Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sri Lanka lose $125,000 on Windies series

Sri Lanka Cricket on Saturday said it had lost $125,000 after bad weather forced a one-day series against the visiting West Indies to be rescheduled.
The series was due to be played in December but has been postponed to this month and early February, and reduced from five matches to three.
Sri Lanka Cricket Chief Executive Ajith Jayasekera said the board lost television fees of $25,000 for each of the matches to be played.
He also clarified that the series would not be telecast by Broadcast Partners Ten Sports as it was considered a separate tour in another month and not considered as a part of the previous. These matches will however be broadcast by the Sri Lankan National channel Rupavahini. It will not be telecast to international audience.
The series consisted of matches that were to be played at two of the venues for the World Cup. However, now the venue has been shifted.
However, Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara played down any significance to the switch ahead of the World Cup.
“Our mental approach has to be regardless of getting experience on the wickets. There is a World Cup to be played, and played well. So our preparation is going to be the same,” he said.
“We are strong enough and we have the character to deal with whatever comes our way.

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