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ICC Suspends Sri Lanka Cricket’s Membership Over Government Interference


The following is a brief introduction to the topic:

The International Cricket Council( has taken an important step by suspending Sri Lanka Cricket’s membership, The board cited serious violations of its autonomy as well as government interference. The move comes in the wake of the Sri Lankan government’s decision to sack the cricket board due to the national team’s disappointing performance in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.

World Cup Campaign Turbulent

The suspension comes after a turbulent World Cup campaign for the Sri Lankan cricket team, currently ranked Nineth in the 10-team standings The team had a poor performance with only two wins out of nine games. Conflicts within the team exacerbated the struggles. Sri Lanka Cricket Management (SLC).

Government Interference in SLC Management and Shake-Up

Sri Lankan Cricket was in turmoil at its height when Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe Sacked SLC management and appointed a new one Arjuna Ranatunga, the former World Cup winner and captain of a seven member interim committee. The Court of Appeal reversed this decision quickly, adding chaos to the cricketing world.

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