Ports and Shipping Minister Arjuna Ranatunga has called for the immediate dissolving of the Cricket Board, while announcing that he is ready to give leadership to an interim committee to save Sri Lanka.
In a request to President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Ranatunga cited that cricket in Sri Lanka was today at its lowest, hence action should be taken to ensure the country’s most popular sport will not suffer from further deterioration.
“An interim committee must be appointed, so money cannot be pilfered,” Ranatunga told media today.
He went on to say that he was ready to take the leadership of the interim committee ‘for the sake of cricket in the country.’
Ranatunga, the former cricket captain said that in the past he had served in an interim committee and did not let anyone swindle money off the cricket fund.
He also alleged that the current members of the cricket board have appointed their friends and allies who have no idea about cricket, which has led to a further deterioration in the management of the game.