“Participating in [the ICC board meeting on November 21] As an observer, SLC President Mr. Shammi Silva urged the ICC Board to allow additional time for the Sri Lankan government to rectify the issue of political interference in cricket,” the SLC statement said.
He continued: “However, the ICC Board, taking cognizance of similar suspensions imposed by World Rugby and FIFA in response to political interference, concluded that sufficient time had already been granted to the Sri Lankan government to address and rectify the issue. “Consequently, the ICC board confirmed the suspension of Sri Lanka Cricket.”
Following that suspension, the SLC held a press conference in which Silva reiterated that Sri Lanka was at risk of losing its hosting rights to the U-19 Men’s World Cup, among other things. He also launched personal attacks against the Minister of Sports, as he has also done against him in several public interactions.
According to the ICC statutes, there is no specific definition of the repercussions of a suspension. Section 2.10(B) of that document states: “Any suspension of a Member by the Board of Directors pursuant to Article 2.10(A) shall be subject to such terms and conditions as the Board of Directors may determine…”