The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the immediate suspension of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) due to a breach of membership obligations. The ICC emphasized that the SLC failed to manage its affairs independently and without governmental interference, a key requirement for all member nations.
Terms of Suspension Yet to be Decided
The ICC has not yet outlined the specific conditions of the suspension. The decision will be made by the ICC Board in the upcoming period. The board’s meeting is scheduled for November 21, after which the implications of the suspension are expected to become clearer.
Impact on Upcoming ICC Under-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup
The suspension could potentially affect the ICC Under-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup, which Sri Lanka is set to host in January and February 2024. The impact of the suspension on this event remains uncertain until further decisions are made by the ICC Board.
Sri Lanka’s Performance in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023
The Sri Lanka men’s team has had a disappointing run in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. The team managed to secure only two victories out of nine matches, accumulating a mere four points. With three more matches remaining in the league phase, they currently hold the 8th position in the points table.