SLC demand Rs 2 Billion from Arjuna Ranatunga for demeaning the board

The Sri Lankan cricket board has suffered a lot lately amid the political turmoil in the Island nation.

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Arjuna Ranatunga. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Arjuna Ranatunga, the former Sri Lankan captain, will face the relevant legal action as a result of his false and derogatory statements, according to the Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). According to a statement from the SLC, they have sent Ranatunga, the National Sports Council’s recently appointed chairman, Letters of Demand (LOD), for Rs 2 billion.

In a statement, the SLC said that after carefully considering Ranatunga’s “false, derogatory and distorted statement” from a recent media interview, the SLC Executive Committee decided to file a suit against the former World Cup-winning skipper at an emergency meeting that took place recently.

The statement revealed that Ranatunga “has spoken with malicious intent, damaging the goodwill and reputation of the SLC and have deliberately made public comments by making false and defamatory accusations against the Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket.”

Members of the Executive Committee have therefore issued Letters of Demand to Arjuna Ranatunga seeking Rs. 2 billion in compensation for the harm done to Sri Lanka Cricket and its representatives as a result of the aforementioned false and defamatory statement.

Sri Lankan board suffering due to the crisis situation

Cricket in Sri Lanka has suffered a lot recently. Though the team has done well in the recent past, the country’s situation has barred the board and the players from hosting the prestigious Asia Cup. Sri Lanka hosted the Australian men’s team and the Indian women’s team recently, amid the ongoing turmoil in the nation.

Sri Lankan men’s team lost the T20I series but emerged victorious in the ODI series and also defeated Australia in the second Test to level the two-match series at 1-1. On the other hand, the women’s team lost both the T20I and the ODI series against India. The Pakistani men’s team then toured Sri Lanka for a Test series.

Cricketing action has not stopped in Sri Lanka, but the political unrest in the nation forced the stakeholders of the Asia Cup to move the event to the UAE. Protestors had almost entered the Galle stadium by violating the rules invading the Galle Fort during the Australian Test series. Though SLC gave an assurance, the stakeholders decided to shift the tournament for the good of everyone involved.

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