Colombo – Sri Lanka Cricket on Thursday fired its food and beverage supplier for selling unlicensed alcohol during England's tour of the island, prompting a mid-party raid by prosecutors.
The decision followed the revelations that the fiscal officials seized
The cricket board on the island said that its entertainment partner, Classic Destination, did not obtain the necessary licenses to serve strong liquor on the ground.
"Because the firm has not acted in accordance with the law … and discredited Sri Lanka Cricket, SLC immediately decided to terminate Classic Destination to provide more hospitality services during the tour of England," the board said. it's a statement. Thursday.
There were no immediate comments from the company.
It was not the first controversy in the series, as fans in England complained that they were charged more than local fans for the same tickets.
Sri Lanka Cricket said the entrance fees were the same for foreign and local supporters.
But his hospitality partner, Classic Destination, included food and drinks along with grandstand seats in packages that sold for Rs 20,500 ($ 120).
British media described the agreement as "
England fans, known as the Barmy Army, asked the Sri Lankan cricket authorities to reduce the charges, but officials said the ticket prices were the same for all, for which they could not be lowered.
England won the ODI series 3-1.
A unique T20 will be delivered on Saturday.
Three Test matches will start on November 6 and the final match will end on November 27.