Mr. Shammi Silva was elected uncontested as the President of Sri Lanka Cricket for the 2021 to 2023 period
Shammi Silva has been elected Sri Lanka Cricket president again after he and the majority of the previous set of office bearers were voted in uncontested. They will hold these positions for two years.
The decision was declared by the Election Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket.
Mr. Silva’s election marks his 2nd term in office as the President of Sri Lanka Cricket.
“I am thankful for the membership for electing me uncontested as the President of Sri Lanka Cricket,’ said Mr. Shammi Silva, President-Elect, Sri Lanka Cricket.
‘This victory also proves the fact that our stakeholders have understood the yeomen service my previous administration has rendered for the development of the game,’ he further added.
Silva’s faction, which includes vice-presidents Ravin Wickramaratne and Jayantha Dharmadasa, and secretary Mohan de Silva, did not face any challenges in this election after an opposing faction withdrew on Tuesday. That faction had comprised Sri Lanka’s first Test captain Bandula Warnapura, Nishantha Ranatunga, and K Mathivanan, and had cited the “lack of a level playing field” in the elections process in the letter indicating their withdrawal. Both Ranatunga and Mathivanan, however, had held elected positions within SLC over the last 10 years.