ICC lift Sri Lanka Cricket's ban with immediate effect

SLC were banned in November for breaching obligations as an ICC Member

ICC lift Sri Lanka Cricket's ban with immediate effect PHOTO: AFP

The International Cricket Council lifted the ban on Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) today with immediate effect.

On 10 November 2023, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) were suspended for violation of responsibilities as an ICC Member, in particular, "the requirement to manage its affairs autonomously and ensure that there is no government interference in the governance, regulation and/or administration of cricket in Sri Lanka."

The ICC Board met on 21 November and it was decided that Sri Lanka can continue to compete internationally both in bilateral cricket and ICC events, but the ongoing U19 Men's Cricket World Cup was moved to South Africa, having initially been set to be played in Sri Lanka.

The ICC Board has been monitoring the situation since the suspension and are now satisfied that SLC are no longer in breach of membership obligations.