SLC board to ICC: withholding due money is unlawful and breach in agreements

BIPIN DANI. Dated: 4/20/2015 11:18:45 PM

MUMBAI, Apr 20: Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC) board has expressed "shock" over ICC's decision to withhold its due money because the sports minister has appointed the interim committee before the elections are held in the country.
The interim committee members met the SLC board office on Monday and discussed the issues and also the circumstances which led the ICC chairman N. Srinivasan to instruct Nuski Mohammad, the official nominee of the SLC to attend the Board meeting as an observer.
A three page-letter stating the facts has been written to the ICC CEO. "SLC is also shocked by the purported decision said to have been suddenly taken to "withhold"
monies which are now lawfully due and payable by ICC to SLC by way of the Financial Distributions for the T20 World Cup 2014 and the World Cup 2015. We would point out that these are monies which were due and payable by ICC to SLC from long prior to the appointment of the Interim Committee. Further, these are monies which are payable by ICC to SLC, irrespective of the body which is managing SLC for the time being", the letter, a copy of which is in our possession, states.
"SLC regrets to state that, the purported sudden decision to "withhold" these monies which are legitimately due to SLC for past Events, is in breach of the Agreements between SLC and ICC and is without lawful authority and SLC urges ICC to release these monies without delay. SLC reminds ICC that these monies are lawfully due and payable to SLC and that the arbitrary and unlawful withholding of these monies will cause grave damage to Cricket in Sri Lanka".

 

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