Did Team India breach protocol in Sri Lanka?

Did Team India breach the protocol by dressing up in casual team jerseys and jeans to meet the Sri Lankan President Rajapakse, which was a complete contrast to Lankan cricketers who were in their team formals.

cricket Updated: Feb 05, 2009 12:11 IST

Indian cricketers at the team hotel in Colombo, a day after a thumping series win against Sri Lanka, were seen in a casual and relaxed mood. However, shockingly it is far from the truth.

On February 4, both the teams were invited to meet the Sri Lankan President Rajapakse and the Indian team turned up dressed in a casual team jersey and a pair of jeans, which is a complete contrast to Sri Lankan cricketers who were in their team formals, as per TV reports.

Surprisingly it is not that Team India is unaware of the protocol, while meeting the heads of the state. However, whether the BCCI will talk to the team manager on this issue is unclear.

But after giving a splendid performance on the field, this slip is something that the Men in Blue could have avoided.

First Published: Feb 05, 2009 09:28 IST