Sri Lanka's court overturned the sports minister's decision to fire the country's cricket board and brought back the removed officials on Tuesday until there is a full hearing.
A court in Sri Lanka has overturned the sports minister's decision to fire the country's cricket board and put the fired officials back in place until a full hearing is held.
The board's president, Shammi Silva, had filed a lawsuit challenging the action taken by minister Roshan Ranasinghe, who had disbanded the Sri Lanka Cricket Board and appointed a temporary group to run it.
"The restoring of the board is for two weeks when the court will hear the case again," confirmed a court official.
Shammi Silva will be back as the president of the Sri Lanka Cricket Board. A court order has stopped the interim committee from running the board, so Silva can now return to his role.
The country's 1996 World Cup-winning skipper Ranatunga had vowed to clean up the board and rebuild the national team after taking over on Monday.
"Sri Lanka Cricket had become known as the most corrupt institution in the country," Ranatunga said on Monday.
“I want to change that image.”