Sports Act will be amended in near future – Harin Fernando

Sports Act will be amended in near future – Harin Fernando

November 30, 2023   08:06 pm

Minister of Sports Harin Fernando states that he hopes to bring amendments to the prevailing Sports Act in the near future.

Speaking at an event organized by the Sri Lanka Anti-Doping Agency, the Sports Minister expressed that sports associations are the biggest problem for the Sports Ministry, mentioning that there is no time to focus on the issues of the players due to the issues of the relevant associations.

“I have been appointed to resolve this cricket issue”, he said.

Speaking further, Minister Fernando said that laws are available in the Anti-Corruption Act that enables to impose punishments to corruption related to the game of cricket.

“10 years imprisonment and even a Rs. 200 million fine can be imposed [over cricket corruption]”, the minister added. 

“In Pakistan, it is the Prime Minister who appoints the President of their cricket board. It is included within their sports law. Thus, the ICC cannot challenge a matter included in the sports law and say that it is political interference because it is the law.”

Meanwhile, he also expressed confidence that the ban imposed on Sri Lanka Cricket by the ICC will be lifted soon.

“Losing the Under 19 World Cup hosting rights is a huge loss. We could have developed the tourism industry further through that”, he added.

Disclaimer: All the comments will be moderated by the AD editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or slanderous. Please avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment and avoid typing all capitalized comments. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by flagging them(mouse over a comment and click the flag icon on the right side). Do use these forums to voice your opinions and create healthy discourse.

Most Viewed Video Stories

SL's tax expenditures expected to be significantly lower due to recent policy reforms (English)

SL's tax expenditures expected to be significantly lower due to recent policy reforms (English)

Entire nation must be grateful to President Ranil – Wajira Abeywardena (English)

Sri Lankans celebrate dawn of Sinhala and Tamil New Year (English)

Ranjith Siyambalapitiya vows to provide relief through tax revenue (English)

LIVE🔴Ada Derana Prime Time News Bulletin 6.55 pm

Govt. distributes Avurudu gifts to nearly 10,000 kids at child development centers island-wide

Over 700 prison inmates pardoned for Sinhala & Tamil New Year

Dawn of Sinhala and Tamil New Year celebrated tonight