Citing the reason that the health authorities has not given the permission, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has not allowed media personnel for the second Galle test as well.
The second Sri Lanka – England test commenced today.
The SLC had steadfastly denied permission for the media to cover the series in Galle citing Health Ministry regulations. However, after facing the criticism and intervention from the Sports minister Namal Rajapaksa, the SLC hierarchy had hinted to allow a limited number of media people in the ground for the second test. However, now, SLC has again passed the bucket towards health authorities.
“The health ministry did not give the permission” an insider at SLC explained the reason.
After the second Galle test, England will depart for India, to play four-match series against Virat Kohli led side.