Jun 26, 2018

Sending Padmasiri to ICC meeting, a mockery of the game! Featured

Sri Lanka’s representation at a two-day ICC special meeting that starts on July 01 in Ireland is making a mockery of the game.

Sports ministry secretary and competent authority on cricket H.T. Kamal Padmasiri will attend the event, although he has no understanding about cricket.

It is like sending an engineer to a meeting of medical professionals, commented a former Test captain on condition of anonymity.

It is alleged that Padmasiri has developed a foreign trip mania after accompanying the minister to Dubai to meet with ICC officials previously.

He is planning to stay in Ireland for as many as five days.

The Sri Lanka Cricket has to pay him a daily allowance of 350 dollars (around Rs. 56,000) for his stay.

Questions are asked if it is proper to send a person who has no knowledge about cricket to an international event at a time when the Sri Lankan skipper, coach and the manager are accused of wrongdoing.

Meanwhile, Ashley de Silva is due to accompany Padmasiri to Ireland to attend the chief executives meeting of the ICC.