The International Cricket Council (ICC) has outlined the terms of Sri Lanka Cricket's (SLC) suspension, allowing Sri Lanka to continue international competition.
However, South Africa will now host the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in 2024, following Sri Lanka's suspension due to government interference.
Sri Lanka's ICC membership was suspended on November 10 after the country's ministry of sport replaced SLC's board with an interim committee. Despite a stay granted by Sri Lanka's Court of Appeal, the ICC has asserted control over funding to SLC, emphasising the need for autonomous management without government interference.
The ICC statement reads, "Sri Lanka can continue to compete internationally both in bilateral cricket and ICC events," but it confirmed that Sri Lanka would no longer host the ICC U19 Men's Cricket World Cup 2024, with South Africa taking over hosting duties.
In addition to these developments, the ICC introduced new gender eligibility regulations barring any participant, male or female, who has undergone male puberty from participating in international women's cricket.
Furthermore, the Chief Executives' Committee (CEC) has approved a trial stop clock system in men's ODI and T20I cricket, effective from December 2023 to April 2024. This system aims to regulate the time taken between overs. A five-run penalty will be imposed on the bowling team if they are not ready to bowl the next over within 60 seconds of the previous over being completed, occurring for the third time in an inning.