Court of Appeal issues stay order against Sri Lanka Cricket polls

The Court of Appeal today issued a stay order against holding the elections for the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board tomorrow.

The stay order has been issued till June 14 when the court will rule on a petition filed against Thilanga Sumathipala from contesting the election.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Cricket announced the indefinite postponement of SLC’s Annual General Meeting and the cancellation of the Extraordinary General Meeting, which it was planning to hold on the 31st May, 2018 (tomorrow) following the stay order issued by the Court of Appeal.

Last week former Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board General Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga filed a petition in court seeking an injunction to prevent Thilanga Sumathipala from contesting the Sri Lanka Cricket board elections.

Ranatunga, who is also contesting for the post of President at the elections scheduled says Sumathipala is not qualified to hold the post of President.

Ranatunga, the younger brother of World Cup winning former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna, was SLC secretary from 2009 to 2015.  (Colombo Gazette)