New Cricket Ground proposal suspended after players’ meeting with PM

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It has been decided to suspend the proposed construction of a new international cricket stadium in Homagama after Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s meeting with some high profile former and current players today (21) at Temple Trees.

After Sri Lanka Cricket announced its newest project to build the biggest International Cricket stadium in Sri Lanka, there have been many objections from former players, specially from former captains, Mahela Jayewardene, Arjuna Ranatunga and Roshan Mahanama. 

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Prime Minister Rajapaksa invited Senior Cricketers Sanath Jayasuriya, Roshan Mahanama, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardana and Lasith Malinga for a meeting which was also attended by SLC officials before making a final decision on the construction of a new international cricket stadium in Homagama.

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After the meeting, Mahela Jayewardene posted on his twitter handle “it was a very productive meeting and hopefully we could make positive progress on developing the game we all love.”

Former captain Sanath Jayasuriya told NewsWire after the meeting, “It was a very good discussion, we cricketers informed that we need to focus on developing school and other cricket infrastructure at the moment. It’s not the time to build massive stadiums”

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