Oct 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka Collective of Cricket Clubs has protested Sri Lanka Cricket for its decision to change the schedule of first class cricket.
According to the new schedule, the number of teams that play in the Division A of inter club cricket tournament will be increased up to 14 while the earlier plans were to reduce it to 10.
The Collective of Cricket Clubs point out that the decision will affect the standards of the tournaments.
A spokesman of the Collective told that Sri Lanka Cricket had taken this decision being partisan to NCC which is to be demoted to Division B since it became last in the Division A last year.
NCC lost to Baduraliya CC at NCC's home ground to fall into the last position of Group A despite that the team was represented by nine players with national colors and also the team received the service of a A-grade coach.
The Collective says that the NCC's claim for a number of players engaging in international tournaments cannot be accepted. It further points out that the other teams were demoted without considering these matters in previous occasions and NCC is unfairly favored.
However, the Chairman of SLC Upali Dharmadasa has told the Collective that he is not in favor with the new schedule and a discussion would be held with the representatives of the cricket clubs in the future and the SLC executive committee would be informed of the decision following the discussion.