The Sri Lanka Cricket Board has been removed from the purview of the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs by a special gazette notification issued by President Gotabaya
Rajapaksa on December 11.
When the country's Cricket Board was placed under the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs according to a gazette notification issued on August 09, the move was widely criticised as the Board should remain as an independent sports association.
A senior official of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said that the new gazette notification has corrected that mistake.
The Sri Lanka Cricket Board is the main governing body for the sport of cricket in the country.
Sri Lanka Cricket as formally known now, was first registered with the Ministry of Sports on 30th June 1975 as a national sports body. It was initially called Board of Cricket for Sri Lanka (BCCSL) until it came to be named as Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) in 2003.
This institution was registered with the Ministry of Sports on June 30, 1975 and was established as the Board of Governors of Sri Lanka Cricket and was later established as Sri Lanka Cricket in 2003.