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ICC faces Buddhist threat: Play on a full moon?
AFAR
9/4/2002 8:15:00 AM



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Sri Lanka -- Global cricket officials are hoping that their games will not be called off due to the religious "Poya Day." Sri Lanka's powerful Buddhist clergy will be the judge as to whether or not a critical match should take place on September 20, a full moon day.

Full moon days are sacred to Buddhists because they believe Buddha's birth coincided with a full moon. Sri Lanka, a predominantly Buddhist nation, usually shuts down its offices, the butchers don't sell meat, and bars don't serve alcohol.

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