The Lanka Premier League 2023 has kicked off with a bang, treating fans to exhilarating matches in the initial 15 games of the tournament. Amidst the thrilling action, the league has also captured attention for some unexpected and rather slithery visitors.
A snake’s surprise appearance during the second game of the season became a topic of conversation, and history repeated itself in the 15th match on Saturday, August 12.
The encounter between Jaffna Kings and B-Love Kandy, held at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, took an unusual turn during the 18th over of the second innings. As cameras panned the boundary, they unexpectedly captured a snake stealthily moving behind the advertising screens.
The presence of this uninvited guest prompted a swift reaction from the camerapersons, who promptly relocated themselves. Adding a touch of humor to the situation, former South African cricketer Shaun Pollock, engaged in commentating duties for the match, couldn’t resist a jest, suggesting that the snake might be eyeing the camera job.
Interestingly, this wasn’t the only instance of snake-induced surprises in the league. The second game of the season between Galle Titans and Dambulla Aura, held in Colombo, witnessed a snake’s impromptu appearance.
Slithering onto the field during the second innings, this unexpected guest led to a temporary halt in play. The groundsmen had to step in to ensure the reptile was safely removed before the game could resume.
These serpentine interruptions have added an element of unpredictability to the Lanka Premier League. While the cricketing action remains the focal point, these snake encounters have certainly injected a unique blend of astonishment and amusement.
As the league continues to unfold, fans and players alike will be watching not only for the captivating matches but also to see if any more surprise guests decide to join in on the action.