'Even the ICC realise our setup is a joke': Interview with Sidath Wettimuny

May 1, 2016
Sri Lanka Cricket Podcast

Sidath Wettimuny talks candidly with Damith Samarakoon about Sri Lanka Cricket's existing governance structure in this edition of the podcast and reveals that the International Cricket Council too had backed the proposed changes. [On a mobile device? Click here to listen.]



Good to see some common sense prevailing if this is put in place. Have been saying for some time take politics out of it and get ICC involved.

Damith Samarakoon's picture
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Thanks for the comment James.

Well if you listened to the Pod, you can see that most of these changes have actually now stopped.

But there have been some recent news reports about the constitution changing. I just wish the ICC would put more pressure on boards like ours to clean up our act.

The number of votes where they are not relevant is just an absurd situation.

Anonymous's picture

another joker jokes on sidath.. thilangas on the icc panel,

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Hi Annon thanks for the comment.

Leaving aside that the things Sidath said and Thilanga S joining the ICC are two completely different topics, the issue remains whether Thilanga would support a constitutional change that would reduce the voter base that voted for him in the first place.

If he does then that's great. Because that is what matters in the end.

(Last edited by Damith Samarakoon on May 3, 2016 - 02:22)
Sanjana 's picture

Regarding the re-structuring of the domestic format- the new board scrapped off the whole idea of a zonal format. Is this because they have another structure in mind or just because it’s less money in their pockets? Either way, any ideas on how to bring talent through to the national side in an organized manner?

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