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SLC objects Sports Body Election Amendments in Court

Sri Lanka Cricket officials appeared before court on Monday over the Sports Body election changes made by Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe last month.

According to reliable sources close to the SLC, the officials submitted a strong objection over the new amendments made by the Sports Minister. The SLC made this objection through their legal officials and expected to get a positive answer from the courts.

Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe made very serious amendments to change the Sports Law established in 1973. The Sports Minister made major changes and issued a gazette notification on December 14, stating that officials over the age of 70 years are not eligible to contest for the Sports Body elections, and that officials who held the positions of President, Secretary, and Treasure for four consecutive years could not contest for the same posts once again.

The Sports Minister said that the amendments were made for the benefit of sports and athletes. "This amendment was long overdue, but it was not changed earlier due to many reasons."

Meanwhile, there is a rumour about the Sports Minister wanting to appoint an Interim Committee for Sri Lanka Cricket. The official close to the SLC said that all these allegations were highlighted when the team did not perform well.

"When we won the Asia Cup, there was no blame on the administrations and the Selection Committee, but when we couldn't perform well at the T20 World Cup and the Indian series, everyone is blaming the Administrations and the Selection Committee," the source said.

Meanwhile, the Daily News has learnt that there are a few other National Sports Body officials who will go to court over these amendments as well.


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