World Cup 2024, which will now be held in South Africa, said International Cricket Council in a press release on 21 November. The decision was taken by the apex cricketing board after the ICC Board met on Tuesday. Earlier, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) was suspended for breaching its obligations as a member, after ICC said that the country's cricket board failed to manage its affairs autonomously and without government interference.
After the board meeting, it was revealed that Sri Lanka can continue to compete internationally both in bilateral cricket and ICC events. Though the funding to SLC will be controlled by the ICC and as a result, the U19 event has been moved to the South Africa that hosted the Women’s U19 T20 World Cup earlier this year. ALSO READ: 'Express regret over Arjuna Ranatunga's comments', says Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe to Jay Shah over phone After Sri Lanka's dismal performance in the ICC Men's World Cup 2023, the country's Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe had sacked the national cricket board.
Ranasinghe then appointed Ranatunga to lead an interim committee to clean up the country’s cricketing scene. But Sri Lanka’s Court of Appeal not only restored the Cricket Board, it also quashed the sports minister’s decision. With so much politics happening and the government interfering in the cricket board, the ICC suspended Sri Lanka’s membership.Read more on livemint.com