Ranatunga fails in bid to take control of SLC

  • Sports Digest
COLOMBO

Feb 22, 2019-

World Cup-winning skipper Arjuna Ranatunga suffered a comprehensive defeat in his bid to take control of Sri Lanka’s crisis-ridden national cricket board on Thursday. Ranatunga, 55, contested one of two vice-president posts but only came third in voting. His brother, Nishantha, who was nominated as secretary, was also defeated. Ranatunga ally Jayantha Dharmadasa also failed in his bid to become Sri Lanka Cricket president, losing out to Shammi Silva—a loyalist of former SLC chief Thilanga Sumathipala, Ranatunga’s arch-rival.  The former skipper, who is also a minister in the Sri Lankan government, had hoped to wrest control of the SLC ahead of the World Cup that begins in England on May 30. (AFP)

Published: 22-02-2019 11:11

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