Sri Lanka Cricket apologizes to workers in uniform fiasco

Sri Lanka Cricket apologizes to workers in uniform fiasco
Dark clouds surround the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium.

Colombo - The workers were forced to walk away in their underwear at the completion of a game against Zimbabwe



By AP

Published: Wed 12 Jul 2017, 9:58 AM

Last updated: Wed 12 Jul 2017, 12:38 PM

Cricket authorities in Sri Lanka have apologised to stadium workers who were forced to walk away in their underwear at the completion of a game against Zimbabwe when local organizers refused to pay them unless uniforms were returned.
Image: Sunday Times website
Dozens of villagers recruited on a temporary basis to work at Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium in Hambantota for Monday's limited-overs international between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe were seen walking away in their underclothes.
"It is unbelievable that officials in certain levels could even think in this manner," Sri Lanka Cricket President Thilanga Sumathipala said. "I apologize to" the workers.
Images on social media showed some of the temporary staff walking off in their underpants.


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