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Sri Lanka is presently going by one among its worst financial crises, which has led to a scarcity of important assets corresponding to gas and cooking gasoline, amongst different issues. This has additionally compromised the general public transportation amenities within the nation and prompted numerous universities and colleges to be shut down. In a scenario like this, it’s Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) that has stepped as much as play its half.

Because the sports activities authorities had been instructed to neglect about their participation within the upcoming Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham, it’s Sri Lanka’s cricket board that has chipped in to make an open-handed contribution of twenty-two million Sri Lankan Rupees to safe their athletes’ participation within the mega occasion.

“The Treasury mentioned they don’t have cash. Neglect about it,” Dampath Fernando, Sri Lanka’s chef de mission, was quoted as saying by The Indian Specific on July 15, Friday. “We fell right into a tough, determined scenario.”

It wasn’t as if we ran out of provides: Fernando

“It’s a fairly large quantity. Ours is a small nation, we (directors) know one another very properly. In a disaster scenario just like the one at current, we have to respect that the cricket board volunteered to assist the Olympic affiliation. That’s very distinctive,” mentioned the chef de mission of Sri Lanka.

Fernando mentioned that transport has turn out to be a problem, including that a number of senior managers come to work on bicycles. He revealed that the athletes, coaches, and different officers are additionally going through the identical scenario. “It wasn’t as if we ran out of provides. The scenario was such that we didn’t have gas to move it to the boxers,” mentioned Fernando.

“I needed to interact the sports activities ministry’s medical unit. Transport has turn out to be an enormous challenge, there’s no gas within the nation. It places us in a really tough form of scenario,” added Fernando.

In the meantime, the secretary common of the Sri Lankan Olympic Affiliation, Maxwell de Silva was attacked by thugs and had his automobile stolen. “I later received it (automobile) again. I don’t know if the assault was politically motivated or due to sports activities, the police are investigating,” mentioned de Silva

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