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Sri Lankan cricket team outburst footage leaked

British Asia News Network

Colombo: Footage of an outburst that took place between the Sri Lankan cricketers inside the dressing room after the first test between South Africa has been circulated on social media.

Harin Fernando Minister of Sports spoke about this event at a press conference today (February 18).

Following any victory, it is customary to celebrate and express your emotions he reported and Sri Lankan cricket team underwent many hardships constantly in the recent past and they finally managed to score a tremendous win. 

Harin Fernando states that during this celebration some team members had expressed their emotions aggressively which were offensive to an extent. However, this was not for media to publish or people to see it was a teammate personal talk.  He requested everyone, particularly the media not to make a big deal out of this trivial matter as it would discourage the team even more. He also stated that they have knowledge of how the video was leaked.

In concluding his statement he said “I repeat that I am not the Minister of Cricket. I am the Minister of Sports. However, I decided to express my views regarding cricket as this matter is being discussed across the island.” 

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