At meeting with ICC SLC agrees to hold polls by 9th February

At a meeting with the International Cricket Council (ICC), the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board has agreed to hold board elections by 9th February 2019.The Minister of Sports Faiszer Musthapha, Competent Authority of Sri Lanka Cricket Kamal Pathmasiri, Senior Deputy Solicitor General of the Attorney General Department Sumathi Dharmawardena and the CEO of Sri Lanka Cricket Ashley De Silva met with the ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar and its CEO David Richardson. On appointment of the election committee nominations will be called for within a period, not less than one month from the said date of appointment of the election committee.It was agreed that any party dissatisfied with any decision of the election committee can appeal within a period of one week to the appellate body consisting of three retired judges of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka. The proposed election committee will have the authority to vet the voters list and to finalize the same in order to conduct the election process and to announce results. SLC said in a statement today that at the meeting it was agreed to amend regulations to appoint an election committee by the general body of the SLC consisting of two retired judicial officials of the high court and above and a retired senior member of the Election Commission of Sri Lanka or any retired public official with experience in conducting elections. Any appeal will be finalized within one week of submission to the appellate body.It was also agreed at the meeting that a Management committee consisting of four independent members with the Competent Authority will be appointed by the Sports Minister to manage the affairs of SLC until the elections are conducted. (Colombo Gazette)

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