International Business Times – UK – Around 50 fans of the Sri Lankan cricket team gathered near the team bus to protest against their team’s lack of fight during their crushing loss to India.

Summary

  • Around 50 fans of the Sri Lankan cricket team gathered near the team bus to protest against their team’s lack of fight during their crushing loss to India.
  • India won the first of a five-match One Day International series against Sri Lanka by nine wickets on Sunday (20 August) at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium in Dambulla.
  • Following the dismal performance, a section of Sri Lankan fans started chanting “We want our cricket back” near the team bus as the players were about to board it.
  • With the protesting fans not leaving, the Sri Lankan Special Task Force (STF) were called in to clear the crowd so that the players could leave for the team hotel.
  • Sri Lanka will be hoping for a better performance as they face India on Thursday (24 August) at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Balagolla for the second match of the series.


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