The decision came shortly after Sri Lanka's final group match in the 2023 World Cup, where the team faced a challenging campaign, securing only two victories out of nine matches.
The ICC Board convened to address the issue and concluded that Sri Lanka Cricket had breached its obligations as a member.
The specific violation highlighted was the failure to manage its affairs autonomously, particularly in ensuring the absence of government interference in the governance, regulation, and administration of cricket in Sri Lanka.
A statement released by the ICC stated, "The conditions of the suspension will be decided by the ICC Board in due course."
The suspension raises questions about the immediate and long-term consequences for Sri Lanka's participation in international cricket events. It not only reflects the cricket board's internal management concerns but also underscores the importance of autonomy in the governance of cricket bodies.
Sri Lanka Cricket will now await further decisions from the ICC Board regarding the terms and conditions of the suspension. The incident adds a layer of uncertainty to Sri Lanka's cricketing future, sparking discussions about the measures needed to address the governance issues raised by the international cricket governing body.
A resolution presented in parliament on Thursday, jointly proposed by the government and the opposition, called for the resignation of the SLC's management, as reported by news agency PTI.
The government, experiencing internal divisions over the minister's decision to dismiss the SLC board of management, released a report suggesting the adoption of a new constitution for the governing body. The proposed constitution includes a revised voting structure for the appointment of office bearers.">