Sept 10, Colombo: The Sri Lanka's cricket authority, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) held an emergency meeting of its Executive Committee Monday (September 09) to address the abrupt resignation of SLC Vice President K. Mathivanan.
At the meeting the 'Letter of Resignation' sent by SLC Vice President was tabled for the committee's consideration and the committee unanimously accepted Mathivanan's resignation.
Sri Lanka Cricket last week announced that Mathivanan has tendered his resignation to the President of SLC, Jayantha Dharmadasa, citing personal reasons.
Mathivanan told local media that he had decided to resign since he was not allowed by authorities to contest for the chair of the Colts Cricket Club. Local media earlier reported that the reason behind Mathivanan's possible departure is the disputes he was having with the Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga.
The SLC said the members of the Executive Committee expressed their utmost surprise and disappointment relating to certain deplorable comments made to the media by Mathivanan.
The committee noting that the former Vice President of SLC has cited to media that the lack of responsibilities given to him as a reason for his resignation from his post at SLC, said it wishes to clarify the charge for Sri Lanka's cricket fans.
According to the Executive Committee of SLC, it appointed Mathivanan as the Chairman of the Sponsorship Committee. Further he was appointed as a member of the National Development Committee (The committee Chaired by SLC President Jayantha Dharmadasa) and the Cricket & Coaching Committee.
"Hence Mr. Mathivanan was entrusted to the leadership of the main Sub Committee formed to derive revenue for SLC and was given the opportunity to contribute towards all areas of Cricketing matters within the organization," the Committee said in a release.
"However the Executive Committee was disappointed by Mr. Mathivananís commitment towards his entrusted duties as a Vice President, Chairman of a Sub Committee and a member of the two Cricketing committees due to his lack of presence," the SLC clarified.
The Executive Committee said Mathivanan attended only two committee meetings during his tenure out of the nine meetings which were held, He also had failed to attend a single meeting out of all three sub committees which left the Executive Committee in a predicament.
"In conclusion SLC wishes to express its grave displeasure towards the perceptively contradicting statements given by the onetime Vice President of SLC which brings forward malicious and misguiding intent on his part," the Executive Committee said.