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‘I have been urged by all stakeholders to contest for the presidency’

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Sri Lanka Cricket election to be held on April 30
By PTI | February 18, 2015

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Nishantha Ranatunga to contest in upcoming SLC election. © AFP PHOTO

A new Sri Lanka Cricket president is set to be elected on April 30 in a three-cornered contest for the top job.

The Ministry of Sports announced that the Annual General Meeting of the SLC would be held on April 30.

SLC sources said incumbent SLC chief Jayantha Dharmadasa will be pitted against Nishantha Ranatunga, the current secretary, and Thilanga Sumathipala, a former SLC president.

"I have been urged by all stakeholders to contest for the presidency," Ranatunga said.

Sumathipala, an opposition parliamentarian, was twice president previously. Both his tenures were brought to a premature end by the sports minister on allegations of wrongdoings.

Ranatunga, the brother of the World Cup-winning legendary captain Arjuna, has faced criticism for his high-handedness in handling the board's affairs.

He enjoys a close personal relationship with BCCI president N Sirinivasan.

© Press Trust of India

 

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