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ICC’s Deputy Chairman Mr. Imran Khwaja arrives in Sri Lanka to investigate political interference in cricket administration

Sri Lanka Cricket

Media Release

10th May 2023

Mr. Imran Khwaja, the Deputy Chairman of the International Cricket Council, who is a member of the 3-member committee appointed by the International Cricket Council to look into the political interference in administering the game of cricket in Sri Lanka, arrived in the country early this morning.

His visit is aimed at conducting a ‘Fact Finding Mission’ pertaining to the said ‘mandate.’’ As part of his ‘Fact Finding Mission’ Khwaja held discussions with the President of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), Mr. Shammi Silva, and the Executive Committee of the SLC during today.

During discussions with the SLC, Mr. Khwaja inquired about issues faced by Sri Lanka Cricket owing to political interferences and the impact it has on administering the game.

Sri Lanka Cricket, in a letter sent on May 8, 2023, to the Honorable Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs and Irrigation, informed him about the visit by Mr. Khwaja to Sri Lanka and his intention to meet the honorable Minister.

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