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Sri Lankan sports minister set to issue strict guidelines for board officials
Published : Friday, 30 January, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 263
Mumbai, Jan 29:   Sri Lanka's new Minister of Sports, Navin Dissanayake has expressed concern over Kumar Sangakkara's letter written to the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board earlier this week.
The former wicket-keeper has claimed that the permission which was granted to him to play for Sunrisers Hyderabad team in the Champions League was not revealed to him by someone in the board and eventually it costs him $140,000 from Sunrisers.
Speaking exclusveily over his mobile from Colombo, the sports minister says, "I shall appoint a committee to look into this and initiate the enquiry. It is an injustice to the player if these allegations are proved right".
"First of all, I will meet the SLC board officials on Monday and then see what best can be done to sort out the things. I shall be issuing the strict guidelines to the board and ensure that the same are followed".
This is not the first instance when senior players like Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene have aimed at the functioning of the board.
"I want to clear the mess", the hon. minister added.
There have also been charges of corruption against the former sports minister.
"My attitude will be to clear the corruption in sports. Those who are found guilty will not be spared", he vowed.
The minister has assumed charge earlier this month.

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