Sri Lanka Cricket Board has taken a major decision to develop cricket in their country. The Sri Lanka Cricket Board has decided to build six new stadiums. It has been decided to build a new stadium to further develop cricket in Sri Lanka. New stadiums will be built in places where there are no stadiums in Sri Lanka.
According to a report, in order to develop cricket in Sri Lanka at the grassroots level, the Sri Lankan Cricket Board has decided to work on this project. The action committee of Sri Lanka Cricket Board has also agreed on the move to invest in less developed parts in the game.
Sri Lanka’s highest stadium in Colombo
Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, falls under Western Province. It has a total of four stadiums. R Premadasa Stadium and Sinhalese Sports Club are the main ones. There are a total of ten international cricket stadiums in Sri Lanka. However, matches are not played at all. There are many stadiums which have an audience capacity of only 10,000. The Colombo Cricket Club Stadium has an audience capacity of six thousand.
There is not much help for the batsmen on the Sri Lankan grounds but the bowlers have been seen to be quite successful here. This may have happened due to the soil and weather there. There was a time when the score of 220 to 230 runs in ODI cricket was also considered enough. However, the introduction of T20 cricket has changed the tradition of low scores.
The Sri Lankan team has steadily weakened since 2015. This may also be due to the retirement of older players. The team was very strong during the times of Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene. Sri Lankan team is going through a phase of change at this time, so the strength is not seen as before. It will take him time to get back into the same rhythm again.