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T20: Bottled water suspected in illness outbreak

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The World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka has been hit by suspicions that bottled water supplied to players by the International Cricket Council is behind a gastro illness that affected at least three teams at the event.

The ICC declined to comment last night but it's believed the brand of bottled water provided to the teams has been changed in recent days and that an investigation was underway on Monday night.

Australian bowlers Mitchell Starc and Brad Hogg were struck down with flu-like symptoms, gastro and headaches but recovered in time to play the West Indies at Premadasa Stadium on Saturday.

A virus also swept through the New Zealand and South Africa camps. Black Caps paceman Tim Southee was hospitalised and treated for dehydration.

The ICC's official supplier is Pepsi but its brand of water is not sold in Sri Lanka so it is understood an alternative brand was provided for the tournament.  

The ICC has also been confronted with questions about the timing of the tournament, which coincides with the monsoon season in Sri Lanka. One game, between the host nation and South Africa on Saturday, was reduced to seven overs a side while the Duckworth-Lewis method decided Australia's group match against the West Indies. (Source: The Age)

 
 

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-22+34 # Medusa 2012-09-25 07:05
Match fixing by SLC?
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-9+27 # Wara 2012-09-25 09:20
Bottled water is provided by ICC.
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# Smile 2012-09-25 15:52
Not for this tournament.......read the article again!
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-1+1 # Wara 2012-09-26 10:08
You read it again !
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-3+61 # nawa 2012-09-25 07:20
corruption is everywhere.......even in drinking water
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-5+37 # Nodrog 2012-09-25 09:59
Water from the springs in Nawalapitiya?
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-3+16 # Brainy 2012-09-25 10:40
Nodrog good one, unfortunately only the smart will catch it,
might be wasted on half our population though.
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-2+13 # Sorry 2012-09-25 11:35
Even our Chief Selector will not catch this one........
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-4+40 # Shaminda 2012-09-25 07:23
Cant we EVER do ANYTHING right? These are the sort of events which can help our Country to rebuild our lost image with the International Community. No doubt there must be some jugglery behind the water supply deal. Shame if we can't even do something so simple right. Corruption everywhere. God save mother Lanka!
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-3+2 # sach 2012-09-25 08:34
it says water was provided by ICC.
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-7+2 # unl 2012-09-25 08:41
This event was organized by ICC NOT by SLC. So blame the ICC.
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-1+2 # Ane Kale 2012-09-25 15:18
Exactly... Even the ads by Ministry of tourism in between are rubbish and we had so much of time to prepare. Really bad administration in all sectors. The government is holding only because of the president and because RW is also with the president.
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-2+45 # Public Abilik 2012-09-25 07:29
Is there no Consumer Protection act In Sri Lanka? How come these 'Brands' are never identified. As in the case of the 'Blade in the Chocolate', shouldn't we, the consumers have a right to know which brand of Chocolates, and Which brand of water is in question? Why keep us in the Dark?
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-2+42 # Danushka 2012-09-25 07:35
Everything is a mess! Every Sri Lankan knows Sep-Oct-Nov is Monsoon season. 2011 WC Ticket Fiasco and now World T20 Rain Fiasco.
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-4+31 # Hal 2012-09-25 07:43
What a shame. We can not even bottle a clean water from a spring. What is miracle talk.
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-3+18 # D.P.Liyanage 2012-09-25 08:07
This is the work of sri Lanka Cricket. Even a small schooling child knows this is rainy season. Take past statistic and analyse. Cricket matches played in this season (Sept-Nov) got washed more than 60%. These were the decissions of so called better management of SL cricket.
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-2+0 # Rosh 2012-09-25 08:56
Thats why Thilanga build the Dambulla Stadium, and even these days, still its playable there...
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-0+2 # DMirror Fan 2012-09-25 08:26
Because ICC calendar is filled by 2 months IPL and other leagues. All money!!
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-0+2 # sach 2012-09-25 08:41
Don’t panic guys; it says the water is provided by ICC. There had been many matches played in SL before but nothing of this sort happened.
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-0+3 # Ahmad 2012-09-25 08:44
Our environment is not clean and full of parasites. Look at our children, keeping them without fever or flu for more than two weeks have become a challenge.
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-2+9 # True Sri Lankan 2012-09-25 08:46
what a mess....
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-0+2 # Sapumal Bandara 2012-09-25 08:58
The Sri Lanka Cricket Motto should be changed to "Make hay while sun shines".
Disgustingly disgraceful.
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-0+1 # kaduru 2012-09-25 09:01
Why My motherland is so reckless. In Sri-Lanka unfortunately to say a lot of inferior quality products are sold. Specially, Water, Chocolate, Cosmetics,chemi cals,fertilizer Etc. Please don't think of the price give us good quality products to consume. It's very bad impression for out side world if we give contaminated water for In international teams. it can happen same thing to the Tourists. So make immediate action against these low Quality products to remove from market.
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-1+17 # Fazli 2012-09-25 09:24
I thought bottled water is the most safest to drink, and I am proved wrong. Its hightime we knew the brand name so that we too can keep away ! We dont even know the brand of chocolate in the blade case. So silly is it not !
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-4+11 # Calistus Jayatilleke 2012-09-25 09:55
Why bottled water when there is plenty of rain - and perhaps, it would have been safer to drink rain water!
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-5+8 # Bushel 2012-09-25 09:56
Please read the above news carefully. It is ICC that has provided the water and the match fixture.
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-11+3 # Wara 2012-09-25 10:14
Exactly. Most people haven't read the article properly and as usual put the blame on the government.
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-2+15 # Public Abilik 2012-09-25 10:58
Yes we did read (and comprehend). it only says, and I quote "The ICC's official supplier is Pepsi but its brand of water is not sold in Sri Lanka so it is understood an alternative brand was provided for the tournament." So what brand was substituted? Obviously consumables are sourced at a hosting country, and not 'imported' from England or Australia.
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-1+8 # Lal 2012-09-25 11:06
Before we come to any conclusions, what we need is an official statement from ICC clearly indicating the brand of bottled water provided to players and the name of the local supplier who is contracted to supply this brand of bottled water to ICC.
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-3+3 # Guna ruwan 2012-09-25 11:11
Do you think that the Monsoon rain is a coup by western countries or ICC
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-20+3 # nicky karunarathna 2012-09-25 10:45
These guys cannot even able to read and comprehend and aslo digest simple Eghlish news item such as this. They are waiting to put the blame on govt and SLC. Then, they come with their usual accusation the word regularly used "corruption"! This of course shows their mind-set of jealousy, hatred, animosity, ill will and anger without reasons. And the reasons only known to them. This is the typical Sri Lankan society, which want to put down the man who is going in front of them attitude.
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-4+11 # Lobo 2012-09-25 11:37
nicky, you seem to have lost the plot here. Like you, others too are entitled to their opinion even if they differ from your own. Anyway judging by the reputation of our officials its not unfair to suspect involvement by some influential person issuing sub-standard water for a commission etc.
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-2+4 # Pondering 2012-09-25 14:26
Substandard Water, Substandard Crude Oil, Substandard Ethics... One can go on and on.. As for blaming the govt. (without Reasons?? LMAO!!) Do you live in Sri Lanka or on another planet?
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-1+0 # sam 2012-09-25 15:30
This article clearly saying that the water is provided by ICC. So what the issue with the government or SLC ?
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-3+5 # Vicks 2012-09-25 10:57
Miracle of Asia....
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-8+3 # ramkuumar 2012-09-25 10:59
Calistus Jayatilleke, have you returned from Saturn to earth. Please take at least 3 months time to become normal in earth specially in sl. Understand the ground situation,, if you don't have knowledge in common.
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-2+7 # Sanjeeva 2012-09-25 11:18
"...The ICC's official supplier is Pepsi but its brand of water is not sold in Sri Lanka so it is understood an alternative brand was provided for the tournament.... "

Pepsi water in India is called "AQUAFINA".
Not sure which brand or supplier ICC chose for the T20 WC in Sri Lanka.
Still most in Sri Lanka think any publicity is good publicity so ...
That is the way in THE MIRACKLE OF ASIA :)
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-2+3 # Trehan Munasinghe 2012-09-25 11:26
Terrible news indeed... But we can't blame SLC for the water problem because ICC only determines that, BUT the timing of the tournament is ridiculous SEP OCT NOV .... We have had so many days of good weather but the teams were not available... they should have given the tournament a better window, maybe early Jan2013
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-1+8 # Calistus Jayatilleke 2012-09-25 14:03
I cannot comprehend what Nicky Karunaratne means by the words : " cannot even able to read..." and "aslo Eghlish"
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-1+4 # SudhuPancha 2012-09-25 14:42
surely contract would have been given to a henchayya who supplied dirty water!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!
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-1+1 # Fusion 2012-09-25 15:05
SLC cannot overrule the ICC. Whatever brand selected had to be approved by the ICC. "Aquafina" is PepsiCo, Inc branded bottled water. If this is not sold here which brand was used? Was it a local or foreign brand?
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-1+4 # DieIndians 2012-09-25 15:18
Indian media lie...
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-0+2 # pandu 2012-09-25 16:04
Even the water here has gone to the dogs.
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-0+4 # Siva 2012-09-25 16:48
Just to mention two points.
Any bottled water can be contaminated by unscrupulous persons.
As far as the T20 dates are concerned the ICC takes advice from local cricket boards.
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-1+3 # Dexter 2012-09-25 17:52
Trust Indian's to screw us yet again with water... and then blame SLC
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-1+0 # Don Pere 2012-09-26 06:01
It has been a another sixer hit by corrupt politicos who don't care about the country.
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-1+0 # Palitha Ranatunge 2012-09-26 09:48
Was this bottled water dirctly i8mported from Madras or Mumbai? Everything from India is the order of the day for Indian dominated I.C.C.
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