In an effort to terminate the country’s suspension by the International Cricket Council, Sri Lanka’s sports minister rescinded the sacking of the country’s cricket board on Tuesday.
“I signed a gazette to revoke the decision appointing an interim committee for Sri Lanka Cricket, aiming to lift our ICC suspension,” Harin Fernando stated on X, formerly known as Twitter.
Fernando also stated that he had requested the ICC’s “observations” on an audit report into possible board corruption during the T20 World Cup last year in Australia.
In November, Fernando’s predecessor, Roshan Ranasinghe, fired the elected board and established an interim panel led by Arjuna Ranatunga, Sri Lanka’s World Cup-winning captain in 1996.
As a result, the ICC suspended Sri Lanka, claiming that the board had failed to prevent political intervention in game management.
The issue over corruption in the board, the richest athletic entity in the otherwise bankrupt country, resulted in Ranasinghe’s dismissal late last month.