Twitter users have another 140 characters to write whatever they want to. While some of them are wondering what to scribble, ICC exactly knows how to put this extended liberty to best use. As of now, they’ve started with mentioning the full names of all Sri Lankan players, which are generally tongue-twisters.
Thanks to #280characters, we can now use the following names! 🇱🇰
Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas
Handunnettige Deepthi Priyantha Kumar Dharmasena
Dickwella Patabendige Dilantha Niroshan Dickwella
Herath Mudiyanselage Rangana Keerthi Bandara Herath pic.twitter.com/Xps6T2wVPB
— ICC (@ICC) November 9, 2017
The Sri Lankan cricket team has arrived in India and the three-match Test series starts on November 16 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. We hope commentators don’t use the full names during the match.