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Colombo: Feb 18, 2014

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has finally decided to back the controversial International Cricket Council (ICC) revamp plan proposed by India, England and Australia, saying that it’s satisfied with the revised resolutions tabled at the Board Meeting of the world body.

SLC arrived at the decision at its Executive Committee meeting on Monday, a few days after it had refrained from voting on the revised proposals at the ICC Board meeting in Singapore on February 8. SLC had then said it needed more time to discuss them.

“The Executive Committee met today [February 17th] at SLC headquarters to converse regarding the revised resolutions forwarded by the ICC at the Board meeting held on 8th February 2014 in Singapore,” the SLC said in a statement.

“Subsequent to the committee members assessing the revised resolutions in detail, all members were satisfied with the amendments made in the areas of governance and competition models and thus unanimously decided to support the paper,” it said.

“Further the Executive Committee proposed the relevant officials to engage in discussions with other member nations to negotiate bi-lateral tours in the FTP [Future Tour Programme] which are in a favorable manner to SLC.”

SLC Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga said that supporting the ‘Big Three’ would benefit Sri Lankan cricket.

The SLC would earn a revenue of around “USD 47-48 million” through series with the three countries in the next seven years.

“When you calculate, a series with these three countries will bring us a revenue of USD 47-48m. People who talk about principles will not give us the money. We have to make our money from these tours so that our cricket don’t suffer,” Ranatunga said.

India is due to tour Sri Lanka in 2017 and Ranatunga was hopeful that the FTP drawn up till 2018 will not be affected.

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