ICC urges Sri Lanka Cricket to hold its elections before October


June 27, 2015 (LBO) – The International Cricket Council has urged Sri Lanka’s Sports Minister to hold elections before the next ICC Board meeting in October, saying the ICC may take further action against Sri Lanka Cricket in the event of further non-compliance.

The decision has been taken at the ICC Annual Conference concluded yesterday in Barbados.

“The ICC Board received an update on Sri Lanka Cricket and reiterated its earlier position that the appointment of an Interim Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket by the Government of Sri Lanka was a breach of the ICC’s constitution.” the ICC said in a statement.

The ICC Board consists of the nominated representatives of each of the 10 Full Members plus three elected Associate Member representatives. The meeting is chaired by Narayanaswami Srinivasan.

Sidath Wettimuny from Sri Lanka has attended as an observer at the ICC Annual Conference, the ICC said.

The ICC Board also noted amendments to the ICC playing conditions, which were approved by the ICC Chief Executives’ Committee on Monday and Tuesday.

These playing conditions will come into effect for series starting on or after 5 July 2015.

The key changes were:
o No compulsory catchers in overs 1-10 (ODIs)
o No batting Powerplay between overs 15-40 (ODIs)
o Five fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle in overs 41-50 (ODIs)
o All “no balls”, not just “foot faults”, to result in a free hit (ODIs & T20Is)