Sacked Sri Lanka Cricket Board Restored by Court in Latest Turn of Events

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The Sri Lankan Court of Appeal has overturned the decision by the sports minister to dismiss the country’s cricket board and has reinstated the expelled officials pending a full hearing. The court has granted a two-week period for the board to be restored while the case is heard again. This decision comes after months of conflict between the sports minister and the cricket board, with accusations of corruption and financial issues being at the center of the dispute. The government is divided on the matter, with competing committees appointed to address the issues within the cricket board. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has rules against political interference and has previously suspended Sri Lanka due to government involvement in cricketing affairs. The sports minister has reached out to the ICC for understanding and support, emphasizing the need for good governance within the sport. Sri Lanka has not won the World Cup since 1996, and the current situation has seen blame being placed on the cricket board for the decline in standards.

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