03rd March, 2019
Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that following high level discussions with the 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 funds were released after SLC President Mr. Shammi Silva took part in the ICC Board Meetings and also held high level discussions with the ICC Officials on the matter.
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.
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.
In a separate meeting with the President of the Asian Cricket Council; SLC delegation has pursued the importance of holding the “Asia Cup 2019” and to cooperate with ACC in all matters.
Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to clarify the following pertaining to the Media Release issued under the title of ‘’Sri Lanka Cricket Secures US$ 11.5 million of ICC Funds;’’ on the 04th March, 2019.
In the said release, SLC stated erroneously that the entire delegation attended the ICC Board Meeting, however, it should be corrected as, President Mr. Shammi Silva attended the Board Meeting with full member status.
A series of other discussions SLC held with the ICC officials were attended by the Immediate Past President Hon: Thilanga Sumathipala and Secretary Mr. Mohan De Silva.