Sri Lanka decides to postpone their domestic league which is the Sri Lanka League to some other time as the investors feel it is not the right time to move forward with the league. Yesterday, i.e., on Sunday, the SLC board decided to postpone the tournament amidst rising economic crisis. The tournament was to be held between August 1st to 21st of the same month.
Making use of their twitter handle, the SLC board decided to announce the shift stating as,
“Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) wishes to announce that the Lanka Premier League 2022, which was scheduled to be held from 1st to 21st August, 2022 will be postponed, with immediate effect”
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) wishes to announce that the Lanka Premier League 2022, which was scheduled to be held from 1st to 21st August, 2022 will be postponed, with immediate effect.— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) July 17, 2022
In a another statement released by the SLC (Sri Lanka Cricket board) explained the whole situation stating its as,
“This decision was taken by the SLC, following a request made by the Innovative Production Group FZE (IPG), the Rights Holder of the tournament, which cited the current ‘economic situation,’ in the country, as not conducive to hosting the tournament,”
So it was a decision made by the rights holders who would not want to jeopardize the fate of the tournament in any case. Because already the country is going through economic and political turmoil and on top of that a tournament like SLC can disrupt the sentiments of Sri Lankan citizens and so on.
Well as you all know, Sri Lanka’s president Gotabaya Rajapaksa has already fled the country in such uncertain time and is taking refuge under an unknown Military protection reported by ‘The Hindu’.
Again, according to a report based on the ‘The Hindu’ news, a Sri Lankan political scientist, Jayadeva Uyangoda expressed his concerns and also by explaining the events happening as a major victory for the political struggle the country is facing. He said,
“That is a major victory for the political struggle, as even political parties have found it very difficult to dislodge the Rajapaksas,”
Further he added,
“This is an outcome of citizens’ direct action, and outside the political party domain. Only a bloody revolution might have achieved this in other contexts,” added Uyangoda. “People should be allowed to elect a new parliament that can change the Constitution to abolish the Presidential system and restore democracy. That is the most important priority,”