Sri Lanka team refuse to attend post match presentation
Sri Lankan cricket team refused to attend the post match presentation after the game against Australia on Saturday in Oval where Sri Lanka lost the game by 87 runs.
Sri Lanka cricket team have some conflicts with International Cricket Council regarding the facilities provided them in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and as well as the pitches made for them so far in the tournament.
Sri Lanka team manager Ashantha de Mel recently made a complaint on International Cricket Council that all the teams participating in the tournament are not treated equally.
“This is a World Cup where the top ten countries are taking part and I feel that all the participants should be treated equally,” De Mel was quoted as saying by Sri Lankan newspaper Daily News.
“The pitch being prepared for our match against Australia on Saturday here at the Oval is green. It is not sour grapes that we are complaining but it is very unfair on the part of the ICC that they prepare one type of wicket for certain teams and another type for others,” Del Mel added.
In reply, ICC issued a statement that all the teams and matches are taken with equal consideration and the pitches are prepared according to the regular procedures for an ICC event.
But the island nation was un happy with that and as a consequence, they boycotted the post match presentation in Oval after losing to Australia by 87 runs. There are chances that ICC might take this matter strictly and take sanctions against the island nation.