Thilanga President of Asian Cricket Council

thilanga sumathipalaThilanga Sumathipala, who was recently elected as the President of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has taken over the top position in the Asian Cricket Council meeting held in Dubai today.

Commenting on his appointment Sumathipala said, “Being world champions in the cricketing arena, Sri Lanka is geared to spearhead the development of cricket in the Asian region. It is a great honour for my country and myself, to assume duties as the President of ACC.”

A name associated with cricket for over two decades, Thilanga Sumathipala is no stranger to the game or the management of cricket in this country.

He has also served as the President of the ACC during the year 1997-1998. A man committed to developing the game in Sri Lanka, Thilanga Sumathipala is all set to take the country’s most popular sport to the next level.

His vision and passion for cricket makes him the ideal personality to head the cricket council in the region for the second term.


  1. Just the right man for the job Bookie ownership by a family member & politician should be made a prerequisite as qualification for candidates to ICC jobs. ICC can start own betting scheme. I may be wrong last time Sri Lanka was really on top of the world of cricket Ann Punchiheva was the at the helm.

  2. “”“Being world champions in the cricketing arena, ”
    Without Australian coach Dav Whatmore and Clive Lloyd umpire, Lanka could never have been champions- has it ever been test cricket champions NO.
    You are from the Turf Accounts heritage of your father and the Indians/Pakistanis would have loved to have you as their man N Srinivasan removal as ICC chairman: Chronicle of an end foretold & Sharad Pawar the sugar lobby Goon.
    Asia can be assured of more match fixing. Indians and Pakistanis bet minimum of 2 apartments W/L. unlike Lanka betting.

    What does it matter the game is almost dead in the UK while football is the sport of the world.

    Grantland Rice : (from the poems “Alumnus Football”)

    “Money to the left of them and money to the right
    Money everywhere they turn from morning to the night
    Only two things count at all from mountain to the sea
    Part of it’s percentage, and the rest is guarantee”

    “For when the One Great Scorer comes
    To mark against your name,
    He writes – not that you won or lost –
    But how you played the Game.”


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