'SLC needs BCCI to stay afloat'

'SLC needs BCCI to stay afloat'

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) denied that the body was facing liquidity problems but did admit that it would need “two or three tours” by Team India to manage its finances.

“There is no financial crisis,” declared Sujeewa Rajapaksa, the SLC treasurer. He said the slight problems arose when the SLC was forced to incur additional expenditure on hosting the World Cup after Pakistan’s games were shifted to the island nation.

“We had originally planned to host eight games and ended up hosting 12 games due to the Pakistan issue. All this caused additional infrastructure expenditure,” Rajapaksa said. Rs 4.4 billon were spent on the three World Cup venues — well above the estimated Rs 3.2 billion.

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