VIDEO: ICC express regret to SLC over opening ceremony mishap
June 10, 2013 11:21 am
The International Cricket Council has written to Sri Lanka Cricket expressing their regret for the mishap concerning the opening ceremony of the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy when the Sri Lankan national flag was paraded onto the field.
The controversy sprung when a Hindi song was played while the Lankan national flag was paraded onto the field during the tournament’s opening ceremony.
The SLC stated that the Tournament Director of the ICC, Chris Tetley wrote to the SLC regretting the incident and stating that the ICC will take the matter up with the Event Management Company who handled the opening ceremony.
Full SLC statement:
This is with reference to the Hindi song which was played while the Sri Lankan National Flag was paraded onto the field, at the opening ceremony of the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy in England. As concerns raised by the Secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket, Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga to the ICC regarding the above matter, The International Cricket Council Tournament Director Chris Tetley has written to SLC regretting the incident. He further stated that the ICC will take this matter for discussion with the Event Management Company who were entrusted to handle the opening ceremony.