Minister of Sports Jeevan Kumaratunga called yesterday?s Annual General Meeting and the election of office bearers at Sri Lanka Cricket as null and void. `I have appointed a committee to run the affairs of cricket and no one has the right to conduct a AGM and elect office bearers. I am upset about these high handed acts of certain people and I will be forced to take stern action to clean up the mess. They have no right to conduct an AGM and this AGM is null and void,` an angry minister told ?The Island?.
`They are saying that this is personal revenge and all that, but if you analyse the past, several other sports ministers have dismissed Sri Lanka Cricket due to various reasons. Not only under People Alliance governance, even under United National Party, to whom some of these officials are very loyal, there have been interim administrations,` Kumaratunga said.
`All other sports associations in the country report to the Minister of Sports, but Sri Lanka Cricket think they don?t need to. They do things on their own; they even bring in vital changes to the constitution without consulting the minister in charge. The situation seems to be getting out of hand and I will be forced to take drastic measures,` he added. (RC)