The International Cricket Council has suspended the membership of Sri Lanka Cricket with immediate effect.
The International Cricket Council issued a statement saying that it should be confirmed that there is no government interference in the functioning, independence, and administration of Sri Lanka Cricket.
It is stated in the announcement issued by the council that further consideration of the related matters is expected to be done in the future.
The Board of Directors of the International Cricket Council has held a discussion regarding cricket in Sri Lanka through the online system, after which this decision has been taken.
The 'Cricinfo' website reports that this cricket ban was done at the request of Sri Lanka Cricket.
The Cricinfo website points out that Mr. Shammi Silva, who has already gone to India, has been made to participate in the committee meeting to take this decision.
It is further reported that he is going to participate in the upcoming ICC meeting to be held in Ahmedabad.
The Cricinfo website further points out that when an interim cricket committee was operational in Sri Lanka during 2014-2015, it was accepted by the International Cricket Council.
With the Sri Lankan cricket team continuously losing matches in the 2023 World Cup, Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe took steps to appoint an interim cricket control board chaired by former cricket captain Arjuna Ranatunga.
However, when the Chairman of the Cricket Institute took steps to file a case in the Court of Appeal against it, the Court of Appeal imposed an interim ban by suspending the interim governing body for 14 days.
Later, there was a heated discussion about this in the Parliament, and a debate was held regarding the removal of the board of officials including the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Cricket Institute and steps were taken to pass the joint plan in the Parliament.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Cricket has also decided to call the COPE committee on the 14th.
In such a background, the International Cricket Council has taken steps to suspend the membership of Sri Lanka Cricket with immediate effect.