Call for Act of Parliament to govern Sri Lanka Cricket

So, it has to come to this. Sick of an ineffectual band of power-hungry officials taking turns to plunge Sri Lankan cricket down the path of destruction, a team of respected persons has sought Appeal Court intervention to try and stop further decline. As in India, they want the Court to issue directives to the Government, saying a bottom-up revamp — not stop-gap interim appointments — is the need of the hour.

On Monday, this group — including former international cricketers of repute, former cricket administrators with unblemished records and some civil society activists — moved the Court to direct the Sports Minister to restructure Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) governance and voting structure which they claim is behind all ills plaguing the country’s favourite sport…

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