Sri Lanka news November 22, 2011

Sri Lanka Cricket elections on December 27

Sri Lanka Cricket will hold its long-overdue elections on December 27, the country's sports ministry announced on Tuesday. Harsha Abeykoon, a ministry spokesman, said that a period of two weeks will be given for candidates to submit their nominations starting November 25.

"The Sports Minister has appointed Director-General Sports Development Ranjani Jayakody to conduct the elections which will be supervised by the Ministry of Sports," Abeykoon further stated.

SLC has been run by government-appointed interim committees since 2004. The last interim committee, headed by Upali Dharmadasa, was dissolved on November 15 by the sports minister ahead of the elections. The board continued to suffer from financial trouble during Dharmadasa's tenure with the contracted players and SLC employees not receiving their salaries since the World Cup in April.