Snake halted a cricket match in Sri Lanka on Monday, August 1, 2023.

The match was between the Galle Titans and Dambulla Aura in the Lanka Premier League (LPL). The snake, a non-venomous rat snake, slithered onto the pitch during the Dambulla Aura innings. Play was halted for about 10 minutes while the snake was ushered off the field by an umpire and a wildlife rescue team. The match resumed and the Dambulla Aura eventually won by 4 wickets.

Snake Halted Cricket Match in Sri Lanka

Here are some of the details of the incident:

  • The snake was about 6 feet long.
  • It was spotted by a Galle Titans bowler, who alerted the umpire.
  • The umpire tried to shoo the snake away by stomping on the ground, but it didn’t move.
  • A wildlife rescue team was called to the stadium and they were able to capture the snake and take it away.
  • Play resumed after about 10 minutes.

The incident caused a bit of a stir on social media, with many people sharing videos and photos of the snake on Twitter and other platforms. Some people were amused by the incident, while others were more concerned about the safety of the players.

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Overall, the incident was a minor disruption to the match, but it did provide some light relief for the fans. And it certainly made for a memorable day for the snake!