The Shillong Times – COLOMBO: Sri Lanka cricket authorities rejected claims of discrimination against England fans in the pricing of tickets for an upcoming tour, saying both foreign and local supporters would be charged the same.

Summary

  • COLOMBO: Sri Lanka cricket authorities rejected claims of discrimination against England fans in the pricing of tickets for an upcoming tour, saying both foreign and local supporters would be charged the same.
  • British media reports have alleged a “rip off”, with England fans charged 50 pounds (10,250 rupees) while locals paid only 1.50 pounds (307 rupees).
  • Sri Lanka Cricket administrative chief Aruna de Silva said the English media had compared the price of tickets in the most expensive enclosure to those in the cheapest open stands.
  • “Whether it is an English fan or a local they pay the same rate.
  • If England fans want to, they are welcome to buy the cheapest tickets,” de Silva told AFP.


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