Sports Minister can regulate, but cannot manipulate – Keerthinanda cricket View(s): View(s):The appointment of an ‘Independent Panel of Governance Experts’ by Sports Minister Roshan Ranasingha this week to draft a new constitution for Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has been labeled as direct political interference in the governance of the country’s richest sports body. “Minister can and should regulate sports bodies but he should not manipulate them,” pointed out sports law expert Panduka Keerthinanda, calling the Minister’s action as ‘politically motivated’. Interestingly the sports bodies governing cricket, football, and rugby are the three richest out of all Ministry of Sports affiliations. Hours before the appointment of the committee SLC said they had recorded a profit of Rs. “FIFA has banned Sri Lanka Football and no one is taking responsibility.
Source: Sunday Times February 26, 2023 07:00 UTC