Due to ICC ban Sri Lanka could lose hosting rights of U-19 world cup

Sri Lanka could lose the hosting rights from the Under 19 World cup 2023 after ICC slapped a ban to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC).

Earlier ICC took a bold step to suspend Sri Lanka Cricket’s membership due to a breach of obligations on Friday, November 10. In the ICC meeting, the governing body found Sri Lanka’s current cricket body not following the regulations such as managing the cricket board autonomously and ensuring no government interference.

Sri Lanka’s abysmal performance at the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023 has led to a series of changes to the nation’s cricket governing body. ICC revoked the membership due to extensive government interference with the Sri Lanka Cricket administration after the team’s return home on Friday.

“The ICC Board met today and determined that Sri Lanka Cricket is in serious breach of its obligations as a Member, in particular, the requirement to manage its affairs autonomously and ensure that there is no government interference in the governance, regulation and/or administration of cricket in Sri Lanka,” the ICC said in a statement. “The conditions of the suspension will be decided by the ICC Board in due course.”

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