Sri Lanka sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has defended the decision to undertake the unscheduled tour to India. "Some say we were attracted to the 6-7 million dollars that we will be making. It was not the reason," Aluthgamage told reporters.
Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage on Monday asked Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board to appoint an investigative committee, led by a retired female judge, to probe into allegations that officials in women's cricket administration demanded sexual bribes to give places in the national team.
Sri Lanka Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage today said the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) had no other choice but to abstain from voting during the ICC Board meeting in Singapore, after South Africa did U-turn on the Big Three`s plan to revamp the ICC structure.
Sri Lanka`s upcoming Test series against Bangladesh was thrown into disarray after the country`s cricketers refused to sign central contracts due to a pay dispute despite an extended deadline that ended today.
The Rangiri Dambulla cricket stadium has not been dropped as an international venue althought it will not host the day/night matches, Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage told parliament on Tuesday.
Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has appointed a top level probe committee to look into the deal made by the Singapore based company, Somerset Entertainment Ventures, which promoted the aborted Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL).