This has happened to such an extent that the cricket institution has not received a proper sum of money but the money has gone into the pockets of various individuals," said Ranatunga
"The money that comes from TV rights deals has gone into the pockets of some individuals," he
alleged in Parliament
The former captain, who led Sri Lanka to its only World Cup triumph in 1996, is a member of Parliament
representing the detained former Army Chief Sarath Fonseka-led Democratic National Alliance
"It was former President R Premadasa, who first gave us the opportunity to play under lights at the Khettarama Stadium (in Colombo) when no other Asian nation had the opportunity to do that," Ranatunga
was sacked as Chairman of the Sri Lanka Cricket's interim Committee in December 2008 amid complaints by the then Sports Minister Gamini Lokuge that he
was not cooperating with the organisation or the players.
two brothers are supporters of the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA).
While one of the sibling Nishantha Ranatunga is the Secretary of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) the other, Prasanna Ranatunga, is the Chief Minister of the Western Province.
, who joined the opposition parties on December 17, last year had earlier opposed the system of allowing national players from involvement in political advertisements.