Recent revelations of corruption and irregularities within Sri Lanka’s cricket administration, led by Shammi Silva, have prompted global cricket authorities to oppose Silva’s attempts to retain power.
Letters from Silva to the International Cricket Council (ICC), urging a ban on Sri Lankan cricket to safeguard his position, are reportedly being returned to the sports minister through cricket governing bodies of other countries.
While some Asian nations have expressed support for the current administration, others, along with countries outside Asia, are reportedly aware of corruption allegations.
Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa has suggested seeking insights from the Pakistan Cricket Board regarding Silva’s alleged conspiracy to ban Sri Lankan cricket.
The ICC Executive Committee meeting, scheduled in India today (19) and tomorrow (20), is expected to scrutinize the sudden ban order against Sri Lanka.
Shammi Silva, representing Sri Lanka Cricket, is likely to face conditions for lifting the ban, especially as preparations for the U-19 World Cup in Sri Lanka next month are already in progress.