Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Courtroom of Enchantment on Wednesday suspended elections for the crisis-ridden cricket board, whose president Thilanga Sumathipala is being challenged for the highest activity.The Courtroom of Enchantment suspended for 2 weeks a vote because of be held Thursday pending the listening to of a petition by way of Nishantha Ranatunga, who argued that Sumathipala is improper for re-election.
”The courtroom issued a keep order at the elections until June 14,” a courtroom legit mentioned.
Sumathipala is pitted in opposition to Ranatunga, a more youthful brother of Sri Lanka’s 1996 Global Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga, within the election.
Sumathipala recognizes that his circle of relatives is taken with playing, however says he has not anything to do with the industry and has no longer violated the ICC code of behavior.
In 2016 Arjuna Ranatunga stood for vp however misplaced by way of 22 votes to businessman Jayantha Dharmadasa, whilst Nishantha Ranatunga who stood for president misplaced by way of 32 votes to Sumathipala.
The newest courtroom intervention within the cricket board got here as 4 Sri Lankans have been implicated in an alleged match-fixing scandal uncovered in an Al Jazeera documentary broadcast on Sunday.
Arjuna Ranatunga instructed journalists that cricket corruption in Sri Lanka used to be way more severe than alleged within the file and blamed the ICC for no longer performing unexpectedly.
Sri Lankan police in addition to the ICC have begun investigations into the allegations.
First Revealed: Might 30, 2018, 6:08 PM IST