“ICC Suspends Sri Lanka’s Membership over Government Interference in Cricket Administration”

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has taken the decision to suspend Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) membership due to the interference of the Sri Lankan government in cricket administration. This suspension comes into immediate effect and highlights a major setback for the cricketing nation. The ICC’s action is a consequence of concerns raised regarding the undue involvement of the government in SLC affairs, which violates the governing body’s constitution and principles of independence in cricket governance. This move raises questions about the autonomy of cricket administration in Sri Lanka, and its impact on the broader international cricket community. The suspension will have significant consequences for Sri Lankan cricket, including its exclusion from ICC events and funding until further notice. The decision underscores the growing importance of separation between sports administration and political interference to safeguard the integrity and fairness of the game.