Jan 04, Colombo: The newly appointed Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) at its inaugural meeting today decided to nominate newly elected SLC President Thilanga Sumathipala as Sri Lanka’s representative to the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Sumathipala, the Speaker of Sri Lanka parliament was elected for a two year term as SLC President during a hotly contested election to appoint office bearers to the cricket board which has been administered by a nine-member interim committee, headed by former cricketer Sidath Wettimuny, since April 1.
The Executive Committee (ExCo) appointed President of SLC Thilanga Sumathipala to represent Sri Lanka as Director of the International Cricket Council and Vice President Jayantha Dharmadasa as the alternate Director of the ICC.
For the first time in history, Sri Lanka Cricket was not officially represented at the annual ICC Conference in June 2015 as the board was under the administration of an interim committee. The ICC permitted SLC representative Sidath Wettimuny to attend only as an observer.
The Executive Committee also nominated Sumathipala to represent Sri Lanka as President of Asian Cricket Council and Secretary Mohan de Silva to represent SLC as Director of Asian Cricket Council.
During today's meeting several key issues were discussed including the appointment of the Management Committee consisting of all Office Bearers, the SLC said.
Six strategic areas under the business plan of SLC were highlighted at today’s meeting and Office Bearers were appointed to overlook the respective areas.
Thilanga Sumathipala was appointed to oversee the Development, Vice President Jayantha Dharmadasa for International Cricket, Co- Vice President K. Mathivanan for Domestic Cricket, Secretary Mohan de Silva for Administration, Treasurer Shammi Silva for Finance, and Assistant Secretary Ravin Wickramaratne with Assistant Treasurer Lalith Rambukwella for Corporate Communications.
The ExCo also decided to support the Sports and Physical Fitness Promotion Week from the 25th - 30th January 2016 organized by the Presidential Special Task Force of Sports and Physical Fitness and the Ministry of Sports.
Minister of Sports Dayasiri Jayasekara who also attended the Committee meeting today urged all factions of the cricket administration to unite for the best interest of the national cricket team and requested the new board to work towards fulfilling the aspirations of the public of winning another Cricket World Cup.