Sri Lanka Cricket Declines The Ticket “Overcharge” Claim
Sri Lanka cricket authorities recently declined claims of favoritism against England cricket admirers. Earlier, the cricket fans from England had claimed that they are facing discrimination regarding the ticket charges for the forthcoming tour. However, Sri Lanka cricket authorities cleared that both the overseas as well as home supporters will be charged with the same cost.
England is scheduled to participate in a one-off T-20 match, five one-day internationals, and three Tests. These matches will be held between the period of October 10, 2018, and November 27, 2018. These matches are planned to be held at four locations namely Dambulla, Colombo, Pallekele, and Galle.
Earlier, British media had assumed an “overcharge,” where England supporters were charged with 50 Pounds whilst local supporters paid only 1.50 Pounds. Aruna de Silva, Administrative Chief, Sri Lanka Cricket, proclaimed that the English media had evaluated the ticket prices in the most costly area to those in inexpensive open stands.
de Silva proclaimed that whether it is an English supporter or a local one, they will have to pay the similar charge. Additionally, he proclaimed that there is no bias at all and England supporters are welcome to purchase from the range of economical tickets as per their wish.
On a similar note, on Thursday, the Controlling Clubs led by the SSC had organized a meeting at their Club Premises. They demanded to Sri Lanka Cricket to organize “under 23” matches, saying that the current T-20 tournament is of no use.
Michael de Zoysa, SSC stalwart, proclaimed insisting his point that all the invited Controlling Clubs—besides Galle CC—attended the meeting and they discussed the latest game structure. de Zoysa added that all the participants concluded that they should push for an under-23 contest immediately as Sri Lanka Cricket does not controls any cricket for any considerable span of time.