Sri Lanka Cricket in an unsigned letter dated December 11th referring to our report last week headlined `Dharmadasa signs dubious television deal without interim committee`s knowledge` said, `Reference to the aforementioned article appeared in the sports section of the Sunday Island Newspaper on 9th December, 2007 under the above heading, which said article was written by Mr. Rex Clementine, we like to emphasize that the matters reported in your newspaper under the said article are blatantly incorrect and false.
Draft of the said agreements (Taj Television) were tabled and confirmed by the Interim Committee and minuted on 8th October 2007.`
We have checked with a senior official with SLC, who confirmed that the letter, though without a signature, was SLC`s and they take responsibility for it.
We publish the letter in fairness to SLC.
Sports Editor`s note:
Our report was based on information we obtained from a member of the Interim Committee, who understandably didn`t wish to be identified.
Subsequent to our publication, our source said that after careful perusal, the television agreement was not as bad as initially believed.