“I had a very cordial discussion with him (Shashank Manohar) but the problem is they do not like interim committees,” the Sports Minister told reporters in Colombo. The ICC Chairman is due to arrive here for a four-day visit to Sri Lanka starting on August 23 to discuss some key issues, he said.
The ICC confirmed his visit in August. Minister Fernando recently presented to Parliament two concept papers outlining sweeping changes to SLC’s Constitution.
The proposal prepared by former national cricketers Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Roshan Mahanama and Sidath Wettamuny outlines SLC’s present structure, and how and why it should be reformed including setting up of a Board of Governors to overlook the Executive Committee.
The need to reform SLC’s electoral process is identified to be of paramount importance given a large number of paper clubs that exist.SLC has been under scrutiny over many issues.
While the ICC is conducting a widespread investigation on match-fixing, the Criminal Investigation Department is looking into a financial fraud involving broadcast funds. Government Auditors are also in the process of completing a forensic audit on its financial transactions. The report, due for a while, has been held back.