2019 World Cup | Sri Lanka cries foul

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Complaining of a step-motherly remedy meted out to it within the ongoing World Cup, an exasperated Sri Lanka has expressed dissatisfaction on the forms of pitches offered, insufficient coaching and transport services aside from below-par lodging.

Sri Lanka staff supervisor Ashantha de Mel has written to the ICC, stating that Sri Lanka was made to play on two inexperienced decks in Cardiff, the place it misplaced to New Zealand earlier than defeating Afghanistan, whereas different groups which performed on the similar venue have been offered high-scoring pitches.

“It is a World Cup the place the highest 10 international locations are collaborating and I really feel that every one the contributors needs to be handled equally.

“What we now have came upon is that for the 4 matches we now have performed up to now at Cardiff and Bristol, the ICC has ready a inexperienced pitch, and on the similar venues the place the opposite international locations have performed the pitches are brown and beneficial for prime scoring,” De Mel advised Sri Lankan newspaper Day by day Information.

He additionally complained that the staff bus was small with less-seating capability and the follow services offered at Cardiff have been unsatisfactory, with solely two nets as an alternative of three, and there was no swimming pool at its Bristol lodge.

The ICC has given an official response saying that the pitches have been overseen by an impartial advisor.