Bowling sizable Muttiah Muralitharan and diversified former Sri Lanka cricketers and directors have taken to the courts to seek reform of the national game.
The community desire a court docket characterize for the manager to appoint an just committee to draft a recent Sri Lankan cricket structure, citing unpleasant governance.
Broken-down take a look at opener Sidath Wettimuny and Michael Tissera, who played for Sri Lanka within the inaugural 1975 World Cup and later grew to change into manager, are among a community of 12 who petitioned the court docket.
The community also included Ana Punchihewa, Vijaya Malalasekara and Rienzie Wijetilleke, who have all headed the national cricket board at diversified instances.
“The foundation motive late the decline of Sri Lankan cricket is its unpleasant governance driven by the fallacious structure of SLC (Sri Lanka Cricket),” the petitioners acknowledged in an announcement.
“The acknowledged structure has establish in a board which is no longer just from its playing clubs.
“It is severely conflicted between club and nation. This methodology encourages the office bearers to resolve choices mostly to meet its voter contemptible, inflicting the playing standards of Sri Lankan cricket to deteriorate.”
Sri Lanka, with a population of 22 million, has 24 firstclass cricket clubs with 147 votes electing the directors.
India, with higher than one billion folks, has a voter contemptible of finest 38, the assertion added.
Since 2016, Sri Lanka has misplaced 118 out of 194 global video games.
Following most up-to-date take a look at series defeats against South Africa and England, the board appointed a cricket committee led by former batting sizable Aravinda de Silva.
Muralitharan, the all-time main Test wicket-taker with 800 victims, Kumar Sangakkara and Roshan Mahanama are also fragment of the committee.
“Global cricket is a puny pond and cricket good points nothing to peep one of its most storied elephantine participants, Sri Lanka, wither into oblivion,” the petitioners acknowledged.
They asked the Global Cricket Council to present time, location, expertise and guidance for the creation of a recent governance machine.