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ICC Suspends Sri Lanka Cricket Board Membership: Here Is What You Need to Know. The ICC Board has decisively suspended Sri Lanka Cricket’s membership with immediate effect in a significant activity.

The decision, stemming from a violation of membership obligations, especially pertains to the requirement for independent management of cricketing affairs and preventing government interference in governance and administration in Sri Lanka.

The Broad has decided that Sri Lanka Cricket Board has not met these obligations, leading to the immediate suspension of its membership. The ICC Board will outline the specific conditions and terms of the suspension in the upcoming period.

The ICC Board’s decision represents an important advancement in cricket governance in Sri Lanka, emphasizing the ICC’s dedication to maintaining the autonomy and independence of its member bodies in administering the sport. Additional details and implications of this suspension are pending and will be clarified during the proceedings.

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Sri Lanka Performance In ICC World Cup 2023

Sri Lanka experienced a disheartening run in the 2023 ICC ODI World Cup, concluding the competition in the ninth position with a mere two victories out of nine matches. This marked their poorest showing at a World Cup since 1992.

A three-wicket loss to Bangladesh sealed Sri Lanka’s exit from the 2023 World Cup. Injuries, inconsistent form, and a notable batting collapse against India, where they were dismissed for a paltry 55 runs, all contributed to Sri Lanka’s lackluster performance.

Despite the overall disappointment, there were silver linings for Sri Lanka to glean from the tournament. Notably, the emergence of young talents like Pathum Nissanka and Dunith Wellalage showcased promise. Additionally, the team demonstrated their capability to contend with the world’s top teams, providing a glimmer of optimism amid the challenging campaign.

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Sri Lanka Cricket Board Reinstated After Court Ruling

On Tuesday, the Court of Appeal in Sri Lanka nullified the sports minister’s decision to dismiss the national cricket board. The court reinstated the removed officials, responding to a petition filed by the board’s president, Shammi Silva. Minister Roshan Ranasinghe’s decision to dissolve the Sri Lanka Cricket Board and establish an interim committee faced opposition. A court official mentioned that the board’s restoration is temporary and will last for two weeks until they hear the case again.

According to board officials, Silva was anticipated to return to work after securing an order that halted the continuation of the interim committee, led by former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga. The government has formed a cabinet committee to address the “unresolved issues” of the board. Moreover, The minister’s action followed India’s World Cup defeat, and Ranasinghe has been in conflict with Sri Lanka Cricket over corruption allegations for months. After assuming control on Monday, Ranatunga, the 1996 World Cup-winning captain, pledged to clean up the board and reconstruct the national team.