SLC interim committee to be dissolved tonight

Last Updated: Nov 15, 2011, 16:52 PM IST

Colombo: The stage is set for creating a democratic body to run Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) as the interim committee, which has been administering the game since July, will be dissolved tonight, sports ministry said on Tuesday.

The dissolution tonight will see democratic elections to the local governing body for the first time since 2004.

The ministry said the dissolution is in line with the International Cricket Council directive that all member states must have elected bodies by 2012.

The present interim committee headed by businessman Upali Dharmadasa was appointed in July.

His committee replaced the previous committee headed by the former Test captain DS de Silva.

The local governing body is being was run continuously by politically appointed interim committees since 2005.

PTI