Second ODI moved to Hambantota
The second One Day International between Sri Lanka and Pakistan,
which was scheduled to be played at the R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on
August 27 (Wednesday), has been shifted to the Mahinda Rajapaksa
Stadium, Hambantota, Sri Lanka Cricket announced yesterday.
Due to the prevailing bad weather condition in Colombo, SLC took this
decision following on a request by the National Curator . “This decision
was taken on a request from the National Curator where he had confirmed
that the ground will not be fit to play the 2nd ODI in Colombo on August
27, 2014. Due to the continuous bad weather condition the ground is
soggy and the pitch is not in good playing condition since it has been
covered for the last few days. 3 days of sunshine will be needed to
bring back the ground to a normal condition,” according to SLC media
This decision has been consented by the two teams and the host
broadcaster Ten Sports as well.
The tickets purchased for the Colombo game will be valid for the
Hambantota game, all unutilized tickets will be refunded by Sri Lanka
Cricket from September 2 to September 10, 2014 between 9 am and 4 pm,
SLC further stated.