Is the Schools Cricket Association, a law on to themselves? This is the question that is asked by the cricket circles now.
According to Manager Schools Development SLC Carlton Bernadus a schools representative side comprising of under 13 and under 15 students have gone on an under 15 tour to Malaysia without proper authenticity.
Initially the SLSCA had approached Director Physical and Training Rohana Karunaratne and asked for permission to go ahead with this tour. However Karunaratne had asked for a detailed report about this tour, but the SLSCA officials had failed to submit that report.
Then when the report of this tour had reached the Minister of Education Bandula Gunawardena he had requested Mr. Karunaratne to inquire into the matter immediately. However Karunaratne had not acted promptly on the matter and had asked for the initial report.
Then the SLSCA officials who were charging between the sums of 78,000 to 85,000 rupees per child had approached the Deputy Minister of Education and got the approval for this tour and gone ahead as planned and left for Malaysia yesterday with a team of schoolboys who could have afforded that sum.
However the SLC officials are up in arms as this tour had no proper procedure or had not informed the SLC or the Sports Minister officially and taken permission for the tour to go ahead.