By Staff Writers | April 30, 2016
The cricket board headed by Thilanga Sumathipala has been in office for three months. © AFP PHOTO
The musical show and ceremony held in March for the Sri Lankan cricket team's departure for the ICC World Twenty20 and the production cost for a song to commemorate the tournament has cost the island's cricket board 40 million rupees, according to a recent report.
Part of the costs have been borne by sponsors Dialog, the state-run Sunday Observer reported.
"It is also learnt that SLC has disbursed a staggering amount to certain clubs," the report added.
"Recently CCC were given Rs. 4 million, Ambalangoda Rio SC Rs. 2.5m and Catamarans SC Rs 1.5m."
It is understood that SLC is still mired in debt, including owing almost Rs. 3 billion to Sri Lanka's Ports Authority and the State Engineering Corporation.
New player contracts will most-likely see Sri Lanka's national cricketers take a pay cut, with a performance-based incentive program being mooted.
The current Thilanga Sumathipala-led administration took office in January.
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