Just to add a little warning on Etickets. They failed to provide day 1 tickets for Cape Town but didnt inform you until after play had started. I understand it may have been problems outside their control, but paying over the odds prices and not receiving the goods doesn't sit well with me.You can purchase tickets at the moment at https://www.eticketing.co/sports-tickets/england-vs-sri-lanka-tickets/ but will pay around $60 minimum per day. These tickets are being sold by SLCs official ticket handler/distributor who have once again hiked the price up for visiting supporters
Alternatively, you can travel without a ticket and visit the grounds ticket office prior to the Test starting where we understand cheaper tickets will be available to purchase for what is regarded as the ‘local’ price. There are no guarantees on this but this is purely speaking from BA experience.
When you say moved outside, were you able to wander into the grass bank areas?They should be very careful about pricing out the Brits, especially at Galle where in my experience we form some seven eighths of the crowd. In November 2018 we had tickets for the air con marquee which worked out at £37 Inc four small beers worth no more than £3. The marquee is crap because you watch through heavy plastic sheeting: the view is indistinct and there is little or no sound from the field of play. Most of us elected to move outside. There must be a point at which even the Barmies will say that enough is enough. No chance I'll go back at these prices.
Will be making my first trip over to Sri Lanka for the Galle Test next month.
Anyone who has been before know when tickets are likely to be out? Or best way to get them?
Thanks in advance
We went ticketless to the Galle Test in 2018, bought off touts each day for between £10 and £20 to get in the ground. Pretty much could go anywhere, walk round etc. Just leave the ground at the intervals to get street food from the stalls nr the bus station. So yep, relax. You'll get in. See you all there!Relax everyone, always the same with SL. Posturing over the price of tickets then the fact you can happily watch from the fort for free tends to focus a few minds and sanity prevails. It’ll be as great as ever.
Don’t be fooled by websites offering to sort for a fee. They are currently free and a piece of cake to sort, even I managed it and get the email back in a few minutes.Just got our visas. Went via foreign office travel website for SL. There is a link to application website. ***THEY ARE FREE OF CHARGE AT THE MOMENT***