June 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Provincial Councils, Local Governments and Sports Faiszer Mustapha on Wednesday held discussions with the Chairman of International Cricket Council (ICC) Shashank Manohar at the ICC head office in Dubai.
Sri Lanka's cricket board said the meeting between a delegation of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) headed by the Minister and the ICC Chief was "very productive".
Amidst robust discussions about the overall development of Sri Lanka Cricket, both internationally and locally, the Minister also took the opportunity to bring the ICC chief up-to speed on the current administrative status of Sri Lanka cricket.
He mentioned that due to a court order that the annual general meeting was not held, and in order to ensure seamless operation that he took the initiative to appoint the current Secretary of Ministry of Provincial Councils, Local Governments and Sports Kamal Padmasiri as the competent authority.
At this meeting the Minister emphasized that his only goal is to ensure that none of the work processes are broken down, and that the sport continues to thrive, so that the cricket loving public, and all stakeholders of SLC continue to enjoy and appreciate the game.
The ICC chief congratulated the Minister in his new role and said he was looking forward for progressive discussions and solutions directed towards Sri Lanka Cricket, in the future.
The Competent authority of SLC Kamal Padmasiri, CEO of ICC Dave Richardson and CEO of SLC Ashley de Silva, were also present at the meeting.