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Sri Lanka Cricket today expressed its dismay over the playing of a Hindi song instead of a song which reflects the Sri Lankan identity when the Lankan team was introduced during the opening ceremony of the ICC Champions Trophy in London yesterday.

Speaking to Daily Mirror Online Secretary of the SLC Nishantha Ranathunga confirmed that he had sent a letter to the ICC demanding an explanation from the ICC regarding the mix up.

“The song that was played was not keeping in line with the identity of Sri Lanka. The entire Lankan cricketing fraternity and the public was dismayed as a result of this and we demand an explanation from the ICC as to how this happened?” Media Manager of the SLC Rajitha Fernando said.

The letter addressed to the Chief Executive Officer was sent today.

During the opening ceremony yesterday a Hindi song was played when Sri Lankan Cricket Captain Angelo Mathews introduced the team at the ceremony, whereas when songs from respective countries were played when captains of other nations introduced themselves.

The Lankan team is introduced at 5.25 which lasts till 5.54 (Hafeel Farisz)

  Comments - 30

  • Vertex Friday, 07 June 2013 10:22 AM

    Sure, the organizers could not find a Chinese song to play. Next option was taken. It was an Indian. We got all messed up locally. It has become contagious internationally too. Miracles taking place day in and day out.

    Minister Friday, 07 June 2013 10:25 AM

    No. Protesting over stupidity

    seeni bola Friday, 07 June 2013 10:26 AM

    maybe because BCCI pretty much rules SLC!

    Jim kuru Friday, 07 June 2013 10:35 AM

    Nishantha , there are so many other issues to be taken up. Not a Hindi song issue.high time you stay away from SLC.

    sandeepa Friday, 07 June 2013 10:37 AM

    They have made a should have been a chinese song...

    roy Saturday, 08 June 2013 08:02 AM

    Soon we will play under chinees flag

    Nash Friday, 07 June 2013 12:00 AM

    If that's an issue, then we should also stop sending our cricketers to IPL too. via DM Android App

    sobers Friday, 07 June 2013 10:38 AM

    Ignore these small issues, after all sportsman never take such things seriously. better concentrate on the game and prove the ability. In recent times, srilankans re becoming very stupid and wastes time on minor matters.

    polharaa Friday, 07 June 2013 10:50 AM

    its played in england...

    Kiwi Friday, 07 June 2013 11:03 AM

    There are people in the world think Sri Lanka is part of South India.

    patriot Friday, 07 June 2013 03:49 PM

    Shows how much bollywood has influenced us!!

    KaluSudha Saturday, 08 June 2013 09:12 AM

    Cantonese would have been more apt. We are soon a chinese colony!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    sss Friday, 07 June 2013 11:10 AM

    We should play the American anthem, Britain's big brother, when Britain is introduced

    ANTON Friday, 07 June 2013 11:27 AM


    Suq Madique Friday, 07 June 2013 11:34 AM

    Typical of our small minded clowns in charge. They react so strongly for minor issues but are silent on the major issues.

    Stanley Mayadunne Saturday, 08 June 2013 06:30 AM

    This happens when Sri Lankan Cricket Board has become a puppet of BCCI.

    David a Smith Saturday, 08 June 2013 06:36 AM

    Very appropriate. After all the ICC own SLCricket,you vote as they tell you to and you do as they say.

    Merv Saturday, 08 June 2013 06:32 AM

    Give ma a rope, I will teach them all a lesson.

    Pali Saturday, 08 June 2013 06:37 AM

    Here we are the minority we need our rights

    weha Friday, 07 June 2013 09:52 AM

    There are bigger issues right now that dismay the entire Lankan cricketing fraternity and the public. A stupid song is the least of their concerns

    Miracle Child Friday, 07 June 2013 09:54 AM


    Inium Friday, 07 June 2013 10:03 AM

    we SLCL is already under BCCI. Have we forget that. Or may be SLC worried that they should have played some Chinese songs instead of Hindi.

    Jayasingha Friday, 07 June 2013 06:02 PM

    How if a Sri Lankan song was played accidently or by design at the introduction of the Indian team? What will be India,s reaction?

    Manoharan-Chennai Friday, 07 June 2013 10:08 AM

    Mind you people. The match is played in India not in SriLanka.
    Narrow-mindedness should have a limit.

    muhammad Friday, 07 June 2013 12:00 AM

    not a big issue as most of things here are from India. via DM Android App

    Porky Pig Friday, 07 June 2013 10:05 AM

    Protesting over a song?

    Porky Pig Friday, 07 June 2013 10:06 AM

    If some Sri Lankans are so patriot, why play cricket at all. Play Elle or Gudu.

    pradeep Friday, 07 June 2013 06:48 PM

    Typical intentional & conspiracy mistakes against srilankan nation.

    Asoka Saturday, 08 June 2013 07:10 AM

    Even ICC knows they can make money selling shits to India.

    Asoka Saturday, 08 June 2013 07:12 AM

    Different between India and Sri Lanka. India introduced world's first URINE drinking Prime Minister (Moraj Desai) and Sri Lanka introduced world's first woman Prime Minister ( Sirimavo Bandaranayake)

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