Sri Lanka Cricket yesterday decided to to strongly oppose the changed programs of the controversial ICC revamp plan which sought to give a larger control to India, Australia and England.
The SLC said its Executive Committee today talked about the matter in a meeting with all stakeholders, past captains, past presidents and secretaries of SLC and Sports Ministry representative and opted to oppose the ICC`s Revised Working Group Plans. The deliberations were based on the views of the SLC`s legal advisory board and the financial evaluations.
“We discussed the proposals with all Sri Lanka Cricket stakeholders. We were unanimous in deciding to oppose them,” SLC chief Jayantha Dharmadasa said.
“There are many unnecessary elements in the proposals,” SLC Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga said.
“Most of these proposals are detrimental to the well being of Sri Lanka Cricket,” Thilanga Sumathipala said.
“I think the decision taken will be in the best interests of the game in Sri Lanka,” ex- skipper Aravinda de Silva said.
The SLC Executive Committee was strongly of the view that all endeavours should be made to protect the existing rights and privileges of the SLC as a Full Member of the ICC.