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Sri Lanka's bankrupt cricket board dissolved

Sri Lanka's bankrupt cricket board dissolved

The Board has been unable to pay the salaries of their staff and cricketers after the World Cup.

Colombo: Sri Lanka's sports ministry on Tuesday confirmed that the country's bankrupt cricket board has been dissolved and a new authority has been appointed.

Sri Lanka Cricket has been beleaguered in financial difficulties after millions of dollars were spent on constructing three new stadiums for the Cricket World Cup held in March. The board has been dissolved by Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgama, Xinhua reported.

According to a statement, the ministry secretary has been appointed as the authority to oversee the events of the sport until a new board is selected through elections.

Sri Lanka Cricket has been under criticism for corruption and becoming financially bankrupt after the World Cup and had not even been able to pay the salaries of their staff or the cricketers.

first published:November 15, 2011, 23:29 IST