Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) new challenge of making a 40,000-capacity stadium in Colombo has been suspended. A number of former cricketers together with former captain and previous ICC match-referee Roshan Mahanama had been in opposition to the stadium proposal. Jayawardene and Mahanama, together with Kumar Sangakkara, Lasith Malinga and Sanath Jayasuriya, had been all provide at a high-level govt assembly on Thursday, earlier than the verdict to droop the stadium”s development was once introduced, ESPNcricinfo reported.
Previous, CEO Ashley de Silva had stated that they’re having a look at it very undoubtedly.
“Discussions are happening in regards to the stadium at a excessive point in regards to the flooring in Colombo, which the board”s govt has been made conscious about. We’re having a look at it very undoubtedly for now and now we have were given the method began. The main points should be labored out,” De Silva had stated.
“We’re making bids for International Cups. You might want 5 stadiums with the intention to host a large match of that nature. Tournaments like this deliver cash into the rustic,” he had added.
SLC had showed that the federal government promised to allocate 26 acres of land within the east of the town, in Homagama.