No conflict of interest in Labrooy case, ICC rules

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Graeme Labrooy simultaneously holding the positions of Sri Lanka chief selector and ICC match referee causes no conflict of interest, the ICC has decided.

“When the position of Chairman of Selectors was offered to Graeme, he immediately consulted us and we saw no conflict of interest with him holding a position with SLC, such as this, and being a referee,” said Adrian Griffith, the ICC’s senior manager of umpires and referees.

“Our only concern surrounded ensuring he would not be officiating any games or events, where he was involved in selecting the team. As such, we did not appoint him to the U19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand. He continues to be eligible however, to officiate in women’s cricket, as he is not involved in the selection process of the women’s team.”

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