By Hilal Suhaib
December 8, 2010 (Island Cricket): Sri Lanka Cricket’s Media Manager claims that the ODI series between Sri Lanka and West Indies has not been postponed.
Despite Sri Lanka Cricket’s official website directing users to their Facebook fan page, Thomas, speaking to the Daily Mirror, said the official Facebook fan page of Sri Lanka Cricket, which initially broke the news that the series was postponed, was not operated or owned by Sri Lanka Cricket.
The Facebook page carried the following message, prompting media organisations from around the world to pick up on the story: "West-Indies – Sri Lanka One Day International series has been postponed due to the prevailing weather condition. The series will be rescheduled to be held before the 2011 ICC World Cup." The message has since been removed.
Furthermore, Chris Gayle, added credence to the story by also confirming that the tour was called off on his Twitter account, which was later picked up by Cricinfo.
"There is no postponement. Everything is ready to play the series as planned. The first match scheduled for tomorrow is definitely on," Thomas said.
Sri Lanka Cricket is yet to make an official statement clarifying the matter.
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