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Monday, 26 March 2012 - 8:00
English supporters "mad" at ticket prices.
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England supporters are being forced to buy tickets for the opening Test against Sri Lanka which cost 10 times more than the recent Australia series.

The tour organising committee chair Asanga Seneviratne has said that the majority of tickets will cost 5,000 rupees per day, with some at 1,000 rupees.

Approximately 5,000 English supporters have travelled to Sri Lanka for the two-game Test series.

Complaints have appeared about a lack of information about where tickets can be purchased and at what cost.

Seneviratne said the new pricing structure had been introduced since he took office in January as a means to make Sri Lankan Test cricket more profitable.

He also refuted claims that the cheaper 1,000 rupee sections on the grass banks in the stadium would be opened exclusively to locals.

Sri Lanka Cricket Board secretary Nishantha Ranatunga spoke to us regarding this situation.

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