COPE discusses plight of Sri Lanka Cricket

2021-04-07 at 17:29

The chairman of the Committee on Public Enterprises, Charitha Herath says the reason for the massive collapse of cricket in the country is due to the weaknesses of the cricket administration and not owing to the faults of players.

During its recent meeting, the COPE Committee instructed Secretary to the Ministry of Sports Anuradha Wijekoon to take legal action if any of the former members of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Executive Committee are found guilty on corruption charges.

The Chairman of the Committee Charitha Herath has said the assistance of the Attorney General could be obtained for the purpose.

The Committee pointed out that 123 out of the 162 approved cadre of Sri Lanka Cricket are contract positions which is a serious question.

It was also discussed at the committee that the intervention of the Director General of Sports should be at a higher level than the current situation.

The Committee also recommended that Sri Lanka Cricket should develop a proper format for disbursing funds to sports associations.

The COP Committee has meanwhile directed the Ministry of Sports and the Sri Lanka Cricket to take immediate action to amend the Sports Act expeditiously.