Sri Lanka Cricket releases statement denying drinking party at team hotel during T20 World Cup 2024

Sri Lanka Cricket released an assertive statement replying to the rumours about their men’s team being involved in a ‘drinks party inside team hotel’  during the T20 World Cup 2024 as per a newspaper report on July 7. The Lankans had a disappointing World Cup as they failed to get out of the group stage and registered only one win.

A few days back, a newspaper released a story with the title ‘Drinking party inside team hotel before South Africa match?’ The article alleged a drinks party involving its players at the team hotel before their T20 World Cup opener against South Africa which the Island Nation lost.

SLC denies reports of drinking party at team hotel during T20 World Cup

Responding to these claims, the Sri Lankan board stated, “SLC categorically and strongly refutes the contents of the article and confirms that no such incidents, as described, have occurred. Therefore, SLC states unequivocally that the news report is entirely false, fabricated, and baseless.  We vehemently believe that such false reporting unfairly damages the reputation of Sri Lanka Cricket, its officials, and the players.”

Further in their statement, SLC demanded the newspaper to publish a  ‘Right of Reply’ and clarify their incorrect claims.  “In light of the said false allegations, Sri Lanka Cricket has requested that the respective newspaper publish a ‘Right of Reply’ to address and rectify the damage caused to Sri Lanka Cricket,” added the statement.

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