In light of this, the Sri Lanka team failed to qualify for the 2025 Champions Trophy after Bangladesh lost to Australia at 43rd ICC World Cup 2023 staged at Pune, India yesterday.
The Sri Lankan side led by Kaushal Mendes had one of the worst campaigns at a world cup ever despite only winning two out of nine games. Off the pitch, rumours emerged suggesting that issues on their board plagued them too.
After finishing with 2 wins against 7 losses, Sri Lanka are currently placed ninth on the world cup points table with four points and -1.419 net run-rate.
Having lost to New Zealand in Bengaluru at the end of their mega-event campaign, Sri Lanka relied on Australia’s ability to beat Bangladesh and secure a place amongst the contenders competing for qualification into ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY 2025 Beat by a margin.
Australia only took 44.4 overs to chase down 298 runs and defeat Bangladesh by 8 wickets.
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Consequently, it means it will consist of India, South Africa, Pakistan, New Zealand, Australia, Afghanistan and England.
However, it is worth noting that Sri Lanka had several difficulties during the World-cup, and some prominent players such as Captain Dasan Shanaka did not play there.
However, on Friday (November 10), the ICC also suspended Sri Lanka Cricket’s ICC membership with immediate effect.
The ICC issued a statement after one of the meetings saying that Sri Lanka Cricket has been in serious breach of obligations as one of the members.