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Feb 18, 2011

No ‘band-choon’ at WC grounds...

The Sri Lanka Police today announced that banners, placards, musical instruments, glass bottles, fire crackers, laser lights, sharp instruments, knives, professional cameras and alcohol are prohibited in World Cup venues.

Police Chief Mahinda Balasuriya announced this at a press conference held in Colombo today. He also said that a special traffic plan will be implemented during the tournament, but said that the police will close roads leading to the World Cup playing venues from time to time.

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  1. Anonymous6:20:00 PM

    aww cme on now... it definitely won't feel like proper cricket if there weren't bands playin all around grounds... dat's one of da hallmarks of cricket matches in SL :/

  2. Anonymous8:22:00 PM

    Then what the hell people going to ground to watch cricket match.

  3. Following several appeals by the public the Inspector General of Police has decided to allow spectators to take cricket related posters and banners into World Cup match venues, the Police stated.


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