India vs Sri Lanka: No National Anthem in remaining ODI against Sri Lanka

However, that might be not the case when India take on Sri Lanka in the second ODI of the five-match series as the media manager associated with the Sri Lanka team has confirmed that national anthem will not be played in the reaming matches.


When your country’s national anthem is being played, it’s a proud moment and the feeling of patriotism can always be felt, international cricketers enjoy that feeling before the start of every match.

However, that might be not the case when India take on Sri Lanka in the second ODI of the five-match series as the media manager associated with the Sri Lanka team has confirmed that national anthem will not be played in the reaming matches.

According to the manager, the practice of singing national anthem will be done only at the beginning of each format, meaning when India take on Sri Lanka in the second ODI, the national anthem will not be played and that will continue for the remaining matches.

"We have adopted the practice of singing National Anthem only at the beginning of each format of the game."

"The practice of singing National Anthem was followed in the first ODI (on Sunday at Dambulla) and again it will be sung at the R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo before the commencement of the only T-20 match (6th September) on this tour. Rest of the venues will have immediate start of the match without the Anthem Ceremony", the media manager explained.

Once the ODI is over and the two side faces each other for the one-off T20 match on September 6th, national anthem ceremony will be carried out.