ICC releases US 115 Million for Sri Lanka Cricket

The Sri Lanka Cricket board said that following high level discussions with the International Cricket Council (ICC), the new Executive Committee of the SLC has successfully secured its due portion of finances from the ICC amounting to US$ 11.5 Million (over Rs 2 Billion ) which was withheld since July 2018, the Sri Lanka Cricket board said in a statement.The funds were released after SLC President Shammi Silva, Immediate Past President Thilanga Sumathipala and the SLC Secretary Mohan De Silva took part in the ICC Board Meetings and also held high level discussions with the ICC Officials on the matter. The SLC delegation also contributed a clear voice in the world cricket affairs as a full member state with the freedom of managing its overall affairs & strategies without any political interference. The SLC delegation also discussed with the ICC, matters pertaining to 2019 Cricket World Cup and also mapping out of SLC’s future International cricket tours and development programs. In a separate meeting with the President of the Asian Cricket Council the SLC delegation has pursued the importance of holding the “Asia Cup 2019” and to cooperate with ACC in all matters. (Colombo Gazette)