SLC did not find time to sell ticket for 2nd ODI against Pakistan © AFP
SLC did not find time to sell ticket for 2nd ODI against Pakistan © AFP

Aug 26, 2014

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has allowed free entry for the spectators in the second One-Day International (ODI) against Pakistan at Hambantota. The match was originally scheduled to be played at R Premadassa stadium at Colombo on 27th August. But due to bad weather conditions in the capital city of Sri Lanka the match was advanced by one day and shifted to Mahinda Rajapaksa International cricket stadium, Hambantota. Now the second ODI will be played on Tuesday.

Hirantha Perara, the assistant secretary of SLC confirmed this news and said over telephone from Colombo to DailyPost, “We have no time to sell tickets, and therefore it has been decided to give free entry to the spectators.”  SLC is expecting around 25,000 people will come to watch the match, but the ground won’t be ‘over crowed’.

Last time SLC allowed free entry for spectators was in their last series against South Africa. The board decided to allow free entry for spectators in the first test between Sri Lanka and South Africa at the Galle International Stadium.