New Delhi: Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara apologised on Monday for an Enrique Iglesias concert organised by the event management company owned by them, where local women shed their underwear sparking outrage from none other than the Sri Lankan s president.
The duo took to social networking site Facebook, to post an apology note to ticket holders.
Fans had paid prices ranging from 5,000 rupees to 50,000 rupees ($350) for tickets to the show, organised by Live Events, which was part of the Spanish star's world tour, "Love and Sex".
"I don't advocate that these uncivilised women who removed their brassieres should be beaten with toxic stingray tails, but those who organised such an event should be," the President said on Sunday.
Sirisena did not name the two cricket stars, but it was widely known that the concert was hosted by a company set up recently by the pair after Sangakkara retired from international cricket in August.
The company is now considering refunding fans, who were disappointed due to delays in starting the concert and the ensuing crowd chaos.
Those who had paid for the most expensive tickets were said to have been dislodged by people who bought cheaper tickets as security and crowd control arrangements failed.
The cricketers however denied allegations that they had dodged paying local municipal taxes amounting to nearly 30 million rupees.
(With Agency inputs)