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* Sri Lanka Cricket rubbishes allegations of allocating 800 seats for Sports Minister as baseless
Sat, Aug 18, 2018, 09:54 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka cricket governing body, Sri Lanka Cricket dismissed allegations that it had allocated 800 tickets for the Minister of Faizer Mustapha to watch the Sri Lanka and South Africa Series.

Certain parties have claimed that Sri Lanka Cricket has made an allocation of 800 tickets to Minister of Sports Faiszer Mustapha, to be allocated to his supporters to witness the just concluded Sri Lanka and South Africa Series.

Sri Lanka Cricket said such allegations are baseless.

Reports on social media networks alleged that Sri Lanka Cricket has incurred a loss of around Rs. 4 million for the 800 'Grand Stand' seats at the R. Premadasa Stadium reserved by the Minister to watch the T20 match between Sri Lanka and South Africa on August 14.

Meanwhile, Joint Opposition parliamentarian Shehan Semasinghe at a media briefing on Thursday (16) said the Sports Minister has given the tickets to his supporters free of charge with "the hope of obtaining votes".

Sri Lanka Cricket however, clarifying that it only allocated tickets to the Minister of Sports to accommodate people at the 'Minister's Box,' which is reserved for the Minister of Sports, during International Matches, said such allegations are baseless.


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