The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday (November 21) moved the upcoming Underneath-19 World Cup from Sri Lanka to South Africa. The massive choice comes only a few days after the ICC suspended Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) resulting from administrative uncertainty.
On November 10, the sport’s governing physique suspended SLC with instant impact resulting from authorities interference. In a press release, the ICC mentioned that “the SLC had breached its obligations as a member, particularly the requirement to handle its affairs autonomously and with out authorities intervention.”
Simply earlier than the ICC’s choice, Sri Lanka’s Sports activities Minister Roshan Ranasinghe had sacked the whole SLC board following Sri Lanka’s disastrous World Cup marketing campaign. The Islanders completed ninth within the 10-team competitors and likewise missed out on qualifying for the 2025 Champions Trophy.
Ranasinghe additionally named the previous World Cup captain Arjuna Ranatunga as head of an interim committee for the SLC. Nonetheless, the Sri Lankan Court docket of Attraction issued a two-week keep order primarily based on Ranasinghe’s choice and reinstated the SLC regime led by President Shammi Silva. Later, the Sri Lankan Parliament handed a decision calling for the elimination of the cricket board, which performed a key position within the ICC’s choice.
The Underneath 19 World Cup moved from Sri Lanka to South Africa:
Following the unrest in Sri Lanka Cricket, the ICC has determined to maneuver the subsequent version of the Underneath-19 World Cup to South Africa, in response to Cricbuzz. The choice was taken by the ICC board at an ongoing assembly in Ahmedabad.
The report states that after intensive consultations, the ICC determined to uphold the choice to droop the SLC. The ICC has mentioned that whereas the suspension is not going to be overturned, cricket involving the island staff will proceed uninterrupted.
“It was a unanimous choice of the board that the suspension can’t be lifted. Cricket within the nation will proceed as regular,” a supply informed Cricbuzz.
The Underneath-19 World Cup can be performed in Sri Lanka in January and February subsequent 12 months. Sri Lanka was getting ready to develop into solely the second nation after New Zealand to host the competitors thrice. They beforehand hosted the Underneath-19 World Cup in 2000 and 2006. A complete of 16 groups will take part within the upcoming version.