Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) revealed that following high level discussions with the ICC – the new Executive Committee – it has successfully secured its due portion of finances from the ICC, amounting to $ 11.5 million (over Rs. 2 billion) which was withheld since July 2018.
The funds were released after SLC President Shammi Silva, immediate past President Thilanga Sumathipala, and 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 discussed with the ICC matters pertaining to the 2019 Cricket World Cup and also mapped out SLC’s future international cricket tours and development programs.
The SLC delegation also contributed a clear voice to the discussions on world cricket affairs as a full member state with the freedom of managing its overall affairs and strategies without any political interference.
In a separate meeting with the President of the Asian Cricket Council, the SLC delegation had pursued the importance of holding the Asia Cup 2019 and to cooperate with ACC on all matters.
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