SL Women's cricket:
ICC keeps eye on sex probe
The International Cricket Council (ICC) will closely monitor the
investigation and the course of action the authorities hope to take
based the findings of the inquiry carried out on the women cricket
team's alleged sexual harassment.
"The ICC is aware of the allegations and the investigation which is
taking place and is monitoring the situation," said a spokesperson for
Questioned as to whether they were aware of similar allegations on
women's cricket teams of other countries, the ICC spokeperson said that
they have not received similar complaints.
Alleged incidents of sexual harassment and improper conduct said to
have been committed in 2013 and 2014 by some officials was investigated
by two committees and reports were submitted to the Tourism and Sports
Minister Navin Dissanayake a few weeks ago.
The Committee of Inquiry appointed in November 2014 chaired by
Justice N.E. Dissanayake, Retired Judge of the Supreme Court, conducted
the investigation. The other members were Tharangani Keenawinna
Dissanaike, Public Trustee and S. Aloka Bandara, Director of Combined
Services of the Ministry of Public Administration. Another investigation
was carried out by Manoli Jinadasa, Attorney-at-Law who was appointed by
Sri Lanka Cricket to investigate and report on the same allegations.
The reports stated that "All three officials who were identified in
the Reports no longer function in their previous positions since their
contracts were not renewed when they concluded in end April this year."
Both reports had commented adversely on the failure to ensure that a
female manager handles the Women's Cricket Team.
The Sri Lanka's women's cricket team is ranked sixth in the World ODI