Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that it took the following decisions stated below at the Emergency Executive Committee Meeting held today in the morning.
Disciplinary Inquiries into Conduct of 3 Umpires
The Exco took into consideration the recommendation of the Disciplinary Committee and decided the following punishments for the 3 Umpires.
- Mr. Sagara Gallage – 10 year Ban from all forms of Cricket.
- Mr. Maurice Dela Zilwa – 03 year Ban from all forms of Cricket
- Mr. Gamini Dissanayke – CEO to issue a severe warning to him and not to retain Mr. G. Dissanayake in the Premier Level Umpires Panel for a period of 1 year.
The Inquiring Officer Retired Senior Superintendent of Police Mr. Lakshman De Silva reported to the Exco that he is awaiting to get evidence from Mr. Champaka Ramanayake who was a witness to this incident. Mr. Ramanayake is at the moment overseas and he will be called upon to give evidence as soon as he returns to the country. Inquiring Officer is also awaiting the report from the British Airways and the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka ( CAA ) with regard to any reports relating this incident. it was stated that no reports have been received so far by CAA of Sri Lanka regarding this incident. it was also stated that after recieving the statement from the key witness Mr. Champaka Ramanayake, Ramith rambukwella will be called upon to give his statement. The Exco requested Mr. De Silva to expedite the matter and give his finding to the CEO as soon as possible.
Alledged Complain against Mr. A.R.M. Aroos
Based on a complain made by the Women’s Cricket Captain to the CEO of SLC, a preliminary inquiry was held by Mr. Hemachandra Dias former Senior Superintendent of Police. in the said report it was recommended to hold a formal disciplinary Inquiry against Mr. Aroos.
it was decided by the Exco to appoint a panel to inquire into the incident and forward their report to the disciplinary Committee at their earliest.
When the matter was taken up at the exco, Mr. Aroos tabled his resignation from all positions held with regard to Women’s Cricket. Further he stepped aside temporally from his position of Chairman – Umpires Committee until the allegation against him are cleared and the final decision is taken by the Exco.
The Exco appointed Mr. Channa Weerakkody to be the Manager of the Womens team for the forth coming tour of Ireland.
Further Exco appointed Mr. Srinath Silva (Executive Committee Member) as the Acting Chairman of the Umpires Committee until further notice.
Injured Nuwan Kulasekara replaced by Suranga Lakmal
Exco decided to replace injured Nuwan Kulasekara with Suranga Lakmal who will fly to West Indies today.
The decision to include Suranga Lakmal was based on the recommendation of the Selection Committee and the Team Management, and taking into consideration the conditions prevailing in West Indies and the balance of theteam.
Nuwan dislocated one of the joints on his left ring finger while playing against West Indies yesterday. There was also a wound that required suturing. X- rays showed no fracture and the finger was re located. He will be reviewed by the doctor in a couple of days, and will also get an ultrasound to check for any ligament and tendon damage. At this stage, the estimated recovery time is 7-10 days, however, this will become clearer following the upcoming review and scan.