In a press release, Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe says that the Sri Lankan Cricket Board should take responsibility for the embarrassing defeat of Sri Lanka by 302 runs to India in the World Cup. The announcement also states that if the Sri Lanka Cricket authorities do not resign, action will be taken against them.
“The Sri Lankan cricket officials and selection cammity have no moral right to remain in office. They should resign from their posts, the sports minister said in his statement that the non-inclusion of senior cricketers like Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal affected Sri Lanka’s World Cup.
In a separate letter to President Ranil Wickremesinghe, the Sports Minister has highlighted Sri Lanka Cricket’s relationship with brands linked to betting and gambling companies.