World cricket governing body International Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman Shashank Manohar met with President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe during his visit to Sri Lanka.
The ICC Chairman called on President Sirisena at the President’s House Friday (23 August) afternoon and assured that he would provide all necessary assistance to advance the sport of cricket in Sri Lanka.
The President, thanking the ICC Chairman for his visit to Sri Lanka, stressed the importance of boosting the sport without political interference and influence.
Parliamentarian Thilanga Sumathipala and Sri Lanka Cricket President Shammi Silva were also present at the meeting.
The ICC Chairman also called on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and held a special meeting at Temple Trees.
Minister of Telecommunication, Foreign Employment and Sports Harin Fernando, International Cricket Council Vice President Imran Quaj, Ministry of Telecommunication, Foreign Employment and Sports Secretary Chulananda Perera, and Sri Lanka Cricket President Shammi Silva were also present.