Sri Lankan Cricket Board head appointed


Colombo: Former ‘Book Maker’s ‘ son Thilanga Sumathipala after becoming the President of Sri Lanka Cricket Board is all poised to position himself on the Board of ICC.

Recently while attending the Asian Cricket Council meeting in Dubai he also met ICC’s Chief Executive Dave Richardson, he would be representing Sri Lanka in the council, however a formal approval from the ICC board would be required the meeting is scheduled next month in Dubai.

Sumathipala says I was democratically elected as the president of Sri Lankan board but some people informed the ICC regarding my father’s business in which I was not involved. I have also been cleared by the Sri Lankan government after their investigation. Though Sumathipala did not disclose the details of his father’s business but this is a fact that he was a ‘Book Maker” and a gambling facilitator.

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