Inquiry Panel to Probe Sri Lanka Cricket Administration!

Minister of Tourism and Sports Navin Dissanayake has on Tuesday appointed a three-member panel to investigate alleged corruption in the past cricket administrations.

The board of inquiry appointed by the Minister to probe the Sri Lanka Cricket administration commenced its sittings Tuesday at the SLC Headquarters, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said in a statement.

The panel has been appointed to probe, investigate, inquire and report on any corruption, abuse of power and authority by any office bearers and members of the Committee of former Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket.

The three-member Board of Inquiry comprises Attorneys-at-Law Ravi Algama, Jaliya Bodinagoda and Waruna Mallawarachchi.

The next sittings of the BoI will be held at the National Olympic Committee.

The investigation report will be submitted to the Minister at the earliest, the SLC said.

In a move to eliminate alleged corruption and abuse of power in the cricket administration, the Sports Minister appointed an Interim Committee in late March to run the SLC. Minister Dissanayake appointed former Test opener Sidath Wettimuny to head the nine-member interim committee to run the cricket board until elections are held.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has said that there are corruption allegations against the cricket administration and those should be investigated before holding elections to appoint a new board of the SLC.

Former members of SLC have assured their fullest support to the panel’s inquiry and work for the betterment of Sri Lanka Cricket.