Sri Lanka's cricket board today announced a profit of USD 14 million last year, far above all previous records despite one of the worst on-field performances by the islanders in years.
The board said it made a net profit of 2.12 billion rupees ($14 million) in 2017 -- a staggering 33 times what it made the year before.
"This was a result of SLC's strategic growth plans and prudent financial management," the board said in a statement.
The board did not elaborate on its dramatic turnaround.
The record-breaking profits were the only good news from an otherwise woeful spell for Sri Lanka cricket, with the islanders enduring their worst year on the pitch since winning the World Cup in 1996.
They also bowed out early from the Champions Trophy in June last year.
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