Sumathipala to fight SLC ban

Sumathipala was SLC’s Immediate Past President when a ban was imposed last year

Former President of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Thilanga Sumathipala has reportedly filed a writ application in the Court of Appeal asking for an independent inquiry over his suspension from the cricket board administration.

In October last year, Sumathipala was banned from any form of involvement in cricket administrative affairs through a special gazetted notification tabled to parliament by the then Sports Minister Harin Fernando.

The International Cricket Council had previously revealed Sumathipala’s involvement in betting and gambling industry.

He had held office as Immediate Past President of SLC when such ban was imposed.