Colombo – Sri Lanka cricket government Sunday rejected claims of discrimination in opposition to England lovers within the pricing of tickets for an upcoming excursion, pronouncing each international and native supporters can be charged the similar.
England will play 5 one-day internationals, a one-off Twenty20 fit and 3 Assessments between October 10 and November 27 at 4 venues – Colombo, Dambulla, Galle and Pallekele.
British media studies have alleged a “rip off”, with England lovers charged £50 whilst locals paid simplest £1.50 (307 rupees).
Sri Lanka Cricket administrative leader Aruna de Silva stated the English media had in comparison the cost of tickets in the most costly enclosure to these within the least expensive open stands.
“If it is an English fan or a neighborhood they pay the similar charge. There is not any discrimination in any way. If England lovers wish to, they’re welcome to shop for the most affordable tickets,” de Silva informed AFP.
He stated grandstand tickets had been to be had via a hospitality corporate which had purchased the rights for Take a look at suits.
The corporate was once bundling foods and drinks with tickets to the air-conditioned enclosure and charging a top class on the usual charges, however that carried out similarly to each foreigners and locals, de Silva stated.
In Colombo, the grandstand is priced at 5,000 rupees ($31 or £24) whilst the most affordable price ticket would value 300 rupees ($1.87, £1.47), de Silva stated. For Take a look at suits, the 5th day’s play is loose.
England lovers referred to as the Barmy Military have requested Sri Lankan cricket government to scale back costs for them. However de Silva stated they might no longer reduce costs for foreigners when locals had been being charged the entire price ticket worth.