Sri Lanka snub media duties after World Cup defeat

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Sri Lanka are likely to be hit with an International Cricket Council sanction after failing to fulfil their media duties following Saturday's damaging World Cup defeat against Australia.

Dimuth Karunaratne's side were beaten by 87 runs at the Oval, leaving their hopes of progressing to the semi-finals hanging by a slender thread.

Sri Lanka skipper Karunaratne and other players from his team were due to face the press after the match in a media conference and 'mixed zone'.

But they refused to attend the press briefings and are liable to face action from tournament organisers the ICC.

Asked if Sri Lanka would face any sanction, an ICC spokesman told reporters: "Yes. Sri Lanka have told us they don't want to do it. The ICC will be speaking to them."

Sri Lanka's refusal to meet the media comes just days after their team manager Ashantha de Mel slammed the ICC's treatment of the squad.

De Mel blasted the quality of pitches, practice facilities, transport and accommodation at the World Cup.(AFP)

  Comments - 7

  • Kumara Dharmarathne Sunday, 16 June 2019 09:16 AM

    We could not dance well because floor was not good. " Natanna beriune Polowa ade hinda." Nonsense, admit the inability.

    ANTON Sunday, 16 June 2019 09:21 AM

    Sri Lankan come back and play volley Ball

    Anmanpan Sunday, 16 June 2019 10:18 AM

    Opps! That is a language. I can remember ny freshman at Moratuwa after studying in the Sinhala and then switching to English.

    Eugene LaBrooy Sunday, 16 June 2019 10:19 AM

    We are making absolute fools of ourselves there.

    DrW.Katugampola Monday, 17 June 2019 01:52 PM

    I agree. Remember Carebean saga. History repeat itself. Very sad . Sac the manager He thinks MR is the president of ICC. First grade idiot.Find a job for him in hedging. Wasantha

    V.Sathasivam Monday, 17 June 2019 02:33 PM

    ignore the lack of facilities or poor treatment there, as at home we had the best time to prepare for the World cup and prove our selves play the games with good spirit and win the games.This in the answer of Sports loving nation.

    leo Monday, 17 June 2019 04:23 PM

    Failures on the pitch failures off the pitch. Send the whole lot for English tuition. Representing the country on a global stage cannot speak the global language, so hide from media briefings.

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