The Srilankan Cricket Board, has sacked three officials for allegedly sexually harassing, the National Women’s Team members.
According to the reports, the National Women’s team individuals were harassed for a physical favour in order to retain a spot in the National Team. It alleged that, the trio used to black mail the athletes for a physical co-operation. It is also found, if the individuals did not accept the proposal, they were used to left out of the national team.
The Board has inquired into the matter internally after the allegations. It said in as statement on Wednesday, that “having found the three officers out of which two are guilty for allegedly torturing the athletes sexually and the other one with improper conduct are fired.”
The Srilankan Board has not extended their contracts, as they were found guilty. Hence leading to the officers being fired.
The incident had made the Srilankan Board’s think tank to have a female manager in all its tours here after.The State Minister for Children and Women welfare, said that she was following the consequences very closely and would take decisions soon to favour the Women’s team.
The state sports ministry is now considering to revamp the rules in a bid to protect the female athletes from such incidents in the future. It is going to make the rule of mandatory female officers for the women’s team. Criminal proceeding may take place soon in the case of the three officers, the NDTV reports.
Srilanka has a wide fan base for the Cricket sport. Such consequences may deteriorate the fame of the game.