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Sri Lanka revokes sacking of cricket board

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NEW DELHI, December 12: Sri Lanka’s sports minister on Tuesday reversed the dismissal of the country’s cricket board amid corruption allegations, aiming to resolve the suspension imposed by the International Cricket Council.
“I signed a gazette to revoke the decision appointing an interim committee for Sri Lanka Cricket, aiming to lift our ICC suspension,” Harin Fernando said on X, formerly known as Twitter.
Fernando mentioned that he sought the ICC’s “observations” on an audit report investigating alleged corruption by the board during the T20 World Cup in Australia last year.
In November, Roshan Ranasinghe, Fernando’s predecessor, dismissed the elected board and installed an interim panel led by Arjuna Ranatunga, Sri Lanka’s 1996 World Cup-winning captain.
The ICC suspended Sri Lanka as a result, saying the board had failed to prevent political interference in the administration of the game.
The controversy over corruption in the board, the richest sporting body in the otherwise bankrupt nation, led to the sacking of Ranasinghe late last month.
(ToI With AFP Inputs)