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7 Days to go, SLC STUCK in political MUDDLE, yet to release squad for Asia Cup, Follow LIVE


Asia Cup 2022 LIVE: Sri Lanka squad Asia Cup: In just seven days’ time, Sri Lanka will face Afghanistan in their first…

Asia Cup 2022 LIVE: Sri Lanka squad Asia Cup: In just seven days’ time, Sri Lanka will face Afghanistan in their first match of Asia Cup 2022. Yet the Sri Lanka Cricket is yet to release the squad. SLC has been entangled in a political muddle. Even though SLC sent the squad to the Lankan sports ministry for approval, the government has refused to approve it, saying it was sent late. As a result, Dasun Shanaka & Co are yet to know their fate in the tournament. Follow Asia Cup 2022 Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

The last date to submit the squad was back on August 8. However, SLC asked for an extension due to their political crisis. However, the players have now been sandwiched between the SLC and Sri Lanka government’s power tussle. As a result, despite SLC sending the squad for approval, it hasn’t been. All other teams have announced the squads.

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Asia Cup 2022 LIVE: Why SLC hasn’t announced the squad yet?

  • Sri Lanka was the original host of the Asia Cup Cricket T20.
  • But ACC moved out the tournament to the UAE due to Sri Lanka’s political crisis.
  • The official broadcaster Star Sports requested the ACC to shift the venue out as the country is facing acute fuel shortage.
  • It would have resulted in logistical hassles.
  • Following ACC’s decision to shift the tournament to UAE, SLC signed a memorandum of understanding with UAE Cricket. It was done to carry out the logistical arrangements jointly.
  • But it miffed the Sri Lankan government. They considered it as a national embarrassment especially when Sri Lanka hosted Australia and Pakistan successfully.
  • Lankan govt alleged that SLC did not do enough to retain the hosting rights and caved in to ACC and Star Sports.
  • As a result, the government has not allowed the SLC team to travel to the UAE. They have been forced to carry out the duties virtually.
  • The government still hasn’t approved the Sri Lankan team for Asia Cup, saying they did not receive the team in time.

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The Sri Lankan government isn’t happy with SLC. Political parties publicly criticised SLC for giving away the Asia Cup hosting rights. They felt the SLC did not do enough to retain the tournament. That is the reason, the government hasn’t even allowed the members of the organising committee to travel to UAE and announce the squad.

As per a Sunday Times Sri Lanka report, an opposition MP questioned the decision to shift Asia Cup 2022 out of Sri Lanka. Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe and Chairman of the National Sports Council Arjuna Ranatunga backed the position. They said SLC did not “lobby enough” to keep the tournament in the island nation. SLC Secretary Mohan de Silva later slammed the questions and said it was a wild allegation, aimed at maligning SLC’s image.

“These are wild allegations to bring discredit to the institution with ulterior motives. It is very unfortunate to see responsible people who represent the masses of our country talking without verifying facts and misleading the general public,” SLC Secretary Mohan de Silva was quoted by Sunday Times.

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