The full flavour of Sri Lankan culture will be out in force at the Home of Cricket during the second npower Test at Lord’s.
MCC has established a relationship with the Sri Lanka High Commission in order to create a festival atmosphere and promote Sri Lankan culture at the Test.
Sri Lanka Tourism will display stalls showcasing Sri Lankan handicrafts, tourism and providing musical entertainment throughout the five-day match, which starts on Friday 3 June.
On the Saturday of the fixture, a 15-strong Sri Lankan dancing group will perform in elaborate costume and playing the Gata Bera drums on the ground during the lunch interval.
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P.M. Amza, acting High Commissioner of the Sri Lanka High Commission said he also wanted to engage the Sri Lankan community in the UK with the cricketing community.
He said: "We all want to welcome as many Sri Lankan’s as possible along to the Test match at Lord’s this summer to help create a truly memorable atmosphere at those games.
"Going forward we all hope that this new cricketing partnership will mean that more Sri Lankan’s will get involved with cricket in this country - whether that’s watching, or playing, or coaching or volunteering.
"We want to use cricket as a uniting force and very much look forward to seeing where this exciting new venture will take us."
MCC Assistant Secretary (Marketing & Catering) Jon Robinson added: "At Lord’s we pride ourselves on delivering a Test match experience unlike any other you can find anywhere else in the world.
"We are delighted to be working with the Sri Lankan High Commission to help us deliver an experience both on and off the pitch which showcases the Home of Cricket and appeals to the home and away audience.
"Every cricketer dreams of one day playing at Lord’s and we want the spectator experience to be just as memorable."