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babubangla
May 3, 2005, 09:24 AM
Armed Forces of Criminal Investigation Department, by the order of the Sports Ministry, has taken over all the movable and immovable property of the cricket board.

There was a struggle of power between Sri Lankan cricket board president Thilanga Sumathipala and the Sri Lankan Sports minister Jeewan Kumaratunga over the cricket administration. Recently the Sri Lankan Sports minister made a change in sports law by a parliamentary gazette that increased his powers and allowed him to hand over full control of all movable and immovable property of ant sports authority to any interim committee appointed by him. Sri Lankan Sportís ministry suspended the elected executive committee of the board and appointed an interim committee. But the executive committee of Sri Lanka cricket challenged all the government decision and took them to the court.

This forceful takeover by the sports ministry effectively ends the confusion over who now controls the administration of the game in the island, although the legal power struggle between the minister and Sumathipala's committee can be expected to rumble on in the courts.

Source: Cricinfo (http://content.cricinfo.com/srilanka/content/story/208561.html)

Edited on, May 3, 2005, 2:25 PM GMT, by babubangla.
Reason: spelling

babubangla
May 3, 2005, 09:28 AM
We had similar struggle of power between the government and the elected officials in Bangladesh Cricket Board. But fortunately both side showed much more patience. Using force to take over!!! It's too much.

FaltuRidwanBhai
May 3, 2005, 12:31 PM
yeah akhonkar juge aishob bangladesheo hoi na. hopefully srilankan team wont be effected by this.