The Court of Appeal has been informed that the Attorney General was examining the report by the Sports Ministry Committee on financial malpractices, influence of a religious sect, identified as the ‘Born again’ congregation, and other incidents related to the national cricket team that participated in the 2022 cricket World Cup in Australia.
The Additional Solicitor General informed the court in this regard when the petitions filed by the President and Secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) were taken up for hearing today (20).
In their petitions, SLC President Shammil Silva and SLC Secretary Mohan de Silva have called on the court to issue an order suspending the decision to cancel the registration of the SLC based on the Sports Ministry report.
Presenting facts in court, the Additional Solicitor General stated that the Sports Ministry report was handed over to the Attorney General yesterday (19), after which the latter had commenced examining the facts of the report.
The Additional Solicitor General further said that the Attorney General will advise the Sports Minister in this regard after the completion of studying the said report.
The Court of Appeal thereafter fixed the case for hearing on 1st February 2023.