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Elephant menace ahead of SL-Zim clash!

Elephant menace ahead of SL-Zim clash!

The Mahinda Rajapakse Stadium in Hambantota, which will host the last three ODI between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe, is threatened by wild elephants ahead of the third ODI on July 6. [বাংলায় পড়ুন: হাতি-আতঙ্কে মাসাকাদজা-মালিঙ্গারা]

To prevent any type of unwanted situations, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has taken a step.

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“There had been a few instances when elephants broke through the fence and invaded the pitch at night,” an official said.

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“A jungle patch starts about 100 metres from the stadium and we are deploying 10 wardens to make sure that fans don’t stray into that area and provoke the elephants,” he told AFP by telephone from Hambantota

There are 25 elephants which are just 240 kilometres (150 miles) south of Colombo. This a big threat for the fans.

This venue is of 35,000 capacity. It was built in 2009 under former president Mahinda Rajapakse. Hambantota last hosted an international match in 2015.

-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com

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