entitled to hold office or exercise the powers of the office anymore as their two-year term has lapsed.

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