Nishantha Ranatunga Calls Former Star Cricketer The "Trouble-maker"

Former Sri Lankan cricketer - who now holds a key responsibility in the country's cricket administration - is creating "problems" at Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), its General Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga has complained to the President, Asian Mirror reliably learns. 

Sri Lanka Cricket, which is on the verge of running into bankruptcy, is plagued with internecine power struggles between top rung members of the cricket administration. 
 
 
The appointment of Nishantha Ranatunga's brother in law, Marvan Atapattu, as the head coach of the Sri Lankan cricket team has also created fresh problems in the main administrative body of Sri Lanka's cricket. Jayantha Dharmadasa, Chairman of the SLC, had said he was not aware of Atapattu's appointment until the very last moment. 
 
Many in the cricket administration have raised questions over the selection process that led to Atapattu's appointment as the 'Head Coach' of the national cricket team of Sri Lanka. 
 
As the crisis in Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has reached unprecedented levels, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has now been forced to intervene in resolving this matter. The President's meeting with SLC General Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga was aimed at finding  solution to the ongoing crisis at the SLC. 
 
During the meeting with the President, Ranatunga has lashed out at the former national player turned cricket administration who also wields political power in the ruling camp. 
 
However, it is now clear that the Sri Lankan Cricket administration is now divided into three camps, led by Ranatunga, Dharmadasa and the former national player who has earned Ranatunga's ire. All three of them are closely connected to the country's political powers. 
 
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