Chairman of the Sebasthianites Sports Club Ajith Cooray said that if Parliamentarian Thilanga Sumathipala is appointed as the Chairman of Sri Lanka Cricket, the sport may well face an international ban.
Ajith Cooray made this observation while having submitted a petition against the appointment of Parliamentarian Thilanga Sumathipala as Chairman of Sri Lanka Cricket.
Moreover Chairman of the Kegalle Cricket Club Upali Senevirathna chargers that Thilanga Sumathipala falls short of even the basic requirements to be appointed as Chairman of Sri Lanka Cricket.
Following an announcement that Thilanga Sumathipala was to contest for the Chairmanship of Sri Lanka Cricket, the official election of the SLC reached a crisis situation due to petitions filed against Sumathipala by 3 sports club.
A 3 member committee was subsequently appointed by the Minister of Sports to investigate these petitions.