Tensed situation in Sooriyawewa due to ticket issue

Wednesday, 26 February 2020 - 21:57

A tense situation was reported in the Sooriyawewa International Cricket Stadium due to a delay in issuing tickets for the second One Day International (ODI) between Sri Lanka-West Indies being played today

Only two counters were open for issuing of tickets today.

As a result, spectators have tried to enter the stadium without submitting tickets and there has been a clash when police intervened to stop the entry without a proper check.

However, when inquired by the Sooriyawewa police, a senior official of the police said that there was a delay in issuing the tickets but there were no clashes reported.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka batted first and piled up 345 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in their allotted 50 overs.

West Indies won the toss and invited Sri Lanka to bat first. Avishka Fernando scored 127 runs and Kusal Mendis scored a brilliant 119 for the home team with a record breaking partnership.