Sports Minister orders probe into assault on cricket fans at Sooriyawewa stadium

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Sports Minister Dullas Alahapperuma has instructed Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to investigate the assault on spectators near the entrance to the Sooriyawewa Stadium during the second ODI between Sri Lanka and West Indies yesterday (27).

A large crowd of cricket fans had reportedly been assaulted near the ticket counters located at the entrance to the international cricket stadium in Sooriyawewa.

The minister has ordered the Secretary to the Ministry of Sports and the SLC administration to carry out an immediate inquiry on the incident and submit a report to him.

The minister has also apologized to all cricket fans with regard to this regrettable situation.