Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 28 (PTI): No cheering crowds, no banners or festoons … it was a T20 cricket match with a difference – a friendly between teams of Kerala Prisons Department and their counterparts in Sri Lanka. Also Read - Metro Man E Sreedharan to be BJP's CM Candidate in Kerala Assembly Elections

Five prisoners and six prison officials from ‘God’s own country’ pitted their skills against six jail staff of the island nation, Kerala team captain Sujit said. Also Read - Kerala Sets up 'Sanitiser Booths' at Schools For Safety of Students as Classes Resume

Noted actor Jayasurya and Prison DGP R Sreelekha were among the prominent persons who watched the match at the Sports Hub at Karyavattom here. Also Read - Poll Dates Announced For 5 Assemblies, Mamata Questions EC | All Major Election Developments in 10 Points

The match was part of the island nation’s programme to study and emulate the best practices in Kerala jails.

A 28-member Lankan delegation from the prisons department of the island nation arrived here yesterday.

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