Based on the Sports activities Act of Sri Lanka, solely a Nationwide Choice Committee appointed by the Minister of Sports activities is empowered to to pick out any nationwide group to symbolize the nation.
Accordingly, by appointing the squad for the West Indies tour by two individuals who lacked this authority, has led to the present choice dropping its credibility, critics say.
The Act additional says that any nationwide group ought to obtain the written approval of the sports activities minister 21 days earlier than departure.
It’s stated that each these provisions within the Sports activities Act have been violated in deciding on the Sri Lankan cricket squad for the West Indies tour.
Following the latest resignation of Sri Lanka Cricket choice committee and its chairman – Asantha de Mel, the minister is but to nominate a contemporary choice committee and two former members of the committee had been introduced in to pick out the squad.
Additionally, the approval of the Sports activities minister had been obtained simply two days earlier than the departure of the squad.
In the meantime, it’s stated that naming the group for every match too, has change into a difficulty.
Normally, throughout a international tour, this activity is undertaken by a range committee member who joins the tour however this isn’t attainable through the West Indies tour as no selectors are current to accompanying the group.
Additionally, on-line media experiences have claimed that the tour is being performed by a group chosen in an unproper method.