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SLC Management Committee to focus on accounts, legal matters - Arjuna de Silva

Chairman SLC Management Committee Prof Arjuna de Silva (third from left), stressing a point to the media. Also in the picture are (from left): Uchitha Wickramasinghe (Secretary), Ashely de Silva (CEO, SLC) and Aravinda de Silva (Chairman SLC Technical Advisory Committee) Pic courtesy SLC

Newly appointed Chairman of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Management Committee Professor Arjuna de Silva said that they would focus on SLC accounts and legal matters during their term of office.

He made these observations during their inaugural media briefing held at the SLC Headquarters in Maitland Place yesterday.

“We have to work for nearly six weeks as the Management Committee of SLC and we will especially focus on SLC accounts and legal matters, especially the signing of contracts and other matters with transparency,” he said.

“During this short period, the signing of the player contract is a very important area to look at and the next assignment is the Bangladesh Test series in Pallekele which will be conducted in a biological-bubble similar to the Lanka Premier League and the England Test series.”

“The Ministry of Health and Sri Lanka Army will assist to maintain this bubble as earlier, and the Sports Medical Doctor will always be with the team as in the earlier tours,” he stressed. Professor de Silva further said that for the first time a permanent doctor from the Health Ministry, Dr. Dhanushka Devapriya will be appointed to work with the team for a two-year period.

He also said the match between the Sri Lanka Legends Team and the current Sri Lanka Team will most probably be played on May 4 at the Pallekele Stadium.

“We are hoping to invite more players from the 1996 World Cup winning team and few more National playas and youngsters to get involved in this game,” he added.

Meanwhile, SLC Technical Advisory Committee Chairman Aravinda de Silva explained how they would organise the new domestic cricket structure.

“We are keen to reorganise the First-Class cricket structure in the country. We need to really focus on a couple of areas with this matter,” he explained.

“We are looking at the infrastructure and especially the human resources of the posts and we have to use the right person for the right areas,” added de Silva.