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No tests for Parliament media, tests for cricket media

25 April, 2021

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has gone back to its game of playing hide and seek with the media this time making it mandatory for media personnel to be subjected to PCR tests to cover the Bangladesh Test series.

It is in contrast to media personnel covering Parliament who do not have to subject themselves to PCR tests.

Media personnel have been told that they should subject themselves to four PCR tests during the two-Test series at a cost of Rs.35,000.

Media manager of SLC Prasanna Rodrigo said that they were only following Health Ministry regulations.

But the ruling by SLC is also appallingly hypocritical as no PCR tests were conducted on media personnel that recently covered four of their media launches and press conferences.

SLC is currently under a sports ministry appointed interim administration after the most controversial set of office bearers in the history of the sport was replaced two weeks ago.