Arjuna Ranatunga
Sri Lanka government regretted Arjuna Ranatunga's remarks for Jay Shah

Sri Lanka Cricket dealt a heavy blow recently after the ICC suspended SLC following the government’s interference in the board’s internal matters. Notably, Sri Lanka’s sports minister Roshan Ranasinghe sacked the entire board after a humiliating performance in ICC World Cup 2023. 

In the latest event, Sri Lanka’s 1996 World Cup winning team captain, Arjuna Ranatunga, accused BCCI secretary Jay Shah of running the Sri Lankan Board. 

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In a recent interview, Ranatunga stated that the close ties between Jay Shah and officials of SLC have resulted in such a situation. Ranatunga added that the connection between SLC officials and Jay Shah has given the BCCI the impression that they can control and dominate SLC. 

Ranatunga went on to claim that Jay Shah is essentially running Sri Lanka Cricket and his influence has destroyed SLC. He also emphasized that Jay Shah’s power is because of his fathe, Amit Shah, who is India’s Home Minister.

“Due to the connection between SLC officials and Jay Shah, BCCI believes they can dominate and manipulate SLC,” Ranatunga was quoted by the Daily Mirror. 

“Jay Shah’s influence on Sri Lanka Cricket is detrimental as he wields power due to his father’s position,” the former world champion concluded.