England’s second Test against Sri Lanka could be moved from Pallekele to Colombo after hotel mix-up
- Neither England or Sri Lanka can stay in a hotel near the venue in Pallekele
- The Sri Lankan Cricket Board booked 80 of the 104 rooms at a nearby hotel
- Hotel has since taken bookings and is now unable to honour the original booking
England’s Second Test against Sri Lanka in Pallekele in two weeks could be moved to Colombo because neither team can stay in a hotel near the venue.
The Sri Lankan Cricket Board are understood to have booked 80 of the 104 rooms available at the Earl’s Regency hotel, a short trip from the stadium, for both teams and support staff for the match that starts on November 14.
But the hotel has since taken bookings from a sizeable number of UK-based tour groups and are now unable to honour the original booking.
England’s second Test against Sri Lanka in Pallekele in two weeks could be moved to Colombo
The Sri Lankan board met on with representatives of the tour groups and offered them benefits, such as free hospitality for the Test, to persuade them to move fans to different hotels.
One tour manager said the Test will be moved to Colombo if the Earl’s Regency is too full.
England and Sri Lanka were supposed to be staying at Earl’s Regency hotel but it’s overbooked
The 2020 County Championship structure will change to include 10 teams in Division One.
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