Sri Lanka Cricket’s Second-highest Official Resigns

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A senior official of the Sri Lanka cricket board has resigned after the country’s sports minister accused them of corruption following a humiliating defeat in the World Cup. Mohan de Silva, the secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket, resigned from his position due to a heart condition diagnosed during a medical check-up in Australia. The minister called for the resignation of the cricket board officials, stating that they had no moral or ethical right to remain in office. The defeat to India prompted a public outcry, with the sports minister highlighting player disciplinary issues, management corruption, financial misconduct, and match-fixing allegations. The ICC had previously forced the minister to withdraw a panel appointed to investigate corruption, citing political interference. Sri Lanka, once champions in 1996, have not won the World Cup since then, and the board has been blamed for the deterioration of standards.

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