Stressing that they shouldn't pursue band-aid solutions to resolve the Sri Lanka Cricket crisis, President Ranil Wickremesinghe said the only solution is to implement the report submitted by the Committee headed by Justice K.T. Chitrasiri to introduce a new constitution to Sri Lanka Cricket through a parliamentary act.
Recalling his contribution to the development of school cricket during his tenure as the Minister of Education when president J.R. Jayawardene and former minister Gamini Dissanayake initiated projects to develop the game in the country, President Wickremesinghe observed that his efforts to develop cricket at the school level played a pivotal role in Sri Lanka's world cup victory in 1996.
When asked whose side the president is on, he quipped; "I am not on either side. I am on the side of cricket".
He revealed that the International Cricket Council had discussed the Sri Lanka cricket crisis yesterday, adding that he fears it may lead to a negative outcome.